Ariana Grande’s earlobes ‘still recovering’ from jewels she wore to 2020 Grammy Awards

Ariana Grande has joked her earlobes are “still recovering” from the large jewels she wore to the 2020 Grammy Awards.The 7 Rings hitmaker enjoyed several outfit changes over the course of the music bash last Sunday night, making her entrance in a grey …

Ariana Grande has joked her earlobes are “still recovering” from the large jewels she wore to the 2020 Grammy Awards.

The 7 Rings hitmaker enjoyed several outfit changes over the course of the music bash last Sunday night, making her entrance in a grey Giambattista Valli ballgown, before swapping into a Schiaparelli creation, and later changing into an emerald green gown from Givenchy for her performance.

On Thursday, celebrity jeweller Lorraine Schwartz took to Instagram to share a close-up image of the huge Colombian emerald and diamond necklace and earring set Ariana wore with her final ensemble. The clip quickly attracted the attention of the star, who wrote in the comments section: “Earlobes still recovering. However, those earrings…. they are sorely and deeply missed. I think of them constantly and wish we didn’t have to part. if they go missing, it was (my dog) Toulouse. love and thank u (sic).”

Earlier in the evening, Ariana also sported another pair of 30-carat diamond studs from Lorraine’s brand along with her first red carpet look.

And as for her many outfit changes at the Grammys, the 26-year-old explained in an interview with CBS that she simply couldn’t choose between all of the beautiful options at her fingertips.

“So, here’s the thing – I did the carpet in a custom Giambattista Valli dress and I loved it, and then I didn’t do the interview, so I came back in a different dress, because I couldn’t decide,” she said, adding that it was “huge progress” for her to even attend due to her anxiety.

“I’m so lucky. I had two, very special custom looks made. And I couldn’t decide! I was indecisive, so I decided to do it twice. Which is really huge progress for me, because usually, I cannot come within three feet of a red carpet without having a nervous breakdown.”

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Ariana Grande dazzles in two ballgowns at 2020 Grammy Awards

Ariana Grande enjoyed a princess moment during the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.The Sweetener hitmaker, who skipped the bash last year after a reported spat with producer Ken Ehrlich, made her long-awaited return to the annual prestigious music e…

Ariana Grande enjoyed a princess moment during the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

The Sweetener hitmaker, who skipped the bash last year after a reported spat with producer Ken Ehrlich, made her long-awaited return to the annual prestigious music event, which was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Ariana stunned on the red carpet in an extravagant strapless grey Giambattista Valli haute couture gown, which featured a huge tiered tulle skirt.

The 26-year-old completed the look with matching gloves, 30-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond earrings, and had her hair scraped back into her signature sky-high ponytail.

Shortly after posing in the Giambattista Valli gown, Ariana then changed into a Schiaparelli creation, which was comprised of an embellished charcoal grey crop top and voluminous light grey skirt.

“So, here’s the thing – I did the carpet in a custom Giambattista Valli dress and I loved it, and then I didn’t do the interview, so I came back in a different dress, because I couldn’t decide,” she told CBS.

Ariana went on to explain that it was a “huge progress” for her being able to even walk the red carpet on Sunday due to her anxiety.

“I’m so lucky. I had two, very special custom looks made. And I couldn’t decide! I was indecisive, so I decided to do it twice. Which is really huge progress for me, because usually, I cannot come within three feet of a red carpet without having a nervous breakdown,” the superstar shared.

Ariana was up for five prizes at the Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year for 7 Rings, but lost out to Billie Eilish for her track Bad Guy.

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Daniel Roseberry appointed artistic director of Schiaparelli

Daniel Roseberry has been appointed as the new artistic director of Maison Schiaparelli.The Texas-born designer is to succeed Bertrand Guyon at the helm of the fashion house, which was founded by Elsa Schiaparelli in 1927. Roseberry will oversee all co…

Daniel Roseberry has been appointed as the new artistic director of Maison Schiaparelli.

The Texas-born designer is to succeed Bertrand Guyon at the helm of the fashion house, which was founded by Elsa Schiaparelli in 1927. Roseberry will oversee all collections, projects and the overall image of the brand.

“It is my great honour and my joy to pick up where Madam Schiaparelli left off some 85 years ago. Schiaparelli was a master of the modern; her work reflected the chaos and hope of the turbulent era in which she lived,” he said in a statement. “Today, we find ourselves asking similarly big, identity-shaping questions of our own: What does art look like? What is identity? How do we dress for the end of the world? Schiaparelli answered these questions with candour and humour, but one of her greatest legacies may be her commitment to fantasy, her understanding that we need fantasy in complicated times. I want to offer my own answers to these questions, and offer a fantasy-a dream-that feels relevant, and necessary, for today.”

Roseberry added that he was “privileged” to be able to collaborate with the talented people working in the company’s atelier and wished to carry on the “myth” of the house into the future.

Prior to joining the Paris-based label, the fashion star spent more than a decade working as head of the men’s and women’s collections at Thom Browne.

