Jean Paul Gaultier takes final bow at star-studded couture show

Jean Paul Gaultier has concluded his 50-year fashion career with a star-studded runway spectacle.The legendary French designer announced his retirement plans in a statement posted to social media last weekend, and on Wednesday night, staged his final c…

Jean Paul Gaultier has concluded his 50-year fashion career with a star-studded runway spectacle.

The legendary French designer announced his retirement plans in a statement posted to social media last weekend, and on Wednesday night, staged his final catwalk show at the Theatre du Chatelet as part of Paris Couture Week.

The extravaganza drew in a number of celebrities, including Nicolas Ghesquiere, Christian Lacroix, Carla Bruni, and Christian Louboutin, but at the opening, Gaultier called for fans to embrace sustainability and recycle their clothes.

“In my first show and this, my last, there are creations made with the jeans I’ve worn,” he told the crowd. “It’s the most beautiful of materials. Like a lot of humans, it becomes even more beautiful as it gets older.”

As promised, Gaultier offered guests a party, with the presentation opening with Karlie Kloss standing in the centre of the stage and opening a black coffin, to reveal model Issa Lish standing in a frilled white minidress inside.

Lish then took to the catwalk and was followed by a parade of models in quirky ensembles, such as a white dress covered in gloves, a top made from a tuxedo jacket, and a black tulle dress with images of Japanese art attached to the front.

Many of the 67-year-old’s key motifs were also included, with one model sporting a jumpsuit that resembled the conical bra he created for Madonna in the 1990s, burlesque star Dita Von Teese posing in an outfit made from a satin corset and belts, Gigi Hadid in a sailor uniform-inspired look, Karen Elson in a corseted number, and Irina Shayk in a Goth-inspired black tulle ballgown.

The event also featured special appearances from Joan Smalls, Paris Jackson, who made her runway debut, Erin O’Connor, as well as Coco Rocha, who did an Irish dance on the catwalk, as she also did back in 2007.

To conclude, Boy George performed a song during the finale, with the models applauding Gaultier as he proceeded to take his bow.

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Jennifer Lopez dazzles in custom ballgown at 2020 Golden Globes

Jennifer Lopez pulled out all of the stops for the 2020 Golden Globes on Sunday night.The superstar, who was nominated for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture category for her role in Hustlers, turned up to The…

Jennifer Lopez pulled out all of the stops for the 2020 Golden Globes on Sunday night.

The superstar, who was nominated for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture category for her role in Hustlers, turned up to The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California rocking a custom-made white silk Valentino gown with dramatic gold and green bow detailing on the bodice.

Jennifer topped off her look with Harry Winston jewellery, a Judith Leiber bag, and had her brunette locks swept back into a plaited bun – with the hairstyle reminiscent of the look she wore in a key scene in her 2002 film Maid in Manhattan.

The actress, who lost out to Laura Dern for her performance in Marriage Story, was styled by Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn, and accompanied by her sportsman fiance Alex Rodriguez on the red carpet. Alex sported a tuxedo for the night, and in a post on Instagram, joked that he looked like the 50-year-old entertainer’s security guard.

“Head of @jlo security, reporting for red carpet duty! @goldenglobes,” he wrote.

Apart from Jennifer’s eye-catching ballgown, a major trend for the night was the colour pink.

Priyanka Chopra, who served as a presenter, opted for a stunning pastel pink off-the-shoulder Cristina Ottaviano dress with delicate drapery. She completed the ensemble with Christian Louboutin shoes and Bulgari bling.

Meanwhile, Tiffany Haddish stood out in a pink Galia Lahav dress, Isla Fisher made a statement in a fuchsia Monique Lhuillier gown, and Adam Driver’s wife Joanne Tucker sported a hot pink silk outfit with high neck and oversized sleeves.

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Christian Louboutin to design Claridge’s 2019 Christmas tree

Christian Louboutin will design Claridge’s Christmas tree this year.The French designer is known for his signature shiny, red-soled stilettos, which are coveted by fashionistas around the globe, including celebrities such as Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez, an…

Christian Louboutin will design Claridge’s Christmas tree this year.

The French designer is known for his signature shiny, red-soled stilettos, which are coveted by fashionistas around the globe, including celebrities such as Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez, and Blake Lively.

However, Louboutin is now turning his attention to festive decorations, as he has been tapped to design the Christmas tree that will stand in the lobby of the luxury London hotel.

