Miley Cyrus makes surprise appearance during Marc Jacobs’ runway show

Miley Cyrus made a surprise appearance on the catwalk during Marc Jacobs’ fashion show on Wednesday night.The designer unveiled his latest fall/winter 2020 collection at the Park Avenue Armory as part of New York Fashion Week, with the spectacle drawin…

Miley Cyrus made a surprise appearance on the catwalk during Marc Jacobs’ fashion show on Wednesday night.

The designer unveiled his latest fall/winter 2020 collection at the Park Avenue Armory as part of New York Fashion Week, with the spectacle drawing in the likes of Sofia Coppola, Nicki Minaj, Yolanda Hadid, and Stephanie Seymour, and top models including Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Karlie Kloss, and Kaia Gerber.

But instead of joining the audience as she usually does, Cyrus chose to get in on the action partway through the presentation, where she modelled a black bralet, matching trousers, and carried a zebra print coat.

Taking to Instagram after the show, Cyrus posted a video showing her seriously strutting her stuff, and the clip quickly attracted over five million views and comments from her celebrity pals.

Hailey Bieber wrote, “YUP. STOMP QUEEN,” Kloss posted, “Best of both worlds,” and Georgia Fowler penned, “Incredible.” Naomi Campbell simply posted a string of fire emojis.

Cyrus, 27, is a longtime friend of Jacobs and previously collaborated with him in 2013 for a charity T-shirt line, which featured the slogan “Protect the Skin You’re In.”

She also appeared in the designer’s spring 2014 campaign, and they reunited to co-design a pink hoodie to raise funds for Planned Parenthood last year.

Jacobs has long been one of Cyrus’s go-to designers – she wore an outfit from his fall/winter 2013 collection to the Met Gala a few months after he showcased the line.

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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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Off-White tops The Lyst Index’s rankings of hottest brands

Off-White has been crowned as the hottest brand in the world in The Lyst Index’s latest rankings.The label, founded by designer Virgil Abloh in 2012, is known for its stylised streetwear-inspired items which feature the use of quotation marks, zip ties…

Off-White has been crowned as the hottest brand in the world in The Lyst Index’s latest rankings.

The label, founded by designer Virgil Abloh in 2012, is known for its stylised streetwear-inspired items which feature the use of quotation marks, zip ties, and industrial buckles, with celebrity fans including Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Hailey Bieber, JAY-Z, Nicki Minaj, and Rihanna.

Now, researchers have compiled data from the fashion platform Lyst for the third quarter of 2019 and claimed Off-White has come out on top in relation to global Lyst and Google search data, conversion rates and sales, as well as brand and product social media mentions and engagement statistics worldwide.

Balenciaga, helmed by creative director Demna Gvasalia, was the runner-up, while Gucci fell back two spots in comparison to last quarter and landed in third place.

Other luxury brands in the top 10 included Versace, Prada, Valentino, Fendi, Burberry, Saint Laurent, and Vetements, while notable additions to the top 20 this quarter were Bottega Veneta and Loewe.

Since Daniel Lee joined Bottega Veneta in June 2018, the Italian fashion house has undergone a huge revamp, with the designer winning acclaim for his minimalist designs and Stretch sandals, which immediately sold out upon release following the launch of the label’s pre-fall 2019 collection.

“Daniel Lee has brought incredible energy to the evolution of Bottega Veneta and the reaction has been extraordinary,” Dario Gargiulo, chief marketing officer of Bottega Veneta, said of the brand’s transformation. “Free from any desire to become the hottest brand in the world, our focus is on the beauty and power of subtlety. We forego extensive explanation about our brand in favour of simply being visible and present across the current multicultural landscape.”

Among the most popular products were Bottega Veneta’s padded sandals, Adidas Continental 80 sneakers, Jacquemus’ pocket-sized Le Chiquito bag, Paco Rabanne’s reissued 1969 metal shoulder bag, Fendi’s FF motif bikini, and Mansur Gavriel’s cloud print sweater.

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Nicki Minaj ‘so grateful’ Fendi name-drop led to collaboration

Nicki Minaj is “so grateful” that name-dropping Fendi in one of her tracks led to her working with the fashion house.Last month, it was officially announced that the Starships hitmaker had teamed up with the Italian fashion house for a collection title…

Nicki Minaj is “so grateful” that name-dropping Fendi in one of her tracks led to her working with the fashion house.

