Naomi Campbell, Cher and Kim Kardashian front CR Fashion Book cover

Naomi Campbell, Cher and Kim Kardashian have been tapped to front the latest issue of CR Fashion Book.The publication, founded by Carine Roitfeld in 2012, is known for its edgy cover images, and for the power-themed 16th edition, the editor has tapped …

Naomi Campbell, Cher and Kim Kardashian have been tapped to front the latest issue of CR Fashion Book.

The publication, founded by Carine Roitfeld in 2012, is known for its edgy cover images, and for the power-themed 16th edition, the editor has tapped the three style icons to star in the main photoshoot.

Shot by photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott and styled by Roitfeld, the black-and-white images feature each of the women in chic black outfits and graphic make-up.

“The three cultural figures form the ultimate fantasy biker gang and share how power can be wielded for good, through using their voices and platforms to champion communities in need and causes close to their hearts,” a rep for the magazine commented of the theme. “Fronted by the return to our founding logo, CR’s latest issue also explores a myriad of powerful personalities, issues, and trends in society, pivotally timed at the onset of an election year.”

Elsewhere in the photoshoot, Campbell is seen posing in a black bra and blazer while walking on a city street, while in another snap, the 49-year-old is depicted standing alongside the Believe hitmaker in matching outfits. A portrait of Kardashian sees her glancing back at the camera while clutching a leopard print purse.

And in the accompanying article, each of the women were asked to discuss how they use their respective voices and platforms to champion causes close to their hearts, with Campbell speaking about her Fashion For Relief organisation and commitment to promoting HIV/AIDS research.

“I’m not the type of person to disappear when someone’s down; that’s when I’m there the most,” she said in a preview given to People magazine. “Anyone who knows me knows that. “

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Naomi Campbell calls for pay parity for racially diverse models

Naomi Campbell has claimed racially diverse models still don’t receive equal pay.The British supermodel has been involved in the fashion industry for more than three decades, and in addition to her modelling work, serves as a mentor to young women. Bu…

Naomi Campbell has claimed racially diverse models still don’t receive equal pay.

The British supermodel has been involved in the fashion industry for more than three decades, and in addition to her modelling work, serves as a mentor to young women.

But while Campbell is pleased to see business leaders embrace inclusivity and diversity, she is adamant more work needs to be done, especially in relation to payment.

“It’s still a big deal and there’s always work to be done. You never should sit on your laurels and just think everything is fine. You always have to maintain and challenge yourself. That’s how I always felt. Know what you want to try and not be afraid to try it,” she said in an interview with CNN. “Now, I’m looking now at (models getting the) same payment for doing the same work. I do feel that it’s obvious that’s going to come up next. And that (it) should be equal.”

Campbell has recently walked the runway for the likes of Tommy Hilfiger and Kenneth Ize, and is also dedicated to charity work, supporting Fashion For Relief, and organisations in Africa.

And she’s determined not to allow a story published last year in the Mail on Sunday, which included a picture of her at an event also attended by late financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, affect her life or career.

“They didn’t publish a picture of me and Jeffrey Epstein because they don’t have one of me and Jeffrey Epstein. They published a picture of me with many people, throughout my 34-year career at public events, that may have fallen from grace in some which way. And that’s supposed to reflect on me? One of the pictures was 30 years old,” the 49-year-old fired. “What does that have to do with me? That doesn’t define who I am as a person. It doesn’t define (you) if your next-door neighbour goes and does an act, you’ve known them for years, but you had no knowledge they were that way. I was not going to accept that method and that’s why I came out on my YouTube channel Being Naomi and said what I had to say.”

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Burberry opts for equestrian chic for fall 20

Burberry has harnessed equestrian chic for its fall/winter 2020 collection.Creative director Riccardo Tisci unveiled his latest line at Kensington Olympia as part of London Fashion Week on Monday, with the presentation drawing in over 800 guests, inclu…

Burberry has harnessed equestrian chic for its fall/winter 2020 collection.

