Hailey Bieber shares first look at stunning gown after second wedding

Hailey Bieber has shared pictures of the stunning wedding gown she wore to marry Justin Bieber at their recent second wedding.The couple wed for a second time at the Montage Palmetto Bluff resort in South Carolina on 30 September, a year after they got…

Hailey Bieber has shared pictures of the stunning wedding gown she wore to marry Justin Bieber at their recent second wedding.

The couple wed for a second time at the Montage Palmetto Bluff resort in South Carolina on 30 September, a year after they got married in secret at a New York City courthouse last year.

On Monday night, a week after the ceremony, the 22-year-old model shared a series of snaps from the wedding, including a photo of herself in the dress on her Instagram page, and she looked incredible in an off-the-shoulder, backless white gown which was ornately decorated with pearls to give it an extra shimmer.

She also thanked Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton’s artistic director for menswear and Off-White founder, for creating the dress of her dreams.

“@virgilabloh thank you for making my vision come to life and creating my dream dress. You and your @off____white team are incredible and I’m forever grateful I got to wear your beautiful creation,” she wrote.

Virgil shared the same snap on his Instagram page, as well as sketches of his design, and captioned it: “When @haileybieber asks if you want to design a wedding dress… that’s a ‘yes’ too. love you guys since time, for time.”

As well as the gorgeous dress, Hailey donned a sheer veil as she walked down the aisle, with the lengthy headpiece adorned with the words “Till Death Do Us Part” on the edge.

Other pictures showed the Sorry singer looking smart in his black tuxedo and bow tie and a close-up of the happy couple’s Tiffany & Co. wedding bands.

Justin also shared pictures of him kissing his beautiful bride on Instagram, and wrote: “My bwide (say it out loud even if your a thug it’s cute). Even thugz get married.”

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Louis Vuitton designs candle to raise funds for Bono’s charity

Louis Vuitton has released a $185 (£151) candle which will help raise funds for Bono’s charity (RED).The non-profit organisation was founded by U2 frontman Bono and activist Bobby Shriver in 2006, and has since generated more than $600 million (£491 …

Louis Vuitton has released a $185 (£151) candle which will help raise funds for Bono’s charity (RED).

The non-profit organisation was founded by U2 frontman Bono and activist Bobby Shriver in 2006, and has since generated more than $600 million (£491 million) for the Global Fund, which aims to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

And from every Louis Vuitton|RED candle sold, $60 (£50) will be donated directly to the Global Fund, which has helped save more than 32 million lives across the world.

Jennifer Lotito, chief operating officer of RED, explained that every candle sold by Louis Vuitton will fund 300 days of life-saving medication to someone living with HIV/AIDS.

Michael Burke, chairman and chief executive officer of the French fashion house, told WWD in a statement: “RED’s very courageous fight concerns us all, and we at Louis Vuitton will continue to champion their values and dedicated work. We remain fully committed to supporting this cause and are pleased that our candle will help in furthering the fight against AIDS.”

Louis Vuitton’s master perfumer Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud created the exclusive scent of the luxury candle, while Marc Newson designed its look, which features a red wick, red handle and red lid.

“I was keen to create something that has a strong universal character and with a real sense of liberty,” the perfumer said of his inspiration. “I started with a peony flower accord, which has a pronounced character through its highly floral elements with hints of spice, wood and fruit. It is a perfume in itself.”

The Louis Vuitton|RED candles will be available to buy from Wednesday from Louis Vuitton stores and louisvuitton.com.

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Timothee Chalamet rocks sequinned hoodie at The King premiere

Timothee Chalamet sported a high-fashion sequinned hoodie at the London Film Festival premiere of his movie The King on Thursday night. The Call Me by Your Name actor has become known for shunning the classic plain suit, the traditional male red carpe…

Timothee Chalamet sported a high-fashion sequinned hoodie at the London Film Festival premiere of his movie The King on Thursday night.

The Call Me by Your Name actor has become known for shunning the classic plain suit, the traditional male red carpet attire, in favour of bold, interesting and experimental looks since he rose to fame in 2017.

And the 23-year-old didn’t disappoint as he hit the red carpet in London’s Leicester Square on Thursday night wearing a black sparkly hoodie from Louis Vuitton teamed with plain black trousers from the French fashion house and patent black combat boots.

