Peter Pilotto designers confirm plans to pause brand

Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos have confirmed they are pressing pause on the Peter Pilotto brand. Earlier this week, editors at WWD published a report suggesting the designer duo, who co-founded the London-based label in 2007, were taking a break…

Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos have confirmed they are pressing pause on the Peter Pilotto brand.

Earlier this week, editors at WWD published a report suggesting the designer duo, who co-founded the London-based label in 2007, were taking a break from the company.

And on Thursday, the pair issued a statement confirming the news was true.

“After 12 exhilarating years of collaboration, Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos have decided to take a break and pause their eponymous brand Peter Pilotto,” a statement posted on the brand’s Instagram page read. “During the imminent break, Peter and Christopher will reassess all aspects of the future of the brand, it’s (sic) structure, business model and operations.

“Commenting, Peter and Christopher said, ‘We have loved working together and love what we have created with Peter Pilotto. The brand is a true blend of our passions and creativity, but we need time to pause and rethink before we explore our next steps in this rapidly changing world. We are excited about our next phase, whether separately or jointly.'”

In the caption, the pair also thanked fans of the label for their support and praised their investors for confirming that they will continue to own the brand.

Mad Men star January Jones offered up her support in the caption, writing, “(Love) U both! And excited to see what’s next!” while Blue Crush actress Kate Bosworth posted a series of heart emojis.

According to WWD, the duo recently filed paperwork to have the brand’s holding company, Pilotto De Vos Ltd., removed from the Companies House database, the official register of U.K. businesses, which means it will cease to exist.

Members from the Peter Pilotto design team were reportedly laid off late last year and a pop-up shop, which was due to remain open in London’s Mayfair district until May, has closed. The designers didn’t present a fall/winter 2020 runway show this month.

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Chloe explores ‘ethereal womanhood’ with fall 20 collection

Chloe has delved into the idea of “ethereal womanhood” for its fall/winter 2020 collection.Creative director Natacha Ramsay-Levi unveiled her latest line at the Grand Palais as part of Paris Fashion Week on Thursday, with the presentation, titled If Yo…

Chloe has delved into the idea of “ethereal womanhood” for its fall/winter 2020 collection.

Creative director Natacha Ramsay-Levi unveiled her latest line at the Grand Palais as part of Paris Fashion Week on Thursday, with the presentation, titled If You Listen Carefully… I’ll Show You How to Dance, attracting celebrities such as Lucy Boynton, Kate Bosworth, and Alexa Chung.

Marianne Faithfull was in attendance too, with the French designer having tapped the singer to recite poetry for the soundtrack. In addition, Ramsay-Levi utilised prints from her friend Rita Ackermann’s artwork in the ready-to-wear range and engaged sculptor Marion Verboom to create the gilded totem poles that lined the runway.

According to the show notes, the designs are “an exploration of masculine codes and ethereal womanhood,” as well as an examination of the “women who reject the boundaries of classical definition”.

Showcasing muted earth tones, the spectacle opened with Kaia Gerber walking the runway in a beige shirt dress with orange embroidery on the sleeves and a brown leather belt. The outfit was accessorised with dark red socks and chunky brown leather brogues.

Silhouettes verged on the conservative side, with models sporting long polka dot dresses with wide white collars, long denim skirts with forest green cardigans, beige wide-legged trousers and plaid tops, while elements of Ackermann’s creations appeared as patchworks on shirts and pleated skirts.

Elsewhere, coats were a big focus, with Gigi Hadid modelling a long brown wool version over a long dress with sheer black panelling, and other models showing off quilted uniform-style options and belted trench coats with oversized shoulders.

To conclude, Ramsay-Levi included a line-up of feminine dresses, with highlights including a dark green number featuring voluminous sleeves, and a buttery yellow gown with jewelled elements on the neckline.

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Yolanda Hadid makes runway return during Off-White fall 20 show

Yolanda Hadid made her runway return during the Off-White presentation on Thursday night.The Netherlands-born reality TV star worked as a model for 15 years before moving to Los Angeles in the mid-1990s and starting a family with her then-husband Moham…

Yolanda Hadid made her runway return during the Off-White presentation on Thursday night.

The Netherlands-born reality TV star worked as a model for 15 years before moving to Los Angeles in the mid-1990s and starting a family with her then-husband Mohamed Hadid.

