Dior takes inspiration from Greek goddesses for spring 20 couture line

Dior took inspiration from Greek goddesses and feminist writing for its latest couture line.Creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri unveiled her spring/summer 2020 collection at the Musee Rodin as part of Paris Couture Week on Monday, with the likes of U…

Dior took inspiration from Greek goddesses and feminist writing for its latest couture line.

Creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri unveiled her spring/summer 2020 collection at the Musee Rodin as part of Paris Couture Week on Monday, with the likes of Uma Thurman, Tessa Thompson, Haley Bennett, Kristin Scott Thomas, Doutzen Kroes, Kat Graham, Natalia Vodianova, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie all perched on the front row.

Keeping in line with the feminist spirit of her previous ranges, Chiuri themed the line around the idea of American artist Judy Chicago’s key question: “What if women ruled the world?”

“In opening herself up to other ways of thinking, Chiuri seeks to grasp the complexity of relationships between feminism and femininity. Mindful of the fundamental link between fashion and the body, she re-sculpts it, like a manifesto. The Female Divine, an installation specially designed by Judy Chicago for the garden of the Musee Rodin, at once serves as a sanctuary, a stage and a monumental artwork,” a Dior representative commented of the designer’s inspirations. “But above all. it represents a tribute to, and re-appropriation of, an ancestral power that goes beyond the idea of procreation. Chiuri highlights the vision of a pioneer, a founder of American feminist art, as the revivor of a triumphant, divine conception of femininity, mistress of her destiny.”

To open, a model walked the runway in a gold dress with interwoven fringe detailing, with the look accessorised with flat sandals. Chiuri then showcased a number of techniques influenced by ancient Greek clothing, including carefully draped tops, flowing dresses, and peplos-style tunics.

To emphasise the theme, the models had their hair braided and topped off with metallic headbands, while outfits were matched with heavy olive leaf-shaped bracelets and necklaces.

Elsewhere, highlights included a long gold coat featuring delicate floral embroidery, a light pink dress dotted with evil eye motifs, a red dress with a finely pleated skirt, as well as a one-shoulder white gown with tiered tulle skirt.

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Millie Bobby Brown wins praise from PETA for vegan-friendly beauty line

Millie Bobby Brown has won an award from officials at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for her vegan-friendly beauty line.The Stranger Things actress unveiled her Florence by Mills collection earlier this year, with the range of skinc…

Millie Bobby Brown has won an award from officials at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for her vegan-friendly beauty line.

The Stranger Things actress unveiled her Florence by Mills collection earlier this year, with the range of skincare and make-up products aimed at teenagers and young people.

All products, including the Zero Chill Face Mist, Swimming Under the Eye Gel Pads, and Like a Light Skin Tint, are cruelty-free and Vegan Action certified, and now, Millie has been awarded one of PETA’s Libby Awards in recognition of her advocacy of animal rights.

“Brown’s skincare and make-up line, Florence by Mills – whose products contain no animal ingredients and are never tested on animals – earned her the award for Best Side Hustle for Animals,” a PETA representative commented.

In addition, singer Billie Eilish was presented with the Best Voice for Animals award for her promotion of a vegan lifestyle and for posting about instances of animal cruelty on her Instagram page, and Fuller House actor Juan Pablo Di Pace was named as the Brightest Onscreen Star for Animals after he starred in a PETA campaign urging people to avoid circus performances involving animals.

“Billie Eilish, Millie Bobby Brown, and Juan Pablo Di Pace are showing the world how easy it is to help animals by making kind choices in what we eat, what we wear, and how we entertain ourselves,” added PETA senior director of youth programmes, Marta Holmberg. “PETA is recognising them for using their star power to make the world a better place for all species.”

Other 2019 nominees included vegan musicians A$AP Rocky and sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey, as well as Hollywood stars Ruby Rose, Kat Graham, and Harley Quinn Smith.

