Naomi Campbell felt ‘divine’ wearing Pat McGrath lipstick at MTV Video Music Awards

Naomi Campbell felt “divine” wearing sparkly Pat McGrath lipstick at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2016.The supermodel attended the star-studded ceremony held at New York’s Madison Square Garden wearing a mint green velvet minidress by Brandon Maxwell….

Naomi Campbell felt “divine” wearing sparkly Pat McGrath lipstick at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2016.

The supermodel attended the star-studded ceremony held at New York’s Madison Square Garden wearing a mint green velvet minidress by Brandon Maxwell.

However, it was her glittery red lips that made heads turn, and Naomi said that show-stopping look was created by her longtime friend and legendary make-up artist Pat McGrath.

Asked in an interview with Elle magazine when she feels her most divine, the 50-year-old replied: “Everytime Pat McGrath puts her wand on me.”

“I mean wearing the red sparkly lip to the MTV Awards I really felt like I was Dorothy wearing her red shoes going down the yellow brick road. I’ve never seen lipstick get so much attention in my life. It was incredible,” she added.

The British supermodel, who was named the first-ever global face of Pat McGrath Labs last month, confessed that the make-up artist has made a whopping 26 shades of foundation especially for her and has got her into wearing primer.

“I was never into primer. I like to use my serums and creams but Pat’s is so light,” she explained, noting that she’s now become a big fan of Pat McGrath Labs Sublime Perfection Primer. “And the foundation I have – she made 26 for me – is like a second skin. It’s almost like a moisturiser. It’s not heavy.”

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Brandon Maxwell appreciating time to reflect during coronavirus lockdown

Brandon Maxwell is appreciative of the time he has had to reflect on his career and business during the coronavirus lockdown.The fashion designer is practicing social distancing and staying at home in his New York City apartment in accordance with the …

Brandon Maxwell is appreciative of the time he has had to reflect on his career and business during the coronavirus lockdown.

The fashion designer is practicing social distancing and staying at home in his New York City apartment in accordance with the official guidelines set out by health officials during the Covid-19 pandemic.

But while Maxwell is missing his team and studio, he candidly discussed what he has learned during the difficult period in an Instagram post uploaded on Wednesday.

“It’s in the silence that our greatest allies, friends, and family speak the loudest. It’s in the little beautiful moments of brokenness that we let go of what we’ve held on to for so long and allow ourselves to see and be something new,” he wrote. “After a beautiful flower wilts and is picked off the stem, a new more beautiful one is just waiting inside to grow again. It takes a little TLC, a little patience and some tending to, but it’s there.”

Maxwell then went on to insist “OK is enough” for right now, and contemplated just how important it is for business leaders to build relationships and not simply focus on the big picture.

“The gift of the morning, ‘How are you, really?’ with my team during this time have been just as powerful to me as that final walk down the runway, even more so,” the 35-year-old added. “A reminder that it was never about the big moment, it was always about the love exchanged and the community built while making it, and that exists in an even stronger way now. We will all have those moments again, but right now in the stillness life has handed us we have the opportunity to assess how we want to consciously participate going forward.”

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Karlie Kloss saddened by negative reaction to 2019 Met Gala dress

Karlie Kloss was upset by the negative reaction to the dress she wore to the 2019 Met Gala.The model stepped out at the Camp: Notes on Fashion-themed event in May 2019 wearing a gold Gucci x Dapper Dan strapless dress with voluminous black off-the-shou…

Karlie Kloss was upset by the negative reaction to the dress she wore to the 2019 Met Gala.

The model stepped out at the Camp: Notes on Fashion-themed event in May 2019 wearing a gold Gucci x Dapper Dan strapless dress with voluminous black off-the-shoulder sleeves.

But while Karlie was happy with the ensemble, fashion critics weren’t so kind, and in a new video for her YouTube channel, she admitted it was “probably not” her best-ever choice.

“I don’t go for it on the themes as much as other people do, I maybe could go for it more? In 2019, I admit was probably not my best fashion choice. Every article that was like, ‘Best Dressed, Worst Dressed,’ I was the Worst Dressed. Every article, every review, ‘Karlie Kloss Worst Dressed at the Met.’ Which was not fun, it didn’t feel good,” she stated. “I could tell the reaction, literally from the minute I walked onto the red carpet. (People said), ‘Karlie looks like a Twix bar.’ I was very sad by that, because I liked my look. I loved working with Dapper Dan and Gucci and making this dress.”

