Reese Witherspoon had ‘hard time’ picking dress for Golden Globes

Reese Witherspoon had a “hard time” choosing a dress to wear to the 2020 Golden Globes.The Legally Blonde actress recently shared a behind-the-scenes look at her preparing for the annual ceremony in an Instagram video, with the clip showing her kicking…

Reese Witherspoon had a “hard time” choosing a dress to wear to the 2020 Golden Globes.

The Legally Blonde actress recently shared a behind-the-scenes look at her preparing for the annual ceremony in an Instagram video, with the clip showing her kicking off her busy day with an early morning yoga session to help clear her mind and de-stress.

Reese, who was up for Best Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Bradley Jackson in The Morning Show but lost out to Olivia Colman, then headed to her dress fitting with stylist Petra Flannery.

The mother-of-three seemed overwhelmed by the huge choice of show-stopping outfits on display and told the camera that it was her favourite part, as she got to pick “from the most talented designers”.

Trying on the white crepe one-shoulder asymmetric Roland Mouret gown first, which she eventually wore, Reese is then seen posing in a variety of different dresses, including a black version of the white crepe number.

She’s also filmed wearing a purple feathered number, a black suit with an embellished tuxedo jacket, and a chic knee-length ’50s-style black one-shouldered gown.

Reese proceeds to take viewers through her hair and make-up session in a suite at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills hotel, and confessed that she had a difficult choice to make as she fell in love with two gowns at her fitting.

“I had a really hard time deciding between two dresses. So, this is it. I hope I made the right choice. I’m making a really brave decision here at the Golden Globes to wear white,” the 43-year-old joked of the Mouret gown, before sharing her fear that her pristine outfit would get covered in make-up when she’s hugging other stars. “I’m so scared. I never wear white!”

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Roland Mouret launching sustainable bridal collection

French designer Roland Mouret is launching a sustainable bridal collection.The fashion star founded his eponymous label in 1998 and had his major breakthrough in 2005 with his Galaxy dress, which was worn by a bunch of celebrities including Victoria Be…

French designer Roland Mouret is launching a sustainable bridal collection.

The fashion star founded his eponymous label in 1998 and had his major breakthrough in 2005 with his Galaxy dress, which was worn by a bunch of celebrities including Victoria Beckham, Halle Berry, Cameron Diaz, and Rachel Weisz.

Mouret, who has designed custom-made wedding dresses for clients in the past, is now launching his first official bridal collection, with the line consisting of multi-faceted pieces that can be worn again after the big day.

“The amount of fabric used for a bridal dress that you’re only going to wear once is a waste of material and a waste of space because you have to immediately pack it away,” he explained to Marie Claire.

His spring 2020 bridal collection will incorporate pieces that can be worn in normal daily life, from blazers, jumpsuits, and trousers to ankle-length skirts, as well as simple white dresses.

“My generation of designers went from two collections to four to six collections,” Mouret explained about his desire to be sustainable. “When you wake up and realise your creativity is destroying the planet…it’s quite a bitter feeling. But back then, we didn’t know any other way.”

In a bid to tackle the fashion industry’s problem with waste, Mouret, who also boasts Meghan, Duchess of Sussex as a celebrity fan, has designed the BLUE hanger with Dutch company Arch & Hook. He hopes the product, which is made from a mixture of plastic and other ocean debris, will replace the single-use plastic hangers used solely for transporting clothing from the factory to the retailer.

He will soon fly to Los Angeles to meet with members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and other leaders to discuss the product and call for changes to the industry.

“I know what’s in store for the future and I know what’s happening. I think we’re in an emergency, so this project makes me happy and sad at the same time,” he added.

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Roland Mouret teams with Annie Lennox on charity T-shirts

Roland Mouret has teamed with Annie Lennox on a T-shirt which will raise money for her equal rights charity.The Circle NGO was founded by the Eurythmics musician in 2008 and helps to end violence against women across the world as well as provide a fair…

Roland Mouret has teamed with Annie Lennox on a T-shirt which will raise money for her equal rights charity.

The Circle NGO was founded by the Eurythmics musician in 2008 and helps to end violence against women across the world as well as provide a fair living wage for female workers in the garment industry, particularly in fast fashion.