According to Vogue, the hoodie was embroidered with more than 3,000 Swarovski crystals and 15,000 sequins and took more than 30 hours to make.

Before taking to the red carpet, the Lady Bird star showed a close-up of the cuff of the hoodie which was embroidered with the words “Treat people with kindness.”

Men’s artistic director Virgil Abloh, who often likes to mix luxury with sportswear, shared a snap of Timothee and his ensemble on Instagram and wrote in the caption, “Texts with @tchalamet about red carpet looks turn into rare Louis Vuitton hoodies from the men’s atelier quick.”

In the comments, the actor replied, THANK YOOOOU MR. ABLOH !!!!!!” and designer Marc Jacobs gave his seal of approval by writing, “He’s the coolest. Dope hoodie dreams. So here for it!” with fire emojis.

Timothee previously teamed up with the designer on another headline-grabbing look – the sequinned harness he wore to the Golden Globes earlier this year.

However, during a subsequent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, he clarified that the bedazzled creation was actually a bib.

“I thought it was a bib! They told me it was a bib,” he said. “I had a friend send me a thing that, like, sex-dungeon culture is a thing where you wear harnesses… I didn’t do it for that reason.”

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Louis Vuitton channels Belle Epoque era for spring 2020

Louis Vuitton took inspiration from the Belle Epoque era for its spring/summer 2020 collection. Creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere closed Paris Fashion Week by presenting his latest collection in the courtyard of the Louvre in front of celebrities i…

Louis Vuitton took inspiration from the Belle Epoque era for its spring/summer 2020 collection.

Creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere closed Paris Fashion Week by presenting his latest collection in the courtyard of the Louvre in front of celebrities including Alicia Vikander, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake, who watched the models walk down the minimalist runway while a large video screen played Scottish musician Sophie singing her 2017 song It’s Okay to Cry.

Ghesquiere took inspiration from the past for his collection, particularly Belle Epoque-era Paris, with him explaining in the show notes, “It’s a part of French history that’s very interesting in art, as well as culturally, in terms of emancipation of women, and, of course, in literature with Proust.”

He also added that he wanted to explore “dandyism, and those particular snobberies that would later become what is known as French elegance.”

The period, which is conventionally dated between 1871 and the outbreak of World War I in 1914, also marks the time when the French fashion house, which was founded in 1854, was on the rise thanks to the popularity of their monogrammed trunks among elite travellers.

There were many nods to the past in the collection, with puff sleeves on shirts, iris boutonnieres, high-waisted and wide-legged trousers, silk blouses, block-heeled loafers and moccasins. There were also a number of Art Nouveau touches, with eye-catching designs on dresses and miniskirts, as well as prints reminiscent of the ’70s.

The show opened with model Mariam De Vinzelle wearing black high-waisted trousers with a checked blouse and a multicoloured sweater vest. The dandy looks continued with more trousers, fitted waistcoats and tailored blazers all in different clashing prints.

The collection was clearly a hit with the crowd as Ghesquiere received a standing ovation when he came out for his final bow.

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Estelle Chen named as new face of Maybelline cosmetics

Estelle Chen has been selected as the new brand ambassador for Maybelline New York.The model, who was born in Paris to Chinese parents, is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after names in the business, having walked the runway for the likes of Lo…

Estelle Chen has been selected as the new brand ambassador for Maybelline New York.

The model, who was born in Paris to Chinese parents, is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after names in the business, having walked the runway for the likes of Louis Vuitton, Victoria’s Secret, and Michael Kors.

Now, Chen has announced that she has signed on for her first major beauty deal.

“I am blessed to be a part of the Maybelline New York family and join the roster of powerhouse spokeswomen, past, present, and future,” the 21-year-old commented. “To stand with a brand that is such a trailblazer in the industry, consistently pushing the boundaries of innovation and establishing future trends, while empowering women to recognise their true potential, has left me inspired and overjoyed.”

Chen, who is the company’s youngest spokesmodel, joins a roster of prominent ambassadors including Gigi Hadid, Adriana Lima, Josephine Skriver, Emily DiDonato, Herieth Paul, and Christy Turlington.