Karlie also went on to reveal that she suffered a minor wardrobe malfunction shortly before the Met Gala kicked off.

“The other thing that happened with this dress, and pretty much every dress that I’ve ever worn to the red carpet at a Met Gala, is moments before I’m walking out the door, something rips. So, the seamstress and I are standing in the lobby and she’s sewing it back onto my dress,” the 27-year-old sighed.

Elsewhere in the clip, Karlie reflected on some of her favourite looks from past Met Gala parties, highlighting the purple Donna Karan dress she wore in 2010, the custom-made gold Dior gown she sported in 2011, and the sleek white Brandon Maxwell number she donned for the 2016 bash.

“I loved it. He created a multifunctional design to this dress. It started out with a cape. By the time I made it to the red carpet, I took the cape off,” she gushed of Brandon’s design.

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Brandon Maxwell unearths unseen footage of Lady Gaga prior to 2019 Met Gala

Brandon Maxwell has shared previously unseen footage of him walking to the 2019 Met Gala with Lady Gaga on social media.The designer created all four of the show-stopping outfits that the Oscar winner wore to last year’s prestigious fashion event, and …

Brandon Maxwell has shared previously unseen footage of him walking to the 2019 Met Gala with Lady Gaga on social media.

The designer created all four of the show-stopping outfits that the Oscar winner wore to last year’s prestigious fashion event, and in a touching post uploaded to Instagram on Monday, Maxwell revealed he’s looking forward to having more “joyous moments” once the coronavirus lockdown restrictions are lifted.

“We wanted to first share this unedited clip of myself, @ladygaga, and our teams walking to last year’s #MetGala,” he said of the short clip, which shows him escorting Gaga to the event while adjusting her fuchsia pink gown. “My fiance filmed this, and I’ll never ever forget looking up at him as we approached the carpet and seeing a tear fall down his face from pride. It remains one of my most treasured memories.”

The 2020 Met Gala, which was due to take place on 4 May, has been postponed indefinitely duet to the Covid-19 crisis.

“We wanted to share this today because of the sheer joy this moment held, because of the love and happiness you can see on everyone’s faces, because of the excitement, because it represents a time when we were all together, and because it reminds me so strongly that we will be again,” the Project Runway judge continued, before urging his followers to “stay safe” during the global pandemic. “Communities are so important, friendships are so important, and that’s what this day one year ago still represents to me. Let’s continue to stay safe and smart, respectful of others, and follow all guidelines, so that we can run through the streets together again soon.”

In an earlier post on Instagram, Maxwell again told his followers to keep to the social distancing rules after he spotted people while he was out and about in New York City not wearing protective face masks.

“The most fashionable thing we can do right now is to think of others before we think of ourselves and these are some very simple ways to do that!” he insisted.

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Prabal Gurung donates 2,000 face masks to New York City hospitals

Prabal Gurung has donated 2,000 masks to frontline workers amid the coronavirus crisis.Last month, the Nepalese-American designer announced that he was preparing his workshop and staff members to start manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE) …

Prabal Gurung has donated 2,000 masks to frontline workers amid the coronavirus crisis.

Last month, the Nepalese-American designer announced that he was preparing his workshop and staff members to start manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline healthcare employees in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, Gurung has since discovered that PPE is a “complex and heavily regulated product which falls outside the scope of our manufacturing capabilities”, so he has teamed with officials at The COVID Foundation to donate approximately 2,000 3M respirator masks to hospitals in New York City.

“We invite you to join us in supporting our medical professions and essential workers through donating directly to this fund,” he wrote in an Instagram post. “One hundred per cent of donations will support our ongoing Covid-19 response efforts delivering PPE to medical professionals, and frontline and essential workers, as well as supporting grassroots organisations. We will forever be inspired by the courage of our first responders, whose unwavering strength and resilience is a light of hope for us all.”

Gurung went on to note that he is investigating a “safe plan to scale production of civilian face masks” with the goal to reinvigorate the Garment District.

Other fashion designers, including Christian Siriano and Brandon Maxwell, have also been making masks for key workers, while executives at major conglomerates such as Kering and Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) have unveiled plans to supply millions of masks to residents in France.

