Dita Von Teese thrilled to walk in Jean Paul Gaultier’s final couture show

Dita Von Teese was delighted to make an appearance during Jean Paul Gaultier’s final couture show.The legendary French designer announced his retirement plans in a statement posted to social media last weekend, and on Wednesday night, staged his final …

Dita Von Teese was delighted to make an appearance during Jean Paul Gaultier’s final couture show.

The legendary French designer announced his retirement plans in a statement posted to social media last weekend, and on Wednesday night, staged his final catwalk show at the Theatre du Chatelet as part of Paris Couture Week.

The extravaganza drew in a number of top models, including Bella and Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, and Irina Shayk, as well as Gaultier’s go-to muses such as Karen Elson, Coco Rocha, and burlesque star Von Teese.

“What a night it was! I’m so grateful to have been part of @jpgaultierofficial’s final #hautecoutureshow, with so many of his muses and friends present! Jean Paul has always celebrated individually and beauty in many forms, and in all stages of life in a completely authentic way,” she posted on Instagram alongside a photo of her walking the runway in a blush pink satin corset dress made from belts. “I’m glad that being inclusive has become something brands feel compelled to do now, but #jeanpaulgaultier has been a champion for inclusiveness and diversity consistently, and genuinely, all along, because he truly believes in it.”

Von Teese went on to urge Gaultier’s fans to check out his Fashion Freak Show revues, which have previously been staged in Paris and London.

“I’m thankful to Mr. Gautier not just for shining the spotlight on me over the past 18 years, but for creating this joyful space that truly celebrates beauty in many forms. I can’t wait to witness the next chapter for Jean Paul. And, as his #FashionFreakShow tours, try to go see it, because it captures the magic of being at his runway shows in a fantastic way,” the 47-year-old added.

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Paris Jackson makes runway debut during Jean Paul Gaultier’s final show

Paris Jackson made her runway debut at Jean Paul Gaultier’s final show during Paris Couture Week on Wednesday night. The French fashion designer shocked fans last week when he announced that his Paris Couture Week presentation would be his last haute c…

Paris Jackson made her runway debut at Jean Paul Gaultier’s final show during Paris Couture Week on Wednesday night.

The French fashion designer shocked fans last week when he announced that his Paris Couture Week presentation would be his last haute couture runway, and he made sure he went out with a bang by turning the star-studded catwalk show at the Theatre du Chatelet into a party.

One of the most surprising additions to his line-up was Paris, daughter of the late Michael Jackson, who hit the runway in 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. She topped the look off with colourful beaded jewellery and a green headband.

The 21-year-old later shared footage of her walk on Instagram and wrote in the caption, “Absolutely honoured and deeply grateful @jpgaultierofficial.”

In the comments, Naomi Campbell gave her seal of approval by calling the look “beautiful”.

Burlesque star Dita Von Teese also brought a little celebrity glitter to the show, strutting the runway in a sexy outfit crafted from belts and a corset, while Culture Club singer Boy George performed during the finale.

Models including Gigi and Bella Hadid, Winnie Harlow, Irina Shayk, Karlie Kloss, and Joan Smalls all made an appearance, alongside Gaultier muses such as Karen Elson and Coca Rocha, who performed an Irish dance down the runway.

The event brought out many industry icons who wanted to catch Gaultier’s final fashion show too. Carla Bruni, Eva Herzigova, and fellow designer Christian Louboutin were among the famous faces in the audience.

Opening the show, the retiring Gaultier urged his fans to recycle their clothes, stating, “In my first show and this, my last, there are creations made with the jeans I’ve worn. It’s the most beautiful of materials. Like a lot of humans, it becomes even more beautiful as it gets older.”

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Jean Paul Gaultier takes final bow at star-studded couture show

Jean Paul Gaultier has concluded his 50-year fashion career with a star-studded runway spectacle.The legendary French designer announced his retirement plans in a statement posted to social media last weekend, and on Wednesday night, staged his final c…

Jean Paul Gaultier has concluded his 50-year fashion career with a star-studded runway spectacle.

The legendary French designer announced his retirement plans in a statement posted to social media last weekend, and on Wednesday night, staged his final catwalk show at the Theatre du Chatelet as part of Paris Couture Week.

The extravaganza drew in a number of celebrities, including Nicolas Ghesquiere, Christian Lacroix, Carla Bruni, and Christian Louboutin, but at the opening, Gaultier called for fans to embrace sustainability and recycle their clothes.

“In my first show and this, my last, there are creations made with the jeans I’ve worn,” he told the crowd. “It’s the most beautiful of materials. Like a lot of humans, it becomes even more beautiful as it gets older.”