Diego Della Valle, owner of Maison Schiaparelli, added that he was “delighted” to welcome Roseberry into the fold.

“His modern and innovative creative vision and its multiple talents will allow the house to deploy all of its activities in respect of this unique heritage that has made Schiaparelli a revolutionary brand,” the executive praised.

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Erin O’Connor welcomes baby boy

Erin O’Connor has announced that she has given birth to a baby boy.The 41-year-old model confirmed that she had welcomed a son, named Eddie, with her partner, businessman Steve Gibson, in early March (19).The news comes days after Erin posted a pictu…

Erin O’Connor has announced that she has given birth to a baby boy.

The 41-year-old model confirmed that she had welcomed a son, named Eddie, with her partner, businessman Steve Gibson, in early March (19).

The news comes days after Erin posted a picture of herself cradling her bump in a hospital room on Instagram, hinting that she was due to give birth soon.

“Waiting for Eddie…” she captioned the post.

Speaking to the Daily Mail on Friday (15Mar19), Erin confessed that the couple are besotted with their new arrival.

“We’ve stolen lots and lots of cuddles over the last few days,” the star revealed. “We are completely over the moon.”

Earlier this year, all eyes were on the model at Paris Couture Fashion Week when she walked in the Schiaparelli show wearing an enormous pink and red tulle gown while she was eight months pregnant.

The dress, which comprised four oversized tiers, was more than adequate for hiding her bulging bump.

Eddie is the couple’s second child, after they welcomed son Albert in June 2014.

Erin kept news of the pregnancy under wraps until the final stages, debuting her sizable bump at a bash to celebrate British Vogue editor Edward Enninful’s first anniversary at the helm of the fashion bible in November.

She made a similar reveal while pregnant with Albert, surprising fans when she showed off her bump at a red carpet event after keeping her pregnancy a secret.

At the time, she remarked on her success at keeping the news quiet.

“Nobody knew. This is my first outing. It was a well kept secret,” she laughed. “Thank God for all those winter coats. I just thought I’d come out with a bang.”

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Lady Gaga sparkles in Swarovski crystals during Vegas jazz show

Lady Gaga has delighted the Las Vegas crowd of her new show with not only her music, but her jaw-dropping outfit choices too.The superstar opened her second show in Sin City, entitled Lady Gaga Jazz and Piano, on Sunday night (20Jan19), after beginning…

Lady Gaga has delighted the Las Vegas crowd of her new show with not only her music, but her jaw-dropping outfit choices too.

The superstar opened her second show in Sin City, entitled Lady Gaga Jazz and Piano, on Sunday night (20Jan19), after beginning her residency concert, Enigma, in late December.

Bringing out her jazz collaborator Tony Bennett to a cheering crowd, Gaga belted songs like Luck Be a Lady and La Vie en Rose during the 20-song set.

She also wowed with multiple outfit changes. Kicking things off in a black fringed, sparkly dress by her sister Natali Germanotta, paired with a larger-than-life Rinaldi headpiece, she soon changed into a bejewelled Ralph Lauren gown, which featured a feather cape giving the outfit a vintage showgirl feel. The dress was made up of 53,000 Swarovski micro-crystals and 250 rock crystals.

For the third act, Gaga went for high fashion with a black velvet dress and puffy pink cape by Schiaparelli.

Brand representatives took to Instagram to share the look.

“At her latest show “Lady Gaga Jazz & Piano” in Las Vegas, the international star @ladygaga appeared in #SchiaparelliHauteCouture,” they captioned the images. “The singer and actress wore a long cape in shocking pink silk faille and a strapless dress in black velvet – designed by @bertrandguyon and especially made for her by the Schiaparelli ateliers in Paris. #LadyGaga #instaSchiap.”

Designer Bertrand Guyon also excitedly shared the photos, adding a red and black love heart to his post.

For the fourth and final act, Gaga once again called on Ralph Lauren. Donning a black lame tuxedo with a detachable tiered skirt of iridescent silk organza and tulle, the 32-year-old made sure she still shone with 7,500 Swarovski crystals and a black Swarovski-crystal belt adorning the look.

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Jason Wu seeking to make fashion house more sustainable

Jason Wu is looking to make his eponymous label much more sustainable. The New York-based designer is known for merging American sportswear elements with timeless classics, with his fans including Diane Kruger, Emma Stone, Julianne Moore as well as Me…

Jason Wu is looking to make his eponymous label much more sustainable. 

The New York-based designer is known for merging American sportswear elements with timeless classics, with his fans including Diane Kruger, Emma Stone, Julianne Moore as well as Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

During a conversation at the recent Vortex: Paradox, Promise, Possibility conference in New York, Wu was pressed on the topic of sustainability, a concept that is hot on the fashion agenda today. However, he explained that his own fashion house still has some way to go, but hopes his clothes are “not disposable”.

