Rihanna ‘too involved’ in Savage X Fenty design process

Rihanna personally signed off on every single detail in her latest Savage X Fenty collection. The singer and fashion designer showed off the latest collection for her lingerie brand during an epic extravaganza at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn as part…

Rihanna personally signed off on every single detail in her latest Savage X Fenty collection.

The singer and fashion designer showed off the latest collection for her lingerie brand during an epic extravaganza at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn as part of New York Fashion Week on Tuesday night.

But in an interview with Entertainment Tonight backstage, the 31-year-old revealed that she is “too involved” in all aspects of the design process and there is nothing in the line that hasn’t had her stamp of approval.

“Oh my God, I’m too involved. I want a break but I’m a control freak, so I do everything,” Rihanna shared. “I see everything. There’s not one step of the way, there’s not one lace trim, there’s not one bra strap… there is not one bow on a panty that I do not see and approve.

“It’s a lot of work, but it’s the only way you can preserve a brand, that you start from scratch… Here, I have a unique opportunity to change things. I’ve always been so sincere with my perspective on this brand but to see the way that we’re perceived in the lingerie world.”

The fashion and beauty mogul added that there’s pressure on her to continue producing size-inclusive garments, admitting, “It makes me feel like now we cannot neglect those consumers.”

This year’s Savage X Fenty presentation was bigger than ever thanks to a partnership with executives at Amazon Prime Video, who will exclusively broadcast the show on 20 September. To keep details under wraps, photography and cell phones were banned from the venue.

In addition to the new designs, the show will also feature performances from DJ Khaled, Halsey, Big Sean, and Migos, among others, as well as special appearances from Cara Delevingne, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Normani, Joan Smalls, and Laverne Cox.

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Cara Delevingne didn’t expect to make real friends in fashion industry

Cara Delevingne didn’t expect to form real friendships with fellow models because she didn’t think anyone would want to be pals with her. The 27-year-old signed with a modelling agency 10 years ago and made her first catwalk appearance in 2011, before …

Cara Delevingne didn’t expect to form real friendships with fellow models because she didn’t think anyone would want to be pals with her.

The 27-year-old signed with a modelling agency 10 years ago and made her first catwalk appearance in 2011, before going on to walk for the likes of Burberry, Chanel, and Moschino.

Early on in her career, Cara became friends with Jourdan Dunn, Karlie Kloss, and Georgia May Jagger, and she was surprised due to the fact that she didn’t expect to make any true friends in the fashion industry.

“Honestly, I had low expectations for friends in this industry because: a) I didn’t think people would want to be my friend, and b) I didn’t know if making friends through this process would be fickle or seem not real. So I was pleasantly surprised!” she shared with Elle U.K. magazine.

The Suicide Squad actress explained that it took a while for her to become friends with Kendall Jenner as they didn’t speak to each other during the first few fashion shows.

“We had done a few shows together and didn’t say a word to each other. Eventually, we started talking and I was like, ‘Oh, you’re alright. We should hang out after this,” Cara continued. “She was like, ‘Alright, cool.’ It was very easy. I found that you automatically know if someone is trying to make an effort that isn’t real, and when a friendship seems contrived.”

Cara also recalled the advice Georgia, the daughter of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, gave her when she was first getting recognised by photographers.

“(She) would say to me, ‘Cara, you can’t just walk out of a nightclub with your high heels in your hands. You need to look presentable; people are going to take photos!'” she commented. “And I thought, ‘No. No one wants to take my photo, don’t be ridiculous.’ Within a year, I was being papped everywhere, still with my shoes in my hands. Georgia would say, ‘Cara, what did I tell you?'”

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Mario Testino recalls ‘magical’ Burberry shoot with Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne

Mario Testino has opened up about his “magical” Burberry shoot with Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne.The two models worked together on a perfume campaign for the British fashion house back in 2014, and the 64-year-old photographer has now recalled that th…

Mario Testino has opened up about his “magical” Burberry shoot with Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne.

The two models worked together on a perfume campaign for the British fashion house back in 2014, and the 64-year-old photographer has now recalled that the women got on so well during filming that they ignored the script.

“When I did this commercial with Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne, we had a whole script prepared with things to say and act out. That changed as soon as they got on stage,” Testino wrote on Instagram, alongside a clip of the photoshoot. “They did not know each other very well, but they started chatting away, and there was no stopping them. I was shouting, trying to get their attention, but it was pointless.

“Then I realised what was happening. It was magical. Two iconic models just having fun, talking about everything. Girl talk! I decided to forget the script and simply film. Laughter, intimacy, naughtiness, excitement. It was too amazing to miss.”

