Marc Jacobs thrilled to receive compliments on his quirky outfits

Marc Jacobs was delighted when a member of the public recently complimented him on his outfit.The New York-based fashion designer has been sharing his outfit of the day (OOTD) on his Instagram page, with many of his looks incorporating pieces from othe…

Marc Jacobs was delighted when a member of the public recently complimented him on his outfit.

The New York-based fashion designer has been sharing his outfit of the day (OOTD) on his Instagram page, with many of his looks incorporating pieces from other designers.

But while Jacobs is used to having people praise his namesake line, he was stunned on Monday when a man stopped him and raved about his bold ensemble.

“Absolutely true story. I left my shrink (therapist) this morning and a large red haired, blue eyed man who works for the sanitation department was loading garbage on the truck. I noticed him staring at me and assumed immediately he was ‘a hater,'” he wrote on his Instagram page. “Turns out as I got closer and passed him, he said, ‘Love that outfit man, you go flex for those b**ches!’ Really made me smile. I ‘dress up’ for me, and I love the attention I get. I love when people appreciate my #OOTD’s.”

In the accompanying picture, Jacobs is seen posing in jeans, a blazer, and a coat from Celine, a sweater by Raf Simons for Jil Sander, and boots from Rick Owens. He topped off the outfit with a red leather The Pillow bag from his own accessories line.

Previously, Jacobs opened up about his skincare regime in a video for Vogue.com and noted that he is all for experimenting with a variety of different products.

“I love to sit for hours and get my make-up done,” the 56-year-old said in the clip, before demonstrating how he dabs on the Marc Jacobs Beauty Accomplice Concealer & Touch-Up Stick on any under-eye circles. “I love to do drag, and I love to do make-up and costume. Dressing up and self-expression is such a big deal to me. I mean, I’m a designer and one of the things I love about clothes is the transformative quality that they have. You can kind of be this person you want to be in the creative choices you make. And, of course, make-up to me, is the final accessory in any kind of fashion look.”

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Veep outfits to go under the hammer

Outfits worn by Julia Louis-Dreyfus on her hit TV show Veep are set to go up for auction.The HBO political satire came to an end on Sunday after seven seasons, and now fans can bid on the wardrobe of fictional U.S. President Selina Meyer. The collecti…

Outfits worn by Julia Louis-Dreyfus on her hit TV show Veep are set to go up for auction.

The HBO political satire came to an end on Sunday after seven seasons, and now fans can bid on the wardrobe of fictional U.S. President Selina Meyer.

The collection features her iconic red dresses, handbags and shoes designed by the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Victoria Beckham, Carolina Herrera, Manolo Blahnik and Christian Louboutin.

Outfits worn by other cast members are also going under the hammer, with prices slashed by up to 70 percent in the auction on Screenbid.com.

And while Julia’s character has changed over the course of seven seasons, her style has not.

“I feel like the real world is trying to catch up with Veep,” costume designer Kathleen Felix-Hager explained, according to WWD. “But people have been more inspired in the real world to be braver in choice of colour, and that’s been nice to see. If you can express yourself in a fun way and don’t feel like you have to blend in, it’s a step in the right direction.”

Although the auction includes more than 1,000 items, there is one piece of Veep memorabilia mysteriously missing from the auction – Selina’s signature Celine Edge bag.

“Miss JLD has that in her possession,” Kathleen confessed. “There were some things special to her, so she took a small assortment for her personal memories.”

Jeffrey Dash, chief executive officer of Screenbid, said in a statement he was “excited” for the collection to finally be available to fans of the show.

The online auction concludes on 1 June, and an official Studio Certificate of Authenticity will be provided by HBO for all items sold.

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Brie Larson’s stylist came up with ‘infinity stone’ rings idea for Avengers: Endgame premiere

Brie Larson stole the Avengers: Endgame red carpet on Monday night with a set of bespoke “infinity stone” rings, based on the film’s namesake weapon, an idea her stylist Samantha McMillen thought up.In last year’s Avengers: Infinity War, the infinity g…

Brie Larson stole the Avengers: Endgame red carpet on Monday night with a set of bespoke “infinity stone” rings, based on the film’s namesake weapon, an idea her stylist Samantha McMillen thought up.

In last year’s Avengers: Infinity War, the infinity gauntlet was used by supervillain Thanos to wipe out half of the universe’s population.

The weapon contains six stones – which are red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple – and the Captain Marvel actress, who also stars in the latest instalment of the series, took to the red carpet for the film’s Los Angeles premiere wearing an array of suitably-themed jewellery.

