Things have been rough for Fashion Police ever since Giuliana Rancic made those questionable comments about Zendaya’s hair at the Oscars. The show has since seen the departure of two of its cast members – Kelly Osbourne and Kathy Griffin, the latter who said that Fashion Police was simply too out of sync with her brand of comedy, that she had no choice but to leave.
Now, Fashion Police is taking a break from all the controversy and E! has announced that the show will go on hiatus until September, presumably to gather itself and look for new cast members and hopefully reexamine their approach to red carpet commentary and comedy. “Our talented co-hosts Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski, along with executive producer Melissa Rivers, will continue their roles as we evolve the show into its next chapter for the legions of ‘Fashion Police’ fans around the world,” E! said in a statement.
But if you thought that was the end to all the Fashion Police drama, think again. Rumors are swirling that Kathy Griffin didn’t leave the program because of her moral convictions – rather it was more of an effort to save face in light of her impending termination. “Griffin’s gig was ‘doomed from the start,'” Defamer said. “She alienated her co-panelists, demanded the termination of some of the show’s longtime employees, and was otherwise ‘obstinate’ —and her current redemption tour is face-saving attempting.”
Sources say that Griffin’s diva-like behavior, including treating the cast “like they were her staff,” (which would explain Kelly Osbourne’s vocal discontent over the entire Zendaya issue,) and firing of former staff for personal reasons is why Griffin jumped the gun and left before an embarrassing termination.
Whether or not these rumors are to be believed, one thing is for certain: This entire situation is a hot mess.
[via Vulture, Defamer]
We guess the November 2008 cover of Vogue Paris is a hard one to surpass, but Vogue Ukraine tried its best at the very least. Vanessa Paradis stars on the magazine’s newly-released April 2015 cover sporting a shaggy bob teamed with a blush pink lip. The French singer, model and actress was recently unveiled as one of Karl Lagerfeld‘s muses for the latest Chanel handbag collection and also fronted the campaign for the occasion. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that Vanessa wears Chanel on Vogue Ukraine’s new cover, which forum members are left undecided about.
Did the team behind the shoot capture Vanessa in her best light? “She looks like Sasha Pivovarova. Looks more of ELLE France than Vogue,” discredited MON.
Benn98 shared the same opinion and echoed, “Uneventful, it indeed looks like an ELLE France cover. Vogue Ukraine has been very devoid of actual fashion, on the covers that is.”
Handbag Queen also failed to show support. “Awful cover. Don’t understand her appeal at all,” she sniggered.
“I saw this a million times! It’s not a good cover for Spring! The background is so dead and Vanessa doesn’t look okay, she seems tired,” narcyza later slammed.
But the rest disagree. “I love this. Everything works imo… the color scheme, the styling, the layout. They Photoshopped her face but still she manages to look more her age,” approved kokobombon.
“Fantastic cover! Paying tribute to Vanessa through the French Lolita/rock vibe is awesome. Works!” noted |PerfectTonight|.
Drab or fab? Add your own two cents on Vanessa’s latest Vogue cover inside the thread here.
Fashion magazines for men rarely make an impact on our forums, but with the release of Vogue Hommes‘ Spring/Summer 2015 cover, our forums were set ablaze. The biannual style and lifestyle title continues to push the boundaries of menswear fashion photography, enlisting the help of male models Clement Chabernaud, Benjamin Eidem and Tim Schuhmacher to shift copies off the newsstand, and we think the formula has worked like a charm! Willy Vanderperre photographed the trio wearing black tuxedos, styled by Olivier Rizzo, resulting in each model looking devilishly handsome.
Forum members were quick to respond once the cover surfaced. “Fantastic!!! Their best one so far!! It looks so chic and so polished,” hailed MON, about to set the tone of the thread.
“Amazing cover. Nice to see these three together,” added an impressed Style Savvy.
Also a fan of the casting was Marc10: “What a trio. Simply fantastic.”
HeatherAnne was quick to show the cover some love by commenting, “Perfectly posed, they look fantastic. Willy can do no wrong.”
“This cover is just making me smile from ear to ear. It’s perfection,” sweetpop raved, sharing the same sentiments.
“This is a must have,” declared simon.
“Might be the first Vogue Hommes I buy in a long time thanks to this wonderful cover. Very fresh and striking without being in your face. The composition is fantastic and so is the cast of course. Can’t wait to see the contents,” enthused an excited Wolkfolk.
Stay tuned for the editorial content and share your opinion with us here.
It’s hard to believe that after all these years, Dior is just getting around to hiring a black campaign star. But the one it chose is a doozy: Rihanna is set to appear in an upcoming campaign for the label, and the significance of the new gig is not lost on the songstress.
“It is such a big deal for me, for my culture, for a lot of young girls of any color,” she told MTV. “I think to be acknowledged by Dior means a lot, as a woman, to feel beautiful — to feel elegant and timeless.” And Riri will be showing just how elegant and timeless she is in the label’s next “Secret Garden” film, shot by Steven Klein at Versailles. We have no doubt she will nail it.
While we wait to see the historic end result, here’s hoping that Rihanna’s appearance will serve as a gateway for other black women to front the brand (ahem, Taraji P. Henson).
Image: Courtesy K-Swiss
K-Swiss is looking to make a comeback and it’s enlisting songwriter, DJ and producer Diplo to help. The shoe label plans to rebrand right before our eyes and is looking for a team of 100 talented creatives and influencers to form a group called The Board, aimed at rebuilding K-Swiss.
From now until April 30, hopefuls can apply for a spot on The Board, which promises young talent real business experience, as well as free shoes, as K-Swiss creates new styles with the help of its new creative team. Can’t beat that. “We’ll be meeting with a range of creative experts that will be leading sessions that any aspiring entrepreneur would need,” Diplo says in the campaign video for the project. “At the end of each session, you’re going to be making decisions on the direction K-Swiss takes.” The hope is that with this fresh, young insight, K-Swiss can build itself up and become more competitive in the market.
You can apply for a position and the opportunity to work with Diplo and K-Swiss on The Board at Kswiss.com/theboard
We’re getting closer to finding out which talented emerging designer will be the next to win LVMH’s coveted Young Fashion Designer award. This group of eight handpicked brands will compete for a prize of €30,000 and a year-long mentorship with an LVMH team in order to help get their label to the next level. Last year, Thomas Tait took home the big prize and two runners-up (Hood by Air and Miuniku) received €10,000 and a mentorship as well.
This year’s list of top contenders includes Milan-based label Arthur Arbesser, Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant’s Coperni, London menswear designer Craig Green, French designer Faustine Steinmetz, buzzy French brand Jacquemus designed by Simon Porte, Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida’s Marques’Almeida, the Paris-based brand Vetements designed by Demna Gvasalia and a team of Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts grads and Virgil Abloh’s Off-White label.
Interestingly enough, all of these brands, regardless of where the designers are from, are based in Europe — either London, Paris or Milan, a far cry from last year’s crop of finalists, who designed in cities like New York, Mumbai and Moscow. But despite the finalists’ gravitation toward creating in Europe’s fashion capitals, they all hail from different countries, including the U.S., Georgia, Portugal, France, Austria and the U.K.
The final winner of the prize will be selected in May by a jury of nine LVMH artistic directors.
[via LVMH Prize]