Red carpet gowns worn by Jennifer Lopez and Viola Davis up for auction

Red carpet gowns worn by the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Viola Davis are to be auctioned to help raise funds for coronavirus relief efforts.Los Angeles-based celebrity stylist and fashion editor Elizabeth Stewart has teamed up with bosses at eBay to la…

Red carpet gowns worn by the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Viola Davis are to be auctioned to help raise funds for coronavirus relief efforts.

Los Angeles-based celebrity stylist and fashion editor Elizabeth Stewart has teamed up with bosses at eBay to launch Chic Relief – an online marketplace where shoppers can bid on items owned by major Hollywood stars, with 100 per cent of the proceeds benefitting charitable organisation Direct Relief, which works in the U.S. and internationally to equip doctors and nurses with life-saving medical resources to care for vulnerable people.

“I’m really excited to announce the launch of @chic_relief TODAY!” wrote Stewart on her Instagram page. “Many of us in the fashion industry feel helpless right now, so we got together to raise money for Covid Relief. And @ebay jumped on to help! 100 per cent of the profits of fabulous donated fashion items will go to @directrelief.”

In addition, eBay executives have promised to match each dollar raised up to $1 million (£820,000).

Highlights include the hot pink Georges Chakra couture gown worn by Lopez to the 2018 American Music Awards, the custom-made white Max Mara dress donned by Davis to the 2015 SAG Awards, the draped turquoise Christian Siriano dress sported by Allison Janney to the 2019 Golden Globes, and a replica version of a black Azzi & Osta fishtail dress once worn by Beyonce.

Other stylists involved include Elizabeth Saltzman, Ilaria Urbinati, Jill Lincoln, Jordan Johnson, Monica Rose, Jeanne Yang, Rob Zangardi, Mariel Haenn, and Brad Goreski, with the auction also featuring pieces worn by Lea Michele, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Sally Hawkins, Rashida Jones, Kylie Minogue, and Cardi B.

The eBay auction will run until 28 May.

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Karlie Kloss faced make-up emergency before 2017 Met Gala

Karlie Kloss was concerned she’d miss the red carpet for the 2017 Met Gala after her make-up artist failed to show up on time. The model attended the prestigious fashion event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City wearing a plunging Carol…

Karlie Kloss was concerned she’d miss the red carpet for the 2017 Met Gala after her make-up artist failed to show up on time.

The model attended the prestigious fashion event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City wearing a plunging Carolina Herrera tuxedo minidress, a bob wig, and pointed heels.

Reflecting on her past Met Gala appearances in a video posted to her YouTube channel, Karlie revealed that she wore a natural dewy make-up look that year because she would have missed the red carpet otherwise.

“My make-up artist, who I adore, I was sharing him with somebody else – Beyonce,” she explained. “He got stuck in traffic and he essentially didn’t make it to do my make-up until 15 minutes before I was supposed to be on the red carpet. He decided to do a really natural dewy look because there wasn’t time for anything else.”

With her make-up done and time running out for her to make the red carpet, Karlie jumped in a bicycle taxi to get to the museum nearby.

“I didn’t want to miss the red carpet, and so I did what anyone would do – I jumped in a bike taxi. We make it two blocks away and they’ve shut down the street,” the 27-year-old recalled. “I’m sweating bullets, I’m freaking out, we have to wiggle our way through the crowd, some nice police officer saw me, took my hand and took me across the street… I made it.”

Analysing the finished look in the video, Karlie admitted she wasn’t a fan of the peroxide blonde bob she wore.

“In theory, I loved the idea of doing something different and doing a wig for the red carpet, and in retrospect, it just wasn’t quite great,” she mused.

The 2020 Met Gala, which was set to take place earlier this month, has been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus crisis.

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Donatella Versace shares star-studded throwback photo

Donatella Versace has spread some much-needed joy by sharing a star-studded throwback photo on social media.Earlier this week, the chief creative officer of Versace posted a black-and-white snap of herself sat alongside music icons Mariah Carey and Bey…

Donatella Versace has spread some much-needed joy by sharing a star-studded throwback photo on social media.

Earlier this week, the chief creative officer of Versace posted a black-and-white snap of herself sat alongside music icons Mariah Carey and Beyonce at a party 16 years ago.

