Harry Styles leads new Gucci fragrance campaign

Gucci’s go-to campaign star Harry Styles has been chosen as one of the faces of the brand’s new genderless fragrance.Created by label head Alessandro Michele and perfumer Alberto Morillas, Gucci’s Memoire d’une Odeur is the first scent from the Italian…

Gucci’s go-to campaign star Harry Styles has been chosen as one of the faces of the brand’s new genderless fragrance.

Created by label head Alessandro Michele and perfumer Alberto Morillas, Gucci’s Memoire d’une Odeur is the first scent from the Italian fashion house to be designed with gender fluidity in mind.

Popstar Harry, who recently shot his third fashion campaign for Gucci, has been cast to front the ads alongside student and designer Harris Reed, musician Zumi Rosow and ’80s model Leslie Winer, among others.

“Today marks the announcement of a new fragrance and its faces, Gucci Memoire d’une Odeur. Alessandro Michele’s contemporary vision of a universal scent transcends gender and time,” a brand spokesperson said in a press release.

Of the ideas behind the perfume, a representative explained how Alessandro “imagined fragrance as an explorer of the power of memories, bringing them back from the past and making them live in our present”.

A picture on the Gucci Beauty Instagram page from the label’s recent cruise collection show, held in Rome on Tuesday, was captioned: “@harrystyles leads the cast of the campaign of new universal fragrance #GucciMemoire d’une Odeur, unveiled at the party for the #GucciCruise20 fashion show.

At the party, the British singer-songwriter and actor was shot by @bradelterman together with @alessandro_michele and the mix of talents and models who feature in the campaign including Zumi Rosow @fangusz666, @harris_reed, @arianapapademetropoulos, @olimpiadior, Leslie Winer and Stanislas Klossowski de Rola. @gucci #GucciBeauty #AlessandroMichele.”

At the show’s after-party, Harry teamed up with Fleetwood Mac legend Stevie Nicks. The pair previously performed together in March when Stevie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a second time, as a solo artist. They also played together in 2017 when Harry brought The Chain star out to perform three songs with him during one of his Los Angeles concerts.

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Demi Moore returns to exercise routine after four-year workout break

Demi Moore has returned to her exercise regime after taking a four-year break from working out.The Ghost actress took to Instagram earlier this week to share a video of her doing a dance routine in front of an interactive mirror known as the Mirror. …

Demi Moore has returned to her exercise regime after taking a four-year break from working out.

The Ghost actress took to Instagram earlier this week to share a video of her doing a dance routine in front of an interactive mirror known as the Mirror.

“I haven’t exercised in, like, over four years,” she admitted in the footage before launching into a warmup. “So, this gonna be my next jam. Here I go. Wish me luck!”

Demi captioned the post by sharing her plan to do a 15-minute workout but confessed, “I am stalling!”

Later, she uploaded a second video showing her performing the moves in the dance cardio routine and told fans that her debut session “flew by” and added hashtags including #LovingLife, #BackInAction, #TightenUp and #GIJane, a reference to her 1997 film, in which she portrayed a super fit soldier.

The Mirror is a full-length mirror, which when turned on, allows users to follow along to an exercise instructor. Other celebrities such as Alicia Keys, Ellen DeGeneres, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston have all praised the product, though it is priced at $1,495 (£1,180) and has a $39 (£30) per month subscription fee, which gives users unlimited live and on-demand workouts.

Demi’s new workout plan comes just over a month after she confirmed that her memoir, to be titled Inside Out, will be released in September.

Described as a “story of survival, success, and surrender,” the book will delve into her high-profile relationships, successful acting career, battle with addiction, body image issues, and parenthood.

“As much as her story is about adversity, it is also about tremendous resilience,” a synopsis reads. “In this deeply candid and reflective memoir, Demi pulls back the curtain and opens up about her career and personal life-laying bare her tumultuous relationship with her mother, her marriages, her struggles balancing stardom with raising a family, and her journey toward open-heartedness.”

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Rihanna’s debut Fenty Maison line inspired by black female fashion activists

Rihanna’s debut Fenty Maison collection was inspired by black female fashion activists.The first imagery from the 31-year-old’s line with LVMH has been released, which juxtaposes her models in the Fenty pieces directly against vintage snaps by pioneeri…

Rihanna’s debut Fenty Maison collection was inspired by black female fashion activists.

The first imagery from the 31-year-old’s line with LVMH has been released, which juxtaposes her models in the Fenty pieces directly against vintage snaps by pioneering photographer, Kwame Brathwaite.