While Yolanda is now often spotted in attendance at the fashion shows her daughters Gigi and Bella Hadid appear in, she couldn’t refuse an invitation from Off-White creative director Virgil Abloh to take to the catwalk alongside her oldest children as part of his fall/winter 2020 show in Paris.

Abloh told Vogue reporters backstage that he was excited by the idea of having a family involved in the spectacle, which was titled Slightly Off.

“I think, ‘What better sort of muse than not just one woman, but a family unit, the three of them, a family of models?’ I wanted to have that be the anchor of the show,” he said.

Bella opened the show wearing a deconstructed black jacket, long pleated skirt, and chain link necklace, while Gigi closed the spectacle in an avant-garde number comprised of a blue raincoat merged with an enormous white dress.

Yolanda, 56, took to the catwalk right in the middle, wearing a pair of black pencil trousers, a white blazer with black graffiti print, and black sunglasses.

And Bella was thrilled to have the opportunity to work alongside her mother.

“It was amazing to walk the runway with her. I think that the outfit he put her in was perfect. It was the most amazing feeling because she’s always been the one that kind of gave us tips, and I think today I was more nervous than her,” she added.

Elsewhere in the presentation, Abloh offered up slinky dresses with round cutouts, cow print fabric, utilitarian jumpsuits, and metallic gowns with off-the-shoulder necklines.

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Isabel Marant serves up minimalist chic for fall 20 line

Isabel Marant has unveiled a line of chic separates for fall/winter 2020.The French designer presented her latest collection as part of Paris Fashion Week on Thursday night, with the show drawing in a large crowd of editors and fashionistas.While Maran…

Isabel Marant has unveiled a line of chic separates for fall/winter 2020.

The French designer presented her latest collection as part of Paris Fashion Week on Thursday night, with the show drawing in a large crowd of editors and fashionistas.

While Marant is known for her signature Parisian aesthetic, she opted for a much more minimal vibe this season, with the first model taking to the catwalk in a large cream poncho jacket and slouchy silver-studded leather boots.

A line-up of boxy sweaters, white trousers, and cosy coats followed, with each look accessorised with leather boots, dangly earrings or layers of gold chain necklaces.

Gigi Hadid first stepped out in a white jumper with large sleeves and white shirt that was cinched in at the waist with a wide black leather belt, and later returned in a black velvet sweater with beaded detailing, high-waisted trousers, and matching calf-length boots.

Though Marant mostly stuck with a muted colour palette, she injected a few touches of teal partway through the show, with highlights including a pleated skirt matched with floral print top and a long leather coat.

Amber Valletta rocked a grey menswear-inspired suit and carried a shiny silver tote, Irina Shayk sported a long black coat and pair of matching boots, and Doutzen Kroes modelled a simple white coat with wide shoulders and a large black button on one side.

To conclude, Marant offered up a parade of head-to-toe black ensembles, with Adut Akech in a shiny ’80-inspired number, and Anna Ewers in a stylish jumpsuit featuring an off-the-shoulder neckline and silver elements.

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Gisele Bundchen prefers to be called ‘bonus mom’ by her stepson

Gisele Bundchen dislikes it when people refer to her as a “stepmom”.The Brazilian supermodel’s husband, Tom Brady, shares a son named John with his ex, actress Bridget Moynahan.But in a series of videos posted during a Q&A on her Instagram Stories, Gis…

Gisele Bundchen dislikes it when people refer to her as a “stepmom”.

The Brazilian supermodel’s husband, Tom Brady, shares a son named John with his ex, actress Bridget Moynahan.

But in a series of videos posted during a Q&A on her Instagram Stories, Gisele opened up about her blended family, and when asked by one follower how it feels “being a stepmom”, she confessed that she doesn’t like using that term to describe her relationship with the 12-year-old.

“I don’t like the word ‘stepmom,'” Gisele explained. “I like the word ‘bonus mom’ because I feel like it’s a blessing in my life. I feel so lucky that I got to have an extra wonderful little angel in my life.”

The former Victoria’s Secret Angel wed the New England Patriots quarterback in 2009, and the couple is also parents to son Benjamin, 10, and seven-year-old daughter Vivian.

Gisele insisted there was no “secret recipe” to juggling her busy workload and her family, but revealed that she simply tries to be present with her children as much as she can.

“I think we just try our best to be present with the kids when we are with the kids,” she shared. “I think it’s not so much (about) the amount of time. I think it’s the quality of time.”

The 39-year-old added that neither she nor Tom raise their voices to their three kids, and instead lavish them with cuddles and kisses.