Delevingne recently opened up on the shoot with the icon and called it one of her most memorable fashion moments.

“One of the best and worst moments was shooting my first Burberry campaign with Kate. It was terrifying! How do you get your photo taken next to her? It’s like shooting with a panther. She’s the queen of the set but also, she might eat me,” the 27-year-old shared in an interview with Elle U.K. magazine. “I was in awe but trying to get the shot. Every time I was on set, I’d be staring at her instead of looking at the camera.”

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Cara Delevingne: ‘I’m still not a fashionista’

Cara Delevingne doesn’t consider herself to be a “fashionista”.The model/actress has reflected on her career in a new interview with Derek Blasberg for U.K. Elle magazine, and revealed that despite being the face of Dior Beauty, and walking the catwalk…

Cara Delevingne doesn’t consider herself to be a “fashionista”.

The model/actress has reflected on her career in a new interview with Derek Blasberg for U.K. Elle magazine, and revealed that despite being the face of Dior Beauty, and walking the catwalk for luxury fashion houses including Chanel, she thinks members of her family are much more stylish.

“I’m still not a fashionista. I think anyone, in comparison to me, is more ‘fashion’ than I am,” she said. “I guess my household was more fashion-y than most. My dad is a fashionable person, though he likes to be naked, and my mother is a fashionable person – she’s kind of a hoarder. My grandmother always had a lot of clothes, too.”

Cara went on to open up about her fears of not being a successful model when she first started out in the industry, and told Derek she needed to try her hand at other options, such as acting, or she’d have a breakdown.

“I didn’t ever think that I would be successful at it in any way, shape, or form. But a few years in, I realised it wasn’t good for me, physically or emotionally, and I’d have to try new, different things,” the 27-year-old explained.

Elsewhere in the interview, Cara recalled some of her most memorable fashion moments and pinpointed her Burberry perfume campaign with icon Kate Moss back in 2014 as a highlight.

“One of the best and worst moments was shooting my first Burberry campaign with Kate. It was terrifying! How do you get your photo taken next to her? It’s like shooting with a panther. She’s the queen of the set but also, she might eat me. I was in awe but trying to get the shot. Every time I was on set, I’d be staring at her instead of looking at the camera,” she laughed.

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Cara Delevingne: ‘Modelling had a negative impact on my acting’

Cara Delevingne’s modelling career had a detrimental effect on her acting because she kept “trying to look hot” in scenes. The 27-year-old became known for walking the runway and fronting advertising campaigns for fashion brands like Chanel before she…

Cara Delevingne’s modelling career had a detrimental effect on her acting because she kept “trying to look hot” in scenes.

The 27-year-old became known for walking the runway and fronting advertising campaigns for fashion brands like Chanel before she made her acting debut in 2012’s Anna Karenina, in which she played minor character Princess Sorokina.

But in a new interview with Elle U.K. magazine, Cara admitted the lessons she learned during her modelling career had a detrimental effect on her acting, because the film’s director Joe Wright kept having to remind her to be natural and in the moment.

“Honestly, fashion really f**ked me when it came to acting. When I did my first film – Anna Karenina, which I didn’t have a speaking part in – every time I was on screen, the director would come up to me and say, ‘Cara, you’re modelling again. Stop trying to look pretty,'” she recalled. “I was an extra with 60 other people on screen at the time. I was like, ‘But what do you mean?’ And he’d tell me, ‘You’re not in the moment, you’re just trying to look hot.’ I never thought I did that. Modelling makes you know where the camera is at all times, and you have to forget that when you’re acting.”

Cara has since appeared in films such as Paper Towns, Suicide Squad, and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and is currently starring in TV series Carnival Row.

She stepped away from modelling because of her mental health and shared during the interview that, at one stage, the only thing she liked about herself was seeing billboards of her “looking pretty” in campaigns.

“Modelling fuelled this thing where pictures of me looking pretty were the only things I liked about myself,” the actress candidly admitted. “Take that away, and take the billboards away, and there was nothing left. It’s not that I thought I was pretty – the person on the billboard was pretty. It became a f**ked-up way to look at the world.”

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Cara Delevingne wonders if Karl Lagerfeld was happy working until he died

Cara Delevingne often wonders if Karl Lagerfeld was happy working in the fashion industry right up until his death. The legendary Chanel and Fendi creative director continued working right up until he got sick in early 2019 and subsequently passed away…

Cara Delevingne often wonders if Karl Lagerfeld was happy working in the fashion industry right up until his death.

