Donatella Versace has no plans to retire

Donatella Versace has no desire to slow down anytime soon.The Italian designer succeeded her sibling Gianni Versace as chief creative director at the fashion brand following his tragic murder at the age of 50 in 1997. Donatella remains highly involved …

Donatella Versace has no desire to slow down anytime soon.

The Italian designer succeeded her sibling Gianni Versace as chief creative director at the fashion brand following his tragic murder at the age of 50 in 1997.

Donatella remains highly involved in all aspects of the business, and in a new interview with Elle magazine, she explained that she remains devoted to building the company.

“I cannot live forever, I’m not gonna be here forever, and things change in fashion. I’m the first one open to changes,” the 64-year-old told the March 2020 issue of the publication, before joking: “Nobody wants me to step aside, and that’s terrible!”

In December 2018, Versace was acquired by Capri Holdings Limited, the parent company of Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo, and while the sale was a big decision for Donatella and her family, the fashion star couldn’t be happier with the way the business is now expanding.

“I was very careful about deciding something like this, which could change my life completely,” she commented. “I think the company needs to move ahead. I’m very happy about my choice, because Versace can grow faster.”

Donatella presented her fall/winter 2020 collection as part of Milan Fashion Week last Friday. Merging sexy separates with sportswear elements, the range included an athletic-inspired red minidress, sheer shirts with glittery animal prints, and sharp suiting with beaded lapels.

Kaia Gerber walked the runway in a tiger print faux fur coat and matching dress, Gigi Hadid rocked a black dress with exaggerated shoulders and the fashion house’s signature slashes, and Kendall Jenner closed the spectacle in a show-stopping metal mesh minidress featuring crystals on the neckline.

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Gigi Hadid credits Jean Paul Gaultier for early runway success

Gigi Hadid is grateful to Jean Paul Gaultier for helping her land her big catwalk break after facing criticism over her body shape.The model is now a go-to for top couturiers looking to showcase their looks on the runway, but when she first embarked on…

Gigi Hadid is grateful to Jean Paul Gaultier for helping her land her big catwalk break after facing criticism over her body shape.

The model is now a go-to for top couturiers looking to showcase their looks on the runway, but when she first embarked on her career, Hadid’s athletic figure didn’t do her any favours – until she caught Gaultier’s eye and scored a spot in his 2014 show in Paris.

“He was the first designer that let me walk on a runway in Paris, it was in his last ready-to-wear show,” she told i-D magazine. “At the time, I was still starting out in my career, I was coming out of high school, I still had my volleyball body. It was a body that I loved. I knew how hard I worked to have those muscles, to be curved in those places – I kind of miss it now. At the time, people were hard on me and tried to say that I didn’t have a runway body.”

Hadid recalled how Gaultier celebrated her slender form, instead of trying to hide it.

“For Jean Paul to have me at his last ready-to-wear show… not only to have me, but also to put me in an outfit that didn’t cover a lot… like, there were still stylists or designers at that time who were putting me in their shows, but putting me (in) something that really covered my body,” the 24-year-old added. “And so, for him to make me feel like he wanted me to shine in that way, it really meant a lot to me as a young model. And I know that he has done that for a lot of people.”

Hadid walked for the French designer during his last-ever haute couture catwalk show during Paris Couture Week in January. Gaultier had announced his plans to retire days before the presentation.

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Prada dishes up ‘uniforms of beauty’ for fall 20 line

Prada has offered up “uniforms of beauty” for its fall/winter 2020 womenswear collection.Creative director Miuccia Prada unveiled her latest line at the Fondazione Prada complex as part of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday, with the presentation attractin…

Prada has offered up “uniforms of beauty” for its fall/winter 2020 womenswear collection.

Creative director Miuccia Prada unveiled her latest line at the Fondazione Prada complex as part of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday, with the presentation attracting the likes of Gemma Arterton and Blackpink’s Lisa.

Regarding the inspiration for the range, a Prada spokesperson explained that the garments were designed to explore the way in which “delicacy can define strength”.

“Tools of glamour, uniforms of beauty. For #PradaFW20, a consideration of the strength of women, with an emphasis on an inherent authority found in that which is intrinsically feminine,” they commented.

To open, a model walked the runway in a grey blazer with wide lapels that was matched with a black fringed skirt and wide black leather belt.

Miuccia opted for a muted colour palette of grey, black, and beige fabrics throughout the 60-look line, which also included knitted separates, tailored suits worn with collared shirts and ties, as well as faux fur jackets.

