Paris Jackson makes runway debut during Jean Paul Gaultier’s final show

Paris Jackson made her runway debut at Jean Paul Gaultier’s final show during Paris Couture Week on Wednesday night. The French fashion designer shocked fans last week when he announced that his Paris Couture Week presentation would be his last haute c…

Paris Jackson made her runway debut at Jean Paul Gaultier’s final show during Paris Couture Week on Wednesday night.

The French fashion designer shocked fans last week when he announced that his Paris Couture Week presentation would be his last haute couture runway, and he made sure he went out with a bang by turning the star-studded catwalk show at the Theatre du Chatelet into a party.

One of the most surprising additions to his line-up was Paris, daughter of the late Michael Jackson, who hit the runway in a ’60s-inspired bohemian chic look which was comprised of a printed robe with a long train, a psychedelic patterned top, colourful snakeskin trousers, and wedge platform sandals. She topped the look off with colourful beaded jewellery and a green headband.

The 21-year-old later shared footage of her walk on Instagram and wrote in the caption, “Absolutely honoured and deeply grateful @jpgaultierofficial.”

In the comments, Naomi Campbell gave her seal of approval by calling the look “beautiful”.

Burlesque star Dita Von Teese also brought a little celebrity glitter to the show, strutting the runway in a sexy outfit crafted from belts and a corset, while Culture Club singer Boy George performed during the finale.

Models including Gigi and Bella Hadid, Winnie Harlow, Irina Shayk, Karlie Kloss, and Joan Smalls all made an appearance, alongside Gaultier muses such as Karen Elson and Coca Rocha, who performed an Irish dance down the runway.

The event brought out many industry icons who wanted to catch Gaultier’s final fashion show too. Carla Bruni, Eva Herzigova, and fellow designer Christian Louboutin were among the famous faces in the audience.

Opening the show, the retiring Gaultier urged his fans to recycle their clothes, stating, “In my first show and this, my last, there are creations made with the jeans I’ve worn. It’s the most beautiful of materials. Like a lot of humans, it becomes even more beautiful as it gets older.”

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Jean Paul Gaultier takes final bow at star-studded couture show

Jean Paul Gaultier has concluded his 50-year fashion career with a star-studded runway spectacle.The legendary French designer announced his retirement plans in a statement posted to social media last weekend, and on Wednesday night, staged his final c…

Jean Paul Gaultier has concluded his 50-year fashion career with a star-studded runway spectacle.

The legendary French designer announced his retirement plans in a statement posted to social media last weekend, and on Wednesday night, staged his final catwalk show at the Theatre du Chatelet as part of Paris Couture Week.

The extravaganza drew in a number of celebrities, including Nicolas Ghesquiere, Christian Lacroix, Carla Bruni, and Christian Louboutin, but at the opening, Gaultier called for fans to embrace sustainability and recycle their clothes.

“In my first show and this, my last, there are creations made with the jeans I’ve worn,” he told the crowd. “It’s the most beautiful of materials. Like a lot of humans, it becomes even more beautiful as it gets older.”

As promised, Gaultier offered guests a party, with the presentation opening with Karlie Kloss standing in the centre of the stage and opening a black coffin, to reveal model Issa Lish standing in a frilled white minidress inside.

Lish then took to the catwalk and was followed by a parade of models in quirky ensembles, such as a white dress covered in gloves, a top made from a tuxedo jacket, and a black tulle dress with images of Japanese art attached to the front.

Many of the 67-year-old’s key motifs were also included, with one model sporting a jumpsuit that resembled the conical bra he created for Madonna in the 1990s, burlesque star Dita Von Teese posing in an outfit made from a satin corset and belts, Gigi Hadid in a sailor uniform-inspired look, Karen Elson in a corseted number, and Irina Shayk in a Goth-inspired black tulle ballgown.

The event also featured special appearances from Joan Smalls, Paris Jackson, who made her runway debut, Erin O’Connor, as well as Coco Rocha, who did an Irish dance on the catwalk, as she also did back in 2007.

To conclude, Boy George performed a song during the finale, with the models applauding Gaultier as he proceeded to take his bow.

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Boy George won’t be demanding gay actor portrays him in biopic

Boy George won’t be urging the producers of his new biopic to cast a gay man as the lead. The Karma Chameleon singer is more interested in watching a really authentic portrayal, and couldn’t care less about the sexuality of the leading man picked to p…

Boy George won’t be urging the producers of his new biopic to cast a gay man as the lead.

The Karma Chameleon singer is more interested in watching a really authentic portrayal, and couldn’t care less about the sexuality of the leading man picked to play him on the big screen.

“It has to be about the right person for the right moment,” he told TMZ. “Equality means equality for everyone – even normal people. You can’t just choose what people are more equal than others.”

