Rihanna names John Galliano as her dream wedding dress designer

Rihanna wants John Galliano to design her wedding dress if she ever gets married.The superstar appears on the November 2019 cover of U.S. Vogue, and in the accompanying article, revealed she is in a “committed relationship”. While Rihanna did not shar…

Rihanna wants John Galliano to design her wedding dress if she ever gets married.

The superstar appears on the November 2019 cover of U.S. Vogue, and in the accompanying article, revealed she is in a “committed relationship”.

While Rihanna did not share if she is planning to tie the knot with her boyfriend, believed to be Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel, she did share that she would love for Maison Margiela creative director Galliano to make her a gown if she does decide to wed.

“It would probably be a collaboration between myself and Galliano,” she told U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour in a video for her Go Ask Anna series when questioned on the topic.

The singer also divulged that she would like to be a mother one day.

“I don’t think about stuff like that, but God’s plan, but I look forward to all of the pregnancy rumours after this interview,” the 31-year-old smiled.

Rihanna previously wore a papal-inspired Galliano number to the 2018 Met Gala, which celebrated the exhibit, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.

And elsewhere in the chat, the Diamonds singer confirmed she would be in attendance at the 2020 Met Gala after skipping this year’s event.

“You promised me you would be back next year, and when we’re off-camera, I’m going to tell you the theme,” Wintour told the star. “You’re gonna love it.”

Rihanna and Hassan, who have been linked romantically since 2017, have been spotted on several dates, including a recent night out in Santa Monica, California.

Her Ocean’s Eight co-star Sarah Paulson also asked Rihanna about her marriage plans during a chat for Interview magazine in June, to which she responded, “Only God knows that, girl. We plan and God laughs, right?”

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Anna Wintour had to wear hat for ‘several months’ after hairstyle fail

Anna Wintour once had to wear a hat for “several months” after she tried to change her hairstyle.The London-born journalist, who has been editor-in-chief of U.S. Vogue since 1988, is known for her trademark pageboy bob haircut and dark sunglasses. But …

Anna Wintour once had to wear a hat for “several months” after she tried to change her hairstyle.

The London-born journalist, who has been editor-in-chief of U.S. Vogue since 1988, is known for her trademark pageboy bob haircut and dark sunglasses.

But in a new interview with Rihanna for Vogue’s Go Ask Anna video series, the superstar asked the editor whether she would ever consider opting for a different haircut.

“I’ve had many hairdressers over the years, and I can’t remember how long I’ve had this haircut for,” replied Wintour. “The one time I tried to change it, it was a disaster. I had to wear a hat for several months. So, I’m way to anxious… and lazy… to try it again.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Rihanna asked Wintour whether she was missed by the crowd at the camp-themed 2019 Met Gala in May, to which the 69-year-old insisted: “The whole world missed you.”

She then went on to comment that the singer had promised to attend the 2020 Met Gala, and also pinpointed some of her favourite looks from past events.

“(When) you wore that amazing Margiela look (to the 2018 Met Gala) that was completely hand encrusted with pearls. That was definitely one of my favourites,” she smiled. “Then of course, the year of China: Through the Looking Glass, you wore that amazing (Guo Pei) outfit, which means that the world will never look at yellow in the same way again.”

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Stella McCartney serves up stripes and suits for spring 2020

Stella McCartney has played with stripes and relaxed suiting for her spring/summer 2020 collection.The British designer unveiled her latest line at the Opera Garnier as part of Paris Fashion Week on Monday, with celebrities including Paul McCartney, An…

Stella McCartney has played with stripes and relaxed suiting for her spring/summer 2020 collection.

The British designer unveiled her latest line at the Opera Garnier as part of Paris Fashion Week on Monday, with celebrities including Paul McCartney, Anna Wintour, Natalia Vodianova, Maisie Williams, Ellie Goulding, and Vivienne Westwood in attendance.

Regarding her inspiration for the range, Stella explained that she wanted to honour “fierce women” who aren’t afraid to make the world their own.

“The free-spirits, the wild ones, the artists and the risk-takers,” the 48-year-old shared in her show notes. “True individuals with strength of character who shine their light bravely. As natural beauty meets modernity, fluid meets graphic and eccentricity meets simplicity, structure is built up and broken down, expressing strength of heart and the duality of the modern woman.”

The spectacle opened with model Krini Hernandez walking the runway in black and white striped trousers, a beige shirt, and a boxy beige blazer, with the look accessorised with gladiator sandals and bio-acetate sunglasses hanging off of oversized artful chains.

