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Cate Blanchett Steps Out in Stella McCartney, Christian Dior Couture for 2014 Zurich Film Festival

Cate Blanchett was on the 2014 Zurich Film Festival Circuit over the weekend, turning to high-end designers for two appearances on Saturday, September 27. The 45-year-old maintained her feminine sophistication, as always, in ladylike getups by Stella McCartney and Christian Dior Couture.

Cate Blanchett Stella McCartney

Photo: Lennart Preiss/Getty

For the IWC Photo Exhibition opening, the actress stepped out in a textural blue dress from Stella McCartney’s Resort 2015 collection. There was definitely a vintage vibe with large buttons and side pockets, but the piece stayed fresh and on-trend with a triangular midriff cut-out. She teamed the dress with dark-mahogany pointed-toe pumps, which tapped back into the retro feel.

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NRL WAGs Shine in Couture at the 2014 Dally M Awards

NRL WAGs dolled themselves up in support of their main men last night, stepping out for the Dally M Awards at Sydney’s Star City. The annual event had the girls shining on the red carpet in dazzling couture or otherwise, perfectly complementing (ahem, outshining) the standard black-and-white suits of their partners.

Scroll through below to see our favourite getups from NRL’s big night.

Jodi Anasta easily took out best dressed, and yummiest mummy, in this shimmering lace J’Aton Couture gown. The sheer fabric, plunging neckline and thigh split amped up sex appeal without sacrificing the elegance of this look. Her softly balayaged locks and bronzed skin polished off the bohemian-luxe vibe. (more…)

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Christian Louboutin on Veal Carpaccio, Nail Polish Fights and More!

Christian Louboutin

Image: WENN

Think you know the King of Sole inside and out? Au contraire. In a recent interview with T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Christian Louboutin talks about sneaking into the theater, why veal carpaccio inspires him and where the heck those red soles came from. Without further ado!

On why he wanted to be a designer: “When I started to be quite hooked by the music hall, it was exactly the same period where I started to draw shoes. I wanted to design shoes for showgirls.”

On interning: “I remember one of my jobs [as an intern] was to bring food. All the time, they were asking me for veal carpaccio. And one day I said, ‘You all eat so much carpaccio. Why is that?’ They said, ‘You fool. We’re not eating it!’ Basically, they would put carpaccio veal in the bottom of the shoe, inside the shoe. So it was protecting, and it was a type of moisturizer. That’s one thing that I have incorporated in my designs, technically. Well, I’m not putting in veal carpaccio.” 

On his red soles: “In 1992, I had sketched a lot of drawings and all the drawings were full with colors. They were sort of pop colors. When the first shoe, which was a Mary Jane with a high heel, arrived it was exactly my sketch. But something was better in the drawing. The girl who had tried the shoe on…was actually painting her nails. So I grabbed her nail polish, then we had a bit of a fight. So, I took the nail polish and I colored the sole. And then suddenly, almost like a revelation. So, it popped exactly like my drawing.”

Watch the video for more!


[via T Magazine]

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Link Buzz: Joanna Coles Steps In as Seventeen Editorial Director, Did Emanuel Ungaro Rip Off a Donna Karan Gown?

Image: WENN

Image: WENN

  • Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles is taking on an additional role as editorial director of Seventeen magazine. [WWD]
  • Chloe founder Gaby Aghion died at age 93 this Saturday. [WWD]
  • Snoop Dogg (Lion?) joins the fight to legalize recreational marijuana in Alaska. [BuzzFeed]
  • Nicki Minaj had a little nip-slip on Instagram. [Instagram]
  • Annie Lennox doesn’t think Beyoncé is as much of a feminist as she makes herself out to be. [Mirror]
  • Did Emanuel Ungaro just knock off a Donna Karan gown from last season? [Fashionista]
  • Move over Cara Delevingne, rumor has it that Rihanna might make an appearance in the next James Bond movie. [IBT]
  • Cold weather and dry air are just around the corner. Here’s how to keep your moisturizer from drying out on you in the middle of the day. [The Cut]
  • Oh, what a surprise, Lena Dunham hates the term “TMI.” [NPR]
  • We’re just gonna leave this here: An 18-year-old Tavi Gevinson is allegedly dating a 26-year-old man. [Gawker
  • The New Yorker‘s latest cover is a GIF. [Mashable]

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Gap, Inc. Will No Longer Sell Fur Products After Petition Goes Viral

Image: Getty Images Entertainment

Image: Getty Images Entertainment

If you’re searching for a cozy fur snood or angora sweater this fall season, The Gap is not the place to look. Just two weeks ago, animal rights supporter Sarah Maddox launched a petition against Gap, Inc., decrying the retailer for selling products containing real fur for its Piperlime label. Maddox said she was outraged to see the retailer pushing items that were made from fur, which is often harvested from animals in a cruel manner. “These innocent creatures are beaten, electrocuted, or have their heads and necks stepped on,” she wrote in the text of the petition. “Animals killed for the fur industry are often skinned alive!” 

After writing Gap, Inc. asking them to explain why they would peddle such dubious stock, the retailer wrote back assuring Maddox that their brands don’t use fur, although the labels whose wares they were selling “follow their own policies.” Maddox thought it was a little hypocritical for the company to patronize those who use fur when their own policies go against the very notion. Furthermore, Maddox adds that Piperlime’s stock of fur-laden products didn’t even include the origin of the fur they were selling, which is considered false advertising under the Fur Products Labeling Act.  (more…)

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A New Designer for Helmut Lang?

Helmut Lang Fall 2014

Images: IMaxTree

Katayone Adeli is rumored to be at the top of Helmut Lang‘s short list. If Adeli signs, says WWD, her contract may be the first step in relaunching the venerable fashion brand, which first opened for business in 1986. Helmut Lang has been without a lead designer since husband-and-wife duo Michael and Nicole Colovos exited the company in February after an eight-year run.   

Adeli has seen her fair share of success in the business, and her clean lines would translate well with the Helmut Lang aesthetic. The designer worked for L.A. sportswear firm Parallel before she debuted her namesake label in 1997. That, mind you, was an overnight triumph. If you wanted impeccably tailored, low-slung trousers, you went to Katayone Adeli. The same went for long chiffon dresses and cropped leather jackets — all of which garnered a cult following among A-listers like Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore. In fact, Gwyneth once told André Leon Talley for Vogue that she attempted to get “every pair of pants Katayone Adeli makes.” Now that’s one helluva seal of approval.

Later, in 2000, two lower-priced labels were introduced into the marketplace, 2 by Katayone Adeli and 2 Jeans by Katayone Adeli. But by 2003, Adeli shuttered her company. The rumor is that the collapse was due to the exit of former president Sean Barron, who sold his stake and started Joie in 2000. Since then, Adeli has been involved in various consulting roles.

[via WWD]

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