Jennifer Lopez returns as face of Guess for spring 2020 campaign

Jennifer Lopez has channelled Hollywood glamour for Guess’ latest campaign.The superstar previously fronted the marketing imagery for the fashion brand’s denim line back in 2017 and has also recently landed modelling gigs for the likes of Versace and C…

Jennifer Lopez has channelled Hollywood glamour for Guess’ latest campaign.

The superstar previously fronted the marketing imagery for the fashion brand’s denim line back in 2017 and has also recently landed modelling gigs for the likes of Versace and Coach.

Now, Jennifer is returning to the Guess family as the face of the label’s spring 2020 campaign, with the photos showing her posing in a number of sexy outfits against the backdrop of Santa Monica, California.

“Whenever I do a collaboration, I always think of a character that I can play and be and we had a lot of fun doing that with this campaign,” she explained. “The vibe this time was a mix between an Italian film star from the ’60s, mixed with Madonna from the ’80s, mixed with Sophia Loren. It’s so much fun to get into the character and to make that happen. The clothes and setting of the shoot really worked well together to make this campaign come to life.”

The photoshoot was helmed by photographer Tatiana Gerusova and art directed by Guess’ chief creative officer, Paul Marciano. One image shows Jennifer posing in a lime green belted dress, while another depicts her wearing a purple tropical print dress in front of a palm tree. The 50-year-old also models a summery white outfit and a chic off-white three-piece suit.

Accordingly, Paul noted that he was thrilled with the final result.

“I am thrilled to welcome Jennifer back for a second campaign with Guess and Marciano,” he commented. “Jennifer continues to push boundaries in the music, fashion, and film industries and represents everything a Guess Girl is – confident, sensual and adventurous. This campaign shines a spotlight on Jennifer’s natural beauty and showcases exactly why she is celebrated as a true icon.”

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Sophia Loren honours ‘revolutionary’ Valentino at Green Carpet Fashion Awards

Sophia Loren celebrated her close friend Valentino and his lasting legacy at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards.The Italian actress was on hand to present the 87-year-old with the prestigious Legacy Award at the annual event at the La Scala opera house in…

Sophia Loren celebrated her close friend Valentino and his lasting legacy at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards.

The Italian actress was on hand to present the 87-year-old with the prestigious Legacy Award at the annual event at the La Scala opera house in Milan, Italy.

Loren was dressed in a floor-length off-the-shoulder black dress as she celebrated Valentino’s contribution to progress and sustainable fashion at the awards ceremony, which marked the end of Milan Fashion Week on Sunday.

The Oscar-winning actress praised her longtime friend, calling him “a master, a legend, a man who revolutionised the world of fashion through his elegance, passion and style.”

Loren and Valentino were given a standing ovation from the star-studded audience, which included Gucci’s Alessandro Michele, model Alessandra Ambrosio as well as actors Shailene Woodley, Nikki Reed, and Colin Firth.

“My biggest joy was when I found out that Mrs. Loren accepted to do me the honour of handing me the prize on this exceptional evening,” Valentino told the crowd.

“Legacy is heritage. It’s about passing on a mandate, something that can showcase my work and, at the same time, transmit what I’ve learned in 60 years in the fashion industry,” the fashion icon continued. “Legacy is what I created with my constant search for beauty, a heritage which I dedicated to thousands of women in the world… I really hope I gave my very personal contribution to the creation of beauty.”

Stella McCartney was among the evening’s other winners at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards, as she was honoured with the Groundbreaker Award, while Max Mara and Ermenegildo Zegna were given sustainability awards for their use of upcycled materials.

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Thierry Mugler comes out of retirement to design Kim Kardashian’s 2019 Met Gala look

Thierry Mugler has briefly come out of retirement to make Kim Kardashian’s stunning 2019 Met Gala look.The French designer, who now goes by the name of Manfred, opened his first boutique in Paris back in 1978 and has since gone on to win recognition fo…

Thierry Mugler has briefly come out of retirement to make Kim Kardashian’s stunning 2019 Met Gala look.

The French designer, who now goes by the name of Manfred, opened his first boutique in Paris back in 1978 and has since gone on to win recognition for his structured silhouettes and dramatic runway productions.

While Mugler stepped entirely away from fashion design in 2010, with Casey Cadwallader now acting as head designer of the House of Mugler, he has now made an exception for Kardashian, and created the flesh-coloured beaded Latex ensemble that she wore to the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute’s new exhibition, Camp: Notes on Fashion, on Monday night.

“This is the first time in 20 years Mr. Mugler has designed for the House of Mugler. So to come and design this gown for me is such an honour,” she told Vogue reporters on the red carpet. “This is about eight months in the making … He envisioned me this California girl stepping out of the ocean, wet, dripping.”

Kardashian added that she had worked with Mugler on the skin-tight dress for the past six months, and while he has yet to offer up much comment on their collaboration, the 70-year-old did write on his Instagram page: “Getting out of the Pacific straight to the #MetGalared carpet to shine like the brightest star! Iconic “Wet Look” is #BeyondCouture ! @KimKardashian is a #Muglerized #Camp Art piece.”

Earlier in the day, Kardashian uploaded images of Sophia Loren from 1957’s Boy on a Dolphin to tease the inspiration behind her look, while her rapper husband Kanye West turned up in a head-to-toe black ensemble, including a $40 (£30) black jacket by workwear brand Dickies.

Though Mugler hasn’t designed for his own label in many years, his avant-garde garments have had a resurgence of late, with the 38-year-old reality star sporting a daring black vintage cutout gown to an event in February, and Cardi B donning a pearl-encrusted Venus-inspired number to the 2019 Grammys.

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Dolce and Gabbana tip their hats to Mexican culture in latest Alta Moda show

Dolce & Gabbana designer Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were keen to do the Mexican culture justice when they brought their Alta Moda road show to the country.The Italian label descended on business mogul Carlos Slim’s museum Museo Soumaya in Mex…

Dolce & Gabbana designer Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were keen to do the Mexican culture justice when they brought their Alta Moda road show to the country.

The Italian label descended on business mogul Carlos Slim’s museum Museo Soumaya in Mexico City on Wednesday (18Apr18) to present the newest haute couture collection, having presented an opulent Alta Sartoria and Alta Moda offering in New York earlier this month.

The design duo decided to make the Mexican capital their stop off of choice after meeting the Slim’s family at the 2016 Alta Moda show in Naples, Italy, and insisted they had nothing but “respect” for the nation.

“We are guests here, and we are trying to show respect for the culture,” Dolce said in an interview with Vogue U.S. on the night of the event, while Gabbana went on to explain the concept behind their designs.

“We take ingredients from Mexico and try to make them special in our way,” he smiled. “Maybe it’s too obvious – mariachis and the Virgin – but for us, this is something we love. It’s spontaneous.”

The brand’s one-off collection consisted of both mens and womenswear pieces, and featured an abundance of Mexican iconography. This was visible in garments such as an embroidered silk-fringed red dress, and a closing gown which paid tribute to Frida Kahlo and was painted by Brazilian artist Romero Britto.

The event was attended by Angelica Rivera, wife of President Enrique Pena Nieto, who praised Dolce & Gabbana and said: “I am very happy they are here in Mexico: They make every woman look so elegant.”

Another notable attendee was legendary Italian actress Sophia Loren, a muse to both designers.

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