A line-up of separates in a palette of white, brown, and Oxford blue followed, while pops of colour were apparent in an orange dress sported by Anok Yai and a teal coat worn by Amber Valletta.

In keeping with Stella’s eco-friendly ethos, items were made from organic cotton, sustainable viscose, hemp, and sustainable raffia, while many of the suits were manufactured from Japanese recycled polyester fabric.

Alongside pieces with petal edging and denim-on-denim ensembles, the fashion star also introduced a series of floral dresses, with the prints inspired by photographs she had taken during bike rides through the English countryside.

Highlights included a floral print suit and shirt combo worn by male model Khadim Sock and a two-piece outfit made from the same fabric which was modelled by Kaia Gerber.

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Gigi Hadid confronts prankster during Chanel spring 2020 show

Gigi Hadid confronted a prankster who stormed onto the runway during Chanel’s spring/summer 2020 show on Tuesday morning.Creative director Virginie Viard unveiled her latest line for the French luxury brand at the Grand Palais as part of Paris Fashion …

Gigi Hadid confronted a prankster who stormed onto the runway during Chanel’s spring/summer 2020 show on Tuesday morning.

Creative director Virginie Viard unveiled her latest line for the French luxury brand at the Grand Palais as part of Paris Fashion Week, with the show attracting the likes of Cardi B, Anna Wintour, and Anna Dello Russo.

However, as the models paraded on the set, designed to resemble a Paris rooftop, a woman dressed in a tweed suit and black hat scrambled through the seats and got up onto the raised catwalk and joined the finale.

After walking in line with the models for a short time, the gatecrasher decided to take a different route around the rooftop and was stopped by a stern-faced Hadid, who ushered her to the edge of the set and towards the exit, where several security members were waiting.

The prankster is believed to be Marie Benoliel, known as Marie S’Infiltre, a YouTube personality with 195,0000 followers on Instagram. Representatives for Chanel and Hadid are yet to comment on the incident.

Yet, clips of Hadid’s reaction are already making the rounds on social media, with many fans praising the 24-year-old for remaining calm under pressure.

“Go Gigi!” on Instagram user wrote, while another added, “People need to seriously respect the jobs of others. The designers, organisers and models work waaaay (sic) too hard, just for attention seekers to try to ruin everything on a very special day for them. Gigi did the right thing!”

Besides the runway drama, the rest of Viard’s presentation went smoothly, with Karl Lagerfeld’s successor offering a range of separates in Chanel’s signature tweed fabric, as well as nautical stripes, touches of blue denim, and evening gowns with tiered ruffled skirts.

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Anna Wintour championing designers who promote sustainability

Anna Wintour is now taking a keen interest in young designers who promote sustainability.The fashion journalist, who has acted as editor-in-chief of U.S. Vogue since 1988, is one of the most important figures in the industry.But in an interview for her…

Anna Wintour is now taking a keen interest in young designers who promote sustainability.

The fashion journalist, who has acted as editor-in-chief of U.S. Vogue since 1988, is one of the most important figures in the industry.

But in an interview for her Go Ask Anna video series, Wintour noted that she isn’t particularly interested in colour or silhouettes this season, but the way in which designers are tackling environmental concerns.

“I’m not focusing on colour right now as I am about designers who are going to focus on sustainability, who are going to focus on responsibility, who are going to talk about fashion as something that is not so much disposable or can be easily thrown away,” she commented. “I want to hear about why fashion is worth it…That being said, I always love a print.”

Even though Wintour has attended hundreds of fashion shows over the years, she never tires of viewing the collections. Yet, she actually prefers to go backstage rather than sit front row.

“It’s always incredibly helpful to go back at a fashion show because I get to see the looks before I go out there, I get to see all the fabrics very close-up. Maybe I see a new model I hadn’t noticed before. And most importantly, I get to talk to the designers and (get) their real thinking and their inspiration behind each collection,” the 69-year-old shared.

As for who Wintour likes to sit next to at a fashion show or event, she is remarkably open.

“Well, I like to sit next to someone I’ve never met before. I like to sit next to someone I know really well. And I like to sit next to my daughter (Bee Shaffer),” she smiled.

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Anna Wintour amused by Maison Margiela model’s dramatic runway walk

Anna Wintour was amused by a Maison Margiela model’s dramatic walk at the label’s show on Wednesday.During the French luxury fashion house’s spring/summer 2020 show at Paris Fashion Week, Leon Dame took to the catwalk wearing a black belted leather coa…

Anna Wintour was amused by a Maison Margiela model’s dramatic walk at the label’s show on Wednesday.

