Kaia Gerber launching virtual book club

Kaia Gerber is starting a book club on social media.Like millions of people around the world, the model is practicing social distancing and staying at home during the coronavirus crisis. Kaia has been using the time away from her busy schedule to catch…

Kaia Gerber is starting a book club on social media.

Like millions of people around the world, the model is practicing social distancing and staying at home during the coronavirus crisis.

Kaia has been using the time away from her busy schedule to catch up on some books, and in a recent Instagram post, announced her plans to launch a reading group online.

“I know we are all feeling isolated right now, so I was trying to think of easy ways we can stay connected (beyond just scrolling) and decided i’m gonna start a book club. i read a lot on my own, but would love to be able to talk to you guys about it… so every week i’m gonna post a book to my stories and the following week i’ll jump on live (sometimes with a friend, writer, guest etc.) so we can all talk about the book that week (sic),” she wrote.

Kaia has been rereading Sally Rooney’s Normal People lately and selected the 2018 novel as her first pick for the club.

“I want to start with a new favourite I’m actually rereading right now: Normal People by Sally Rooney. download it, borrow it, order it if you can! let’s all meet here and talk next week,” the 18-year-old added, noting that the first book club will officially begin at 5pm on 3 April.

Elsewhere, Kaia posted some lists of the other books she’s been reading on her Instagram Stories. The star recommended a number of titles, such as Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, Mario Vargas Llosa’s The Bad Girl, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, and Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, as well as classics such as Plato’s Symposium.

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Kaia Gerber thrilled to land first U.S. Vogue cover

Kaia Gerber has landed her first U.S Vogue cover photoshoot.The model, who is the daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, has been tapped to appear alongside Adut Akech and Ugbad Abdi on the front of the April 2020 issue of the publication. Titled…

Kaia Gerber has landed her first U.S Vogue cover photoshoot.

The model, who is the daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, has been tapped to appear alongside Adut Akech and Ugbad Abdi on the front of the April 2020 issue of the publication.

Titled Beauty without Borders, the edition is focused on celebrating models from 26 different nations, including Fran Summers, Anok Yai, Liu Wen, and Vittoria Ceretti, and accordingly, Kaia could not be more thrilled to be in the mix.

“My first american vogue cover!” she captioned a photo of the cover on her Instagram page. “@voguemagazine april issue by the endlessly inspiring @tylersphotos. words cannot describe what this moment means to me, and to share it with women who empower me every day makes it even more special @iamugbad @adutakech I feel so lucky! thank you to everyone who made this happen! girl power (sic).”

Previously, Kaia appeared on the cover of the April 2016 issue of Paris Vogue alongside her supermodel mother and fronted the October 2019 cover of British Vogue.

The new photoshoot was helmed by Tyler Mitchell, with the models styled by Camilla Nickerson.

And in an accompanying article, the brunette beauty opened up about how she wants to use her public platform and large social media following to inspire young people to educate themselves about politics.

“With all the information that’s out there, we can’t claim ignorance anymore,” the 18-year-old insisted. “My generation sees it as their duty to educate themselves, to speak up – we won’t be silenced by anyone.

“When you have a big platform, it seems irresponsible not to use it for good.”

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Adut Akech ‘beyond honoured’ to feature on U.S. Vogue cover

Adut Akech is “beyond honoured” to star on the cover of U.S. Vogue alongside Ugbad Abdi and Kaia Gerber.The South Sudanese-Australian beauty fronts the April 2020 issue, which celebrates models from around the world, including Paloma Elsesser, Liu Wen …

Adut Akech is “beyond honoured” to star on the cover of U.S. Vogue alongside Ugbad Abdi and Kaia Gerber.

The South Sudanese-Australian beauty fronts the April 2020 issue, which celebrates models from around the world, including Paloma Elsesser, Liu Wen and Adesuwa Aighewi, in an effort to represent the 25 international editions of the fashion bible.

In the groundbreaking cover, Adut wears a Vera Wang Collection bra, bustier, and corset with Diesel jeans, and shared the image with her 873,000 followers on Instagram.

Sweetly tagging the photo’s location as “on cloud nine”, she wrote in the caption: “wow mum look at on the cover of American Vogue, I don’t actually have real words for this right now but I’m so beyond honoured to be sharing my first-ever American Vogue cover with you all.

Adut continued: “This has been a dream of mine from the start of my modelling career and it just came true!!! I just want to thank every single person involved in making this possible. To Anna Wintour and the entire vogue team @felicitybwebb thank you so much for the bottom of my heart for giving this South Sudanese refugee little girl this opportunity to represent.”