Previously, Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner admitted she was open to playing Boy George in the upcoming biopic after the singer confessed she’d be a good choice.

During an appearance on Australian radio show Fitzy and Wippa, he said, “There’s been some really interesting suggestions. One of the most interesting suggestions was Sophie Turner.

“(People will say), ‘She can’t play you, she’s a woman,’ you know. But when I was 17, I would have loved to have been her.”

Turner responded by tweeting: “I’m SO down @BoyGeorge.”

The cast for the film, written and directed by Sacha Gervasi, has yet to be revealed.

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Boy George open to Sophie Turner playing him in biopic

Boy George would love to see Sophie Turner play him in the upcoming biopic of his life.Last month, executives at MGM Studios confirmed a movie about the Culture Club frontman was in the works, with My Dinner with Herve filmmaker Sacha Gervasi attached …

Boy George would love to see Sophie Turner play him in the upcoming biopic of his life.

Last month, executives at MGM Studios confirmed a movie about the Culture Club frontman was in the works, with My Dinner with Herve filmmaker Sacha Gervasi attached to write and direct.

Now, George has speculated about who exactly may take on the lead role in the project.

“Yeah, it’s going ahead. It’s MGM. It’s being written and directed by Sacha Gervasi, who did (2018 film) My Dinner with Herve. Who is very cool,” he said during an interview on Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa radio programme on Monday. “There’s been some really interesting suggestions. One of the most interesting suggestions was Sophie Turner. (People will say), ‘She can’t play you, she’s a woman,’ you know. But when I was 17, I would have loved to have been her.”

The film is being made on the back of recent musical biopics Rocketman and Bohemian Rhapsody, about Elton John and the late Freddie Mercury respectively, both of which were box office smashes.

And when asked if the idea of seeing his life played out on screen made him nervous, George insisted he’s just pleased there’s a demand for the movie.

“In our game, there is always stuff that is written about you that is so ridiculous. That you say, I don’t mind it though, it makes me sound more interesting. ‘He sleeps upside down on the roof. He only lives on lentils,’ that kind of stuff,” the 58-year-old laughed. “I think it just makes a great picture.”

George, born George O’Dowd, has been open about his tough upbringing in an Irish working-class family and his substance abuse issues, which will both feature in the movie, as well as his success as the singer with Culture Club.

He has also written two bestselling autobiographies, which Gervasi will mine for his project.

A release date for the biopic is yet to be announced.

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Sophie Turner ‘game’ to play Boy George in biopic

Sophie Turner is open to playing Boy George in an upcoming biopic of the musician’s life. On Monday, George spoke about the project during a sit down for Australian radio show Fitzy and Wippa, and commented that the Game of Thrones star was a possible…

Sophie Turner is open to playing Boy George in an upcoming biopic of the musician’s life.

On Monday, George spoke about the project during a sit down for Australian radio show Fitzy and Wippa, and commented that the Game of Thrones star was a possible contender for the lead role.

“There’s been some really interesting suggestions,” he said. “One of the most interesting suggestions was Sophie Turner.”

George also revealed he had no qualms about a woman playing him on screen.

“(People will say), ‘She can’t play you, she’s a woman,’ you know. But when I was 17, I would have loved to have been her,” the 58-year-old added.

And later on, Sophie expressed her delight in being considered for the forthcoming production.

“I’m SO down @BoyGeorge,” the 23-year-old, who is currently headlining the X-Men film Dark Phoenix, wrote on Twitter.

Announced last month, a cast for the film, written and directed by Sacha Gervasi, has yet to be revealed.

Born George O’Dowd, the popstar initially shared his excitement over the film in an Instagram post, writing, “A MOVIE! @mgm_studios Thrilling!”

The feature is being made on the back of recent musical biopics Rocketman and Bohemian Rhapsody, about Elton John and the late Freddie Mercury, respectively, both of which were box office smashes.

And when asked during the radio chat if the idea of seeing his life played out on screen made him nervous, George insisted he’s just pleased there’s a demand for the story.

“In our game, there is always stuff that is written about you that is so ridiculous. That you say, I don’t mind it though, it makes me sound more interesting. ‘He sleeps upside down on the roof. He only lives on lentils,’ that kind of stuff,” he shared. “I think it just makes a great picture.”

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Boy George biopic in the works

A big screen biopic about the life of Boy George is in development.Following the success of recent films like Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman, which chronicled the lives and careers of gay icons Freddie Mercury and Elton John, respectively, the Culture…

A big screen biopic about the life of Boy George is in development.

Following the success of recent films like Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman, which chronicled the lives and careers of gay icons Freddie Mercury and Elton John, respectively, the Culture Club star is now getting ready for his close-up.

To be overseen by executives at MGM Studios, the film will be written and directed by Sacha Gervasi.

