Shakira and Jennifer Lopez wow in sparkly costumes during Super Bowl Halftime Show

Shakira and Jennifer Lopez pulled out all of the stops for the Super Bowl Halftime Show on Sunday night.The superstars took to the stage for a 15-minute performance partway through the big game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers…

Shakira and Jennifer Lopez pulled out all of the stops for the Super Bowl Halftime Show on Sunday night.

The superstars took to the stage for a 15-minute performance partway through the big game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers held at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

While the Halftime Show featured guest appearances by J Balvin, Bad Bunny, and Jennifer’s 11-year-old daughter Emme Muniz, just as much attention was placed on the numerous costume changes made by the co-headliners.

Shakira kicked off the extravaganza with a rendition of her song She Wolf in a red minidress covered in Swarovski crystals and matching boots from fashion designer Peter Dundas, though she later ripped off part of her skirt to showcase her abs as she launched into her 2001 hit Whenever, Wherever.

Following the 43-year-old’s set, Jennifer made a splash by singing Jenny from the Block while wearing a studded black leather catsuit from Versace.

She later sported a nude-illusion bodysuit featuring metallic accents to demonstrate the pole dancing skills she mastered for her movie Hustlers on the stage, with a representative from the Italian label noting that the garment took over 700 hours to complete.

Meanwhile, Jennifer, 50, changed into a silver-toned bodysuit with metallic fringe for her performance of Let’s Get Loud, but also gave a nod to her heritage by draping a banner made of feathers decorated to resemble the U.S. and Puerto Rican flags over her shoulders.

For the final part of the spectacle, Shakira opted for a two-piece gold ensemble and matching gold sneakers, with the duo embracing in a big hug at the conclusion as fireworks were set off in the background.

“THANK YOU #TeamDundas for an incredible job. Big applause to @JLo @DonatellaVersace and stylists @RobZanargi and @marielhaenn (Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn). That was epic!!” wrote Peter alongside a slideshow of snaps from the concert.

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers during the game.

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Donatella Versace thrilled to create Jennifer Lopez’s Super Bowl Halftime Show outfits

Donatella Versace was thrilled to outfit Jennifer Lopez for the Super Bowl Halftime Show on Sunday night.The Jenny from the Block hitmaker and fellow superstar Shakira took to the stage for a 15-minute performance partway through the big game between t…

Donatella Versace was thrilled to outfit Jennifer Lopez for the Super Bowl Halftime Show on Sunday night.

The Jenny from the Block hitmaker and fellow superstar Shakira took to the stage for a 15-minute performance partway through the big game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers held at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

But for fashion fans, the night was less about the National Football League (NFL) contest and more about the costumes, with the 50-year-old entertainer wearing a series of Versace ensembles, including a studded black leather catsuit, a nude-illusion bodysuit, as well as a silver-toned bodysuit with metallic fringe.

“SUPER BOWL Half-time Show. When Jennifer hits the stage….!! Speechless!!” Donatella captioned a slideshow of images on Instagram. “WOOWW!! What a show!! Two incredibly talented women on stage tonight… Bravissime (congratulations) Shakira and Jennifer!! So exciting!”

Meanwhile, Donatella’s team also created a banner made of feathers that resembled the U.S. and Puerto Rican flags for Jennifer’s performance of Let’s Get Loud alongside her 11-year-old daughter Emme Muniz. All feathers were sourced ethically.

“Such an iconic moment last night, Jennifer and Emme on stage together! So beautiful and strong!!” the Italian designer wrote alongside a snap of the pair.

Meanwhile, Norwegian fashion star Peter Dundas was tasked with crafting Shakira’s costumes for the bash, coming up with a red minidress covered in Swarovski crystals and matching boots, as well as a two-piece gold ensemble and matching gold sneakers.

“THANK YOU #TeamDundas for an incredible job. Big applause to @JLo @DonatellaVersace and stylists @RobZanargi and @marielhaenn (Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn). That was epic!!” he wrote alongside a slideshow of snaps.

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Valentino and Diane von Furstenberg pay tribute to designer Emanuel Ungaro

Valentino Garavani and Diane von Furstenberg have paid tribute to French designer Emanuel Ungaro following his death. The fashion star, who founded his eponymous couture house in 1965 and retired from it in 2004, died in Paris, France at the age of 86…

Valentino Garavani and Diane von Furstenberg have paid tribute to French designer Emanuel Ungaro following his death.