During the French luxury fashion house’s spring/summer 2020 show at Paris Fashion Week, Leon Dame took to the catwalk wearing a black belted leather coat, a neck scarf, black knee-high boots, and a structured hat designed by creative director John Galliano.

However, the model was the centre of attention as he stomped down the silver runway while staring at audience members perched on the front row.

Influencer Aimee Song, who was sat opposite the 69-year-old Vogue editor-in-chief, shared two videos on her Instagram Stories which showed Wintour giggling at Dame’s unconventional walk.

“Anna approves,” Song wrote.

Mad Men star January Jones also shared a clip of the unusual catwalk strut and wrote: “How I walk out of a room when someone says I can’t do something.”

Galliano’s show was seemingly inspired by World War I and II, as it featured cadet hats, nurse aprons, army jackets, military green, and cargo material.

The designer released a podcast on Spotify to accompany the show, during which he revealed that the spring/summer 2020 line was about hope, remembrance, and liberation.

Galliano said the pieces were influenced by those who fought for freedom and noted that he wanted to pay tribute to the soldiers and nurses with his collection in protest of the current “breakdown of the moral fibre of society” and the “trivialisation of democracy” as Brexit looms over the U.K. and Europe.

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Kate Moss and Cindy Crawford attend Peter Lindbergh’s funeral

Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Karen Elson were among mourners at the funeral for photographer Peter Lindbergh on Tuesday. The German photographer and film director, known for his portraits of models and celebrities, passed away earlie…

Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Karen Elson were among mourners at the funeral for photographer Peter Lindbergh on Tuesday.

The German photographer and film director, known for his portraits of models and celebrities, passed away earlier this month at the age of 74, and fashion stars flooded social media with tributes to him.

Lindbergh’s funeral was held at the Church of Saint-Sulpice in Paris, France on Tuesday, during Paris Fashion Week, and many stars of the fashion and movie industry turned out to pay their respects and celebrate his life.

Other guests included Eva Herzigova, Lara Stone, Kaia Gerber, Gigi and Bella Hadid, U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, British Vogue’s Edward Enninful and actors Bradley Cooper, Julianne Moore, Salma Hayek, Isabelle Huppert, and Milla Jovovich.

Taking to Instagram after the service, British model Elson wrote, “Today we gathered at St Sulpice to say farewell to our beloved Peter Lindbergh. The fashion community wept alongside Peter’s family and friends and we remembered all that made Peter so undeniably luminous and with that we realised through his memory that flame will never be dimmed nor the human and profound impact he had upon us all large or small. He lived his life with purpose and joy and today reminded me to do the same. With the angels from now on. Rest in Peace.”

In the comments, Oscar-winning actress Moore called the service “beautiful” and wrote that she was “lucky” to have known him. She later posted a picture of Lindbergh on her own Instagram page and wrote, “@realpeterlindbergh had a giant life – full of artistry and full of love. His impact was manifest in his creative output but most importantly in his beautiful family and many, many friends. Rest in Peace.”

Meanwhile, Wintour called Tuesday a “sad day for the fashion world” and Enninful wrote, “Today we said goodbye to Peter Lindbergh, @therealpeterlindbergh a man dearly loved and respected by us all.”

One of Lindbergh’s last works was shooting the cover of British Vogue’s September issue, which was guest-edited by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

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Giorgio Armani to be honoured with top prize at The Fashion Awards 2019

Giorgio Armani is to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award at The Fashion Awards 2019.The Italian fashion icon launched his company in 1975 and has since gone on to build a reputation for stylish suits and classic red carpet gowns, with his celebri…

Giorgio Armani is to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award at The Fashion Awards 2019.

The Italian fashion icon launched his company in 1975 and has since gone on to build a reputation for stylish suits and classic red carpet gowns, with his celebrity clients including Lady Gaga, Cate Blanchett, Zendaya, and Anne Hathaway.

Now, officials at the British Fashion Council (BFC) have announced that Armani is to be presented with the prestigious prize at an upcoming ceremony in recognition of his contribution to the industry, creativity, vision of timeless style, and attention to detail.