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Brandon Maxwell created Naomi Campbell’s 2016 MTV dress on her dining table

Brandon Maxwell created Naomi Campbell’s 2016 MTV Video Music Awards dress on her dining table the night before the show.During a chat with Karlie Kloss for her No Filter with Naomi YouTube series earlier this week, the British supermodel remembered ho…

Brandon Maxwell created Naomi Campbell’s 2016 MTV Video Music Awards dress on her dining table the night before the show.

During a chat with Karlie Kloss for her No Filter with Naomi YouTube series earlier this week, the British supermodel remembered how she called up the New York-based designer with a fashion crisis the night before she had to present Rihanna with an award during the ceremony at Madison Square Garden and he quickly leapt into action to make sure she had something to wear.

“I had to give Rihanna an MTV Award three years ago (sic),” she explained. “Brandon, I called him the night before and said, ‘I’m coming into New York from L.A. and I don’t have a dress’. Brandon came and made the dress on my dining table for that night… He’s amazing.”

The 49-year-old took to the stage wearing a white one-shoulder column dress with a thigh-high split and wore another of his designs – a mint green strapless minidress – on the red carpet. She did not specify which one he made at the last minute.

Karlie then shared a similar story about the designer, recalling how he cut her long white cutout dress following the 2016 Met Gala to turn it into a minidress.

“One year, I went to the Met Gala and wore a dress that he created. For the after-party, he literally took scissors and just chopped it off into a little minidress and I went off to the after-party,” she gushed of her Project Runway co-star. “I think he has this love of women, of wanting to create fashion that really celebrates the female form and makes women feel beautiful and love their curves, love their body. I think Brandon does a great job of that.”

Both models also heaped praise on Maxwell and fellow Project Runway star Christian Siriano for helping make face masks during the coronavirus crisis.

Maxwell listened to their chat and thanked them both for lifting his mood in a lengthy Instagram post.

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Brandon Maxwell struggling with anxiety during coronavirus lockdown

Brandon Maxwell has candidly discussed his battle with anxiety during the coronavirus lockdown.The fashion designer is practicing social distancing and staying at home in his New York City apartment in accordance with the official guidelines set out by…

Brandon Maxwell has candidly discussed his battle with anxiety during the coronavirus lockdown.

The fashion designer is practicing social distancing and staying at home in his New York City apartment in accordance with the official guidelines set out by health officials during the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, in a new Instagram post uploaded on Tuesday, Maxwell noted that he was struggling to stay positive about the situation at the moment.

“Today I just felt so mentally broken,” he began. “I think I’ve been in fight or flight mode for the past six weeks and I just woke up today feeling stuck and panicked. So much of my life has revolved around close personal relationships, creating things for and with people I love, and the joy that I feel in those interactions. It’s hard not to have those things right now when so much is going on.”

Maxwell went on to share that he has only left his apartment once in the past eight weeks.

“The fear and anxiety have been hard to deal with, and the sadness I feel for what those in my city are going through sometimes overwhelms me,” the 35-year-old shared. “I’m sure like everyone else, I spend a good amount of time throughout the day asking myself what this all means, what’s to learn from it, and what my greater purpose is and should be in our new reality.”

However, Maxwell did conclude his emotional post by noting that he received a real boost after watching an interview with his Project Runway co-star Karlie Kloss and Naomi Campbell on YouTube in which both models praised his talent.

“It’s been so long now since I’ve been able to create with people I love and I needed this today of all days to remind me of those special times, of the memories, of the purpose,” he added.

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Tiffany & Co. pledges $1 million donation to coronavirus relief efforts

Executives at Tiffany & Co. have pledged to donate $1 million (£813,000) to organisations helping tackle the coronavirus pandemic. Representatives for the luxury jewellery brand announced they were making the donation commitment via The Tiffany & Co….

Executives at Tiffany & Co. have pledged to donate $1 million (£813,000) to organisations helping tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

Representatives for the luxury jewellery brand announced they were making the donation commitment via The Tiffany & Co. Foundation on Monday. The donation will be split between two organisations, with $750,000 (£610,000) going to the World Health Organization’s Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund and the other $250,000 (£203,000) going to The New York Community Trust’s NYC Covid-19 Response & Impact Fund.

In addition, the foundation will match employee donations to any qualified nonprofit organisation supporting Covid-19 relief, dollar for dollar.