Last month, it was officially announced that the Starships hitmaker had teamed up with the Italian fashion house for a collection titled Fendi Prints On. The line features swimwear, shoes, figure-hugging dresses and a padded coat, with all items covered in the Fendi logo and either in neon pink or metallic silver.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight at the launch event for the collection in Beverly Hills, Minaj said that she was thankful that mentioning Fendi in her 2018 track Chun-Li led to the collaboration.

“I am so grateful to everyone at Fendi. My work and relationship with them as been ideal since the day I went out there to meet with them,” the 36-year-old shared. “I’m honoured, of course. It’s Fendi! It’s a big freaking deal! And I had no idea by saying ‘Fendi’ my song that it would turn into a line, and thank God it did.”

Back in September, Fendi’s chairman and chief executive officer Serge Brunschwig lavished praise on Minaj and said the controversial Anaconda rapper was a perfect fit for the luxury Italian label.

“She is a great artist and one of the best rappers. Fendi shares great affinity with her,” he told WWD at the time. “She represents one of Fendi’s dimensions, the fun aspect of the brand and she will present it extremely well… Yes, she is extreme, but we are not afraid of that and found it very interesting working with her… (the collection) very colourful and strong; it makes a statement. We are super happy.”

The Fendi Prints On capsule collection is available now.

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Nicki Minaj wants curvy women to ‘feel sexy’ in new Fendi line

Nicki Minaj is looking to inspire women to embrace their curves with her sexy new Fendi line.The rapper recently joined forces with bosses at the Italian label for the collection, and accordingly, made sure to include pieces that celebrate women of all…

Nicki Minaj is looking to inspire women to embrace their curves with her sexy new Fendi line.

The rapper recently joined forces with bosses at the Italian label for the collection, and accordingly, made sure to include pieces that celebrate women of all shapes and sizes.

“I want to make clothes that make girls with my body look sexy,” she told Elle magazine. “We’re in a new time, where you don’t have to feel bad if you’re not the tiniest you’ve ever been.”

The Anaconda hitmaker also wants women to be less harsh on themselves when it comes to weight gain.

“What I want (to tell) girls is not necessarily, ‘Go and gain weight and have a big booty,’ but ‘If you do have curves, be proud of it, flaunt it – love the skin you’re in.’ As cliched as that sounds, I’ve been really trying to teach myself that. ‘This is who I am; take me or leave me, bye!'” the 36-year-old insisted.

And Minaj hopes to take her fashion venture a step further by one day launching her own clothing line.

“Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes!” she shared when asked if she’d like to have her own collection. “Yeses across the board, okay? I’ve been really strategic and picky on purpose, turning some things down and waiting for the right opportunities. Once people see that you have selling power and you are able to impact a brand in such a positive way, then I think it’s only a matter of time.

“The Fendi collection alone made me feel like I would love to continue doing this – getting to that boss status. That’s where I would like to take fashion, for sure.”

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Nicki Minaj teaming with Fendi on capsule collection

Nicki Minaj has collaborated with Fendi on a capsule clothing collection.The Starships hitmaker teased a partnership with the Italian fashion house in July by sharing a photograph of her wearing a neon pink furry outfit featuring the signature Fendi pr…

Nicki Minaj has collaborated with Fendi on a capsule clothing collection.

The Starships hitmaker teased a partnership with the Italian fashion house in July by sharing a photograph of her wearing a neon pink furry outfit featuring the signature Fendi print on Instagram, and the collection, titled Fendi Prints On, has now been officially announced.

Nicki, who recently announced her retirement from music, was photographed by Steven Klein for the campaign, in which she stars alongside models posing in the outfits around a swimming pool. In one snap, the rapper can be seen wearing a silver bikini top, a high-waisted skirt covered in sequins and a silver jacket, and in another, she sports a furry pink cap, oversized pink gloves, and two different pink handbags.

The collection also features swimwear, shoes, figure-hugging dresses and a padded coat, with all items covered in the Fendi logo and either in neon pink or metallic silver.

The 36-year-old shared the images on her Instagram account, including one which depicted a model wearing a pink hoodie featuring her face, and remarked on how far she’d come.

“Don’t you ever doubt yourself. If anyone would’ve told me as a lil girl from Trinidad that grew up poor that one day my face would be on a piece of @Fendi clothing, I would’ve laughed,” she tweeted.

