Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista lead tributes to Peter Lindbergh

Supermodels Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista have led tributes to the late Peter Lindbergh.The German photographer and film director, known for his portraits and cinematic images, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 74. His family did not announce…

Supermodels Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista have led tributes to the late Peter Lindbergh.

The German photographer and film director, known for his portraits and cinematic images, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 74. His family did not announce the cause of death but stated that he “leaves a big void”.

In light of the sad news, celebrities and fashion stars have flooded social media with tributes, with Crawford writing on Instagram, “When @therealpeterlindbergh shoots, it’s about the women. It’s not about the hair, make-up, or styling, really. He had a way of turning your imperfections into something unique and beautiful… and his images will always be timeless. You will be so missed Peter. I’m honoured to have known you and worked with you.”

While Evangelista simply posted, “Heartbroken. R.I.P. my Peet.”

Lindbergh garnered international acclaim in the late 1980s when he began photographing a new generation of models, including Evangelista, Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Tatjana Patitz, and Christy Turlington.

Other industry leaders to share their condolences include photographers Mario Testino, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, designers Peter Dundas, Alber Elbaz, and Victoria Beckham, as well as models Kaia Gerber, Adut Akech, Cara Delevingne, Karen Elson, Adriana Lima, Karlie Kloss, and Coco Rocha.

And as one of Lindbergh’s final works was photographing the September 2019 issue of British Vogue, titled Forces for Change, which was guest-edited by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, a representative for the British royal posted a tribute on Instagram too.

“His work is revered globally for capturing the essence of a subject and promoting healthy ideals of beauty, eschewing Photoshopping, and preferring natural beauty with minimal make-up,” they wrote. “The Duchess of Sussex had worked with Peter in the past and personally chose him to shoot the 15 women on the cover for the September issue of British Vogue, which she guest edited. There is no other photographer she considered to bring this meaningful project to life… He will be deeply missed.”

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Cara Delevingne didn’t expect to make real friends in fashion industry

Cara Delevingne didn’t expect to form real friendships with fellow models because she didn’t think anyone would want to be pals with her. The 27-year-old signed with a modelling agency 10 years ago and made her first catwalk appearance in 2011, before …

Cara Delevingne didn’t expect to form real friendships with fellow models because she didn’t think anyone would want to be pals with her.

The 27-year-old signed with a modelling agency 10 years ago and made her first catwalk appearance in 2011, before going on to walk for the likes of Burberry, Chanel, and Moschino.

Early on in her career, Cara became friends with Jourdan Dunn, Karlie Kloss, and Georgia May Jagger, and she was surprised due to the fact that she didn’t expect to make any true friends in the fashion industry.

“Honestly, I had low expectations for friends in this industry because: a) I didn’t think people would want to be my friend, and b) I didn’t know if making friends through this process would be fickle or seem not real. So I was pleasantly surprised!” she shared with Elle U.K. magazine.

The Suicide Squad actress explained that it took a while for her to become friends with Kendall Jenner as they didn’t speak to each other during the first few fashion shows.

“We had done a few shows together and didn’t say a word to each other. Eventually, we started talking and I was like, ‘Oh, you’re alright. We should hang out after this,” Cara continued. “She was like, ‘Alright, cool.’ It was very easy. I found that you automatically know if someone is trying to make an effort that isn’t real, and when a friendship seems contrived.”

Cara also recalled the advice Georgia, the daughter of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, gave her when she was first getting recognised by photographers.

“(She) would say to me, ‘Cara, you can’t just walk out of a nightclub with your high heels in your hands. You need to look presentable; people are going to take photos!'” she commented. “And I thought, ‘No. No one wants to take my photo, don’t be ridiculous.’ Within a year, I was being papped everywhere, still with my shoes in my hands. Georgia would say, ‘Cara, what did I tell you?'”

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Chanel Iman fronts Marc Fisher footwear campaign

Chanel Iman has been tapped to star in Marc Fisher’s fall 2019 footwear campaign.The American model took a step back from the spotlight after welcoming her daughter Cali with her sportsman husband Sterling Shepard in August 2018. However, Iman has no…

Chanel Iman has been tapped to star in Marc Fisher’s fall 2019 footwear campaign.

The American model took a step back from the spotlight after welcoming her daughter Cali with her sportsman husband Sterling Shepard in August 2018.

However, Iman has now made her fashion comeback in the new Step and Repeat advertisements for the shoe brand, established in 2005 by Marc Fisher.

“We are excited to launch our fall 2019 with one of the world’s most recognisable models, Chanel Iman,” he said in a statement. “As a footwear brand that influencers love to wear, we feel Chanel Iman’s energy and style perfectly encapsulate the Marc Fisher LTD ethos and aesthetic.” 

