Charlize Theron’s new pixie cut inspired by soccer star Megan Rapinoe

Charlize Theron’s new pixie cut was inspired by American soccer player Megan Rapinoe.The 44-year-old debuted her new ‘do at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York on Monday and told the FIFA Women’s World Cup winner she was the reason for her…

Charlize Theron’s new pixie cut was inspired by American soccer player Megan Rapinoe.

The 44-year-old debuted her new ‘do at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York on Monday and told the FIFA Women’s World Cup winner she was the reason for her chic crop.

During her acceptance speech after being honoured with The Rebel award, Charlize spoke about empowering her fellow women.

“The women in this room tonight are putting themselves on the frontlines of the empathy battle, via storytelling, creating opportunities for those who need it most, or just unabashedly being yourself and telling other women, ‘We don’t have to apologise for who we are or what we are,'” she explained, before pausing and pointing at her blonde hair. “And I’m looking at you, Megan. This is all you.”

Charlize’s new look comes just weeks after she debuted a ’90s-style fringe bowl cut, with honey-coloured highlights, which was created by celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel.

Sharing a snap of the actress on Instagram, he revealed that he was inspired by one of the world’s most iconic supermodels: Linda Evangelista.

“I always feel so blessed collaborating with this insanely talented human @charlizeafrica,” the hair expert wrote. “I was inspired by early images of Linda Evangelista shot by @therealpeterlindbergh. It took some rad people to make this one come to life.”

Charlize later confirmed that she took the plunge with the daring haircut as part of her upcoming role as Cipher in Fast & Furious 9.

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Naomi Campbell slams Elle Germany over ‘insulting’ feature on black models

Naomi Campbell has blasted editors at Elle Germany over a tone-deaf feature about black models.On Tuesday, the fashion watchdogs behind Instagram account Diet Prada took aim at the publication over its November 2019 issue, which had a white model on th…

Naomi Campbell has blasted editors at Elle Germany over a tone-deaf feature about black models.

On Tuesday, the fashion watchdogs behind Instagram account Diet Prada took aim at the publication over its November 2019 issue, which had a white model on the cover along with the tagline “Back to Black,” and an article inside about black models titled “Black is Back”, in which Janaye Furman was misidentified as Naomi Chin Wing.

In response, British supermodel Naomi has taken to Instagram to express her dismay over the magazine’s misplaced attempt to highlight diversity in the fashion industry and begged editor-in-chief Sabine Nedelchev to reach out to either herself or other pioneers, like Bethann Hardison and Iman, for advice.

“Your mistake it is highly insulting in every way, you go further to say that BACK TO BLACK, even if you ment (sic) the fashion it’s misleading on your headline and Type !!!” she began. “I’ve said countless of times we are not a TREND. We are here to STAY. It’s OK to celebrate models of colour but please do it in an ELEGANT and RESPECTFUL way.”

Naomi went on to comment that she finds it “very disappointing” when models are mislabelled in magazine spreads and noted that she has recently noticed other rising stars being confused with South Sudanese-Australian model Adut Akech.

“Do you know what it feels like to do the job and not even be given the right name credit? Very disappointing to say the least. If you would like a conversation to know how to have a diverse mind we are here to sit and accommodate,” the 49-year-old fired. “It’s very important for a publication to be culturally sensitive and give credit where it’s due. We all need to unite on this matter.”

Accordingly, a number of Naomi’s celebrity pals shared their support for her stance in the comments section of her post, including make-up artist Sir John, Ebonee Davis, Linda Evangelista, and Pierpaolo Piccioli, with Bethann writing a lengthy note insisting the magazine bosses should be “embarrassed by our reactions”.

Representatives for Elle Germany are yet to respond to the backlash.

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Cindy Crawford felt ’empowered’ by fashion during early modelling days

Cindy Crawford felt “empowered” by fashion when she first began modelling.The supermodel began her career in 1986 and quickly began starring alongside fellow newbies including Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, and…

Cindy Crawford felt “empowered” by fashion when she first began modelling.

The supermodel began her career in 1986 and quickly began starring alongside fellow newbies including Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, and Kate Moss. Now, Cindy has revealed that she was a little overwhelmed with their fast rise to fame.