Donning a slinky, silk lavender custom Celine gown, the 29-year-old wore five custom-made rings based on the stones, as well as a gold cuff bracelet featuring the sixth jewel.

Following the event, Brie shared a number of posts on her Instagram Stories from jewellery designer Irene Neuwirth, who detailed how the collaboration came into fruition.

“So.… (Brie’s stylist) called me when I was in Africa and had a great idea!! What if I designed rings and a bracelet inspired by Thanos and the infinity stones,” she recalled.

The designer went on to share snaps ranging from initial sketches to prototypes and behind the scenes pictures from fittings, and enthused over the end result: “It’s so great when it all works out!!!”

Samantha also uploaded a close up image of Brie rocking the jewels on her own Instagram account, writing: “This one’s for you @ireneneuwirth #brielarson #avengersendgame #captainmarvel #thanos #infinitystones.”

It’s been a busy start to the week for Brie, who also stunned at the Time 100 Gala at New York’s Lincoln Center on Tuesday, where she looked radiant in a green strapless gown by Prada that featured a full skirt and pockets.

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Brooke Shields only buys designer items when on sale

Brooke Shields only buys designer clothing and accessories when they are on sale.Over the course of her career as a model and actress, the Suddenly Susan star has collected an enviable wardrobe packed with bespoke outfits and red carpet gowns.But even …

Brooke Shields only buys designer clothing and accessories when they are on sale.

Over the course of her career as a model and actress, the Suddenly Susan star has collected an enviable wardrobe packed with bespoke outfits and red carpet gowns.

But even though Brooke can probably get her hands on any garment she desires, she now makes a point of only splurging if she is getting a great deal.

“I love wearing leather leggings and a big oversize sweater. I just got a beautiful Celine sweater from a photoshoot and it was on sale,” she said in an interview with Fashionista.com. “Because now I just wait until everything hits sale. Because everything’s just so expensive. It’s crazy.”

Brooke, who has her own fashion line with shopping channel QVC, went on to share that she counts Victoria Beckham as one of her favourite designers and praised the British star’s “chic and comfortable” aesthetic.

And while her closet is full of sophisticated ensembles, the brunette beauty still holds onto a number of pieces from her early days in Hollywood, including the original Calvin Klein jeans she famously wore in an advertisement for the brand in 1980.

“I have a bunch of archive items that I finally am just taking out of my closet and putting in a separate place. I’ve now just started to absolutely get rid of things if it doesn’t have an extreme sentimental value or a piece of fashion history, like Calvin Klein jeans or something that Valentino gave me in the ’80s. If it doesn’t have one of those qualities, I will just sell it,” the 53-year-old commented.

Yet, Brooke emphasised that her daughters Rowan, 15, and Grier, 12, who she shares with husband Chris Henchy, will have first dibs on her wardrobe before she has a clear-out.

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Isabel Marant shows off safari chic for fall 19

Isabel Marant has dished up a line of safari-inspired separates for fall/winter 2019.The French fashion house, founded in 1994 by designer Isabel Marant, presented as part of Paris Fashion Week on Thursday night (01Mar19), with the likes of Constance J…

Isabel Marant has dished up a line of safari-inspired separates for fall/winter 2019.

The French fashion house, founded in 1994 by designer Isabel Marant, presented as part of Paris Fashion Week on Thursday night (01Mar19), with the likes of Constance Jablonski, Isabeli Fontana, and Derek Blasberg all perched on the front row.

While Marant is known for her signature Parisian chic aesthetic, for her latest collection she took fans on an adventure, with the show opening with a model sporting a large grey trench coat with matching slouchy grey leather boots.

A number of similar ensembles with a nomadic feel followed, including a beige jumpsuit which was paired with a studded black leather belt, and a wool-lined vest which was matched with a star-printed shirt and trousers with cargo-style pockets.

Model of the moment Kaia Gerber walked the runway in an oversized off-white knit sweater and high-waisted trousers, with her look accessorised with silver feather detailing, large silver drop earrings, and black leather booties.

Reflecting her eclectic taste, Marant also offered up shirts and skirts in mismatched paisley prints, sweaters with geometric designs, wool vests, and cosy jackets.

Gigi Hadid strutted her stuff in a grey jacket with large pockets on the front and beige cargo pants which were tucked into grey boots, while Binx Walton donned beige shorts and a large jacket with brown leather detailing.

To conclude the presentation, Marant added in a few more evening-ready outfits, including black and silver knitwear tops, ’80s-inspired high-neck jumpers, pleated miniskirts, black and silver minidresses, and sequin skirts with dramatic black tops.

Paris Fashion Week continues on Friday with shows from Loewe, Balmain, Nina Ricci, and Celine.

