Steve Coogan: ‘Greed is not a direct attack on Philip Green’

Steve Coogan has insisted his new movie Greed isn’t a “direct attack” on businessman Philip Green, despite using the controversial retail mogul as an inspiration.Coogan’s fictional character in the film, Sir Richard McCreadie, is loosely based on Green…

Steve Coogan has insisted his new movie Greed isn’t a “direct attack” on businessman Philip Green, despite using the controversial retail mogul as an inspiration.

Coogan’s fictional character in the film, Sir Richard McCreadie, is loosely based on Green, with the film’s storylines taking inspiration from many of the news stories surrounding the British entrepreneur, including alleged tax avoidance and lavish celebrity-filled parties.

However, the comedian has insisted to the BBC that the movie is not a “direct attack” on the Arcadia Group chairman, but that his lavish lifestyle and outspoken manner provided a good hook for a film about how the wealthy exploit people.

“There are many people who make their money by exploiting people,” he explained. “Most of them behave discreetly and they don’t want to draw attention to themselves, but (Green is) the reverse.

“For a long time, he was like, ‘Check me out, see how successful I am. Look at my money. Look at my parties. Look at my friends.’ Because he’s a charismatic figure, it was a good basis on which to develop this movie idea.

“Even though (my character is) horrible to people he’s got a funny turn of phrase, so you go along for the ride and that’s important. If it’s just obnoxious, reprehensible behaviour then you’re not going to stick around too long.”

Although he was a divisive figure due to his wealth and tax arrangements, Green was also often seen in the company of stars, including Kate Moss, who designed for his Topshop chain, until he was accused of bullying and sexual harassment in 2018. He has denied all allegations and a U.S. case against him was dismissed last month.

Friends of Green have said he will not watch the film, telling Britain’s Sunday People he’s avoiding it because he’s heard “it’s a load of s**t”.

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Legendary photographer Terry O’Neill dies

Models and celebrities have paid tribute to photographer Terry O’Neill, who has died at the age of 81.A representative for Iconic Images, which licensed O’Neill’s pictures, announced over the weekend that the photographer had passed away on Saturday ni…

Models and celebrities have paid tribute to photographer Terry O’Neill, who has died at the age of 81.

A representative for Iconic Images, which licensed O’Neill’s pictures, announced over the weekend that the photographer had passed away on Saturday night following a long battle with cancer.

“Terry was a class act, quick-witted and filled with charm,” they commented. “Anyone who was lucky enough to know or work with him can attest to his generosity and modesty.

“As one of the most iconic photographers of the last 60 years, his legendary pictures will forever remain imprinted in our memories as well as in our hearts and minds.”

O’Neill rose to prominence in the ’60s, becoming one of the most sought-after photographers in London and working with subjects including The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Judy Garland.

Over the next five decades, he developed close working relationships with pop stars like Elton John and David Bowie, and also shot members of Britain’s royal family, including Queen Elizabeth II, and several statesmen and women, like Nelson Mandela.

Among his most notable recent works was an image of Amy Winehouse at the height of her fame in 2008.

Accordingly, a number of celebrities have honoured O’Neill’s memory, with Kate Moss posting a black-and-white image from an early 1990s photoshoot on her Instagram page and captioning it, “Farewell Terry,” alongside a red heart emoji.

Actress Joan Collins added, “So sorry to hear about the death of the talented #terryoneill – he photographed me several times and was always fun, entertaining and a great photographer,” and music icon John shared one of the iconic images O’Neill had taken of him during a concert at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles back in 1975.

“Terry O’Neill took the most iconic photographs of me throughout the years, completely capturing my moods,” he praised. “He was brilliant, funny and I absolutely loved his company. A real character who has now passed on. RIP you wonderful man.”

O’Neill was last seen publicly in October, when he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to photography by Prince William at Buckingham Palace.

He is survived by his third wife, Laraine Ashton, two children from his first marriage to actress Vera Day, and Liam, a son shared with his second wife, American actress Faye Dunaway.

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Sam McKnight to be honoured at The Fashion Awards 2019

Sam McKnight is to be honoured with the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator at The Fashion Awards 2019.Officials at the British Fashion Council (BFC) announced on Monday that the hairstylist would be presented with the prestigious prize during the …

Sam McKnight is to be honoured with the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator at The Fashion Awards 2019.

Officials at the British Fashion Council (BFC) announced on Monday that the hairstylist would be presented with the prestigious prize during the annual event held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 2 December.

