Karlie Kloss fell in love with Joshua Kushner ‘despite complications’

Karlie Kloss has recalled how she fell in love with husband Joshua Kushner “despite complications” over their political beliefs.The couple first started dating in 2012, and six years later, Karlie, 27, converted to Judaism and they tied the knot in an …

Karlie Kloss has recalled how she fell in love with husband Joshua Kushner “despite complications” over their political beliefs.

The couple first started dating in 2012, and six years later, Karlie, 27, converted to Judaism and they tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in October 2018.

Karlie has previously spoken about how her political beliefs differ from that of her in-laws, as Joshua’s older brother Jared Kushner serves as senior advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, and in a new interview on Diane von Furstenberg’s podcast, InCharge with DVF, the model confessed that she struggled in the early days of their relationship.

“As much as you love someone else, you can’t change or lose who you are for someone else and I think being in such a serious relationship so young, I really had to realise those boundaries of how much I love somebody else, how much I want to give to them but also to respect what I need as the other half,” the Project Runway co-host explained, noting that her husband really “wants me to chase my dreams”.

“I really followed my heart on choosing to be with the person who I love despite any complications that came with it. For me, it was worth it to fight for that,” she added, seemingly referencing her Democratic political leanings, compared to those of her husband’s Republican relatives.

Elsewhere in the interview, Karlie sweetly touched upon married life and described the 34-year-old as her soulmate.

“He is truly my partner. He is my partner in life. He is my best friend. He is my other half. I didn’t know that I could love someone in this kind of way and I feel like I’ve almost grown up with him,” she gushed.

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Diane von Furstenberg launches podcast series

Diane von Furstenberg has debuted her first-ever podcast series on Spotify.The iconic designer has kicked off the InCharge with DVF series by interviewing the likes of Kris Jenner, Priyanka Chopra, Project Runway’s Elaine Welteroth and supermodel Karli…

Diane von Furstenberg has debuted her first-ever podcast series on Spotify.

The iconic designer has kicked off the InCharge with DVF series by interviewing the likes of Kris Jenner, Priyanka Chopra, Project Runway’s Elaine Welteroth and supermodel Karlie Kloss.

Regarding the venture, Furstenberg noted in a chat with People that she was inspired by each of the women, and sat down individually with them to have “intimate conversations about the journey of life and survival”.

“I wanted to interview these women that I had met, and that I know, who are strong, and have these conversations with them,” she told the publication. “I wanted to show not just what they have accomplished, but where they came from, where it all started.

“When you put women in an intimate context, it doesn’t matter how successful they are. They are warm and they talk openly about their experience and the challenges, and that is what is inspiring.”

Furstenberg heaped praise on each of her guests and described them all as being “very open”. The fashion star also claimed to be in awe of the Kardashian/Jenner family matriarch.

“I mean, Kris is a superwoman; each of her children are so successful. So, it was a very interesting conversation,” the 73-year-old added.

Furstenberg went on to share her adoration for Chopra, and insisted the Quantico star was more than just her looks.

“Everybody knows she’s beautiful, she’s married (to Nick Jonas) and this and that, but Priyanka is incredibly intelligent and she has a lot to talk about,” she gushed.

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Diane von Furstenberg bestowed with Legion d’Honneur

Diane von Furstenberg has been bestowed with France’s prestigious Legion d’Honneur prize.The Belgium-born designer was presented with the order of merit by the President of the European Central Bank, Christine Lagarde, at an official ceremony held at t…

Diane von Furstenberg has been bestowed with France’s prestigious Legion d’Honneur prize.

The Belgium-born designer was presented with the order of merit by the President of the European Central Bank, Christine Lagarde, at an official ceremony held at the offices of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs in Paris last week.

Von Furstenberg was selected for the honour in recognition of her work in supporting women’s organisations around the world, such as Vital Voices, and for raising funds for the new Statue of Liberty Museum in New York City.

In her acceptance speech, the 73-year-old noted that she was thrilled to be receiving the medal.

“I am accepting this Legion D’Honneur with pride and humility, knowing that recognition and honour give us a voice,” she smiled. “And when we have a voice, it is our duty and privilege to use that voice for those who have no voice. My heart is filled with gratitude.”