“I think what’s really important as well, is the energy that is around the children,” Gisele stated. “I think they really see how much we love each other and how much we support each other.”

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Christina Aguilera confirms she’s recorded ‘new material’ for Mulan

Christina Aguilera has recorded new material for Disney’s upcoming live-action Mulan.The Genie in a Bottle hitmaker made the surprise announcement during her Xperience residency show in Las Vegas on Wednesday night, according to editors at Entertainmen…

Christina Aguilera has recorded new material for Disney’s upcoming live-action Mulan.

The Genie in a Bottle hitmaker made the surprise announcement during her Xperience residency show in Las Vegas on Wednesday night, according to editors at Entertainment Weekly.

“The live-action Mulan is coming out by the way. You have to go see it. I recorded a new Reflection and new material for the movie. I’ve been working on that, but this is the original,” she told the crowd, before launching into the hit tune.

Reflection, written by Matthew Wilder and David Zippel, was performed onscreen in the 1998 original animated classic by Broadway star Lea Salonga, but Aguilera released a version of the song as her first-ever single, which launched her pop career at the age of 17.

The upcoming remake stars newcomer Liu Yifei as the titular character, alongside Jason Scott Lee and Jet Li, and follows the story of a young Chinese woman who disguises herself as a male warrior and joins the army in order to save her ailing father.

Director Niki Caro previously explained her version doesn’t include any musical numbers but insisted she honours the original Oscar-nominated soundtrack in a different way.

“I mean, back to the realism question – we don’t tend to break into song when we go to war. Not that I’m saying anything against the animation,” the filmmaker said at a press presentation, reported Digital Spy. “The songs are brilliant, and if I could squeeze them in there, I would have. But we do honour the music from the animation in a very significant way.”

Mulan hits cinemas from 25 March.

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Susan Sarandon didn’t think The Big Lebowski spin-off would ever be made

Susan Sarandon thought John Turturro’s The Big Lebowski spin-off The Jesus Rolls was so “crazy” it would never be made.The actor originally played the scene-stealing bowler Jesus Quintana in the Coen Brothers’ crime comedy back in 1998, alongside Jeff …

Susan Sarandon thought John Turturro’s The Big Lebowski spin-off The Jesus Rolls was so “crazy” it would never be made.

The actor originally played the scene-stealing bowler Jesus Quintana in the Coen Brothers’ crime comedy back in 1998, alongside Jeff Bridges and John Goodman.

More than two decades later, the 63-year-old has reprised his iconic character for the movie spin-off, which is also a loose remake of Bertrand Blier’s 1974 film Going Places, as well as writing and directing his passion project.

During an interview on U.S. breakfast show Today, Sarandon, who plays former prisoner Jean, confessed she was stunned when she got the call from Turturro asking her to come to set to begin filming, as she thought his passion project was too ambitious to be given the green light.

“I said yes (to the job) thinking they would never get the money!” she quipped. “It was so crazy, the script, and so much was going on, and I was like, I love John, I’d do anything he asked me to do. I love Bobby (Cannavale, co-star), we’ve worked together before, I was like, ‘Yeah, sure, sure, sure – it’ll never happen!’ And it happened!”

And having her old friend behind the camera made the experience all the more fun for Sarandon, because she was already familiar with his shooting style, having previously collaborated on 1998’s Illuminata and 2005’s Romance & Cigarettes, which were both also written and directed by Turturro.

“John is very special, he creates an atmosphere that (makes) you feel very safe, you can throw out anything to try,” she explained. “It’s just fun, that’s the main thing, and you know he knows what he’s doing.”

The Jesus Rolls, also starring Audrey Tautou, Pete Davidson and Jon Hamm, is in U.S. cinemas from Friday.

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Liev Schreiber joining Will Smith in King Richard

Liev Schreiber is joining Will Smith in the cast of upcoming sports drama King Richard.According to editors at The Hollywood Reporter, the actor will play tennis coach Paul Cohen in the movie, a biopic about Venus and Serena Williams’ father Richard Wi…

Liev Schreiber is joining Will Smith in the cast of upcoming sports drama King Richard.

According to editors at The Hollywood Reporter, the actor will play tennis coach Paul Cohen in the movie, a biopic about Venus and Serena Williams’ father Richard Williams, as portrayed by Will.

Paul, who had worked with the likes of John McEnroe and Pete Sampras, was brought onboard by Richard to give his daughters lessons.