“Team Roland Mouret is proud to be supporting @TheCircleNGO – an NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation) that works to bring equality for women and girls in a fairer world – through our #YourLiesAreNotMyDreams T-shirt campaign. In this video series, team Roland stands up to say ‘Your Lies Are Not My Dreams,'” a Mouret representative wrote on Instagram. “The Circle was founded by ‪@OfficialAnnieLennox‬ in 2008, bringing women together across the globe to act on issues, share ideas, generate transformative change and inspire. This network of women takes action and leverages and brokers access to people who can make a difference, with the knowledge that we still do not live in a world where women and girls have equal rights and opportunities.”

The tee, made from 100 per cent organic cotton, features graphics designed by artist Mehrnoosh Khadivi and is priced at $184 (£145).

A whopping 100 per cent of sales will go towards The Circle NGO, and they can be purchased online and in Mouret’s London flagship store.

Lennox’s non-profit organisation works with lawyers in 14 countries – including India, Bangladesh, Turkey, and Mexico – where big fashion retailers rely on garment production.

Since launching, the charity has raised more than $3.1 million (£2.5 million), and helped over 160,000 women and girls in more than 16 countries.

“The most extraordinary gentleman Mr. Roland Mouret – no less!! @roland_mouret is supporting The Circle @thecirclengothrough his ‘Your Lies Are Not My Dreams’ T-shirt campaign! Thank you Roland!” added Lennox on her social media pages.

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Roland Mouret ‘humbled’ to see Meghan, Duchess of Sussex in his creations

Roland Mouret finds it “humbling” to see Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wear his designs.The French designer is known for creating the iconic Galaxy dress, which has been worn by the likes of Victoria Beckham, Olivia Palermo, and Halle Berry since its launc…

Roland Mouret finds it “humbling” to see Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wear his designs.

The French designer is known for creating the iconic Galaxy dress, which has been worn by the likes of Victoria Beckham, Olivia Palermo, and Halle Berry since its launch in 2005.

Mouret has also been a long-time favourite of Meghan, with the former Suits actress sporting his outfits to events before she started dating Prince Harry, and in a new chat with British Vogue, the fashion star shared that the British royal has given his label more publicity around the world than he could ever imagine.

“I knew Meghan before she was a royal, so it’s really humbling that she wears my designs,” he told Vogue.co.uk. “When I’m dressing someone famous, it’s my job to give them a moment. My fashion is to help people, not destroy them.”

Meghan sported an inky blue gown back in 2014 to Elton John’s AIDS Benefit gala in New York City, wore a navy wool crepe dress when arriving at a hotel in Windsor the night before her wedding to Harry in May 2018, and opted for chic maternity wear while pregnant with her son Archie, dazzling in a navy sequinned boat-necked dress at an event in January.

And further on in the chat, Mouret put his ongoing success down to his intuitive understanding of the female form.

“I’m the son of a butcher. All my life, I have touched bone, muscle, and fat. I think of these three elements when designing for the body,” the 57-year-old commented, before adding of his most famous design: “It’s complex, because no woman likes each part. The Galaxy deals with what women feel inside, while putting them on a pedestal.”

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Roland Mouret discusses honest new book

Roland Mouret chose to be totally open and honest with his new book because has no shame about past mistakes.The French designer is behind new tome Roland Mouret: Provoke, Attract, Seduce, which chronicles not only his career, but his life too. There a…

Roland Mouret chose to be totally open and honest with his new book because has no shame about past mistakes.

The French designer is behind new tome Roland Mouret: Provoke, Attract, Seduce, which chronicles not only his career, but his life too.

There are also plenty of pictures included in the book, with Mouret reimagining his past designs in new shoots, styled by Sophia Neophitou.

Asked by reporters at Vogue why he decided to delve into his failing as well as his successes, the designer stated: “I don’t want to aggrandise myself. I consider the openness a strength; to speak to what could be my taboos and my weaknesses. I’ve talked about them all. You can’t attack me for them. I have no shame.

“The journey I’ve been on has created the magic of what I’ve done. I’m telling you how my life has been; to be honest about my creativity and my sexuality.”

Among the pages are conversations between Mouret, who celebrated 20 years in the industry in 2017, and fashion critic Alexander Fury. The chats are frank and honest, and the 57-year-old hopes it shows people a new side of him.