The 20-year-old also shared her excitement to become only the second black model, after trailblazer Naomi Campbell, to have starred on the covers of the Big Four – British Vogue, U.S. Vogue, Vogue Italia, and Vogue Paris.

“I finally have the big 4 vogue covers and the second black girl to do it in history after my mama @naomi I’m gonna cry myself to sleep now bye (sic),” she touchingly concluded her emotional post.

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Kaia Gerber gets candid about realities of Fashion Month

Kaia Gerber has shared a candid social media post about the realities of Fashion Month.The model, who is the daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, has appeared in 24 runway shows over the past four weeks, including in presentations for the likes…

Kaia Gerber has shared a candid social media post about the realities of Fashion Month.

The model, who is the daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, has appeared in 24 runway shows over the past four weeks, including in presentations for the likes of Versace, Chloe, Bottega Veneta, Givenchy, Chanel, Alexander McQueen, and Miu Miu.

But to mark the end of the intense month, Kaia took to Instagram on Thursday to upload a slideshow of images with the caption, “Highlights from the last month.”

To begin, she posted a meme from the U.S. version of The Office which reads, “If I don’t have some cake soon, I might die,” a selfie of herself on a plane wearing a face and eye mask, and a close-up image of a pair of false eyelashes next her belly button.

Elsewhere, the 18-year-old shared a photo of the five painful-looking raw blisters on her right ankle and heel, a snap of two dressers trying to outfit her in a black Latex look from the Saint Laurent show, as well as a fun backstage Polaroid in which her head appeared to be out of proportion from her body.

Accordingly, the post soon racked up over 200,000 likes and caught the attention of her celebrity friends.

Alexander Wang wrote, “This is the kinda content we live for,” stylist Katie Grand commented, “Ouch,” and TV personality Lisa Rinna added: “THE GLAMOROUS LIFE!” along with a heart emoji.

Yet, most of Kaia’s five million followers were mostly worried about her blisters, with one remarking, “My God what happened? That must’ve hurt…. just wear sandals for a while!”

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Jill Kortleve becomes first plus-size model to walk in Chanel show in a decade

Jill Kortleve has become the first plus-size model to walk in a Chanel show in nearly a decade.The rising Dutch fashion star is quickly becoming one to watch in the industry, having appeared in recent catwalk spectacles for the likes of Alexander McQue…

Jill Kortleve has become the first plus-size model to walk in a Chanel show in nearly a decade.

The rising Dutch fashion star is quickly becoming one to watch in the industry, having appeared in recent catwalk spectacles for the likes of Alexander McQueen, Mugler, Fendi, and Molly Goddard.

But Jill topped off a successful Fashion Month on Tuesday by taking to the runway during creative director Virginie Viard’s fall/winter 2020 presentation for the French luxury house held at the Grand Palais as part of Paris Fashion Week.

“I can’t believe this just happened but… to end this fashion month, I walked my first fashion show for @chanelofficial,” she captioned a photo of her wearing a black outfit with pearl buttons on her Instagram page. “I’m so thankful for this moment to happen and for everybody who made this happen; There’s a much-needed change happening on the runway and I’m proud and feel grateful to be a part of it. I truly hope that in the future I get to see and work with many more models who used to not fit the briefing.”

Previously, plus-size model Crystal Renn walked in Chanel’s 2011 cruise collection show held in Saint-Tropez back in 2010.

In addition to Jill, other top models cast in the show included Gigi Hadid, Kaia Gerber, Fran Summers, Mona Tougaard, and Hyunji Shin.

And accordingly, Jill was thrilled to see fashion leaders embrace much more inclusivity and diversity.

“This whole month has been a dream and I never expected that it was even possible for me to walk on the runway, let alone be included in the amazing shows this season. Thank you. My heart is filled with gratitude and love,” the 26-year-old added.

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Chloe explores ‘ethereal womanhood’ with fall 20 collection

Chloe has delved into the idea of “ethereal womanhood” for its fall/winter 2020 collection.Creative director Natacha Ramsay-Levi unveiled her latest line at the Grand Palais as part of Paris Fashion Week on Thursday, with the presentation, titled If Yo…

Chloe has delved into the idea of “ethereal womanhood” for its fall/winter 2020 collection.

Creative director Natacha Ramsay-Levi unveiled her latest line at the Grand Palais as part of Paris Fashion Week on Thursday, with the presentation, titled If You Listen Carefully… I’ll Show You How to Dance, attracting celebrities such as Lucy Boynton, Kate Bosworth, and Alexa Chung.