While Fendi’s chairman and chief executive officer Serge Brunschwig has praised Nicki as a perfect fit for the label.

“She is a great artist and one of the best rappers. Fendi shares great affinity with her,” he told WWD. “She represents one of Fendi’s dimensions, the fun aspect of the brand and she will present it extremely well… Yes, she is extreme, but we are not afraid of that and found it very interesting working with her… (the collection) very colourful and strong; it makes a statement. We are super happy.”

Fendi Prints On, which refers to lyrics in Nicki’s track Chun-Li, launches online on 14 October.

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Ariana Grande uses costumes to convey ‘exaggerated version’ of herself

Ariana Grande uses her clothes and stage costumes to convey an “exaggerated version” of herself.The superstar has previously been criticised for her image, becoming infamous for her sky-high ponytail scraped tightly back on her head, and for wearing mi…

Ariana Grande uses her clothes and stage costumes to convey an “exaggerated version” of herself.

The superstar has previously been criticised for her image, becoming infamous for her sky-high ponytail scraped tightly back on her head, and for wearing mini dresses with high heels.

However, Ariana has now shared in an interview with U.S. Vogue magazine that she chooses outfits which express a fun, over-the-top image in an effort to protect herself.

“I like having my funny character that I play that feels like this exaggerated version of myself,” she told the fashion publication. “It protects me. But also I love disrupting it for the sake of my fans and making clear that I’m a person – because that’s something I enjoy fighting for. I can’t help disrupt it.”

And while the Grammy winner’s music is personal, Ariana explained that if drag queens dress as her for Halloween – which she confessed was the “best thing that ever happened” – then the person people see in front of the cameras is just another role she’s playing.

“I’m incredibly impulsive and passionate and emotional and just reckless. The music is very personal and very real, but yes, if you can be me for Halloween, if drag queens can dress up as me, then I’m a character. Go to your local drag bar, and you’ll see it,” the 26-year-old candidly shared.

The Thank U, Next hitmaker also touched upon her risque material in the Vogue chat and admitted that some of her tracks are just fun pop songs.

“A lot of my singles have been hilariously lacking in substance. You’re talking to someone who put Side to Side out as a single. I love that song, but it’s just a fun song about sex,” Ariana said about her 2016 collaboration with Nicki Minaj.

But when asked on if she ever feels uncomfortable to look out at an audience of young fans while singing a song about sex, she was quick to respond.

“They’re for sure gonna have it. I promise. I promise that your kid’s gonna have sex. So if she asks you what the song’s about, talk about it,” she fired.

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Balmain introduces capsule collection for newborns

Balmain has unveiled a capsule collection of clothes for newborns.Creative director Olivier Rousteing has built up a reputation for his glamorous designs since joining the luxury fashion house in 2011, and with the help of friends like Kim Kardashian, …

Balmain has unveiled a capsule collection of clothes for newborns.

Creative director Olivier Rousteing has built up a reputation for his glamorous designs since joining the luxury fashion house in 2011, and with the help of friends like Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, and Nicki Minaj, has generated a celebrity following known as the Balmain Army.

However, Rousteing has now added a new category to the brand – a range of tiny clothes for newborns and children.

“Balmain is proud to announce the launch of a new capsule collection of soft, yet exceedingly chic, designs specially designed for newborns,” a representative stated. “The new offerings build upon the house’s easily identified codes and patterns, while highlighting the updated logo and recently introduced monogram.”

The collection is comprised of rompers, tops, bottoms, socks, caps, bibs, changing blankets, and sleeping bags. Highlights include a monochromatic mini tracksuit and white onesies featuring red or blue stripes with the new Balmain logo at the centre.

“Above all, the new designs make very clear that membership in the Balmain Army has no minimum age limitation,” they noted.

In addition, Rousteing has created a line for children, with the Balmain Kids range channelling the bohemian spirit of his latest resort collection and offering a take on the unique iconography of the American Southwest.

Modern tattoo designs are added to variations of the house’s more familiar stripes, houndstooth, and other monochromatic patterns, with top pieces including camouflage coats, white jeans, grey hoodies, and logo T-shirts.

“The inseparable intertwining of Balmain and music is reflected both in an overall attitude that channels rockers’ confident style and specific pieces relying on classic, rock-inspired prints,” the spokesperson added.