“I have been a long-time guest of Claridge’s and consider it my second home when in London,” said Louboutin. “It is an honour to be invited to design the Claridge’s Christmas Tree which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Claridge’s is one of the most magical destinations with the tree being one of the city’s highlights at Christmas. I am glad to bring a little piece of Paris to such an iconic London landmark.”

Louboutin will unveil his creation on 21 November. And Claridge’s co-owner Paddy McKillen can’t wait to see what the fashion icon has come up with.

“Christmas has always been a truly special time of year for us here at Claridge’s and we are delighted to have Christian bring his festive magic to the hotel. We promise some extra special touches and of course a few surprises,” he shared.

This year marks the tenth time executives at Claridge’s have asked a guest to design a tree in their own distinctive style. Previous tree designers include Diane von Furstenberg, Karl Lagerfeld, Christopher Bailey, Dolce & Gabbana’s Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, Alber Elbaz, and John Galliano.

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Jason Momoa rocks blush pink satin suit at TV show premiere

Jason Momoa has cemented his status as a style star by rocking a blush pink satin suit to the premiere of his new TV show.The 40-year-old walked the red carpet alongside his wife Lisa Bonet for the debut of his Apple TV series See on Monday night, wear…

Jason Momoa has cemented his status as a style star by rocking a blush pink satin suit to the premiere of his new TV show.

The 40-year-old walked the red carpet alongside his wife Lisa Bonet for the debut of his Apple TV series See on Monday night, wearing the show-stopping Tom Ford suit, a grey cashmere sweater, an opal and turquoise statement necklace, as well as a pair of light grey suede Christian Louboutin boots with a stacked heel.

In a series of posts on his Instagram Stories, Momoa revealed that the necklace was made by Amie Hertzig and was “a very special gift from my wife”.

The former Game of Thrones star accessorised the look with numerous rings from Leroys Wooden Tattoos, Into the Fire Jewelry, Richard Baggett Studios, and Ossua Et Acroamata.

Meanwhile, Bonet stunned in a chic wide-legged black trouser suit and matching heels. She accessorised with several rope necklaces.

Momoa plays leading man Baba Voss in his new series, which is set in a dystopian future where all of humanity has lost the sense of sight. The show, created by Peaky Blinders’ Steven Knight, follows Voss as his wife gives birth to a set of twins who can see.

It isn’t the first time that Momoa has rocked a pink look on the red carpet.

Earlier this year, he sent social media into meltdown when he arrived for the Oscars wearing a custom-designed Karl Lagerfeld pink velvet dinner jacket with matching trousers, along with a pink scrunchie on his wrist in case he needed to pin his long wavy locks up during the event.

And the actor has even created his very own pink sneaker with outdoor brand So iLL. Momoa designed the capsule collection, which includes a series of bags and shoes in a colour he has named Dirty Pink.

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Christian Louboutin thanks ‘oracle’ Diane von Furstenberg as he accepts top fashion honour

Christian Louboutin thanked his “partner in crime” Diane von Furstenberg for her unwavering support as he accepted a top fashion honour from the Couture Council on Wednesday.The 56-year-old Frenchman was given the Couture Council Award for Artistry of …

Christian Louboutin thanked his “partner in crime” Diane von Furstenberg for her unwavering support as he accepted a top fashion honour from the Couture Council on Wednesday.

The 56-year-old Frenchman was given the Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion, which recognises his contributions to the fashion industry, in a ceremony at the Lincoln Center in New York.

In his emotional speech, Louboutin reflected on his career and thanked his longtime friend for her efforts in kickstarting his now-iconic footwear brand.

“She’s my godmother, she’s my sister, she’s my travel companion, she’s my oracle, she’s my partner in every crime,” he shared. “She has always been a radiant of support, emotionally and professionally.”

He recalled how he had even sold his first pair of shoes in America from Furstenberg’s office as he started out in fashion, and wanted to share the prestigious award with his friend of more than thirty years.

“I owe her so much, but more than that, I love her so much,” Louboutin gushed. “To me, this award is also a celebration of love and friendship, so I would like to share this award with her, my oldest friend, Diane von Furstenberg.”

The designer was introduced to the stage by his friend, actress Priyanka Chopra, who wore a pair of white Louboutin slingback shoes in honour of the Frenchman.

“These iconic shoes that women around the world have worn make… each one of us real women, everyday woman when we wear these shoes, when we own our first pair, we achieve such a sense of achievement, a sense of pride,” Chopra said. “It gives you the little extra oomph that you need.”

During his speech, Louboutin recalled how he first met the Quantico actress at a film festival in Morocco before she met her now-husband Nick Jonas, and the duo later met up in India, “where they got to share lots of great nights and dirty stories”.

