Kaia Gerber follows in mother Cindy Crawford’s footsteps with music video debut

Kaia Gerber is following in her mother Cindy Crawford’s footsteps by starring in a music video. The 17-year-old has been tapped to appear in former Public Access T.V. frontman John Eatherly’s video for his new single, Burnout, opposite 22-year-old mode…

Kaia Gerber is following in her mother Cindy Crawford’s footsteps by starring in a music video.

The 17-year-old has been tapped to appear in former Public Access T.V. frontman John Eatherly’s video for his new single, Burnout, opposite 22-year-old model Oli Green.

“BURNOUT out now! had the best time making this video with the people I love,” she captioned some stills from the clip on her Instagram page. “Thank you @john.eatherly @jonahfreud@_promiseland_ and my lovely co-star @ooroosgreen. Superstars!”

The video, set in New York City, sees Gerber and Green embark on a love affair, while the singer-songwriter plays the role of the couple’s driver.

“One side is about the frustration of feeling like you don’t belong and how boring it can be when people all try to fit the same mould,” Eatherly told People. “The other side is about the romantic ‘rockstar’ fantasy of living a checked out blissful life of excess. That doesn’t tend to end well. The key is to never give a s**t about anyone’s approval other than your own.”

The musician teamed with co-directors Johann Rashid and Jonah Freud, who also revealed that the young model worked with them on the concept for the video.

“This video was conceived, confirmed and created in five days, out of friendship, love, and respect,” Freud shared. “We wanted to create something that felt like the music videos of childhood, occupying a space between suburban teen drama and metropolis darkness.”

Gerber’s debut comes 29 years after her supermodel mother appeared alongside Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington in George Michael’s Freedom! ’90 video.

However, the brunette beauty’s new clip is a far cry from Crawford’s risque appearance back in 1990, in which she was seen oiled up in a bathtub, singing along to the lyrics of the late music icon’s lyrics.

“They oiled me up and put me in an empty tub with a smoke machine to look like steam,” the 53-year-old previously recalled to Harper’s Bazaar. “I had to sit on an apple crate because you couldn’t see me over the edge of the tub.”

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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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Fendi pays tribute to Karl Lagerfeld with couture show in Rome

Fendi has honoured the late Karl Lagerfeld with its fall/winter 2019-2020 couture show.The German couturier, who had served as the Italian label’s creative director of fur and women’s ready-to-wear since 1965, died at the age of 85 in February. Accordi…

Fendi has honoured the late Karl Lagerfeld with its fall/winter 2019-2020 couture show.

The German couturier, who had served as the Italian label’s creative director of fur and women’s ready-to-wear since 1965, died at the age of 85 in February.

Accordingly, menswear and accessories designer Silvia Venturini Fendi took the opportunity to honour the godfather of fashion at the latest high-end presentation, which was held at the Palatine Hill and overlooked the Colosseum in Rome on Thursday night.

Titled The Dawn of Romanity, and with the likes of Susan Sarandon, Zendaya, Jason Momoa and wife Lisa Bonet, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Zoey Deutch, and Kiernan Shipka, in attendance, Fendi told editors at Vogue.com that the range celebrates the relationship between Fendi and the capital city, as well as Lagerfeld’s groundbreaking vision and techniques.

“(His legacy includes) his attitude to break rules and push boundaries,” said Silvia, adding that for Lagerfeld, “Nothing was ever impossible, and that’s what we all tried for.”

To open the presentation, a model walked the runway in a white suit with blouse-like sleeves, a gauzy shirt, and carried a fur-look handbag. A retro theme was immediately apparent in the ensembles that followed, with Silvia opting for a palette of brown, tan, white, and light blue, as well as a mix of textures, such as dresses matched with furry coats. Sam McKnight was in charge of the hair, with each model sporting a round bob wig dyed to match their outfit, with the colours inspired by the pinks, greys, and apricots of Roman marbles.

Highlights of the collection included a dress with striped panels made from black velvet which was modelled by Candice Swanepoel, a black gown with ruffled skirt featuring deep-V neckline, a black dress with geometric panels worn by Liu Wen, as well as a long silky dress with ’60s-style marble print as modelled by Kaia Gerber.

