Naomi Campbell and Shalom Harlow remember Alexander McQueen on 10th anniversary of death

Naomi Campbell and Shalom Harlow marked 10 years since the death of Alexander McQueen on Tuesday by posting heartfelt tributes on social media. The British fashion designer and couturier, who founded his eponymous label in 1992 and headed up Givenchy …

Naomi Campbell and Shalom Harlow marked 10 years since the death of Alexander McQueen on Tuesday by posting heartfelt tributes on social media.

The British fashion designer and couturier, who founded his eponymous label in 1992 and headed up Givenchy from 1996 to 2001, passed away at his home in London on 11 February 2010 at the age of 40, with his death sending the industry into mourning.

To mark the 10th anniversary of his death on Tuesday, McQueen’s models, friends, and collaborators took to Instagram to remember him in touching posts.

Campbell shared a throwback picture of her with McQueen and his best friend and muse Annabelle Neilson, who died in 2018, and wrote in the caption, “Annabelle, thank you for sharing your best friend and brother with me. I will never forget this day 10 years ago!! You will remain in my heart not only as one of our most significant designers of all time, but as a compassionate and insightful and loyal friend to the end… I love you, MAY YOU BOTH REST IN PEACE. always in my heart .. #AlexanderMcQueen #10Years.”

Harlow shared a throwback photo of her and McQueen backstage at the spring/summer 1999 fashion show ahead of the iconic moment her white dress was spray-painted black and yellow by robots as she rotated on a circular platform.

“Thank you for touching us all with your magic Lee #alexandermcqueen #mcqueen,” she wrote in the caption, referring to McQueen’s first name. She also shared a video of the spray-painting moment on her Instagram Stories and added the same caption.

In addition, model Karen Elson uploaded a throwback photo and wrote, “Thinking of you Lee, thank you for the magic, the inspiration and for your big and beautiful heart. We all miss your infectious laugh and cheeky grin,” as did director Sam Taylor-Johnson, who added, “Ten years ago today he left this world (heartbreak emoji).”

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Alexander McQueen shoes restored to commemorate 10th anniversary of his death

Ten pairs of vintage Alexander McQueen shoes have been restored to mark the 10th anniversary of the fashion designer’s death. The British fashion designer and couturier, who founded his eponymous label in 1992 and headed up Givenchy from 1996 to 2001, …

Ten pairs of vintage Alexander McQueen shoes have been restored to mark the 10th anniversary of the fashion designer’s death.

The British fashion designer and couturier, who founded his eponymous label in 1992 and headed up Givenchy from 1996 to 2001, passed away at his home in London on 11 February 2010 at the age of 40.

On Tuesday, the tenth anniversary of his death, vintage fashion specialists William Vintage announced that they had curated a special collection of McQueen shoes.

They partnered with luxury repair service The Restory to restore and revive 10 pairs of McQueen footwear, which had been sourced from anonymous individual’s private collection, before selling them at auction.

The collection includes sandals, heels, and boots made between 1998 and 2002, such as a pair of black and blue backless heels from spring/summer 2001, black heels from spring/summer 2002, beige wedged boots from autumn/winter 2000, and red and black heeled boots from autumn/winter 1998.

Many of them featured in his catwalk shoes and still retain the original stickers on the inside of the footwear. The most notable piece in the collection is the white and brown sandals Shalom Harlow wore while her dress was being spray-painted by robots during the spring/summer 1999 show.

“We’ve never done shoes that are vintage before but when I saw them, I just knew I had to put them out there, they are so great,” William Vintage chief executive officer Marie Blanchet told Harper’s Bazaar UK. “When I got them, the shoes were not in the best condition, and The Restory did an amazing (job) to revive them.”

The restored shoes went on sale at the William Vintage store in London on Tuesday. The pieces are priced between $260 (£200) and $1,300 (£1,000).

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Shalom Harlow opens up about battle with chronic illness

Shalom Harlow has candidly discussed her struggles with chronic illness for the first time.The Canadian supermodel rose to fame in the early 1990s, where she walked the runways for the likes of Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Versace, and Marc Jacobs. Howev…

Shalom Harlow has candidly discussed her struggles with chronic illness for the first time.

The Canadian supermodel rose to fame in the early 1990s, where she walked the runways for the likes of Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Versace, and Marc Jacobs.

However, Harlow took a year off from work in 2000 and embarked on a longer hiatus in 2013, and in a new interview with U.S. InStyle magazine, she shared that she had been battling a combination of Lyme disease and black mould poisoning from a former home.

“Deep chronic illness will incite a nervous breakdown,” she told the publication. “I did have complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from the level of infections in my body. There were moments of grace and surrender and a lot of moments of digging in my heels. My unhealed physical, mental, and emotional wounds had finally caught up with me.”

Even after taking time to care for her wellbeing, Harlow admitted she is “still healing”. Accordingly, she is very selective about the projects she takes on.

“I don’t want to be on a plane every week flying halfway across the world. It’s not sustainable for my body or the environment,” the 46-year-old insisted, before noting that she believes there is a way for designers and photographers to harness more local resources. “We need to figure out a localised idea of what fashion is. There’s tonnes of talent everywhere.”