“One of the things I am really happy with, it’s not the book that people would have expected; the concept of elegance… I really wanted to escape that. It’s not a brand exercise; it’s about a designer, and where he comes from and where he could go. You can celebrate your journey without giving it a museum-like attitude as to what Roland Mouret should be.”

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Roland Mouret talks dressing Duchess Meghan

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s go-to designer Roland Mouret never dreamed he’d be dressing royalty.Since she began her romance with Prince Harry, former actress Meghan’s clothes and style have become a global fascination, with the secrecy surrounding her …

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s go-to designer Roland Mouret never dreamed he’d be dressing royalty.

Since she began her romance with Prince Harry, former actress Meghan’s clothes and style have become a global fascination, with the secrecy surrounding her wedding dress one of the most talked about topics in the lead up to her nuptials in May (18).

French designer Mouret, who helms his namesake label, has been dressing Meghan for years, and the pair have formed a close friendship. Many thought he was a shoo-in to create her special dress, but in the end the honour went to Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller – though Mouret attended the wedding as a guest.

“I never imagined I would be dressing royalty, no. Twenty years ago, designing in my kitchen, I would have said never,” he admitted to the Telegraph.

The two first met in a hotel lift in Istanbul, Turkey, and the designer quickly told the ex-Suits star he’d love to dress her.

Asked about his friendship with the 37-year-old American, Mouret remained tight-lipped.

“Oooh, it’s personal. It’s my relationship with my friend,” he said. “But I treat her the same I have the same relationship with every woman who is a client.

“The moment someone wears my clothes, for the price I sell them at, they should expect the opportunity of a private moment with me. From the customer in the shop, to celebrities, to royalty, I deliver the same service.”

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Victoria Beckham confirmed to show at London Fashion Week

Victoria Beckham will show her next collection during London Fashion Week.Earlier this year (18), fashion publication WWD reported that the British fashion designer was planning to celebrate her brand’s 10th anniversary by shifting her presentation bac…

Victoria Beckham will show her next collection during London Fashion Week.

Earlier this year (18), fashion publication WWD reported that the British fashion designer was planning to celebrate her brand’s 10th anniversary by shifting her presentation back to the U.K. following several years of unveiling collections as part of New York Fashion Week.

On Monday (16Jul18), officials for London Fashion Week announced that Beckham would be showing in the capital city alongside several other major labels.

“Just announced! The provisional September 2018 #LFW & Events schedule is now online. Highlights include an exciting line-up of @BFC #NEWGEN recipients, @anyahindmarch, @Burberry, @JW_Anderson & @VictoriaBeckham,” they posted on Instagram.

Beckham launched her eponymous label in September 2008 with a low-key presentation and has since gone on to expand her company to include accessories and a limited-edition make-up collection with Estee Lauder.

The 44-year-old is set to present on 16 September at 10am, however, she has not yet commented on her plans for the show or hinted at a location.

Among the new names to join the London calendar are Alexa Chung, who will drop the latest ranges from her ALEXACHUNG namesake brand, as well as menswear designers Bobby Abley and Kiko Kostadinov.

Other designers to watch out for on the London calendar include Anya Hindmarch, Molly Goddard, Gareth Pugh, Temperley London and Mary Katrantzou, who will show on 15 September, while presentations for Jenny Packham, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Roland Mouret and Nicholas Kirkwood will continue the following day.

In addition, former Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci is set to drop his debut line for English heritage fashion label Burberry on the evening of 17 September.

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Roland Mouret hints he’s designed Meghan Markle’s reception dress

Roland Mouret has hinted that he’s the designer behind Meghan Markle’s reception dress.The American actress will wed Prince Harry at a ceremony in Windsor, England on Saturday (19May18). Rumours have been rife as to which fashion brand has had the hono…

Roland Mouret has hinted that he’s the designer behind Meghan Markle’s reception dress.

The American actress will wed Prince Harry at a ceremony in Windsor, England on Saturday (19May18). Rumours have been rife as to which fashion brand has had the honour of designing the future royal’s bridal gown, with London-based couture house Ralph & Russo currently the favourite.

However, Mouret, who has dressed the 36-year-old on multiple occasions, has now indicated that they may the person responsible for her second look of the day.