For her debut, the rising star appears alongside Lima, Hadid, and Paul in Maybelline’s milestone New York Fashion Week 10th anniversary campaign.

And Trisha Ayyagari, global brand president of Maybelline New York worldwide, called Chen the perfect addition to the cosmetics giant’s team.

“We’re so thrilled to have Estelle join the Maybelline New York family,” she shared. “Estelle’s diverse background lends to her versatile, down-to-earth character that makes her relatable to our global customer. We can’t wait to see her continue to grow.”

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Virgil Abloh to miss Off-White presentation due to health concerns

Virgil Abloh will miss Off-White’s Paris Fashion Week show because he has been advised to take three months off to focus on his health.The Off-White founder and chief executive officer will miss his label’s ready-to-wear show during Paris Fashion Week …

Virgil Abloh will miss Off-White’s Paris Fashion Week show because he has been advised to take three months off to focus on his health.

The Off-White founder and chief executive officer will miss his label’s ready-to-wear show during Paris Fashion Week on 26 September because he has been advised by doctors to slow down and avoid travelling.

In a telephone interview with Vogue.com from his home in Chicago, the 38-year-old revealed that he was “shifting gears” after having a hard time recovering from a recent overseas trip.

“I was just tired, so I went to the doctor. Ultimately, everything is fine, but the doctor told me ‘this pace that you’ve sort of pushed your body – to fly all these miles, do all these different projects – is not good for your health,'” Abloh explained.

“Essentially I’m working from home for the next three months, and in large part all my marketing events I’m cancelling,” he added, meaning he has subsequently cancelled his scheduled public appearances at Vogue’s Forces of Fashion summit and the opening of his exhibition Figures of Speech at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia in November.

A spokesperson for the artistic director of Louis Vuitton menswear said that Abloh would be slowing down his work commitments “due to health considerations,” and that he has created “a new approach that will include crowd participation” to make up for his absence in Paris.

Abloh believes his team at Off-White is equipped to deal with his time off, and his Louis Vuitton team “is expert level”.

“The shows will go on,” Abloh, who shares two children with wife Shannon Sundberg, said. “I’m excited to drop the kids off at school and be able to be here for those moments.”

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Naomi Campbell claims she was blocked from French hotel over her skin colour

Naomi Campbell has claimed she was refused entry to a French hotel because she is black.The British supermodel was first scouted at the age of 15 and has since gone on to establish herself as one of the most sought-after names in the fashion world, hav…

Naomi Campbell has claimed she was refused entry to a French hotel because she is black.

The British supermodel was first scouted at the age of 15 and has since gone on to establish herself as one of the most sought-after names in the fashion world, having most recently walked the runway for the likes of Valentino, Louis Vuitton, and H&M x Moschino.

Yet, in spite of her global fame, Naomi has now insisted she is still subjected to racism and was turned away from a hotel in the south of France when the Cannes Film Festival was taking place in May this year.

“I was recently in a town in the south of France while the Cannes Film Festival was going on, where I was invited to take part in an event in a hotel that will remain nameless,” she recalled in an interview with Paris Match. “They did not want to let us come in, my friend and me, because of the colour of my skin. This guy at the door made out that the place was full. But he was letting other people in.”

Naomi went on to describe the incident as “revolting”. However, she emphasised that encountering racist behaviour simply inspires her to continue expressing herself and to find new ways to “make myself heard”.

Elsewhere in the chat, Naomi reflected on her career and some of her biggest champions, including late designers Azzedine Alaia, Gianni Versace, and Yves Saint Laurent, while she cited African-America model Bethann Hardison, who rose to fame in the early ’70s, as a “pioneer” for the promotion of diversity in the fashion industry.

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LVMH boss Bernard Arnault becomes world’s second richest person

Bernard Arnault has overtaken Bill Gates to become the world’s second richest person.The LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton chairman and chief executive was named on Bloomberg’s latest Billionaires Index on Tuesday, thanks to his total net worth of a who…

Bernard Arnault has overtaken Bill Gates to become the world’s second richest person.

The LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton chairman and chief executive was named on Bloomberg’s latest Billionaires Index on Tuesday, thanks to his total net worth of a whopping $108 billion (£86.5 billion). Microsoft founder Gates has been number two on the list for seven years.

