Raf Simons showed his latest for Dior today to a smattering of fashion industry and celebrity elites. Marion Cotillard, Natalia Vodianova, Dakota Fanning, Coco Rocha, Olivia Palermo and several others were in attendance, taking in the scene from inside the mirrored space the label built for the show.
Giovanna Battaglia filmed the collection’s final walk for her Instagram, which was momentarily obstructed by a certain bob-wearing editrix who seemed as if she couldn’t get out of the show quickly enough. Towards the end of Battaglia’s video, we see Anna Wintour run into the frame, dashing out of the space in a hurry.
Was the show that bad? Our forum members were definitely not feeling the threads this time around, but Anna more likely had another appointment to get to (she’s a busy gal). It’s nice to know the editrix likes to get to her engagements on time, which is more that we can say for a certain celebrity couple making the rounds at PFW.
It seems like these days, being named a U.N. ambassador is the look for the celeb set. Emma Watson had pretty much everyone swooning over her “game-changing” speech about feminism during the U.N.’s #HeForShe event last weekend. Victoria Beckham is the latest celebrity to snag the esteemed title as the newest UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador.
“I’m a passionate supporter of women. I want to support women, I want to empower women and I believe that everybody has the right to a healthy life,” she said at a press conference announcing her new role. Victoria has been quite an active advocate for HIV/AIDS afflicted mothers. She recently auctioned off items from her personal wardrobe in partnership with The Outnet. Proceeds from that benefited the mothers2mothers charity, which helps HIV-infected mothers get proper medical treatment to keep them from passing on the virus to their babies.
This latest partnership with the U.N. is clearly a way for the designer to continue her work. “I’m a mother. I’m a woman. I want to do whatever it is that I can do to lend my voice, raise awareness.” She credits a recent trip to South Africa as her inspiration for getting involved with the organization.
“I went to Cape Town and I was so touched by the women that I met, I felt inspired and I came home and I knew I had to do something…every woman out there has the right to health and every woman has the right to give her children a healthy future.”
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are having the best worst Paris Fashion Week ever. Things started on a high for them, attending the Balenciaga show on Wednesday with their 15-month-old daughter, North West, who basically stole the show from her famous parents with her innate adorableness. But things started to go downhill for the couple yesterday when they left the tyke at home.
Before yesterday’s Balmain show, Kim was attacked by celebrity prankster Vitalii Sediuk, who grabbed at the reality star’s legs nearly bringing her to the ground. Now, reports are surfacing that the drama didn’t end there for Kimye.
After hitting up Balmain, the pair were off to Lanvin, which, in true Kimye fashion, they simply couldn’t make on time because of their supremely busy schedules. In fact, Kim and Kanye were 40 minutes late to the show, leaving editors, buyers and journalists waiting for them to arrive. British Vogue sent out something of a shady tweet once the guests of honor finally showed up:
But it was the runway photographers who really let the couple know how they felt about the big hold-up. Page Six reports that as soon as Kimye stepped into the venue, the photographers started booing them. Kanye apparently went up to the photo pit and asked them to sop booing him and his wife, who had clearly been through enough that day.
Anyone who has been to a fashion show knows that the photo pit can get a little boisterous when someone commits a fashion show faux pas. Yelling and screaming is not atypical when photogs get frustrated. No matter how important you think you are, there will always be a shutterbug to bring you back to reality.
[via Page Six]
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The fashion world has made another boo-boo. Marie Claire Australia has pissed off New Zealander academic Ngarino Ellis, because it published a photo of Gemma Ward with a Maori moko painted on her chin for its October issue.
The spread was intended to pay tribute to French designer Jean Paul Gaultier, but has caused offence to the senior art history lecturer at the University of Auckland.
“Moko is complex and serious and not to be taken lightly,” Dr Ellis told the NZ Herald. “It is disturbing that Marie Claire is so removed from current discussions globally about the importance of the fashion world to be ethical and culturally inclusive.”
In a statement issued to Daily Mail Australia, the glossy has apologised “unreservedly” for offending the Maori people’s cultural values. “The image was not created or commissioned by Marie Claire, but one chosen as part of a retrospective of the work of the fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier,” it read. “We would not knowingly support the appropriation of any aspect of another culture without the participation or support of the members of that culture.” (more…)
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Fame: On the outside it’s all glitz, glamour and free clothes, but being a celebrity is not without its risks. Just ask Kim Kardashian, who was attacked today right before entering the Balmain show. The reality star was just casually minding her business, trying to exit her chauffeured car with husband Kanye West and mom Kris Jenner. Naturally, there was a mob around the vehicle, but things got out of hand when a crazed assailant came toward Kim, attempting to pull her down to the ground by her legs.
Kris was getting out of the car on the same side as Kim. When she saw her daughter being attacked, she immediately went ferocious mama bear all over the guy’s ass, screaming in a fit of passion, “STOP IT.” Plus, it looks like she even got in a few kicks after security wrestled him to the ground.
Kim got away from the scene unscathed, but we think it’s safe to say that the real winner in this situation is Kris, who looked like she was about to take her earrings off and get to snuffin’. Seriously — she seemed to be ready to throw down in her expensive designer duds, and we don’t blame her. Call it maternal instinct.
The attacker is believed to be Vitalii Sediuk, the fellow who routinely pranks celebrities on the red carpet. He’s the guy who tried to kiss Will Smith on the red carpet, an act that got him smacked in the face by the actor. Vitalii’s pranked tons of celebs, but announced that he was retiring from his sophomoric antics earlier this year. Looks as if he simply couldn’t leave the game alone.
Watch the whole scene unfold below.
As Natasha Poly and her baby daughter Aleksandra hit the cover of Vogue Paris’ October 2014 issue, we thought it was only fitting that we take a look back at another mother and baby cover for this week’s Fashion Flashback series.
Carine Roitfeld welcomed back Natalia Vodianova on the cover of Vogue Paris in October 2006. Patrick Demarchelier had first shot a pregnant Natalia for the magazine in April 2006. This time around, the Russian beauty gazed down the lens of Mario Testino wearing an embellished dress from Dolce & Gabbana with newborn baby daughter Neva in tow.
Testino also photographed two portfolios with a handful of fashion’s finest models, such as Natasha Poly, Tanya Dziahileva, Sasha Pivovarova, Vlada Roslyakova, Anna Mariya Urazhevskaya and Snejana Onopka. The theme of the entire issue is everything Russia, therefore most of the fashion content was heavily influenced by Russian culture. David Sims took a break from the Russian theme, though, and shot model Bette Franke for a fun, edgy and colorful story with Marie-Amélie Sauvé on styling duties. Also inside the issue are photographic duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, who captured Raquel Zimmermann in a dingy room wearing luxurious pieces of fur, styled by Emmanuelle Alt. There’s something for everyone!
Is this issue a favorite of yours? Check out the thread here to familiarize yourself with the content and don’t be afraid to reignite the discussion.