Carine Roitfeld and Gigi Hadid pay tribute to late Karl Lagerfeld

Carine Roitfeld and Gigi Hadid have remembered Karl Lagerfeld on the first anniversary of his death.The German couturier, who oversaw Chanel, Fendi, and his own namesake brand, passed away at the age of 85 on 19 February 2019 from complications of panc…

Carine Roitfeld and Gigi Hadid have remembered Karl Lagerfeld on the first anniversary of his death.

The German couturier, who oversaw Chanel, Fendi, and his own namesake brand, passed away at the age of 85 on 19 February 2019 from complications of pancreatic cancer.

One year on, the fashion world continues to mourn Lagerfeld, with French editor Roitfeld leading the tributes on Wednesday.

“I miss you,” she simply captioned a black-and-white snap of herself and the iconic designer.

Hadid also posted a snap of herself at an event with Lagerfeld and wrote, “Karl (heart emoji) we miss you so much!”

The fashion star’s longtime Fendi colleague, Silvia Venturini Fendi, uploaded a happy image of them together too, along with the word, “Forever.”

Elsewhere, representatives for the Karl Lagerfeld brand shared a clip of him filming a TV advertisement in his signature black suit, white shirt, fingerless gloves, and sunglasses.

“THE REAL KARL. This enchanting behind-the-scenes footage has never been shared before. It reveals a side of Karl that few people saw – light-hearted, funny and sincere – as he unconsciously switches between French and German. Thank you, Karl, with love forever from your team,” they commented.

Others to share tributes on social media included model Ines de la Fressange, stylist Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, and Lagerfeld’s longtime friend Sebastien Jondeau.

Meanwhile, Christian Dior Beauty’s Peter Philips added: “One year already, can’t believe how fast time goes by. Missing those little moments, some are sharp some are blurry, but all of them are precious. Karl Lagerfeld, the great!”

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Jean Paul Gaultier’s muses reflect on his iconic career moments

Jean Paul Gaultier’s model muses have reflected on some of their favourite memories from his decades-long career.Last week, the legendary French designer announced his retirement plans in a statement posted to social media, and on Wednesday night, he h…

Jean Paul Gaultier’s model muses have reflected on some of their favourite memories from his decades-long career.

Last week, the legendary French designer announced his retirement plans in a statement posted to social media, and on Wednesday night, he held his final couture presentation as part of Paris Couture Week.

But prior to the spectacle, some of Gaultier’s go-to models took to Instagram to honour his work and designs, with Karen Elson posting a video of the “mildly scandalous” advert she shot for the Classique perfume in the early 2000s.

“Jean Paul Gaultier will always have a piece of my heart. When I was a teenager, I would stay up late and watch the show Eurotrash which he was the host, it opened up the door to me to the counterculture were all those who didn’t fit in found a place to call home,” she wrote in the caption. “As a designer Jean Paul welcomed me with open arms and always made me feel beautiful in his spectacular runway shows. Bravo Jean Paul! Thank you for inspiring so many of us.”

Carla Bruni uploaded a slideshow of images showing her walking the runway during various Gaultier presentations and added: “Doing his shows was always a great joy and a great honour.”

Meanwhile, fashion editor Carine Roitfeld posted a snap of herself and the 67-year-old and wrote in the caption, “50 years of career. 35 years of friendship. Congratulations.”

Elsewhere, burlesque performer Dita Von Teese recalled her appearances in the fashion star’s shows and noted that she will always be thankful to Suzanne von Aichinger for introducing them.

“I can’t believe this will be the final @jpgaultierofficial #hautecouture show. I’m so grateful to have been part of the story,” the 47-year-old added.

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Cindy Crawford and Irina Shayk star in Carine Roitfeld’s wearable calendar

Cindy Crawford and Irina Shayk are among the stars who feature in Carine Roitfeld’s new T-shirt calendar.For the 2020 edition of the CR Calendar, the former editor of Vogue Paris decided to ditch the traditional paper version in favour of creating 12 r…

Cindy Crawford and Irina Shayk are among the stars who feature in Carine Roitfeld’s new T-shirt calendar.