In the marketing imagery, Iman showcases the label’s seven must-have styles, including the Dream moto-combat boots, the snake print Alva boots, and the Izzie hiker boots, among others.  

The shoes, which are priced from $140-$369 (£115-£305), are now available to purchase from the Marc Fisher website as well as major department stores in the United States.  

In landing a Marc Fisher campaign, Iman follows in the footsteps of Karlie Kloss and Martha Hunt, and Shanya Perera, vice president of marketing and PR at the brand, commented that the 28-year-old was a perfect fit for the campaign.

“Our fall 2019 campaign celebrates the art of the wardrobe mix. Our curated collection of shoes focuses on the key trends and silhouettes of the season for the Marc Fisher LTD customer to style on rotation all season long. As an influencer brand, we think Chanel Iman is the ultimate face for the campaign for fall,” she shared.  

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Gisele Bundchen and Gigi Hadid donate clothes to fundraising auction

Gisele Bundchen, Naomi Campbell and Gigi Hadid have donated items from their closets to a fundraising auction and pop-up shop.The high-profile faces from the world of fashion, including Karlie Kloss, Bella Hadid, Joan Smalls and Amber Valletta, generou…

Gisele Bundchen, Naomi Campbell and Gigi Hadid have donated items from their closets to a fundraising auction and pop-up shop.

The high-profile faces from the world of fashion, including Karlie Kloss, Bella Hadid, Joan Smalls and Amber Valletta, generously gave clothing and accessories from their personal collections to the Supermodel Flea Market auction to support The Toni Garrn Foundation.

Garrn launched her namesake foundation back in 2016 to help support educational and healthcare initiatives for women and girls in African countries such as Burundi, Ghana, Uganda, and Rwanda.

While Gigi has cleaned out her closet and donated 100 items to the flea market, Gisele is another generous donor, and has even handed over the Alexander McQueen clutch that she took to the Met Gala back in 2011.

Garrn has also donated some of her own personal belongings, including a monochrome Oscar de la Renta gown and Jimmy Choo fringe boots.

The 27-year-old was prompted to create her foundation when she took part in a photoshoot for Chloe in South Africa more than 10 years ago and noticed the inequality between young boys and girls.

“Seeing how it was not equal just felt so unfair… Obviously, there are many issues but it usually comes down to – there is no infrastructure and the poverty. That is the number-one issue, that girls don’t go to school,” she told WWD.

According to the publication, shoppers have three opportunities to get their hands on the goods – an online auction and buy-now sale and a pop-up shop at the 11 Howard hotel in New York, which will also feature more than 1,000 items.

The pop-up will be open to the public from 13 to 15 September, and include clothing and accessories from luxury fashion houses such as Chanel, Givenchy, Saint Laurent, Prada, Oscar de la Renta, Miu Miu, Viktor & Rolf, Christian Louboutin, and Jimmy Choo.

The online auction and shop will end on 30 November.

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Karlie Kloss cut ties with Victoria’s Secret after becoming a feminist

Karlie Kloss chose to cut ties with Victoria’s Secret after realising the brand doesn’t align with her feminist views.The model made her debut appearance in a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2011, and was a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 2013 until 201…

Karlie Kloss chose to cut ties with Victoria’s Secret after realising the brand doesn’t align with her feminist views.

The model made her debut appearance in a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2011, and was a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 2013 until 2015, though took a two-year hiatus to study at New York University, before appearing in the U.S. lingerie company’s 2017 spectacle held in Shanghai, China in 2017.

However, Karlie has now indicated that she won’t be returning for any further campaigns or shows, as the gig doesn’t “reflect” the message she wants to send to young women.

“The reason I decided to stop working with Victoria’s Secret was I didn’t feel it was an image that was truly reflective of who I am and the kind of message I want to send to young women around the world about what it means to be beautiful,” she said in an interview for the August 2019 issue of British Vogue. “I think that was a pivotal moment in me stepping into my power as a feminist, being able to make my own choices and my own narrative, whether through the companies I choose to work with, or through the image I put out to the world.”

In the wide-ranging chat, Karlie also opened up about finding confidence, various upcoming projects, her entry into the world of TV via her job as the new host of fashion competition programme Project Runway, as well as her decision to convert to Judaism in the lead-up to her marriage to Joshua Kushner, 34, last October.

“Changing part of who you are for someone else can be seen as weak. But you know what? Actually, if you’ve been through what I’ve experienced, it requires you to be anything but weak. It requires me to be stronger and self-loving and resilient. I really did not take this lightly,” the 26-year-old commented. “It was only after many years of studying and talking with my family and friends and soul searching that I made the decision to fully embrace Judaism in my life and start planning for a future with the man I chose to marry.”