Partway through the show, the designer once again subverted convention by pairing ladylike shirts or sheer dresses with ruffled necklines with more traditional menswear garments such as boxy jackets. Models such as Kaia Gerber and Gigi Hadid also carried the new handbag silhouette for the season – a square-shaped leather tote with briefcase vibe.

A little sparkle was apparent in pastel lemon and purple beaded dresses that were accessorised with grey tights and puffy headbands, while other highlights included long coats covered in layers of fringed fabric and black satin two-piece outfits printed with an abstract white floral motif.

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Moschino channels Marie Antoinette for fall 20 collection

Jeremy Scott has channelled Marie Antoinette with his latest Moschino collection.The creative director of the Italian label unveiled his fall/winter 2020 line as part of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday, with the likes of Chiara Ferragni, Yolanda Hadid, …

Jeremy Scott has channelled Marie Antoinette with his latest Moschino collection.

The creative director of the Italian label unveiled his fall/winter 2020 line as part of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday, with the likes of Chiara Ferragni, Yolanda Hadid, and Saweetie all perched on the front row.

Titled Let Them Eat Moschino, Scott once again stuck to his signature camp aesthetic and scattered the range with references to portraits of the last Queen of France before the French Revolution in 1789, as well as to the famous phrase she was believed to have once uttered.

Regarding the concept, the designer told Vogue backstage that he had been influenced by the political divisions around the world occurring at present, especially in relation to protests in Hong Kong, Brexit in the U.K., and backlash over some of U.S. President Donald Trump’s more controversial policies. Yet, rather than offering up a very serious spectacle, he opted instead to spark a sense of delight within the audience.

“All I can do is offer respite,” he shared. “Even if you continue to fight, you need that moment of joy. We all need something uplifting. My role on this earth has only ever been to spread joy and bring happiness.”

To open, model Deirdre Firinne took to the catwalk in a gold embroidered denim dress with extremely wide skirt along with matching lace-up boots and an enormous wig courtesy of hairstylist Paul Hanlon.

A parade of similarly dramatic outfits followed, though Scott interspersed them with ladylike metallic suits, whimsical printed dresses, and candy-striped ballgowns.

Highlights included a black outfit with Moschino logo as worn by Irina Shayk, with the look topped off with layers of ’80s-style chain necklaces, and Bella Hadid in a white dress with wide skirt which was matched with a cropped black leather jacket.

And the fashion star saved his most couture creations till last, with Joan Smalls concluding the presentation by wearing a dress that resembled a tiered cake, and Gigi Hadid stepping out in a coat made entirely of faux red and pink roses.

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Carine Roitfeld and Gigi Hadid pay tribute to late Karl Lagerfeld

Carine Roitfeld and Gigi Hadid have remembered Karl Lagerfeld on the first anniversary of his death.The German couturier, who oversaw Chanel, Fendi, and his own namesake brand, passed away at the age of 85 on 19 February 2019 from complications of panc…

Carine Roitfeld and Gigi Hadid have remembered Karl Lagerfeld on the first anniversary of his death.

The German couturier, who oversaw Chanel, Fendi, and his own namesake brand, passed away at the age of 85 on 19 February 2019 from complications of pancreatic cancer.

One year on, the fashion world continues to mourn Lagerfeld, with French editor Roitfeld leading the tributes on Wednesday.

“I miss you,” she simply captioned a black-and-white snap of herself and the iconic designer.

Hadid also posted a snap of herself at an event with Lagerfeld and wrote, “Karl (heart emoji) we miss you so much!”

The fashion star’s longtime Fendi colleague, Silvia Venturini Fendi, uploaded a happy image of them together too, along with the word, “Forever.”

Elsewhere, representatives for the Karl Lagerfeld brand shared a clip of him filming a TV advertisement in his signature black suit, white shirt, fingerless gloves, and sunglasses.

“THE REAL KARL. This enchanting behind-the-scenes footage has never been shared before. It reveals a side of Karl that few people saw – light-hearted, funny and sincere – as he unconsciously switches between French and German. Thank you, Karl, with love forever from your team,” they commented.

Others to share tributes on social media included model Ines de la Fressange, stylist Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, and Lagerfeld’s longtime friend Sebastien Jondeau.

Meanwhile, Christian Dior Beauty’s Peter Philips added: “One year already, can’t believe how fast time goes by. Missing those little moments, some are sharp some are blurry, but all of them are precious. Karl Lagerfeld, the great!”

