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Lady Gaga Guest Edits V Magazine, Taps Karl Lagerfeld and Hedi Slimane to Photograph Each Other for the Cover

Courtesy: V Magazine

Courtesy: V Magazine

Why is Lady Gaga so great at everything? She’s a pop supernova, an actress (duh…American Horror Story) and now, a magazine editor. The self-proclaimed fashion addict guest edited the Pre-Spring Issue of V Magazine (Issue 99) and had the genius idea to bring Karl Lagerfeld and Hedi Slimane together for the cover. For the covers, Lagerfeld and Slimane photographed each other for the first time in 10 years.

Slimane revealed that the two “used to live one building apart on the rive gauche” and “used to have really fun dinners all the time.” He added, “I love Karl’s wit, his sincerity and curiosity for emerging cultures, and his intuitive perception for what is about to happen.” Lagerfeld echoed Slimane’s sentiments, saying, “I met Hedi 20 years ago when he visited my studio. I liked him instantly, without knowing what he did.” He continued, “Gaga had a good idea for us to photograph each other. In a way, not seeing each other for all those years felt like five minutes when we saw each other again. That happens with true friends. My photographic style of no style is very different from his. I loved the mood on the street that night. I like Hedi’s mystery and that’s what I had hoped to capture here.”

Karl Lagerfeld and Hedi Slimane’s lovefest is the first of a series of covers for the 99th issue that Gaga will guest edit. She tapped several fashion icons as part of “Gaga’s Fashion Guard” and our guess is she’ll be debuting them on the cover of V Magazine in the coming week. We wonder which BFFs are next — Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss? Carine Roitfeld and Tom Ford? Kanye West and a mirror? We’re waiting with baited breath. In the meantime, pre-order the first cover here.

[via V Magazine]

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Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2016 Campaign Concept Is All Over the Place (Forum Buzz)

There’s nothing like a fresh set of advertising campaigns to kick off the new year and Louis Vuitton‘s was one of the first to surface. Last season, our forums complained about the concept designer Nicolas Ghesquière had been using since his debut — and the approach is unfortunately back for Spring 2016. To spice things up a little, however, the Series 4 campaign sees a collaboration with Japanese video game artist Tetsuya Nomura (along with photographers Bruce Weber and Juergen Teller), who used a fictional cartoon character to model Vuitton’s latest collection.


Lightning by tetsuya nomura and visual works of square enix for the new @louisvuitton ad campaign #LVSS16

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Members of our forums were overwhelmed at first. “I’m not gonna lie. I do think it’s cool and I do think that we might see this more often in the future instead of real models,” acknowledged anlabe32 straight away.

“I really hope the campaign is only by Tetsuya Nomura and there won’t be other shots with real models or celebs by Weber or Teller because it would completely ruin what could be one of the best fashion campaigns done in a very long time,” a soon-to-be-disappointed Wolkfolk chimed in.


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Watch: Marc Jacobs and Friends Recreate ‘Zoolander’ Gas Station Scene (and Nail It)

Orange mocha frappucinos, anyone? Zoolander 2 just got the ultimate fashion co-sign (besides, you know, an appearance on the Valentino runway). Iconic fashion designer Marc Jacobs and a few of his friends parodied Zoolander’s famous gas station scene while on vacation in St. Barts. 

From Wham!’s “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” to the open jeep to the gasoline fight (with water instead), MJ & Crew didn’t miss a single detail. And naturally, there are orange mocha frappucinos to spare.

The highly anticipated sequel will be pretty star-studded with cameos from Naomi Campbell, Justin Bieber, Anna Wintour and Kimye. Is it too early to petition for Marc Jacobs to land a starring role in Zoolander 3?

[via ELLE]

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Kylie Jenner Looks Fresh-Faced on the Cover of ELLE UK — and We Like It (Forum Buzz)

She already almost broke the Internet by appearing on ELLE Canada’s cover and now Kylie Jenner dominates British ELLE‘s brand new offering, which was splashed across Instagram over the holidays. In a move that should surprise no one, the younger Jenner sister goes solo on the title’s February 2016 cover and is joined by Lucky Blue Smith for a series of studio portraits. Photographed by Jan Welters, the selfie-mad 18-year-old appears to go au naturel wearing Christian Dior and our forums were actually impressed by the outcome.

UK Elle February 2016 : Kylie Jenner by Jan Welters


“Not bad, I liked the stripped down raw look. Honestly she’s quite beautiful when she doesn’t insist on doing her makeup like a drag queen. And she is MUCH better at emoting through her eyes than Kendall,” praised marsnoop2, getting us off to a healthy start.

“She looks very fresh-faced and pretty! Good for her!” added an equally impressed russianelf.

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Also pleasantly surprised was Oxymore: “Never thought I would say that but that’s a really good cover. When she puts all that makeup off, she looks way better.” (more…)

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Karlie Kloss’ 2015 Recap Video Will Give You All The Feels

Karlie Kloss had quite the eventful year. She covered Vogue with bestie Taylor Swift, retired her Victoria’s Secret Angel wings, had an epic dance battle with Les Twins, announced a coding scholarship for girls and launched a YouTube channel. And that’s just the beginning. 

The supermodel recapped her “epic” 2015 with an emotional video. She takes us through her myriad magazine covers and campaigns but also her trips with family, a baking sesh with Martha Stewart and an appearance at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner as a guest of Katie Couric.

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As Kloss explains, “This year has been all about trying new things.” The ‘new thing’ that brought her to tears? The moment she realized she got accepted into NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. “I just found out I got in. I’m on set today and I’m literally crying because I’m so happy. I’m so happy.”

And there’s that one time Kloss starred in Taylor Swift’s music video and took the stage for her “1989” tour. Our 9 most-liked photos on Instagram just don’t measure up. We’re looking forward to Kloss’ 2016 adventures, especially if they involve more brilliant beauty tutorials like this one. Watch her recap video above. 

[via Harper’s Bazaar]

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Raquel Zimmermann Shows Off Her Modeling Skills in Isabel Marant’s Spring 2016 Campaign (Forum Buzz)

She’s already racking up the campaigns for the upcoming season and now Raquel Zimmermann is unveiled as the new face of Isabel Marant‘s nomad-inspired Spring 2016 collection. Replacing Natasha Poly as the face of the trendy French fashion label, Raquel is ushered in by photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, who captured the statuesque Brazilian beauty in the studio for the series of minimalist and high-fashion images.

Isabel Marant S/S 2016 : Raquel Zimmermann by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin


As per usual with anything Raquel participates in, our forum members were head over heels. “This is quite fabulous, I love the third shot [below]. The clothes look great and so does Raquel. Good job!” praised GivenchyHomme.

“Raquel dignifies anything she is part of. I’m just in awe of how GREAT a model she is,” raved an equally impressed Creative. (more…)