Had enough of the ALS #IceBucketChallenge yet? These fashion designers certainly have not. After her husband David and son Brooklyn got in on the fun, Victoria Beckham picked up the gauntlet thrown down by her friend Eva Longoria and got not one, but two buckets full of ice water poured over her head. The pressure threw the already-kneeling designer to the ground, who nominated her son Cruz, Katie Holmes and Tom Ford (we’re dying to see that one) to take the challenge next.
Victoria carried out her challenge with almost Wintour-level dignity. Almost. Because none is more dignified than Anna, except maybe Queen Elizabeth II. MAYBE.
But perhaps the strangest interpretation of the challenge yet comes from Jean Paul Gaultier, who didn’t really carry out the challenge as he was supposed to. But, he’s an artist, so it’s OK for him to break the rules every once in awhile. First off, he starts the challenge already wet, submerged in a swimming pool from the waist down. We thought the point of the challenge was to see people actually get wet before our eyes, but you know, semantics. The designer also makes use of an “accessoire indispensable” — a dish cover — to protect his head from the hail of ice cubes. After his Speedo-clad pool boy dumps the water on Gaultier’s topper, the designer sinks down into the pool, still with the dish cover on his head, and swims away. A little bizarre? Oui. But it is demonstrative of why we love Gaultier so much.
So, who executed the #IceBucketChallenge better? We’re going to go with Victoria, although Gaultier’s efforts will always have a special place in our hearts. Victoria actually went from completely dry to completely wet, and though we always appreciate the opportunity to oogle a hottie in a Speedo, the dish cover, and the fact that Gaultier was already in the pool, sort of defeats the purpose.
You win this time, VB.
[via Facebook, Gaultier YouTube, h/t Dazed]
Photo: Dusan Reljin/ GQ
Jessica Hart flashed much more than her gap-toothed grin for GQ in a steamy photoshoot and video wearing little more than her underwear. The Aussie supermodel dons a nipple-revealing sheer bra by Cosabella, a Michael Kors tank and a Burberry Brit bikini throughout her shoot with the men’s mag, plus some Manolo Blahnik heels and Tiffany & Co. jewellery for good measure.
In a little video called How to Date Jessica Hart, the blond babe shares with GQ what she likes in a man. “Be well-mannered and be sure of yourself, but not over-confident and don’t be too into yourself,” she said.
The predictable tips are hardly of any use for young chaps hoping to date the Victoria’s Secret model, though. She’s been off the market for years thanks to a man with a name that instantly makes you feel inferior, Stavros Niarchos III. You can see more of Jessica’s shoot with GQ here.
Alex Perry creates glamorous, elegant and sparkly pieces, right? So, we can’t imagine what he’d be able to whip up for the likes of Courtney Love. But the 50-year-old rocker and the Aussie designer have met up for a fitting amid her Australian tour, so we’re thinking she could be rocking some Alex Perry for her remaining concerts in Newcastle, Canberra and Sydney.
Alex posted a snap of himself and Courtney with their distinctive cheekbones thrust up against each other, complete with matching duck faces. At least we think that’s the look they were going for, but it’s always hard to tell with Courtney’s pout. The caption read, “@courtneylove I THINK IM IN LOVE!!!! BEST FITTING EVER!!!! #courtneylove #alexperry.”
Courtney followed suit with a much blurrier photo of the pair and a caption reading, “Aussies only ( and fabulous !) couturier! @alexperry #alexperry.” We knew that Alex was going for a younger, edgier look for his latest collections, but the news of him dressing Courtney has got our heads in a spin. It’s the last label we’d pick for her rough and grungy style. Let’s just hope no one throws a beer on her while sporting one of Alex’s designs because that would be a crying shame.
Numéro‘s September covers are the very latest to surface on our forums and are a total contrast from what the other publications have to offer. The magazine enlisted Karl Lagerfeld to photograph not one, but five covers for the all-important September issue. Models Sasha Luss, Lexi Boling and Maartje Verhoef were the mannequins of choice, shot in a 60s setup for each of the cover images. Sasha and Lexi both score two singular covers, while Maartje is seen only on the multi-girl cover (pictured below).
IMAGE CREDIT: GLOSSYNEWSSTAND.COM VIA TFS FORUMS
The contents of the issue are steadily becoming available for viewing via our forums, thanks to our savvy members. The fashion stories consist of Greg Kadel photographing Sabrina Ioffreda, Eniko Mihalik posing for Stephane Sednaoui and of course, the cover story, which is lensed by Lagerfeld in his signature black and white style. Not to mention the remaining editorials, which are sure to be a hit.
“I really wish they [would] export Sasha’s cover (any of the two). The group shot is unfortunate, but I’m afraid that’s the one we’ll get in the international market,” worried Srdjan, who has clearly picked out his favorite.
A.D.C. showed enthusiasm for Lagerfeld leaving the business: “I do get sick of Karl. Can he retire already???”
There seems to be a lot regarding Karl’s retirement. Is he past his best? Everyone raves about his collections for Chanel, but his photographic skills leave a lot to be desired from most of our forum’s like-minded members.
To view the rest of the covers as well as the fashion stories from Numéro‘s September 2014 issue, check out the thread and voice your own opinion here.
The world’s premier online luxury retailer, Net-a-Porter, took part in the celebrations of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week on Thursday. Held at the award-winning Qualia Resort in the Whitsunday Islands, Net-a-Porter showcased its designer offerings with a poolside fashion show.
In true Net-a-Porter form, the outfits, modelled by the likes of Nicole Trunfio and Alexandra Agoston, were all extremely beautiful. Think bohemian-luxe at its best, with flowing, side-split maxi dresses and loose-fitting, tailored pieces dominating the makeshift runway.
Big names like Nicole Warne, Amanda Shadforth and ELLE Australia Editor Justine Cullen were all in attendance and treated to a private style suite on-site. Tanja Gacic arrived in a red lace Lover dress and Isabel Lucas wore Valentino, which were easily our favourite outfits of the night.
Currently on the cover of both the U.K. edition and U.S. version of Vogue‘s September 2014 issue, Cara Delevingne now graces the October issue of Vogue Japan. The British model wears Louis Vuitton on the cover and poses with her hand in her hair, while gazing down the lens and out toward the reader. The image might seem a little repetitive, since we’ve already seen countless Vogue covers with models wearing Louis Vuitton and our forum members have certainly noticed.
IMAGE CREDIT: GLOSSYNEWSSTAND.COM VIA TFS FORUMS
You may still not be over Vogue Japan’s September 2014 issue with a buffet of supermodels from past and present. Forum member orchidee definitely isn’t: “You’re kidding me. From the epic cast on the September cover to…this. And an outfit from the most overexposed–as much as I love it–collection on the most overexposed and overrated model. Great.”
“Not only is the layout horrid but there’s also way too much of that awful green. It’s really distracting. Ironically enough, so many people are talking about Edie looking dull in print but I think Cara is the one with this same half sleepy/half drunk expression almost all the time. That said, I do love that Louis Vuitton; Ghesquière is dominating,” offered Nepenthes.
Bertrando3 also shared his view regarding Cara’s overexposure: “Why does she need to be everywhere??!” questioned the unimpressed forum member.
“She looks bad…I don’t like that print,” posted GIVENCHYlover.
Are fashion magazines stuck in a rut of using the same faces, designers and photographers? This August, we’ve certainly had our fair share of the same thing over and over with the September covers. Vogue Germany was like a breath of fresh air because at least Vanessa Axente wasn’t wearing a piece from Louis Vuitton.
See inside the thread and join the discussion here.