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Givenchy serves up feathers and dramatic tulle for fall 19 couture line

Givenchy has dished up a dramatic couture line comprised of lots of feathers and tulle for fall/winter 2019.The French luxury fashion house, headed by creative director Clare Waight Keller, unveiled the Noblesse Radicale collection at the Musee des Art…

Givenchy has dished up a dramatic couture line comprised of lots of feathers and tulle for fall/winter 2019.

The French luxury fashion house, headed by creative director Clare Waight Keller, unveiled the Noblesse Radicale collection at the Musee des Arts decoratifs as part of Paris Couture Week late on Tuesday night.

Regarding the range, Waight Keller explained in an interview backstage with Vogue.com that she wanted to evoke a rebellious spirit while still remaining true to the classic elegance championed by brand founder Hubert de Givenchy.

“I wanted to step it up a notch for myself, to push it into something that has a little more theatre,” the designer commented. “It’s the idea of an anarchic woman who comes through the chateau and all of the elements of what you’d find there. I like the idea that the chateau wasn’t perfect. It was part of the way I discovered the spirit and the girl of this show.”

A model opened the presentation in a black and white ensemble with curved shoulders and frayed fabric on the skirt, and a parade of monochromatic numbers followed, including the Jonchet design, a long jacket studded with feathers on the lower half, and striped gown entirely covered in feathers.

Waight Keller introduced colour via the addition of a white and coral pink silk ruched gown with off-the-shoulder neckline, a baby pink silk gown with matching black cape, a lilac coat dress, and a silver a black jacquard ballgown.

Other highlights included the oversized Grand Jardin feather dress modelled by Kaia Gerber, a mint green tiered tulle gown dotted with black feathers, a black tulle dress with floral appliques as well as a silver sequin blazer with structured black skirt.

Paris Couture Week continues on Wednesday with presentations from Maison Margiela, Elie Saab, and Valentino.

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Virginie Viard unveils first solo couture collection for Chanel

Virginie Viard has unveiled her first solo couture collection for Chanel.The designer, who joined the French luxury house in 1987, was appointed as artistic director in February following the death of Karl Lagerfeld at the age of 85. Viard presented t…

Virginie Viard has unveiled her first solo couture collection for Chanel.

The designer, who joined the French luxury house in 1987, was appointed as artistic director in February following the death of Karl Lagerfeld at the age of 85.

Viard presented the label’s cruise 2020 show in May, while she launched her debut high-end fall/winter 2019/20 range as part of Paris Couture Week on Tuesday morning. Held at the Grand Palais, the venue was transformed to resemble a giant circular library stacked with books.

Staying true to both founder Coco Chanel and Lagerfeld’s visions, Viard had the spectacle open with a model sporting a vibrant purple coat with high collar, as well as white tights and pumps with black bows attached to the front.

A parade of models wearing similar coats with buttons down the front followed, while Viard also offered up fresh takes on the classic Chanel boucle suit, showing a raspberry red version with bright white collar and a tangerine option with white buttons and voluminous sleeves.

Model Kaia Gerber sported a coral boucle skirt and jacket which contained white ruffle detail across the neckline, while others displayed a long green tweed jumpsuit or jackets with Edwardian-inspired collars.

Highlights of Viard’s line included an emerald green silk dress with a black bow tied at the neck, a fuchsia pleated off-the-shoulder gown, a pink sequin number complete with a tiered skirt, and a prim black velvet dress which was worn with a white shirt and black satin necktie. To conclude, the so-called Chanel “bride” walked the runway in a pyjama-style pale pink satin two-piece which was tied at the waist.

Paris Couture Week continues on Tuesday with presentations from Giorgio Armani Prive, Givenchy, and Alexandre Vauthier.

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Naomi Campbell can go for days without eating any food

Naomi Campbell has opened up about her unusual eating habits and insisted she can go for days without consuming any food.The British supermodel discussed her unconventional diet during a recent interview on British talk show Lorraine, and confessed she…

Naomi Campbell has opened up about her unusual eating habits and insisted she can go for days without consuming any food.

The British supermodel discussed her unconventional diet during a recent interview on British talk show Lorraine, and confessed she decides when to eat based on how she’s feeling that day.

“I eat when I feel like it. I don’t starve myself. If I want to do a day of just not eating, I do it and just do water or juice. Depends how I feel,” she commented, adding that she won’t even be tempted to eat if it’s warm weather. “In the heat, sometimes I don’t (eat), I just want to do juice…. It’s too hot. (It’s) never planned. It could be one day, it could be two days a week. It’s just when I feel like it.”

