and Met Gala tickets soar to $25,000.
Kate Moss and Johnny Depp Reunite for a Music Video: Former lovers Kate Moss and Johnny Depp will reunite for their first time in fifteen years to star in Paul McCartney’s new music video. The two have not been spotted together since their four-year relationship ended in 1998—in Moss’s words, “a nightmare.” Though the video will include a full cast of celebrities including Gary Barlow and Meryl Streep, a source close to the production team said, "the big talking point was Kate and Johnny." [Marie Claire UK].
Mario Testino Receives Honorary OBE from the Queen: Hail Mario! The famed fashion photographer Mario Testino has been awarded an honorary OBE from the Queen of England. The 58-year-old Peruvian-born photographer has photographed many members of the royal family, including the late Diana, Princess of Wales just months before her death in 1997, and, most recently, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for their official engagement photos. Testino is a regular contributor to the American, British and Paris editions of Vogue, and recently published a photography anthology of British model Kate Moss. [Vogue UK]
and Christian Louboutin launches new range of "skin color" heels.
LMVH Denies Nicolas Ghesquière Rumors: After the rumor-mill was abuzz Thursday with claims that Nicolas Ghesquière had been chosen as the new Creative Director at Louis Vuitton, LVMH’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said, “No decision is done. We have to, after the show, think and decide. But no decision will be made immediately.” Ghesquière is on the short list of talent to succeed Marc Jacobs, who served as Louis Vuitton’s Creative Director for 16 years. [WWD]
Michael Kors Collaborates With Gwyneth Paltrow: With a Stella McCartney collaboration already in the works, Gwyneth Paltrow’s goop has now added another major fashion player to the lifestyle brand. Paltrow will be teaming up with fashion designer Michael Kors to create a special Christmas line. Inspiration for the collaboration comes from the actress’s favorite pieces from Michael Kors's collections, as well as her own personal wardrobe. "Michael's clothes are gorgeous, staple American classics that never go out of style," Paltrow said. "I thought it would be wonderful to reinvent some of my favorite vintage Michael Kors looks that I have kept for years, that I wear over and over." [Vogue UK]
Line Magazine features behind-the-scenes photographs of Moss, Amber Valletta, and Bridget Hall on set with Herb Ritts in the mid-1990s.
Herb Ritts made a name for himself in the 1980s and 1990s, photographing some of the world's biggest celebrities and supermodels -- among them Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Madonna, and Julia Roberts. In 1994, Ritts shot an editorial for Vogue featuring Amber Valletta, Bridget Hall, and a young Kate Moss. This month, Line Magazine has published behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot for the first time.
Francesca Tolot, longtime make-up artist and current Beauty Director for Line discovered the behind-the-scenes photos she took from the set of Ritts's legendary 1994 Vogue shoot entitled "Sheer and Shine." Among the images (presented in Line's "Story of the Month") are topless photos of a young Moss, the models playfully rolling in the sand, and shots of Ritts in his element.
and Net-a-Porter could be for sale again.
Marilyn Monroe's Plastic Surgery Records to be Auctioned Off: Next month, a set of six X-rays and a series of doctor’s notes that show the late Marilyn Monroe underwent the knife will be auctioned off by Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills. The items, which have been provided to the auction house by Southern California plastic surgeon Norman Leaf, are expected to earn between $15,000 and $30,000. "They had put a chin implant in and it was made of carved bovine cartilage," Leaf told Reuters regarding Monroe's cosmetic surgery in 1950. "They didn't have silicone chin implants in those days." The x-rays and medical information initially belonged to plastic surgeon Michael Gurdin, who began working with Leaf in 1975. "Nobody really thought about Marilyn Monroe having plastic surgery. It was always speculation - did she or didn't she?" Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien's Auctions, told the NY Daily News. "They thought she was such a natural beauty, they didn't want to believe." [Reuters]
Cara Delevingne May Star in Amanda Knox Film: Her acting career just keeps on booming! The Mirror reports that Cara Delevingne has been cast in the upcoming film, The Face of an Angel, about Amanda Knox. Although Delevingne won't be playing Knox, it is reported that she will have a major role in the movie. “Getting Cara is a real coup for the film but is also brilliant for her career," a source tells the Mirror. "It proves she’s an in-demand actress and will help to boost her career Stateside." [Mirror]
Sean O'Pry made only $1.5 million in 2013, according to Forbes.
On Tuesday, Forbes.com released its list of the World's Top Earning Male Models of 2013 -- and, surprise suprise, they make a whole lot less than their female counterparts.