Liev joins a cast that also includes child stars Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton as the young Venus and Serena, and Aunjanue Ellis as their mother, Oracene Price. Jon Bernthal is attached to portray another tennis coach, Rick Macci.

The film, which is slated for a cinema release in November, is being directed by Monsters and Men’s Reinaldo Marcus Green from a script by Zach Baylin.

The narrative is set to show how the uncompromising tennis dad trained his two daughters to play the game on the cracked courts in Compton, Los Angeles, and coached them all the way to Grand Slam wins and all-time greatness.

Producers include Tim White, Trevor White, and James Lassiter, with Allan Mandelbaum, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Caleeb Pinkett serving as executive producers.

Liev most recently wrapped on hit TV series Ray Donovan, which concluded earlier this year after seven seasons. However, he recently hinted to fans that they haven’t seen the last of his character.

He will next begin promoting The French Dispatch, a comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson and also starring Timothee Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, Lea Seydoux, Elisabeth Moss, and Edward Norton.

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Gwyneth Paltrow names Shallow Hal her ‘least favourite’ movie

Gwyneth Paltrow considers Shallow Hal to be her “least favourite” movie role.The Oscar-winning actress made the revelation while she took part in The BFF Test for Netflix’s social media channels to promote her show The Goop Lab. Her assistant and close…

Gwyneth Paltrow considers Shallow Hal to be her “least favourite” movie role.

The Oscar-winning actress made the revelation while she took part in The BFF Test for Netflix’s social media channels to promote her show The Goop Lab.

Her assistant and close friend Kevin Keating had to test his knowledge about Gwyneth by answering questions about her, and during the game, he was asked to name his pal’s “least favourite performance”.

Kevin immediately guessed the Farrelly brothers’ 2001 comedy and Gwyneth nodded enthusiastically and added, “Exactly.”

“I’m not sure who told you to do that one. But it wasn’t me. Not around for that,” said Keating, and the 47-year-old replied, “That was before your time, see what happened? Disaster.”

In the film, Jack Black plays the superficial Hal, who only falls for physically beautiful women. But after hypnosis, he sees only inner beauty and falls in love with the obese Rosemary. Gwyneth played the physical ideal seen only by Hal, and wore a bodysuit for her performance as the plus-size character Rosemary.

The Iron Man star previously opened up about wearing the fat suit while promoting the movie.

“The first day I tried (the fat suit) on, I was in the Tribeca Grand (hotel) and I walked through the lobby,” she told W magazine. “It was so sad; it was so disturbing. No one would make eye contact with me because I was obese. I was wearing this black shirt with big snowmen on it. For some reason, the … clothes they make for women that are overweight are horrible. I felt humiliated because people were really dismissive.”

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Daniel Craig fakes driving scenes in Bond movies

Daniel Craig has admitted he fakes his driving scenes in the James Bond movies.The 51-year-old, who is set to play the British spy for the final time in the upcoming 007 movie No Time to Die, has claimed safety standards in Hollywood have changed since…

Daniel Craig has admitted he fakes his driving scenes in the James Bond movies.

The 51-year-old, who is set to play the British spy for the final time in the upcoming 007 movie No Time to Die, has claimed safety standards in Hollywood have changed since Steve McQueen’s iconic car chase scene in Bullitt back in 1968, and stunt drivers now do most of the work.

In an interview with Top Gear magazine, Daniel made the surprise confession when he was asked how he has perfected his body language during driving scenes in all five of his Bond films.

“You know we fake it, don’t you?” he stated. “The only person who didn’t fake it was Steve McQueen. We’re not allowed to do that anymore, although I do go driving.”

Daniel revealed he was allowed to drive an Aston Martin DB5, which has appeared in the Bond movies since Goldfinger in 1964, and even managed to perform some tricks in the vehicle.

“I was allowed to donut the DB5 in Matera (Italy), which was great,” the actor gushed, adding that he was grateful for the “brilliant bunch” of experts who taught him how to master his body language behind the wheel of the car.

Elsewhere in the interview, Daniel noted that he was “emotional” when finishing filming No Time to Die, and revealed his plan to tie in his final outing as Bond back to his debut as the MI6 agent in 2006’s Casino Royale.

“I’m just immensely proud of the whole thing, of the five movies. The Bond ecosystem is unique,” he shared. “I always had in the back of my mind a story I wanted to tell, and it kind of happened.

“(No Time to Die) movie is about tying all those ends up, about reconnecting him to Casino, really, and that’s what we’ve managed to do.”

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