Naomi also chatted about how she only really started working out two years ago, but now uses exercise to help clear her mind while she’s travelling around the world.

“I like it. Not so much machines. Like, circuit training. It’s not the same. I need to keep doing different things and I have a great trainer called Joe that I love working out with,” the 49-year-old explained. “I also work out here at (London gym) BXR, and kind of a community of trainers that come under Joe that work with me around the world when I travel, so I get to keep it up. Mostly also, it’s good for your mind.”

And while Naomi may be turning 50 next year, the beauty isn’t fazed by the milestone.

“I’m so embracing of it. I can’t wait… I feel good,” she stated. “It’s a bit odd, I must say though, when I’m doing a fashion show and I’m between my two friends’ daughters. But I embrace that too,” she said, referring to Cindy Crawford’s 17-year-old model daughter, Kaia Gerber.

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Kaia Gerber never felt nervous about modelling

Kaia Gerber has never felt any anxiety about posing in front of the camera.The 17-year-old began working with Marc Jacobs on the label’s perfume Daisy back in 2016 when she was just 14, and is now fronting the latest fragrance, Daisy Love Eau de Sweet….

Kaia Gerber has never felt any anxiety about posing in front of the camera.

The 17-year-old began working with Marc Jacobs on the label’s perfume Daisy back in 2016 when she was just 14, and is now fronting the latest fragrance, Daisy Love Eau de Sweet.

Now, Kaia has shared that while she began modelling at such a young age, she wasn’t uncomfortable landing such a big campaign as the designer and his staff have made sure she’s well looked after.

“I don’t feel nervous and I never really did when it came to modelling,” she shared to Miss Vogue. “I definitely feel more confident, especially being around the whole team at Daisy Marc Jacobs because we have such a strong relationship that has built up over the campaigns.”

The collaboration between Kaia and the high-fashion perfume fragrance has been her longest working relationship to date, and she has a new appreciation for the fashion industry, and all the hard work that goes into it.

“This is the longest I’ve ever worked with a brand and the best thing about the journey is that I’ve been able to grow up alongside the people,” Kaia explained. “There’s such a strong connection for me with Daisy Marc Jacobs. I was only 14 when I started. I have such a new appreciation for all the hard work and creativity that goes into making this art.”

Images from the Daisy Love Eau de Sweet campaign show Kaia hanging out on a Malibu beach with her friends, Aube Jolicoeur and Faith Lynch, and to have that familiarity on the shoot was important for the daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford.

“I never feel like I have to pretend to be anyone. I think as long as you’re confident your true self will come through in pictures,” she said.

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Kaia Gerber debuts updated Jimmy Choo monogram in new campaign

Kaia Gerber has unveiled the new Jimmy Choo monogram as part of the footwear label’s fall/winter 2019 campaign.The 17-year-old model, daughter of fashion icon Cindy Crawford, is working with the luxury accessories brand for the second time. “For me, J…

Kaia Gerber has unveiled the new Jimmy Choo monogram as part of the footwear label’s fall/winter 2019 campaign.

The 17-year-old model, daughter of fashion icon Cindy Crawford, is working with the luxury accessories brand for the second time.

“For me, Jimmy Choo represents strength and power,” Gerber, who has also modelled for fashion houses such as Versace, Calvin Klein, and Marc Jacobs, said in a statement. “I am so grateful to be a part of the autumn/winter campaign, which marks an important chapter in the brand’s story.”

While Sandra Choi, creative director of Jimmy Choo, is thrilled with the marketing imagery.

“In my mind, Kaia represents a muse for the next generation with a timeless sense of beauty,” she shared. “She’s a modern heroine in the making.”

The new campaign sees the debut of the JC monogram, which is cast in brushed gold with an interlocked silhouette.

According to Choi, the monogram is meant to be seen as the embodiment of what Jimmy Choo stands for: iconic and timeless.

“The multi-faceted design reflects the dynamism of the Jimmy Choo woman and the accessories she commands,” the designer explained.

Shot by photographer Steven Meisel, Gerber is looking chic as she wears several footwear styles, including sleek camel stiletto boots, black and red utilitarian sneakers, and white leather mid-heeled boots.