“We are thrilled to be honouring Giorgio Armani with the Outstanding Achievement Award,” said Caroline Rush, BFC chief executive, in a statement. “With more than four decades in the business, Mr. Armani’s contribution to the fashion industry is indeed outstanding. Renowned for his timeless vision of style and the brands’ ability to stay relevant, he has led the way where other brands have followed.”

In addition to his namesake ready-to-wear label, the Armani Group includes the Emporio Armani and A/X Armani Exchange collections.

The Outstanding Achievement Award celebrates the creative contribution of an individual to the fashion industry, who has constantly shaped and reshaped the business through their innovation and creativity.

Previous winners of the Outstanding Achievement Award include Miuccia Prada, Ralph Lauren, Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Wintour, Terry and Tricia Jones, and Manolo Blahnik, among others.

The Fashion Awards 2019 will be held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 2 December.

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Anna Wintour praises Billie Eilish’s ‘incredible’ personal style

Anna Wintour is a big fan of Billie Eilish’s signature fashion aesthetic.The Bad Guy singer is known for her edgy outfits, often wearing baggy trousers and long T-shirts for her concerts and appearances. Eilish has recently teamed with the likes of Cal…

Anna Wintour is a big fan of Billie Eilish’s signature fashion aesthetic.

The Bad Guy singer is known for her edgy outfits, often wearing baggy trousers and long T-shirts for her concerts and appearances.

Eilish has recently teamed with the likes of Calvin Klein, Bershka, leather goods brands MCM, and streetwear company Freak City on capsule collections, and U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief Wintour has now shared that she is taking a keen interest in the 17-year-old’s clothing and career choices.

“What I like about Billie’s style is it’s very particular to her. She’s obviously channelling one person, which is herself,” she commented in a new video for Vogue’s Go Ask Anna series. “She came up to see us recently at Vogue. She was in head-to-toe, bright, bright orange and looked incredible. And I also want to celebrate, applaud her point of view and her activism on body positivity and how outspoken she is on that subject.”

Elsewhere in the conversation, Wintour spoke about a wide range of topics, including what it is like to go backstage at fashion shows and her interest in the rise of sustainable fabrics.

She also shared that she would one day like to see music stars FKA Twigs and Harry Styles walk the runway, though confessed she still gets a thrill out of watching top models strut their stuff.

“Of course, when someone like Cara Delevingne or Kendall (Jenner) appear on the runway when they don’t do it so much anymore, is also incredibly exciting,” the 69-year-old insisted.

And when it comes to choosing what to wear to fashion events, Wintour is very selective.

“Obviously, you (should showcase your) own personal style and also, it is always courteous to wear a look from the designer whose show you are about to see,” she noted.

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Victoria Beckham serves up a ‘modern mix’ for spring 2020

Victoria Beckham has unveiled a “modern mix” of silhouettes for her spring/summer 2020 collection.The British designer presented her latest line as part of London Fashion Week on Sunday, with the likes of U.S. Vogue’s Anna Wintour, Kim Jones, British V…

Victoria Beckham has unveiled a “modern mix” of silhouettes for her spring/summer 2020 collection.

The British designer presented her latest line as part of London Fashion Week on Sunday, with the likes of U.S. Vogue’s Anna Wintour, Kim Jones, British Vogue’s Edward Enninful, and Helen Mirren all perched on the front row, while her husband David Beckham and their four children were also in the audience.

Regarding the inspiration for the range, Beckham explained in a post on her Instagram page that she was influenced by a variety of sources and was determined for all of the garments to be comfortable for her customers.

“We took a melting pot of references and inspiration from past decades, then looked to our brand DNA and put everything together into a blender, to make a new, modern mix,” she commented, adding: “Lightness, easiness, freedom. Those are the ideas I was thinking of for this collection. There is always a duality in women, moving between different ideas, different moods. I want clothes that move with a woman, that move with her life.”

The show opened with a model wearing a black and white chequered suit, burnt orange shirt, and off-white coat, followed by a number of ensembles featuring neutral separates.

Rather than the figure-hugging dresses Beckham has built up a reputation for in previous years, this time she opted for a flowing silhouette, with standouts including a violet dress with ruffled neckline and floral applique on one shoulder, a lemon-yellow number with plunging neckline, as well as shirts and dresses featuring a scribble print.

Other highlights included ’70s-inspired suits, a bright green number, and a bright purple dress with off-the-shoulder neckline. The show concluded with a trio of swishy black dresses, a sharp white suit, and a beautiful white dress with ruching at the waist.

London Fashion Week continues on Monday with presentations from Roksanda, Erdem, and Burberry.

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