Karlie Kloss candidly discusses political views

Karlie Kloss has opened up about her political views after a Project Runway contestant joked about her in-laws.The model and TV host was left stunned when Tyler Neasloney commented on her links to the White House during an episode of the fashion challe…

Karlie Kloss has opened up about her political views after a Project Runway contestant joked about her in-laws.

The model and TV host was left stunned when Tyler Neasloney commented on her links to the White House during an episode of the fashion challenge show earlier this month.

Kloss wed American businessman Joshua Kushner in 2018, who is the brother of Jared Kushner, currently employed as U.S. President Donald Trump’s senior adviser. Jared is also married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka.

When told by co-host and judge Brandon Maxwell that the model would never wear his creation to any event, budding designer Neasloney fired: “Not even to dinner with the Kushners?”

During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live on Thursday, Kloss was asked by host Andy Cohen about her political views, considering her connections to the controversial Republican politician.

“Andy, I’m sure I’m not the only person in this country who does not necessarily agree with their family on politics,” she quipped, prompting fellow guest Martha Stewart to add, “Good answer.”

“I voted as a Democrat in 2016 and I plan to do the same in 2020,” Kloss stated.

She later shared her disappointment that Project Runway contestant Neasloney was garnering attention for his joke about the Kushners, and not his “terrible” design.

“Honestly, the real tragedy of this whole thing is that no one is talking about how terrible that dress was. That’s why he went home. I would not wear that dress to any dinner,” the 27-year-old laughed.

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Karlie Kloss stunned by Project Runway contestant’s Kushner family remark

Karlie Kloss was left stunned by a Project Runway contestant’s comment about her husband’s family.The 27-year-old model, who serves as host and executive producer on the TV series, wed Joshua Kushner in October 2018 after dating for six years. The busi…

Karlie Kloss was left stunned by a Project Runway contestant’s comment about her husband’s family.

The 27-year-old model, who serves as host and executive producer on the TV series, wed Joshua Kushner in October 2018 after dating for six years. The businessman and investor is the brother of Jared Kushner, who is currently employed by the White House as U.S. President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and is also married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka.

Karlie has tried to avoid talking about her links to the controversial politician, but during the latest episode of Project Runway, contestant Tyler Neasloney called the model out.

The challenge was to make a dress that Karlie could wear in Paris using recycled material, but his gown was not well received by the model or fashion designer Brandon Maxwell.

“It’s definitely ‘wearable’ in someplace that is neither Paris nor Montauk or Martha’s Vineyard,” Brandon, a judge, told the contestant. “I cannot see Karlie wearing it anywhere, honestly.”

“Not even to dinner with the Kushners?” Tyler fired back, before adding, “That’s your husband.”

Karlie’s mouth dropped and head snapped back in reaction to the comment, though she didn’t appear angry and swiftly turned the conversation back to Tyler’s design.

“I was going to Paris, that was your challenge here. Keep it to the challenge,” she said, before adding, “This (design) is not what I asked for. The fabrics are poor choices. I think they look cheap. The pockets are ill-placed… You really missed the mark here on all accounts.”

Tyler was ultimately sent home from Project Runway after leaving the judges unimpressed with his recycled gown, and he later apologised for the remark.

“Karlie, I want you to know that I’m not a jerk, I’m professional,” he said during his exit interview.

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Donatella Versace: ‘Donald Trump brought fried chicken to a photoshoot’

Donatella Versace has recalled the time Donald Trump dropped into a fashion photoshoot carrying a bucket of fried chicken.The Italian designer recently sat down with Anna Wintour for the 2019 Forces of Fashion conference, and during their chat, the U.S…

Donatella Versace has recalled the time Donald Trump dropped into a fashion photoshoot carrying a bucket of fried chicken.

The Italian designer recently sat down with Anna Wintour for the 2019 Forces of Fashion conference, and during their chat, the U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief asked Donatella what she thought about the state of American politics. Though she swerved the question, the 64-year-old did discuss how she met businessman Trump, who has served as U.S. President since early 2017, at a photoshoot held at his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida.

“I have a funny story about your President right now. We always work with the best photographers, even when (my brother Gianni Versace) was alive, the best models and celebrities. We were the first to work with celebrities for fashion shoots. So, we rented Mar-a-Lago from Mr. Trump and we went with Steven Meisel and Madonna and a huge team – make-up, hair, and stylists – to do this insane, glamorous campaign,” she remembered. “And the second day, after we did the most important pictures… we were doing the last picture and this gentleman, who was Mr. Trump, came in with a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken. We were like, ‘Wow, Kentucky Fried Chicken?!'”

