And Lady Gaga rocks a flying dress.
Miley Cyrus Channels Kate Moss at the MTV EMAS: At MTV's Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam on Sunday, the Bangerz star lit up the stage, pulling a hand-rolled "cigarette" from her Chanel bag while wearing a high-cut, white leotard and a fur-coat (many speculate, however, that it wasn’t tobacco that Miley was puffing on). While this crazy charade seems on-point with Miley’s recent behavior, it isn’t the most original stunt. Two and a half years ago, supermodel Kate Moss famously smoked a cigarette on the Louis Vuitton catwalk—while also wearing a fur coat meets leotard ensemble. [The Telegraph]
Jessica Chastain Covers Vogue: Zero Dark Thirty star Jessica Chastain has finally scored herself a Vogue cover. Legendary photographer Annie Lebovitz captured a full-body shot of Chastain for the magazine's December 2013 issue, in which she wears a yellow Theyskens’ Theory gown and a noticeable lack of jewelry. Chastain's cover is a close resemblance to Frederick Leighton's 1895 painting Flaming June, which shows a red-headed woman cozied-up on a chair in a flowing yellow dress. [Fashionista]
They have the traditional form, but these are no regular jogging pants. In leather and silk, and worn by stars from LeBron James to Dwyane Wade, are sweatpants really ‘the new denim’?
Sweatpants aren’t stylish. Traditionally worn by sixth-graders and jocks and those who lounge aggressively, the draw-stringed trouser is defiantly apathetic. Wikipedia says sweatpants, otherwise known as tracksuit bottoms, are “one of the most commonly worn items of clothing.” There are no statistics on this, but you know it’s true. The image on the site is unapologetically blunt: three tailgating bros holding wine glasses, smiling. Of course they are smiling. They are comfortable.
Dwyane Wade and LeBron James. (Noah Graham/NBAE, via Getty)
Forget the Kardashians: Glamour is more persistent, pervasive, and powerful than we realize.
When Kim Kardashian posts Instagram photos of her nearly bare backside and Mark Zuckerberg wears a hoodie to meet with investors, it’s no wonder people assume glamour is dead.
"Model in Silverblue Mink," 1956. (Virginia Thoren)
And Jennifer Lawrence explains her new pixie cut.
Abercrombie & Fitch To Launch Plus-Sized Line: Struggling Abercrombie & Fitch has decided to expand its demographic to include plus-sized customers. The brand—whose sizing stops at large—will introduce a line in the spring with items available in sizes over a 10. “We recognize that our businesses have been and will continue to be disrupted by both fast fashion and pure play e-commerce competitors,” Leslie Herro, A&F’s head of planning and allocation said on Wednesday. [Reuters]
Vuitton Second-in-Command Ready for Ghesquière: Behind every great man comes a great woman. Julie de Libran, who has spent the past five years as creative director for Louis Vuitton’s womenswear, is thrilled to work alongside newly-appointed artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière. “I only met him for the first time on Tuesday,” de Libran told Vogue UK. “I’ve always loved his work. He is a huge talent and so creative, so I’m really excited to see what he wants to do here.” De Libran will collaborate directly with Ghesquière by organizing shows, participating in ad campaign design, and launching new collections. [Vogue UK]
Discord has swept the online marketplace, and many artisans fear the entry of big retailers. But one designer says they’re looking at this all wrong.
Etsy and I have been dance partners for seven years. After reading an article about shopping local in 2006, I became a devotee of the online, artisan marketplace. So when I decided to launch my own stationery company in 2009, my choice of selling platform was simple. As I posted items and built my online Etsy shop, I dreamed of working for the company. After a six-month internship in their “Seller Education” department, I left for Japan to learn papermaking, hoping to add a new skill to my growing business.
Needless to say, I’ve had a long love affair with the site. In October, Etsy announced a change to its guidelines that opens the door for artists to hire outside help, including employees, production manufacturers, and people to handle logistics. The new rules quickly sent a shockwave of unrest through the artisan community, who worried that manufacturing companies would now be able to move in, and the smaller creators would be pushed out. But this is a misguided assessment; this change will actually help smaller businesses.
and Karl Lagerfeld chats with Jessica Chastain.
