A pro-Israel advertisement featuring the model has sparked an angry response from her country’s military.
Bar Refaeli’s cameo in a pro-Israel ad campaign has the Israeli Defense Forces in a tizzy. The new commercial, launched by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, promotes the country’s advanced technology and features an appearance by the Israeli model at the end.
IDF spokesman Brigadier General Yoav Mordechai drafted a letter to the Foreign Ministry on Sunday criticizing the decision to cast Refaeli in the ad because she never served in the Israeli army, a duty required by all Israeli women over the age of 18.
Earlier this week, news broke that Lululemon was recalling its Luon pant on account of ‘sheerness’. But on Wednesday, it delivered an impressive earnings report that outlines marked increases in profit.
On Monday, Lululemon recalled an entire production run of its ‘Luon’ black yoga pants on account of accidental sheerness. The recall reflected 17 percent of pants on the brand’s store shelves. But just days after the recall, Lululemon has delivered a remarkably positive fourth quarter earnings report.
The report outlines a double-digit increase in the company’s net income, which grew 48.8 percent to $109.4 million, up from $73.5 million last year, reports WWD. Revenues were up too, expanding 30.7 percent to $485.5 million from $371.5 million in 2012. But while the increases reflect a massive growth, they do not include repercussions of March’s sheer-gate, since fourth quarter earnings closed on February 3.
and Tom Ford doesn't like Justin Timberlake's old hair.
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Might Model for Bulgari: Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is reportedly getting back into the modeling game. WWD reports that the former model and first lady of France will star in Bulgari’s haute joaillerie ad campaign that would break in the second half of 2013. Terry Richardson reportedly photographed the advertisements in Rome this week. Bulgari did not respond to WWD’s request for comment. [WWD]
H&M Taps Mrs. Carter: Swedish retailer H&M has nabbed Beyoncé for its steamy summer campaign, which include print, outdoor ads, TV commercials. The print visuals, photographed in Nassau, Bahamas, read, “Beyoncé as Mrs. Carter in H&M” and feature the singer seductively posing on a beach chair in a sleeveless top and high-waist shorts from the brand’s new collection--which she also helped design.[Fashion Beast Inbox]
The singer appears in a series of polaroids shot by Scott Sternberg.
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Frank Ocean has officially gone high fashion. He’s the face of Band of Outsiders’s Spring/ Summer 2013 campaign, which was released in a series of Polaroids on Wednesday. In the photographs, which were shot by the brand’s designer, Scott Sternberg, Ocean wears several looks from the collection.
The first-ever Global Kids Fashion Week in London—which featured designs by Little Marc Jacobs, Chloe, and Missoni—raises questions about marketing to children.
Watching the catwalk show of London’s first-ever kid’s fashion week, which closed in London yesterday, reminded me of my first appearance in a fashion advertising campaign, at the tender age of 6.
Yes, long before Romeo Beckham was starring in ads for Burberry, we Sykes children were flogging schmutter for our parents.
‘Mad Men’ insider says Jon Hamm’s “impressive anatomy” is distracting to viewers, was asked to wear underwear on set under 1960’s clothing.
and Justin Timberlake may be leaving his William Rast label.
Kate Moss's Sushi: Kate Moss is taking her stylish talents to the food industry—an awkward pairing if you consider her heroin-chic fame. She has designed a $58 box of sushi for the French sushi chain, Sushi Shop, which includes 40 pieces of sushi. [Fashionista]
Not On-Brand With "Suit & Tie": Justin Timberlake’s once-illustrious fashion label, William Rast, has gone under the radar in the past few years. The line, which used to hold a giant fashion show in New York each season, is now sold in J.C. Penny and on discount sites. Reports say that Timberlake, who founded the label in 2005 with best friend Trace Ayala, is about to step away from the label. “Sources say Timberlake is still involved in the brand for now, ‘But by the end of the year he won’t be anymore,’” reports The New York Post. [NY Post]
The star lot was the Edelstein gown Diana wore when she danced with Travolta at the White House.
The dress worn by Diana, Princess of Wales, when she danced with John Travolta at a White House state dinner was sold at auction for $360,000 last night to an anonymous bidder, who said he wanted to surprise his wife with a special gift. The stunning off-the-shoulder, midnight blue velvet gown, designed by Victor Edelstein, was worn by Diana as she was spun around the White House dance floor by Travolta during a visit to the U.S. in 1985.
Catherine Walker Burgundy sheath worn for a state visit to Korea in 1992: sold for $75,000. (Simon Burchell)
and Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci is designing costumes for a French ballet.
Lagerfeld and Knightley Reunite: Karl Lagerfeld will direct muse and Chanel campaign star Keira Knightley in a short film to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Chanel’s first-ever boutique, which was located in Deaville, France. It will be unveiled in May at Chanel’s resort show in Singapore. Knightely will also star as Coco Chanel in a new film celebrating the late designer’s life. [WWD]
Tilda Swinton's To Pull A Bowie?: Tilda Swinton will reportedly dress up as David Bowie at the Wednesday opening of his fashion retrospective at the V&A. Swinton currently co-stars in Bowie’s new music video for his comeback single “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” alongside models Andrej Pejic and Saskia De Brauw. The V&A would not respond to Vogue UK’s request for comment. [Vogue UK]
The athletic-wear company has recalled its “Luon” yoga pants on account of “sheerness.” But, male and female yogis say, seeing butts in yoga class is nothing new. Misty White Sidell reports.
On Monday night, some shocking news broke: Lululemon was recalling a production run of its women’s “Luon” pants, on account of “sheerness.” Translation—they’re see-through.
Participants do yoga poses during a YogArt event in Miami Beach. Fla. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, to coincide with Art Basel Miami Beach. (Lynne Sladky/AP)
Kate showed off her growing baby bump on a public engagement today
Hard to believe she is almost six months pregnant, isn't it?
But the world got its first proper view of Kate's baby bump today when she wore a short cream jacket by British label Goat as she and William made a public appearance at a charity which supports bereaved children.
Collection of ten gowns could make up to $1m at auction
Ten dresses belonging to the late Diana, Princess of Wales, including a gown designed by Victor Edelstein which she famously wore while dancing with actor John Travolta, are to be auctioned in London later today.
Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers is already grabbing nationwide attention. But the film’s bathing suits also have a story to tell, reports Misty White Sidell.
By now you’ve probably heard about Harmony Korine’s new film, Spring Breakers, which stars Disney princesses Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez, Pretty Little Liars’s Ashley Benson, and James Franco. After only a limited release last week, the film has already taken in $270,000 at the box office, shocking audiences with its overwhelming sense of recklessness. But while the characters’ riotous onscreen antics have viewers intrigued, they have a little storytelling help. Bikinis—the outfit of choice for the film’s lead characters—are crucial to Korine’s tale of a vagrant vacation.
In the History Channel’s ‘Bible’ miniseries, the antichrist sure looks a lot like President Obama. But the film’s makeup designer says she doesn’t see the connection.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's new costume exhibition, PUNK: Chaos to Couture, tries to pay homage to the gritty, subversive, late-1970s movement. But has punk-inspired high fashion added to its legacy-or destroyed it?
Makeup for men is on the rise—and it’s no longer a taboo. Alessandra Codinha reports.