For the 2020 edition of the CR Calendar, the former editor of Vogue Paris decided to ditch the traditional paper version in favour of creating 12 recycled cotton T-shirts which each feature a model striking a pose to represent their associated star sign.

Shot by Brianna Capozzi, the project features Cindy underwater for Pisces, Irina as Capricorn, Doutzen Kroes under a waterfall for Aquarius, Stella Maxwell in brown thigh-high boots as Taurus, and Candice Swanepoel in a complex yoga pose for Libra.

Carine told WWD that she wanted to create the T-shirt calendar for 2020, as opposed to a traditional paper one, in an effort to be more sustainable.

“We have to change, no? We have to make surprise,” she explained. “We did two already and did so many before with Vogue Paris so we decided to do a T-shirt because, first of all, less paper, so it’s more eco-friendly.”

All of the models posed for the calendar for free and 100 per cent of the proceeds from sales of the T-shirts will go to their chosen charities.

Roitfeld explained she was drawn to using star signs for the unique calendar because horoscopes are a big deal in the fashion industry.

“In fashion, people really ask it,” the 65-year-old shared. “Even Riccardo Tisci, one of the first things he asks someone when he meets them is ‘what is your sign.’ People are very excited to know the sign of the other one. It’s a way to break the ice.”

She also believes that working with a people who have a specific star sign is the key to success.

“Twenty-five years working with Tom Ford. He’s a Virgo. I’m a Virgo. 10 years with Karl Lagerfeld. He was a Virgo. I’m a Virgo,” she mused.

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Karl Lagerfeld always sent Carine Roitfeld a card on Mother’s Day

Karl Lagerfeld always sent Carine Roitfeld a lovely bouquet and note on Mother’s Day.The Chanel creative director passed away at the age of 85 in February, sending shockwaves throughout the fashion industry. Roitfeld was one of the first to honour her …

Karl Lagerfeld always sent Carine Roitfeld a lovely bouquet and note on Mother’s Day.

The Chanel creative director passed away at the age of 85 in February, sending shockwaves throughout the fashion industry. Roitfeld was one of the first to honour her friend following the sad news, and in a new tribute piece penned for The Guardian, the French stylist recalled how Lagerfeld would regularly send her flowers and sweet notes.

“You are the proof that one can be both a great stylist and an amazing mother,” she recalled to the publication of the message in one of the cards he sent her.

Roitfeld went on to explain that Lagerfeld was the only person to call her “Madame Roitfeld” and was also the first to get in contact with her after she departed her role as editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris in January 2011.

“He encouraged me to be original, telling me: ‘Everything you’re doing, you are to be the first to do.’ It was a trait he valued above all else. When I wanted to start my own perfume line, he said: ‘OK, you want to do a perfume, now be the first one to do it. Be the first editor to make a perfume. You have to surprise people, because people are always bored,'” the 65-year-old recalled.

Roitfeld labelled Lagerfeld as her “rock” and noted that the designer was a “very faithful” person. She was always impressed by his attention to detail and politeness on set too.

“He is always in my thoughts, so present that I still catch myself using the present tense when I talk about him today,” she concluded.

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Carolyn Murphy calls out ‘layers’ of abuse in fashion industry

Carolyn Murphy has taken aim at the “layers” of abuse which occur within the fashion industry.The Florida-born model rose to fame in the late 1990s, when she was selected as one of the ‘Modern Muses’ for the November 1999 cover of U.S. Vogue and fronte…

Carolyn Murphy has taken aim at the “layers” of abuse which occur within the fashion industry.

The Florida-born model rose to fame in the late 1990s, when she was selected as one of the ‘Modern Muses’ for the November 1999 cover of U.S. Vogue and fronted the campaign for Calvin Klein’s perfume Contradiction.

Recently, Murphy has become a vocal advocate of the #MeToo movement – having once been the target of inappropriate behaviour by a photographer – and has spoken about the darker side of the industry in a chat with Harper’s Bazaar Australia.