Lululemon Founder Says Its Pants Don't Work for Everyone: The same week Lululemon released the first ads for the new "Full On" yoga pant—meant to combat the sheerness problem the brand encountered earlier this year—founder and chairman Chip Wilson dug the brand's PR disaster hole a little deeper. On Bloomberg Television's Street Smart, Wilson said, "Quite frankly, some women's bodies just don't work for it," saying one factor contributing to the fabric issues could be "rubbing through the thighs and how much pressure is there." Lululemon recalled 17 percent of its pants in March, a move that cost the brand approximately $20 million in losses. [Bloomberg]
Alexa Chung Snubbed by British Fashion Awards: Fashion "it" girl Alexa Chung, who has been awarded the British Style Award at the British Fashion Awards for the past three years, didn't even make this year's preliminary list. The highly-coveted British Style Award honors the "individual who most embodies the spirit of British fashion and is an international ambassador for London as a leading creative fashion capital." Nominees for this year's award—which is voted on by the public—incude Cara Delevingne, Kate Moss, and Kate Middleton for the women's award, and Harry Styles, David Beckham, and future 50 Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan for the men. [The Telegraph]
Thirty years ago, Lori Goldstein tried her hand at styling on a whim. Today she is known for some of the most unforgettable images to grace fashion’s glossy pages.
For some, properly styling an outfit requires tremendous focus and planning. For Lori Goldstein, “style is instinct.” In her own words, she is more than just a fashion stylist. The visionary behind some of the iconic images of our day, Goldstein describes herself as a “conjurer of fantasy,” whose work entails “taking an opportunity and making sure it comes out perfect, whatever potions she has to mix.”
Over an almost thirty-year career, she has succeeding in doing that and more. Goldstein is one of the most widely sought-after stylists in the industry and has worked with the world’s top photographers including Annie Leibovitz, Steven Meisel, Bruce Weber, and Mario Testino to create picture-perfect concoctions of style and art.
and Tom Ford designed 600 exclusive pieces for Justin Timberlake's world tour.
IMG Signs Christie Brinkley and Daughter Sailor: International modeling agency IMG has officially signed supermodel Christie Brinkley and her daughter, Sailor Brinkley-Cook, to their board. Fifty-nine-year-old Brinkley, who has been represented by Elite for the majority of her career, has appeared on more than 500 magazine covers. Her 15-year-old daughter seems poised to follow suit—Sailor appeared in accessories retailer Claires's "Back to School" campaign alongside One Direction, and even posed alongside her model mom for the July cover of Bella magazine. While the double-signing was only confirmed on Wednesday, Brinkley posted a picture of her daughter at the IMG offices back in August, with the caption, “Sail on to all your dreams my little Sailor! You have a great crew.” [Vogue UK]
Schiaparelli to Show at Paris Couture Week: On Tuesday, the Chambre Syndicale elected Schiaparelli as a new guest member, earning the newly-revived house a place on the official calendar at Paris Couture Week (scheduled for January 20 to 23). Schiaparelli, which recently named Marco Zanini as its creative director, is the most well-known addition to couture week; other new guest members include Serkan Cura and Ralph & Russo. [WWD]
Tyler Shields has a long history of shooting stars in controversial poses—Mischa Barton licking raw meat, Lindsay Lohan with a gun in her mouth. A new book showcases his greatest hits.
"Tyler Shields saved my life. Right after he almost killed me,” writes actress Emma Roberts in the opening of Shields’s new book, The Dirty Side of Glamour (Available November 12, It Books). She then proceeds to describe her experience of being pushed off of a bridge—all for a photo.
Shields has built his career around capturing almost death-defying scenarios, such as his Suspense series, which included Roberts flying through the air and falling from bridges, and Glee star Heather Morris sporting a severly black eye. Not to mention his infamous photo of the annihilation of a $100,000 Birkin bag.
The Superflat artist's fantastical creatures pose alongside model Angela Lindvall for Harper's Bazaar's December/January issue.
