Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein among designers closing stores over coronavirus fears

Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein are among the high-profile designers closing their stores over growing coronavirus fears.It was announced on Tuesday that PVH Corp., the brands’ parent company, will temporarily shutter all their stores in the U.S. and E…

Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein are among the high-profile designers closing their stores over growing coronavirus fears.

It was announced on Tuesday that PVH Corp., the brands’ parent company, will temporarily shutter all their stores in the U.S. and Europe until 29 March.

“Health and safety remain our top priorities,” chairman and chief executive Manny Chirico said in a statement. “This is an unprecedented and rapidly changing situation to which we will need to continue to adapt.”

Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and Free People are also among the retailers closing their doors, alongside sportswear giants Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, New Balance, and Vans.

High street giant H&M announced on Tuesday the closure of all its stores in the U.S. and Canada until 2 April, and all employees will receive full pay despite the shutdown.

“H&M’s top priority is maintaining the health and safety of all its colleagues and customers,” the brand said in a statement. “We have been diligently following the latest recommendations made by local governments and the relevant health authorities and have been agile.”

And Tapestry Inc., parent company of brands including Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman, have shuttered all their stores across North America and Europe.

While physical stores will be closed, the brands will still be taking orders on their websites.

“We are closely monitoring the situation and taking the appropriate actions to protect the safety of our employees, customers and communities,” chairman and chief executive Jide Zeitlin said in a statement.

There are more than 6,500 cases of Covid-19 in the U.S, with 116 deaths. The virus has infected almost 200,000 people across the world since the outbreak began back in December, and nearly 8,000 people have died.

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Hailey Bieber ‘obsessed’ with ’90s beauty trends

Hailey Bieber is obsessed with beauty trends from the ’90s.The 23-year-old opened up about her beauty regime in an op-ed for U.S. Elle magazine and revealed her new beauty obsessions and how her good friend Kendall Jenner inspires her to try new looks….

Hailey Bieber is obsessed with beauty trends from the ’90s.

The 23-year-old opened up about her beauty regime in an op-ed for U.S. Elle magazine and revealed her new beauty obsessions and how her good friend Kendall Jenner inspires her to try new looks.

“I love beauty trends from the ’90s. I’m obsessed with them! I’ve always been into a pop of something cool like neon on the eye,” Hailey explained. “I’m also into what people are doing with little crystals on the face right now. Kendall just put crystals on her hairline for something and I thought it was so clever and cute.”

The model, who is enjoying married life with husband Justin Bieber, also revealed she’s learnt to adapt her ever-changing style when she’s getting ready to hit the red carpet and likes the ‘less is more’ approach to fashion and beauty.

“As I’ve grown and even my face has changed, you’ve got to kind of know what those changes are and figure out how to make those changes work. I think for me the biggest takeaway I’ve had over the last couple of years is I prefer less,” she shared. “I’m also never against experimenting. I like trying new things.”

Hailey also places importance on self-care and likes nothing more than relaxing in the bathtub.

“I love lying in the bath with a lot of essential oils or getting a massage and doing a mask at home,” the Calvin Klein model said, adding that she’s going to embrace massage and reflexology this coming year. “It’s important to keep my mind calm and just take care of me.”

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Anna Wintour excited by Raf Simons’ Prada partnership

Anna Wintour is looking forward to seeing Raf Simons’ first collaboration with Prada later in the year.Last month, the Belgian fashion designer announced he would be joining Miuccia Prada as the new co-creative director of the Italian luxury house, wit…

Anna Wintour is looking forward to seeing Raf Simons’ first collaboration with Prada later in the year.

Last month, the Belgian fashion designer announced he would be joining Miuccia Prada as the new co-creative director of the Italian luxury house, with Simons to officially begin work in April.

Reflecting on the move in a clip for her Go Ask Anna video series, Wintour gushed over the “brilliant” concept.

“I think the collaboration between Raf and Miuccia is brilliant and really is going to help redefine what fashion can mean, and fashion can be. It’s following an uncharted territory,” she commented. “It’s challenging all the corporate sensibilities of, either you have to find a designer who follows respectfully in a designer who has gone before, or alternatively, one that’s going to come in and throw everything out. This is the idea of community and conversation and respect for each other and respect for the amazing work that they have both done. And I think we should all be humbled by their decision as well as being unbelievably excited to be in Milan in September.”