“The whole mental experience of it can be really unhealthy,” she said of modelling, before going on to emphasise that it isn’t just about photographers targeting models. “You have people in the industry who abuse their power from all sides. It’s not just males trying to coerce young women into bed; there are so many other layers of abuse. Even female editors are making girls feel terrible about themselves, there are agents who judge you … The #MeToo movement has opened our eyes to an unfortunate part of the industry that needed to be exposed, but there’s a lot more there.”

Elsewhere in the cover interview for the September 2019 issue, Murphy discussed her longevity in the fashion business and comparisons to her idol, supermodel Christy Turlington.

She also spoke about being a single mother to her 18-year-old daughter Dylan and what it is like to be an independent woman in 2019.

“It’s never a bad thing, but not always a great thing,” the 44-year-old mused.

Carine Roitfeld, Celine Dion, Kate Moss, Alicia Keys and actress Margaret Qualley also appear in the latest issue of the magazine.

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Chiara Ferragni ‘honoured’ to join judging panel for Heidi Klum’s Making the Cut

Chiara Ferragni is “honoured” to join the star-studded judging panel for Heidi Klum’s new show, Making the Cut.The Italian influencer and blogger has joined the cast of Klum and Tim Gunn’s new Amazon fashion show and will judge the contestants alongsid…

Chiara Ferragni is “honoured” to join the star-studded judging panel for Heidi Klum’s new show, Making the Cut.

The Italian influencer and blogger has joined the cast of Klum and Tim Gunn’s new Amazon fashion show and will judge the contestants alongside supermodel Naomi Campbell, fashion editor Carine Roitfeld, designer Joseph Altuzarra and actress-turned-designer Nicole Richie.

Ferragni has already been sharing images on Instagram from her trip to Tokyo to film one of the challenges.

“So honoured to be one of the judges of #MakingTheCut by @amazonprimevideo hosted by @heidiklum and @timgunn,” the 32-year-old captioned a shot of her with Klum and Gunn, who serve as the show’s co-hosts and executive producers. “I can’t wait for 2020 for you to watch this fashion competition where I’m finding the best new designer alongside @carineroitfeld, @josephaltuzarra, @naomi, and @nicolerichie as fellow judges. This is the show we’re filming right now in Tokyo and I’m so happy to be working in my first American show and in such an important role.”

Filming on Making the Cut began in Paris in June, with the first challenge taking place an open-air stage in front of the Eiffel Tower.

On the show, 12 entrepreneurs and designers from around the world compete for a $1 million prize and the chance to turn their budding business ideas into hugely successful brands.

“I am so excited that @chiaraferragni has joined my judging panel for #MakingTheCut,” Klum wrote on Instagram, alongside a selfie of her with Ferragni. “@timgunn and I have been having so much fun in Tokyo and cannot wait for 2020 to show all of you what we have been up to!”

Making the Cut will debut on Amazon Prime next year.

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Carine Roitfeld will never wear miniskirts

Carine Roitfeld is adamant she will never be seen wearing a miniskirt.The former model helmed the French edition of Vogue between 2001 and 2010, and credits her slender frame to genetics, rather than her diet or working out. “I’m not anorexic – I’m ea…

Carine Roitfeld is adamant she will never be seen wearing a miniskirt.

The former model helmed the French edition of Vogue between 2001 and 2010, and credits her slender frame to genetics, rather than her diet or working out.

“I’m not anorexic – I’m eating French fries, everything, but I’m lucky, I do not change… Last summer I was wearing a bustier dress,” she told British newspaper The Telegraph.

However, there’s one piece of clothing Roitfeld will never touch – miniskirts.

“I think there was a moment for miniskirts,” the 64-year-old shared. “Even if you have good legs, it is better to hide the knees.”

Instead, the Frenchwoman is happy to let younger models wear hot pants and micro-minis, although if she had her time again, she would be even more daring with her fashion choices.

“I’m never jealous of a model if she can wear mini shorts. In my time, I would be more crazy than the way they are today, I would wear shorter shorts, I would wear higher platforms, I would be very wild. Now I’m less wild – but still a bit rock ‘n’ roll,” she laughed.