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Hedi Slimane debuts Celine’s first menswear collection

Hedi Slimane has put his signature touch on his debut menswear collection for Celine.The French designer, who made his mark on the fashion world during his tenures at Dior Homme and then Saint Laurent, was announced as the new Celine head in January 20…

Hedi Slimane has put his signature touch on his debut menswear collection for Celine.

The French designer, who made his mark on the fashion world during his tenures at Dior Homme and then Saint Laurent, was announced as the new Celine head in January 2018, succeeding long-serving creative director Phoebe Philo.

On Sunday (20Jan18), Slimane showed as part of Paris Fashion Week Men’s, unveiling Celine’s first full collection of menswear, after teasing men’s pieces during his first show for the label in September.

The clothes paid homage to late ‘70s, early ‘80s British youth culture, with a particular focus on coats.

Jackets took the form of leather bikers, tweed blazers, duffels and British heritage coats. There were also shearling numbers – in both suede and patent leather – leopard print jackets and a standout yellow tiger-striped coat.

The outerwear was paired with tight-fitting leather pants or looser slacks, both of which were cut just above the ankle.

An array of shirts and ties finished the tailored looks. Many models sported either bowl haircuts, with all of them wearing a pair of dark glasses.

“Traditional tailoring is at the heart of the collection, pushing further the new rectangular volume that I began last season for Celine,” Slimane said in a statement. “Tweeds, donegals and cashmere overcoats worn over Celine tailored suits or leather jackets define my research into suspended proportions.”

Revealing in his show notes that he was inspired to create the collection after listening to emerging British bands while travelling between Los Angeles and London, where he now lives.

He described the collection as “a Polaroid snapshot of this young British creative community”.

Courtney Love, Miles Kane and Natalia Vodianova were among the stars sitting front row.

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Music, movie and fashion stars sit FROW at Paris Fashion Week: Men’s

The front rows at Paris Fashion Week: Men’s were awash with the A-list over the weekend (18-20Jan19).Everyone from new fashion darling Jonah Hill to catwalk legend Naomi Campbell turned out for the menswear shows in the City of Light, with no one letti…

The front rows at Paris Fashion Week: Men’s were awash with the A-list over the weekend (18-20Jan19).

Everyone from new fashion darling Jonah Hill to catwalk legend Naomi Campbell turned out for the menswear shows in the City of Light, with no one letting the riots held by the gilets jaunes (yellow vests) stand in their way.

At the Adidas MakerLab Presents: Here to Create show on Friday (18Jan18), designers Nicholas Daley, Paolina Russo, and Priya Ahluwalia were cheered on by Jonah, David Beckham, and Karlie Kloss.

“I’m definitely interested in young designers,” Jonah told WWD. “I need to know somebody personally and understand them as a person to enjoy their work. That’s when the real connection is made.”

The Wolf of Wall Street actor, dressed in plaid Marni suit over a Dr. Octagon T-shirt and Adidas sneakers, also spoke about his rise to become one of the poster boys for the “scumbro” look – a term describing a scruffy, no-fuss attitude to streetwear and personal grooming.

“I think terms like that are so funny. I would never identify as any sort of term,” he smiled. “Honestly I just don’t care. I wear s**t that I like and that’s it.”

To conclude the show, Adidas collaborator Pharrell Williams appeared at the end to congratulate the designers.

Elsewhere on Friday, Naomi, Kate Moss, and Robert Pattinson stepped out at the Dior presentation.

And on Saturday, Naomi was once again sitting front row, this time for Japanese designer Chitose Abe’s Sacai show.

She was joined by Pusha T, who confessed to being a big fan of Japanese culture: “I love Japan a lot. I’ve been going there for a very long time, since (label) BAPE’s fifth anniversary at least. (BAPE founder) Nigo introduced me to Japan, so it’s always been linked to him. Each trip is a different experience.”

While on Sunday, the likes of Courtney Love, Miles Kane, Virgil Abloh and Natalia Vodianova turned out for Hedi Slimane’s inaugural Celine menswear show.

“It’s an historic moment,” musician Kane told WWD.

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Bottega Veneta’s Daniel Lee has enjoyed experimenting with menswear

Bottega Veneta’s new creative director Daniel Lee has enjoyed the challenge of creating clothes for men.The British designer succeeded Tomas Maier two days after he departed from the Italian luxury label in June (18), following a 17-year stint. Lee now…

Bottega Veneta’s new creative director Daniel Lee has enjoyed the challenge of creating clothes for men.

The British designer succeeded Tomas Maier two days after he departed from the Italian luxury label in June (18), following a 17-year stint.

