And Norway’s curling team debuts Sochi uniforms.
Kim Kardashian Has a $5k-a-Day “Booty Tailor”: Now we know why Kim Kardashian takes so many "butt selfies." The reality TV star apparently dishes out a whopping $5,000 a day for an on-call "booty tailor." Cornelius Clay, a 23-year-old Yale dropout, is the man behind the precise tailoring for Kim’s curvy bottom half. Kanye West swept up Clay to be his creative consultant after a chance meeting when Clay was only 19—and he's been on-call every since. “It means Kim can buy jeans, have them altered and be photographed in them winthin a matter of hours,” a source revealed. After all, one can’t expect off-the-rack clothing to be a perfectly snug fit for a size four waist with a size ten behind. [Daily Mail]
Donatella Versace Gifts Couture Headpiece to Lady Gaga: While we all thought Kim had “friends in fashion places,” she will never top Lady Gaga. As a close friend of Donatella Versace—and the current face of the fashion house—the international pop star was allowed to borrow a one-of-a-kind, crystal-adorned mesh hood that made its way down the Atelier Versace runway to wear to the brand's post-show dinner on Sunday night. Luckily for Gaga, Donatella must have thought it looked so perfect on the songstress that she allowed her to keep it. [Vogue UK]
Lena Dunham and her doppelganger on ‘Girls’ may seem like the quintessential Jezebel girls, but the photoshopping spat between the website and the actress proves otherwise.
Congratulations to the tragically underpaid employee of Condé Nast—possibly one of those former interns currently suing the company —who is now $10,000 richer.
After months of speculation that Lena Dunham would be gracing the cover of Vogue, the Girls star debuted on the front of the fashion bible’s February issue to predictable commotion. But most of the noise came from a stunt pulled by feminist website Jezebel, which offered a $10,000 bounty on pre-Photoshopped images taken of Dunham by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, presuming they had been dramatically smoothed and retouched. Vogue might have put a “real” woman on the cover—something unthinkable two decades ago—but for Jezebel, she wasn’t real enough. Two hours later, the website got its photos —and a Condé Nast employee (we presume) got a healthy check.
And Dior hosts private couture show for students.
Dasha Zhukova Poses on a Naked Black Woman: Russian fashion site Buro 24/7—run by street style star Miroslava Duma—found itself in some hot water on Monday after it published a photo of Garage magazine editor-in-chief Dasha Zhukova seated elegantly on a bound black woman posed as a chair. The image spread online and was followed by an uproar of negative responses. FashionBombDaily’s site editor quickly commented that the image was a prime example of “white dominance and superiority, articulated in a seemingly serene yet overtly degrading way,” and twitter comments ranged from “absolutely disgusting” to “Miroslava Duma dumb girl! What were you thinking?” Duma has since removed the image from her Instagram account (where she also issued an apology) and the website has cropped the “chair model” out of the photo. The creative team reportedly drew its inspiration from a 1969 piece of furniture, titled “Chair,” designed by British pop artist Allen Jones that depicted a woman sculpture in the same position. [The Telegraph]
Kim Kardashian Tours Museum with Azzedine Alaia: The reality TV star spared no time kicking off Couture Fashion Week in Paris. Kardashian received a private tour from legendary fashion designer Azzedine Alaia of his solo exhibition at the Museum of Fashion in the Palais Galliera. While in Paris, Kim and soon-to-be husband Kanye West celebrated Vogue Italia editor Franca Souzzani’s birthday at Alaia’s house the previous night. Rumors spread that the couple was also searching for the perfect wedding venue—could it be the Palace of Versailles? [Daily Mail]
After 60 years, Schiaparelli is back with a couture runway full of playful, elegant, and irreverent looks for the modern woman.
“We need confident women,” said designer Marco Zanini backstage on
Monday, following the first Schiaparelli couture show since 1954, where eclectically clad women walked in flat feathered sandals.