“We are not a green fashion house, to be honest,” the fashion star confessed. “We do try to make clothes that are not disposable at any price point. Perhaps it’s not great for me to say that as a fashion designer and I’m trying to sell you more clothes. Sometimes we have too much. Sometimes it’s good to have a little less and a little more quality.

“You hear about these corporations of dumping, millions of dollars of clothing goes to waste. You just consume less. That’s ultimately really what the answer is.”

Wu’s comments follow a report by The Times in July (18), which discovered that Burberry set fire to approximately $117 million (£90 million) worth of old stock in the past five years.

Elsewhere in the interview, the designer shared that his inspiration “could be an exhibit or an episode of South Park,” and also insisted that while he doesn’t care much about trends, he did want his pieces to make it into the history books.

“What I want is clothes that still look great in 60 years, 100 years. When I go to the Met, I look at the archives, Schiaparelli, the Diors, the Balenciagas. You look at those pieces, they still look beautiful,” the 36-year-old smiled. “That’s what I’ve really wanted in my career.”

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Clare Waight Keller honours Givenchy founder with fall 2018 couture show

Clare Waight Keller has celebrated Hubert de Givenchy’s legacy in her latest fashion show.The British designer, who was catapulted to international fame in May (18) when she was confirmed to be the couturier behind Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s wedding d…

Clare Waight Keller has celebrated Hubert de Givenchy’s legacy in her latest fashion show.

The British designer, who was catapulted to international fame in May (18) when she was confirmed to be the couturier behind Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s wedding dress, unveiled her second couture line for Givenchy on Sunday night (01Jul18) as part of Paris Couture Week.

Keller titled her range Caraman, a reference to the townhouse originally built for French aristocrat and politician Maurice de Riquet, later the Duke of Caraman, where Givenchy opened his couture atelier in 1959, and paid homage to the French designer, who died at the age of 91 in March.

“He was at the very beginning of a fashion and cinematic explosion of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s,” the 47-year-old captioned a post on her Instagram page prior to the show. “We should never be trapped by the past but history is important not only to show where we have come from, what we can learn, it also creates legacy. That unique and untouchable inheritance that can only be built across a lifetime. It is particularly poignant that this legacy now rests in my hands.”

Keller presented 42 looks, with the show opening with a model sporting the Charmante design, a silver dress with flowing black cape attached.

The second number was a black feathered cloak with a hood, while the next piece, known as the Exclusive style, featured a midnight blue velvet cloak across a dress made of multicoloured fabric in shades of pink, purple and blue.

Keller stuck with the same colour palette for the majority of the line, with the sunset hues also evident in a skirt fashioned from fabric made to look like feathers and a beaded top.

Highlights included a coat made of a metallic silver material known as the Diaphane look, and the Romantique design, a flowing white skirt which was worn with an origami-inspired white jacket.

To conclude the spectacle, Keller presented a silver sequin gown which was matched with a pale pink flowing cape and a strapless gown covered in pink and white beads in an ombre pattern.

Paris Couture Week continues on Monday with shows from Schiaparelli and Iris van Herpen.

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Schiaparelli plays with animal prints for fall 2018 couture line

Schiaparelli has played with animal prints for its fall 2018 couture collection.The French luxury fashion house, helmed by designer Bertrand Guyon since 2015, held a presentation at the Palais Garnier in Paris on Monday morning (02Jul18), with celebrit…

Schiaparelli has played with animal prints for its fall 2018 couture collection.

The French luxury fashion house, helmed by designer Bertrand Guyon since 2015, held a presentation at the Palais Garnier in Paris on Monday morning (02Jul18), with celebrity guests including Mandy Moore, Pixie Lott, Adriana Lima, Jaime King and Nicky Hilton.

For the show, Guyon chose to experiment with clashing colour and print, with the pieces heavy on leopard-like spots, tiger stripes and eye-catching floral footwear in reds and oranges.

Though the pattern was used as part of dramatic concoctions, the leopard motif was also incorporated into more ladylike pieces, such as a high-necked belted jacket decorated with embellished aqua buttons – in addition to a masculine fitted blazer in the same print.

Eccentric headgear was another frequent occurrence, and masks depicting animals including lions, flamingos, dogs and butterflies helped bring the outfits in tune with the collection’s wildlife theme.

One model’s outfit was given a fun touch via the addition of a pair of neon pink and orange rabbit ears, while another had her face completely immersed in pink and white flowers.

Away from the animals, Guyon incorporated plenty of classic evening gowns with a twist, evident in the satin purple number worn by Canadian model Winnie Harlow. The violet dress was pleated around the collar and sternum, while a contrasting fit ran along the sleeves, giving the fail-safe design a much more modern vibe.

Other examples included a simple black pencil dress which was adorned with embellished jewels resembling a pair of heavily-lashed eyes, with the look topped off with a pair of metallic silver cuffs which extended across the length of the forearm.

Pointed boots in deep blues and sea greens proved to be the most popular footwear of the show, while multi-layered dresses, studs and sequins, three-dimensional detailing and delicate tulle skirts were unveiled by a parade of models at the conclusion of the spectacle.

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