Simons previously served as creative director for the likes of Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, and Jil Sander.

Elsewhere in the clip, Wintour was asked about the topics that keep her “up at night”, and accordingly, the U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief noted that she is often preoccupied by changes occurring in the social and political spheres.

“Obviously this is a moment of great transformation and challenges for the fashion industry and indeed the world at large,” the 70-year-old added. “So, in that respect there are opportunities, a moment for creativity and resetting and thinking about how we all go about our jobs in a completely different way. And I also think it’s our responsibility at Conde Nast and specifically at Vogue, to think how we can support each other, how we can support all the young talent that we work so closely with.”

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Hailey Bieber credits party trick for helping rekindle romance with Justin Bieber

Hailey Bieber has opened up about the exact moment she rekindled her on-again/off-again relationship with Justin Bieber.The couple, who first dated in 2015, was linked again in May 2018, with the Yummy hitmaker proposing to the model just two months la…

Hailey Bieber has opened up about the exact moment she rekindled her on-again/off-again relationship with Justin Bieber.

The couple, who first dated in 2015, was linked again in May 2018, with the Yummy hitmaker proposing to the model just two months later, before exchanging vows at a New York courthouse in September of that year.

While Hailey and Justin have never commented on what brought them back together two years ago, during a recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the 23-year-old finally revealed what caused them to re-ignite their romance, and shared that the last time she was on the programme in 2018, she did a trick where she opened a bottle of beer with her teeth – prompting a call from Justin.

“It was really fun and there’s actually another funny story behind this and that is that last time I was here, we did this little party trick where I opened a Corona bottle with my teeth,” Hailey explained. “The next morning – after the interview had aired – I got a certain phone call from a certain someone and it was a little like, ‘Hey, how are you? I saw you on Jimmy Fallon last night. You were looking really good. I loved that trick that you did, I had no idea that you can do that. It was so cool.’

“Cut to (now and), I’m now married to that certain someone. So, I feel like Jimmy gets a little credit for helping re-spark the romance.”

In response to the blonde beauty’s story, the talk show host simply quipped: “You’d think I’d be invited to the wedding!”

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Lil Nas X and Justin Bieber strip down for Calvin Klein campaign

Lil Nas X and Justin Bieber have gone shirtless for a seductive new Calvin Klein campaign.The music stars appear as part of a showcase for the brand’s Spring 2020 collection, which also features model Kendall Jenner, Euphoria’s Hunter Schafer, and musi…

Lil Nas X and Justin Bieber have gone shirtless for a seductive new Calvin Klein campaign.

The music stars appear as part of a showcase for the brand’s Spring 2020 collection, which also features model Kendall Jenner, Euphoria’s Hunter Schafer, and musicians Maluma, SZA, and Lay Zhang.

The DEAL WITH IT campaign, shot by photographer Mario Sorrenti, is described by the brand as a celebration of “unapologetic confidence and self-love”, and each of the famous faces were chosen for “their willingness to bare themselves to the world.”

To coincide with the launch of the star-studded ads, a video directed by filmmaker Bardia Zeinali was released. It features the entire cast dancing and posing in front of the camera while wearing head-to-toe Calvin Klein.

“An ode to self-expression, each set captures the talent in their own exaggerated world, with stripped-back and raw elements that are inherent to the brand and drive home the DEAL WITH IT narrative,” representatives for the brand said in a statement.

Lil Nas X posted the campaign video on Instagram, and joked that he had no idea what was going on in the clip.

“bro idk (I don’t know) what the hell is going on… @CalvinKlein. Deal With It. #MYCALVINS,” he wrote.

Kendall also shared the video with her 123 million followers on Instagram, and wrote: “i love my @calvinklein. deal with it. #MYCALVINS.”

According to the American fashion house, DEAL WITH IT is an expansion of last year’s hugely successful #MYCALVINS campaign, which starred Yummy hitmaker Justin, model Kendall, Billie Eilish, and Shawn Mendes.