“We are thrilled to present the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator to the legendary Sam McKnight and acknowledge him for his incredible contribution to the global fashion industry,” commented Caroline Rush, BFC chief executive officer. “Sam is one of the most important image-makers of our time, hugely respected within the fashion community and a source of inspiration for many generations to come. We look forward to celebrating with him and his friends in London in December.”

Born in Scotland, McKnight moved to London in the early ’70s and quickly secured a position at leading salon Molton Brown. He soon began building his name in fashion circles and landed his first editorial shoot with British Vogue in 1977. The 64-year-old has since gone on to build a long-standing relationship with editors at the magazine, having styled models and celebrities for over 100 covers. Considered to be one of the first session stylists, McKnight has worked with executives at brands including Balmain, Burberry, Chanel, Fendi, Tom Ford, and Vivienne Westwood over the course of his career, and is also known for collaborating with celebrities such as the late Princess Diana, Cate Blanchett, Emilia Clarke, Kate Moss, and Uma Thurman.

Previous winners of the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator include photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, make-up artist Pat McGrath, and photographer Nick Knight.

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Kate Moss and Yara Shahidi star in Coach’s 2019 holiday campaign

Kate Moss and Yara Shahidi have been tapped to star in Coach’s 2019 holiday campaign.Photographed by Juergen Teller, the imagery was released on Monday, with one snap showing the British supermodel posing in a dark red dress with a black leather belt a…

Kate Moss and Yara Shahidi have been tapped to star in Coach’s 2019 holiday campaign.

Photographed by Juergen Teller, the imagery was released on Monday, with one snap showing the British supermodel posing in a dark red dress with a black leather belt as she rests on a fallen Christmas tree.

Moss is also clutching a new version of the Kat Saddle Bag from the brand’s new Horse and Carriage collection, which reimagines Coach’s iconic motif as a colourful pattern on bags and ready-to-wear.

While Black-ish actress Shahidi is seen standing in the snow next to a box of festive decorations and wearing a hoodie with the company’s dinosaur mascot, Rexy, as well as light brown trousers and a printed jacket with suede panels.

Other names to feature in the print images include rapper Megan Thee Stallion, model Fernanda Ly, and actor Miles Heizer.

The group also appears in an accompanying video directed by Bunny Kinney titled Wonder For All, with Shahidi’s family making a cameo, alongside the likes of the Newark Boys choir, Spike and Tonya Lee, model/actress Camila Morrone, Bob the Drag Queen, the winner of season eight of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and writer, actor, and producer Ben Sinclair.

“The campaign follows the band of revellers as they gather at an impromptu party at a New York brownstone. Capturing the magical mood of the season, it champions the belief of coming together for the holidays and the inclusive, authentic spirit of New York,” a Coach representative explained. “It sees the cast in joyful, unfiltered scenes that highlight the house’s spirit of playfulness and the authentic self-expression that defines New York City.”

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Paris Hilton owns at least 100 Juicy Couture tracksuits

Paris Hilton can’t stop adding to her Juicy Couture tracksuit collection.The socialite/TV personality was one of the major trendsetters of the early 2000s, and when she was not hitting the nightclubs in tiny party dresses, was often seen sporting velou…

Paris Hilton can’t stop adding to her Juicy Couture tracksuit collection.

The socialite/TV personality was one of the major trendsetters of the early 2000s, and when she was not hitting the nightclubs in tiny party dresses, was often seen sporting velour tracksuit sets from California-based label Juicy Couture which she matched with Von Dutch T-shirts.

Yet, Paris has never grown tired of wearing tracksuits when off-duty, and in an interview with The Guardian, she shared that she has a wardrobe full of them.

“Growing up, I always had my own sense of style. I loved being unique and original and coming up with my own trends,” she told the publication. “When I go to a party, I love to be glamorous and go all out; I like to sparkle and feel amazing. However, my everyday wear is very comfortable. I love Juicy Couture’s velour tracksuits; I probably own 100 of them in every colour. That’s my uniform when I’m chilling at home or going to the beach – anything that doesn’t involve a red carpet.”

Paris went on to name Kate Moss and Victoria Beckham as two of her style icons, and also noted that she appreciates her younger sister Nicky Hilton’s “understated” fashion choices.

Elsewhere in the chat, the blonde star reflected on her favourite style moments and selected the silver chainmail Julien Macdonald dress she wore to her 21st birthday party in 2001 as one of her top looks.

“It’s amazing that it has become so iconic; everybody wants to wear it. I feel proud every time I see someone wearing a version of this look,” the 38-year-old added.