“Boy George is a trailblazer and a true original,” the My Dinner with Herve filmmaker, who has daughter Bluebell with Spice Girl Geri Horner, told Deadline. “In the London clubs of the ’80s, George was impossible to miss, and everyone knew he would be a star long before the world had ever heard a note of Culture Club’s iconic songs.

“As you can imagine, George’s life story is wickedly entertaining, yet also poignant and inspiring. I’m both honoured and excited to be the one to guide it onto the big screen.”

George, born George O’Dowd, has been open about his tough upbringing in an Irish working-class family and his substance abuse issues, which will both feature in the movie, as well as his success as the singer with Culture Club.

He has written two bestselling autobiographies, which Gervasi will mine for his project.

Following the announcement, George took to Twitter to share his excitement.

“An @MGM_Studios movie about a boy from Eltham, who bunked the bus, skipped School and went on to sell 150 million records. It’s just amazing. Yes. I know there’s more!!!!!” the 57-year-old wrote.

MGM studio heads are also set to start work on a new Aretha Franklin movie, with Jennifer Hudson portraying the soul legend.

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Drew Barrymore’s has made calmness part of her beauty routine

Drew Barrymore’s most treasured beauty tip is keeping calm. The busy mother of two has learned that maintaining a positive attitude is a crucial aspect of her self-care routine, especially when life challenges surface, and the 45 year old has shared h…

Drew Barrymore’s most treasured beauty tip is keeping calm.

The busy mother of two has learned that maintaining a positive attitude is a crucial aspect of her self-care routine, especially when life challenges surface, and the 45 year old has shared her insights with New Beauty magazine, revealing she has learned the hard way that feeling her best leads her to look her best.

“Just behaving. Being as nice as I can,” she shares of her number one rule. “Not being a total A-hole. Just being in a good mood at work, not losing my cool when my kids lose their cool. Not sweating the small stuff.

“I’ve realised that even when the little things aggravate you and seem really big and monumental, or even very public within your own circle and you just wish you could hide your problems, you just can’t lose your cool. Be nice through all of it. That’s always when I feel the best, no matter what. Go put it out in some private corner and then show up and just be good to everyone.”

The star also reflected on how being a party girl at a young age inspired her to love over-the-top makeup.

“I was going out with a lot of adults who were certainly wearing makeup,” she adds. “There’s nothing like early 80s rouge! Boy George and Adam Ant were the thing. At 10, I was at dance clubs wearing eye shadow in a straight line out to my temples. I was really into chartreuse and gold, glittery-fine sparkle, like olive-green snakeskin.”

Though the Charlie’s Angels beauty enjoyed experimenting, she eventually started taking a more responsible approach to maintaining her radiant glow.

“In my late 30s, I started taking my skin seriously,” she says. “I like scrubs and all of that stuff, and acids and tingling, but I’m still a firm believer in the most gentle face washes.”

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Fashion and music stars pay tribute to punk icon Judy Blame

Fashion industry leaders, models and music stars have paid tribute to late fashion star Judy Blame, who has died at the age of 58.Officials at the British Fashion Council (BFC) confirmed on Tuesday morning (20Feb18) that the multi-talented designer and…

Fashion industry leaders, models and music stars have paid tribute to late fashion star Judy Blame, who has died at the age of 58.

Officials at the British Fashion Council (BFC) confirmed on Tuesday morning (20Feb18) that the multi-talented designer and stylist passed away during the night.

Born Chris Barnes in 1960, Blame ran away to London at the age of 17 and quickly immersed himself in the club and punk scene of the time, and later worked as an art director and stylist at magazines such as The Face and i-D throughout the ’80s and ’90s.

In addition to collaborating with John Galliano and Louis Vuitton, Blame also worked as a stylist for Neneh Cherry, Bjork, Kylie Minogue and Boy George, with the Culture Club singer leading tributes.

“R.I.P. to my friend Judy Blame who was beautiful, talented and arch as hell,” he wrote alongside two black and white snaps of Blame uploaded onto his Twitter page. “Fashion has a huge void in it and London has lost a legend!”

Spandau Ballet star Gary Kemp stated, “So sad to hear that the magnificent Judy Blame has left us,” while English musician Goldie added, “Rest in peace to the legend #judyblame so so sad love for all you inspired.”

Members of the fashion community have also paid their respects to the designer.

Vogue U.K. editor-in-chief Edward Enninful shared a photo on Twitter of Blame in his younger years wearing a chunky silver necklace.

“R.I.P. my dear Judy. I will always remember our house on Mortimer Road, fun days at @i_d, your kind heart, unparalleled creativity and how you pushed me to be the editor I am today, I will miss you always xoxo,” he captioned the snap.

While model Erin O’Connor took to her Instagram page to upload a photo of Blame sporting a bandana on his head, with the caption, “You were the real deal and so much more. Thanks for making the World a sharper and funnier place. goodbye prince (sic)!”

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