Legendary photographer Terry O’Neill dies

Models and celebrities have paid tribute to photographer Terry O’Neill, who has died at the age of 81.A representative for Iconic Images, which licensed O’Neill’s pictures, announced over the weekend that the photographer had passed away on Saturday ni…

Models and celebrities have paid tribute to photographer Terry O’Neill, who has died at the age of 81.

A representative for Iconic Images, which licensed O’Neill’s pictures, announced over the weekend that the photographer had passed away on Saturday night following a long battle with cancer.

“Terry was a class act, quick-witted and filled with charm,” they commented. “Anyone who was lucky enough to know or work with him can attest to his generosity and modesty.

“As one of the most iconic photographers of the last 60 years, his legendary pictures will forever remain imprinted in our memories as well as in our hearts and minds.”

O’Neill rose to prominence in the ’60s, becoming one of the most sought-after photographers in London and working with subjects including The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Judy Garland.

Over the next five decades, he developed close working relationships with pop stars like Elton John and David Bowie, and also shot members of Britain’s royal family, including Queen Elizabeth II, and several statesmen and women, like Nelson Mandela.

Among his most notable recent works was an image of Amy Winehouse at the height of her fame in 2008.

Accordingly, a number of celebrities have honoured O’Neill’s memory, with Kate Moss posting a black-and-white image from an early 1990s photoshoot on her Instagram page and captioning it, “Farewell Terry,” alongside a red heart emoji.

Actress Joan Collins added, “So sorry to hear about the death of the talented #terryoneill – he photographed me several times and was always fun, entertaining and a great photographer,” and music icon John shared one of the iconic images O’Neill had taken of him during a concert at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles back in 1975.

“Terry O’Neill took the most iconic photographs of me throughout the years, completely capturing my moods,” he praised. “He was brilliant, funny and I absolutely loved his company. A real character who has now passed on. RIP you wonderful man.”

O’Neill was last seen publicly in October, when he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to photography by Prince William at Buckingham Palace.

He is survived by his third wife, Laraine Ashton, two children from his first marriage to actress Vera Day, and Liam, a son shared with his second wife, American actress Faye Dunaway.

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Jean Paul Gaultier would love to dress Queen Elizabeth II

Jean Paul Gaultier would love the opportunity to outfit British royal Queen Elizabeth II.The French designer, who launched his first collection in 1976, has been working on his Fashion Freak Show, a cross between a revue and runway presentation, which …

Jean Paul Gaultier would love the opportunity to outfit British royal Queen Elizabeth II.

The French designer, who launched his first collection in 1976, has been working on his Fashion Freak Show, a cross between a revue and runway presentation, which is soon heading to London.

In an interview to promote the spectacle with the U.K.’s ITV News, Gaultier opened up about a wide range of topics, including how he is a fan of “old lady” style in Britain.

“One of my favourite is the old ladies. The Queen is a perfect example of that. Her style is impeccable. I love British old ladies,” he gushed, referring to the bright outfits the monarch wears to public appearances. “That kind of eccentricity… ‘Which colour shall we wear today? And which hat?’ Even the Queen Mother was quite fabulous.”

When asked if he would like to be the 93-year-old’s stylist, Gaultier exclaimed: “Yes why not? I’d love that. The Queen doesn’t need me at all. She has the perfect sense of the right colour to wear with her mood! She’s impeccable. I would love to (dress her). She has that kind of English eccentricity.”

However, when quizzed if he would like to design a dress for Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, he politely refused.

“She’s quite fashionable already. She dresses well… she doesn’t need me,” the 67-year-old smiled.

Elsewhere in the chat, Gaultier also confessed that he preferred the fashion sense of Brits more than his French compatriots.

“You speak more with the clothes,” he shared, going on to explain that punk, rockabilly and ska fashion trends were about sending a message. “Everybody was giving a message. They were expressing themselves through the clothes.”

The Fashion Freak Show will run from 23 July until 2 August at the Southbank Centre.

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Christian Louboutin would love to see Queen Elizabeth II wear his shoes

Christian Louboutin would love to see Queen Elizabeth II step out in a pair of his shoes one day.The French designer has built his eponymous label around his signature shiny, red-soled stilettos, which are coveted by fashionistas around the globe, incl…

Christian Louboutin would love to see Queen Elizabeth II step out in a pair of his shoes one day.

The French designer has built his eponymous label around his signature shiny, red-soled stilettos, which are coveted by fashionistas around the globe, including celebrities such as Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez, and Blake Lively.

However, Louboutin has now confessed that the one person he would truly be honoured to see sport his designs is Britain’s monarch.

“I would love to see the Queen of England in my shoes,” he told The Independent, before going on recall one occasion in which he briefly thought the 93-year-old was wearing a pair of Louboutins.

