Bella Hadid fronts new Calvin Klein swimwear campaign

Bella Hadid has been tapped to front the latest swimwear campaign for Calvin Klein.The model is the face of the American brand’s latest CK Spring 2020 Swim collection, and Bella can be seen channelling her inner mermaid in the ethereal images. Shot by …

Bella Hadid has been tapped to front the latest swimwear campaign for Calvin Klein.

The model is the face of the American brand’s latest CK Spring 2020 Swim collection, and Bella can be seen channelling her inner mermaid in the ethereal images.

Shot by British fashion photographer Charlotte Wales, the 23-year-old poses underwater in a swimming pool while wearing a black, high leg all-in-one. In another image she rocks a hot pink swimsuit.

And in one black-and-white shot, Bella is seen wearing a stripy, flowing kaftan over a bikini, while resting against a wall.

The ‘90s-inspired pieces feature the classic Calvin Klein logo across the swimsuits, or a retro version on bikinis, and are available in colour ways such as bright yellow and pink, as well as classic black and white styles.

This isn’t the first time the model has fronted a swimwear ad for Calvin Klein. Last year, she was the face of the brand’s summer 2019 swimwear campaign alongside models Abby Champion and Matthew Noszka.

And the Calvin Klein brand ambassador featured in the star-studded #MyCalvins IRL ad campaign with Naomi Campbell, Diplo, Beth Ditto, and Cara Taylor.

Bella also serves as the face of the Jacquemus Spring 2020 campaign, which was shot entirely on the model’s iPhone over FaceTime amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Why Indya Moore signed up for Ralph Lauren’s Pride campaign

Pose’s Indya Moore happily accepted a job modelling in Ralph Lauren’s Pride campaign because they identified with the clothes.Actor and activist Moore, who uses they/them pronouns, rose to fame in FX hit series Pose, about New York’s 1980s ballroom sce…

Pose’s Indya Moore happily accepted a job modelling in Ralph Lauren’s Pride campaign because they identified with the clothes.

Actor and activist Moore, who uses they/them pronouns, rose to fame in FX hit series Pose, about New York’s 1980s ballroom scene.

The curly-haired star had previous modelling experience, but since finding fame on the popular show, has landed campaigns for Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton, and now Ralph Lauren.

Showing off the American brand’s We Stand Together T-shirt, which features Ralph Lauren’s signature polo pony given a rainbow makeover, Moore told British Vogue what attracted them to the job.

“I saw clothes that were meant for me and my body,” they said. “It’s hard for corporate businesses to look out for vulnerable communities, because big corporations usually harm them. But Ralph Lauren is not only interested in looking out for the most vulnerable, but doing so in the correct ways. I’m hopeful in the company’s investment.”

Ralph Lauren has partnered with the Stonewall Community Foundation for the project, with a portion of profits going to LGBTQIA+ organisations around the world.

Moore went on to explain the personal reason why they want to help LGBTQIA+ groups.

“I’m at the intersection of marginalised communities, I don’t have a choice but to fight for myself,” they stated. “My existence is at the mercy of the thoughts and opinions people have of me. My rights are compromised because I don’t experience gender in a uniform way.”

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Walmart enters fashion resale market with thredUP partnership

Walmart is gearing up to make a major splash in the fashion resale market.Executives at the U.S. retail giant have announced they are partnering with the team at online thrift store thredUP on the new venture, which will include a website where custome…

Walmart is gearing up to make a major splash in the fashion resale market.

Executives at the U.S. retail giant have announced they are partnering with the team at online thrift store thredUP on the new venture, which will include a website where customers can find nearly 750,000 pre-owned items across women’s and children’s clothing, accessories, footwear, and handbags.

Regarding the collaboration, Denise Incandela, head of fashion for Walmart U.S. eCommerce, noted that the initiative was the perfect way for Walmart to begin tapping into the market for pre-owned and sustainable fashion.

“The resale prices are outstanding, and we are thrilled to offer our Walmart customers the opportunity to reuse garments. Items have been carefully evaluated and selected by thredUP for sale based on their overall quality and condition,” she said. “Only pre-owned garments and shoes deemed ‘new’ or ‘like new’ by thredUP are available on Walmart.com. ‘Gently used’ accessories and handbags are also available.”