The legendary Chanel and Fendi creative director continued working right up until he got sick in early 2019 and subsequently passed away due to complications of pancreatic cancer at the age of 85 in February.

In a new interview with Marie Claire magazine, Delevingne, who was a Chanel muse and close friend of Lagerfeld’s, described the fashion icon as a “best friend, father, grandfather, fairy godmother, like Peter Pan,” but also questioned why he felt the need to keep busy until the end.

“The fashion industry breeds this thing of never being good enough. Was he happy? Did he feel proud?” she asked.

The 27-year-old wrote a moving tribute to Lagerfeld on social media after his passing in which she told her followers, “He changed my life, he believed in me when so many others didn’t – including myself.”

It was recently announced that the Suicide Squad star was taking part in A Tribute to Karl: The White Shirt Project, in which she will design a top inspired by Lagerfeld’s signature crisp, white, high-collared shirt. The garments, also designed by Kate Moss and Amber Valletta, will benefit the French charity Sauver la Vie, which the late designer quietly supported.

The British model-turned-actress signed a modelling contract a decade ago and went on to walk the runway for the likes of Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino and Louis Vuitton, but she is now mostly focused on her acting career, which includes an upcoming role in Amazon series Carnival Row.

She admitted to Marie Claire that she used her hectic modelling schedule to escape her personal problems.

“Work to me was such an escape. I don’t like using it that way anymore. I want to use it as a platform, where I’m not just running from my problems,” Delevingne, who still works with brands like Puma and Dior, stated.

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Poppy Delevingne fronts campaign for H&M Home

Poppy Delevingne is fronting a brand-new campaign for H&M Home.  The British model/actress is passionate about interior design, and alongside her sister Cara Delevingne, she recently invited editors from Architectural Digest into their quirky Los A…

Poppy Delevingne is fronting a brand-new campaign for H&M Home.  

The British model/actress is passionate about interior design, and alongside her sister Cara Delevingne, she recently invited editors from Architectural Digest into their quirky Los Angeles pad. 

Now, bosses at H&M Home have tapped Poppy to appear in the homeware and accessories brand’s first-ever At Home With… campaign, in which her west London home serves as the backdrop for their latest designs.

“A home is about surrounding yourself with things you adore and with this H&M Home campaign, I’m thrilled that I found so many pieces to fall in love with,” she said of the collaboration. “It’s also wonderful to be working with an up-and-coming interiors brand that has such an extensive variety of styles you can pick and choose from, especially since I like mixing textures, finishes, and colours.” 

In one image, Poppy is depicted posing in a pale pink suit on a red velvet sofa decorated with cushions, while in another she sports a yellow slip dress while eating breakfast at a table.

Key products showcased include brass accessories, such as vases, candlesticks, a toothbrush holder, as well as a green marble cutting board, tray and accents, velvet cushions and a lampshade.  

Regarding the campaign, Camilla Henriksson, H&M Home’s head of marketing and communications, called the 33-year-old a perfect match for the company.  

“It’s always exciting to see H&M Home products in real-life environments and stepping into Poppy’s house was no different. She has this fun personal style and loves to play with colour, which is strongly expressed from room to room. To have the campaign in her home with Poppy starring in the images as well felt so natural, from an aesthetic and inspirational point of view,” she added. 

The new products will be available to buy in H&M Home stores and online from Thursday.  

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Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne to design white shirts in honour of Karl Lagerfeld

Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne are among a host of famous faces who are set to design white shirts in honour of Karl Lagerfeld.The iconic Chanel and Fendi designer, who passed away at the age of 85 February, was well-known for his chic uniform of a blac…

Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne are among a host of famous faces who are set to design white shirts in honour of Karl Lagerfeld.

The iconic Chanel and Fendi designer, who passed away at the age of 85 February, was well-known for his chic uniform of a black suit and a crisp white high-collared shirt, and once said that he had wished he had invented the enduring garment.

Now, five months after his death, celebrities including Moss, Delevingne, Diane Kruger, Amber Valletta, Lewis Hamilton, Tommy Hilfiger, Alessandro Michele, Takashi Murakami and Sebastien Jondeau have been tasked with designing their own interpretation of Lagerfeld’s white shirt for A Tribute to Karl: The White Shirt Project, according to editors at WWD.

Fashion editor Carine Roitfeld, who was a close friend of the couturier, has overseen the project, which will benefit the French charity Sauver la Vie.

The 64-year-old noted the white shirt project would “allow us to honour (Lagerfeld’s) legacy while incorporating his unwavering love of fashion and giving back; I can’t imagine a better way for us to celebrate his passion for creativity.”

