Look, here she is driving a motorcycle into the dark, dangerous night. As Harper's Bazaar put it, she's "ahead of the curve," which is definitely a good way to characterize anyone who wears up-and-coming label Atelier Versace at a photoshoot for a major glossy fashion magazine:
Terry Richardson for Harper’s Bazaar
And by day, posing on-location at a mansion, wearing Giorgio Armani Privé. "Born to ride," says the caption, but that's a typo; it's meant to say, "Born to stand in front of this car."
Terry Richardson for Harper’s Bazaar
And here's a video interview with Cyrus, conducted by Executive Editor, Laura Brown. Watch Cyrus show off the spare hip hop grills she always carries in her (Louis Vuitton) purse, cop to her Olsen obsession and ask for a Harper's Bazaar cover of her very own.
And then a bonus: Here's the breakout Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover star, reclining in bed with a copy of This Book Will Save Your Life by A. M. Homes. I also find it easier to concentrate on my reading when there's a push up bra popping out of my skintight Louis Vuitton mohair sweater.
Image: Carter Smith for ELLE
You can see the full fashion credits and read excerpts from the forthcoming interview over on ELLE.com. The issue hits newsstands on August 20.
This morning, WWD started a rumor, saying that John Galliano may join Oscar de la Renta in some permanent capacity ("The designer is said to be in talks with de la Renta about a more permanent position at the American fashion house"), which it then immediately contradicted with a statement from de la Renta's chief executive officer, Alex Bolen:
“As we have said before, we are deeply impressed with John’s talent and would love to find a way to work with him in the future. To date, we have not found that way.”
The former Dior designer reemerged on the fashion scene last February, when he took a temporary position as a "designer in residence" at de la Renta's studio. Since then Galliano has made a series of high profile media appearances, including sitting for an hour-long interview with Charlie Rose (at the outset of the conversation, Rose told viewers that he'd agreed to interview Galliano at the request of their close mutual friend, de la Renta) and cooperating with a probing Vanity Fair profile.
Though Galliano's made it clear that he wants a second chance, and many in the fashion industry (including Vogue editor Anna Wintour and Condé Nast International CEO Jonathan Newhouse) have expressed their support, it's uncertain whether buyers and consumers would be equally responsive to items, no matter how beautiful, bearing his name on the label.
It's worth remembering that de la Renta's reputation is one of utter respectability: the designer has dressed every American First Lady, with the exception of Michelle Obama, for the last half century; the Clinton Presidential Library in Arkansas is currently showing a retrospective of his work. When he was recently asked about Galliano on CBS This Morning, de la Renta replied in a vague, brisk way, emphasizing that he invited the former Dior designer to his studio at Wintour's request.
Over on Twitter, Dior posted the first campaign image of Robert Pattinson for Dior Homme Fragrance. Early reports promised foursomes, shirtlessness, tongues, model makeout sessions. The ad, pictured above, contains none of that. Since this is only the first image from the series and the French fashion house paid the Twilight actor well over $12 million to appear in this campaign, crazier stuff may still come.
But I'd just like to point out that those early reports originally appeared in The Sun. That's the same UK tabloid that dubiously reported that H&M dropped Cara Delevingne over drug use allegations. What I'm saying is, I don't know where The Sun is getting its information, but we can all say things and make them sound true.
Like this: Robert Pattinson and I were totally texting while he was up there on that roof and he was like, "This is a fashion ad, where are the models? I was really hoping this would be my chance to get a photo of my tongue in Vogue, but they just have me sitting up here on this roof. Catering's okay though."
Besides Anna Wintour’s Met Gala gown, there’s probably nothing less punk than green smoothies and high-fashion granny panties. But that hasn’t soured yogi extraordinaire Miranda Kerr’s thoughts on the so-hot-right-now subculture – or Mango off the model.
Miranda has returned for another season as the face of the Spanish brand, this time slipping into something a little further out of her comfort zone. But if the 30-year-old mother of one is feeling weird about dressing like a fancier version of Avril Lavigne circa 2007, she’s not showing it. Mango’s Fall 2013 collection is heavy on the plaid and pinstripe with a few 90s-inspired florals thrown in for good measure, and Miranda looks just as cozy in a pair of patent creeper-style loafers as she does in the collection’s belted chiffon dress. This is the girl who pulled off sexy Japanese Santa, after all.
Standout pieces in the collection include, besides the aforementioned loafers, a series of structured woolen coats and ankle-baring pinstripe work pants. It’s a little ‘borrowed from the boys,' but not so much that you'll have the boys second-guessing their sexuality.
But it’s all relative. The brand also tapped Anna Selezneva to front the catalogue for the same collection, and the Russian model’s piercing eyes and heroin chic liner are giving us a slightly stronger DGAF vibe. See a few images from the campaign and catalogue below and let us know who did the most justice to plaid.
It was big news when Calvin KleinUnderwear first released the print images for the brand's fall campaign starring Christy Turlington. The American model's earlier work for the New York City design house (she first appeared on the Calvin Klein catwalk in 1987) is the stuff of fashion legend; now Turlington is 44 and still, to put it mildly, stunning.
Image: Mario Sorrenti for Calvin Klein Underwear
The brand has just released a video counterpart to the print ads, which is geared to sell "iconic new bras, re-imagined for every woman." Speaking personally, I'm not reaching for my wallet so much as I'm marveling over the model's good looks and Calvin Klein's ample advertising budget. I would extend my congratulations to both parties (for their bod and cash, respectively), but I'm too busy getting a contact high from the speech Turlington delivers as part of the video:
"Clothes tell a story. Sometimes it's true, sometimes it's what you want people to think. But this is what I really feel. It's not a secret, just personal. You might be surprised. Just between you and me."
Translation: I am trying to make buying underwear seem like a meaningful, near-mystical experience. Also, we hired the same guy who did Brad Pitt's Chanel ads to write this.