“Before Christy, Linda, Naomi, Claudia, Kate and I, models weren’t well known,” she told Vogue.com. “It was almost like we were a new boy band – we were all different, but we looked good together.”

Cindy recalled her days walking the runways for the likes of Versace, Chanel, Christian Dior, Calvin Klein, and Valentino, and confessed that she felt strong and powerful by fashion in the late ’80s and early ’90s.

“Fashion was all about glamazonian shoulder pads, high heels and strong women,” the 53-year-old shared. “We didn’t look like victims, we looked empowered. I really think that we felt that way, too.”

While Cindy admitted that she hated walking the runway, she enjoyed being backstage at fashion shows, and missed the friendships she had created with her fellow supermodels.

“It was like a slumber party,” she smiled. “We were all tired and a little bit punchy, but real friendships were formed.”

The businesswoman has been thrust back into the modelling world thanks to her daughter, Kaia Gerber, and son Presley Gerber, and she described how she thinks the industry has changed due to social media.

“I feel I’m most known for giving birth to Kaia now,” the brunette beauty joked. “I come from a world where you shoot 100 photos and pick the very best one to show to everyone. Now images are put out more quickly, they are not as curated. I think that’s interesting, but I’m still trying to figure out how I want it to work for my brand.”

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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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Photographer Peter Lindbergh dies at 74

Famed fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh has died, aged 74.The German photographer and film director, known for his portraits and cinematic images, passed away on Tuesday. A spokesperson for Lindbergh’s family announced the sad news on his official …

Famed fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh has died, aged 74.

The German photographer and film director, known for his portraits and cinematic images, passed away on Tuesday.

A spokesperson for Lindbergh’s family announced the sad news on his official Instagram page on Wednesday morning. A cause of death was not shared.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Lindbergh on September 3rd 2019, at the age of 74,” they wrote alongside a black-and-white photograph. “He is survived by his wife Petra, his first wife Astrid, his four sons Benjamin, Jeremy, Simon, Joseph and seven grandchildren. He leaves a big void.”

Born Peter Brodbeck in 1944, Lindbergh garnered international acclaim in the late 1980s when he began photographing a new generation of models, including Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Tatjana Patitz, Cindy Crawford, and Christy Turlington.

A year later, he famously shot them posing together for the January 1990 cover of British Vogue, and over the course of his career worked with many designers and top models.

Most recently, Lindbergh helmed the September 2019 issue of British Vogue, titled Forces for Change, which was guest-edited by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and featured influential women such as Adut Akech, Gemma Chan, Laverne Cox, Jane Fonda, Salma Hayek, and Jameela Jamil.

Tributes to Lindbergh are already flowing on social media, with Evangelista posting, “Heartbroken. R.I.P. my Peet,” and model Lara Stone commenting, “Oh how much I’ll miss you, I’m heartbroken. Rest in peace dear Peter.”

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Charlize Theron gets ’90s-inspired bowl haircut for Fast & Furious 9

Charlize Theron has opted for a ’90s-inspired bowl cut for her appearance in Fast & Furious 9.The Academy Award-winning actress made her debut in the eighth instalment of the action franchise, 2017’s The Fate of the Furious, in which she played Cipher,…

Charlize Theron has opted for a ’90s-inspired bowl cut for her appearance in Fast & Furious 9.

The Academy Award-winning actress made her debut in the eighth instalment of the action franchise, 2017’s The Fate of the Furious, in which she played Cipher, a criminal mastermind and cyberterrorist who coerces Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) into working against his team by holding Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky) and their son hostage.

For her part in the movie, Charlize sported platinum blonde locks which were styled into twisted braids, but on Monday, she took to Instagram to upload a snap of Cipher’s new hairdo – a short brunette crop with honey blonde highlights.

“She’s baaaaack #Fast9,” she captioned two snaps from the set of the film.

Charlize, 44, didn’t share any further details about her latest transformation, however, her longtime hairstylist Adir Abergel uploaded a post in which he explained that the bowl cut was influenced by “early images” of 1990s supermodels Linda Evangelista and Cindy Crawford by photographer Peter Lindbergh.