Stylist and co-host of E!’s Fashion Police, George Kotsiopoulos, has penned a new advice book, offering women industry tips on how to become movie-star glamorous.
George Kotsiopoulos knows what looks good. As a fashion editor, consultant, stylist, and co-host of E!’s Fashion Police, Kostiopoulos’s fifteen plus years in the fashion and entertainment industries have earned him the reputation as one of the most powerful stylists in Hollywood. In his new book, Glamorous by George (available January 21 by Abrams Image), Kotsiopoulos brings his witty banter and high-fashion knowledge to readers, providing advice on subjects ranging from closet organization to being the perfect party host. “I miss iconic women,” he writes in the introduction. “Especially today, looking out into a sea of overnight boldface names, many of whom are defined by dalliances and headline-making disasters. I long for the return of the real movie star: the allure, the wit, and the mystique.” And that’s just what George aims to assist women with: channeling their inner-movie star. The Daily Beast pulls together some of George’s best advice on achieving that glamorous lifestyle.
It’s going to be an interesting month in Istanbul, since Turkish clients have very different expectations than U.S. ones.
I arrived in Istanbul at about 2:30 p.m. My agency had arranged for a driver to pick me up from Atatürk Airport. He spoke very little English, and I speak absolutely no Turkish, so our drive was in silence. We drove for what felt like forever to a sort of dilapidated commercial part of Istanbul on the Asian side of the city. I nervously looked at the sad looking building we had pulled up in front of, surrounded only by highways and empty construction sites.
“Is this the apartment?” I asked, bracing myself while chanting in my head, It’s part of the experience, you are on an adventure, not a luxury vacation.
And Jessica Biel to open exclusive restaurant for kids in Santa Monica.
Kate Upton Covers V: Model Kate Upton took over the cover of February’s V Magazine which asks the pertinent question, “Why Can’t Kate Upton Keep Her Clothes On?” Not only did the blonde star reveal her self-diagnosed “Catalog Tourette’s” and discuss her upcoming role in April’s The Other Woman—a modern-day First Wives Club—but she also addressed the not so kind comments made by the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show’s casting director, who said Upton had the “kind of face that anyone with enough money can go out and buy." Plus, to celebrate Upton's cover, V is offering a special box set of products featuring the model's mug. Now that we will go out and buy. [V Magazine]
LVMH Announces Prize “Panel Experts”: The forty panel experts have been announced for LVMH’s new 300,000 euro competition, LVMH Prize for Young Designers, which will begin at Paris Fashion Week. A selection of thirty up-and-coming designers will present their collections to fashion experts that range from stylists and artists to corporate executives for places like Style.com, Vogue, Dover Street Market, and Net-a-Porter. The ten competitors who make it through the first round have until May to make and finalize edits before going in front of some of the industry’s most prominent designers including Nicolas Ghesquière, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Humberto Leon, Carol Lim, Phoebe Philo, Raf Simons, and Riccardo Tisci, as well as Delphine Arnault, Jean-Paul Claverie, and Pierre-Yves Roussel. [Style.com]
The controversial retailer has given the mannequins in one of its New York City stores a makeover...just in time for Valentine's Day.
Controversial retailer American Apparel has, of course, put itself in the middle of a great debate, this time regarding female public hair. The East Houston Street store in New York City unveiled its new window display last week, featuring not one, not two, but three models, all showing off their full bush through skimpy pieces of white, see-through lingerie.
No stranger to provocativity and scandal, American Apparel has a track record of creating inappropriate clothing and advertisements that have featured everything from topless women, underage girls, suggestive poses, and an un-groomed bottom half. Yet, never before has the store gone so far as to slap faux-pubes onto its plastic mannequins.
A disturbing trend online encourages girls to be so thin they can see a gap between their thighs. Model Robyn Lawley reacts.
Models are shown at a dream-like dinner party in a new video from CR Fashion Book entitled 'Entropy.'