Creative director Riccardo Tisci unveiled his latest line at Kensington Olympia as part of London Fashion Week on Monday, with the presentation drawing in over 800 guests, including celebrities such as Cate Blanchett, Naomi Campbell, Luka Sabbat, FKA Twigs, Jacob Elordi, and Hunter Schafer.

Titled Memories, Italy-born Tisci explained in his show notes that he was inspired by his first travels to the British capital as a young man, as well as the central codes of the heritage house.

“Moving back to London recently – a city I first discovered as a young student – gave me a real sense of nostalgia. It was the place where I learnt to be myself and a city where I gained the confidence to be the man that I am today. I have this strong feeling of pride when I think about the early days of my career, when I was an emerging designer still learning my craft and taking inspiration wherever I could find it,” he shared. “The memory of this special and formative time in my life is what has influenced this collection – from the places I visited and the people that surrounded me to the music that inspired me. It is this side of my personal journey that I wanted to blend with the codes and language that I have started to define here at Burberry.”

To open, model Astrid Voss took to the catwalk in a belted brown coat with dramatic feather detailing on the lapels and sleeves. Tisci then unveiled similar silhouettes featuring Burberry’s signature tan fabric and check print, with much of the line focused on layered separates ideal for the cooler months. An equestrian influence was apparent in duffel coats, quilted jackets, long collarless coats, jodhpurs, and fluted skirts, with Kendall Jenner sporting a checked top with black detailing and long white skirt and Gigi Hadid modelling a black jumpsuit and colour-blocked jacket.

Elsewhere, Tisci introduced the new Olympia bag collection, featuring a shoulder bag in three sizes and a crossbody bag, and concluded the spectacle by having a parade of models walk the runway in sparkly dresses featuring strong shoulders and sparkly fringing.

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Lewis Hamilton unveils latest Tommy Hilfiger line with star-studded London show

Tommy Hilfiger and Lewis Hamilton recruited many famous faces to model their latest designs at London Fashion Week on Sunday.The American designer unveiled his fourth collection in partnership with the Formula One driver, as well as their capsule colle…

Tommy Hilfiger and Lewis Hamilton recruited many famous faces to model their latest designs at London Fashion Week on Sunday.

The American designer unveiled his fourth collection in partnership with the Formula One driver, as well as their capsule collection with musician H.E.R., at the TOMMYNOW Spring 2020 show held at the Tate Modern in London on Sunday night, with celebrity guests including Billy Porter, Charli XCX, and Meghan Trainor.

The show featured a diverse, age, and size-inclusive mix of models from both sides of the Atlantic, ranging from ’90s British favourites Jodie Kidd, Yasmin Le Bon, and Erin O’Connor to newcomers such as Halima Aden, Alton Mason, and Jasmine Sanders. Other U.K. faces included Jourdan Dunn, Georgia May Jagger, and Karen Elson, while international models included Winnie Harlow, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Candice Swanepoel.

The famous faces on the runway vastly outnumbered those sitting front row, with the show also featuring celebrity relatives such as Helena Christensen and Norman Reedus’ son Mingus, Kate Moss’ sister Lottie, Liam Gallagher’s son Lennon, Bob Geldof’s daughter Pixie, and Christy Turlington’s nephew James.

The genderless ‘See Now, Buy Now’ collection was the most sustainable TommyxLewis release to date, with 75 per cent of the line using more sustainable production methods, including organic cotton, recycled fabric, and low-impact denim washes.

Naomi Campbell opened the show wearing a neon yellow and beige tracksuit with chunky high-top sneakers. A number of streetwear looks followed, before the collection focused on preppy outfits heavily featuring nautical stripes and the stars and stripes of the U.S. flag, with Ambrosio wearing a crisp navy blue blazer over the top of a white and blue striped shirt, worn as a dress, and a white jumper.