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Designers asked Naomi Campbell to fall after infamous runway slip

Naomi Campbell was asked by designers to intentionally fall after once taking a tumble during a Vivienne Westwood runway show.The supermodel famously fell while strutting in sky-high platform heels during the 1993 event, and she still considers it an a…

Naomi Campbell was asked by designers to intentionally fall after once taking a tumble during a Vivienne Westwood runway show.

The supermodel famously fell while strutting in sky-high platform heels during the 1993 event, and she still considers it an awful moment.

“I was embarrassed because also it was not the right time of the month for a woman to fall and I felt like I should have practiced more,” Campbell told Westwood in a new interview for British Vogue. “There’s a trick to walking in your shoes.”

The jaw-dropping incident was so highly publicised, other fashion designers asked her to recreate the moment.

“A couple of people, designers, asked me if I would fall for them,” the 49-year-old remembered. “And I was like, ‘Why would you want me to fall unnecessarily?’ ‘Press! The press that you got!’ But it wasn’t planned!

“They asked me if I would do it and I said, ‘Absolutely not, it goes against everything that I stand for. I’m not falling purposefully.'”

Today, Campbell still replays the words she said to herself that night, adding, “The most important thing is that I said to myself, ‘Get up and keep going. That’s all you have to do.'”

Elsewhere in the interview, the fashion icon revealed that Westwood had taken her and Kate Moss for tea in London when they were starting out in the modelling industry to discuss environmental issues and activism.

“You sat us down and gave us a talking to about being conscious in the world. That had a big impact on me,” she recalled. “You know, they have these posh words for it now, like philanthropy. For me it was just like, you do it because you want to do it.”

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Vivienne Westwood wants people to stop buying clothes

Vivienne Westwood has urged people to cut down on the amount of clothing they buy.The 78-year-old has discussed the devastating impact the fashion industry is having on the environment in a new interview with Naomi Campbell for British Vogue. Westwood …

Vivienne Westwood has urged people to cut down on the amount of clothing they buy.

The 78-year-old has discussed the devastating impact the fashion industry is having on the environment in a new interview with Naomi Campbell for British Vogue.

Westwood stated that climate change has affected the world so severely something “has got to happen this year, or else we’re too late”.

“It’s not enough to just live the life you’ve got already. You’ve got to stick to the three Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle,” the veteran designer explained, before adding that people can buy less and cut down on their fast-fashion footprint. “You reduce the clothes you’re buying; you buy quality not quantity, (and) make sure you want to keep on wearing it. Go to work in an evening dress if you want.”

The icon also shared that people can make one of their old T-shirts into a Vivienne Westwood original by taking it into any of her boutiques and asking employees to paint “BUY LESS” onto the garment.

Westwood added that her work as an activist and a designer are intertwined, because it’s “very, very important” to look good if you want to make a point “because then people (take you seriously)”.

Elsewhere in the interview, Campbell revealed that Westwood had taken her and Kate Moss for tea in London when they were starting out in the modelling industry to discuss environmental issues and activism.

“You sat us down and gave us a talking to about being conscious in the world. That had a big impact on me,” the 49-year-old recalled. “You know, they have these posh words for it now, like philanthropy. For me it was just like, you do it because you want to do it.”

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Lila Moss offers mum Kate Moss make-up tips

Lila Moss has taught her supermodel mother Kate Moss how to use highlighter.The 17-year-old, who is the daughter of the fashion icon and media mogul Jefferson Hack, landed her first gig as the face of Marc Jacobs Beauty last year, and her career has go…

Lila Moss has taught her supermodel mother Kate Moss how to use highlighter.

The 17-year-old, who is the daughter of the fashion icon and media mogul Jefferson Hack, landed her first gig as the face of Marc Jacobs Beauty last year, and her career has gone from strength to strength ever since.

And while Lila has learned a lot from her mother, she confessed in a new interview with InStyle that the 45-year-old needs her help when it comes to make-up.

“I’ve taught her how apply highlighter in the right places. Once, I noticed she did it completely wrong, so I had to correct it,” she told the publication. “(But) she’s shown me the best way to curl my eyelashes. She’s always used an eyelash curler, and I used to be so scared to do it.

“Start right at the bottom rather than in the middle so that the whole lash gets curled.”

The teen was on the receiving end of some wise words from her mum when she began shooting the Marc Jacobs Beauty campaign too.