The top earner is Sean O'Pry, who earned an estimated $1.5 million in 2013, while Gisele Bündchen cashed in at a whopping $42 million.
and Miley Cyrus calls Marc Jacobs her fashion mentor.
Kate Upton Models Hot Pockets: The makers of Hot Pockets, the decidedly unsexy microwavable food product, have recruited Kate Upton to make their pockets even hotter. Upon appears in the new promotional video that the Nestlé, the company behind the frozen food product, debuted on Monday. In the clip, Upton sings a piano duet with Snoop Dogg, flies in a Hot Pockets spaceship, and enters a psychedelic drug dreamscape. The model also manages to actually eat the snack in a hilarious, pseudo-pornographic slow motion scene. [Vanity Fair]
DVF President Resigns After 14 Years: Paula Sutter is resigning from her position as president of Diane von Furstenberg after 14 years. Sutter joined DVF in 1999 and played an integral role in the re-launch and globalization of the fashion label. Diane von Furstenberg, the founder and co-chairman of the company, has yet to announce a replacement for Stutter, who will officially step down on December 31. Sutter spoke with WWD about her resignation, saying, "I am very proud of what we have accomplished during my time here." [The Telegraph]
The first solo exhibit from model-turned-photographer Morwenna Lytton Cobbold features images of models at home with their mothers. She talks to Erin Cunningham about the project.
Morwenna Lytton Cobbold, 24, has built a name for herself modeling for the likes of Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane, and Vivienne Westwood. But now, the British model has finally turned her longtime hobby of photography into a reality. Her first solo exhibit, entitled Models and Mothers, features top models -- including Natalia Vodianova, Portia Freeman, and Amber Atherton -- in their seemingly “natural” habitats: at home with their mothers. In the series of stunning and intimate portraits, Cobbold shows that the apple truly doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Cobbold received her first camera from her mother at an early age, but went on to model for a slew of legendary photographers -- including Steven Meisel, Mario Testino, and Ellen Von Unwerth -- before becoming a photographer in her own right.
Pop superstar Lady Gaga makes her acting debut as a glamorous assassin in Robert Rodriguez’s gonzo action flick ‘Machete Kills.’ The director spoke to Marlow Stern about the pop star’s acting chops.
Numéro Russia editor in chief and Vogue contributor André Leon Talley talks Michelle Obama, Miley Cyrus, and his fashion bucket list.
Over four decades in the fashion industry, André Leon Talley has established himself as a true tour-de-force. Known for his flamboyant personality and striking garb -- he often wears large coats over his six-foot, seven-inch frame -- Talley has held a crucial role in shaping the current fashion world. A small-town boy from Durham, North Carolina, Talley was raised by his grandmother who fostered his “love of luxury,” from an early age. He moved to New York at 26 -- where his talent and dedication were recognized by notables including Vogue editor Diana Vreeland and Andy Warhol (for whom Talley first worked for $50 a week). As Vogue's editor-at-large for 15 years, Talley both created and influenced the industry’s dialogue alongside Anna Wintour. Before his Fashion Icon Talk with Fern Mallis at the 92Y in New York City on Tuesday, Talley -- now editor-in-chief of Numéro Russia -- answered our questions about his greatest fears, his thoughts on racism on the runway and, naturally, Miley Cyrus.
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and crazed One Direction fans steals a band member’s underwear.
Gravity's Space-Diaper Fiasco: Although movie critics gave Gravity, the new film featuring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, generally positive reviews, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson had a bone to pick with producers over some scientific inaccuracies. The most pressing matter, Tyson pointed out, was the absence of Maximum Absorbency Garments—or adult space diapers. According to Time magazine, when Bullock returned from her space walk and stripped out of her suit, she should have been “wringing with sweat” and wearing a large, puffy blue diaper. Instead, Bullock is seen sporting a tank top and boy shorts, which while showing off her great physique, are not exactly scientifically accurate. Movie fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment that the diapers were not included in the wardrobe selection—and Buzzfeed conveniently Photoshopped the missing space diaper onto just about everything. [Time]
Beyoncé Debuts Her First Calendar: On Monday, Beyoncé announced the release of her first calendar. Only two pictures have been revealed thus far, including the cover image, which features Beyoncé in a Givenchy hat and sparkly black top, and an image of the singer peek-a-booing behind a door sporting nude, high-waisted panties -- similar to those worn by Miley Cyrus at the VMAs. [The Cut]
A disturbing trend online encourages girls to be so thin they can see a gap between their thighs. Model Robyn Lawley reacts.
The Daily Beast goes backstage at the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, seeing how models like Doutzen Kroes and Lily Aldridge get ready for the runway.