Von Furstenberg then went on to praise Lagarde.

“To receive this honour from you, is as much an honour as the honour itself,” the fashion icon insisted.

Elsewhere, Lagarde made a point of commenting on the continuing power of Von Furstenberg’s wrap dress, which was first unveiled in 1974.

“Your wrap dress beautifies women’s bodies without either restricting them or burdening them with too much sophistication,” she added.

Guests in attendance at the ceremony included Von Furstenberg’s children, grandchildren, and famous friends, such as Christian Louboutin, Jeff Bezos, Natalia Vodianova, and U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

Previous Legion d’Honneur recipients from the fashion community include Dior creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri and American designer Vera Wang.

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Diane von Furstenberg ‘totally surprised’ by Legion d’Honneur

Diane von Furstenberg is “totally surprised” to be receiving the prestigious Legion d’Honneur prize.The iconic fashion designer will be given the French order of merit at an official ceremony in Paris, France on 28 February.Von Furstenberg was selected…

Diane von Furstenberg is “totally surprised” to be receiving the prestigious Legion d’Honneur prize.

The iconic fashion designer will be given the French order of merit at an official ceremony in Paris, France on 28 February.

Von Furstenberg was selected for the honour in recognition of her work in supporting women’s organisations around the world and for raising funds for the new Statue of Liberty Museum in New York City.

“I was totally surprised when I received the letter from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs that announced to me that I was being given the Legion d’Honneur,” the 73-year-old told WWD. “It’s being given to me for my work and commitment to women as well as my work for the Statue of Liberty, who is a symbol of freedom and friendship between France and America.

“I am extremely honoured for this important recognition.”

Von Furstenberg will be presented with the prize by European Central Bank president, Christine Lagarde.

The Belgium-born designer serves as chair of the fundraising campaign for the Statue of Liberty Museum and is committed to empowering women through non-profit organisations such as Vital Voices.

She also fetes extraordinary women with her very own DVF Awards, which were founded in 2010.

Previous Legion d’Honneur recipients include Dior creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, and Vera Wang, who was bestowed with the honour in 2017.

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Kathy Griffin wore first date dress to her wedding

Kathy Griffin gave a sweet nod to her first date with new husband Randy Bick on their wedding day.The 59-year-old tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend during a surprise New Year’s Eve ceremony, just minutes after she had announced their engagement…

Kathy Griffin gave a sweet nod to her first date with new husband Randy Bick on their wedding day.

The 59-year-old tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend during a surprise New Year’s Eve ceremony, just minutes after she had announced their engagement on social media.

Kathy donned a white, short-sleeved Diane Von Furstenberg gown for the nuptials – which were officiated by Lily Tomlin – and she later revealed that the dress was actually the same one she wore on the couple’s first date back in 2011.

“This was our first formal date in September 2011! We are in the back of a limo provided by the one only @GloriaEstefan because her team arranged for me to surprise her as a backup ‘dancer’ when she performed at the Alma awards!” she wrote on Twitter, alongside a nine-year-old photo of her wearing the dress sitting alongside Randy in the limo.

She then explained that she had asked her new husband to pick out his favourite of her long dresses for their wedding, and he chose the elegant number.

“He picked out this dress and showed me this photo. Romance is hotttt again (sic),” Kathy added.

Meanwhile, the couple has also decided to shun wearing traditional wedding rings to symbolise their commitment to one another, simply because they dislike wearing them.

“Neither one of us like wearing rings ever. So we will never wear rings. Deal with it,” she told People.

Kathy and Randy began dating in 2011 after meeting at a food and wine festival, and briefly broke up in November 2018, before reconciling a few months later.

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Valentino and Diane von Furstenberg pay tribute to designer Emanuel Ungaro

Valentino Garavani and Diane von Furstenberg have paid tribute to French designer Emanuel Ungaro following his death. The fashion star, who founded his eponymous couture house in 1965 and retired from it in 2004, died in Paris, France at the age of 86…

Valentino Garavani and Diane von Furstenberg have paid tribute to French designer Emanuel Ungaro following his death.