The fashion star, who founded his eponymous couture house in 1965 and retired from it in 2004, died in Paris, France at the age of 86 on Saturday. A number of his fellow designers subsequently paid tribute, with Garavani describing him as a “great and generous friend” to WWD.

“Always with a smile and with a kindness very rare in this fashion world. His colours, his draping and the fantasy he put in every dress, deserve a very important place in the history of fashion,” he praised.

Von Furstenberg told the publication Ungaro’s death was “a very sad thing” and added, “Ungaro reminds me of my youth…of happy, sexy printed dresses,” while Alber Elbaz said he “knew him, adored him and loved him”.

Milliner Stephen Jones paid tribute via Instagram by sharing a photo of one of their collaborations and writing in the caption, “So sad to hear of the passing of the magnificent #emanuelungaro @emanuelungaroparis. To work with him was extraordinary.”

Model Marisa Berenson shared a throwback image of Ungaro fitting her in a dress and described him as a “beautiful, refined and generous man”.

“He was one of the greatest designers of his generation and will go down in fashion history,” she continued. “Thank you dear Emanuel for having been the friend that you were, you are in my thoughts and in my heart.”

Ungaro, who was born in Aix-en-Provence, France, in 1933, got his start in fashion by working as an assistant to a Sicilian tailor. He then spent six years learning from legendary Spanish designer Cristobal Balenciaga before creating his own fashion house in Paris.

He quickly became a success with his feminine designs, colourful draping, and bold prints, with one of his first clients being former U.S. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Notable creative directors of the Emanuel Ungaro brand have included Giambattista Valli, Peter Dundas, Giles Deacon, and Fausto Puglisi.

Ungaro is survived by his wife, Laura, and a daughter, Cosima.

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Roberto Cavalli sale finalised

Troubled fashion house Roberto Cavalli has officially been purchased by a Dubai-based property developer.Bosses at the Italian fashion label, known for its exotic prints and sand-blasted jeans, announced in late March that they were closing all stores …

Troubled fashion house Roberto Cavalli has officially been purchased by a Dubai-based property developer.

Bosses at the Italian fashion label, known for its exotic prints and sand-blasted jeans, announced in late March that they were closing all stores across North America and were seeking to make a deal with creditors to keep the company going while they searched for an investor.

After months of speculation over who may take over the company, it was reported in July that executives at Vision Investments, part of the DICO Group, were in negotiations to acquire the Florence-headquartered brand, and on Thursday, the transaction was completed. Financial details of the deal weren’t shared.

“We are excited about carrying forward the incredible legacy of the Roberto Cavalli brand. DICO has a long and fruitful association with Roberto Cavalli, and I believe that the brand resonates with our idea of luxury. I am happy to announce that the transaction was executed swiftly and that we will ensure stability in management,” said Hussain Sajwani, chairman of DAMAC Properties, in a statement. “At DICO Investments, we aspire to own internationally recognised brands, and this acquisition marks a significant step in our strategy.”

Sajwani, an Emirati billionaire property developer, founded real estate development company DAMAC Properties in 2002. Based in Dubai, the company provides residential, commercial and leisure properties and has presences across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, and the U.K.

Since 2015, managers at the Italian private equity fund Clessidra SGR controlled Roberto Cavalli with a 90 per cent stake, along with other minor partners, including the designer himself.

Former Versace executive Gian Giacomo Ferraris was brought onboard in July 2016 to help turn around the company, and following the departure of creative director Peter Dundas, British designer Paul Surridge was employed as head designer in May 2017. However, Surridge confirmed plans to exit his post in March, and a successor has not yet been named.

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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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Roberto Cavalli acquired by Dubai-based property developer

Troubled fashion house Roberto Cavalli has been acquired by a Dubai-based property developer.Bosses at the Italian brand, known for its exotic prints and sand-blasted jeans, announced in late March that they were closing all stores across North America…

Troubled fashion house Roberto Cavalli has been acquired by a Dubai-based property developer.

Bosses at the Italian brand, known for its exotic prints and sand-blasted jeans, announced in late March that they were closing all stores across North America and were seeking to make a deal with creditors to keep the company going while they searched for an investor.

