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Georgia May Jagger is Unrecognizable on Vogue Japan’s July Cover (Forum Buzz)

Georgia May Jagger is Vogue Japan's latest cover girl. Photographed by Willy Vanderperre, the British model is seen with poker straight hair, bleached eyebrows and minimal makeup for the July 2014 cover shot. Japanese Vogue's covers usually work for me, but there's something slightly off about this. It's lifeless, considering the cover suggests this is a body special, but our forum members are picking up on something else…

Vogue Japan July 2014 Georgia May Jagger


"All this trouble to make her look like Lara … why not just get the original?" questioned Marc10. The Lara Stone comparisons started to flood in thick and heavy within minutes of the cover being posted.

"It's the best she's looked BECAUSE she looks like Lara," commented anlabe32.

HeatherAnne was another member who failed to recognize Georgia at first: "I wouldn't have even guessed this was Georgia, it looks nothing like her."

"Georgia might look like Lara, but IMO It's still a nice cover!" enthused fashionlover2001.

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Kendall Jenner Makes Surprise Appearance Inside Vogue Paris June/July Issue

Just a few months ago she was walking the runway for Chanel, Givenchy, Giles and Marc Jacobs during Fashion Week, now Kendall Jenner is making a surprise appearance inside the June / July 2014 issue of French Vogue. The reality star turned high-fashion model is seen posing alongside a number of other vacant girls whilst being photographed by Patrick Demarchelier. Stylist to the shoot, Katie Grand, was no doubt the instigator of Jenner's appearance. Kendall is seen wearing various outfits from Chanel and Prada (which I think she looks fantastic in!).

Kendall Jenner Vogue Paris Editorial Preview


Are you at all surprised? I thought it would be interesting to see which editor or publication would be the first to feature the 18-year-old beauty, after getting a seal of approval from the likes of designers Karl Lagerfeld and Riccardo Tisci. However, this isn't exactly Kendall's first high-fashion print gig; Jenner was photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott for the March 2014 issue of W magazine.

Watch: Was Kendall Jenner Fashion Week’s Biggest Publicity Stunt? [theFashionDish]

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Thomas Tait Nabs First-Ever LVMH Prize

Image: Getty Images

Image: Getty Images

Thomas Tait can call himself a winner today, as the designer is the first to snag the LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize. After being vetted by a panel of LVMH design superstars like Phoebe Philo, Karl Lagerfeld and Raf Simons, as well as bosses Delphine Arnault, Pierre-Yves Roussel and Jean-Paul Claverie, Tait took home the $409,270 prize and will get a year of mentoring.

Tait beat out a collection of worthy contenders. Finalists included Shayne Oliver of Hood by Air, Simone Rocha, Vika Gazinskaya, Miuniku's Nikita and Tina Sutradhar, Tillmann Lauterbach, CG by Chris Gelinas, Suno's Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty, Tim Coppens, Gabriele Colangelo and Simon Porte Jacquemus.

Congrats to Thomas Tait and his line! It will be interesting to see how his label develops with this injection of cash and backing from one of the world's largest luxury conglomerates.

[via WWD]

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Watch: Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs and More Talk CFDA Nominations BTS with WWD

The CFDA Fashion Awards are fast approaching, with the big winners set to be feted at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall on June 2. Want to know what's going through the nominees' minds as the big date creeps closer? WWD went behind the scenes with some of the designers and honorees up for a prize in their respective categories. The industry trade released an on-set sit-down they had with each of the nominees they could get together for a photoshoot.

Of course, each graciously thanks the CFDA for their consideration and are tremendously #blessed to be recognized in this way. But perhaps the best bit comes from Bethann Hardison, who will receive the Founders Award for her work promoting diversity in the industry. Her reenactment of her reaction to hearing that she was getting the honor is simply adorable.

Watch interviews with Marc Jacobs, Rosie Assoulin, Public School's Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osbourne, Joseph Altuzarra, Alexander Wang and more above.

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Pharrell’s New Art Show Aims to Celebrate Women, Includes Graphic Work by Terry Richardson

Pharrell posing with Terry Richardson


Pharrell's new art show, GIRLS — which was named after his recently released album — has just opened at the Galerie Perrotin in Paris.

The exhibition aims to "celebrate women who are above all free, liberated by artists and their boundless, unfettered imagination" and includes several pieces of provocative feminist art which examine gender roles from a critical perspective, by artists such as Cindy Sherman, Marina Abramović, Yoko Ono and Sophie Calle.

However, as Sarah Moroz for The Guardian writes, the show is made "heartbreaking and absurd" by the inclusion of a photograph by Terry Richardson: "The image is a slice of girl shown from belly button to upper thigh, a chocolate heart dangling in front of her vagina with the words 'Eat Me' scrawled in pink. Even if one were to repress the allegations that the photographer is a loathsome sexual predator, the image is a baffling inclusion," she writes. 

[To be clear: although several women have come forward with allegations about Richardson's inappropriate and exploitative working methods, the photographer has never been charged.]

"[Richardson] has his own expression," Pharrell told The Guardian's Moroz when she confronted him. "What we were trying to accomplish with this project was to house many different facets of women. This was meant to be a democracy, where people could contribute their views as long as we didn't see it as being outside of what we were trying to do … We want people to talk about these issues; we want to spark conversation… Just because you're a good girl doesn't mean you don't have naughty thoughts."

Emmanuel Perrotin, the gallerist who co-curated the show later approached Moroz to tell her that the accusations against Richardson were all false. He also added: "I saw [Terry Richardson] on many occasions doing photoshoots, and it's a real big party all together; I promise you the woman part of the photoshoot doesn't look a victim of anything."

People have the right to make and display any work of art, but including a piece by Richardson in an art show explicitly dedicated to women's liberation, without being aware of the implications, is an embarrassment — and it raises serious questions about Pharrell and Perrotin's authority and judgment as curators. 

[Pharrell's art show 'celebrating women' tainted by a Terry Richardson nude — The Guardian]

Related: How Can We Get Big Brands to Stop Working With Terry Richardson? [Updated]

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The Best Part of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Wedding is That It’s Finally Over

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West finally tied the knot in Florence, Italy this weekend and I am *thrilled* because I'm pretty sure this means that we can stop talking about the #WorldsMostTalkedAboutCouple. The hype leading up to the marriage vows — compounded by their unexpected wedding-themed Vogue cover (another Kimye milestone we heard about ad nauseam right up until it actually happened) — has been tiring. Have we ever had a media event that was so banal but so all-encompassing? It has been impossible not to keep up with the Kardashian engagement.

And now that it's finally happened, this is all there is to show for it: a handful of Instagram photos of a happy, loving couple wearing pricy clothes. (Her gown was by Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy.) 

Kimye's was a wedding like any other and now that the deed is done, life can go on (for all of us). 

Related: The Most Ridiculous Moments from Kimye’s Pre-Wedding Dinner, as Told by André Leon Talley

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