Elsewhere in the chat, Donatella insisted that she keeps a close eye on what is happening in politics around the world. And when pressed by Anna over the political figures she is interested in, the fashion star named Pete Buttigieg as one to watch in the U.S.

“I love politics in general, but American politics at the moment, (and) I think the world, is going through a very, very difficult time. When somebody looks back and doesn’t look ahead, that’s a mistake for everything, especially for politics,” Donatella added.

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Louis Vuitton’s Nicolas Ghesquiere posts defiant anti-Trump message

Nicolas Ghesquiere has spoken out over Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH)’s ties with U.S President Donald Trump.The French designer, who is the artistic director of womenswear at Louis Vuitton, took to social media on Sunday to post a fiery statement …

Nicolas Ghesquiere has spoken out over Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH)’s ties with U.S President Donald Trump.

The French designer, who is the artistic director of womenswear at Louis Vuitton, took to social media on Sunday to post a fiery statement in which he publicly distanced himself from the controversial American politician.

“Standing against any political action. I am a fashion designer refusing this association #trumpisajoke #homophobia,” he wrote on his Instagram page.

The post came days after Trump attended the grand opening of a Louis Vuitton workshop in Alvarado, Texas on Thursday, alongside Bernard Arnault, head of luxury goods conglomerate LVMH – which owns Louis Vuitton – and the French fashion house’s chief executive officer, Michael Burke.

During the opening, Arnault told reporters he was “honoured” to have Trump in attendance and said they had known each other since the 1980s.

Accordingly, Ghesquiere’s comment has attracted support from his celebrity followers.

Louis Vuitton’s accessories creative director Camille Miceli commented on his post with clapping hands and heart emojis, while Paco Rabanne creative director Julien Dossena, Out Magazine editor-in-chief Phillip Picardi, and former Elle U.K. editor-in-chief Anne-Marie Curtis were among the other industry figures to praise the 48-year-old.

Model Teddy Quinlivan also wrote, “BRAVO. Thank you for standing on the right side of history.”

Ghesquiere, who joined the luxury fashion house in 2013, follows in the footsteps of other prominent designers, including Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, and Phillip Lim, in choosing to speak out against the divisive Trump administration.

Representatives for LVMH have not yet commented on Ghesquiere’s remarks.

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Jamie Bell feared for his life while playing real-life neo-Nazi

Jamie Bell feared for his life while playing real-life neo-Nazi Bryon Widner in Skin.The independent movie is based on writer-director Guy Nattiv’s Oscar-winning short of the same name, and follows the former white supremacist as he begins to rethink…

Jamie Bell feared for his life while playing real-life neo-Nazi Bryon Widner in Skin.

The independent movie is based on writer-director Guy Nattiv’s Oscar-winning short of the same name, and follows the former white supremacist as he begins to rethink his allegiance to the white power movement.

Commentators in the U.S. have blamed the rise of racist attacks and white supremacy in the U.S. on President Donald Trump, and Bell revealed he was terrified while making the movie, as he was worried he would be targeted.

“I was very scared, honestly,” the 33-year-old said in an interview with The Big Ticket podcast. “There was a lot of fear and trepidation about doing this movie. I was worried. I think that these are a group of people that are not to be messed with, really. They are organised, they’re armed.”

The father-of-two went on to reference the white supremacist Unite the Right rally which was held in 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“They’ve shown and they continue to show that they are people who don’t mind being out in the daylight. They don’t care that their faces are out there carrying torches, saying things they they’re saying, carrying the slogans that they’re carrying. So, just from a literal sense of safety, I was afraid,” he confessed.

Bell went on to reveal that he spoke to Widner on Skype for the first time on the same day that white supremacist James Alex Fields Jr. deliberately drove his car into a crowd of protesters, killing Heather Heyer and wounding many others.

Bell was so spooked by the deadly event that he called Nattiv and begged him to reconsider making the movie.

“I said to Guy, ‘I don’t think we should be making this movie, man. I think that it’s too incendiary right now. It’s too explosive’,” Bell recalled.

