Kaia Gerber ‘liberated’ by her new Kurt Cobain-inspired haircut

Kaia Gerber felt “liberated” after getting her long hair chopped into a shaggy bob inspired by Kurt Cobain’s signature hairstyle.The 18-year-old model decided to get rid of her long, flowing brunette locks after completing a job, as she felt pressure t…

Kaia Gerber felt “liberated” after getting her long hair chopped into a shaggy bob inspired by Kurt Cobain’s signature hairstyle.

The 18-year-old model decided to get rid of her long, flowing brunette locks after completing a job, as she felt pressure to keep her hair in a certain style to help her career.

“For so long, I felt this pressure to have the long, pretty hair that everyone expects you to have,” Gerber told Vogue Australia. “Then I asked myself who I was doing that for – I could cut my hair if I wanted to cut my hair. And I did.”

She added that her muse for the new look was late rocker Cobain, the lead singer of ’90s rock band Nirvana.

“I definitely feel more ‘me’. It gave me more individuality. It’s also just easier. I think every woman at least once in her life should feel the liberation of cutting her hair off. It felt very cleansing; it was actually a weight off my shoulders,” the daughter of famed supermodel Cindy Crawford explained.

Gerber debuted her new look on the runway during Milan Fashion Week, as she walked for designers including Alberta Ferretti, Max Mara, and Prada.

The star insisted hairstylist Guido Palau work his magic on her locks and told him that if he didn’t cut her hair, she would just go to a regular hair salon.

“I asked her if she wanted to save it for a show or an editorial, and she said, ‘No, if you don’t do it, I’m just going to get it done around the corner.’ She had a very strong opinion about (what she wanted to do),” Palau told the magazine.

And Gerber teased the possibility of more transformative looks in the future.

“Every time I see Guido, I ask him to cut it more, just a little bit. It’s so freeing and I love having it off my shoulders,” she gushed.

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British Vogue editor pleased to see Kaia Gerber ‘in the trenches’ with other models

British Vogue’s Edward Enninful is happy to see Kaia Gerber “in the trenches” with other models.The rising fashion star, who is the daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, has already landed campaigns for the likes of Versace, Jimmy Choo, and Karl…

British Vogue’s Edward Enninful is happy to see Kaia Gerber “in the trenches” with other models.

The rising fashion star, who is the daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, has already landed campaigns for the likes of Versace, Jimmy Choo, and Karl Lagerfeld.

British Vogue editor-in-chief Enninful also tapped Gerber to be on the cover of the October 2019 issue of the publication, and in an accompanying article, praised the model’s commitment and professionalism.

“That Kaia has become one of the brightest faces in modelling is a personal delight to me,” he wrote. “I have known Cindy Crawford, her supermodel mother, since the ’90s, so it’s wonderful to now work with her daughter, who is as driven, hardworking and beautiful as Cindy is. It always pleases me that, every season, despite coming from privilege, I see Kaia in the trenches with the other models, doing show after show, always on time and with a kind word for everyone. That’s the way to do it.”

In the cover image, Gerber poses in a black and white ensemble from Valentino. Guido Palau and Pat McGrath were behind her hair and make-up, Joe McKenna was the stylist, Jin Soon Choi was in charge of the manicure, with Steven Meisel helming the photoshoot.

And in a post sharing the news on her Instagram page, Gerber commented that the prestigious gig was the “best” birthday present, as she celebrates turning 18 on 3 September.

“October issue of @britishvogue by #stevenmeisel is out! thank you @edward_enninful for the best birthday present, and to everyone involved #joemckenna, @guidopalau, @patmcgrathreal, and @jinsoonchoi,” she gushed.

The October issue of British Vogue hits newsstands on 6 September.

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Christy Turlington stars alongside Marc Jacobs in his fall 19 campaign

Christy Turlington has been tapped to appear opposite Marc Jacobs in the fall 2019 campaign for his high-end clothing brand.In recent years, the supermodel has taken a step away from the fashion world to focus on her family and charity projects, but sh…

Christy Turlington has been tapped to appear opposite Marc Jacobs in the fall 2019 campaign for his high-end clothing brand.

In recent years, the supermodel has taken a step away from the fashion world to focus on her family and charity projects, but she came out of retirement to close Jacobs’s fall/winter 2019 show held during New York Fashion Week in February.

Following the runway show, Turlington posed with Jacobs for photographer Steven Meisel, and the designer has now used those black-and-white images for his new marketing imagery.

“My friendship with Christy began in 1987. Over these past decades she has always shown up for me. Always. After closing our RUNWAY FALL 2019 MARC JACOBS show, Christy agreed to be photographed for our campaign,” he wrote on his Instagram page alongside a snap of Turlington standing in a ballgown while he reclines on the ground. “The results are stunning and the day in the studio with her, Steven and the crew was a day I will always cherish. It is a great gift to continue to create new memories with her.”

Katie Grand styled the photoshoot, while Pat McGrath was in charge of make-up and Guido Palau did the hair. Another image posted online shows Turlington and Jacobs standing side-by-side, which the 56-year-old captioned: “Christy and me by Steven. What more could I dream of?”