The fashion star, who founded his eponymous couture house in 1965 and retired from it in 2004, died in Paris, France at the age of 86 on Saturday. A number of his fellow designers subsequently paid tribute, with Garavani describing him as a “great and generous friend” to WWD.

“Always with a smile and with a kindness very rare in this fashion world. His colours, his draping and the fantasy he put in every dress, deserve a very important place in the history of fashion,” he praised.

Von Furstenberg told the publication Ungaro’s death was “a very sad thing” and added, “Ungaro reminds me of my youth…of happy, sexy printed dresses,” while Alber Elbaz said he “knew him, adored him and loved him”.

Milliner Stephen Jones paid tribute via Instagram by sharing a photo of one of their collaborations and writing in the caption, “So sad to hear of the passing of the magnificent #emanuelungaro @emanuelungaroparis. To work with him was extraordinary.”

Model Marisa Berenson shared a throwback image of Ungaro fitting her in a dress and described him as a “beautiful, refined and generous man”.

“He was one of the greatest designers of his generation and will go down in fashion history,” she continued. “Thank you dear Emanuel for having been the friend that you were, you are in my thoughts and in my heart.”

Ungaro, who was born in Aix-en-Provence, France, in 1933, got his start in fashion by working as an assistant to a Sicilian tailor. He then spent six years learning from legendary Spanish designer Cristobal Balenciaga before creating his own fashion house in Paris.

He quickly became a success with his feminine designs, colourful draping, and bold prints, with one of his first clients being former U.S. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Notable creative directors of the Emanuel Ungaro brand have included Giambattista Valli, Peter Dundas, Giles Deacon, and Fausto Puglisi.

Ungaro is survived by his wife, Laura, and a daughter, Cosima.

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Diane von Furstenberg collaborates with Onia on swimwear collection

Diane von Furstenberg has teamed up with luxury swimwear brand Onia for a new capsule collection which features her heritage prints from the 1970s.The 72-year-old has previously released swimwear collections via her own label, but this collaboration ma…

Diane von Furstenberg has teamed up with luxury swimwear brand Onia for a new capsule collection which features her heritage prints from the 1970s.

The 72-year-old has previously released swimwear collections via her own label, but this collaboration marks the first time she has worked on a swim line with an outside brand.

Von Furstenberg told WWD she was happy to partner with Onia “and merge our heritage, iconic prints with a modern brand,” before noting that the collaboration will extend into cover-ups and beachwear “as we lead into the height of vacation season” in 2020.

The 2019 resort line features eight styles, which all feature DVF prints on Onia’s signature bikini and one-pieces – including the tie-front Madeline bandeau and the Avery triangle top – with prices ranging from $95 (£72) to $225 (£171).

The capsule collection will also showcase a teal and baby blue reimagining of the label’s classic leopard print, which debuted on the iconic wrap dress back in the early 1970s, along with the classic twigs and lips print, which was influenced by Andy Warhol.

Nathan Romano, co-founder of Onia, said the collaboration began when the brands “connected organically” on Instagram, and confirmed that the partnership will continue “through 2020.”

“It’s been an amazing experience working with Diane and working on in-line prints, alongside some of their archive prints,” he shared.

Onia’s previous collaborations have included capsule lines with We Wore What founder Danielle Bernstein, Theory, Mr Porter, and Every Mother Counts.

The DVF x Onia collection is available now.

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Karlie Kloss cried when she saw her Christian Dior wedding dress

Karlie Kloss was overcome with emotion when she saw her Christian Dior wedding dress for the first time.The model has shared a special behind-the-scenes video looking back at the making of her custom gown to celebrate her first year of marriage with Jo…

Karlie Kloss was overcome with emotion when she saw her Christian Dior wedding dress for the first time.

The model has shared a special behind-the-scenes video looking back at the making of her custom gown to celebrate her first year of marriage with Joshua Kushner.

“364 days later, the making of my beautiful wedding dress youtube.com/klossy,” she wrote alongside a black-and-white snap of her dress on Instagram.

The long-sleeved, lace gown was designed by Dior’s creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri – with input from Karlie herself – and took more than 700 hours of work to complete.

“When I was a little girl, obviously I always liked the idea of having a fairy tale wedding, but I never imagined I would have the chance,” the 27-year-old said in the video.