In the ’50s and ’60s, the now 81-year-old documented Harlem’s African-American community, which began the movement of the Grandassa models, who took part in pageants to celebrate black beauty, and inspired the term Black is Beautiful.

“When I was coming up with the concept for this release, we were just digging and digging and we came up with these images,” Rihanna told Vogue.com. “They made me feel they were relevant to what we are doing right now. It was a really strange and powerful parallel.”

Using Kwame’s photos of the Grandassa models, the singer and designer fuses together historical depictions of black women and the Fenty brand.

In one vintage image, Kwame’s sister-in-law Nomsa wears a headwrap and a long chandelier earring, and next to the snap, the Fenty models pose together in white suits, wearing similar earrings.

However, Rihanna insisted that while her groundbreaking Fenty Maison collection with LMVH embraces the legacy of black creatives, her clothes aren’t meant to be a political statement.

“Well, I don’t know if it’s political so much as embracing the fact that people should be more aware,” the star said. “But definitely, we want people to see the parallels between what was then and what this is now, in a modern way.”

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Costume designer elevated Spice Girls’ tour outfits with Swarovski bling

The Spice Girls are making sure they shine on their trek around the U.K. and Ireland with one million Swarovski crystals sewn onto their costumes.The girl power originators, now a foursome after Victoria Beckham declined to join them for the reunion sh…

The Spice Girls are making sure they shine on their trek around the U.K. and Ireland with one million Swarovski crystals sewn onto their costumes.

The girl power originators, now a foursome after Victoria Beckham declined to join them for the reunion shows, are currently on their Spice World 2019 Tour, kicked things off in Dublin last week.

As well as delighting fans with their catchy pop tracks, the singers – Geri Horner, Emma Bunton, Mel C and Mel B – have also made sure their costumes bring the wow factor.

In a statement regarding their outfits, costume designer Gabriella Slade gushed: “It’s an absolute dream job to design for a tour like this, and to be working with such brilliant women as the Spice Girls. The use of Swarovski crystals is really important and integral in designing for a pop show – it really elevates the costumes. You can always tell it’s a Swarovski crystal costume, even from the back of the stadium!”

The Wannabe hitmakers are taking their show all over the U.K. before finishing in London for three nights at the city’s famous Wembley Stadium.

Among the 100 costumes worn by the singers and their dancers is a new take on Geri’s famous Union Jack dress, the animal prints that Mel B became famous for and glitzy sportswear for Mel C, aka Sporty Spice.

And Swarovski executive board member Nadja Swarovski jumped at the chance to work with Gabriella and the British stars.

“(We wanted to) celebrate the amazing, empowering and iconic spirit of Girl Power for the Spice World tour,” Nadja said. “We are thrilled to help magnify the magic and dazzle of this stellar show.”

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Emily Ratajkowski taps Judith Light and Andy Garcia’s daughter for bodysuit campaign

Emily Ratajkowski has recruited TV veteran Judith Light and actor Andy Garcia’s daughter Alessandra Garcia-Lorido to help her promote her new Inamorata Woman bodysuit range.The 27-year-old has released images of herself posing with 70-year-old Transpar…

Emily Ratajkowski has recruited TV veteran Judith Light and actor Andy Garcia’s daughter Alessandra Garcia-Lorido to help her promote her new Inamorata Woman bodysuit range.

The 27-year-old has released images of herself posing with 70-year-old Transparent actress Judith, while Alessandra, 27, appears in another shot, modelling a bodysuit that doubles as a dress.

She also tapped models Ebonee Davis and Shokunbi Halimotu for the campaign, as well as acupuncturist Walda Laurenceau.

In addition to modelling and designing the pieces, Emily served as creative director for the photoshoot, snapped by her frequent collaborator and friend Tom Newton.

Talking about the campaign in a statement, she said it “highlights the ageless versatility of a bodysuit” and is “designed to show how this timeless piece is a wardrobe staple at every age”.

Emily shared countless campaign shots on her Instagram page too.

“BODYsuits for everyBODY, at every age,” she captioned the photos. “Our latest @inamoratawoman BODY drop was created with the idea that bodysuits take women through life. They shouldn’t be a secret underpinning-we start wearing bodysuits as babies and as the incredible Judith Light reminded me, well into our seventies. While these are basics, it was super important to me that they were chic and perfectly fit-staples for everyone and everything. This collection is the result. Thank you to this very special group of women including @judithlight @eboneedavis @alessandragl @wellness_with_walda @ourladyj @shokunbi.halimotu for being a part of this project! Shot by @tomtakesphotoss.”