“October 4th 2003: I wanted to share this photo with you all next because I see it reposted over and over again on Instagram. Also because I remember having so much fun,” the 64-year-old captioned the picture. “So, this was in Milan and it was the party after my fashion show. We are in the apartment that was my brother Gianni’s and I’m sat with these two amazing Divas. Mariah Carey on one side and Beyonce on the other – Can you imagine?”

In the picture, Mariah is wearing an embellished low-cut dress with her curly hair draped around her shoulders, while Beyonce can be seen wearing a white gown and looking at her Blackberry phone on a table filled with wine glasses and orchids.

Donatella revealed that after the photo was taken, the trio partied all night, and also joked that the Blackberry phone gives away just how old the image is.

“We basically gossiped and laughed for hours and hours and then we danced all night. I remember this like it was yesterday… but looking at my phone, I realise it’s not… @mariahcarey @beyonce,” the designer quipped.

Donatella is currently in self-isolation at her home in Milan, Italy due to the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the nation.

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Robert Pattinson declared ‘most beautiful man’ in the world

Robert Pattinson has been declared as the world’s “most beautiful” man by a top plastic surgeon. Dr. Julian De Silva measured the eyes, eyebrows, nose, lips, chin, jaw, and facial shape of many male celebrities, using the Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty …

Robert Pattinson has been declared as the world’s “most beautiful” man by a top plastic surgeon.

Dr. Julian De Silva measured the eyes, eyebrows, nose, lips, chin, jaw, and facial shape of many male celebrities, using the Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi, and concluded that the Twilight actor came closest to the Greeks’ idea of perfection.

“The 33-year-old actor was found to be 92.15 per cent accurate to the Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi – which measures physical perfection,” Dr. De Silva wrote on Instagram. “The list was compiled using the latest computerised mapping techniques. Robert Pattinson was the clear winner when all elements of the face were measured for physical perfection.

“The Golden Ratio was a mathematical equation devised by the Greeks in an attempt to measure beauty… The premise behind this is that the closer the ratios of a face or body are to the number 1.618 (Phi), the more beautiful they become.”

Pattinson’s chin, eye position, and nose length/width came the closest to perfection, while his lips scored the lowest percentage.

Justice League star Henry Cavill came in second on Dr. De Silva’s most beautiful list with 91.64 per cent, followed by Bradley Cooper in third with 91.08 per cent, Brad Pitt in fourth with 90.51 per cent, and George Clooney in fifth with 89.91 per cent.

Clooney had previously topped the list but had dropped down to fifth as “the effect of ageing on the 58-year-old had resulted in a loss of volume in the face,” Dr. De Silva explained.

Retired sports star David Beckham came in seventh place, although he had a near-perfect ratio in the size of his nose and his lips.

Back in October, Dr. De Silva declared Bella Hadid the world’s most beautiful woman, followed by Beyonce and Amber Heard.

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Beyonce’s Ivy Park collection criticised for excluding plus-size customers

Beyonce’s new Ivy Park line has received criticism for failing to cater to plus-size customers.The superstar’s Adidas x IVY PARK collection, a gender-neutral line featuring activewear such as jumpsuits, cycling shorts, hoodies, and sports bras, was rel…

Beyonce’s new Ivy Park line has received criticism for failing to cater to plus-size customers.

The superstar’s Adidas x IVY PARK collection, a gender-neutral line featuring activewear such as jumpsuits, cycling shorts, hoodies, and sports bras, was released over the weekend and quickly sold out.

However, many customers were disappointed to discover that the range only went up to an XL, which translates to a U.S. size 16-18 or U.K. size 20-22, and took to social media to criticise Beyonce for using inclusivity to promote the line but not including larger sizes.

“I love Beyonce. I am a noted member of the Beyhive. It is also incredibly disappointing that a woman who has made inclusion a part of her brand willfully excluded plus-size people from her athleisure line. And this isn’t the first time,” one user wrote, referring to Beyonce’s first Ivy Park release with Topshop in 2016.

“We can love her and still say Bey is wrong for Ivy Park’s size exclusion. You can’t celebrate the inclusivity of your other projects, having plus-size dancers and background singers, but ignore us *again* when it comes to this,” another fired. “The exclusion is intentional and I’m tired.”

To promote the line, Beyonce told Elle magazine that she was making the clothing gender-neutral after realising how many men were fans of her 2016 Ivy Park release, and also sent the entire collection to an inclusive range of celebrities including Ashley Graham, Reese Witherspoon, Zendaya, and Lizzo.

On Monday night, the 38-year-old took to Instagram to thank her fans for making the new collection a success.

