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Model Disrupts Rick Owens’ Runway with Protest Banner — and He’s Furious

Rick Owens’ runway shows always give us something to talk about, but an incident at the designer’s latest catwalk show has him seeing red. As Owens was showing his latest menswear designs for Spring 2016, a model named Jera took to the runway and pulled out a banner targeting the German Chancellor, reading, “Please Kill Angela Merkel, Not.”

Jera has worked with Owens before and he is counted as one of the designer’s muses. But muse or not, Owens was not at all pleased with the display – especially since the theme of the collection was about rejecting male aggression. “It was not my idea,” Owens said. “He pulled it out and I punched him when he came off stage. He’s been my male muse for the past 12 years or something and I think he just felt comfortable enough to do something in a show and I’m furious.”

Owens is very firm about the fact that he in no way sanctioned the disruptive display, though the irony of Jera making a scene in light of the collection’s theme is not lost on him. “When does ambition and efficiency spill over into aggression? And this model just gave into his aggression, and his balance was off. He became imbalanced. His aggression took over.”

We think that will be the last time Jera tries to make an unauthorized political statement on Owens’ runway.

[via i-D]

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Aussie Stars Step Out for ‘Ted 2’ Sydney Premiere

That rude little teddy bear is back for round two, and Australian celebs didn’t pass up the opportunity for a few borderline-offensive jokes and the chance to show off their style on the green carpet.

Held at George Street’s Event Cinemas in Sydney last night, a mix of realty TV stars, pageant queens, musicians, models and presenters stepped out to enjoy the new Ted 2 film. Check out the looks below.

Photo: Getty

Photo: Getty

E! Australia host Ksenija Lukich sure knows how to combine femininity with edge, rocking a pink, white and black midi pencil dress with a harsh-leather biker jacket and open-toe booties. (more…)

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Confirmed: The O.C Is Becoming a Musical!

Newport’s finest Marissa Cooper, Ryan Atwood, Summer Roberts and Seth, Sandy and Kirsten Cohen are welcoming us all back to The O.C, bitch. If there was ever a time to raise our glasses to Kirsten’s bottle of vodka and Marissa’s flask and say ‘Yogalates’, it’s now. That’s right, The O.C is officially becoming a musical, and we’re hoping it doesn’t slaughter the froth-worthy four seasons which symbolised our formative years.

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Created by the same team behind the unauthorised Cruel Intentions musical currently playing in Los Angeles, the production will premiere on August 30, 2015, and, according to the show’s Twitter, will be just “one night only”. We’ve been promised an appearance by Trey Atwood, mmm whatcha say, and are crossing our fingers for a hot, hot yard guy, in the yard, who was hot. Hopefully we’ll also finally get to meet an alopecia-ridden China. Oh, and we’ve been assured that the musical is 100% Oliver Trask free. 

The production has also revealed that “all your favourite songs from the show” will be included, we’re just not sure in what format. Considering The O.C pioneered some sterling tunes via Marissa and Ryan’s make-out sessions, The Bait Shop gigs and NYE countdown specials, we’re expecting to have our feelings a little bit let down, given the comical nature of musicals.

If you don’t believe us, just listen to “The Summer of Summer” from the Vancouver’s Fringe Festival’s unauthorised musical parody of the series below. We’re sorry in advance, and sincerely hope the new musical won’t go down this path.

 Editors note: This story has been edited because “The Summer of Summer” was originally attributed to the LA musical, rather than the Vancouver Fringe Festival.

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Andreja Pejić is Embracing a New Look to Prove Her Salt as a Model

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Andreja Pejić has always been impressive in the fashion world. Walking both the men’s and women’s runway for Jean Paul Gaultier and becoming the first transgender model to ever be profiled in Vogue are just two of the stand-out achievements on her fashion resume. Now the 23-year-old is looking to focus on her own personal style, changing up her look to something more “classic” and “chic”. (more…)

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Link Buzz: Teen Vogue Responds to Black Twitter’s Braid Backlash, Zara Accused of Discriminating Against Shoppers

  • Teen Vogue editor Elaine Welteroth responds to black Twitter, which dragged the mag over excluding images of darker-skinned black women from a piece about box braids and locs. [Teen Vogue]
  • Zara is accused of discriminating against shoppers of color. [Guardian]
  • 410 websites selling counterfeit goods just got shut down. [Vogue UK]
  • But of course Dov Charney sent these gross text messages (allegedly). [Gawker]
  • Under Armour’s “I Will What I Want” campaign starring Gisele Bündchen takes top honors at Cannes Lions. [AdAge]
  • Warby Parker is giving free glasses to NYC students in need. [WWD]

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Dear Vogue: Cara Delevinge’s Sexuality Is Not a Phase, Says One Petition

Cara Delevingne’s cover story for Vogue‘s July issue has rubbed a few members of the LGBT community the wrong way. In the interview with Rob Haskell, Delevingne talks about her sexuality and being in love with girlfriend Annie Clark (aka musician St. Vincent). Cara mentioned she was a little scared of her sexual identity at first, though she eventually embraced it once she was in her 20s. “It took me a long time to accept the idea, until I first fell in love with a girl at 20 and recognized that I had to accept it,” she said.



Haskell mentions that Delevingne’s parents see the model’s attraction to women as a phase, and Haskell himself implies that they may be right: “Her parents seem to think girls are just a phase for Cara, and they may be correct…When I suggest to Cara that to trust a man, she might have to revise an old and stubborn idea of hers—that women are perennially troubled and therefore only women will accept her—her smile says she concedes the point.”

This did not sit will with Julie Rodriguez, who launched a Care 2 petition against Vogue, saying that it is perpetuating stereotypes about bisexual women. “The idea that queer women only form relationships with other women as a result of childhood trauma is a harmful (and false) stereotype that lesbian and bisexual women have been combating for decades,” she writes. “How could Vogue’s editorial staff greenlight this article and publish it without anyone raising concerns about this dismissive and demeaning language?”

The petition has 11,804 signatures and is very close to its goal of 12,000. Of course, for Ms. Rodriguez, there is personal meaning behind the petition. “As a bisexual woman myself, I’ve experienced hurtful comments like this many times. People are quick to assume queer women’s identities are a ‘phase’ and to refuse to recognize the important relationships in their lives — an attitude which can cause depression, result in families rejecting their daughters (or forcing them into abusive conversion ‘therapy’), and even put young women at risk of suicide. Vogue should have taken this opportunity to combat negative stereotypes, not reinforce them.”

 [via Care 2]