“She was stepping out of a car and you couldn’t see, but there was a red carpet there and because of that, there was a reflection and it looked like the sole of her shoe was red! So many people called me and said, ‘Oh my God, the Queen of England!'”

Louboutin soon realised The Queen was wearing her signature black mid-height heels, though the moment did give him quite the thrill.

Elsewhere in the chat, the Frenchman discussed how he came to create his popular line of ballet flats and high heels which complement a wide range of skin tones, as well as his enduring passion for the colour red.

“Red is fire, blood, love and passion,” the designer smiled. “It carries a symbolism that you don’t get with other shades.”

Among all of his various ventures, Louboutin is currently gearing up to showcase his vast shoe collection in a new exhibition in Paris. After funding a partial restoration of the Palais de la Porte Doree, he will take over more than 14,000 square foot of the Art Deco-inspired location in February 2020.

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Richard Quinn goes big with volume and colour for F/W 19

Richard Quinn made a triumphant return to London Fashion Week on Tuesday (19Feb19), a year after he was honoured with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design by the Queen herself.Showcasing a collection brimming with his signature pen…

Richard Quinn made a triumphant return to London Fashion Week on Tuesday (19Feb19), a year after he was honoured with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design by the Queen herself.

Showcasing a collection brimming with his signature penchant for typically British prints, including florals, cheques and houndstooth, Quinn recruited top models Adwoa Aboah and Georgia May Jagger to show off his latest work.

A procession of elegant coats made their way down the runway on the final day of London Fashion week, before giving way to flowing dresses with voluminous sleeves in bold prints and bright hues, showing that you don’t need to stick only to drab colours in the winter.

As the hems got shorter, the volume didn’t, with puffed shoulder detailing working well on skintight cocktail dresses and hints of black latex adding another dimension to the designs.

There were also a series of balloon skirts, fastened with bows and teamed with black velvet tops. Marabou feathers, full face scarves and tulle bustles completed the presentation.

Later in the day, Bethany Williams, who received the second Queen Elizabeth II Prize for Design, also showed.

Inspired by English city Liverpool and its progressive history in women’s empowerment for her Fall/ Winter 19 collection, Williams showed off a line of patchwork knits, boxy shirt jacket and matching trousers, and old denim pieces, sourced from Kent sorting factory Chris Carney Collections. Delicate line drawings appeared on some of the garments, like a white trousers and jacket combo modelled by Aboah, while others featured abstract paintings of Liverpool’s landscape.

As the show finished, Williams was presented with her award by the Duchess of Cornwall, who led a minute’s silence for Karl Lagerfeld.

Milan Fashion Week kicks off on Wednesday with shows from Gucci, Jil Sander and Alberta Ferretti, among others.

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Karen Elson counts Meryl Streep as her beauty icon

Karen Elson has named Meryl Streep as her ultimate beauty icon.The British supermodel rose to fame in the 1990s, when her red hair and chiselled cheekbones caught the attention of designers such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, Alexander McQueen, and Marc Jacobs…

Karen Elson has named Meryl Streep as her ultimate beauty icon.

The British supermodel rose to fame in the 1990s, when her red hair and chiselled cheekbones caught the attention of designers such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, Alexander McQueen, and Marc Jacobs.

While Karen is considered a beauty star in her own right, she has now named three-time Oscar winner Meryl as one of the women she looks up to the most, especially when it comes to ageing naturally in the spotlight.

“A woman that I admire and respect is Meryl Streep, she’s an intelligent, beautiful, real woman. There’s nothing but grace about her, that’s what real beauty is,” she said in an interview with Tatler.com. “It’s not about, ‘Oh my God, my style icon is a woman in her twenties.’ For me, looking at a woman who has lived and has a face that lives to tell the tale of that, I find that so remarkably beautiful.”

Karen went on to explain that Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is also one of her style icons, and she “lives” for her signature headscarves.

Elsewhere in the interview, the model spoke about how pleased she is to see more diversity and inclusion in fashion campaigns, and noted that she recently had the opportunity to work with 70-year-old Covergirl model Maye Musk.

However, she is adamant that more needs to be done, especially in regards to runway presentations.

“Beauty is not a defined thing, it’s not a size 0, it’s not a pale blonde. I’m not saying that that’s not beautiful, but there’s so much more to beauty,” the 40-year-old noted.

“I’d like to see more Ashley Grahams be as successful as Ashley, I’d like to see more diversity of women of colour in the fashion industry as well as people with different disabilities being recognised. Runway shows are one thing that could use a big kick in the butt as far as diversity is concerned. It’s happening in shoots but not so much in shows.”

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Paul Smith: ‘Why do budding designers think fashion equals crazy?’