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Bella Hadid fronting Helmut Lang campaign

Bella Hadid has been tapped to star in Helmut Lang’s spring/summer 2020 campaign.Of late, the American model has landed gigs for the likes of Versace, Missoni, and Michael Kors, as well as appeared in shows for Moschino, Max Mara, and Rodarte. Now, Be…

Bella Hadid has been tapped to star in Helmut Lang’s spring/summer 2020 campaign.

Of late, the American model has landed gigs for the likes of Versace, Missoni, and Michael Kors, as well as appeared in shows for Moschino, Max Mara, and Rodarte.

Now, Bella is appearing in the marketing imagery for fashion label Helmut Lang, with the images shot by photographer Ethan James Green and creative directed by Brian Phillips.

The black-and-white visuals stay true to the brand’s minimalist aesthetic, with the 23-year-old only modelling monochromatic clothing.

Styled by Patti Wilson, one snap shows Bella wearing an oversized black leather jacket with matching leather trousers, a classic crop top, statement sunglasses, while another depicts her in a white top with cutouts and black trousers.

For the photoshoot, hairstylist Jimmy Paul opted to style the model’s dark brunette into a straight style with heavy bangs.

And it appears all involved in the project were thrilled with the final result, with Bella writing on Instagram alongside one of the snaps: “Thank you x a billion @ethanjamesgreen @patti_wilson I love you both, pure passion and talent.”

And the post quickly garnered the attention of her celebrity pals, with Anna Dello Russo commenting, “Major”, Dua Lipa writing, “yes yes YES!!!!!” and Elsa Hosk adding: “Sooo sick.”

Ethan has previously shot campaigns for Calvin Klein, Fendi, and Marc Jacobs, and also helmed Helmut Lang’s fall/winter 2017 imagery featuring Dara and Alek Wek.

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Lucky Blue Smith weds

Lucky Blue Smith is officially a married man.The American model, who has appeared in campaigns for the likes of Tom Ford, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and Philipp Plein, took to Instagram over the weekend to upload a video of himself and his new wife …

Lucky Blue Smith is officially a married man.

The American model, who has appeared in campaigns for the likes of Tom Ford, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and Philipp Plein, took to Instagram over the weekend to upload a video of himself and his new wife Nara Pellmann kissing.

“I married my best friend today,” he commented.

Choosing to exchange vows on a beach, Lucky, 21, looked dapper in a light blue suit with dark blue detailing on the lapel, while Nara wowed in a satin ivory gown from Orseund Iris.

Neither of the stars wore shoes for the nuptials, with their guests also removing footwear.

And gushing about the big day, the 24-year-old captioned a video of the pair: “The boy who stole my heart… I married my best friend today.”

Accordingly, a number of celebrities were quick to post congratulatory messages, including designer Brandon Maxwell, Yolanda Hadid, and Rita Ora.

While Lucky’s sister Pyper America Smith shared, “The sweetest day ever,” and “Life could not be more perfect.”

Lucky and Nara, who is also signed to IMG Models, went public with their relationship last year and indicated they were engaged in a string of social media posts in late December in which the brunette beauty showcased a stunning oval-shaped diamond ring on her ring finger.

The Utah native previously dated model Stormi Bree, with the former couple welcoming a daughter named Gravity Blue Smith in July 2017.

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Raf Simons named as co-creative director of Prada

Raf Simons is to join Miuccia Prada as the new co-creative director of Prada.The surprise news was announced during a press conference held on the last day of Milan Fashion Week, with Miuccia explaining to reporters that she had been in discussions wit…

Raf Simons is to join Miuccia Prada as the new co-creative director of Prada.

The surprise news was announced during a press conference held on the last day of Milan Fashion Week, with Miuccia explaining to reporters that she had been in discussions with the Belgian designer for more than a year.

The duo will share “equal responsibilities for creative input and decision-making” at the Italian luxury label, with Raf to officially begin work on 2 April. They will unveil their joint spring/summer 2021 collection in September.

“I am so thrilled and looking forward to September,” the 70-year-old shared. “We like each other, we respect each other, and we will see if we go somewhere.”

