Fashion

07.16.14

Man Arrested For Posing As Johnny Depp's Stylist; Patrick Schwarzenegger and Gigi Hadid Front Tom Ford Eyewear Campaign

And Leighton Meester pens feminist essay on 'Of Mice and Men.'

Johnny Depp's Faux-Stylist Gets Arrested: New York-based fashion blogger David Tripp has been arrested for identity theft and grand larceny after posing as actor Johnny Depp's stylist to numerous design labels. Tripp reportedly requested samples from the likes of Marc Jacobs, Carven, and Jil Sander for his "celebrity clients," which included Depp and Brandon Flowers, frontman for the band The Killers. The New York Times  writes that on April 28, Tripp even got away with $5,841.14 worth of clothing from Jil Sander. Tripp has since been released on bail and has issued a brief statement: "I can say that the narrative in which I've been placed in unequivocally inaccurate and unjust." [The Telegraph]

Celebrity Spawn Front Tom Ford Eyewear Campaign: Designer Tom Ford has tapped not one, but two celebrity spawn for his company's latest eyewear campaign. The up-and-coming models include 20-year-old Patrick Schwarzenegger, son of Arnold and Maria Shriver, and 19-year-old Gigi Hadid, daughter of Yolanda Foster and Mohamed Hadid, who are posed alongside each other in the advertisement. Schwarzenegger shows off his side-profile and wears a black turtleneck, while Hadid dons a leopard trench coat and bold sunglasses. Hadid is clearly a favorite of Ford's; she is also the face of the designer's fragrance, Velvet Orchid, and makes a cameo in the label's Fall/Winter 2014 campaign alongside models including Lida Fox, Ashleigh Good, and Natalie Westling. [Daily Mail]

Leighton Meester Pens Feminist Essay on Of Mice and Men: Blair Waldorf was quite the academic, and it seems that Leighton Meester, the actress who played the Upper East-sider on TV hit Gossip Girl, is as well. In an essay titled I'm Not a Tart: The Feminist Subtext of Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, Meester asks why the audience finds humor in the death of Curley's wife, the role she currently plays in the book's Broadway adaptation."The insults are thrown at Curley's wife: bitch, tramp, tart. The further along in the production we go, the more I realize that the audience agrees," she writes. "The final, eerie moment of her life is often accompanied by the uproar of laughter. She is violently shaken, rendered lifeless. It doesn't seem to get less painful for me, less terrifying, less tragic with time, yet our unusually young audience seems unfazed, if not amused by the savage act."  [The Huffington Post]