“Since its inception in 1837, Tiffany & Co. has been guided by the belief that a successful company has a responsibility to the greater community,” representatives wrote in a statement. “Today, more than ever, there is a need for communities to come together. This commitment allows us to respond to the urgent needs on a global scale, while also supporting our hometown of New York City.”

“During this global health crisis, we must all be responsive to the urgent needs of our global communities. We are proud to support organizations providing immediate relief for communities impacted by Covid-19, including our hometown of New York,” added Anisa Kamadoli Costa, chairman and president of The Tiffany & Co. Foundation.

Executives at the foundation, which was established in 2000 to provide grants to those working in environmental conservation, have signed Philanthropy’s Commitment During Covid-19 Pledge, a commitment to supporting their grantees throughout the crisis.

Tiffany & Co. follows in the footsteps of brands including Versace, Ralph Lauren, and Michael Kors in making donations towards coronavirus relief efforts, while New York-based designers such as Christian Siriano and Brandon Maxwell have begun making protective equipment for medical personnel.

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H&M to supply protective equipment for hospitals during coronavirus crisis

H&M is to begin making protective equipment for hospital workers amid the coronavirus crisis.In light of the escalating Covid-19 pandemic around the world, executives at the Swedish high street retailer have announced that they are quickly rearranging …

H&M is to begin making protective equipment for hospital workers amid the coronavirus crisis.

In light of the escalating Covid-19 pandemic around the world, executives at the Swedish high street retailer have announced that they are quickly rearranging their supply chain in order to start manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE) for hospitals and healthcare workers.

“The coronavirus is dramatically affecting each and every one of us, and H&M Group is, like many other organisations, trying our best to help in this extraordinary situation,” commented Anna Gedda, head of sustainability at H&M Group. “We see this is as a first step in our efforts to support in any way we can. We are all in this together, and have to approach this as collectively as possible.”

Gedda hopes to start delivering as soon as possible. At present, approximately two-thirds of H&M’s stores around the globe have closed in response to government measures enacted to help slow down the spread of the virus. Customers can still shop online in 50 markets.

Elsewhere, executives at other major conglomerates are doing their part to aid hospital workers too, with leaders at Kering and Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) unveiling plans to supply millions of masks to people in France.

While top fashion designers, such as Prabal Gurung, Christian Siriano, and Brandon Maxwell, are also looking at converting their workshops so they can make medical masks and other PPE for hospital staff in New York.

Since the coronavirus outbreak started in Wuhan, China last December, there have been approximately 424,000 confirmed cases and an estimated 18,900 deaths.

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Prabal Gurung to begin manufacturing supplies for medical workers

Prabal Gurung has pledged to begin making medical supplies amid the coronavirus crisis.In light of the escalating Covid-19 pandemic around the world, the Nepalese-American designer took to Instagram on Monday to announce that he is preparing his worksh…

Prabal Gurung has pledged to begin making medical supplies amid the coronavirus crisis.

In light of the escalating Covid-19 pandemic around the world, the Nepalese-American designer took to Instagram on Monday to announce that he is preparing his workshop and staff members to start manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE).

Responding to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s call for fashion industry leaders to help make medical masks last week, Gurung wants to do all he possibly can to help.

“The PG team has been working tirelessly over the course of the last week to finalise an actionable plan to manufacture PPE for medical workers and first responders who are on the front lines of the Covid-19 crisis,” he wrote. “As a brand that produces over 90 per cent of our collections in NY, our goal is not only to fill the void of critical PPE, but to mobilise our domestic partners, revitalising U.S. producers and suppliers. While we are eager to share our progress with you all, the coronavirus crisis is ever evolving, and as new information is revealed, so are new FDA and state regulations. In this moment, credible and validated information is of the utmost importance for the advancement of all Covid-19 relief efforts.”

Gurung went on to note that he is in contact with Cuomo’s team and employees at local hospitals to figure out exactly what supplies are required.

“We are currently working in partnership with @nygovcuomo office & local hospitals to secure clearance to produce, and ensure the viability of our output,” the 40-year-old added.

Other fashion designers, including Christian Siriano and Brandon Maxwell, are also looking to make medical masks for hospital workers, while executives at major conglomerates such as Kering and Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) have unveiled plans to supply millions of masks to workers in France.

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