“I always feel so blessed collaborating with this insanely talented human @charlizeafrica. I was inspired by early images of Linda Evangelista shot by @therealpeterlindbergh. It took some rad people to make this one come to life,” the hair expert captioned a picture of Charlize, before adding a vintage photo of Linda and Cindy and writing: “I was inspired by Linda Evangelista and Peter Lindbergh early ’90s vibes for Charlize’s new hair look. This image of @lindaevangelista@cindycrawford has been in my brain for a long time.”

A number of Charlize’s celebrity followers were quick to praise her bold new look too, with Lily Collins writing in the comments section, “Love this!!” and January Jones adding, “This hair is next level good. But would only look good on you.”

Fast & Furious 9, also starring Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, John Cena, and Helen Mirren, is due to hit cinemas in May 2020.

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Naomi Campbell notices lack of camaraderie between new models

Naomi Campbell believes models don’t share the same level of love and support for each other today as they did back in the ’90s.In the 1990s, the British beauty was part of an iconic group of supermodels, which included Linda Evangelista, Christy Turli…

Naomi Campbell believes models don’t share the same level of love and support for each other today as they did back in the ’90s.

In the 1990s, the British beauty was part of an iconic group of supermodels, which included Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen, and Claudia Schiffer.

In a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar, the 49-year-old revealed she was saddened by the lack of close female friendships in the modelling industry today.

“I don’t see it as much. I think I can say now, after 33 years – I didn’t used to say it – but I don’t think there’s ever going to be another group of us who really are solid friends like we (supermodels) were, who stuck together and supported one another,” she shared.

“I will always be grateful to Linda and Christy for the support they gave me. Our love for one another is as unconditional today as it was then.”

She credited the group of women with keeping her grounded during her modelling heyday, and confessed that one of her regrets is that she didn’t spend enough time with them.

“Those were great times to be together. That was always the one aspect, when people ask me, ‘Weren’t you lonely when you were younger?’ And I wasn’t, because we were all together and we genuinely wanted to be together,” Campbell recalled.

Elsewhere in the interview, the supermodel explained that one of her career goals is to help Africa become more included in fashion.

“My relevance, to me, is to help the continent of Africa. I want it to be included in the world of fashion – and I mean all over Africa,” she stated.

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Stephanie Seymour makes fashion comeback with Vogue Italia cover

Stephanie Seymour has made her fashion comeback official by fronting the latest cover of Vogue Italia.The California-born beauty rose to fame alongside the likes of “original supermodels” such as Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Christy Tu…

Stephanie Seymour has made her fashion comeback official by fronting the latest cover of Vogue Italia.

The California-born beauty rose to fame alongside the likes of “original supermodels” such as Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, and Claudia Schiffer in the ’80s and ’90s, and was known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Playboy and U.S. Vogue.

In recent years, Seymour has been focusing on raising her family and developing her Raven & Sparrow lingerie line, but on Thursday, editors at Vogue Italia announced that she was fronting the August 2019 issue of the publication.

One cover image shows the 51-year-old sporting a neon green feathered coat from Saint Laurent and black polka dot tights while holding a vintage camera, while another shows her posing nude except for a belt, necklace and stilettos in front of a digital camera.

The photoshoot was overseen by Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Emanuele Farneti, creative director Ferdinando Verderi, photographer Collier Schorr and stylist Vanessa Reid.

Regarding the inspiration behind the imagery, a Vogue Italia spokesperson commented that Schorr sought to subvert gender and identity conventions, with Seymour an “active subject” who is sharing the process with the photographer.

“I didn’t want to enact the Helmut Newton role with a much younger and less experienced model and have that much power, even if it’s just a presumed power,” said Schorr. “By the time I was working with Stephanie on the final shoot, I better understood that the performance for the camera is not all put on for affect – what you see in the photographs is made up of real pieces of us. I truly understand what it is like to be in a certain fashion photography moment where a lot of lines – albeit only representational – can get crossed.”

The new issue of Vogue Italia, which also features Schiffer on the cover, will hit newsstands on 6 August.