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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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Designers praise Bob Mackie’s contribution to fashion industry

Top designers have lauded Bob Mackie’s contribution to the fashion business ahead of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Fashion Awards.The 80-year-old is one of the industry’s most prolific fashion designers and costumers, having worked…

Top designers have lauded Bob Mackie’s contribution to the fashion business ahead of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Fashion Awards.

The 80-year-old is one of the industry’s most prolific fashion designers and costumers, having worked closely with entertainment icons including Joan Rivers, RuPaul, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Carol Burnett and Cher.

Mackie is to receive the prestigious Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 CFDA awards on 3 June, and in the lead-up to the ceremony, a number of fashion stars have shared their praise for the style pioneer, with Tom Ford describing him as a true influencer.

“Bob Mackie’s work has influenced fashion in a dramatic way, in that many of the body-fitting, seemingly transparent, and heavily beaded gowns that are worn on red carpets today are derivative of his work for stars like Diana Ross and Cher,” he commented in an oral history feature for Vogue.com. “The images of his costumes and gowns for these women have become a part of the landscape of fashion from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, and in my case, become part of my hard drive of references.”

While Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele spoke about how he met the “guru” at the 2019 camp-themed Met Gala and gushed over the designer’s role in shaping Hollywood careers.

“You have to put energy inside clothes; Bob’s creations made impetuous energy of great artists and through his clothes, the artists were able to magnify their talent. Bob Mackie sanctified the voice and the attitudes of the rock stars who are the gods of the 20th century,” he insisted.

Elsewhere, Mackie’s longtime client Burnett noted that the designer always had a vision for an entire look, including wigs, make-up and accessories, while Cher noted that he is a “perfectionist” when it comes to fit.

In addition, ’90s supermodel Shalom Harlow, who wore a Mackie ensemble to the 2009 Met Gala, shared that it’s not possible to be a “shy wallflower” in one of his creations.

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Edward Enninful unearths footage from early Naomi Campbell photoshoot

Edward Enninful has unearthed footage from one of Naomi Campbell’s first photoshoots.The British Vogue editor-in-chief took to Instagram to mark the supermodel’s 49th birthday on Wednesday, and alongside a sweet message, uploaded a vintage video from 1…

Edward Enninful has unearthed footage from one of Naomi Campbell’s first photoshoots.

The British Vogue editor-in-chief took to Instagram to mark the supermodel’s 49th birthday on Wednesday, and alongside a sweet message, uploaded a vintage video from 1986.

Depicting Naomi modelling for her long-time collaborator, photographer Steven Meisel, the imagery shows her posing up a storm in a black dress.

“In honour of @naomi’s birthday today – UNSEEN footage of a 16-year-old #naomi working with #StevenMeisel for the 1st time. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LOVE YOU,” Edward captioned the clip.

Naomi also shared the same video with her seven million Instagram followers, adding, “UNSEEN FOOTAGE 86!! BABY OMI (Naomi) 16 MY FIRST DAY IN NEW YORK CITY WORKING WITH STEVEN MEISEL.”

The video quickly drew the attention of both Edward and Naomi’s celebrity pals.

Christy Turlington simply wrote, “Love Love Love,” in the comments section, while Cindy Bruna noted, “Wow!! forever an inspiration. Happy birthdayyyy Queen!!!!!! (sic).”

Shalom Harlow, Jameela Jamil, Emilia Wickstead, Hailey Bieber, Lily Aldridge, and Linda Evangelista also gushed over the clip, and Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox described her as a “living legend”.

“Incredible. Happy birthday queen. In the early stages of me claiming my womanhood you were a beacon of beauty and power that I tried to emulate but there is only one Naomi. Thank you for existing and continuing to embody the highest of high fashion, elegance and effortless excellence. You continue to change the game and set new standards. You are truly a living legend and beyond!” the actress wrote.

Meanwhile, Naomi’s protege Adut Akech shared a snap of her posing with the model on her Instagram page, calling her an “actual queen”.

“This lady here means so much to me. Today she is more than just someone I looked up growing up and inspiring me to model. @naomi you’re one of the most loving, caring, inspiring lady with the biggest heart that I’ve ever met,” the 19-year-old praised.

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Amber Valletta unveils debut cosmetics range

Amber Valletta has finally unveiled her debut range of cosmetics.The American model started her career in the 1990s, when she quickly become one of fashion’s most sought-after faces, alongside Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, and Shalom H…

Amber Valletta has finally unveiled her debut range of cosmetics.

The American model started her career in the 1990s, when she quickly become one of fashion’s most sought-after faces, alongside Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, and Shalom Harlow.

In recent years, Amber has made several catwalk appearances in shows for brands such as Saint Laurent and Versace, and now she is turning her focus to the beauty world, having teamed with German cosmetics retailer Douglas on a capsule collection of products.