“Not now,” he insisted to The Times journalist Anna Murphy, when she asked him to talk about his previous experiences working with the former Suits star. She then queried whether Mouret’s hesitance implied he was indeed designing one of Markle’s wedding outfits.

“My answer means…not now. I can’t talk about it,” the 56-year-old teased. “She’s a friend. And I promised her that our friendship is the most important thing.”

Should Markle wear two gowns on her wedding day, she would follow the precedent set by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. The British royal changed out of her opulent lace wedding dress into a simpler ivory satin gown following her nuptials to Prince William in 2011, with both garments designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.

Markle and Mouret have forged a close bond over their years of working together, with the brunette beauty even posting a picture of them posing together on Instagram before she decided to terminate her account earlier this year.

During Mouret’s interview, the French fashion star also spoke about the creation of his iconic Galaxy dress. The design was launched in 2005 and has been worn by celebrities including Rachel Weisz, Halle Berry and Cameron Diaz.

“It was a weird dress,” he admitted. “I remember doing an event and 60 women were wearing it. For that to happen…the dress was giving them the freedom all to be individual. And that was its power.”

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Roland Mouret launched his label after being rejected by John Paul Gaultier

Roland Mouret was prompted to create his eponymous brand after being refused a job by John Paul Gaultier.The designer started his fashion career in Paris where he worked as a model, stylist and creative director, before deciding to try his hand at desi…

Roland Mouret was prompted to create his eponymous brand after being refused a job by John Paul Gaultier.

The designer started his fashion career in Paris where he worked as a model, stylist and creative director, before deciding to try his hand at design.

His first foray into design was at the age of 36, when he hopefully applied for a role under the former Hermes creative director. However, it didn’t quite go to plan.

“I went to Jean Paul Gaultier and tried to work for him. And I was rejected,” Mouret shared in an interview with Forbes. “(I was told) you’re not good enough for us. From that day, I refused to be employed by anybody. I didn’t want to be rejected again.”

The French fashion mogul went on to launch the Roland Mouret label and presented his first runway show in London in 1998 to critical acclaim.

His most recent collection was showcased on Sunday (18Feb18) during London Fashion Week, where he unveiled pieces including jacquard silk dresses and checked trouser suits.

Critics have praised Mouret for his unique vision of women’s sensuality, and the designer puts this down to his willingness to create pieces for women of all shapes and sizes.

“I am not a fatist,” he stated. “I accept all bodies. I cut my dresses and fit on models of every size. The real success is not the dress, it’s the sizing and its consistency.”

The 56-year-old is also rumoured to be the lucky designer who will have the honour of designing Meghan Markle’s wedding dress when she ties the knot with Britain’s Prince Harry in May, though Mouret has confessed he “can’t say” whether this is true.

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Roland Mouret addresses rumours he’ll design Meghan Markle’s wedding dress

Roland Mouret has remained tight-lipped on rumours he’ll be designing Meghan Markle’s wedding dress.It’s widely believed he’ll be creating the actress’ wedding gown when she ties the knot with Britain’s Prince Harry in May (18), though Mouret…

Roland Mouret has remained tight-lipped on rumours he’ll be designing Meghan Markle’s wedding dress.

It’s widely believed he’ll be creating the actress’ wedding gown when she ties the knot with Britain’s Prince Harry in May (18), though Mouret made sure he didn’t let any royal secrets slip during a chat with WWD.

“Mmmmm, I don’t want to say. No comment. It’s…there is no comment on that. She’s a friend. And that’s… I can’t say,” he teased.

Mouret was talking at the opening of his experiential space Une Chambre en Ville (a room in a town) on Wednesday night (07Feb18), where he invited clients to discover his latest collection in the top two-levels of his townhouse-turned-boutique in New York.

This mimics the design of his Carlos Place flagship store in London, and Mouret shared his enthusiasm for creating a space prioritising the comfort and privacy of customers, before going on to praise his female clientele.

“I love so much the way that women are involved about their lives… they’re so unapologetic to be a woman,” he told WWD. “And I think it’s great to give them space, and when I’m not there, they can use it. I’m so honest in my way of designing as a creative person that everything I approach has to be really personal. It has to be with me, facing myself, and trying to do things that other people don’t do.”

Mouret went on to explain that the thinking behind Une Chambre en Ville was a place where women “can have a retail experience downstairs” but also where they “can come (to be) at home and interact”.

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