After months of speculation over who may take over the label, editors at WWD reported on Tuesday that executives at Vision Investment Co. LLC had signed a “binding agreement” with those at the Florence-based Roberto Cavalli to “acquire 100 per cent” of the company.

Vision Investment Co. is overseen by Hussain Sajwani, an Emirati billionaire property developer, who is the founder and chairman of real estate development company DAMAC Properties. Based in Dubai, the company provides residential, commercial and leisure properties and has presences across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, and the U.K.

As the deal is a complex one, with some aspects to be approved by a court in Milan, the fashion publication reported that lawyers for Cavalli need to make an agreement with creditors by early August, with the arrangement to be finalised the following month.

No financial details about the deal have been announced.

Since 2015, Italian private equity fund Clessidra SGR has controlled Roberto Cavalli with a 90 per cent stake, along with other minor partners, including the Florentine designer himself.

Former Versace executive Gian Giacomo Ferraris was brought onboard in July 2016 to help turn around the company, and following the departure of creative director Peter Dundas, British designer Paul Surridge was employed as head designer in May 2017. However, Surridge confirmed plans to exit his post in March, and a successor has not yet been named.

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Tributes pour in for fashion designer and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt

Tributes have poured in from the world of fashion following the death of designer and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt.Her son Anderson Cooper announced during a live CNN broadcast on Monday that his mother had died at her New York home at the age of 95 from …

Tributes have poured in from the world of fashion following the death of designer and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt.

Her son Anderson Cooper announced during a live CNN broadcast on Monday that his mother had died at her New York home at the age of 95 from advanced stomach cancer.

“What an extraordinary life. What an extraordinary mom. What an incredible woman,” the news anchor said during his moving on-air speech.

Accordingly, a number of big names from the fashion world are also mourning the star.

Designer Peter Dundas, known for his work at Emilio Pucci and Roberto Cavalli, took to Instagram to share a sweet throwback photo of Gloria in bed with her sons Anderson and Carter Cooper when they were young.

Giambattista Valli simply shared a Richard Avedon portrait of the late heiress on Instagram, and wrote the date and time of her death as the caption.

While Donna Karan reflected on the life of her fellow designer, and her decades-long career.

“She was an amazing woman on so many levels. She was always an icon of a woman who paved her way,” she told WWD.

And Ralph Lauren offered his condolences to Gloria’s family, and described her as a “timeless beauty”.

“Gloria Vanderbilt was one of those remarkable people who was so clear about who she was and how she wanted to live her life. She was a timeless beauty who poured insatiable creativity into every moment of her 95 years,” he commented to the publication.

Gloria began modelling for Harper’s Bazaar at the age of 15, and two years later, she moved to Hollywood, dating high-profile stars including movie mogul Howard Hughes, Frank Sinatra, Errol Flynn, and Marlon Brando.

She partnered with clothing-maker Mohan Murjani to sell designer jeans that featured her name on the back pockets in the ’70s and ’80s, and after her success in the business, branched out into accessories and homeware through her company, Gloria Concepts.

She is survived by her three sons – Anderson who she shared with the late magazine editor Wyatt Cooper, and Stan and Christopher, from her marriage to husband Leopold Stokowski. Carter died in 1988 at the age of 23.

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Peter Dundas: ‘My brand is a happy one’

Peter Dundas’ sole aim for his namesake label is to be known as a happy brand.Norwegian designer Dundas launched his eponymous fashion house two years ago with a bang – creating Beyonce’s custom looks at the 2017 Grammy Awards.Explaining his design phi…

Peter Dundas’ sole aim for his namesake label is to be known as a happy brand.

Norwegian designer Dundas launched his eponymous fashion house two years ago with a bang – creating Beyonce’s custom looks at the 2017 Grammy Awards.

Explaining his design philosophy, the former Roberto Cavalli head told WWD that he’s all about fun.

“There are different ways of communicating with the media nowadays. It’s not checking in with fashion weeks for years and years anymore,” he mused.

“There are designers who express intellect, art and sometimes sadness through fashion, but I want the Dundas brand to be a happy brand. And I want my woman to feel that way with her life, too.”

Evangelo Bousis, his business and life partner, echoed Dundas’ sentiments, and added that the brand is multifaceted.

“Dundas is not just a red carpet brand. There are so many layers to Dundas. We do lots of leather, and we do daywear, too. In our mind, we are a lifestyle brand and a Dundas woman has many faces,” he stated.