Judith and Alessandra posted snaps to their own Instagram accounts as well, and thanked Emily for bringing them on board.

The I Feel Pretty actress launched Inamorata as a bathing suit collection in 2017, bringing out lingerie and bodywear in February.

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Christian Louboutin to be honoured with top couture prize

Christian Louboutin is to be feted with a prestigious couture prize.The French designer has built his eponymous label around his signature shiny, red-soled shoes, which are coveted by fashionistas around the globe, including celebrities such as Cardi B…

Christian Louboutin is to be feted with a prestigious couture prize.

The French designer has built his eponymous label around his signature shiny, red-soled shoes, which are coveted by fashionistas around the globe, including celebrities such as Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez, and Blake Lively.

Now, Louboutin will be honoured by officials at The Couture Council of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) with the 2019 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion.

“To be recognised by The Museum at FIT’s esteemed Couture Council is a great honour,” the 56-year-old said in a statement. “While my designs have roots in Paris, I feel very lucky to have access to some of the most specialised craftsmanship in the world; that has allowed me to push my creative boundaries and celebrate inclusivity and self-empowerment through cultural exchange.”

Louboutin will be presented with the award during a luncheon held at the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Centre in New York City on 3 September.

The fashion star was selected for his lifelong dedication to the art and craft of fashion by an advisory committee which was chaired by Dr. Valerie Steele, director of MFIT, and included the likes of Glenda Bailey, editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar, Hamish Bowles, international editor-at-large of Vogue, Bergdorf Goodman’s Linda Fargo, and Vogue’s Suzy Menkes.

“Sigmund Freud famously asked: ‘What do women want?'” commented Dr. Steele. “For many women, the answer would appear to be shoes, especially beautiful, high-heeled shoes, and specifically, Christian Louboutin’s famously seductive red-soled shoes. Because of his delightfully desirable and distinctive shoes, Christian Louboutin was chosen to receive the 2019 Couture Council Award.”

This year’s Couture Council luncheon coincides with MFIT’s Paris, Capital of Fashion exhibition.

Previous recipients of the Couture Council Award include Narciso Rodriguez, Thom Browne, Manolo Blahnik, Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Karl Lagerfeld, Dries Van Noten, and Alber Elbaz.

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Paul Smith flew to be with Japanese staff after 2011 tsunami

Paul Smith jumped on a flight and flew to Japan after the 2011 tsunami and earthquake hit to be with his staff.The quintessential English designer has a massive presence in the Asian country, something he attributes to his “real affection for the cultu…

Paul Smith jumped on a flight and flew to Japan after the 2011 tsunami and earthquake hit to be with his staff.

The quintessential English designer has a massive presence in the Asian country, something he attributes to his “real affection for the culture”.

And when Japan was struck by the devastating natural disaster in March 2011, which claimed the lives of over 15,000 people, Paul didn’t hesitate in getting himself over there.

“It was around the time that some of my staff and I usually fly out there. Our trip was cancelled, but I still wanted to go by myself,” he told Mr Porter. “The plane was empty – just me and a handful of people going home to their families. I had to go, to be there with my staff, to say, ‘I’m with you. I understand.’ It made such a difference to them, and to me.”

Estimating that he has visited Japan at least 100 times, Paul has drawn on the nation for a spring collection for Mr Porter.

Made up of a series of printed short-sleeved shirts and shorts covered in flowers and cranes, the designer drew on styles he saw in old Japanese textile books.

“Even now, I still get excited when I go (to Japan),” the 72-year-old smiled.

And when asked why he’s enjoyed so much success in the nation compared to other designers, he ventured: “I came with a different attitude. I think a lot of the others fell by the wayside because they weren’t curious about the culture here; they didn’t try and immerse themselves in the way of life.”

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Marc Jacobs debuts new line

Marc Jacobs has launched his latest fashion venture, new collection The Marc Jacobs.The American designer, who has helmed his namesake label since 1986, has been teasing details of the line for some time, but the creations finally went live on Thursday…

Marc Jacobs has launched his latest fashion venture, new collection The Marc Jacobs.

The American designer, who has helmed his namesake label since 1986, has been teasing details of the line for some time, but the creations finally went live on Thursday.

Made up of clothes, shoes, bags, jewellery and accessories, Jacobs shared with editors at Vogue his ideas behind the collection.

“We wanted to do something that is unlike the runway collections we are doing, in that it is more ‘item-y.’ The items are things that you could put together to create your look,” he outlined. “The Marc Jacobs is really item-driven, it is about pieces, not necessarily a head-to-toe look. That include keychains, tees, totes, etc. I love anything that had the authenticity and integrity of what it is.”