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Burberry opts for equestrian chic for fall 20

Burberry has harnessed equestrian chic for its fall/winter 2020 collection.Creative director Riccardo Tisci unveiled his latest line at Kensington Olympia as part of London Fashion Week on Monday, with the presentation drawing in over 800 guests, inclu…

Burberry has harnessed equestrian chic for its fall/winter 2020 collection.

Creative director Riccardo Tisci unveiled his latest line at Kensington Olympia as part of London Fashion Week on Monday, with the presentation drawing in over 800 guests, including celebrities such as Cate Blanchett, Naomi Campbell, Luka Sabbat, FKA Twigs, Jacob Elordi, and Hunter Schafer.

Titled Memories, Italy-born Tisci explained in his show notes that he was inspired by his first travels to the British capital as a young man, as well as the central codes of the heritage house.

“Moving back to London recently – a city I first discovered as a young student – gave me a real sense of nostalgia. It was the place where I learnt to be myself and a city where I gained the confidence to be the man that I am today. I have this strong feeling of pride when I think about the early days of my career, when I was an emerging designer still learning my craft and taking inspiration wherever I could find it,” he shared. “The memory of this special and formative time in my life is what has influenced this collection – from the places I visited and the people that surrounded me to the music that inspired me. It is this side of my personal journey that I wanted to blend with the codes and language that I have started to define here at Burberry.”

To open, model Astrid Voss took to the catwalk in a belted brown coat with dramatic feather detailing on the lapels and sleeves. Tisci then unveiled similar silhouettes featuring Burberry’s signature tan fabric and check print, with much of the line focused on layered separates ideal for the cooler months. An equestrian influence was apparent in duffel coats, quilted jackets, long collarless coats, jodhpurs, and fluted skirts, with Kendall Jenner sporting a checked top with black detailing and long white skirt and Gigi Hadid modelling a black jumpsuit and colour-blocked jacket.

Elsewhere, Tisci introduced the new Olympia bag collection, featuring a shoulder bag in three sizes and a crossbody bag, and concluded the spectacle by having a parade of models walk the runway in sparkly dresses featuring strong shoulders and sparkly fringing.

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Miley Cyrus makes surprise appearance during Marc Jacobs’ runway show

Miley Cyrus made a surprise appearance on the catwalk during Marc Jacobs’ fashion show on Wednesday night.The designer unveiled his latest fall/winter 2020 collection at the Park Avenue Armory as part of New York Fashion Week, with the spectacle drawin…

Miley Cyrus made a surprise appearance on the catwalk during Marc Jacobs’ fashion show on Wednesday night.

The designer unveiled his latest fall/winter 2020 collection at the Park Avenue Armory as part of New York Fashion Week, with the spectacle drawing in the likes of Sofia Coppola, Nicki Minaj, Yolanda Hadid, and Stephanie Seymour, and top models including Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Karlie Kloss, and Kaia Gerber.

But instead of joining the audience as she usually does, Cyrus chose to get in on the action partway through the presentation, where she modelled a black bralet, matching trousers, and carried a zebra print coat.

Taking to Instagram after the show, Cyrus posted a video showing her seriously strutting her stuff, and the clip quickly attracted over five million views and comments from her celebrity pals.

Hailey Bieber wrote, “YUP. STOMP QUEEN,” Kloss posted, “Best of both worlds,” and Georgia Fowler penned, “Incredible.” Naomi Campbell simply posted a string of fire emojis.

Cyrus, 27, is a longtime friend of Jacobs and previously collaborated with him in 2013 for a charity T-shirt line, which featured the slogan “Protect the Skin You’re In.”

She also appeared in the designer’s spring 2014 campaign, and they reunited to co-design a pink hoodie to raise funds for Planned Parenthood last year.

Jacobs has long been one of Cyrus’s go-to designers – she wore an outfit from his fall/winter 2013 collection to the Met Gala a few months after he showcased the line.

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Marc Jacobs celebrates ‘chaos and form’ with fall 20 line

Marc Jacobs has celebrated the intersection of “chaos and form” with his fall/winter 2020 collection.The designer unveiled his latest line at the Park Avenue Armory as part of New York Fashion Week on Wednesday night, with the spectacle drawing in the …

Marc Jacobs has celebrated the intersection of “chaos and form” with his fall/winter 2020 collection.

The designer unveiled his latest line at the Park Avenue Armory as part of New York Fashion Week on Wednesday night, with the spectacle drawing in the likes of Naomi Campbell, Sofia Coppola, Nicki Minaj, Yolanda Hadid, and Stephanie Seymour.

To kick off the presentation, Karole Armitage, known as the “punk ballerina”, took to the stage to perform a show-stopping abstract dance.