Paul Smith wonders why fashion students often favour “crazy” designs over the practical.The British designer launched his eponymous label in 1970 and today has expanded into over 70 countries around the world. He was even awarded a knighthood by Queen …

Paul Smith wonders why fashion students often favour “crazy” designs over the practical.

The British designer launched his eponymous label in 1970 and today has expanded into over 70 countries around the world. He was even awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to fashion in 2000.

Smith has become renowned for his modern tailoring, and though he believes he isn’t a “revolutionary” designer, he sees value in everyday, practical clothing that other fashionistas have overlooked.

“(I meet fashion students who) want to do extreme clothing because they have to justify this idea that design equals crazy things, when actually it’s about pleasant, easygoing things,” he explained in an interview with The Times.

Smith first garnered a reputation for his quality men’s clothing, but started to design for women in 1993 and recently released a new 15-piece Tuxedo collection for ladies.

Celebrities including Charlize Theron, Katie Holmes and Karlie Kloss have previously been snapped wearing his pieces, though the 72-year-old is adamant that his success is not a result of his ability as a designer.

“I think I have done OK because I am not a great designer and I am not a great businessman, but I can do both,” he mused. “Whereas some people have amazing creativity, but are hopeless with common sense.”

Aside from his new women’s suits, Smith recently entered into a three-year licensing agreement with British luxury eyewear brand Cutler and Gross, after their one-off collaboration in May (18) proved a success. He told WWD that the aim was to grow and strengthen the label’s position in the luxury eyewear market with a particular focus on optical frames, though sunglasses will be featured.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex ‘had a very clear vision’ of her wedding dress

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex always knew exactly how she wanted her wedding dress to look.The former actress married husband, British Royal Prince Harry in May (18), and the couple recently revealed that they are expecting their first child together. As t…

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex always knew exactly how she wanted her wedding dress to look.

The former actress married husband, British Royal Prince Harry in May (18), and the couple recently revealed that they are expecting their first child together. As the Duke and Duchess continue their first official tour of the south Pacific, Meghan’s wedding day attire is currently being displayed as part of an exhibition at Windsor Castle, which is home to St George’s Chapel, where they tied the knot.

And in the specially recorded audio commentary, the 37-year-old explained that she “knew at the onset” that she wanted her Givenchy bridal gown to feature a bateau neckline and cropped sleeve.

“I had a very clear vision of what I wanted for the day, and what I wanted the dress to look like,” she shared, praising Givenchy creative director Clare Waight Keller for her attentiveness in their collaboration.

“So what was amazing in working with Clare is that sometimes you’ll find designers try to push you in a different direction. But she just completely respected what I wanted to see for the day, and she wanted to bring that to life for me.”

Meghan emphasised that she desired a “very timeless, classic feeling” to the gown, which she hoped would be “modest,” and insisted that Waight Keller ticked “all the boxes” from reflecting the duchess’s new home, and being a woman.

Harry also joined his wife to record commentary for the exhibit, and opened up about the moment she tried on the headpiece she would wear on the day – Queen Mary’s diamond and platinum bandeau tiara, which was loaned to Meghan by his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II.

The 34-year-old joked that it was “every girl’s dream” to try on a tiara and the one that was picked was “the one that looked the best… without question.”

A Royal Wedding: The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex runs at Windsor Castle until 6 January 2019.

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Princess Eugenie weds in elegant Peter Pilotto wedding gown

Princess Eugenie has chosen an elegant white off-the-shoulder gown from Peter Pilotto for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank.The British royal, who is the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, arrived at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, England on Frid…

Princess Eugenie has chosen an elegant white off-the-shoulder gown from Peter Pilotto for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank.

The British royal, who is the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, arrived at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, England on Friday (12Oct18) morning, where she stepped out in a dress designed by Pilotto and Christopher De Vos.

Eugenie worked closely with the design duo on the long-sleeved ballgown, which features a corseted bodice, a full pleated skirt as well as a number of meaningful motifs.

“The low back feature on the dress was at the specific request of Princess Eugenie who had surgery aged 12 to correct scoliosis,” a royal spokesperson explained in a statement. “The symbols are a Thistle for Scotland acknowledging the couple’s fondness for Balmoral, a Shamrock for Ireland as a nod to the Bride’s Ferguson family, the York Rose and ivy representing the couple’s home.”

Eugenie, 28, wore the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, lent to her by The Queen, with the headpiece featuring brilliant and rose cut diamonds set in platinum, with six emeralds on either side, as well as diamond and emerald drop earrings which were gifted to her by Jack.

She completed her outfit with satin peep-toe heels by Charlotte Olympia and a bouquet comprised of Lily of the Valley, Stephanotis pips, hints of baby blue thistles, white spray roses and trailing ivy.

Eugenie’s sister and maid of honour, Princess Beatrice wore a blue outfit by Ralph and Russo and a hat by Sarah Cant, while their mother Sarah, Duchess of York chose an emerald green ensemble crafted by local Windsor company Emma Louise Design and carried a vintage Manolo Blahnik bag.

