Ariana Grande’s earlobes ‘still recovering’ from jewels she wore to 2020 Grammy Awards

Ariana Grande has joked her earlobes are “still recovering” from the large jewels she wore to the 2020 Grammy Awards.The 7 Rings hitmaker enjoyed several outfit changes over the course of the music bash last Sunday night, making her entrance in a grey …

Ariana Grande has joked her earlobes are “still recovering” from the large jewels she wore to the 2020 Grammy Awards.

The 7 Rings hitmaker enjoyed several outfit changes over the course of the music bash last Sunday night, making her entrance in a grey Giambattista Valli ballgown, before swapping into a Schiaparelli creation, and later changing into an emerald green gown from Givenchy for her performance.

On Thursday, celebrity jeweller Lorraine Schwartz took to Instagram to share a close-up image of the huge Colombian emerald and diamond necklace and earring set Ariana wore with her final ensemble. The clip quickly attracted the attention of the star, who wrote in the comments section: “Earlobes still recovering. However, those earrings…. they are sorely and deeply missed. I think of them constantly and wish we didn’t have to part. if they go missing, it was (my dog) Toulouse. love and thank u (sic).”

Earlier in the evening, Ariana also sported another pair of 30-carat diamond studs from Lorraine’s brand along with her first red carpet look.

And as for her many outfit changes at the Grammys, the 26-year-old explained in an interview with CBS that she simply couldn’t choose between all of the beautiful options at her fingertips.

“So, here’s the thing – I did the carpet in a custom Giambattista Valli dress and I loved it, and then I didn’t do the interview, so I came back in a different dress, because I couldn’t decide,” she said, adding that it was “huge progress” for her to even attend due to her anxiety.

“I’m so lucky. I had two, very special custom looks made. And I couldn’t decide! I was indecisive, so I decided to do it twice. Which is really huge progress for me, because usually, I cannot come within three feet of a red carpet without having a nervous breakdown.”

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Ariana Grande dazzles in two ballgowns at 2020 Grammy Awards

Ariana Grande enjoyed a princess moment during the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.The Sweetener hitmaker, who skipped the bash last year after a reported spat with producer Ken Ehrlich, made her long-awaited return to the annual prestigious music e…

Ariana Grande enjoyed a princess moment during the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

The Sweetener hitmaker, who skipped the bash last year after a reported spat with producer Ken Ehrlich, made her long-awaited return to the annual prestigious music event, which was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Ariana stunned on the red carpet in an extravagant strapless grey Giambattista Valli haute couture gown, which featured a huge tiered tulle skirt.

The 26-year-old completed the look with matching gloves, 30-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond earrings, and had her hair scraped back into her signature sky-high ponytail.

Shortly after posing in the Giambattista Valli gown, Ariana then changed into a Schiaparelli creation, which was comprised of an embellished charcoal grey crop top and voluminous light grey skirt.

“So, here’s the thing – I did the carpet in a custom Giambattista Valli dress and I loved it, and then I didn’t do the interview, so I came back in a different dress, because I couldn’t decide,” she told CBS.

Ariana went on to explain that it was a “huge progress” for her being able to even walk the red carpet on Sunday due to her anxiety.

“I’m so lucky. I had two, very special custom looks made. And I couldn’t decide! I was indecisive, so I decided to do it twice. Which is really huge progress for me, because usually, I cannot come within three feet of a red carpet without having a nervous breakdown,” the superstar shared.

Ariana was up for five prizes at the Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year for 7 Rings, but lost out to Billie Eilish for her track Bad Guy.

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Donatella Versace thrilled to outfit major stars for 2020 Grammy Awards

Donatella Versace was thrilled to dress a number of stars for the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.Following the ceremony held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the Italian designer, who oversees the Versace fashion house, took to Instagram to sh…

Donatella Versace was thrilled to dress a number of stars for the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

Following the ceremony held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the Italian designer, who oversees the Versace fashion house, took to Instagram to share images of the celebrities her team had outfitted for the annual music bash.