Lee now oversees all creative direction at Bottega Veneta, including the manufacture of ready-to-wear garments, shoes, jewellery, eyewear, and accessories. And though he had previously only designed for women, he has embraced the new perspective of menswear.

“It’s great to make things you want to wear,” he told reporters at Vogue U.S. “This is my first experience of doing that, because I’ve always worked in womenswear, and I think you definitely see it from a different perspective if you’re able to try things on and experience the clothes. It adds a different facet, for sure.”

The fashion star has previously held the position as director of ready-to-wear design at Celine, in addition to a string of posts at Maison Margiela, Balenciaga, and Donna Karan.

While he was not immersed in the fashion world as a child, he has now come to grips with all aspects of the industry.

“I didn’t really know that much about fashion. There is no fashion where I’m from,” said Lee, who was born in the north of England. “What I like about this job is there are many different facets to it-part of it is creation, but it’s also business. It’s also often dealing in a foreign language; you meet people from all around the world, so there’s the travel aspect. There are so many great parts of this job; it’s not purely about designing.”

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Tom Ford to present co-ed show at New York Fashion Week

Tom Ford has plans to host a co-ed fashion show during New York Fashion Week in February 2019.The Council of Fashion Designers of America released a preliminary schedule for the event on Tuesday (18Dec18), which showed that the men’s and women’s calend…

Tom Ford has plans to host a co-ed fashion show during New York Fashion Week in February 2019.

The Council of Fashion Designers of America released a preliminary schedule for the event on Tuesday (18Dec18), which showed that the men’s and women’s calendars will overlap on this occasion.

WWD subsequently reported that Ford would be the one to bridge the gap by presenting his men’s and women’s collections together on 6 February at 8pm – the final day of the men’s shows.

More and more fashion houses have decided to opt for mixed sex catwalks in recent months, with Gucci, Burberry and Celine just three of the labels to pioneer co-ed presentations.

Other designers on the preliminary men’s calendar include Joseph Abboud, Todd Snyder and Robert Geller.

Ralph Lauren – which this year celebrated its 50th year in business – will kick of the women’s shows on 7 February and Longchamp will return to New York Fashion Week after its debut last September. However, Victoria Beckham does not appear on the preliminary schedule, having decided to unveil her most recent collection in London instead.

Aside from his groundbreaking fashion offerings, Ford recently shared that he was hoping to enter the skincare market.

Speaking to Business of Fashion, the star commented that his products will “actually do something for your skin”. He added that he wants to introduce slightly different products in various markets and is already using a “prototype” of a moisturiser. Accordingly, Ford hopes that his new venture will replicate the popularity of his F**king Fabulous Eau de Parfum, which was unveiled following his spring 2018 runway show during New York Fashion Week in 2017.

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Celine to join Paris Fashion Week: Men’s schedule

Celine is set to join the Paris Fashion Week: Men’s schedule.Former Saint Laurent designer Hedi Slimane was named as the Paris-based house’s artistic director earlier in the year (18), succeeding Phoebe Philo, and unveiled his spring 19 collection for …

Celine is set to join the Paris Fashion Week: Men’s schedule.

Former Saint Laurent designer Hedi Slimane was named as the Paris-based house’s artistic director earlier in the year (18), succeeding Phoebe Philo, and unveiled his spring 19 collection for the brand in September.

Now, Slimane appears set to debut a new menswear collection in January, with a representative confirming to WWD that the presentation will take place during the event.

According to editors at the publication, a date for the show is yet to be confirmed, with brand executives currently in talks with officials at the Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode. As Slimane selected to do a co-ed range in his debut collection, it is also possible that he will choose to include some womenswear pieces in his upcoming show.

Following the fashion star’s appointment to Celine, Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief executive officer of the brand’s parent company Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH), indicated that menswear would be a large focus for the label going forward.

“I am particularly happy that Hedi is back within the LVMH Group and taking the reins of our Celine Maison,” he said. “His arrival at Celine reinforces the great ambitions that LVMH has for this Maison. Hedi will oversee and develop all creativity for both women’s and men’s fashion, but also for leather goods, accessories and fragrances. He will leverage his global vision and unique aesthetic virtuosity in further building an iconic French Maison.”

Should Slimane, who is known for his rocker-inspired men’s garments and slim fit trousers, show in January, he will join the likes of Dior, Berluti and Louis Vuitton. In addition, Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller recently announced that she will be showing her fall 19 collection during the event, with the runway spectacle to be held on 16 January.

“Granting menswear a dedicated platform starting from January reflects the house’s support of Clare Waight Keller’s vision for the brand,” a spokesperson commented.

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