Jack, who was very emotional as his bride walked towards up the aisle, donned a traditional three-piece suit.

Other members of the royal family suitably dressed up to the nines, with The Queen choosing a pale blue suit and hat, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wowing in a fuchsia dress, and her sister-in-law, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex turning heads in a navy blue Givenchy coat dress.

Over 850 guests were in attendance at the wedding, including a number of A-listers. Naomi Campbell stepped out in a black and white dress with a feather trim along with matching fascinator, diamond jewellery and black gloves, while Kate Moss opted for a navy and white polka dot suit, which she complemented with a veiled headpiece.

Actress Liv Tyler looked lovely in a navy blue tailored suit, Pixie Geldof stood out in a bubblegum pink cape dress from Celine and Demi Moore was the epitome of elegance in a burgundy dress which she complemented with a coordinated fascinator and purse.

Robbie Williams suited up in a three-piece blue number and his wife Ayda Field dazzled in a light grey suit, with the couple’s six-year-old daughter Theodora acting as one of Eugenie’s bridesmaids in the ceremony. Other standout outfits included the tuxedo and top hat worn by Cara Delevingne, the floral print dress sported by Sofia Wellesley, the wife of singer James Blunt, and the baby pink ensemble donned by Holly Vallance.

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Richard Quinn talks business ahead of LFW show

Richard Quinn’s label “blew up” after Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II sat front row for his debut London Fashion Week show in February (18).The recent Central Saint Martins graduate put on his first big runway show during the fall/ winter 19 presentations…

Richard Quinn’s label “blew up” after Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II sat front row for his debut London Fashion Week show in February (18).

The recent Central Saint Martins graduate put on his first big runway show during the fall/ winter 19 presentations, and as well as fashion royalty Anna Wintour perched on the front row, the British monarch, attending her first-ever show, also made an appearance to present the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design to Quinn.

“The scale of my label just blew up,” Quinn told Business of Fashion ahead of his spring/ summer 19 show on Tuesday (18Sep18).

Sarah Mower, the British Fashion Council’s ambassador for emerging talent, played a key role in arranging the Queen’s appearance earlier this year.

Quinn made a big impact on Mower after he stunned her by opening his own print studio, a prospect the BFC employee had deemed an “unattainable long-term dream”.

“Within a year he had done it. He showed a practical entrepreneurialism I have never seen before from someone so young,” Mower praised.

“I see a long-term prospect for him in homeware as well as fashion,” she continued. “A long way along the line, I see a possible future for him to become a new-generation equivalent of Cath Kidston – one of the most successful commercial print brands this country has produced.”

Quinn teased that his namesake label, which only has a team of four including his sales manger sister, will announce more collaborations this year.

He also hinted at what can be expected from his S/S 19 show.

“(I’ve been inspired by) different eras of fashion (including) old kinds of couture shows, where you see definite groups of girls throughout,” he shared. “There are silhouettes that I’ve become accustomed to but there lots that are not, like slinky dresses and light fabrics and using clashing prints in different ways.”

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British royals lead Tatler’s 2018 best-dressed list

Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex have been declared two of Britain’s best-dressed women by Tatler magazine.The U.K. publication will publish the full feature in its September issue (18), but has already revealed that the two royals have…

Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex have been declared two of Britain’s best-dressed women by Tatler magazine.

The U.K. publication will publish the full feature in its September issue (18), but has already revealed that the two royals have made the cut.

Praising The Queen as “the ultimate power dresser,” editors noted her fondness for “bright block colours” as well as her love of floral prints, while former Suits actress Meghan’s impeccable dress sense was boosted by her wedding to Prince Harry in May, where she wore an elegant bridal gown designed by Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller.

“Prince Harry’s Californian bride blew us away with her Givenchy wedding dress and has redefined modern royal style with every subsequent appearance,” a Tatler editor commented in a statement.

Meghan is joined on the list by her sister-in-law Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, who was complimented for re-wearing outfits and mixing designer and high street labels. While Catherine’s five-year-old son Prince George earned a place for flying “the flag for Christopher Robin chic” with a wardrobe full of shorts, long socks and sleeveless jumpers.

Away from the royal family, singer Dua Lipa was mentioned for her outfits, particularly her choice of “bra tops and tracksuits”.

Meanwhile, Oscar-nominated actor Daniel Kaluuya was described as “sharp and suave,” whereas Amal Clooney received recognition for being “polished” with a “playful” touch.

Other high-profile names on Tatler’s 2018 list include Burberry designer Riccardo Tisci, Jerry Hall, Nicky Hilton, Harry Styles, Stella McCartney as well as A-list couple Lily James and Matt Smith.

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