Hamilton linked arms with Campbell as he walked down to the catwalk with Hilfiger and H.E.R. to give the final bow.

“Thanks to @thomasjhilfiger, @hermusicofficial, all my amazing models including @naomi and of course to everyone at @tommyhilfiger,” he wrote on Instagram. “It’s been such a journey to create our most sustainable collection to date, but it’s something I’m so proud that we’ve been able to achieve. Feeling very grateful for all our hard work today.”

London Fashion Week continues on Monday with presentations from Burberry, JW Anderson, and Erdem.

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Marc Jacobs celebrates ‘chaos and form’ with fall 20 line

Marc Jacobs has celebrated the intersection of “chaos and form” with his fall/winter 2020 collection.The designer unveiled his latest line at the Park Avenue Armory as part of New York Fashion Week on Wednesday night, with the spectacle drawing in the …

Marc Jacobs has celebrated the intersection of “chaos and form” with his fall/winter 2020 collection.

The designer unveiled his latest line at the Park Avenue Armory as part of New York Fashion Week on Wednesday night, with the spectacle drawing in the likes of Naomi Campbell, Sofia Coppola, Nicki Minaj, Yolanda Hadid, and Stephanie Seymour.

To kick off the presentation, Karole Armitage, known as the “punk ballerina”, took to the stage to perform a show-stopping abstract dance.

“Our fall/winter 2020 collection celebrates the intersection of chaos and form, the rituals of getting dressed and the power of storytelling through movement as a gesture into possibility,” a brand representation wrote on Instagram. “Marc Jacobs celebrates the power of storytelling through the movements of legendary and renowned choreographer and dancer, Karole Armitage. Karole’s talent and genius is in her ability to dismiss the discipline of her craft by challenging conventional gestures. Her abrupt, fierce and sometimes violent articulations brings the cultural influences of today into conversation with a past New York I will forever love, not for longing of time passed but for moments that are timeless in reference.”

A troupe of dancers continued to perform in the background as the show began, with a model opening in a lemon-yellow coat and matching leggings. A series of similar numbers in pale pink and white followed, with Kaia Gerber wearing a pale yellow faux fur coat and matching hat.

However, Jacobs then dropped in a variety of eclectic looks, such as a spotted coat, red dress with white Peter Pan collar, a light blue pea coat, a red tartan jumpsuit, and a grey tweed suit.

Other highlights included a black sequin evening gown as worn by Bella Hadid, a white suit and red beret as modelled by Gigi Hadid, singer Miley Cyrus in a black bralet and trouser combination, as well as Karlie Kloss in a white gown with a high-neck top and long silk skirt.

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Naomi Campbell and Shalom Harlow remember Alexander McQueen on 10th anniversary of death

Naomi Campbell and Shalom Harlow marked 10 years since the death of Alexander McQueen on Tuesday by posting heartfelt tributes on social media. The British fashion designer and couturier, who founded his eponymous label in 1992 and headed up Givenchy …

Naomi Campbell and Shalom Harlow marked 10 years since the death of Alexander McQueen on Tuesday by posting heartfelt tributes on social media.

The British fashion designer and couturier, who founded his eponymous label in 1992 and headed up Givenchy from 1996 to 2001, passed away at his home in London on 11 February 2010 at the age of 40, with his death sending the industry into mourning.

To mark the 10th anniversary of his death on Tuesday, McQueen’s models, friends, and collaborators took to Instagram to remember him in touching posts.

Campbell shared a throwback picture of her with McQueen and his best friend and muse Annabelle Neilson, who died in 2018, and wrote in the caption, “Annabelle, thank you for sharing your best friend and brother with me. I will never forget this day 10 years ago!! You will remain in my heart not only as one of our most significant designers of all time, but as a compassionate and insightful and loyal friend to the end… I love you, MAY YOU BOTH REST IN PEACE. always in my heart .. #AlexanderMcQueen #10Years.”