Elsewhere in the interview, Roitfeld touched upon her long-time friendship with the late Karl Lagerfeld, who she sweetly called her “second dad”.

The pair met in the ’90s and were close until his death at the age of 85 in February.

“Karl was a huge protector for me,” the style star sweetly shared. “When I left French Vogue, he was the first to ask to work with me. He was always helping me, my kids and always, always was my biggest protector – he was like a second dad for me. He knew everything about me – 25 years of friendship and work is a long time. I am a Virgo and Karl was a Virgo too, we are very faithful people.”

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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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Naomi Campbell and Carine Roitfeld to serve as judges on Heidi Klum’s new show

Naomi Campbell, Carine Roitfeld, Joseph Altuzarra and Nicole Richie have joined the judging panel on Heidi Klum’s new fashion series Making the Cut.Hosted by the German model and her former Project Runway co-star, Tim Gunn, the fashion design competiti…

Naomi Campbell, Carine Roitfeld, Joseph Altuzarra and Nicole Richie have joined the judging panel on Heidi Klum’s new fashion series Making the Cut.

Hosted by the German model and her former Project Runway co-star, Tim Gunn, the fashion design competition series began filming at the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Tuesday.

Klum and Gunn, who are also executive producers of the show, were joined by supermodel Campbell, reality star and House of Harlow 1960 founder Richie, fashion editor Roitfeld and clothing designer Altuzarra for the first runway challenge on an open-air stage in front of the tourist attraction.

Making the Cut will see 12 entrepreneurs and designers from around the world compete for a $1 million (£788,000) prize and the chance to turn their budding businesses into massive worldwide brands.

Campbell announced she was joining the upcoming show on Instagram, and shared a picture of herself and the other three judges in front of the Eiffel Tower after dark.

“I’m looking forward to joining these iconic judges on #MakingTheCut coming 2020 @amazonprimevideo !!” the 49-year-old wrote in the caption.

Richie posted a photo of the four new judges posing for a selfie taken by Campbell, and added, “SUMMER JOB… I am so excited to be a judge on @amazonprimevideo new series #MakingTheCut with these epic queens. First stop: PARIS.”

Klum and Gunn quit Project Runway after 16 seasons, and model Karlie Kloss replaced Klum as host and designer Christian Siriano replaced Gunn as a mentor. Judges on the show include Elle editor-in-chief Nina Garcia, designer Brandon Maxwell, and former Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth.

Making the Cut will debut on Amazon in 2020.

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Cannes amfAR gala dedicated to Karl Lagerfeld and David Bowie

Carine Roitfeld dedicated the 2019 amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala to Karl Lagerfeld and David Bowie.The annual event, held as part of the Cannes Film Festival, is always a fashionable affair, with Roitfeld acting as curator for the past seven years. F…

Carine Roitfeld dedicated the 2019 amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala to Karl Lagerfeld and David Bowie.

The annual event, held as part of the Cannes Film Festival, is always a fashionable affair, with Roitfeld acting as curator for the past seven years.

For the 26th gala, a rock and roll themed event with the title We Can Be Heroes, the CR Fashion Book editor paid homage to her late friend Lagerfeld, whose sudden death at the age of 85 shocked the world in February.

“Karl was always involved in the event, always attending, joining my table and making sure that any brand he was involved with, whether Chanel or Fendi, was always a big partner in the show and donated clothes,” she said, reports Vogue. “He can’t be with us this evening, but I think he would like what we’ve done because he was also a big fan of David Bowie.”

As well as a host of stars turning out for the bash, there was also a runway show, featuring the likes of Winnie Harlow and Stella Maxwell, who walked in pieces from Givenchy, Alexandre Vauthier and Tommy Hilfiger.

“We’re not here just to have fun, we’re here as a collective with the goal to raise a million. Fashion cares,” Harlow shared.

One of the biggest talking points of the night was the dresses worn by Kendall Jenner, Chiara Ferragni, Bianca Brandolini, Chris Lee, H.E.R. and Ross Lynch, who all debuted designs from Giambattista Valli’s new H&M collection.

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