The footage shows the intricate process of the dress design, from the initial sketches she received to the first fitting in Paris and the final one in New York.

Karlie and her mother are visibly emotional when they see the gown for the first time in Paris, with the former Victoria’s Secret Angel openly weeping as she finally sees herself in the dress, which was made from delicate lace and had a long train and veil.

The blonde beauty wed Joshua on 18 October last year, and wore two gowns for the intimate celebrations which took place in Upstate New York.

Karlie also revealed that she wore flat shoes for her nuptials, because she wanted to “dance the night away, and I feel most happy in flats”.

Back in June, the couple threw a huge star-studded party in Wyoming to celebrate their marriage, with guests including Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, Mila Kunis, Derek Blasberg, and Diane von Furstenberg.

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Diane von Furstenberg’s wrap dress was inspired by the Statue of Liberty

Diane von Furstenberg took inspiration from the Statue of Liberty when designing her iconic wrap dress.The 72-year-old explores the history of the statue, which stands tall in New York Harbour, in upcoming HBO documentary Liberty: Mother of Exiles, and…

Diane von Furstenberg took inspiration from the Statue of Liberty when designing her iconic wrap dress.

The 72-year-old explores the history of the statue, which stands tall in New York Harbour, in upcoming HBO documentary Liberty: Mother of Exiles, and discusses her connection to the monument.

During the film, Diane confessed that Lady Liberty’s toga influenced her classic dress, which she debuted in 1974.

“You see the fabric and follow the movement of the draping of the dress,” she gushed. “It was built in Paris in 1884. I love her and she’s part of me and my family forever.”

In the documentary, co-directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, the godmother of fashion sets out to discover how sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi’s creation ended up as a welcoming beacon in New York, and explores what she means to people around the world.

And Bailey revealed to WWD that the designer initially refused to be on camera, despite spearheading the project herself.

“Diane said, ‘I’m not going to be in the film,'” Fenton recalled. “She’s a princess. You’d imagine someone like that would have a lot of airs. She is what you see is what you get.”

A disgruntled Diane added: “I didn’t know any of this was going to be in the movie. It was a little too natural. I didn’t have any make-up.”

In addition, the fashion legend, who attended the Met Gala in May dressed as the Statue of Liberty, shared that makes an effort to take friends and family to see the monument.

“Last week, I took Madame Macron (First Lady of France) to see her. Every time I go, I get moved and take hundreds of pictures of her,” she smiled.

Liberty: Mother of Exiles will premiere on HBO on 17 October.

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Anna Wintour to share Vogue secrets in first-ever online class

Anna Wintour is set to give fashion fans never-before-seen access to Vogue’s secrets in her first-ever online class.The editor-in-chief of U.S. Vogue has teamed up with online education company MasterClass, and in a series of videos, will cover everyth…

Anna Wintour is set to give fashion fans never-before-seen access to Vogue’s secrets in her first-ever online class.

The editor-in-chief of U.S. Vogue has teamed up with online education company MasterClass, and in a series of videos, will cover everything from advice, up-and-coming designers, and the organisation of the 2019 Met Gala.

“I am asked so often by young students and young designers and people that I meet on my travels how I started in my career,” Wintour said in an interview with Good Morning America on Thursday. “It’s easy to become famous today. It isn’t always so easy to become successful.

“My strong advice is (to) work with a mentor, work with someone that you admire, and just take the time to do it right. Don’t rush.”

The 69-year-old journalist, who has spent 31 years in the editor’s chair at Vogue, credited her father Charles, who was editor of British newspaper the Evening Standard, for influencing her career path.

“I grew up with vacations being halted because we had to go back to London because there was breaking news, so it was always a sense of excitement and understanding that (was) driven by world events,” Wintour shared. “It was never any question in my mind that this was a world that I wanted to explore.”

Wintour joins the likes of Annie Leibovitz and designer Diane von Furstenberg in partnering with MasterClass. Those interested in learning more will have to pay $180 (£146) for a year-long subscription to the service.

“This is a class for those who want to understand my leadership style, and then understand the experiences that have helped me become an effective leader,” she said in a trailer for her course. “I have never had the opportunity to share the many lessons I have learned as an editor and a creative leader in one place before.”

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