And Turlington, 50, appeared to be pleased with the results too, as she uploaded two of the photos to her Instagram page and commented, “Anything for Marc, always…So excited to see the first of these images taken by #stevenmeisel with @themarcjacobs.”

A number of the mother-of-two’s celebrity pals praised the photos as well, with Rachel Zoe, Eva Herzigova, Niki Taylor, Naomi Campbell, and Anna Sui all leaving messages in the comments section.

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Kaia Gerber fronting Versace’s ‘luxury-grunge’ campaign for fall 19

Kaia Gerber has been tapped to front Versace’s “luxury-grunge” fall/winter 2019 campaign.The model, who is the daughter of Cindy Crawford, has had a long relationship with creative director Donatella Versace, having made her modelling debut for the Ita…

Kaia Gerber has been tapped to front Versace’s “luxury-grunge” fall/winter 2019 campaign.

The model, who is the daughter of Cindy Crawford, has had a long relationship with creative director Donatella Versace, having made her modelling debut for the Italian label’s junior line when she was 10 years old.

Kaia has since gone on to appear in runway shows and campaigns for Versace, and on Tuesday, executives announced that she is one of the faces of the new campaign.

In the main image, the 17-year-old is seen sporting a furry jacket and green knit jumper, while sitting beside a leather handbag featuring a Baroque-style pattern. However, she is also wearing a messy blonde wig, slash of red lipstick, and has had her eyebrows bleached.

In the caption, a Versace rep simply wrote, “Introducing the #VersaceFW19 advertising campaign, that manifests the luxury-grunge aesthetic seen on the runway.”

Donatella oversaw the photoshoot, while Ferdinando Verderi was creative director, Pat McGrath was in charge of the make-up, and Guido Palau did the hairstyling.

Kaia also uploaded the snap to her Instagram page, with many of her four million followers commenting that she appeared almost unrecognisable.

“Wowwwwwww,” wrote Lily Aldridge, while one of Cindy’s fellow model pals, Gail Elliott, commented, “Gorgeous Kaia…! How amazing, Cindy!! GE.”

In other snaps from the campaign, Bente Oort sports an eclectic outfit comprised of a silky chemise, tweed skirt, and leopard-print jacket, while in an accompanying film, Donatella and models Anok Yai and Maike Inga are seen rocking out and playing instruments.

“Grunge is the new black. Next gig at Donatella’s basement,” Anok captioned the clip.

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Shalom Harlow poses up a storm for Versace’s spring 19 campaign

Shalom Harlow has displayed her legendary posing skills in Versace’s new spring 19 campaign.The Canadian supermodel, who rose to fame in the late ’90s, made a surprise appearance at the Italian fashion house’s Milan Fashion Week show in September (18),…

Shalom Harlow has displayed her legendary posing skills in Versace’s new spring 19 campaign.

The Canadian supermodel, who rose to fame in the late ’90s, made a surprise appearance at the Italian fashion house’s Milan Fashion Week show in September (18), following a six-year hiatus from the catwalk.

Now, Versace creative director Donatella Versace has taken to Instagram to share snaps from the collection’s accompanying marketing imagery, with one image showing Shalom posing in a floral jumpsuit with her hair styled into a wild mane of curls.

“Introducing the new #VersaceSS19campaign featuring @shalomharlow in perfect Versace stance,” the photo was captioned.

The shoot was photographed by Steven Meisel, while Pat McGrath was in charge of the make-up and Guido Palau did the hairstyles.

Additionally, Donatella shared a short video depicting Shalom dancing around the studio.

“Shalom serving us 200%!! Brava @shalomharlow! #VersaceSS19 #VersaceEverywhere#makingof #behindthescenes,” the designer wrote alongside the clip.

Shalom uploaded the same footage along with the words, “Feeling the Electrical Current Pulse”.

The video quickly racked up thousands of views, with many models praising the 45-year-old’s style.

“Yesssss love this!!!!” wrote Doutzen Kroes in the comments section, while Lily Aldridge added: “So major!!!”

Other stars to appear in Versace’s spring campaign include Bella Hadid and Irina Shayk, with the models showing off boldly printed separates and silk slip dresses, all accessorised with colourful leather purses, branded bucket hats, and heavy gold jewellery.

“New Versace #SS19 Campaign by my fairy God father #stevenmeisel (sic),” commented Bella alongside a photo on her Instagram page showing her posing in a yellow and pink dress with sheer black fabric draped over the bodice.

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Donatella Versace clarifies pronunciation of her surname

Donatella Versace has clarified the pronunciation of her surname in her latest advertising campaign.The Italian fashion designer, who has run the brand since the tragic murder of her brother Gianni in 1997, unveiled the marketing ads for her fall/winte…

Donatella Versace has clarified the pronunciation of her surname in her latest advertising campaign.

The Italian fashion designer, who has run the brand since the tragic murder of her brother Gianni in 1997, unveiled the marketing ads for her fall/winter 2018 collection entitled The Clans of Versace over the weekend (14-15Jul18).