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Krysten Ritter rocks futuristic look at Jessica Jones premiere

Krysten Ritter turned heads in a futuristic outfit at the Jessica Jones premiere on Wednesday night (07Mar18).The actress portrays the title character, a former superhero turned private investigator, on the Netflix show, with the second series set to d…

Krysten Ritter turned heads in a futuristic outfit at the Jessica Jones premiere on Wednesday night (07Mar18).

The actress portrays the title character, a former superhero turned private investigator, on the Netflix show, with the second series set to debut on Thursday.

To celebrate the success of the programme, Krysten attended a special screening held at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York and captured the attention of the crowd in a silver gown with thigh-high split by Cushnie Et Ochs. The 36-year-old accessorised her look with diamond drop earrings and a pair of silver pumps with ankle straps.

Rachael Taylor, who plays Trish Walker on the show, got dressed up for the event too. The Australian actress stepped out in a burgundy dress with silver beading that she matched with a slick of wine red-hued lipstick and a pair of blush-coloured satin high heels.

While former The Matrix star Carrie-Anne Moss looked great in a black suit which was worn with an embroidered sheer top and black shoes. She ramped up the glamour with her beauty look as well, and sported an eye-catching swipe of dark pink eyeshadow on her lids.

Actress Leah Gibson also attended the premiere and donned a strapless black jumpsuit with sequinned bodice which she wore with Christian Louboutin stilettos, while her co-star Eka Darville opted to wear a three-piece blue suit along with a black overcoat that featured silver embellishment on the back and sleeves.

And over in Los Angeles, a parade of celebrities walked the red carpet at The Forgiven premiere. The film tells of how brutal murderer Piet Blomfield seeks redemption through meetings with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and stars Eric Bana and Forest Whitaker in the lead roles.

Both actors turned up for the debut, as did Toni Braxton who sported a chic white jumpsuit, and Kat Graham, who looked gorgeous in an off-white silk gown.

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Britney Spears wins Fragrance of the Year at Hollywood Beauty Awards

Britney Spears took home the Fragrance of the Year Award when she attended the Hollywood Beauty Awards on Sunday (25Feb18).The singer has released a whopping 24 perfumes with collaborator Elizabeth Arden since the pair first teamed up in 2004, and the …

Britney Spears took home the Fragrance of the Year Award when she attended the Hollywood Beauty Awards on Sunday (25Feb18).

The singer has released a whopping 24 perfumes with collaborator Elizabeth Arden since the pair first teamed up in 2004, and the 36-year-old was honoured at the ceremony for her latest fragrance, Fantasy In Bloom.

Britney picked up her accolade at Avalon Hollywood wearing a daring sheer mini-dress decorated with embellishment and beading, and her loose blonde tresses were styled by hairstylist Lorenzo Martin.

The Piece of Me hitmaker has had huge success with her Fantasy fragrance collection, which boasts 16 different perfumes in total, and was delighted to be rewarded for the latest addition to the set.

“Wow! Thank you #HollywoodBeautyAwards!!! So honored to have Fantasy In Bloom named #FragranceoftheYear,” the popstar wrote on her Twitter account when she learned the news.

Ron Rolleston, Revlon’s executive vice-president of Global Fragrance Marketing, presented the 36-year-old with her prize at the black tie dinner gala, which also benefited the Helen Woodward Animal Center.

The Grammy winner will soon be kicking off the 12-date North American leg of her Britney: Piece of Me Tour when she performs at the MGM National Harbor in Maryland on July 12 (18).

The event was also attended by Black Panther star Danai Gurira who donned a coral-embellished long-sleeved dress, a black clutch, and matching stilettos selected by stylist Thomas Carter Phillips. The 40-year-old Tony winner was spotted mingling with Samuel L Jackson at the bash, and the Pulp Fiction actor took to Instagram to sing Danai’s praises.

“I’ve Always been impressed by @danaigurira, glad y’all caught up!!” said the 69-year-old.

Other attendees included socialite Paris Hilton, and actresses Elizabeth Banks and Kat Graham.

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