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Gwyneth Paltrow Is Pretty in Pink on InStyle’s Fresh February Cover

Our forums were quick to voice their displeasure with Laura Brown’s debut covers as editor-in-chief of InStyle. Perhaps Brown just needed a little time to let her bold new direction take shape for the magazine. Newsstand regular Gwyneth Paltrow appears on InStyle‘s fresh and airy February issue, looking fantastic in Fendi, shot by photographer Greg Kadel.

US InStyle February 2017 : Gwyneth Paltrow by Greg Kadel

IMAGE: INSTYLE.COM

A few of our forum members were quick to show the cover some love. “Gorgeous cover, finally something more in the vein that Ariel [Foxman] would have done! Paltrow, just might be the best celeb cover star!” rejoiced Miss Dalloway the moment the cover dropped.

“I really like it. So light and airy. That pink and blue should be tired, but it looks lovely here. And somehow, I don’t mind seeing Gwyneth,” MyNameIs admitted. (more…)

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Bella Hadid Replaces Kendall Jenner as the Face of Fendi for Spring 2017

After starring in Fendi campaigns for multiple seasons, Kendall Jenner has been replaced by BFF Bella Hadid as the face of the brand. Karl Lagerfeld is the latest industry heavyweight to embrace the younger Hadid sister by casting her solo for Fendi’s new Spring 2017 campaign. As our forums take a look at the first campaign image, Bella can be found in a room that’s in desperate need of some TLC while wearing a floral dress and clutching a Fendi Peekaboo handbag.

Fendi S/S 2017 : Bella Hadid by Karl Lagerfeld

IMAGE: WEIBO/QUEMMANU

Forum members were left pleasantly surprised by the outcome. “Nice to see Karl Lagerfeld shying away from using Kendall Jenner for Fendi, and while Bella Hadid wouldn’t be everyone’s choice of replacement, I have to admit that Bella looks perfectly suited to me and I do like what I’m seeing here,” confessed vogue28.

“Ciao Bella! I really really like it. I actually think the matching dress and wallpaper is what makes it extra special,” pointed out gazebo. (more…)

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Vogue Japan’s February Cover Features a Bevy of Rising Top Models

In 2016, the majority of our favorite fashion glossies seemed to shy away from multi-girl covers, but Vogue Japan reignites the trend with its February 2017 cover. The Japanese title is off to a terrific start for the new year, having given us exactly what we needed with January’s cover featuring Anna Ewers. Now, photographic duo Luigi & Iango captures a host of the industry’s rising stars including Odette Pavlova, Agnes Akerlund, Vittoria Ceretti, Ruth Bell, Yasmin Wijnaldum and Faretta, all decked out wearing head-to-toe Christian Dior.

Vogue Japan February 2017 by Luigi & Iango

IMAGE: AMAZON.CO.JP

“They look too miserable,” pointed out blueorchid the second the cover dropped.

“It almost looks like it was deliberate! This should only have been Vittoria, far too many girls for this cover. Yasmin looks the worst, like a corpse. And while it’s a nice coup for Dior, I don’t think the styling does the clothes any justice,” replied Benn98. (more…)

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Bella Hadid Returns to the Cover of W Korea for January 2017

It’s safe to declare W Korea had a successful 2016, having served up some pretty fantastic covers with It girls Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss and Bella Hadid over the past twelve months. Now, in a move that shouldn’t surprise anyone, Korean W welcomes back Bella Hadid on its first cover of the year (exactly one month after sister Gigi gave Gisele Bündchen a run for her money). Opting to use a reprint for the January 2017 cover (usually a huge forum no-no), the Korean title ultimately makes good use of a haute couture fashion shoot from its American counterpart’s recent October issue, photographed by Venetia Scott.

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The majority of our forum members actually liked what they saw. “A good choice of a reprint if you ask me. When the editorial first appeared in American W, I wasn’t all too impressed but I admire how W Korea have made this shot of Bella work in their favor with the layout, fonts and their choice of complementing colors. Those shades of blue are perfect for an icy January cover!” complemented vogue28.

“This shot actually works as a cover for me. It’s got that effortless mood, and her face isn’t perfection, for once. Love the colors. The editor really must love these Hadids,” Benn98 pointed out. (more…)

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Stella Maxwell and Jordan Barrett Pair Up for Roberto Cavalli’s Spring 2017 Ad Campaign

If you haven’t already heard, Peter Dundas is out at Roberto Cavalli and his final collection for the Italian fashion house is showcased in the brand’s newly unveiled Spring 2017 advertising campaign. Shying away from the tiresome studio setting that was last season’s flop, the team decided to take things outdoors, shooting the new campaign on the sand dunes. Photographed by Luca & Alessandro Morelli, models Stella Maxwell and Jordan Barrett pair up while making us remember the good old Cavalli campaigns with Kate Moss.

Roberto Cavalli S/S 2017 : Stella Maxwell & Jordan Barrett by L. & A. Morelli

IMAGE: VISUALIZING.FASHION

“This looks like a cheap version of their early ’00s campaigns. They are trying to get back to a time when Cavalli was the hottest, sexiest brand in town. Total fail but I like the first photo. The dress looks good and the energy is quite enjoyable,” Lola701 commented.

“They definitely are trying to be the ’00s Cavalli, but they’re doing it wrong. The model choices are horrible,” replied Scotty. (more…)

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Vogue Italia Editor-in-Chief Franca Sozzani Dies at 66

Fashion editor Franca Sozzani poses before the Christian Dior 2017 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on September 30, 2016 in Paris

Fashion editor Franca Sozzani at the Christian Dior Spring 2017 show on September 30, 2016 in Paris; Image: PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images

Today, the fashion industry mourns the passing of 66-year-old Franca Sozzani, long-serving editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia. Sozzani died in Milan after a year-long illness. A true visionary and innovator, Sozzani began her role at the Italian fashion bible in 1988 and leaves behind a legacy of powerful, revolutionary and thought-provoking content for the magazine. Having collaborated with the likes of Steven Meisel, Bruce Weber and Peter Lindbergh (to name only a few) throughout her 28 years at the helm, Sozzani championed numerous social causes while captivating a loyal audience.

Members of our forums shared their sincere condolences upon hearing the tragic news. “2016 sucks! All the great people passed away. RIP, Franca. You played a very big part in fashion and you’ll be missed,” wrote Koibito.

“What a shock!! She will be so missed,” added liberty33r1b.

“She was such an inspirational woman, very sad to hear this,” echoed HeatherAnne.

“I’m absolutely heartbroken, don’t even know what to say. Her Vogue Italia is one of the major reasons why I feel in love with fashion. She was truly a legend. Arivederla Franca,” said Marc10.

“Disheartening news, a significant loss of one of the most pivotal figures within fashion. She will be missed,” TheoG mourned.

“One of the last columns supporting the weight of a crumbling fashion world has fallen. Very sad and disturbing,” mentioned gazebo.

A figure of the fashion industry who will be sorely missed and never forgotten, join us in mourning and pass along your condolences here. All of theFashionSpot’s thoughts are with Sozzani’s family.

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