As promised, Gaultier offered guests a party, with the presentation opening with Karlie Kloss standing in the centre of the stage and opening a black coffin, to reveal model Issa Lish standing in a frilled white minidress inside.

Lish then took to the catwalk and was followed by a parade of models in quirky ensembles, such as a white dress covered in gloves, a top made from a tuxedo jacket, and a black tulle dress with images of Japanese art attached to the front.

Many of the 67-year-old’s key motifs were also included, with one model sporting a jumpsuit that resembled the conical bra he created for Madonna in the 1990s, burlesque star Dita Von Teese posing in an outfit made from a satin corset and belts, Gigi Hadid in a sailor uniform-inspired look, Karen Elson in a corseted number, and Irina Shayk in a Goth-inspired black tulle ballgown.

The event also featured special appearances from Joan Smalls, Paris Jackson, who made her runway debut, Erin O’Connor, as well as Coco Rocha, who did an Irish dance on the catwalk, as she also did back in 2007.

To conclude, Boy George performed a song during the finale, with the models applauding Gaultier as he proceeded to take his bow.

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Cindy Crawford and Irina Shayk star in Carine Roitfeld’s wearable calendar

Cindy Crawford and Irina Shayk are among the stars who feature in Carine Roitfeld’s new T-shirt calendar.For the 2020 edition of the CR Calendar, the former editor of Vogue Paris decided to ditch the traditional paper version in favour of creating 12 r…

Cindy Crawford and Irina Shayk are among the stars who feature in Carine Roitfeld’s new T-shirt calendar.

For the 2020 edition of the CR Calendar, the former editor of Vogue Paris decided to ditch the traditional paper version in favour of creating 12 recycled cotton T-shirts which each feature a model striking a pose to represent their associated star sign.

Shot by Brianna Capozzi, the project features Cindy underwater for Pisces, Irina as Capricorn, Doutzen Kroes under a waterfall for Aquarius, Stella Maxwell in brown thigh-high boots as Taurus, and Candice Swanepoel in a complex yoga pose for Libra.

Carine told WWD that she wanted to create the T-shirt calendar for 2020, as opposed to a traditional paper one, in an effort to be more sustainable.

“We have to change, no? We have to make surprise,” she explained. “We did two already and did so many before with Vogue Paris so we decided to do a T-shirt because, first of all, less paper, so it’s more eco-friendly.”

All of the models posed for the calendar for free and 100 per cent of the proceeds from sales of the T-shirts will go to their chosen charities.

Roitfeld explained she was drawn to using star signs for the unique calendar because horoscopes are a big deal in the fashion industry.

“In fashion, people really ask it,” the 65-year-old shared. “Even Riccardo Tisci, one of the first things he asks someone when he meets them is ‘what is your sign.’ People are very excited to know the sign of the other one. It’s a way to break the ice.”

She also believes that working with a people who have a specific star sign is the key to success.

“Twenty-five years working with Tom Ford. He’s a Virgo. I’m a Virgo. 10 years with Karl Lagerfeld. He was a Virgo. I’m a Virgo,” she mused.

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Adut Akech thrilled to win Model of the Year at The Fashion Awards 2019

Adut Akech has shared her excitement over winning the Model of the Year award at The Fashion Awards 2019.The model, who was born in South Sudan and raised in Adelaide, Australia, is quickly building up a reputation as one to watch in the fashion indust…

Adut Akech has shared her excitement over winning the Model of the Year award at The Fashion Awards 2019.

The model, who was born in South Sudan and raised in Adelaide, Australia, is quickly building up a reputation as one to watch in the fashion industry, having walked the runway for the likes of Valentino, Givenchy, Prada, and Versace.

At the British Fashion Council’s annual prizegiving on Monday night, Adut was named Model of the Year, beating out other top models Adesuwa Aighewi, Adwoa Aboah, Kaia Gerber, and Winnie Harlow, and she later took to Instagram to celebrate her achievement.

“2019 MODEL OF THE YEAR,” she wrote. “Meet the South Sudanese refugee who comes from nothing, who become (sic) your 2019 Model of The Year last night. I F**KING DID IT!!!”

Adut was presented her prize by British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful and Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli and looked stunning in an emerald green Valentino gown.

During her acceptance speech, she told the audience, “It is important for all of us to remember that someone like me winning this award is a rarity… This is for the young women and men who found representation and validation in my work. I want them to never be afraid of dreaming big like I once did.”

Accordingly, a number of the 19-year-old’s celebrity followers praised her win in the Instagram comments, including Lily Aldridge, Irina Shayk, Elle Macpherson, Karlie Kloss, Shanina Shaik, and Elsa Hosk.