The spring/summer childrenswear collection will be available in stores from December.

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Prabal Gurung favours florals when designing

Prabal Gurung can’t get enough of floral prints when designing.The designer, who was raised in Nepal before moving to the U.S. to intern for Bill Blass at the age of 20, has become one of fashion’s most respected stars since starting his namesake label…

Prabal Gurung can’t get enough of floral prints when designing.

The designer, who was raised in Nepal before moving to the U.S. to intern for Bill Blass at the age of 20, has become one of fashion’s most respected stars since starting his namesake label 10 years ago.

His celebrity clientele includes the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Joan Smalls and Nicki Minaj, and as well as helming his clothing collection, Gurung recently teamed with Champagne brand Perrier-Jouet on a line of flower embossed flutes – the first in a series of designer collaborations.

“Flowers have always been my favourite print to design with,” Gurung said to WWD. “They’re beautiful and highlight the strength of femininity. Bringing our signature bright colours and textures together with the elegance of the Perrier-Jouet anemone is a wonderful marriage of history and modernity. They really gave us creative freedom. It’s always fun to bring our brand to life beyond ready-to-wear.”

The Champagne flutes were unveiled at the recent CFDA Fashion Awards, where the A-list guests sipped from the elegant glasses.

A Perrier-Jouet gift set with two Champagne flutes and bottle of Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Rose is available on Drinks & Co.

“We wanted to bring our brand ideal – that we’re stronger in colour – to the design, so we juxtaposed our bright-hued floral with the delicate Perrier-Jouet anemone to celebrate who we both are and what we stand for together. The colours are a metaphor for our inclusive ethos and represent the way I want the world to look,” the 40-year-old added.

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Winnie Harlow recreates RuPaul’s iconic Viva Glam campaign for MAC

Winnie Harlow has celebrated 25 years of MAC’s Viva Glam initiative by recreating RuPaul’s iconic campaign.Back in 1994, executives at the U.S. cosmetics giant launched the very first Viva Glam lipstick to help raise money and awareness for HIV/AIDS, w…

Winnie Harlow has celebrated 25 years of MAC’s Viva Glam initiative by recreating RuPaul’s iconic campaign.

Back in 1994, executives at the U.S. cosmetics giant launched the very first Viva Glam lipstick to help raise money and awareness for HIV/AIDS, with drag icon RuPaul fronting the accompanying marketing imagery, which featured the slogan, “I am the MAC girl!”

Now, brand bosses have tapped Winnie to star in a new campaign marking the anniversary, with the Canadian model paying homage to the original by sporting red leather boots and corset.

“SURPRISE!! THANK YOU @MACCosmetics for not only allowing me to be the new face of MAC Viva Glam, but using my RuPaul Halloween costume inspo (inspiration) creative for the campaign!” the 24-year-old captioned a snap of the updated campaign on her Instagram page on Monday (15Apr19), referring to when she channelled RuPaul’s racy look for Heidi Klum’s annual Halloween party last year.

“I worked hard to pull this look and shoot together with my team, inspired by one of the greatest charitable campaigns from 1994 (the year I was born), and I’m excited to announce MAC is using it for the newest Viva Glam campaign. If you know me, you know make-up is a love of mine so I’m speechless! There is no make-up campaign more ICONIC than the @MACcosmetics#VIVAGLAM campaign and I’m honoured to work with them as they celebrate their 25th anniversary of Viva Glam.”

And a MAC spokesperson added that they were delighted with Winnie’s version of the original photoshoot.

“Talk about a #throwback. Supermodel @winnieharlow recreates the iconic first-ever #VIVAGLAM campaign! A self-described VIVA GLAM super-fan, Winnie celebrates the irreverence, outrageous style and irrepressible love of life VIVA GLAM has been serving since 1994,” they wrote on social media.

MAC continues to promote the Viva Glam range, with the full RRP less any taxes donated to non-profit organisations that they believe can make a meaningful impact on health, rights and equality. The company has also relaunched the original Viva Glam I lipstick, a deep red, as well as pinkish-beige mauve Viva Glam II, and Viva Glam III, a muted plum shade, which are all priced at $18.50 (£17.50).

In the two decades since RuPaul first appeared in the campaign, many celebrities have appeared in promotions, including Lady Gaga, Elton John, Nicki Minaj, Christina Aguilera, and Miley Cyrus.

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