All of the white shirts will be on display at Lagerfeld’s headquarters on the Rue Saint-Guillaume in the French capital during Paris Fashion Week, and in a further tribute to the godfather of fashion – who was a fan of the number seven – the shirts will be replicated 77 times and sold for 777 euros ($875/£700) on Karl.com.

Pier Paolo Righi, chief executive officer of the Karl Lagerfeld fashion house, said that the white shirts are “a very unique and intimate way of relating back to Karl.”

“The participants in this tribute are all people who Karl knew, who he felt connected to, or who inspired him,” he told the fashion publication. “After Karl’s passing, so many people wanted to share their admiration for Karl and express their emotions.”

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Karl Lagerfeld remembered at star-studded Paris memorial

Cara Delevingne and Gigi Hadid were among the fashion elite who saluted late designer and photographer Karl Lagerfeld at a memorial in Paris on Thursday.The tribute, named Karl For Ever, was organised by the houses of Chanel, Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld, …

Cara Delevingne and Gigi Hadid were among the fashion elite who saluted late designer and photographer Karl Lagerfeld at a memorial in Paris on Thursday.

The tribute, named Karl For Ever, was organised by the houses of Chanel, Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld, and conceived by theatre and opera director Robert Carsen.

The Grand Palais, the usual venue for Chanel’s runway shows, was filled with huge photos of the fashion godfather, alongside a black, red and white stage – designed to mirror the colour scheme in Lagerfeld’s studio – and rows of black and white chairs.

As well as models Delevingne and Hadid, Stella McCartney, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Francois-Henri Pinault, Claudia Schiffer, Anna Wintour and Valentino Garavani were spotted among those paying their final respects to the design guru, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 85 in February.

Delevingne, 26, was one of the guests chosen to speak at the event and she took the stage in a pink feathered dress to perform a poem by French writer Colette, one of Lagerfeld’s favourite authors.

Tilda Swinton, who was dressed in a tweed peplum jacket and bloomers, recited an extract from Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, another of the designer’s beloved works.

“Clothes wear us and not we them,” she told the mourners. “They change our view of the world, and the world’s view of us.”

Helen Mirren was also among those who hit the stage – she read from Lagerfeld’s memoir, The World According to Karl: The Wit and Wisdom of Karl Lagerfeld, accompanied by violinist Charlie Siem.

The elusive co-owner of Chanel, Alain Wertheimer, was also interviewed for the first time, and told reporters why he hired Lagerfeld in 1983: “Above all, I was seduced by the prospect of having conversations with him.”

Royalty was represented at the memorial by Princess Caroline of Hanover and Princess Stephanie of Monaco, while France’s First Lady, Brigitte Macron, also attended.

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Dua Lipa appointed Yves Saint Laurent Beaute brand ambassador

Dua Lipa has been tapped as Yves Saint Laurent Beaute’s latest brand ambassador.The British singer-songwriter is no stranger to modelling, having previously joined forces with Adidas, Foot Locker, and Pepe Jeans. Now, Dua is gearing up to make a spla…

Dua Lipa has been tapped as Yves Saint Laurent Beaute’s latest brand ambassador.

The British singer-songwriter is no stranger to modelling, having previously joined forces with Adidas, Foot Locker, and Pepe Jeans.

Now, Dua is gearing up to make a splash in the beauty world after she was named the new face of the L’Oreal-owned cosmetics company and the star of the marketing imagery for an upcoming fragrance launch.

“The hardest secret to keep! So proud and excited to finally tell you all that I am the face of the new feminine fragrance by YSL. Thank you to the incredible @yslbeauty team for making me feel so at home,” she wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. “(And) for allowing me to play a small role in helping choose the final scent and for making my dreams come true on working with a brand I love so much.”

Dua also shared a snap from the campaign, which was shot by filmmaker Nabil Elderkin, with the photo showing her posing in a sharp black suit with a beautiful sunset in the background.

Little is known about the perfume the New Rules hitmaker is to promote, apart from that it will be released later in the year.

Regarding Dua’s appointment, a Yves Saint Laurent Beaute spokesperson described her as the “voice of her generation”.

“Dua Lipa embodies the values of independence and freedom, which have always been part of Yves Saint Laurent’s DNA,” said Stephan Bezy, international general manager of Yves Saint Laurent Beaute. “It is a great honour to collaborate with such a young and talented artist for our new feminine fragrance.”

The 23-year-old follows in the footsteps of Cara Delevingne and Jessica Chastain in headlining a fragrance campaign for the French luxury brand.

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