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Britney Spears has never worn $6,000 Christian Louboutin snakeskin shoes

Britney Spears spent $6,000 (£4,900) on Christian Louboutin snakeskin shoes that she’s never worn.The 37-year-old performer shared a snap of the sky-high heels on Instagram on Thursday and told her followers that while she’s had them for a while, she’…

Britney Spears spent $6,000 (£4,900) on Christian Louboutin snakeskin shoes that she’s never worn.

The 37-year-old performer shared a snap of the sky-high heels on Instagram on Thursday and told her followers that while she’s had them for a while, she’s never got round to wearing them.

“Four years ago I bought my first pair of Christian Louboutin snakeskin heels that were 6,000 dollars… PS I’ve never worn them !!!!” she wrote, alongside two rolling eyes emojis.

Her followers urged her to auction them off for charity and expressed concern that she was spending huge amounts of money on frivolous things.

“Britney, I don (don’t) think u should be posting how much u pay for things (sic),” one wrote. “Yes u can afford it and that’s great but it might be a little insensitive to those that struggle each day.”

“If you wanted you could have fed the unprivileged with that money,” another commented, while one follower suggested: “Auction them off and donate the money to a non profit woman’s cause. They are beautiful and shouldn’t be kept in a box.”

The multi-coloured snakeskin pumps feature a platform base and were part of Louboutin’s fall 2019 collection titled Palace Nights, which was a homage to a Parisian nightclub in the 1980s nicknamed the Palace.

News of Britney’s splurge comes after it was revealed she’s worth more than $59 million (£49 million).

According to documents obtained by The Blast, she has increased her net worth by $2.5 million (£2 million), thanks to her Piece Of Me tour last year.

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Christian Louboutin would love to see Queen Elizabeth II wear his shoes

Christian Louboutin would love to see Queen Elizabeth II step out in a pair of his shoes one day.The French designer has built his eponymous label around his signature shiny, red-soled stilettos, which are coveted by fashionistas around the globe, incl…

Christian Louboutin would love to see Queen Elizabeth II step out in a pair of his shoes one day.

The French designer has built his eponymous label around his signature shiny, red-soled stilettos, which are coveted by fashionistas around the globe, including celebrities such as Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez, and Blake Lively.

However, Louboutin has now confessed that the one person he would truly be honoured to see sport his designs is Britain’s monarch.

“I would love to see the Queen of England in my shoes,” he told The Independent, before going on recall one occasion in which he briefly thought the 93-year-old was wearing a pair of Louboutins.

“She was stepping out of a car and you couldn’t see, but there was a red carpet there and because of that, there was a reflection and it looked like the sole of her shoe was red! So many people called me and said, ‘Oh my God, the Queen of England!'”

Louboutin soon realised The Queen was wearing her signature black mid-height heels, though the moment did give him quite the thrill.

Elsewhere in the chat, the Frenchman discussed how he came to create his popular line of ballet flats and high heels which complement a wide range of skin tones, as well as his enduring passion for the colour red.

“Red is fire, blood, love and passion,” the designer smiled. “It carries a symbolism that you don’t get with other shades.”

Among all of his various ventures, Louboutin is currently gearing up to showcase his vast shoe collection in a new exhibition in Paris. After funding a partial restoration of the Palais de la Porte Doree, he will take over more than 14,000 square foot of the Art Deco-inspired location in February 2020.

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Sarah Jessica Parker settles Sex and the City shoe mystery

Sarah Jessica Parker has finally settled the mystery over a pair of mismatched shoes her character Carrie Bradshaw wore in Sex and the City.In episode 13 of season three of the HBO show, which originally aired in September 2000, Carrie heads to Los Ang…

Sarah Jessica Parker has finally settled the mystery over a pair of mismatched shoes her character Carrie Bradshaw wore in Sex and the City.

In episode 13 of season three of the HBO show, which originally aired in September 2000, Carrie heads to Los Angeles with Miranda Hobbes, played by Cynthia Nixon, and Samantha Jones, portrayed by Kim Cattrall.

And in one scene, the column writer and lover of fashion wears a pair of mismatched Christian Louboutin shoes.

It’s an outfit choice that has baffled fans for years, and on Tuesday, the people who run popular Instagram account Every Outfit on Sex & the City posted a picture from the episode, and titled the post, “The Mystery of the Mismatched Loubs.”

