And Karl Lagerfeld plays "with acid and fire."
Kim Kardashian’s Breast Problem: Kim Kardashian covers DuJour magazine’s third issue in a stripped-down portfolio photographed by Bruce Weber. “I think because I have big boobs it could make me look heavier if I don’t, like, show off my waist or something, so I just have kind of learned to dress one way only,” she explained of her signature flair for tight fashions. [DuJour]
Pedro Almodóvar’s Fashion Campaign: Galeries Lafayette is celebrating its new menswear department with a spring ad campaign featuring Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar. The images, photographed by the legendary Jean-Paul Goude, will bow in May for the Cannes Film Festival. Almodóvar starred in a Missoni campaign last year. [WWD]
Kate was visiting South London rehab facility today in a grey MaxMara wrap dress, marking the first time royal bump has really been seen in public
A pregnant woman visited an alcohol rehab facility in south London today - and the global press went mad.
It helped, of course, that the woman in question was Kate Middleton, out on her first official engagement of the year, and that the unborn child will one day be king or queen of England.
Pantyhose for men have become trendy in Europe. We asked Jacob Tomsky to try them out for a week to see what the hype was all about.
There is nothing sexier than a secret. And for the last week I have been sporting a pretty serious, tight-fitting secret. Mantyhose. Also called guylons. Also called brosiery. Also just called pantyhose they want men to wear.
You should see their faces, the women, when I tell them what I’m wearing. Their eyes widen, and they laugh and laugh, place a hand on my arm, and laugh again, making eye contact and smiling. There is intrigue in the smile, though. They look at me and they consider taking my pants off. They want to. But it is still a secret, because they have no idea what it will actually look like.
After a triumphant Fall 2013 show at London Fashion Week, the designer opens up about the transformative effect of fatherhood on his life. ‘I’m just happier,’ he tells Tom Sykes.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were the front-row eye candy for Tom Ford’s big show in London on Monday night, held in one of the royal palaces, Lancaster House, just a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace. But even they couldn’t out-dazzle the chief showman of fashion, who produced an explosively brilliant show crammed full of stye, panache, intelligence, and wit.
To a thumping beat reverberating through the gilded chambers, Ford magicked an extraordinary, gasp-inducing array of dazzling, disco-flavored designs—shaggy furs, thigh-high boots, and million-dollar hoodies encrusted with jewels.
Even by Bailey's standards, this was jaw-dropping stuff.
London Fashion Week’s super Monday continues, with a knock out show from Burberry Prorsum in a specially constructed tent in Kensington Gardens.
“Burberry is the biggest show in Britain, it has been and continues to be,” Le Figaro’s Godfrey Deeney told Fashion Beast before the show began.
The street style set is known to peacock at fashion shows and accept free gifts. Is it time for things to change?
In the first issue of Deborah Needleman's T Magazine (which hit newsstands Sunday), Suzy Menkes writes about how fashion week has become all about bloggers and street style stars peacocking for each other. As she writes, fashion weeks around the world have become a "celebrity circus of people who are famous for being famous." The street style blogs -- which used to capture real, stylish people at their most natural -- have now been eclipsed by people trying to dress for the sole purpose of being featured those street style blogs. The result is a scrum of over-accessorized people taking pictures of each other outside of every show. Of course it feels like a circus.
On Monday morning, Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller (one of the most successful street style blogs) had published a rebuttal on her site -- agreeing with Menkes on many points, but then defending her kind: "It doesn’t seem quite fair to peg the bloggers that have actually become “famous” as such just for being famous. When I think Tavi Gevinson or Susie Bubble or Emily Weiss or on the street spectrum, Tommy Ton, I think recognition based on the merit of astounding work."
Busting moves backstage at Topshop show
As their gang of gorgeous models lined up ready to step out onto the catwalk at Topshop Unique AW13, the beautiful Jourdan Dunn broke into the "Harlem Shake" which got Cara Delevingne and Rosie Tapner dancing like crazy girls too! We didn't know it could be done with so much style...
Christopher Kane Gives A Runway Master Class #LFW
Anna sat approvingly in the front row and backstage, there were congratulatory hugs from Hamish while British Vogue editor Alex Shulman told him he’d ‘pulled it off’ and Salma Hayek told him it was an ‘amazing’ collection.
Christopher Kane himself was grinning broadly, telling The Daily Beast that although he had been feeling the pressure following his move to sell a 51 percent stake in his business to luxury behemoth PPR (Pinault-Printemps-Redoubte), the money had made all the difference.
The Dame has some advice for the Duchess
We always thought one of Kate's strengths was her ability and willingness to recycle clothes. Kate has shown herself unafraid to spin the same frocks around the block several times, and often over several years.
In fact, you hear more people these days moaning about Kate recycling clothes, arguing duty demands she dazzle us with new choices every outing.
Paul Smith talks to Fashion Beast after cracking London show
Rihanna's show was a tiresome, underwhelming and uninspired marketing exercise
There were few who anticipated a fashion triumph, but, even allowing for the limited expectations, Rihanna’s collection for River Island as brought forth in London tonight was a horror show.
The clothes were hideous and without an ounce of panache or style between them.
ELLE mag has singer on its new cover
Schizophrenic feelings about Rihanna and River Island abound at #LFW.
Some say it's a great day for London, purists suggest that it's proof that a fashion week that has its roots in shows in carparks has finally sold out good and proper.
Cara walks first show of the week
Cara at the Sister by Sibling presentation (Stuart Wilson / Getty Images)
Now it's really starting to feel like Fashion Week. Not only was Anna Wintour in town for last night's Number Ten bash (along with Salma Hayek, Donnatella, Posh and Manolo) but we have our first runway sighting of the as-advertised 'cute as f**k' modle of the moment Cara Delevingne, walking in the Sister by Sibling show this morning in a range of knits so massive they bring new meaning to the word chunky.
and Matthew McConaughey designs a clothing line.
Beyoncé’s Indie Cover: Beyoncé may be this month’s Vogue cover girl, but she’s also nabbed the front of an indie title too. Knowles covers The Gentlewoman’s spring/summer 2013 edition, looking serene in Christian Dior by Raf Simons. The magazine hits newsstands today. [The Gentlewoman]
Liberty Ross’s New Film Role: Model Liberty Ross, who is divorcing her husband for his cheating scandal with Kristen Stewart, has taken on a new film role that didn’t require much research. She’s signed on to play the wife of a cheating husband in Thinly Veiled, which releases next month. [Telegraph]
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.