“I want to say a huge thank you to all of the incredible human beings who stood in those long lines in the snow and rain,” she wrote. “All the beautiful people who waited in the waiting room online. All of the friends and family who took the time to film videos and dress up in the unboxing. I am humbled, grateful and proud. Y’all look so good in your IVY PARK. I love you deep. B.”

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Jean Paul Gaultier bidding farewell to runway shows

Jean Paul Gaultier will stage the last runway show of his career during the upcoming Paris Couture Week.The legendary French designer announced his retirement plans in a statement posted to social media over the weekend. “This show celebrating 50 years…

Jean Paul Gaultier will stage the last runway show of his career during the upcoming Paris Couture Week.

The legendary French designer announced his retirement plans in a statement posted to social media over the weekend.

“This show celebrating 50 years of my career will also be my last,” the 67-year-old wrote, referring to his haute couture presentation set to be held on Wednesday night. “But rest assured, haute couture will continue with a new concept.”

In an accompanying clip, Gaultier is seen pretending to speak to a journalist on the phone, giving them the “scoop” on his decision.

“I’m going to give you a scoop. This will be my last haute couture show. My last Gaultier Paris show. You have to come, you can’t miss that,” he joked. “But, but, but I assure you: Gaultier Paris will continue, haute couture will continue. I have a new concept; I’ll tell you about it later, I’ll tell you all the little secrets. But it is going to continue.”

Gaultier unveiled his first-ever collection back in 1976 and has since gone on to dress the likes of Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and Rihanna with his avant-garde designs. He is also known for creating Madonna’s iconic conical bra back in the ’90s.

While Gaultier will still be involved in his high-end fashion and perfume businesses, he will take a step back from designing garments. The designer stopped making ready-to-wear clothes in 2015 in order to concentrate on haute couture.

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Jonah Hill confirms collaboration with Adidas

Jonah Hill has confirmed he’s collaborating with Adidas.The Wolf of Wall Street actor officially announced on Tuesday via Instagram that he has teamed up with executives at the German sportswear giant for an unspecified project. “This is the official…

Jonah Hill has confirmed he’s collaborating with Adidas.

The Wolf of Wall Street actor officially announced on Tuesday via Instagram that he has teamed up with executives at the German sportswear giant for an unspecified project.

“This is the official announcement that I’m partnering with adidas,” he wrote in the caption besides a video showing the Adidas logo besides his name handwritten in capital letters. “Thank you adidas for trusting me and believing in my ideas and pushing them to become even better. This is a dream for me to start the journey of creating with a team I respect and love. Thrilled to show you all what we’ve been working on. More coming very soon. @adidasoriginals.”

In the comments, his celebrity friends showed their support for the partnership, with Naomi Campbell posting a series of clapping and heart emojis, Olivia Wilde writing, “Coooool” with a clapping emoji, and his mother Sharon Feldstein, who called herself a “proud mama”.

The 36-year-old didn’t reveal any further details about the collaboration, which he had teased a year ago on the Failing Upwards podcast.

However, it was rumoured on social media earlier this month that they were releasing two colourways of the Samba shoe and a new iteration of the Superstar shoe. These details haven’t been confirmed.

Jonah has been a longtime fan of the Adidas brand and helped promote their updated Lxcon sneakers on his Instagram account in October 2018 before their official release.

The star joins the likes of Kanye West and Beyonce, who have developed their Yeezy and Ivy Park collections with the company.

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Beyonce gifts Reese Witherspoon and Cardi B new Ivy Park collection

Celebrities including Reese Witherspoon, Cardi B, and Zendaya have been gifted Beyonce’s upcoming Adidas x IVY PARK collection.The superstar originally launched the athleisure company in 2016 with Topshop tycoon Philip Green, but after buying his share…

Celebrities including Reese Witherspoon, Cardi B, and Zendaya have been gifted Beyonce’s upcoming Adidas x IVY PARK collection.

The superstar originally launched the athleisure company in 2016 with Topshop tycoon Philip Green, but after buying his shares to assume full ownership of the brand, Beyonce revealed in April she was partnering with Adidas bosses to release the new Ivy Park, which is due for release on Saturday.

To promote the line in the run-up to the launch, the Formation hitmaker decided to send the entire unisex collection, contained in a big orange box on wheels, to a bunch of celebrities, who took to social media to gush about their coveted gift.

