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Vogue China’s June Cover Goes to Faye Wong (Forum Buzz)

Chinese-Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actress Faye Wong has landed the cover of Vogue China's June issue. Photographed by Emma Summerton and wearing a top and skirt from Céline's Pre-Fall collection, the cover is very minimal, which is always a welcome surprise, right?

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Perhaps not for our forum members, who were not so forgiving. Bertrando3 laced right into the cover, writing, "It's an awkward cover that could have worked but actually doesn't: the pose doesn't help first of all, then the white background with the white blouse, the black skirt which appears too strong and makes her look big, the layout is barely working and her facial impression is like: 'doubt.' It doesn't work for me as a cover, but it's not awful."

"The pose is really awkward and her facial expression doesn't help at all," commented fluxxx.

Kuli trendy was pleased to see Wong: "I don't care with the pose… I'm just surprised it's Faye Wong on the cover of VC…"

"I love Faye. She definitely deserves a Vogue China cover, and she looks gorgeous here," wrote JoCaderone.

As did gossiping, who wrote, "Love what she is wearing, very clean cover. I like!"

Check out the thread and join the discussion here.

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Emma Mulholland Brings Her 80s Surf Game to Sunglasses

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Emma Mulholland makes her own rules. If others are looking to minimalism, she’ll look to iguanas fighting in the Mexican desert. It is fitting then, that as most of us are heading into winter, she’s designing a line of sunglasses.

You've seen the shades from a distance already. They were on the runway at her show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, along with many other eye-catching pieces. In between the binder clip bags, wig hats and pastel sequined swimsuits, it was often difficult to know where to look. (Artful eye assault is a recurring theme for the designer.)

But those shades though. They’re part of a collaboration with local label Pared, and look so much better up close. Riffing off the same 80s John Huges and Melanie Griffiths' Working Girl inspirations as the rest of the collection, some skew simple, with classic fronts, subtly mirrored lenses and lightning bolt arms, while others staunchly have the look of 80s surf and street culture.

Best of all? You can buy them now. Pair with a bowl cut wig for peak Mulholland girl steez

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Link Buzz: ‘Spring Breakers’ Director Harmony Korine for Dior; Imaan Hammam Shoots with Terry Richardson

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  • In addition to a print campaign (by hipster fantasyland photographer Ryan McGinley), model Sasha Luss will also appear in a video spot for the Dior Addict fragrance. The commercial was shot by Spring Breakers director Harmony Korine. [WWD]
     
  • Here's what you can expect from the makeup looks tonight at the Met Gala. [BellaSugar]
     
  • Shia LaBeouf seems to be living a normal and stable life. [Gawker]
     
  • Pharrell Williams has been taking style cues from Kristen Stewart. Bet you didn't expect to see a sentence like that ever in your life. [FabSugar]
     
  • Nylon has merged with FashionIndie. [AdWeek]
     
  • Newly-minted fashion star Imaan Hammam has been shooting (for something?) with Terry Richardson. [TerrysDiary]

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Mert & Marcus Photograph Gucci’s Pre-Fall Campaign With a ‘Basic’ Result (Forum Buzz)

Gucci regulars Anja Rubik and Clement Chabernaud are back fronting the Italian fashion house's Pre-Fall advertising campaign. The ads are lensed by Turkish duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, who aren't exactly strangers to Gucci either. They've stripped the campaign this season, going right back to basics with no gimmicks and zero signs of heavy post-production. Anja and Clement are seen posing in a studio, against a classic grey background to complement the vibrant clothes designed by Frida Giannini.

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Forum members are not letting the new direction go down easy. "I cannot believe how basic these Gucci campaigns have become. The last one I absolutely loved was Spring 2013. Everything after that has been so uninspired and underwhelming," writes valliaddict.

"This is soooo boring. Like everybody said, it looks like a lookbook, and not even for an A-list brand like Gucci," commented anlabe32 who went on to say, "That said, Anja and Clement look nice. And so does the clothing."

Check out the thread and some more images from the campaign here.
 

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Michelle Obama Joins Fashion’s Elite to Celebrate Met Gala Day: The Best of Instagram

Today at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, New York's fashion industry is celebrating the new Anna Wintour Costume Institute, which opens with an exhibition about the work of mid-century designer Charles James, commonly known as  "America's First Couturier."

Wearing a dress by Naeem Khan, First Lady Michelle Obama cut the ribbon at the new institute's opening ceremony. FLOTUS also announced the launch of a new fashion workshop for students, which she'll be bringing to the White House as part of a joint effort with Anna Wintour

As expected, Twitter and Instagram are boiling over with Met-related shares. The Internet is blessed. We'll be bringing you highlights over the course of Met Day, so keep checking back! 

BFFs?

Their love is real:

Name in stone. Accompanying caption: "Now she's in a museum?! This is a lot to live up to…"

Another win for the flower lobby:

Oh, this old thing?

"Reserved for Victoria Beckham."

The waiter's face.

Marc Jacobs is working a new, Peewee-esque look.

Put this one in the yearbook:

And theFashionSpot is currently in the Charles James galleries, previewing the exhibition, so make sure to follow us on Instagram:

Not to be outdone by FLOTUS and VOGUEUS, Cara Delevingne and Stella McCartney are getting super adorable ahead of tonight's festivities.

A quiet moment with Bill Cunningham:

Zac Posen piques our interest: "Thank you to the Zac Posen atelier for creating the most amazing creations for tonight's Met Gala I am so excited to see them worn tonight! Can't wait for all the followers to see. Can you guess who's wearing us tonight?"

Kendall Jenner in the back of a town car on the day of the Met Ball. Somehow feels like a modern version of the board game Clue.

I feel very positive about whatever's happening at Prabal Gurung's atelier right now. 

Happens to the best of us.

 

Related: Everything You Need to Know About This Year’s Met Gala

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André Leon Talley Wears the Infamous Pharrell Hat to the Anna Wintour Costume Center Ribbon Cutting

Who knew on that fateful day back in February, when Pharrell Williams hit the Grammys red carpet in a Smokey the Bear-style Vivienne Westwood hat, that the topper would become the most talked-about headpiece of the year? Well, maybe a couple people could tell. But in no way did we expect to see the hat so much in the months after, mainly in a few different colorways on Pharrell, and now, on André Leon Talley.

The former Numéro Russia editor was seated front row this morning for the ribbon cutting ceremony of the newly-named Anna Wintour Costume Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, wearing what appears to be a black or navy version of the infamous hat. A couple eagle-eyed guests (like Rachel Roy and W Arts & Culture director Anne Sloway) spied the editor in the hat, posting snaps aplenty to Instagram.

This seems to be the hat that will never die. But if anyone was going to wear it after Pharrell (a really tough act to follow), it would have to be ALT, wouldn't it? A man who rocks a kimono on the reg can pretty much wear anything.

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