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Karlie Kloss shuts down pregnancy speculation

Karlie Kloss has denied she’s pregnant. The model and her new husband Joshua Kushner celebrated their wedding with a cowboy-themed party in Wyoming over the weekend, months after they officially got married in October. She shared a number of snaps …

Karlie Kloss has denied she’s pregnant.

The model and her new husband Joshua Kushner celebrated their wedding with a cowboy-themed party in Wyoming over the weekend, months after they officially got married in October.

She shared a number of snaps from the bash on social media, including one which showed her gazing into Joshua’s eyes and holding his face as they stood on the dancefloor, and several Instagram users asked whether they could see a small bump under her white off-the-shoulder dress.

Yet, Karlie quickly shut down the speculation by revealing she’d simply indulged in some fast food.

Responding to a user asking if she was pregnant, she replied, “Not pregnant just love,” along with the French fries and halo emojis.

Other users came to Karlie’s defence, with one commenting, “I wish people would mind their own uterus. Her reproductive status is not your business. Anyways, love you Karlie!”

The three-day festivities in Wyoming, which were attended by the likes of Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom and Mila Kunis, served as the catwalk star’s second wedding celebration after she tied the knot with Joshua in Upstate New York. They went on to enjoy a honeymoon in South Africa in December.

The 26-year-old is very private about her relationship with Joshua but gushed about newlywed life to reporters at the 2019 Winter Television Critics Association tour in January.

“Honestly, I just feel really happy. It’s so nice to just have a home base,” she said. “I can’t explain. Nothing has really changed, but in all the best ways, it feels different. I love it.”

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Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner host star-studded party to celebrate marriage

Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner celebrated their marriage at a star-studded party in Wyoming over the weekend.The pair, who wed in an “intimate” ceremony in New York in October, had previously revealed their intention to throw a bigger party to mark th…

Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner celebrated their marriage at a star-studded party in Wyoming over the weekend.

The pair, who wed in an “intimate” ceremony in New York in October, had previously revealed their intention to throw a bigger party to mark their nuptials with friends and family.

Among those present for the cowboy-themed occasion were Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, who got engaged themselves in February, with the actor sharing a sweet snap of the pair on Instagram, writing: “Wonderful weekend of being loved and celebrating love, congrats to a beautiful union @karliekloss @joshuakushner.”

Project Runway host Karlie donned an off-the-shoulder white dress with lace detailing for the main celebration, while her husband looked dapper in a pale purple shirt and navy blue suit.

Sharing a snap of the pair being lifted on chairs during a horah dance, a traditional part of a Jewish wedding, Karlie’s journalist friend Derek Blasberg wrote: “May your marriage be as intense and long lasting as my hangover from this weekend.”

Karlie and businessman and investor Joshua started dating in 2012, and got engaged last July.

Even though the pair are notoriously private, the stunning blonde did open up about her relationship shortly after announcing her engagement.

“The proposal was romantic and sweet. We spent the weekend in upstate New York, just the two of us,” she shared in an interview for Vogue.com. “We’ve really grown together personally and professionally. Josh knows that I’m just a nerdy, curious human being. I think that’s why he loves me. We have each other’s back.”

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Disney taps Heidi Klum, Vera Wang and Karlie Kloss to redesign Mickey and Minnie ears

Disney’s famous Mickey and Minnie Mouse ears are getting a stylish makeover with the help of some of fashion’s top names.Heidi Klum, Vera Wang, Karlie Kloss, Betsey Johnson and Coach are among the models, designers and fashion houses putting their …

Disney’s famous Mickey and Minnie Mouse ears are getting a stylish makeover with the help of some of fashion’s top names.

Heidi Klum, Vera Wang, Karlie Kloss, Betsey Johnson and Coach are among the models, designers and fashion houses putting their own spin on the theme park accessory.

A roster of stars, designers and artists have been recruited for the new project, with designs being rolled out monthly starting from 24 May.

“Bedazzling the most famous ears in the world is like a dream come true for me. I am still pinching myself. To all Mickey and Minnie fans – I hope you love wearing them as much as I do! #DisneyParksDesignerCollection #AD@disney,” Heidi wrote on her Instagram page next to a photo of her modelling her sparkling ears, complete with a tiara, which come out in the fall time.

“I had so much fun designing for the #DisneyParksDesignerCollection. I was so inspired by Mickey and Minnie’s iconic style that I actually had a few designs in mind… it was hard to pick just one! However, I am thrilled that my blinged-out tiara ears will be released in September! Thank you @disney – it is an honor!”