Alongside a snap of Lil Nas X in a hot pink suit and matching cowboy hat, she wrote, “Breathtaking @lilnasx … such a look!! Love it!!” while beside a picture of Lizzo rocking an Old Hollywood-inspired strapless white gown, the fashion star praised: “Such a #RedCarpet dream… Perfection! Lizzo!”

Elsewhere, members of the Versace atelier made the black ballgown sported by Camila Cabello for her red carpet entrance, as well as the lilac dress she wore to perform First Man during the show, and the sexy canary yellow number she slipped into later on.

Other designers to make outfits for multiple artists included Christian Siriano, who dreamed up glamorous looks for the likes of Shania Twain, Best New Artist nominee YOLA, Lizzo, and Demi Lovato.

“Demi, it was an honour to create for you tonight and WOW that was unbelievable! Love you!” he captioned a picture of the singer sporting a white ballgown while performing her new song Anyone.

Other standout looks on the night included the white beaded Ralph & Russo dress donned by Priyanka Chopra, the monogrammed Gucci number sported by multiple Grammy Award winner Billie Eilish, and the Cinderella-esque Giambattista Valli dress rocked by Ariana Grande as she made her red carpet entrance.

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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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Shoppers rush to get hands on Giambattista Valli x H&M collection

Shoppers have queued for hours to purchase items from the sought-after Giambattista Valli x H&M collection.Bosses at the Swedish retailer announced in May that they were teaming with the Italian designer on a capsule collection, with the line including…

Shoppers have queued for hours to purchase items from the sought-after Giambattista Valli x H&M collection.

Bosses at the Swedish retailer announced in May that they were teaming with the Italian designer on a capsule collection, with the line including fresh takes on Valli’s signature tulle dresses, gemstone-studded cardigans, ruffled tops, and embroidered coats.

The range went on sale online and in H&M boutiques on Thursday morning, with keen fans lining up around the block to get their hands on their favourite pieces in London.

“Every year I amaze myself with how quickly I can get up & to the Tube station when it involves @hm designer collabs…,” one user wrote on Twitter.

But while the red tulle dress Kendall Jenner models in the campaign sold out almost immediately, others were disappointed to miss out on their other top choices.

“In the queue since 7:50 and everything’s out of stock??!! How is that literally possible?” another asked.

At present, a number of pieces are still available to buy on the H&M website, though the short pink tulle dress, a sparkly minidress, a black ballgown with a sheer top, and black belt with lip motif are out of stock. Clothing and accessories are priced between $16 – $386 (£12.99 – £299.99).

Speaking about the partnership ahead of the launch, Valli commented, “I am excited about this collaboration: H&M gives me the opportunity to bring my vision of style and my celebration of beauty to a wider audience. The goal is to share my love for beauty and to be able to be part of everyone’s ‘happy moments’, to help create love stories all around the world.”

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Kendall Jenner feels ‘powerful’ wearing Giambattista Valli’s H&M collection

Kendall Jenner feels “powerful” whenever she wears a piece from her friend Giambattista Valli’s new H&M collaboration.The model has been tapped to front the campaign for the Italian designer’s highly anticipated collection for the Swedish high-street r…

Kendall Jenner feels “powerful” whenever she wears a piece from her friend Giambattista Valli’s new H&M collaboration.

The model has been tapped to front the campaign for the Italian designer’s highly anticipated collection for the Swedish high-street retailer, which will officially launch next month.

And Kendall, who also serves as a muse for the 53-year-old, is excited for the public to be able to wear Giambattista’s luxurious designs for a fraction of the price.

“I love the dramatic yet accessible silhouettes; they make me feel powerful and effortless, which is what being fabulous is all about, in my opinion,” she said in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar. “It’s also the personal touches throughout the collection that make me really connect to the pieces. It’s like wearing a little piece of Giamba himself.

“When you see his clothes and then get to wear them, it really has an effect on you but at the same time, you totally feel like yourself. That’s a special skill and a gift to the rest of us.”

The capsule collection features menswear and womenswear, with highlights including an extravagant red tulle dress and a delicately embroidered flowered gown.

