Marc Jacobs calls Gigi Hadid’s footwear malfunction the ‘perfect mishap’

Marc Jacobs has described Gigi Hadid’s wardrobe malfunction during a recent runway show as the “perfect mishap”.The designer unveiled his latest line at the Park Avenue Armory as part of New York Fashion Week last Wednesday, with the spring/summer 2020…

Marc Jacobs has described Gigi Hadid’s wardrobe malfunction during a recent runway show as the “perfect mishap”.

The designer unveiled his latest line at the Park Avenue Armory as part of New York Fashion Week last Wednesday, with the spring/summer 2020 collection reflecting a diverse array of influences from past decades.

Hadid was first seen in the initial parade sporting a light blue dress and pair of mules, but later walked the runway barefoot, with stylist Katie Grand later revealing that one of the model’s shoes had broken during the presentation.

Responding to Grand’s post, Jacobs praised Hadid for remaining calm under pressure.

“A perfect mishap. Sometimes only when something goes wrong does everything go right. Don’t you think??” he wrote alongside a trio of heart emojis.

While in a separate comment, the designer wrote: “What happened with your improv due to a wardrobe malfunction is a testament to your character. Being true to yourself. Able to rise to any occasion and bring joy regardless of the situation. I feel so grateful that this mistake occurred and that it fell into your arms (or feet as the case may be). It’s not often one has the great pleasure of experiencing an ‘honest’ moment.”

Models Ashley Graham, Lindsey Wixson, and Elsa Hosk also uploaded positive comments.

And in her full description of the moment, Grand noted that while thinking of an alternative for Hadid was stressful at the time, she thinks the model looked more “natural” without the original shoes.

“If you see images from the first passage she has thigh-high silver socks and white leather mules, and since we were at the other end of the armoury there wasn’t much we could do other than either fake a non-broken heel or rip off her socks and shoes and send her out barefoot, which we did, and was all the more natural for it,” she explained. “Gigi and all the people from the show thank you all so much for being so patient, beautiful and inspiring.”

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Prabal Gurung makes political statement with spring 2020 collection

Prabal Gurung has explored the question of “Who Gets to Be American?” with his latest collection.The Nepalese-American designer unveiled his spring/summer 2020 line as part of New York Fashion Week on Monday night, with the event drawing a huge crowd. …

Prabal Gurung has explored the question of “Who Gets to Be American?” with his latest collection.

The Nepalese-American designer unveiled his spring/summer 2020 line as part of New York Fashion Week on Monday night, with the event drawing a huge crowd. In his show notes, Gurung explained that he wanted to use his designs to make a statement about the treatment of immigrants in the United States, especially in relation to some of President Donald Trump’s divisive policies.

“To me, this country has always been a beacon of hope where one’s wildest ambitions can come true, a melting pot that is colourful, multicultural, and beautiful,” he shared. “In the last few years, incited by the divisive rhetoric of our current administration, I’ve considered the many faces of America and how we should seek to redefine it. I recall sitting in a business meeting, spiritedly challenging this very notion, and being met with a pointed, ‘Well, you don’t look American, so how can you define what America is?'”

Reflecting Gurung’s viewpoint, the line included a pastiche of different references, with fabrics referencing cultural prints as well as classic American clothing.

Diversity was also championed on the runway, with Chinese model Lina Zhang opening the presentation in a white cotton dress with a floral bouquet attached to the hip, and other models including Yoon Young Bae, Paloma Elsesser, Lais Ribeiro, and Lindsey Wixson.

Highlights of the line included raw denim cargo trousers, utilitarian jumpsuits, parkas, and sustainable hand-dyed cashmere knits, while Gurung concluded the show by having the models parade the runway with beauty pageant sashes embroidered with the words, “Who Gets to Be American?”

“This is all deeply personal to me. Though my roots lay with my family in Nepal, this country is my home. America is where my heart is. I am an American,” the 40-year-old added. “As immigrants continue to birth this ‘New America’, we must remember all versions of our history and take ownership of our past while forging a new legacy. Amidst the deep wounds that are severing the unity of our country, I continue to seek the America I came here to be a part of – the America that I know is still there. And so, with the spring 2020 collection, we seek to celebrate hope, courage, and present an ode to the true American dream.”

New York Fashion Week continues on Tuesday with presentations from Vera Wang, Pamella Roland, Coach, and Oscar de la Renta.

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Miu Miu unveils new logo at spring 19 show

Miu Miu unveiled its new logo as part of its Paris Fashion Week show on Tuesday night (02Oct18).The fashion house, led by creative director Miuccia Prada, held its latest presentation at the Palais d’Iéna, with the likes of Grace Coddington, Alexa Chu…

Miu Miu unveiled its new logo as part of its Paris Fashion Week show on Tuesday night (02Oct18).

The fashion house, led by creative director Miuccia Prada, held its latest presentation at the Palais d’Iéna, with the likes of Grace Coddington, Alexa Chung, Poppy Delevingne, Kate Mara and Anna Dello Russo all perched on the front row.

However, all eyes were on the new Miu Miu logo at first, with the revamped branding included as a sculptural backdrop for the runway spectacle.

“The new Miu Miu symbol, designed in collaboration with @mmparisdotcom for the #MiuMiuSS19 fashion show, is created to look like a face, a pet or a flower: it is friendly and affectionate, but with a touch of abstraction,” a company rep wrote on Instagram alongside an image of the new design.

The branding was also displayed in the latest fashion collection, including in a range of handbags and purses.

When it came to the catwalk, Prada opted to play with length and contrasting fabrics. The show opened with Anna Rubin sporting a dove grey silk dress with an oversized bow attached to one shoulder.

Bows were a recurring theme throughout the presentation, and were popped onto headbands or shirt collars, while ruched silk roses were incorporated into shiny silk dresses or added onto jackets.

As always, Prada subverted convention by contrasting ladylike separates with racier items, such as a red collared shirt which was matched with a sheer black skirt and dresses with oversize collars that featured unusual triangular cutouts in the centre of the bodices.

Model Kaia Gerber wore a short black dress with fabric rose attached to one side, and Lara Mullen stood out in a pale pink leather coat which was complemented by white socks and flats.

Fashion star Lindsey Wixson made a rare catwalk appearance in a belted grey dress and bedazzled slides, while Adwoa Aboah showed off a silver sequin skirt and black denim top.

To conclude, Prada presented a line-up of blue denim outfits which were embellished with silver crystal beading or shiny sequin scarves.

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