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Prabal Gurung pulls out of venue for New York Fashion Week show

Prabal Gurung has scrapped the location of his New York Fashion Week show in protest over President Trump supporter Stephen Ross.Real estate mogul Ross is the chairman and founder of Related Companies, the firm that owns the Hudson Yards mixed-use comp…

Prabal Gurung has scrapped the location of his New York Fashion Week show in protest over President Trump supporter Stephen Ross.

Real estate mogul Ross is the chairman and founder of Related Companies, the firm that owns the Hudson Yards mixed-use complex in New York City.

Gurung was in negotiations to hold his 10-year anniversary show at Hudson Yards’ Vessel – a sculpture of interconnecting flights of stairs – during New York Fashion Week in September.

However, a backlash erupted after Ross announced he was hosting a fundraising luncheon at his Hamptons home for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign for 2020.

People have called for a boycott of businesses and properties tied to Ross – including Equinox gyms and SoulCycle – in protest of his support of the controversial Republican, and now Gurung has taken a stand.

The designer took to Twitter to announce he was pulling out of the show at Hudsons Yards, and told his followers that he was prompted to make the decision due to the “turbulent and dangerous” political and social climate in the U.S.

“This is about choosing between two sides, the right or the wrong sides of the history,” the 40-year-old stated, before adding that he was simply questioning “these individuals whose motivation seems to be nothing but $$$”.

Gurung said that he was keen to partner with the Hudson Vessel for his show, but once he found out about Ross’ fundraiser for Trump, he had no choice but to pull out.

“Removing our brand and selves from this is my choice and that is my decision. I am not expecting anyone else to do it, however it was the right thing to do, for ME, and I do want to speak out to create transparency and awareness,” he concluded.

Spring Studios remains the official venue for New York Fashion Week, which kicks off 6 September.

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Anna Wintour shades Melania Trump by dodging question about her style

Anna Wintour has thrown shade at Melania Trump by sidestepping a question about the First Lady’s fashion choices.During an interview on The Economist Asks podcast with Anne McElvoy, the Vogue editor-in-chief was asked what she thought about the 49-year…

Anna Wintour has thrown shade at Melania Trump by sidestepping a question about the First Lady’s fashion choices.

During an interview on The Economist Asks podcast with Anne McElvoy, the Vogue editor-in-chief was asked what she thought about the 49-year-old’s outfits during her recent state visit to the U.K with her husband, U.S President Donald Trump.

However, Wintour avoided the question and instead began talking about former First Lady, Michelle Obama.

“Well, I think first lady Michelle Obama really was so incredible in every decision she made about fashion,” she shared. “She supported young American designers. She supported designers, indeed, from all over the world. She was the best ambassador this country could possibly have – in many ways, obviously, way beyond fashion… To me, (Obama) is the example I admire.”

The 69-year-old Brit was also asked by host McElvoy if it was a “conscious decision” that Melania has not appeared in the fashion bible again since landing the cover of U.S. Vogue in February 2005, where she debuted her custom Christian Dior wedding dress.

“There are so many women in politics that deserve celebration, whether it’s Kirsten (Gillibrand) or Senator (Kamala) Harris or Senator (Elizabeth) Warren,” Wintour replied. “We just recently ran a piece in our current issue about five of the six political female candidates, all of which I felt deserved a place in Vogue.”

Her refusal to address Melania’s style is not surprising, as the fashion editor is a major financial donor to the Democratic Party in the U.S., and also organised fundraisers for both of Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns.

Michelle graced the cover of Vogue three times while her husband was in the White House – appearing in the March 2009, April 2013, and December 2016 issues.

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Rihanna makes political statement by wearing ‘immigrant’ T-shirt

Rihanna has made a political statement by wearing a Fenty T-shirt with the word “immigrant” emblazoned on it.The superstar was recently spotted arriving back in the U.S. after a trip to her native Barbados, and seemingly referenced America’s Independen…

Rihanna has made a political statement by wearing a Fenty T-shirt with the word “immigrant” emblazoned on it.

The superstar was recently spotted arriving back in the U.S. after a trip to her native Barbados, and seemingly referenced America’s Independence Day holiday on 4 July with the tee.

“Immigrant” is printed on the front and back of the garment – along with a definition of the word – which is part of her second Fenty clothing collection and is now sold out online.

In a recent interview with The Cut, Rihanna revealed she chose the word to be featured on the T-shirt because she was proud of being an immigrant.