Karen Elson wrote, “You did it. You deserve it! You’re incredible,” Natalia Vodianova gushed, “You worked so hard, baby girl. Congrats,” and Amber Valletta added, “So, so happy for you! Well-deserved beauty.”

While Adut’s mentor Naomi Campbell sweetly commented, “So deserved my baby @adutakech. I Love you.”

Naomi was also feted on the night, taking home the prestigious Fashion Icon accolade.

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Irina Shayk: ‘Women get better with age’

Irina Shayk believes women get wiser and more beautiful with age.The 33-year-old model has opened up about her almost two-decade-long career in a chat with People and insisted her personality is the secret to her youthful appearance and longevity in th…

Irina Shayk believes women get wiser and more beautiful with age.

The 33-year-old model has opened up about her almost two-decade-long career in a chat with People and insisted her personality is the secret to her youthful appearance and longevity in the fashion industry.

“I think women are like a good wine: better with age, wiser and (make) better decisions in life,” Shayk told the publication. “I think a woman just has to feel she never ages inside. It’s all about personality. It’s all about how you take life in and send the energy out there.

“I’m (nearly) 34 and I’m so lucky to be working.”

And the notoriously private star, who shares two-year-old daughter Lea with ex-boyfriend Bradley Cooper, tries to follow valuable advice from her Russian mother when it comes to her personal life.

“Sometimes different work and personal life things come up and you want to go full-on Russian,” she joked. “My mom said one thing to me that I remember from many years ago… ‘Whatever happens in life, remember you have to be a lady.'”

Shayk recently teamed up with Italian cashmere brand Falconeri to be the face of their new ad campaign, and she confessed that she refuses to work with any brand of fashion house unless she can “fully connect” with them.

“I don’t want to work and be (the) face of the brands that I truly don’t represent from the inside out – I’m really looking for high quality and the message behind (a campaign),” she explained.

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Dior releasing book to celebrate relationship with Peter Lindbergh

Dior executives are releasing a two-volume book to celebrate their long-running relationship with late photographer Peter Lindbergh. The German photographer and film director passed away in September at the age of 74. Models and fashion stars took to …

Dior executives are releasing a two-volume book to celebrate their long-running relationship with late photographer Peter Lindbergh.

The German photographer and film director passed away in September at the age of 74. Models and fashion stars took to social media to mourn him and many turned out for his funeral in the French capital during Paris Fashion Week, with notable guests including Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Karen Elson.

Now executives at the French fashion house are honouring their relationship with Lindbergh, who shot Dior campaigns featuring the likes of Marion Cotillard and Charlize Theron, by releasing a two-volume book simply titled Dior/Lindbergh.

According to WWD, volume one will contain images from his final project with Dior – a previously unseen photoshoot which took place in New York’s Times Square in October 2018 and featured the likes of Elson, Irina Shayk, Alek Wek, Saskia de Brauw, Carolyn Murphy, Amber Valletta, and Sasha Pivovarova. In the images, mostly captured in his signature black-and-white style, the models wear more than 80 vintage Dior creations from the archives against the NYC backdrop.

“Decisive moments capturing haute couture and a frenetic urban landscape pay homage to the street photography movement for which New York frequently served as a backdrop,” Dior said in a statement to the publication.

The second volume will feature more than 100 images of Dior looks photographed by Lindbergh for fashion publications.

Dior/Lindbergh, published by Taschen, will be released on 6 November in France and the rest of Europe.

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Magdalena Frackowiak undergoes surgery for mystery illness

Magdalena Frackowiak has undergone a five-hour operation after suffering from a mystery illness.The Polish model launched her career as a teenager and has since gone on to land campaigns for the likes of Prada, Lanvin, and Louis Vuitton, and walk the r…

Magdalena Frackowiak has undergone a five-hour operation after suffering from a mystery illness.

The Polish model launched her career as a teenager and has since gone on to land campaigns for the likes of Prada, Lanvin, and Louis Vuitton, and walk the runway for Dior, Givenchy, and Victoria’s Secret.

Magdalena recently took to Instagram to share a picture of her and surgeon Dr. Per Heden, who she credited with saving her life.

“Per Heden – the only man who is worth my attention. My angel, my inspiration, my everything. He healed me not only physically but also mentally,” the 34-year-old wrote in the caption. “No one else was able to help me. People turning their back when you (are) not feeling well. I didn’t know I’m slowly dying from the inside… he took on very complicated operation… five hours… I have no words to explain the magic of this man. It was truly a special experience in my life. I’m in pain but I finally feel better, I feel my energy is coming back. I am not a religious person, but I was literally touched by hand of the God (sic).”