“It’s all so beautiful. The level of detail is incredible, which is very Giambattista Valli, but there’s also this wonderful high-low mix of pieces that includes embellished sweatshirts and really fun jewellery,” the 23-year-old shared. “It’s going to be so amazing to see all these people around the world wearing the collection. I love the idea that the Valli universe is expanding and joining forces with H&M.”

The Giambattista Valli x H&M range will hit stores on 7 November.

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Kevin Jonas gets tattoo in honour of his wife

Kevin Jonas has paid tribute to his wife Danielle Jonas with a new tattoo.The popstar has posted a shot of the new ink, which depicts his wife in the bubblegum pink Giambattista Valli dress she wore in the Jonas Brothers’ music video for comeback hit S…

Kevin Jonas has paid tribute to his wife Danielle Jonas with a new tattoo.

The popstar has posted a shot of the new ink, which depicts his wife in the bubblegum pink Giambattista Valli dress she wore in the Jonas Brothers’ music video for comeback hit Sucker, on Instagram.

“Brand new addition to the fam,” Kevin captioned a picture of the silhouette design, which was created by tattoo artist Winter Stone. “So proud of this time in our life and getting to remember this with @daniellejonas forever!”

Stone, who has recently inked celebrities such as Chrissy Teigen and Miley Cyrus, also shared Kevin’s photo on Instagram.

“For his wife #singleneedle #delicatelysharp #1 #sucker #jonasbrothers #wife @kevinjonas wear it with pride!” he wrote.

Kevin and Danielle wed at a French-style chateau in Huntington, New York on 19 December 2009, after two years of dating. The couple shares two daughters – Alena Rose, five, and Valentina Angelina, two.

This isn’t the first family-orientated tattoo that the 31-year-old has on his body – he has “Dani” tattooed on his left ring finger, along with four doves symbolising his family, and his daughter’s favourite toys inked on his forearm.

Danielle starred alongside her sisters-in-law Sophie Turner and Priyanka Chopra in the slick music video for the Jonas Brothers’ comeback single Sucker, which debuted back in February.

Nick Jonas sweetly credited the success of the video to his and his brothers’ wives, which was shot at Hatfield House in England, and previously served as the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth I.

“We knew that context needed to be given about where we are now. And I think the biggest piece of that puzzle is those three incredible women who stand by our side,” the singer said in a recent interview with Cigar Aficionado. “And they stole the show in our video.”

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Giambattista Valli refused to let his H&M collaboration ‘be a parody’

Giambattista Valli was determined for his H&M collaboration to be “totally faithful” to his iconic designs.The Italian designer’s range for the high street retailer is set to be released next month, and in an interview with Vogue Australia, Valli expla…

Giambattista Valli was determined for his H&M collaboration to be “totally faithful” to his iconic designs.

The Italian designer’s range for the high street retailer is set to be released next month, and in an interview with Vogue Australia, Valli explained that the line is an “ABC” of what he’s done in his career so far.

“I’m couture, I’m ready-to-wear, a mix of everything. I want people to be able to wear one of my couture jackets over jeans. I like the idea of H&M in front of a Caravaggio,” he told the publication before going on to insist that his latest partnership won’t dilute his luxury label. “I don’t want Giambattista Valli x H&M to be a parody. I’m a perfectionist; I want the collection to be totally faithful and honest to the customer.”

Valli also wants to eradicate gender from his clothes and encouraged people to experiment with pieces from his upcoming collection.

“I like to remove the etiquette surrounding he and she and think about creativity and freedom. I thought about who the Valli girl surrounds herself with. There is a fluidity, with the women wearing one of the men’s jackets. Everybody’s free to interpret it their own way,” the 53-year-old shared.

The campaign for his collaboration is fronted by Kendall Jenner and was photographed in a private garden in Rome and at the Galleria Doria Pamphilj.

Valli is proud of the decadent adverts to promote the collection, and unashamedly admitted that he creates luxury clothes to make people feel good.

“I’m not a designer who dresses someone to go to work – my community is very jet set. I hate it when luxury houses make people feel they need to buy something, or else you aren’t cool,” he added.

The Giambattista Valli x H&M collection will hit shelves on 7 November.