For its latest issue, Harper’s Bazaar teamed up with Superflat artist Takashi Murakami. Murakami’s fantastical monsters—from his film Jellyfish Eyes—modeled alongside model Angela Lindvall for a shoot in Los Angeles. The group—which featured "8 Eyes," who resembles a defalted inner-tube, a Strawberry Shortcake-style "Kurage-Bo," and a Where-The-Wild-Things-Are-Meets-Furby "Luxor"—ordered In-and-Out burgers, sampled snow cones, and relaxed poolside at The Standard. All in a day’s work for Murakami, who makes a cameo appearance at the fast-food hot spot (he ordered the cheeseburger and fries, his favorite).
Murakami has already reached cult status in his native Japan with his anime, manga, and childhood imagination-inspired portfolio of paintings, cartoons, and sculptures. In 2002, Marc Jacobs commissioned Murakami to design a line of handbags for Louis Vuitton, and in 2007, he created the cover art for Kanye West’s Graduation album.
and Miss USA dressed up as a transformer for the Miss Universe pageant.
Is Emilia Jardine-Paterson Kate Middleton’s Secret Stylist?: Emilia Jardine-Paterson—interior designer, childhood friend of Middleton, and most recently, one of Prince George's godmothers—has reportedly been responsible for the Duchess's outfits over the last few months (including the ruffled Alexander McQueen coat dress she wore to the royal christening). "Emilia is trying to move Kate away from the Middleton neutral palate and push her towards color or pattern," a source told Grazia. "Emilia loves vintage and tries to get Kate to be a bit more quirky. When they were at school she used to tease Kate about her prim Jigsaw shirts and hated those fur gilets Kate wore.’ [Grazia]
The Wall Street Journal Launches Online Shopping Platform: WSJ's e-commerce site "The Shops"—featuring items curated by the paper's staff—has officially become a permanent fixture on the site's homepage. Zachary Martz,WSJ's retail developer, told WWD that they "are not accepting money from brands or retailers” and have thus far kept the online platform strictly independent from editorial and free of sponsored content. This is the publication's first foray into eCommerce after launching a shopable holiday gift guide last year. [WWD]
It's been a big year for the star of the new film Big Sur. Kate Bosworth talks finding love on set, Beat Generation style, and her latest collaboration with Topshop.
This year has been a whirlwind for Kate Bosworth—featuring a new movie, new design collaboration, and even a new husband. In the film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s Big Sur, written and directed by Michael Polish (Bosworth’s now spouse), the 30-year-old actress plays “Billie” Dabney, Neal Cassidy’s mistress turned Kerouac’s lover. While Bosworth’s character in the film may not be adept at love—the audience sees Billie, a young, single mother, experience a series of relationship mishaps—in real life, the actress is pretty much floating on cloud nine.
Bosworth met Polish on the set of Big Sur, and in late August, the duo officially tied the knot—Bosworth in a custom-made Oscar de la Renta gown. “[De la Renta] has just seen it all,” Bosworth told Lucky magazine (she covers the November issue), “the fact that I’ll be able to share my most important moment to date with him is profound. I couldn’t control my reaction to sitting with him and talking with him about my wedding dress. I was trying not to cry, so I probably had this bizarre twisted face on.”
It’s time to pop open the bubbly. After months of speculation, Louis Vuitton has confirmed Nicholas Ghesquière will take over as the new artistic director of womenswear.
Champagne corks are presumably popping at Louis Vuitton’s headquarters this afternoon to celebrate the announcement, after months of speculation, that Nicolas Ghesquière will be the new artistic director of womenswear.
The 42-year-old takes over for Marc Jacobs, who stepped down from the role in October following the Spring/Summer 2014 show in Paris. Ghesquière will bring his long-term collaborator and stylist Marie Amélie Sauvé with him, and there are rumors that his former first assistant at Balenciaga, Natacha Ramsay, will also join his team. (Though this has yet to be confirmed, the word in Paris is that Ramsay left a consulting job last week, citing a new role at Louis Vuitton.)
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.