In one of the videos posted on social media, Donatella and models such as Kaia Gerber and Bella Hadid are depicted educating followers on the correct way of saying Versace.

“It’s Versace not Versachee,” Donatella and her pals explain in the clip.

In addition to setting the record straight on her name, the fashion star also released the “longest-ever” advertising image featuring 54 models as part of her new campaign.

Photographed by Steven Meisel and directed by Ferdinando Verderi, the imagery features a diverse array of models, such as Stella Maxwell, Hiandra Martinez, Imaan Hammam and Shanelle Nyasiase, posing in a variety of colourful numbers.

Make-up maven Pat McGrath acted as the beauty director for the shoot while Guido Palau was in charge of the models’ hair.

“The #VersaceFW18 campaign features the longest-ever advertising image. Side by side, the main image features a cast of fifty-four models symbolising inclusivity, a key value for Artistic Director, @Donatella_Versace and her vision for the brand,” a representative captioned part of the image posted on Versace’s official Instagram page.

“This image made up of 54 models is a true representation of clans that embody everything Versace stands for – diversity expressed together with innovation in the fearless representation of what it means to be daring.

“The longest Versace line up is made up of a mega mix of personalities – from super models to young new talent in looks that are all about confidence.”

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Marc Jacobs brings back ’80s drama for fall 18 collection

Marc Jacobs has unveiled a dramatic collection full of ’80s style references for fall/winter 2018.The designer presented his latest line at the Park Avenue Armory as part of New York Fashion Week on Wednesday night (14Feb18), with celebrities such as C…

Marc Jacobs has unveiled a dramatic collection full of ’80s style references for fall/winter 2018.

The designer presented his latest line at the Park Avenue Armory as part of New York Fashion Week on Wednesday night (14Feb18), with celebrities such as Cardi B, Lil’ Kim, Sofia Coppola and Bebe Rexha all perched on the front row.

Taking inspiration from the bold silhouettes designers such as Yves Saint Laurent and Emanuel Ungaro unveiled three decades ago, the show opened with model Ariel Nicholson Murtagh sporting a large crimson coat with oversize shoulders and matching scarf that was topped off with a sharp black hat.

Jacobs had a parade of similar coats follow, in violet, emerald green and mustard yellow, all of which were matched with leather trousers and black gloves.

There was also an eye-catching teal satin shirt with large bow detailing at the collar paired with dark yellow wide-leg trousers and brogues, as well as large knit sweaters, tops with balloon sleeves, a polka dot shirt tucked into high-waisted leggings, and jumpers with diagonal racing stripes.

Many looks evoked Grace Jones’ iconic style, with one model sporting a black high neck PVC trench coat which was accessorised with a faux fur stole, black hat and blue leather purse.

Winnie Harlow walked the runway in an oversize brown tweed suit with a gold flourish at the neckline, while Taylor Hill strutted her stuff in a blue and purple tartan skirt, blue satin shirt, and dark purple leather jacket.

Nearly all of the models donned the same black hat for the show, but Jacobs had hairstylist Guido Palau and colourist Josh Wood give nine of the women bold geometric haircuts with a strip of colour.

Closing the show with a bang, Jacobs offered up several items of eveningwear, including a black and green satin dress with bubble skirt and a strapless gown featuring blue floral print and dramatic black velvet detailing.

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Gigi and Bella Hadid nab British Vogue covers

Gigi Hadid and her sister Bella Hadid are British Vogue’s latest cover stars.The American models are the among the hottest names in the fashion industry at the moment and have now been tapped to front the March 2018 edition of the U.K. publication. Pho…

Gigi Hadid and her sister Bella Hadid are British Vogue’s latest cover stars.

The American models are the among the hottest names in the fashion industry at the moment and have now been tapped to front the March 2018 edition of the U.K. publication.

Photographed by Steven Meisel, Gigi and her younger sibling are both depicted gazing at the camera while wearing one-shoulder gunmetal grey gowns from Versace, with British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful explaining that the inspiration behind the shoot was spring trends.

“Sisters reunited. As the most in-demand sisters in the fashion industry, it’s more common to see @bellahadid and @gigihadid apart,” he captioned a shot of the models posing together uploaded onto his Instagram page on Tuesday (30Jan18). “However, the sisters reunited for the March 2018 issue of @britishvogue cover story.”

The shoot was styled by Joe McKenna, while Guido Palau was in charge of hair, Jin Soon Choi did manicures and make-up maven Pat McGrath gave the girls dewy skin and a swipe of metallic eyeshadow across their lids.

Gigi, 22, took to Instagram to share her cover image, captioning the shot, “Very honored to be your March cover girl @britishvogue @edward_enninful with my sissy @bellahadid on a second cover,” while 21-year-old Bella wrote: “All my love to you sweet, sweet @edward_enninful and all at @britishvogue for having my beautiful sissy @gigihadid and I share the March cover showing how similar we really are.”

In addition, the girls’ mother Yolanda Hadid also shared the images on her social media pages, writing that she was “so proud”.

The latest issue of British Vogue goes on sale on Friday (02Feb18).

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