“Did Carrie buy these mismatched sandals straight off the rack? Or did she purchase two separate pairs and mix them together herself? Unfortunately, we have no answers. But we do maintain that this is one of her most compelling footwear moments on the series,” they jokingly queried.

Fans and followers were left stunned when Sarah herself commented on the post, and finally gave the reason why Carrie wore the pink and blue mismatched strappy sandals.

“Here is the official answer and I’m sure approved by the great and legendary @patriciafield,” the 54-year-old wrote, tagging Sex and the City’s iconic costume designer.

“We had two pairs of what I believe are @louboutinworld scrappy sandals. Pat and I chose to do one of each. Perhaps because both were so delicious in colour and seemed in harmony with the dress but also because we simply loved doing one of each. Sending my best. And hope this is a satisfactory answer. Xxx,” Sarah concluded.

Patricia also chimed in on the post and praised the efforts of Every Outfit on Sex & The City for trying to get to the bottom of the shoe mystery.

“@sarahjessicaparker and I decided to use one of each because we could not choose which one was best and they were both perfect with the dress,” she shared.

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Samuel L. Jackson unconcerned by Spider-Man poster eyepatch error

Samuel L. Jackson is unconcerned by an eyepatch error in some Spider-Man: Far From Home posters.Earlier this week, the Marvel movies regular took to Instagram to share a side-by-side comparison of two separate posters featuring his character Nick Fury,…

Samuel L. Jackson is unconcerned by an eyepatch error in some Spider-Man: Far From Home posters.

Earlier this week, the Marvel movies regular took to Instagram to share a side-by-side comparison of two separate posters featuring his character Nick Fury, in which his signature eyepatch appears on different eyes.

Jackson captioned the images: “Uhhhhhhh, What In The Actual F**K IS GOING ON HERE???!!!,” suggesting “#headsgonroll.”

However, when speaking to reporters from USA Today at the movie’s Los Angeles premiere on Wednesday, he insisted the social media post was made in jest.

“I was like: ‘I haven’t posted anything today, I’ll post this.’ That’s it,” he shared.

Reflecting that fans probably misinterpreted the post because of his use of expletives, he added: “I use that word (f**k) a lot. Always.”

All of the Spider-Man: Far From Home cast turned up for the debut screening, including Tom Holland, who plays the lead role of Peter Parker / Spider-Man, Jake Gyllenhaal as Quentin Beck/ Mysterio, and Zendaya in the part of Michelle “MJ” Jones. While all of the stars got dressed up for the night, it was Zendaya who captured the attention of photographers, with the 22-year-old rocking a red and black sequin backless gown from Armani Prive. She opted to accessorise with black stilettos from Christian Louboutin and had her freshly dyed dark red locks styled straight.

“If she was Spider-Man this would be her suit….. wearing Armani Prive @armani and @louboutinworld,” Zendaya’s stylist Law Roach wrote alongside a snap of the actress posing on the red carpet.

Spider-Man: Far From Home, which also features Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, and Marisa Tomei, is set to hit cinemas on 2 July.

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Christian Louboutin to showcase huge shoe collection in Paris museum

Christian Louboutin is to showcase his vast shoe collection in a new exhibition in Paris.After funding a partial restoration of the Palais de la Porte Doree, the French designer will take over more than 14,000 square foot of the Art Deco-inspired locat…

Christian Louboutin is to showcase his vast shoe collection in a new exhibition in Paris.

After funding a partial restoration of the Palais de la Porte Doree, the French designer will take over more than 14,000 square foot of the Art Deco-inspired location in February 2020.

“It’s an open window to my brain,” he told WWD of the showcase, which will include more than 200 pairs of shoes alongside an eclectic mix of furnishings and art installations.

“The heel is back in the museum in full force, only it’s not only an exhibition of high heels. We have flat shoes, too,” Louboutin shared, referencing the historical monument’s previous ban on high heels.

One of his earliest shoe designs was a pump in metallic leather inspired by the iridescent fish in the tank at the Palais de la Porte Doree.

“Some of the first influencers were fish,” the fashion star quipped.

Also included in the exhibition are a pair of boots made out of bark that date back to 1987.

Another exhibition, dubbed a treasure room, will run alongside Louboutin’s shoe showcase, and will include a variety of unique objects and artworks collected by the Frenchman.

On show will be shoes that once belonged to Mae West, jewellery by Dior’s Victoire de Castellane, plus artworks by Pierre Molinier and Andy Warhol.

Curator Olivier Gabet wants the exhibition to showcase the iconic shoe designer’s “deep, very original relationship,” with the decorative arts and expects it to be very popular with the French public and tourists.

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