“Before shooting my first campaign, she told me, ‘Listen and do what they tell you to do.’ It was intimidating, but it was amazing to know that I could trust Marc and the creative team. But I think the best lesson she has taught me is to, ‘Work hard, be polite to everyone I meet, and to always make sure you’re comfortable with whatever you’re doing,'” the rising star shared.

Elsewhere in the interview, Lila discussed how she and fellow model Kaia Gerber, who is the 18-year-old daughter of Cindy Crawford, have had to work hard to make sure they have successful careers purely because of talent, and not a famous surname.

“Girls like Kaia Gerber, or Gigi and Bella Hadid are great examples. They are inspired by their mum’s legacies but have shown that they each have different and separate paths from their parents,” she added.

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Kate Moss ‘doesn’t always listen’ to Naomi Campbell’s make-up tips

Kate Moss “doesn’t always listen” to Naomi Campbell’s beauty advice. The British supermodels have been friends since they met on a shoot in Los Angeles in 1992, when they were teenagers rising up the ranks of the fashion world, and Moss has now reveale…

Kate Moss “doesn’t always listen” to Naomi Campbell’s beauty advice.

The British supermodels have been friends since they met on a shoot in Los Angeles in 1992, when they were teenagers rising up the ranks of the fashion world, and Moss has now revealed that her pal always likes to dish out beauty and make-up advice, but she doesn’t always take it.

“Naomi Campbell is always telling me where to go for good treatments. She gives me make-up tips too, but to be honest, I don’t always listen,” she told Stylist magazine. “When I was younger, I wore a lot of black eyeliner and she was always like, ‘Take it off, take it off,’ but I loved it too much.”

The 45-year-old has undoubtedly learned countless beauty tips and tricks during her career in the modelling industry. However, she doesn’t feel the need to share them with her 16-year-old daughter Lila Grace, because she’s an expert with make-up already.

“I don’t dare give my daughter Lila Grace advice, but I love watching her do her make-up. She knows how to use gloss and highlighters. Sometimes I think, ‘How has she done that?’ It never looks the same on me,” Moss added.

She also wouldn’t offer recommendations to her younger sister Lottie, as the 21-year-old model is completely different to her and “she has a really good look going on”.

Elsewhere in the interview, the fashion star shared that make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury got her into sheet masks, which she uses on relaxing Sundays while watching TV, and beauty expert Val Garland showed her the benefits of a jade roller.

“Val Garland always uses a jade roller on me and it really works. I use it to de-puff and for its lymphatic drainage properties. I take so much more care with my skincare these days,” she commented.

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Kate Moss and Cindy Crawford attend Peter Lindbergh’s funeral

Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Karen Elson were among mourners at the funeral for photographer Peter Lindbergh on Tuesday. The German photographer and film director, known for his portraits of models and celebrities, passed away earlie…

Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Karen Elson were among mourners at the funeral for photographer Peter Lindbergh on Tuesday.

The German photographer and film director, known for his portraits of models and celebrities, passed away earlier this month at the age of 74, and fashion stars flooded social media with tributes to him.

Lindbergh’s funeral was held at the Church of Saint-Sulpice in Paris, France on Tuesday, during Paris Fashion Week, and many stars of the fashion and movie industry turned out to pay their respects and celebrate his life.

Other guests included Eva Herzigova, Lara Stone, Kaia Gerber, Gigi and Bella Hadid, U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, British Vogue’s Edward Enninful and actors Bradley Cooper, Julianne Moore, Salma Hayek, Isabelle Huppert, and Milla Jovovich.

Taking to Instagram after the service, British model Elson wrote, “Today we gathered at St Sulpice to say farewell to our beloved Peter Lindbergh. The fashion community wept alongside Peter’s family and friends and we remembered all that made Peter so undeniably luminous and with that we realised through his memory that flame will never be dimmed nor the human and profound impact he had upon us all large or small. He lived his life with purpose and joy and today reminded me to do the same. With the angels from now on. Rest in Peace.”

In the comments, Oscar-winning actress Moore called the service “beautiful” and wrote that she was “lucky” to have known him. She later posted a picture of Lindbergh on her own Instagram page and wrote, “@realpeterlindbergh had a giant life – full of artistry and full of love. His impact was manifest in his creative output but most importantly in his beautiful family and many, many friends. Rest in Peace.”

Meanwhile, Wintour called Tuesday a “sad day for the fashion world” and Enninful wrote, “Today we said goodbye to Peter Lindbergh, @therealpeterlindbergh a man dearly loved and respected by us all.”

One of Lindbergh’s last works was shooting the cover of British Vogue’s September issue, which was guest-edited by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

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