Gucci honours female music stars with spring 19 line

Gucci has honoured iconic female musicians with its latest collection.  The Italian fashion house, helmed by creative director Alessandro Michele, unveiled its spring/summer 2019 line at the Theatre Le Palace as part of Paris Fashion Week on Monday ni…

Gucci has honoured iconic female musicians with its latest collection.  

The Italian fashion house, helmed by creative director Alessandro Michele, unveiled its spring/summer 2019 line at the Theatre Le Palace as part of Paris Fashion Week on Monday night (24Sep18).

According to the show notes, Michele chose the venue because it is “the thread connecting almost a century of Parisian culture and nightlife,” with celebrity guests including Jared Leto, Salma Hayek, Faye Dunaway and Jorja Smith.

To begin, a model walked the runway in a red sequin jumpsuit with ’80s flair which was accessorised with a pink feather scarf and floral-print hat.

The quirky aesthetic continued with a parade of eye-catching ensembles, including a high-neck green dress with over-sized shoulders, a glittery purple skirt and jacket combination as well as a suit embellished with the Gucci monogram.

Part way through the show, Jane Birkin stood up and wowed the crowd with a rendition of her 1983 song Baby Alone in Babylone, while Michele paid homage to other musicians too, with one model wearing a jacket painted with an image of country star Dolly Parton’s face and another wearing a pleated lace dress, faux fur coat and felt hat in honour of late singer-songwriter Janis Joplin.

Another model sported a gold lame dress over white snakeskin print trousers and bug-like sunglasses, while highlights included a lilac leather suit worn with matching tights and purse, as well as a fluorescent yellow pleated dress, jackets decorated with jacquard panels and sparkly fringed dresses.

Models also stepped out in corduroy suits, Velour tracksuits and eccentric coats, with some even carrying bags shaped like the head of Disney’s Mickey Mouse.

To conclude the show, Michele introduced some evening wear, like a black fringed dress covered in mirror circles which was complemented with a blinged-out tiara and bright pink feather stole.

Paris Fashion Week continues on Tuesday with shows from Marine Serre and Saint Laurent.

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Miranda Lambert injected ‘vintage vibe’ into latest fashion line

Miranda Lambert was determined to inject a “vintage vibe” into her latest Idyllwind clothing range.The country star announced the creation of her apparel brand last November (17), sharing that garments would be available to purchase from U.S. retailer …

Miranda Lambert was determined to inject a “vintage vibe” into her latest Idyllwind clothing range.

The country star announced the creation of her apparel brand last November (17), sharing that garments would be available to purchase from U.S. retailer Boot Barn this fall.

While Miranda is offering fans a sneak peek across 25 cities as part of the Idyllwind Trunk Show, she can’t wait for the official launch date and believes fans will enjoy the versatile nature of the pieces.

“I always loved the way clothes can express the women underneath – how it makes them feel and move,” she explained in an interview with Footwear News. “I wanted to create a brand of products that made women feel bada*s while doing ordinary or extraordinary things.”

The 34-year-old went on to describe her collection as having “a vintage vibe with a fashion edge,” and insisted that comfort and quality were her top priorities throughout the design process.

This isn’t Miranda’s first time masterminding footwear, as she also launched namesake shoe line Miranda by Miranda Lambert in December 2013. And though years have passed since then, a cowboy boot is still one of her favourite accessories.

“I love them all (the shoes), but my favourite is the Eagle boot because it has a vintage vibe and a higher heel,” the star smiled. “Hopefully lots and lots of women (will wear them). All types – country girls, city girls – it’s really about attitude.”

The Grammy Award winner has a laid-back approach to her own personal style, and is generally “a jeans, T-shirt, cowboy boots kind of gal”. But when it comes to fashion icons, she looks to another country star for inspiration.

“Dolly Parton,” she enthused. “She is who she is and wears what she loves and owns her style like no other woman I know.”

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Adele dresses up as her ‘hero’ Dolly Parton

Superstar Adele has honoured country icon Dolly Parton by dressing up as her busty blonde “hero” and sharing a sweet message online. The 29-year-old took to social media on Tuesday (30Jan18) to show off the complete makeover she underwent for a night …

Superstar Adele has honoured country icon Dolly Parton by dressing up as her busty blonde “hero” and sharing a sweet message online.

The 29-year-old took to social media on Tuesday (30Jan18) to show off the complete makeover she underwent for a night out, wearing an all-pink pant suit with a low-cut white shirt and a big curly blonde wig while holding a guitar.

Adele, who also sported blue eye shadow and long red nails, captioned the photo: “The effortless queen of song, Dolly Parton! We love you! We wish we could possess an ounce of your ability. You were the hero of our night! A hero of my life.”

“I’ll always love you,” the Brit added, quoting Dolly’s 1970s hit I Will Always Love You, which was revamped by Whitney Houston for The Bodyguard soundtrack in 1992.

The Hello hitmaker didn’t reveal the reason for her fancy dress, but Dolly has since praised the costume effort, commenting on her Instagram picture: “And I will always love you!”

Dolly previously expressed her admiration for Adele, whose signature cat-eye make-up inspired a lyric in the 72-year-old’s 2016 song Head Over High Heels, on which she sings, “I painted my lips red/And my eyes like Adele”.

“Everyone loves Adele,” Dolly gushed to the BBC at the time. “With all my little nieces, it’s all, ‘Adele this’ and ‘Adele that!’ And I love how she does her make-up, and so I’m always saying to my little nieces, ‘Can you fix my eyes like Adele?’.

“When I started that (Head Over High Heels) song, I had not planned to write that line. I was just thinking, ‘This needs to be about a girl dressing up sexy, so she’s got to have some make-up, and she’s got to paint her eyes.’ And all of a sudden it’s like, ‘And my eyes like Adele!'”

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