Miuccia also denied that the decision to hire the fashion star was made as preparation for her eventual retirement.

It was rumoured earlier this year that Raf, who previously served as creative director for the likes of Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, and Jil Sander, would be leading the Prada-owned label Miu Miu.

And with regards to the length of his contract, Miuccia told WWD: “In theory, it’s forever.”

During the press conference, Raf also explained that he had wanted to team up with the iconic designer to create a strong business that focuses on creativity.

“The fashion industry is moving more and more toward an industry that might end up excluding creatives,” the 52-year-old explained. “We think we should not forget in this business about creativity.”

Meanwhile, a statement released to accompany the news insisted that Prada’s values were “perfectly in tune” with Miuccia and Raf, who have a history of “reinvention, provocation, brave exploration and the power of ideas”.

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Kaia Gerber shows off angel tattoo in topless snap

Kaia Gerber has showcased her new angel tattoo with a topless snap on social media.The 18-year-old model, and daughter of fashion icon Cindy Crawford, debuted the delicate ink on her ribcage in a steamy mirror selfie which she shared with her fans and …

Kaia Gerber has showcased her new angel tattoo with a topless snap on social media.

The 18-year-old model, and daughter of fashion icon Cindy Crawford, debuted the delicate ink on her ribcage in a steamy mirror selfie which she shared with her fans and followers on Instagram.

Famous friends including Paris Hilton and designer Alexander Wang showed their love for Kaia’s new ink, while Diplo jokingly commented: “My like is the like of a gentleman.”

The tattoo comes just days after her older brother Presley Gerber caused controversy with his new face inking, which was designed and inked by New York-based tattoo artist Jonathan “JonBoy” Valena.

The 20-year-old posted a video on Instagram which showed him getting the word “MISUNDERSTOOD” tattooed across his right cheekbone, and he later addressed the criticism in an Instagram Live video, telling his critics: “F**k you if you don’t like it.”

“If I thought this was going to ruin my face or I didn’t want this, I wouldn’t have done it. I think that’s a pretty obvious thing,” he declared, according to New York Post’s Page Six. “It says misunderstood, because that’s how I felt my entire life.”

Earlier this year, Kaia and Presley cemented their sibling bond with a family tattoo session.

She opted to get a delicate flower on her left wrist and interlocking arms in the shape of a heart on her right shoulder, while her brother chose to get a few small tattoos on his fingers.

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Lara Stone engaged

Lara Stone has confirmed reports she is set to wed for the second time.The model is engaged to 37-year-old property developer David Grievson, who she began dating in 2018 after meeting him on dating app Tinder. According to Britain’s Daily Mail newspap…

Lara Stone has confirmed reports she is set to wed for the second time.

The model is engaged to 37-year-old property developer David Grievson, who she began dating in 2018 after meeting him on dating app Tinder.

According to Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper, Stone sparked engagement rumours when she was spotted wearing a diamond ring on her wedding finger while recently attending the Gymkhana VIP dinner in London’s upmarket Mayfair district, and her representative has now confirmed the news.

“They are engaged,” her spokesman told the publication, while an unknown friend added, “She is very happy with David. And she loves that he’s not in the public eye like her ex was… She didn’t enjoy that aspect of their relationship.”

The engagement comes almost five years since the 36-year-old split from British comedian and author David Walliams, the father of her six-year-old son Alfie. The Dutch beauty met the Little Britain star in 2009 and they got engaged four months later. They tied the knot in a star-studded ceremony at Claridge’s hotel in London in 2010.

However, the comedian filed for divorce in September 2015, citing unreasonable behaviour, and the marriage was dissolved at a hearing in London just six weeks later.

Reflecting on their split during an interview with British newspaper The Telegraph in April last year, Lara said that while their divorce was “awful”, the former couple are now successfully co-parenting their son.

“Sometimes really different people work together – but maybe not for ever. It’s awful getting divorced,” she explained, adding that Alfie hasn’t been affected by their split.

“It’s now five years and luckily our son was really young. He didn’t really notice anything. It’s only now that he knows that we used to be married,” she shared.

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