In addition, shoppers will be able to take advantage of Walmart’s free shipping threshold on orders of $35 (£28) or more and free returns to Walmart stores or thredUP.

And Jenn Volk, director of product management at thredUP, is delighted to be reaching out to a whole new demographic.

“We are excited to join forces with Walmart to power a sustainable, secondhand shopping experience unlike any other. From Calvin Klein and Nike to Coach and Michael Kors, this digital partnership enhances Walmart’s fashion offering with fresh brands at amazing prices that their customers will love,” she added.

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Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger product manufacturer files for bankruptcy

Executives at Centric Brands, a key manufacturer for the likes of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, have filed for bankruptcy protection.Based in New York City, the lifestyle brand collective designs, sources, markets, and sells fashion products across …

Executives at Centric Brands, a key manufacturer for the likes of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, have filed for bankruptcy protection.

Based in New York City, the lifestyle brand collective designs, sources, markets, and sells fashion products across multiple markets, with the company’s portfolio also making items for licensed brands such as Nautica, Spyder, Under Armour, Joe’s Jeans, Hudson Jeans, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Timberland, and Jessica Simpson. It also owns the rights to Zac Posen’s label.

However, bosses at Centric Brands announced on Monday that they have voluntarily filed for protection under Chapter 11 amid the coronavirus crisis.

According to the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, a Chapter 11 filing permits reorganisation under the bankruptcy laws.

“The current crisis has significantly impacted companies across all sectors. The pandemic disrupted many of our wholesale accounts’ ordering and constrained our cash flow. However, we are confident that with added flexibility in our capital structure, we will be well-positioned for long-term success during this period and beyond,” said Jason Rabin, chief executive officer of Centric Brands, in a statement. “We thoroughly evaluated all possible strategic options to address this environment. After extensive review, we determined that partnering with our current lenders to pursue this path will result in a stronger financial position and more resources to support future growth, while allowing us to focus on serving key stakeholders.”

The team at Centric Brands intends to continue operating as usual amid the restructure process and expects to emerge as a private company with the support of existing stakeholders.

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Gwyneth Paltrow auctioning off 2000 Oscars dress for coronavirus relief

Gwyneth Paltrow is giving fans the opportunity to own the Calvin Klein dress she wore to the 2000 Oscars in an effort to raise money for coronavirus relief.The Avengers: Endgame actress revealed that she’ll be auctioning off the silver dress she wore t…

Gwyneth Paltrow is giving fans the opportunity to own the Calvin Klein dress she wore to the 2000 Oscars in an effort to raise money for coronavirus relief.

The Avengers: Endgame actress revealed that she’ll be auctioning off the silver dress she wore to the 72nd Academy Awards ceremony in 2000 to benefit the All-In Challenge, which provides food to those in need in the U.S. during the global pandemic.

“There are so many millions of people in this country who are deeply affected by the Covid crisis. We are going to be in for a period of difficulty. We all really need to band together,” the 47-year-old said in a clip on Instagram.

Gwyneth wore the dress to the Academy Awards 20 years ago and paired it with matching silver sandals and a tassel necklace.

“It was a hand-beaded Calvin Klein dress. I wore it to the Oscars the year after I won. It’s very end-of-the-’90s, which is back in style now, so I thought it would be a good one to donate,” she said of the gown.

Though she said the dress has “sentimental value”, the star wasn’t always a big fan of the outfit, and in 2013, she included it in a blog post dedicated to some of her worst fashion moments for her lifestyle website Goop.

The opening bid was set at $2,500 (£1,999) and the current bid is set at $6,250 (£5,015), with 11 days still to go.

The All-In organisation is offering up celebrity items or experiences to raise funds for nonprofits such as Meals on Wheels, No Kid Hungry, and America’s Food Fund, which benefits the World Central Kitchen and Feeding America.

Kevin Hart, Will Ferrell, Meek Mill, and Justin Bieber are also among those offering experiences for the cause, while Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro have made headlines by offering one lucky fan the chance to join them on the set of their next Martin Scorsese movie, Killers of the Flower Moon.

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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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