Arnault, who owns the luxury French conglomerate that oversees more than 70 high-fashion brands, including Louis Vuitton, Celine, Givenchy and Fendi, earned an estimated $39 billion (£31 billion) last year alone.

The 70-year-old Frenchman joined Gates and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who has a net worth of $125 billion (£100 billion).

According to editors at Bloomberg, Gates would be the richest man in the world if his $35 billion (£28 billion) charitable donations, made by him and wife Melissa through their foundation, were taken into account.

Arnault is also a philanthropist and was among those who pledged huge amounts of money to repair the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris after a devastating fire raged through the medieval building in April, and personally promised a donation of $224 million.

LVMH had record-setting sales and profits in 2018, and the luxury conglomerate continues to grow.

Back in May, bosses launched Fenty Maison with Rihanna – which features ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories – in the group’s first fashion house creation since Christian Lacroix in 1987.

And on Monday, it was announced that LVMH has teamed up with British designer Stella McCartney, who split from rival conglomerate Kering last year.

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Naomi Campbell disinfects entire plane seat before flying

Naomi Campbell takes time to disinfect her plane seat every time she flies.The British supermodel was first scouted at the age of 15 and has since gone on to establish herself as one of the most sought-after names in the fashion world, having most rece…

Naomi Campbell takes time to disinfect her plane seat every time she flies.

The British supermodel was first scouted at the age of 15 and has since gone on to establish herself as one of the most sought-after names in the fashion world, having most recently walked the runway for the likes of Valentino, Louis Vuitton, and H&M x Moschino.

Naomi’s hectic schedule means she is constantly hopping on flights, and in a new video for her YouTube channel, she explained that her airport routine starts with putting on a pair of disposable gloves and wiping down her seat with Dettol wipes.

“Clean everything you touch, anything you can possibly touch. Anything that you put your hands on,” she advised, before proceeding to wipe down the side table, tray, headrest, remote, and TV. “This is what I do on every plane that I get on. I do not care what people think of me – it’s my health and it makes me feel better.”

Naomi also packs a soft blanket in her carry-on, which she sits on for the duration of the flight.

The model has the seat covers in a variety of “happy” colours and has them hand-washed at the hotel when she lands.

Elsewhere in the video, Naomi shared that she has a plastic bag filled with beauty products that she labelled as her “hydration pack,” and that she wears a face mask during the flight, especially during departure and landing.

“No matter what plane you take, private or commercial, as the plane descends, people start coughing and sneezing,” the 49-year-old stated. “The coughing and sneezing makes me… I just can’t. This is my protection from people’s coughing and sneezing. I mean, as much as I travel, I should get sick so much more with colds and stuff and I’m blessed that I don’t.”

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Mexico questions Louis Vuitton over use of traditional pattern

Louis Vuitton has been questioned by Mexico government officials over the use of a traditional pattern.Leaders at the culture ministry have fired off a letter after noticing a chair in the French fashion house’s recent collaboration with Raw Edges desi…

Louis Vuitton has been questioned by Mexico government officials over the use of a traditional pattern.

Leaders at the culture ministry have fired off a letter after noticing a chair in the French fashion house’s recent collaboration with Raw Edges designers Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay that featured a print by Mexican artists in Hidalgo.

“We feel obliged to ask, in a respectful manner, if for the elaboration of the chair mentioned you sought and, in this case, worked together with the community and its artists,” the letter said, according to editors at Reuters.

In light of the controversy, a spokesperson for Vuitton, owned by LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, said that they have since reached out to the community of Hidalgo in an effort to work together in the future.

“We are currently in a relationship with artisans of Tenango de Doria in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico, with the perspective of collaborating together to produce this collection,” a representative commented.

The limited-edition chair features embroidered images of multi-coloured animals which are typical to the Tenango de Doria community. On the Louis Vuitton website, the description for the Raw Edges collection said that Mer and Alkalay “took their inspiration from traditional crafts from all over the world and the House’s rich travel heritage”. The item is no longer available to purchase.

This is the second time in a matter of weeks that officials from the Mexican government have called out a design for using traditional designs and patterns.

In June, the culture ministry questioned executives at high-fashion label Carolina Herrera for “cultural appropriation” of indigenous patterns.

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