W Magazine dropped a bombshell on us earlier today and we couldn’t be happier. While most magazines welcome back the same old cover stars in an effort to secure sales, W takes a risk this month by tapping Jane Fonda to front its June/July 2015 issue. Legendary photographer (and theFashionSpot favorite) Steven Meisel captured the sitting with Edward Enninful on styling duties. Fonda dons a Giambattista Valli haute couture gown and cape, showing us just how it’s done at age 77.
As expected, members of our forums were ecstatic. “Oh damn! Meisel and Fonda! The styling, hair, makeup is on point. Excellent work W!” congratulated t-rex within seconds of the cover surfacing.
“A very well polished cover! Stunning and beyond words. What an iconic W cover. Classic and perfect. That makeup is also on point,” added MON in agreement.
Echoing the excitement was Luxx who declared, “Now THIS is a magazine cover!!”
“Wow, what a stunning surprise!! Absolute perfection. The biggest jaw-dropper is Meisel shooting a W cover again. The editorial looks amazing. And they say fashion doesn’t love older women!!!” Benn98 acknowledged.
Also in the mood and showing support was happycanadian: “YAASSSS. Living for this. Jane Fonda, on the cover of W? Shot by Meisel? My mind is blown. In the best way possible.”
“What a FABULOUS cover. Excellent and unexpected choice in cover star, so refreshing and exciting. Thrilled that Meisel shot it! So much praise for all of this, I’m loving it,” hailed LastNight.
Want more Jane x Meisel? Head over to our thread to see the flawless accompanying spread and join the conversation here.
As we learned in his interview with Diane Sawyer, Bruce Jenner is no stranger to a good ol’ fashioned closet raid. The reality TV dad told Sawyer that he used to go through his daughters Kendall and Kylie’s closets when they weren’t at home. But it looks like the youngest members of the Kardashian-Jenner crew aren’t the only ones whose wardrobes were subject to one of Bruce’s raids. In a clip from part two of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians “About Bruce” special, Jenner admits that he also stole one of Kim’s outfits.
In the clip, we see Bruce playfully rushing to his closet to retrieve the long sleeve black crew neck top, saying he had swiped it from Kim’s closet “a long, long time ago.” Thankfully, Kim didn’t seem to remember the piece was missing. “Do you remember that?” he asked. “You probably don’t, your clothes go in and out of your closet so fast.”
Of course, there were no hard feelings on Kim’s side for the stolen piece. She went ahead and created an outfit with it just for Bruce. Kim then asks if Bruce ever envied her mother Kris for her clothes, and got a response we all expected. “Well, I went through everything she had in her closet, of course I was envious!”
Adorable. Watch Kim help Bruce put together a fierce wardrobe of his own in the video below. (more…)
Peter Pilotto has another award to add to the mantle as the label has just snapped up the very first Swarovski Collective award. The label competed against 14 others, including Prabal Gurung, Mary Katrantzou, Iris van Herpen, Rodarte and more. Peter Pilotto incorporated Swarovski crystals into the Spring and Fall 2015 collections, using various textures and materials to build on its well-known print aesthetic. By combining crystals with materials like lace and perspex pieces, designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos created clothes that still have that printed appeal, but with more of a 3D edge.
“We worked a lot on trying to create an appropriate setting. In the end, we created a type of silicon eyelet but without a hole that worked really well. We liked the flashy silver rings beside the Swarovski crystal as it had a fun element – sort of refreshing a classical component,” Pilotto told Vogue UK.
The label will take home about $28,610 (25,000 euro), which according to WWD it will use “for fabric research and manufacturing, and to experiment with new techniques and work with suppliers they admire.”
[via Vouge UK, WWD]
Magazines continue to serve their summer offerings and Harper’s Bazaar Spain is one of the latest to drop. The magazine enlisted Hans Feurer to photograph the front cover of the June 2015 installment and the result is less than impressive, which is disappointing considering Feurer’s rich history of fashion photography. Karolina Kurkova graces the cover, sporting a skimpy swimsuit and channeling a workout instructor from decades ago. Yay or nay?
Forum members have voted for a huge nay and continue to express their horror. “Very 80s but in a bad way,” disapproved Kobito.
“The layout makes it look like an inner-cover or supplement. 80s in a bad way indeed, I blame the awful hair,” kokobombon replied.
In agreement over the styling of Kurkova’s hair was fashionlover2001: “That hair…!! Ugh so disgusting.” Ouch.
Also in a state of shock was Bertrando3. “The layout looks very amateur, Karolina looks bad with that awful hair and makeup, the pose is catalog, the clothing is horrendous, this cover is so bad, it´s not even funny, I would give this a 02/10,” he declared.
“Have to agree with you. I’m usually mad about Feurer’s throwback style, but this is just awful. It’s mainly the hair and the layout. She indeed looks like an 80s fitness instructor. The layout is just as bad,” responded Benn98.
Emmanuelle wasn’t feeling it either and wrote, “I can’t help but focus on her hair. It really doesn’t suit at all.”
“Why they do my KK like that?” questioned nataliaapple in disbelief.
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The Cannes Film Festival dress code has folks upset after several women attending the affair were allegedly barred from entering the event because of their footwear. According to Screen magazine, a few women in their 50s were turned away at a red carpet screening of Carol because they dared to not show up in stilettos. Of course, heels are uncomfortable for everyone, but there are also women who physically cannot wear them due to health reasons. Seems a little insensitive to exclude them from an event for a medical issue.
“Someone I know was turned away for wearing nice flats, nothing you would wear to the beach,” a source said. “They were in their 50s. They told her she could go and buy appropriate shoes and come back.” Cannes commented, saying its dress code “rules have not changed throughout the years (tuxedo, formal dress for Gala screenings) and there is no specific mention about the height of the women’s heels as well as for men’s. Thus, in order to make sure that this rule is respected, the Festival’s hosts and hostesses were reminded of it.” If there are no rules about high heels, then why are women being denied entry to the festival for that reason? We guess in Cannes, flats simply aren’t considered formal wear for women. Naturally, the public is none too pleased with this sexist rule.
Photo: Ashley Mar for theFashionSpot
Chilean-born Australian fashion model and actress Pia Miller says the transition from model to actress hasn’t been an easy path to travel. Catching up with the stunner on the red carpet at the Mad Max: Fury Road premiere in Sydney last week, Pia shed a little light on what it’s really like to be a model slashie.
The 31-year-old mother, who has recently joined the cast of Home and Away as policewoman Katrina Chapman, tells theFashionSpot that the move from model to actress has definitely been an “interesting one”. As we’ve seen in the past, not every model who can strut down the catwalk has the acting chops to support a career change like this. “I think that particular transition from model to actor, it takes a lot of work,” she explains.
After winning Dolly magazine’s annual modelling competition in 1998, just one year after world-famous supermodel Miranda Kerr, Pia travelled the world as a successful fashion model before taking acting and voice lessons in 2009 in the hopes of making the leap from editorial spreads to the screen. (more…)