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Doutzen Kroes cutting down on plastic in small ways

Doutzen Kroes is doing her good deed for the environment by swapping plastics for sustainable materials where she can.Residents in the Western world have been encouraged to cut down on their use of plastics and swap them for sustainable, more eco-frien…

Doutzen Kroes is doing her good deed for the environment by swapping plastics for sustainable materials where she can.

Residents in the Western world have been encouraged to cut down on their use of plastics and swap them for sustainable, more eco-friendly products wherever possible, and the former Victoria’s Secret model is contributing by making small tweaks to her everyday life, including ditching plastic straws and bringing her own glass containers to collect takeaway food.

“We don’t have plastic straws in our home – we use stainless steel straws. We don’t have plastic bags; I take a (reusable) shopping bag,” she told Elle.com. “I drive my husband crazy. Every time he goes shopping, I tell him, ‘Bring the bag!'”

Doutzen, who grew up in Holland biking and eating produce from her family’s vegetable garden, hopes her children – eight-year-old son Phyllon and four-year-old daughter Myllena – will watch her and her DJ husband Sunnery James’ behaviour when it comes to sustainability and learn from their example.

“Sometimes you don’t even need to say anything, just do it,” the 34-year-old added.

In addition to helping the environment, the Dutch supermodel has also been working as a global ambassador for Knot On My Planet, a charity initiative fighting for the conservation of elephants. Since 2016, the project has raised $8 million (£6.3 million) and is now the biggest donor to the Elephant Crisis Fund. Accordingly, the cause has given Doutzen a sense of purpose.

“To be the voice of a species that doesn’t have one just feels amazing,” she gushed. “Something clicked. It was like, ‘Now I know why I went through this, and created all these connections,’ because coming from where I came from, I thought, ‘What am I doing to help the world?’ It was incredible to see all these people I have worked with over the years participate in our campaign.”

Models such as Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, and Linda Evangelista have also worked with the charity.

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Alexandra Shulman breaks silence on Helena Christensen backlash

Alexandra Shulman has admitted her scathing attack on Helena Christensen’s recent decision to wear a corset was not her “finest hour”.The former British Vogue editor took an instant dislike to the outfit the 50-year-old model wore to Gigi Hadid’s denim…

Alexandra Shulman has admitted her scathing attack on Helena Christensen’s recent decision to wear a corset was not her “finest hour”.

The former British Vogue editor took an instant dislike to the outfit the 50-year-old model wore to Gigi Hadid’s denim-themed 24th birthday party in April – a pair of wide-legged jeans, black lace bustier and gold sandals.

Calling the look “tacky”, she went on to suggest that older women should stop dressing in clothes they wore in their younger years.

Helena’s fashion contemporaries, including Naomi Campbell, Karen Elson and Linda Evangelista, and Alexandra’s Vogue replacement Edward Enninful, all leapt to the Danish star’s defence, and the British journalist has finally broken her silence on the matter.

“I think that it certainly wasn’t my finest hour,” she began in a chat on The Telegraph’s Fashion Unzipped podcast. “I’m very pleased that Helena behaved extremely graciously about it. I also think that it is important that you can have an opinion, whether people disagree with it or not – and if you’re going do that then it might be uncomfortable, but you’ve got to take the heat, haven’t you?’

“In other art forms, it’s accepted that you review completely impartially, whether you think an exhibition’s good, a play’s good, a film’s good. In fashion, the idea is that your criticism would be to ignore, but not to actually review and put your point of view.”

In the wake of the comments, which appeared in an article Alexandra penned for The Daily Mail, Helena donned the bustier for a second time, sharing a photo on Instagram of the repeated look and writing: “Let’s continue to elevate and support each other, all you beautiful, smart, fun, sexy, hardworking, talented, nurturing women out there #ooopssheworeabustieragain.”

She also told fans she’d received “flowers and an apology”, though didn’t elaborate who from.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Alexandra continued: “I think it’s an interesting question, how commentary is not really a part of the fashion business. And maybe sometimes because I am a journalist at heart and now, I don’t have any particular allegiances, my kind of knee-jerk like of commentary overturns my… I wouldn’t say good sense, but the point about Helena is that she’s wonderful, and I think I was kind of wrong to make a negative point about how she looked in a bustier. And what people minded was that I attached that to the idea of age.”

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