The rising star, who made her debut at the age of just 10 for Versace’s junior line, Young Versace, also poses with the brand’s new family of handbags, The Varenne.

Available in leather and suede, the three styles – bowling, cross-body, and clutch – are available in several colourways, including a deep red, camel, black, dust, and dark green, complete with the new JC monogram.

The campaign is set to appear across the world from 11 July.

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Kering commits to only working with models aged over 18

Executives at fashion conglomerate Kering have reaffirmed their commitment to only hiring models over the age of 18.Over the past two years, bosses at top houses and media corporations have introduced new codes of conduct regarding photoshoots and runw…

Executives at fashion conglomerate Kering have reaffirmed their commitment to only hiring models over the age of 18.

Over the past two years, bosses at top houses and media corporations have introduced new codes of conduct regarding photoshoots and runway shows in light of the #MeToo movement and claims of sexual misconduct in the entertainment and fashion industries,

Now, bosses at Kering – which owns luxury brands like Gucci, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, and Alexander McQueen – have stated that they will only hire models aged over 18.

“As a global luxury group, we are conscious of the influence exerted on younger generations in particular by the images produced by our houses,” declared Francois-Henri Pinault, chairman and chief executive officer of Kering, in a statement. “We believe that we have a responsibility to put forward the best possible practices in the luxury sector and we hope to create a movement that will encourage others to follow suit.”

Back in September 2017, leaders at Kering and LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton introduced a charter with the aim of banning very thin and underage models from the runway.

The new regulation may mean models like Kaia Gerber, 17, miss out on gigs for a few months. However, a spokesperson for the company is adamant hiring models over the age of 18 signals further progress in a “continued commitment” to women.

“In our view, the physiological and psychological maturity of models aged over 18 seems more appropriate to the rhythm and demands that are involved in this profession. We are also aware of the role model element that images produced by our houses can represent for certain groups of people,” added Marie-Claire Daveu, Kering’s chief sustainability officer.

The new guidelines will be enacted as of the fall/winter 2020 shows.

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Fashion stars rave over Marc Jacobs’ glamorous wedding

Stars of the fashion world have gushed over Marc Jacobs’ glamorous New York City wedding.The designer wed his fiance Charly Defrancesco, who he affectionately calls Char, in an intimate ceremony on Saturday (06Apr19), with the nuptials followed by a hu…

Stars of the fashion world have gushed over Marc Jacobs’ glamorous New York City wedding.

The designer wed his fiance Charly Defrancesco, who he affectionately calls Char, in an intimate ceremony on Saturday (06Apr19), with the nuptials followed by a huge reception held at a midtown restaurant, Grill Room.

A number of celebrities were in attendance at the party, including Naomi Campbell, who took to Instagram following the bash to upload a snap of Marc and Charly’s five-tier wedding cake.

“#CONGRATULATIONS @marcjacobs@chardefrancesco #marcandcharsweddingBEST WEDDING EVER !! ETERNAL HAPPINESS I LOVE YOU BOTH MY CHOSEN FAMILY #marcandcharswedding,” the British supermodel, who wore a glittering black Balmain outfit, captioned the photo.

While singer Rita Ora uploaded Naomi’s photo to her Instagram page and explained that she was having such a good time at the bash that she forgot to take any pictures.

“Congratulations to the gorgeous couple…thank you for such an amazing night last night!! I definitely felt the love (heart emoji) and thank you @naomi hope you don’t mind I just love this photo you took!! I was so enjoying the night I didn’t take any photos!! Love you guys! What a special night!” the 28-year-old commented.

Other stars to send celebratory messages to the happy couple included Emily Ratajkowski, who wrote that she wished Marc and Charly, “Many years of as much joy as you brought us last night,” and actress Christina Ricci, who described the event as the “most divine wedding celebration”.

Meanwhile, supermodel sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid were also in attendance, with both sharing a series of candid photos from the evening. Gigi even uploaded a fun snap of her eating hamburgers with Charly in the venue’s kitchen.

“Me (and) @chardefrancesco mini burger pit-stopping on the way to find his HUSBAND @themarcjacobs. So happy to celebrate your marriage and love last night, it is so beautiful to see two people truly complete each other. Love you both so much,” the beauty shared.

Helena Christensen, Justin Theroux, Anna Wintour, Bette Midler, Rachel Zoe, and Kaia Gerber were also at the wedding.

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