Harlow shared a throwback photo of her and McQueen backstage at the spring/summer 1999 fashion show ahead of the iconic moment her white dress was spray-painted black and yellow by robots as she rotated on a circular platform.

“Thank you for touching us all with your magic Lee #alexandermcqueen #mcqueen,” she wrote in the caption, referring to McQueen’s first name. She also shared a video of the spray-painting moment on her Instagram Stories and added the same caption.

In addition, model Karen Elson uploaded a throwback photo and wrote, “Thinking of you Lee, thank you for the magic, the inspiration and for your big and beautiful heart. We all miss your infectious laugh and cheeky grin,” as did director Sam Taylor-Johnson, who added, “Ten years ago today he left this world (heartbreak emoji).”

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Naomi Campbell fronts first-ever Vivienne Westwood campaign

Naomi Campbell has been tapped to front a Vivienne Westwood campaign for the first time. The supermodel has been associated with the luxury British brand ever since 1993, when she famously fell over on the catwalk while wearing a pair of purple platfo…

Naomi Campbell has been tapped to front a Vivienne Westwood campaign for the first time.

The supermodel has been associated with the luxury British brand ever since 1993, when she famously fell over on the catwalk while wearing a pair of purple platform heels, and the duo have worked together on many occasions ever since, but never on a campaign.

The British fashion star has finally been tapped to front a campaign for the company and poses in some of the highlights from Westwood’s own line as well as the designer’s collaboration with her husband Andreas Kronthaler.

“I believe things in life come along when they are meant to. It’s taken 33 years to do a Westwood Campaign and I’m so happy to be doing it in my 49th year. Its meant to be when its meant to be…,” Naomi said in a statement.

In images from the spring/summer 2020 campaign, the 49-year-old can be seen wearing a red gown with white oversized statement gloves, a black crepe dress, a multicoloured shirt, and in an explicit shot, Naomi can be seen nothing but an oversized black tulle hat, black heels and a necktie.

Explaining the concept for collection, Westwood added, “When I design clothes they always have to have a story and when somebody shoots me in our clothes I always have to have that story in my mind. I’ve been reading Mythology – for this it was like we were on our way to paradise and we were all going to change from fish into birds…”

The images were shot by photographer Juergen Teller on the backstreets of the 18th Arrondissement in Paris as well as an indoor white space lit with neon lights. Westwood, Kronthaler and French model Kandioura Fissourou also feature in the images and campaign video.

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Jonah Hill confirms collaboration with Adidas

Jonah Hill has confirmed he’s collaborating with Adidas.The Wolf of Wall Street actor officially announced on Tuesday via Instagram that he has teamed up with executives at the German sportswear giant for an unspecified project. “This is the official…

Jonah Hill has confirmed he’s collaborating with Adidas.

The Wolf of Wall Street actor officially announced on Tuesday via Instagram that he has teamed up with executives at the German sportswear giant for an unspecified project.

“This is the official announcement that I’m partnering with adidas,” he wrote in the caption besides a video showing the Adidas logo besides his name handwritten in capital letters. “Thank you adidas for trusting me and believing in my ideas and pushing them to become even better. This is a dream for me to start the journey of creating with a team I respect and love. Thrilled to show you all what we’ve been working on. More coming very soon. @adidasoriginals.”

In the comments, his celebrity friends showed their support for the partnership, with Naomi Campbell posting a series of clapping and heart emojis, Olivia Wilde writing, “Coooool” with a clapping emoji, and his mother Sharon Feldstein, who called herself a “proud mama”.

The 36-year-old didn’t reveal any further details about the collaboration, which he had teased a year ago on the Failing Upwards podcast.

However, it was rumoured on social media earlier this month that they were releasing two colourways of the Samba shoe and a new iteration of the Superstar shoe. These details haven’t been confirmed.

Jonah has been a longtime fan of the Adidas brand and helped promote their updated Lxcon sneakers on his Instagram account in October 2018 before their official release.