“To know that you can come from humble beginnings and just take over whatever you want to, dominate at whatever you put your mind to. The world becomes your oyster, and there’s no limit,” the 31-year-old explained. “Wherever I go, except for Barbados, I’m an immigrant. I think people forget that a lot of times. I think they see Rihanna the brand. But I think it’s important for people to remember, if you love me, everyone out here is just like me. A million Rihannas out there, getting treated like dirt.”

The Grammy winner debuted the immigrant shirt on Instagram back in June, and tagged U.S. President Donald Trump in the post, seemingly referencing his controversial immigration policy.

Tens of thousands of people have been held at Border Patrol detainment centres at the southern U.S. border with Mexico, which have hit the headlines due to the severe overcrowding and inhumane conditions, leading critics to compare the situation to concentration camps.

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Sacha Baron Cohen has ‘no respect’ for President Donald Trump

Sacha Baron Cohen was “disappointed and angry” after U.S. President Donald Trump was elected in 2016.The British actor and comedian has participated in an interview with fellow Hollywood star Don Cheadle for Variety, and during the chat, revealed he wa…

Sacha Baron Cohen was “disappointed and angry” after U.S. President Donald Trump was elected in 2016.

The British actor and comedian has participated in an interview with fellow Hollywood star Don Cheadle for Variety, and during the chat, revealed he was inspired to make his show, Who Is America?, in response to the former real estate mogul taking political office at the White House.

Sacha said his fury at Trump being elected forced him to make the series – in which he goes undercover in various disguises using prosthetics – to explore why people across America had been prompted to vote for the Republican.

“I thought I would never do this kind of undercover stuff again, because it’s exhausting. It’s terrifying for me. It’s occasionally dangerous. And then Trump gets in, and I immediately felt disappointed and angry,” the 47-year-old shared.

Sacha, who shot to fame as his fictional character Ali G back in 1998, went on to showcase a variety of different personas during his career, including Kazakh reporter Borat Sagdiyev.

And he noted that he had interviewed Trump while outfitted as those characters.

“This was a guy who I’d had no respect for. I’d interviewed him as Ali G. And in Borat, I defecated in front of Trump Tower. That guy becomes the president? And he gets to be the president through adopting these despicable views that were so reprehensible that everyone dismissed him,” Sacha raged. “People felt powerless. I thought, ‘I have to do something with this anger and frustration.'”

While meeting pro-Trump supporters across America during making Who Is America?, the father-of-three told the Marvel star he never intended to hurt or embarrass those who took part.

“I don’t want anyone to get hurt, but I want to see people’s real thoughts. I’m provoking them sometimes to see the effect of this new political culture that we’re in. It’s not just Trump. We’re in the biggest revolution that’s happened in the history of civilisation,” Sacha said.

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Miguel makes political statement with controversial Nipsey Hussle T-shirt

Miguel has sparked controversy after the star wore a T-shirt suggesting that U.S. President Donald Trump should have been killed instead of Nipsey Hussle.The Adorn hitmaker debuted the statement shirt in a clip posted to his Instagram page, which showe…

Miguel has sparked controversy after the star wore a T-shirt suggesting that U.S. President Donald Trump should have been killed instead of Nipsey Hussle.

The Adorn hitmaker debuted the statement shirt in a clip posted to his Instagram page, which showed him wearing the plain white T-shirt which bore the words “How Nipsey before Trump?”.

He teamed the top with black pants and accessorised the look with a pair of white-framed sunglasses and a simple gold chain around his neck.

The R&B star since removed the post, but The Blast reported that Miguel, full name Miguel Pimentel, was also seen wearing the outfit at Coachella over the weekend (13-14Apr19)

Miguel has spoken candidly in the past about his distaste for President Trump, and has slammed his treatment of Mexico and his decision to build a border wall to keep immigrants away from the United States.

Nipsey Hussle, 33, was shot and killed on 31 March near his clothing store Marathon Clothing Company in Los Angeles, California.

The star was later memorialised at a service at The Staples Center last week with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Barack Obama and Kendrick Lamar all paying tribute.

Following news of the rapper’s passing, Miguel took to Instagram to share his sadness and send his love to the star’s family and friends.

“Heavy. Sending nothing but love and condolences to Nipsey’s family, friends, Lauren, loved ones,” he posted. “Man had a lot of positive things he was working on for his community and overall consciousness not to mention always solid energy when we crossed paths. S**t is wild we’re the same age. Heart breaking.”

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