Magdalena did not share any further details about her illness, but insisted that her operation had nothing to do with aesthetics, even though Dr. Heden specialises in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

And in a post on his Instagram page, the Swedish surgeon simply commented that he was thankful to receive “kind words” from the model, who “needed help with a difficult problem”.

Accordingly, a number of Magdalena’s celebrity friends posted messages of support on her social media pages, including Lily Aldridge, Isabeli Fontana, and Irina Shayk.

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Jeremy Scott channels Picasso for Moschino’s spring 2020 collection

Jeremy Scott has paid tribute to Pablo Picasso for Moschino’s spring/summer 2020 collection.The fashion designer unveiled his latest line for the Italian label as part of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday night, and true to form, offered up an extravagant…

Jeremy Scott has paid tribute to Pablo Picasso for Moschino’s spring/summer 2020 collection.

The fashion designer unveiled his latest line for the Italian label as part of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday night, and true to form, offered up an extravagant spectacle.

Honouring the life and artwork of the Spanish painter and sculptor, the presentation opened with a model walking the runway in a brightly coloured dress which evoked Picasso’s early Fauvist-inspired art.

Brightly coloured printed suits and graphic coats with sharp shoulders followed, with dresses resembling the flowing curves and abstract shapes of the icon’s first Cubist pieces.

Referencing Picasso’s heritage, one model sported the red cape and black hat of a matador, along with blue leggings and shiny gold jewellery, while another carried a black purse with the words “Bull chic” splashed across the front.

Joan Smalls rocked a red and gold dress inspired by the embellished outfits worn by bullfighters, and another model showed off a red polka dot dress with ruffled sleeves, similar to the worn of flamenco dancers.

A highlight of the collection was a black gown dotted with sequin flower appliques, with the look worn by Stella Maxwell, as was a black velvet dress with architectural shoulders that was dotted with blue and green beads and had pink lining in the skirt.

Yet, somehow Scott managed to turn the theme up another notch towards the end of the presentation, having Kaia Gerber walk the catwalk in an outfit shaped into a guitar, as influenced by Picasso’s still life paintings, another model donned a sequin dress which referred to the artist’s groundbreaking 1907 work Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, and others sported pieces that looked like actual gold Baroque picture frames.

To conclude, Bella Hadid rocked a pink and blue sequin jumpsuit which alluded to Picasso’s paintings of harlequins, Irina Shayk dazzled in a gold and black dress with violin motif, and Gigi Hadid was Moschino’s “bride” in an over-the-top white dress with huge veil and dove motifs attached to the front.

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Kendall Jenner debuts blonde hair on Burberry spring 2020 runway

Kendall Jenner showed off a new blonde look at Burberry’s London Fashion Week presentation on Monday. The 23-year-old, who regularly takes breaks from the catwalk, skipped New York Fashion Week earlier this month and made her spring 2020 debut with a s…

Kendall Jenner showed off a new blonde look at Burberry’s London Fashion Week presentation on Monday.

The 23-year-old, who regularly takes breaks from the catwalk, skipped New York Fashion Week earlier this month and made her spring 2020 debut with a surprise appearance at Riccardo Tisci’s presentation, held at the Troubadour White City Theatre.

The reality TV star opened the show wearing a cream jacket emblazoned with a “Burberry England” logo and black skirt with fringed hemline, but it was her new bleached blonde locks that caught attention.

Kendall also showed off her new, lighter tresses, which were dyed by celebrity hairstylist Guido Palau, by filming a short Instagram Stories video in her car and posting a picture of her with Tisci and fellow Burberry models Gigi and Bella Hadid, Irina Shayk, and Agyness Deyn backstage at the show. She was also seen rocking her new look at a Tyler, the Creator gig later that night.

The model, who is known for her signature dark hair, has gone light before – she previously dyed her hair platinum blonde to walk the runway for Balmain’s Paris Fashion Week show in March 2016.

Kendall’s inclusion in the Burberry spectacle comes shortly after she admitted to Vogue that she missed strutting her stuff on the runways while perched front row during New York Fashion Week.

“Today I was missing it. I was watching the girls and I was like, ‘Damn, I kind of want to walk,'” she said, before teasing that she would be returning soon.

Celebrities including Naomi Campbell, Dua Lipa, Anwar Hadid, and FKA Twigs looked on as models presented Tisci’s Evolution collection, inspired by the Victorian era in which Burberry was founded. The line featured fitted waists, elaborate sleeves and scarves, streetwear, and a new take on the classic trench coat.

Model-turned-actress Deyn, who returned to the runway for the first time since 2015, wore the classic beige trench adorned with jewelled embellishments, an oversized striped shirt, and pale pink tailored trousers, while Shayk sported pale purple trousers, a blouse, and a large printed silk scarf.

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