The ear hats and headbands will be available at Disneyland Resort in California, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and online.

For Vera’s ears, which come out in spring 2020, the bridalwear designer stuck to her roots and opted for a veil and white ribbon detailing.

“As a lifelong lover of Disney, and the joy and happiness, not to mention fantasy, Disney has inspired in all of us,” she enthused in a statement. “I am both thrilled and honoured to have partnered with them to create the Vera Wang Disney wedding veil with the iconic mouse ears so symbolic of their global brand.”

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Project Runway helped Brandon Maxwell battle insecurities

Project Runway judge Brandon Maxwell has found appearing on the hit Bravo show helped build his confidence and battle his insecurities.The New York-based designer made the comments during an interview with W magazine and admitted that he overcame his d…

Project Runway judge Brandon Maxwell has found appearing on the hit Bravo show helped build his confidence and battle his insecurities.

The New York-based designer made the comments during an interview with W magazine and admitted that he overcame his doubts about appearing on the series because he wanted people suffering from similar anxieties to feel empowered and represented.

“I’m not a TV-ready-looking person,” the 34-year-old reflected. “And that was the appeal of it, because I know some young people can watch and see themselves in me in some way and think, ‘Well if that guy can do it, I can definitely do it.'”

Maxwell joined the show’s judging panel for its relaunched series this year (19) and is joined by model Karlie Kloss, Elle editor-in-chief Nina Garcia and former Teen Vogue editor Elaine Welteroth.

The star went on to suggest that, while it took him a while to settle into the new role, the confidence of his co-judges helped him to channel his own inner strength.

“I’m sitting there next to Karlie, Nina, and Elaine, all of whom are incredibly beautiful, powerful, confident,” he recalled. “(But) it took me a while to get my bearings.”

Maxwell has quickly risen up the ranks of the fashion world, having acted as Lady Gaga’s style director since 2012 and founded his own women’s ready-to-wear label in 2015.

During an interview on Late Night with Seth Meyers last month, the Texas native also gushed over his A-list clients.

“It’s incredible, it’s the best,” he shared. “I’ve been really lucky in my life growing up and now in my work to be surrounded by and work with women whose primary focus is to leave the world a better place. It’s just a great blessing to be able to work with them. It’s always exciting when you get to see that.”

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Dior collaborates with African artists for cruise 2020 line

Dior has teamed with several African artists on garments for its cruise 2020 collection.The French luxury label, helmed by creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, unveiled its latest line at the El Badi Palace in Marrakesh, Morocco on Monday night (29Ap…

Dior has teamed with several African artists on garments for its cruise 2020 collection.

The French luxury label, helmed by creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, unveiled its latest line at the El Badi Palace in Marrakesh, Morocco on Monday night (29Apr19), with celebrities in attendance including Karlie Kloss, Lupita Nyong’o, Jessica Alba, Shailene Woodley, and the Haim sisters.

Entitled Common Ground, the show was influenced by an excerpt from philosopher Naomi Zack’s 2005 book, Inclusive Feminism: A Third Wave Theory of Women’s Commonality, and celebrated a “common ground for women and culture across territories”.

“Maria Grazia Chiuri has always had her heart set on establishing creative exchanges with African cultures,” a Dior representative said in a statement. “With this collection, she sought to dialogue with the real and imagined landscape of Morocco, at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, Europe and Africa, as a dream destination for artists, poets, writers and eternal adventurers.”

Accordingly, Chiuri consulted with French anthropologist Anne Grosfilley on African wax fabrics and the techniques that make the intricate patterns, while the Italian designer also worked with Moroccan craftswomen on the set design, which included bonfires and pools filled with floating candles.

Famed South African shirtmaker Pathe Oueedraogo, aka Pathe’O, made a shirt which paid homage to late President Nelson Mandela, and milliner Stephen Jones teamed with Daniella Osemadewa and Martine Henry on pan-African headpieces and turbans.

In addition, British-Jamaican designer Grace Wales Bonner and African-American artist Mickalene Thomas offered up their interpretations of Dior’s classic Bar Jacket and New Look skirt. Other highlights of the collection included off-the-shoulder patterned dresses and leather belts with the Dior logo on the front, while the presentation concluded with a line-up of red carpet-ready gowns, including a black number with a sweetheart neckline and fringed hemline.

The show marked the first time Dior has shown in the North African nation in spite of the fashion house’s long-held ties to Morocco, with former couturier Yves Saint Laurent, who helmed the label in the ‘50s, considering the country his second home. In 2017, the Yves Saint Laurent Museum opened in Marrakech.

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