“I am beyond excited to announce and share my new make-up capsule collection with Douglas Beauty,” she wrote in a post on her Instagram page. “It’s rolling out slowly through Europe only but if you love it in America find a friend who can send it to you from Europe! Six essential products I personally developed with all women of all skin tones and ages in mind. You don’t have to be a pro to use them and can be applied with ease. And totally interchangeable! Make-up for all! Layer with your other fav (favourite) products! I love them and hope you do too!!!”

Simply titled Amber Valletta, the range includes a powder compact, blush stick, mascara, highlighter, and pink-red lipstick.

Each item is enclosed in a Millennial pink-coloured container, with prices ranging from $17 (£12) to $28 (£21).

Amber also stars in an accompanying marketing campaign, where she shows off all the cosmetics and poses in a matching pale pink suit.

“This collection with Douglas is exciting for me because it is the first time I have collaborated on a make-up line and it speaks to who I am and the things that I like. Life is about choices,” the 45-year-old said in a social media video.

The project marks the second time Amber has teamed with executives at Douglas, as she starred in a series of black and white photos shot by Peter Lindbergh for the company in late 2018. Models such as Cara Delevingne, Alexa Chung, Lineisy Montero, and Jon Kortajarena also appeared in the campaign.

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Stella Tennant reflects on life-changing British Vogue shoot  

Stella Tennant has reflected on how her first shoot for British Vogue changed her life.  Over the course of her career, the British model has worked for a number of top brands including Chanel, Calvin Klein, Hermes, and Burberry.  Yet, Stella stil…

Stella Tennant has reflected on how her first shoot for British Vogue changed her life.  

Over the course of her career, the British model has worked for a number of top brands including Chanel, Calvin Klein, Hermes, and Burberry.  

Yet, Stella still views one of her first photoshoots, Steven Meisel’s Anglo-Saxon Attitudes in December 1993, as a highlight due to the involvement of Plum Sykes and Isabella Blow.  

“Looking back, what I remember most from that day the clothes: Nineties’ sartorial anarchism at its finest,” she recalled in a piece penned for the December issue. “Joe McKenna was there as the fashion editor alongside Izzy, and I was dressed in a sleeveless polo neck dress by Alexander McQueen, Wolford fishnets, Vivienne Westwood platforms.”

Stella explained that the photoshoot went off without a hitch, but she was dumbfounded when Steven and his team invited her to fly to Paris the following week for a Versace campaign. The brunette beauty agreed and she ended up modelling next to established stars such as Linda Evangelista, Shalom Harlow, and Kristen McMenamy.

“Steven photographed me standing there while Linda and Kristen danced around me because I was too nervous to move. Then, by some twist of fate, one of those shots became the cover of Italian Vogue – and my life changed overnight,” the 48-year-old shared.

While Stella has posed for some of the biggest names in the business over the years, she still considers her work for the U.K. edition of Vogue to be her favourites, including when she landed a cover for the publication shortly after she gave birth to her daughter Jasmine in 2003 and the Fashion’s Force cover in January 2002.

Though she confessed she wasn’t actually present for the latter shoot.

“A belated confession: my schedule was so hectic at that point that I missed the actual day and had to be Photoshopped in later,” she noted.

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Shalom Harlow poses up a storm for Versace’s spring 19 campaign

Shalom Harlow has displayed her legendary posing skills in Versace’s new spring 19 campaign.The Canadian supermodel, who rose to fame in the late ’90s, made a surprise appearance at the Italian fashion house’s Milan Fashion Week show in September (18),…

Shalom Harlow has displayed her legendary posing skills in Versace’s new spring 19 campaign.

The Canadian supermodel, who rose to fame in the late ’90s, made a surprise appearance at the Italian fashion house’s Milan Fashion Week show in September (18), following a six-year hiatus from the catwalk.

Now, Versace creative director Donatella Versace has taken to Instagram to share snaps from the collection’s accompanying marketing imagery, with one image showing Shalom posing in a floral jumpsuit with her hair styled into a wild mane of curls.

“Introducing the new #VersaceSS19campaign featuring @shalomharlow in perfect Versace stance,” the photo was captioned.

The shoot was photographed by Steven Meisel, while Pat McGrath was in charge of the make-up and Guido Palau did the hairstyles.

Additionally, Donatella shared a short video depicting Shalom dancing around the studio.

“Shalom serving us 200%!! Brava @shalomharlow! #VersaceSS19 #VersaceEverywhere#makingof #behindthescenes,” the designer wrote alongside the clip.

Shalom uploaded the same footage along with the words, “Feeling the Electrical Current Pulse”.

The video quickly racked up thousands of views, with many models praising the 45-year-old’s style.

“Yesssss love this!!!!” wrote Doutzen Kroes in the comments section, while Lily Aldridge added: “So major!!!”

Other stars to appear in Versace’s spring campaign include Bella Hadid and Irina Shayk, with the models showing off boldly printed separates and silk slip dresses, all accessorised with colourful leather purses, branded bucket hats, and heavy gold jewellery.

“New Versace #SS19 Campaign by my fairy God father #stevenmeisel (sic),” commented Bella alongside a photo on her Instagram page showing her posing in a yellow and pink dress with sheer black fabric draped over the bodice.

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