“Our fall/winter 2020 collection celebrates the intersection of chaos and form, the rituals of getting dressed and the power of storytelling through movement as a gesture into possibility,” a brand representation wrote on Instagram. “Marc Jacobs celebrates the power of storytelling through the movements of legendary and renowned choreographer and dancer, Karole Armitage. Karole’s talent and genius is in her ability to dismiss the discipline of her craft by challenging conventional gestures. Her abrupt, fierce and sometimes violent articulations brings the cultural influences of today into conversation with a past New York I will forever love, not for longing of time passed but for moments that are timeless in reference.”

A troupe of dancers continued to perform in the background as the show began, with a model opening in a lemon-yellow coat and matching leggings. A series of similar numbers in pale pink and white followed, with Kaia Gerber wearing a pale yellow faux fur coat and matching hat.

However, Jacobs then dropped in a variety of eclectic looks, such as a spotted coat, red dress with white Peter Pan collar, a light blue pea coat, a red tartan jumpsuit, and a grey tweed suit.

Other highlights included a black sequin evening gown as worn by Bella Hadid, a white suit and red beret as modelled by Gigi Hadid, singer Miley Cyrus in a black bralet and trouser combination, as well as Karlie Kloss in a white gown with a high-neck top and long silk skirt.

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Gigi Hadid joins expert committee for LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers

Gigi Hadid is to help judge the upcoming LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers.The 24-year-old will work alongside 68 people from the world of fashion and media, including Italian model and influencer Chiara Ferragni, in an effort by the organisers of…

Gigi Hadid is to help judge the upcoming LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers.

The 24-year-old will work alongside 68 people from the world of fashion and media, including Italian model and influencer Chiara Ferragni, in an effort by the organisers of the competition to appeal to a younger audience.

Gigi will also serve as ambassador in March, when the semi-finalists show their collections to a panel of industry figures, according to editors at WWD.

The model joins influencers Caroline Daur and Leaf Greener, and six other newcomers, including Ibrahim Kamara, senior fashion editor at large for i-D magazine, Natalie Kingham from Matches fashion, and Moda Operandi co-founder Lauren Santo Domingo.

Delphine Arnault, executive vice president of Louis Vuitton, thanked the new additions for the “commitment” to the prestigious fashion prize.

“They are witnesses and essential actors of fashion. Their vision helps to discover the most promising talents. I would like to thank them warmly for their loyalty and commitment to our cause,” she said in a statement.

The winner will be decided by a jury comprised of designers from top LVMH fashion houses such as Marc Jacobs, Fendi, Christian Dior, and Givenchy.

The prize is open to designers under the age of 40 who have presented and sold at least two collections of women’s, men’s or unisex ready-to-wear.

A cash prize of $330,000 (£254,000), plus a year of coaching from experts, is up for grabs.

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Paris Jackson ‘will never forget’ walking in Jean Paul Gaultier’s final show

Paris Jackson will “never forget” making her runway debut at Jean Paul Gaultier’s final couture show.The French designer announced his retirement plans earlier this month and went out with a bang by holding a star-studded party-like fashion presentatio…

Paris Jackson will “never forget” making her runway debut at Jean Paul Gaultier’s final couture show.

The French designer announced his retirement plans earlier this month and went out with a bang by holding a star-studded party-like fashion presentation during Paris Couture Week last week.

Models such as Irina Shayk, Gigi and Bella Hadid, and Karlie Kloss took to the runway at the Theatre du Chatelet, but the most surprising member of the catwalk line-up was Paris, who rocked a ’60s-inspired bohemian chic look which was comprised of a printed robe with a long train, a psychedelic patterned top, colourful snakeskin trousers, and wedge platform sandals.

Speaking to Miss Vogue about the experience, the actress/musician confessed how nervous she was during the casting process and just before her walk.

“I was very nervous during the casting, but once I had the final look on it felt pretty natural,” she explained. “I had been doing a few walks for Jean Paul when he said, ‘I’ll see you tomorrow.’ I almost screamed out of excitement, as that was his way of letting me know I got it. The whole experience is one I’ll never forget.

“I was very nervous during the moments leading up to the walk, but once I stepped out there, all the anxiety faded away. The rush I got afterwards was similar to the one I get when I get off stage after performing with my band.”

Paris, who is the daughter of Michael Jackson, shared that she hopes to do more catwalk shows in the future and will always be grateful for being part of such an epic fashion moment.

“I’m truly grateful to have been a part of such a memorable and legendary night that will most definitely go down in fashion history,” the 21-year-old added.

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