The star joins the likes of Kanye West and Beyonce, who have developed their Yeezy and Ivy Park collections with the company.

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Adut Akech candidly discusses battle with anxiety and depression

Adut Akech has opened up about her struggles with anxiety and depression over the past year.The South Sudan-born model achieved a lot of success with her fashion career during 2019, landing campaigns for the likes of Valentino and winning the Model of …

Adut Akech has opened up about her struggles with anxiety and depression over the past year.

The South Sudan-born model achieved a lot of success with her fashion career during 2019, landing campaigns for the likes of Valentino and winning the Model of the Year award at The Fashion Awards 2019 last month.

However, in a new Instagram post, Adut shared how she hit a low point in her personal life after losing some family members.

“I started becoming numb to everything. It got really hard for me to express any emotion and the people around me started noticing,” she wrote. “It became really hard to express my excitement and gratitude for all the amazing things happening with my career.”

Adut went on to explain that she soon reached out for professional help and began sessions with a therapist. But she continued to experience panic attacks every night, and in the end, decided to take two months off to spend time at home in Australia.

“I felt depressed to a point of wanting to end it, but for my family and myself I had to fight what I could say was the hardest battle of my life. Every day was a struggle but I did everything I could to get a better mental state of mind. I started feeling better and I started seeing things clearer,” the 20-year-old insisted. “Biggest lesson I learned after all this, is the importance of letting go of all things toxic. Don’t hold on to toxic relationships because of comfort, or how long you’ve known the person or the type of relationship ya’ll have. Always put yourself, mental wellbeing, peace and sanity first.”

To conclude, Adut explained that she wanted to share her story so others battling the same issues will know “they’re not alone”.

Accordingly, the star’s post attracted comments from many of her celebrity friends, including actress Storm Reid, models Naomi Campbell and Lily Aldridge, and writer Janet Mock.

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Naomi Campbell names Valentino and Saint Laurent shows as runway highlights of 2019

Naomi Campbell has named her appearances at the Valentino and Saint Laurent presentations as her top runway moments of 2019. The 49-year-old supermodel has been reflecting on her highlights of the year as part of her Year in Review on Instagram and re…

Naomi Campbell has named her appearances at the Valentino and Saint Laurent presentations as her top runway moments of 2019.

The 49-year-old supermodel has been reflecting on her highlights of the year as part of her Year in Review on Instagram and revealed to her followers that two of her highlights of 2019 were closing the show at Valentino’s spring/summer 2019 haute couture and Saint Laurent’s spring/summer 2020 presentations.

“What a year it’s been… Looking back, the @maisonvalentino #ValentinoHauteCouture #SpringSummer19 show, and the @ysl #WomenSummer20 show are amongst some of my favourite moments over the last 12 months,” she wrote in the caption. “Grateful for all the things this year has brought (praying hands emoji) #YearInReview #FavoriteRunways2019.”

Naomi also shared video clips of her walking down the runway during both presentations. At Valentino, she made a surprise appearance and bared her torso and flashed her nipples in a dramatic black gown with sheer bodice and ruffled skirt at Place Vendome as part of Paris Couture Week, while at Saint Laurent, she walked in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris wearing a black sequinned blazer jacket and matching trousers – a nod to the French fashion house’s famous Le Smoking suit.

In another Year in Review post, the British catwalk veteran shared that her other career highlights included receiving the Icon Award at The Fashion Awards in December, attending the Met Gala in a design by Valentino’s creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli in May, and staging her annual Fashion for Relief fundraising show in her native London in September.

“This year was full of some incredible honors and events that I’ll never forget… Receiving @britishfashioncouncil Icon Award at this year’s British Fashion Awards, accompanying @pppiccioli to the Met Gala in one of my favorite custom looks from @maisonvalentino, and bringing @fashion4relief home to London for a special runway show were three nights amongst so many others that I will cherish forever!” she wrote.

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