Jacobs folded his diffusion line Marc by Marc Jacobs in 2015, but now it seems the time is right to add another division to his popular brand.

The name for his new project comes from the fashion star’s Instagram handle, and he has been sharing first-look images of the range on his social media pages.

“I am so proud and pleased to announce THE MARC JACOBS,” he told his 1.2 million Instagram followers.

And asked by Vogue what has inspired the new looks, the 56-year-old said: “A lot of things inspire me: music, art, pop culture, but the thing that probably inspires me the most, the thing I know the most about is fashion and style.

“Different periods in fashion and the style of different times that I was either present for or I romanticise being alive during, are always the catalysts for us doing a collection, whether that be Runway or The Marc Jacobs.”

The designs are already being coveted by the A-list, with Elle Fanning donning a The Marc Jacobs dress at the recent Cannes Film Festival.

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DKNY launches Pride capsule collection

DKNY has launched a special Pride capsule collection in support of global event WorldPride. The New York-based fashion house announced the line will benefit the Hetrick-Martin Institute, which is America’s largest and oldest non-profit organisation de…

DKNY has launched a special Pride capsule collection in support of global event WorldPride.

The New York-based fashion house announced the line will benefit the Hetrick-Martin Institute, which is America’s largest and oldest non-profit organisation dedicated helping lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) teenagers.

This year, WorldPride commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which was a series of demonstrations by members of the gay community after a police raid in June 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village.

The collection features sleek black activewear emblazoned with the Pride rainbow logo, which is a global symbol of the LGBTQ community’s diversity. Bold graphics adorn printed sweatshirts, footwear, leggings and hoodies, along with tote bags and waist bags featuring rainbow-webbed straps with contrasting white DKNY logos.

The summer capsule collection will also include intimates and jewellery, according to WWD.com.

Six representatives of Hetrick-Martin Institute’s Music Masters art program are featured in DKNY’s campaign, posing in pieces from the range against colourful backdrops.

Prices start at $39 for a t-shirt, to $99 for sunglasses, and will be available to buy from dkny.com.

A donation has been made by DKNY to the Hetrick-Martin Institute to support its mission.

The fashion house, founded by Donna Karan and now owned by the G-III Apparel Group, is celebrating the landmark moment that WorldPride will be held in New York for the first time in the event’s 20-year history.

WorldPride will comprise more than 50 events over the month of June, culminating in the NYC Pride march on 30 June.

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Nicola Formichetti collaborated with Lady Gaga’s fans for Las Vegas museum

Nicola Formichetti worked with Lady Gaga’s fans for the Haus of Gaga exhibition. The Bad Romance hitmaker is showcasing her iconic outfits at the mini-museum, including her meat dress from the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, her custom cigarette shades fr…

Nicola Formichetti worked with Lady Gaga’s fans for the Haus of Gaga exhibition.

The Bad Romance hitmaker is showcasing her iconic outfits at the mini-museum, including her meat dress from the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, her custom cigarette shades from the Telephone music video, and her Ally costume from Oscar-winning movie A Star is Born.

Gaga has dreamed for years of creating a space for fans to enjoy her costumes, and the exhibition features more than 20 outfits and over 40 wigs accessories and shoes.

And Formichetti, Gaga’s frequent collaborator, called upon the singer’s fans, known as Little Monsters, to help her fact-check and even decide on the pieces to be shown in the museum.

“One of the most fun things we did was actually collaborate with her Little Monsters. That was very special for me,” he told Paper magazine. “We contacted all the super fans, her Little Monsters, to initially get the vibe of what kinds of stuff they wanted to see. Which looks were their favourite, and also fact checking.

“They’re so anal about the dates. ‘Oh no, she wasn’t wearing that shoe on that day’, so we were checking facts with her Little Monsters. This space is for her fans, so I wanted to collaborate with her fans to give it back to them.”

The Diesel artistic director and Nicopanda founder was overcome with emotion when visiting the exhibition before it opened to the public, and revealed they chose to organise the exhibition as a “10-year stamp” on Gaga’s career.

“There are so many memories. It’s her life, it’s our lives. It’s almost like perfume – you remember that moment with a smell, it’s very much like that,” he explained. “It feels weird, but it’s sort of like a nice 10-year stamp to say, ‘Look what we did and thank you’, in a way to her fans.

“But this is just the beginning, I feel. The movie (A Star Is Born) changed things completely. She just keeps surprising people.”

The Haus of Gaga is open to the public until 8 November.

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