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Riccardo Tisci on Being One of the First Designers to Accept Kim Kardashian

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Image: Getty

Designers may be scrambling to dress Kim Kardashian now, but there was a time when the fashion set turned up their noses at the thought of seeing the reality star in their clothes. These days, well…now we have Kim and her nearly exposed lady flower prancing about for LOVE magazine in Prada duds. But there is one designer who was always down for the reality star, partially because he was already homies with her husband. We are speaking, of course, of Riccardo Tisci, who explained to Details why he put her in his clothes when no one else would.

Tisci noted that at the time, Kim was accepted “by nobody. And she’s a sweet girl. And Kanye and me, we did it together. Every designer is dying to dress her now,” he said. “I didn’t care what people thought about Kim. In the beginning, I met her because of my respect for Kanye, and then I liked her a lot and we became friends. I got killed because of this. But I didn’t care. That is a friend, you see. And this is why, when they got married, they asked me to dress them.”

Thank you, Mr. Tisci, for your part in creating the Kimye fashion monster. 

[via Details]

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We Are Loving Erin O’Connor on the Cover of Hunger Magazine (Forum Buzz)

After unexpectedly making an appearance at the Marc Jacobs show during NYFW, Erin O’Connor lands a special collectors cover for Hunger‘s newest installment. The statuesque beauty from London sat for Rankin for a classic, timeless and elegant (just like Erin herself) portrait. Captured in black and white to create an even more dynamic shot, Erin worked the angles of her beautifully structured face, donning an extravagant hat created by Jean Paul Gaultier. Rankin (the founder of Hunger magazine) photographed a handful of other models for the remaining covers.

Hunger Magazine #8 Erin O'Connor Rankin

IMAGE: HUNGERTV.COM

Our forum members have made it clear which cover is the most compelling. “Cool and powerful covers! Erin’s is totally different, more classical and even has a vintage vibe which is really nice,” admired Emmanuelle, starting us off on a positive note.

“Cool covers… but ERIN!” KissMiss echoed.

“I agree with them, Erin is too bad ass for pastels and fake smiles,” replied HeatherAnne.

Also full of appreciation was Galimatias: “I love Erin’s cover, it’s not very usual see her on covers nowadays.”

Forum member thatsfierce simply declared, “Erin’s cover is everything.” We agree!

Kobito proclaimed, “OMG Erin’s cover is a must-have! Her cover is just like the mother of the others, in a good way.”

See inside the thread to take a look at the other covers, check out some previews of Hunger‘s 8th issue and share your opinion here.

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LVMH Announces Shortlist for Young Fashion Designer Prize

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Image: LVMH

LVMH has announced the shortlist for its Young Fashion Designer Prize. After going through a pool of nearly 1,000 designers, LVMH has narrowed down its picks to 26, and you may recognize a few names. In addition to labels like Agi & Sam, Marques Almeida and Jacquemus, we find Off-White, the haute streetwear brand designed by Virgil Abloh, one of Kanye West’s creative partners-in-crime.

Almeida and Craig Green will have their second turn in the competition this year, and will be judged along with the 24 other labels by LVMH bigwigs, including Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Jonathan Anderson, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, Nicolas Ghesquière, Raf Simons, Phoebe Philo, Riccardo Tisci, Delphine Arnault, Jean-Paul Claverie and Pierre-Yves Roussel. Before they face this panel of esteemed judges, a group of 45 influential members of the fashion set (including Emmanuelle Alt, Tim Blanks, Patrick Demarchelier, Linda Fargo, Cathy Horyn, Pat McGrath and more) will narrow down the list to 8 finalists. The overall winner will be announced in May.

Below, the list of the 26 designers that are one step closer to taking home the LVMH prize.

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IMG Scouts New Locations for NYFW

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Image: Getty

This season marked Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week’s last turn at Lincoln Center. The question is now, “Where to next?” According to WWD, IMG has not confirmed a new location, though eventually, the event is supposed to wind up at the Culture Shed, the complex being built in the revamped Hudson Yards. The building was supposed to be completed by 2017, but it’s starting to look as if it won’t be done until at least 2019. 

So, the search is on for a new home for NYFW. On the list of possible locations is Skylight Clarkson Sq in SoHo, which will be the home of Men’s Fashion Week in July. Skylight at Moynihan Station (the James A. Farley Post Office, across Eighth Avenue from Penn Station) is also another option, as well as just setting up shop on a pier in Tribeca.

This is also Mercedes-Benz’s last season backing Fashion Week, which will now be known simply as New York Fashion Week. Wherever Fashion Week’s hub winds up, one thing is for certain: The traffic around the venue will be, as it always is, a total mess.

[via WWD]

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The Most Ludicrous Questions From Miranda Kerr’s Twitter Q&A

Miranda Kerr

Photo: WENN

I suppose if we really think about it, we’ve all got something we’d like to ask Miranda Kerr. Is Orlando Bloom a good kisser? Have you ever gotten blind drunk? Will you ever wear clothes in a photo shoot again? Are you actually human?

There’s so many questions that us mere non-famous people would just love to know about her, and that’s probably why her media interviews never get old. There’s always something new to learn about this dimple-faced specimen.

That’s why when she hosted a Twitter Q&A via Net-a-Porter’s account today to answer everyone’s “beauty questions,” she was of course bombarded with the weird, the wacky and the downright creepy. The hashtag was #MK4Kora, so you think people would get the drift that this little exercise was about promoting her skincare line, KORA Organics, not about telling you what cup size she is. (more…)

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River Viiperi and Jordan Barrett Model Off at Jeremy Scott’s NYFW Fall 2015 Show

Jeremy Scott

Photos: IMAXTree

Well, this is #awkward. Paris Hilton’s ex, River Viiperi, and her new rumoured beau, Australian model Jordan Barrett, had to work together on Wednesday, February 18, for Jeremy Scott’s Fall 2015 runway at New York Fashion Week.

We can’t imagine that it was a comfortable scenario. Splitting up is hard enough without having to get your hair and makeup done next to the man who’s said to be canoodling with your ex-missus. Then there’s the fact that Jordan, 18, is five years younger than River, 23, and walking the same major fashion show. It’s like the big old break-up knife just keeps on twisting for poor River.

Paris Hilton

Photo: Wenn

It’s not like the Spanish model was just a fling, either, with River and his then-señorita Paris splitting after a solid two years dating just last year. Her relationship with Aussie up-and-comer Jordan, however, is yet to be labelled as fling, couple or friends. They were spotted partying together during Milan Fashion Week last month, and have been hanging out during NYFW after walking Naomi Campbell’s Fashion for Relief show together.

If Paris and Jordan haven’t gotten to first base yet, we think seeing him in Jeremy Scott’s childish prints would’ve got the cougar all worked up. It’s probably the perfect time for her to pounce.

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