While the fashion industry has a long, long way to go before women of color are fairly represented, it’s great to know that we’re getting closer. More
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Today’s Cannes Film Festival red carpet roundup features the Weekend of a Champion, All Is Lost and Only God Forgives premieres–expect intricate beading, embellishment, some top fashion models and a whole lot of sparkle.
As in, multiple disco ball dresses. More
Hurricane Sandy was undeniably bad. It left thousands without food, water or power, and knocked a bunch of people on their asses who were already clinging to a precarious existence. Thankfully, the good folks at Vogue are here to pretty up all that unsightly damage with top models in thousand dollar ball gowns. No, really! Vogue‘s February issue features a beautifully shot Annie Leibovitz editorial consisting of well-dressed young women hanging out with various first responders. I’m glad Vogue helped raise money for hurricane relief, but does that give them license to do something this gross? Or maybe I’m wrong, and expensive fashion and poverty stricken disaster areas are just two great tastes that taste great together. How do you feel? More
The Cannes Film Festival: still a thing that is happening. Here’s a staggering round-up of all the Cannes red carpet stuff that happened since our last Cannes gallery. Diane Kruger is still there (and still beautiful) along with Jessica Chastain, Mia Masikowska, Eva Longoria, Naomi Watts and more. Also, a bunch of models have landed (Natasha Poly, Bianca Balti, Liu Wen, Barbara Palvin) and the famewhores are still trying (Phoebe Price!). More
We’re always surprised by which designer collaborations cause a stir and which don’t: Versace for H&M inspired mass hysteria, Jason Wu for Target sold out in five minutes, but we browsed Giambattista for Macy’s and it was downright serene. Anyway, we’re really surprised that people aren’t losing their minds with excitement for Marni‘s H&M collection. By which we mean, it looks awful pretty. Here’s some campaign shots, which have that dreamy, lush suburbia quality that Sofia Coppola always seems to be after. Coppola, by the way, was originally said to be shooting the campaign, but FGR says these were shot by Markus Jans, which we assume means Coppola’s shooting television spots. Liu Wen and Imogen Poots star. More
Check out this behind-the-scenes video from Rodarte’s gorgeous Vincent van Gogh-inspired Spring 2012 show, in which the cast–an all-star group including Karlie Kloss, Lindsey Wixson and Caroline Trentini–draw questions from a hat. Learn how Wixson is preparing for the end of the world after the jump. More
A Racked reader caught the following bit of awkward and unfortunate: a Vogue UK story hailing Asian models as the new stars of the industry confused Du Juan for Liu Wen. Now, it might actually be an honest mistake (I’ve seen even supers like Natalia and Daria mislabeled in party coverage and the like) but it’s also pretty shitty that More
We try to share as many cool, current editorials as we can, but when it rains it pours: I was collecting spreads to post this past week and became completely overwhelmed by the amount of fantastic, striking, memorable work from (unsurprisingly) majors like Meisel and Sasha P. Some really cool things of late have included the surprise appearance of a Rayder sister (Missy!), a gorgeous Italian Vogue Beauty spread starring Magdalena and two rising star turns from newcomer Regina Feoktistova. Check out the stable of great shots from recent weeks in the gallery. More
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I just want to say that the canapes at the Estee Lauder presentation Ashley and I attended were fantastic. Really, superb. These lovely little sashimi things on rice cakes. Just great! And champagne, too! And such a fun space. They had this elevator that was like an entire room, and it was super cool! It was like being on the Tower of Terror without the terror! Yes. There’s a lot to be said for that event.
But now that I’ve said all there it to be said for it, let’s talk about the rampant hypocrisy of the beauty industry. More
Here’s our first look at Dutch supermodel Lara Stone in the Spring 2011 campaign for cK Calvin Klein (she’ll apparently be joined by Liu Wen in the next set of images). She was shot by power duo Mert & Marcus and styled by Karl Templer in the spare, fresh ads and almost succeeds in reminding us that Spring (and not Fall!) is just around the corner. Looks like we still have an NYFW hangover, after all. More
I am a Jean Paul Gaultier fangirl. Still, I wasn’t completely sold on the idea of “punk” (mohawks, tartan, fishnets) meets “can-can” (full skirts and ruffles galore!), as was Gaultier’s description of his idea for Spring 2011 couture. At first glance, the collection struck me as a little too much in a few too many places, but if you squint past the crazy couture-spectacle details (that are part of the fun anyway) you can spot Gaultier’s bread and butter: razor sharp lines, immaculate tailoring, and a whole lot of good humor. More
It’s day one of the Spring 2011 couture shows and John Galliano mined the house of Dior’s history for ladylike shapes inspired by the illustrations of legendary artist-in-residence René Gruau. The clothes (the gorgeous, gorgeous clothes) were meant to be like “an unfinished symphony,” WWD reports, with vivid reds fading to inky blacks and blush to pale blue, for a remarkable dégradé effect. The shapes were elegant, the colors rich, with all the opulent details we’d expect from Dior, and especially Mr. Galliano. More
Here’s a bunch of Victoria’s Secret Angels talking about their plans for the holiday. This is what you might call hardline journalism. More