Marianne Faithfull was in attendance too, with the French designer having tapped the singer to recite poetry for the soundtrack. In addition, Ramsay-Levi utilised prints from her friend Rita Ackermann’s artwork in the ready-to-wear range and engaged sculptor Marion Verboom to create the gilded totem poles that lined the runway.

According to the show notes, the designs are “an exploration of masculine codes and ethereal womanhood,” as well as an examination of the “women who reject the boundaries of classical definition”.

Showcasing muted earth tones, the spectacle opened with Kaia Gerber walking the runway in a beige shirt dress with orange embroidery on the sleeves and a brown leather belt. The outfit was accessorised with dark red socks and chunky brown leather brogues.

Silhouettes verged on the conservative side, with models sporting long polka dot dresses with wide white collars, long denim skirts with forest green cardigans, beige wide-legged trousers and plaid tops, while elements of Ackermann’s creations appeared as patchworks on shirts and pleated skirts.

Elsewhere, coats were a big focus, with Gigi Hadid modelling a long brown wool version over a long dress with sheer black panelling, and other models showing off quilted uniform-style options and belted trench coats with oversized shoulders.

To conclude, Ramsay-Levi included a line-up of feminine dresses, with highlights including a dark green number featuring voluminous sleeves, and a buttery yellow gown with jewelled elements on the neckline.

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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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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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Kaia Gerber doesn’t like to be called a model

Kaia Gerber doesn’t like being labelled as a model.The 18-year-old began her career at the tender age of 10 and has since walked the runway for the likes of Versace, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, and Chanel. But when asked for her career advice …

Kaia Gerber doesn’t like being labelled as a model.

The 18-year-old began her career at the tender age of 10 and has since walked the runway for the likes of Versace, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, and Chanel.

But when asked for her career advice to budding young models wanting to get their big break in the industry, Kaia was quick to insist that she was more than just a pretty face.

“Well, I always like to say, I model – but I am not a model,” she told Teen Vogue. “Because once you put ‘a’ or ‘an’ ahead of a title, it staples that to you. So, my advice to others who want to navigate new territories would be to not hesitate and just do what would make you proud. Never box yourself in.”

The daughter of supermodel icon Cindy Crawford also discussed her new capsule collection with Jimmy Choo and revealed she didn’t want to include skyscraper heels in her debut footwear line simply because she doesn’t like wearing them.

“I’m not typically the type to dress on-trend. I’m an ‘if I like it, I like it’ type girl,” she explained. “It was sort of a selfish decision because I’m not big on high-heels.”

The limited-edition line features four styles – lace-up combat boots, western boots, slingback heels, and a pair of slides – and Kaia kept her family in mind when she designed the collection with creative director Sandra Choi.

“I really wanted to make a shoe that my mom, my friends, or even my grandmother could wear,” she shared.

Fifteen per cent of all sales from the Jimmy Choo x KAIA collaboration, which is available now, will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Kaia Gerber shows off angel tattoo in topless snap

Kaia Gerber has showcased her new angel tattoo with a topless snap on social media.The 18-year-old model, and daughter of fashion icon Cindy Crawford, debuted the delicate ink on her ribcage in a steamy mirror selfie which she shared with her fans and …

Kaia Gerber has showcased her new angel tattoo with a topless snap on social media.

The 18-year-old model, and daughter of fashion icon Cindy Crawford, debuted the delicate ink on her ribcage in a steamy mirror selfie which she shared with her fans and followers on Instagram.

Famous friends including Paris Hilton and designer Alexander Wang showed their love for Kaia’s new ink, while Diplo jokingly commented: “My like is the like of a gentleman.”

The tattoo comes just days after her older brother Presley Gerber caused controversy with his new face inking, which was designed and inked by New York-based tattoo artist Jonathan “JonBoy” Valena.

The 20-year-old posted a video on Instagram which showed him getting the word “MISUNDERSTOOD” tattooed across his right cheekbone, and he later addressed the criticism in an Instagram Live video, telling his critics: “F**k you if you don’t like it.”

“If I thought this was going to ruin my face or I didn’t want this, I wouldn’t have done it. I think that’s a pretty obvious thing,” he declared, according to New York Post’s Page Six. “It says misunderstood, because that’s how I felt my entire life.”

Earlier this year, Kaia and Presley cemented their sibling bond with a family tattoo session.

She opted to get a delicate flower on her left wrist and interlocking arms in the shape of a heart on her right shoulder, while her brother chose to get a few small tattoos on his fingers.

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