The Legally Blonde star shared a video on Instagram of her mother wheeling the orange box up her driveway before the pair unclipped the front. The footage then turned into a montage of Reese stepping out of the box and posing or dancing in a variety of Ivy Park ensembles, such as the purple jumpsuit, the purple form-fitting dress, sneakers, and a beanie hat.

“Does this officially make me the newest member of the #Beyhive?” she wrote in the caption. “Thank you, @Beyonce for the #IvyPark swag!”

Cardi also posted a video of her standing in front of the orange box before filming herself sifting through items on the rail.

“So, I just got home and look what I got. B**ch Beyonce done give me a closet… I gotta open it,” she can be heard saying.

Zendaya simply shared a picture of her posing in front of the orange box on her Instagram Stories and thanked Beyonce in the caption, while model Hailey Bieber shared a video of her going through the rail and called it “the coolest thing I’ve ever been sent”. She was photographed wearing the purple crop top and matching tracksuit bottoms while she visited a dance studio on Wednesday.

Actresses including Laverne Cox, Yara Shahidi, and Issa Rae were also sent the surprise gift.

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Beyonce wore over 300 carats of diamonds to 2020 Golden Globes

Beyonce sported an impressive 323 carats worth of diamonds at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.The Drunk In Love hitmaker stunned in a custom-made black Schiaparelli gown complete with voluminous gold sleeves for the ceremony held at The Beverly Hilto…

Beyonce sported an impressive 323 carats worth of diamonds at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.

The Drunk In Love hitmaker stunned in a custom-made black Schiaparelli gown complete with voluminous gold sleeves for the ceremony held at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, where she was nominated for the Best Original Song prize for her tune Spirit from The Lion King.

While the singer lost out on the award to (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again from Elton John’s musical biopic Rocketman, she won on the fashion stakes with her well-accessorised look.

Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, the star’s stylist Zerina Akers revealed: “When I first laid eyes on Daniel Roseberry’s debut collection at Schiaparelli, I knew I wanted to work with him… (and) Lorraine Schwartz sealed the deal with these custom earrings and rings.”

She explained that the star’s earrings dazzled with over 250 carats of diamonds, while the four impressive rings she sported weighed in with over 73 carats worth of diamonds.

Beyonce and her rapper husband JAY-Z made their entrance at the event almost one hour late. They were accompanied by their longtime bodyguard Julius, who was carrying two bottles of Armand de Brignac Ace of Spades Brut Gold Champagne – despite the ceremony being sponsored by its rival Moet & Chandon.

Jay has held a stake in Armand de Brignac since the mid-2000s.

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Beyonce creating unisex Ivy Park collection

Beyonce decided to make her upcoming collection for Ivy Park unisex because she saw so many men wearing her earlier lines. The music superstar launched the athleisure company in 2016 with Topshop tycoon, Philip Green, but brought back his shares to as…

Beyonce decided to make her upcoming collection for Ivy Park unisex because she saw so many men wearing her earlier lines.

The music superstar launched the athleisure company in 2016 with Topshop tycoon, Philip Green, but brought back his shares to assume full ownership of the brand in late 2018 after he was hit with a series of sexual assault allegations. It was announced in April that she was partnering with bosses at sportswear giant Adidas to release Ivy Park, which will relaunch in January.

Discussing her first collection with Adidas in a rare interview, Beyonce revealed that she decided to make it unisex after seeing how men have embraced her designs in the past.

“I focused on designing a unisex collection of footwear and apparel because I saw so many men in Ivy Park. The way they have embraced the brand is an unexpected gift,” she explained to Elle magazine in a cover interview. “I appreciate the beauty of gender-neutral clothing and breaking the so-called fashion rules. I took a chance on myself when I bought my company back. We all have the confidence in us to take chances and bet on ourselves.”

The 38-year-old posed in new Ivy Park outfits for the magazine and also offered a sneak peek at the new range on her Instagram page on Monday, when she announced the collection would be released on 18 January. The Instagram posts showed an Ivy Park gold grill and earring, a wine-coloured, long-sleeve bodysuit, and white sneakers with Adidas’ iconic three stripes in a deep purple hue – Ivy Park’s first footwear offering.

“I am excited for you to see the campaign for the first collection of this new partnership,” Beyonce told the publication. “It incorporates my personal style and expands that to include something for everyone. I love experimenting with fashion, mixing high and low, sportswear with couture, even masculine and feminine. This new line is fun and lends itself to creativity, the ultimate power.”

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