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Kendall Jenner ‘took a risk’ wearing her first-ever Giambattista Valli dress

Kendall Jenner took a big risk when she wore her first-ever Giambattista Valli dress for the red carpet.The supermodel wore the flowered gown at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017, and revealed that it was one of the first looks that she had “a lot of fu…

Kendall Jenner took a big risk when she wore her first-ever Giambattista Valli dress for the red carpet.

The supermodel wore the flowered gown at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017, and revealed that it was one of the first looks that she had “a lot of fun with, in terms of taking risks with fashion and walking red carpets.”

“I wore a short little white dress with a floral print on it that had this long train that was blowing in the wind. It was so much fun; I remember I loved it and I felt so good in it,” Kendall told Vogue.com. “It was the first carpet where I was like, ‘I’m really going to go for it; I’m not just going to wear something simple and safe. I want to have fun with it.’ I feel like that was my first Giambattista Valli moment.”

The reality star is currently fronting the campaign for the Italian designer’s collaboration with high-street store H&M, which will be released on 7 November.

And when Valli called Kendall to ask her to be the face of his new collection, she signed up straightaway.

“I remember, I was trying on one of his dresses with my stylist for an event and we FaceTimed him to say hi and just show him the dress. He was like, ‘I have a surprise: I’m collaborating with H&M and I’d love for you to be a part of it.’ Considering he and I had such a great relationship, it was an easy yes,” Kendall explained.

The model already has a favourite piece from the collaboration – a fuchsia pink ruffled minidress – and said it was “really cool” the designer was giving more people an affordable opportunity to wear his creations.

“His dresses always make me feel powerful, elegant, confident. There’s something about how big and fun they are that throws you into a different world, like a character almost,” she shared. “They’re super affordable. It’s really cool to have a couture line at H&M.”

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Amber Valletta, Joan Smalls and Karen Elson model iconic Hollywood gowns

Amber Valletta, Joan Smalls, and Karen Elson have been selected to model iconic Hollywood gowns for the new issue of U.S. InStyle magazine.To mark the 25th anniversary of the publication, editor-in-chief Laura Brown decided to shoot a series of special…

Amber Valletta, Joan Smalls, and Karen Elson have been selected to model iconic Hollywood gowns for the new issue of U.S. InStyle magazine.

To mark the 25th anniversary of the publication, editor-in-chief Laura Brown decided to shoot a series of special subscriber covers depicting the top models wearing some of the industry’s most legendary red carpet dresses.

For one image, Valletta is seen standing on a city street while sporting the black Versace gown with gold safety pins that Elizabeth Hurley wore to a premiere in 1994, a second shows Elson posing in the pale pink Ralph Lauren ballgown Gwyneth Paltrow wore to collect her Oscar in 1999, and a third features Smalls in the huge pink Giambattista Valli dress that Rihanna chose for the 2015 Grammy Awards.

Reflecting on Hurley’s breakthrough fashion moment, Donatella Versace recalled to editors how she never once anticipated the daring design to garner so much controversy.

“I know, you’d expect something more interesting behind one of the most famous red-carpet dresses in history,” the Italian designer shared. “But as for many things, chance played a big role in making it all happen. No one could really fathom such an astonishing reaction, or that Liz would steal the spotlight from everyone else.”

The photoshoot was shot by Sebastian Faena and styled by Julia von Boehm, with the dresses secured by Rina Stone and Lizzy Oppenheimer.

Other pictures feature the sequinned Louis Vuitton dress worn by Alicia Vikander at the 2016 SAG Awards, the red Balenciaga dress donned by Nicole Kidman at the 2007 Academy Awards, the pale green one-shoulder Valentino number Jennifer Lopez chose for the 2003 Academy Awards, and the purple Rodarte dress worn by Natalie Portman to the 2011 Academy Awards, among many others.

“When we were planning our 25th anniversary issue, talk of course turned to legendary red carpet dresses. It’s easy to choose favourites and stick them in a story. What’s not, and what we’re so proud of, is securing 25 of the greatest dresses of the past 25 years and shooting them, out in the world, on the supermodels of today,” wrote Brown on Instagram. “The word ‘Iconic’ is overused in fashion, but it’s the only word for this.”

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