Earlier this month, Dundas, who also served as the artistic director of Emilio Pucci, unveiled the new D6 collection, which was inspired by the animals and nature of Africa.

Explaining why he took his cue from wild animals, especially big cats, he shared: “When I was launching the brand, I didn’t know what to put, so I put elements of a black panther into it. Now, every collection has a bit of black panther in it.”

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Roberto Cavalli closes all stores in North America

Roberto Cavalli bosses have closed all stores across North America as they embark on a major restructure.The Italian fashion house, known for its exotic prints and sand-blasted jeans, has faced financial struggles in recent months, with executives conf…

Roberto Cavalli bosses have closed all stores across North America as they embark on a major restructure.

The Italian fashion house, known for its exotic prints and sand-blasted jeans, has faced financial struggles in recent months, with executives confirming on Friday (29Mar19) that they were seeking to make a deal with creditors to keep the company going while they searched for an investor, though by Monday all eight stores and four outlets in the U.S., including boutiques in upscale locations in Beverly Hills and Manhattan, had been shuttered.

And on Monday, a Cavalli spokesperson announced that Art Fashion Corporation – the name of the brand’s U.S. subsidiary – would liquidate under Chapter 7 of the bankruptcy code by 4 April as part of a concerted attempt to save the business.

Approximately 93 employees have had their contracts terminated, while New York-based Salvatore Tramuto, the chief executive officer of the North American branch, has resigned.

According to editors at Business of Fashion, Art Fashion Corporation has operated at a loss for the past five years, with the company losing approximately $17.8 million (£13.6 million) in 2018, excluding a $13 million (£10 million) marketing budget.

Since 2015, Italian private equity fund Clessidra SGR has controlled Roberto Cavalli with a 90 per cent stake, along with other minor partners, including the Florentine designer himself.

Former Versace executive Gian Giacomo Ferraris was brought onboard in July 2016 to help turn around the company, and following the departure of creative director Peter Dundas, British designer Paul Surridge was employed as head designer in May 2017. However, Surridge confirmed plans to exit his post last week.

“I have given much consideration to this decision and reached the conclusion that the mission I have signed has changed and enters a new direction with a new perspective (sic),” he wrote on his Instagram page. “I now wish to focus on other projects that I put aside in order to achieve our common goals with Roberto Cavalli Group. It has been an honour to work for this iconic Florentine company with a unique heritage.”

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Paul Surridge confirms exit from Roberto Cavalli

Paul Surridge is leaving Roberto Cavalli after almost two years at the brand.The British designer joined the Italian label in May 2017, succeeding Peter Dundas as creative director. However, rumours began to swirl last week (ends24Mar19) that Surridge …

Paul Surridge is leaving Roberto Cavalli after almost two years at the brand.

The British designer joined the Italian label in May 2017, succeeding Peter Dundas as creative director.

However, rumours began to swirl last week (ends24Mar19) that Surridge was looking to exit his post, and on Monday (25Mar19), he took to Instagram to confirm his plans.

“I have given much consideration to this decision and reached the conclusion that the mission I have signed has changed and enters a new direction with a new perspective (sic),” he wrote. “I now wish to focus on other projects that I put aside in order to achieve our common goals with Roberto Cavalli Group. It has been an honour to work for this iconic Florentine company with a unique heritage. I want to thank everyone who has made this journey possible, the internal teams and especially Gian Giacomo Ferraris who has given me outstanding support and will remain a mentor.”

Representatives for Roberto Cavalli Group and chief executive officer Gian Giacomo Ferraris have yet to comment on Surridge’s departure.

In the days leading up to the designer’s exit, editors at WWD reported that his decision was due to a lack of investment in the development and refurbishment of the store network, as well as in marketing and communications. He was also alleged to have been unhappy about the level of support offered to the design team.

“The decision last summer to look for an external investor and, more recently, to not provide any more funding have made the original project impossible, and therefore triggered Paul’s decision to look elsewhere,” one source divulged to the fashion publication.

Prior to joining Cavalli, Surridge predominantly worked in the menswear departments for labels including Prada, Burberry, Calvin Klein, and Jil Sander. In June 2018, the designer unveiled a full menswear line for Roberto Cavalli, and most recently showed a collection as part of Milan Fashion Week in February.

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