Naomi Campbell closes Saint Laurent spring 2020 show

Naomi Campbell closed Saint Laurent’s spring/summer 2020 Paris Fashion Week show on Tuesday night. The iconic supermodel wowed the crowd, which included models Kate Moss, Eva Herzigova, Cindy Crawford, and Amber Valletta as well as celebrities like Sal…

Naomi Campbell closed Saint Laurent’s spring/summer 2020 Paris Fashion Week show on Tuesday night.

The iconic supermodel wowed the crowd, which included models Kate Moss, Eva Herzigova, Cindy Crawford, and Amber Valletta as well as celebrities like Salma Hayek, Rami Malek, Andie MacDowell, and Ezra Miller, as she closed creative director Anthony Vaccarello’s latest presentation.

She strutted down the long runway in front of the Eiffel Tower wearing a black sequinned blazer jacket and matching trousers – a nod to the French fashion house’s famous Le Smoking suit – and black pointed ankle strap pumps with gold tips.

The 49-year-old shared footage of herself walking in the shimmering suit and wrote on Instagram, “Closing @ysl Spring Summer 2020 tonight was an honour! Thank you @anthonyvaccarello & @pg_dmcasting.”

Naomi had hinted at her appearance earlier in the day by sharing throwback footage of herself walking the YSL runway for the Couture Spring 2002 show and another snap of herself on the runway with Yves Saint Laurent himself.

“Mr. Yves Saint Laurent, you believed in me and stood by my side when I needed it most! Grateful for you and for all the memories we’ve made together over the years. Kind-hearted, creative genius and fashion visionary! We miss you dearly,” she wrote in the caption.

The show marked Naomi’s first appearance for a fashion house for spring/summer 2020. Earlier this month, she walked the runway for her annual charity event, Fashion for Relief, during London Fashion Week.

For his spring/summer 2020 collection, Vaccarello channelled rocker chic, festival style, and bohemian looks, with the collection featuring gold paisley embroidered dresses, chiffon blouses, and peasant-style smocks.

The models, which included Kaia Gerber and Stella Tennant, also donned micro shorts, cut-off jeans, waistcoats, cowboy boots, and tuxedo ensembles.

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Models defend Helena Christensen after ex-British Vogue editor slams her ‘tacky’ outfit

Top models have defended Helena Christensen after an ex-British Vogue editor criticised her for wearing a “tacky” outfit to a party.The Danish supermodel stepped out at Gigi Hadid’s denim themed 24th birthday bash in New York City on 22 April (19) spor…

Top models have defended Helena Christensen after an ex-British Vogue editor criticised her for wearing a “tacky” outfit to a party.

The Danish supermodel stepped out at Gigi Hadid’s denim themed 24th birthday bash in New York City on 22 April (19) sporting a pair of wide-legged jeans, black lace bustier, and gold sandals.

However, journalist Alexandra Shulman blasted Helena in her column for Britain’s Mail on Sunday newspaper over the weekend (27-28Apr19), describing her look as “cliched pin-up style”.

In light of the article, the 50-year-old posted a snap of herself in the ensemble on her Instagram page, which she captioned, “Let’s continue to elevate and support each other, all you beautiful, smart, fun, sexy, hardworking, talented, nurturing women out there #ooopssheworeabustieragain,” with the post quickly garnering lots of attention from her celebrity pals.

“Such a cheap shot, she has no right or claims to be writing such a ridiculous article… I’ve known you 30 years and whatever you wear, you wear it WELL with class and dignity!! Hold your head high and keep your drive. Love you always @helenachristensen,” Naomi Campbell wrote in the comments section, and Karen Elson posted, “I just read that article. B**ch please…you are on fire!”

Linda Evangelista noted, “She should be ashamed of herself. You are a goddess,” while current British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful, who succeeded Alexandra following her departure from the publication after 25 years in mid-2017, added: “You are BEAUTIFUL inside and out.”

Elsewhere in the fashion scribe’s piece, the 61-year-old claimed that it was time for Helena to “hand over the fleshpot-at-the-party baton” to the next generation and stated that she felt the brunette beauty was too old to be wearing such revealing garments.

“It’s possible that she just panicked, as you do, when faced with a themed party (this was denim) and thought that turning up as the madam in a one-horse town would fit the bill. But it’s more likely that she did it to show she’s not past it. She’s not going gentle into any good night when it comes to getting her share of the paparazzi’s attention,” she insisted, before going on to describe model Stella Tennant and actress Gillian Anderson as examples of women who have mastered the ability to appear simultaneously sexy and sophisticated.

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Riccardo Tisci unveils debut campaign for Burberry

Riccardo Tisci has finally unveiled his first campaign for Burberry.The Italian fashion designer, who formerly helmed Givenchy, was announced as the new creative director for the English heritage label in March 2018, succeeding Christopher Bailey. Tisc…

Riccardo Tisci has finally unveiled his first campaign for Burberry.

The Italian fashion designer, who formerly helmed Givenchy, was announced as the new creative director for the English heritage label in March 2018, succeeding Christopher Bailey.

Tisci presented his debut collection for Burberry during London Fashion Week last September, with the line featuring reinvented takes on the brand’s classic trench coat and check print, and on Thursday (24Jan19) he dropped the images from the accompanying marketing, with the photos including a diverse range of models such as Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova and American-Sudanese star Anok Yai.

“The thing that excites me the most about Burberry is how inclusive it is – it appeals to everyone no matter their age, their social standing, their race, their gender. So, when I was thinking about my first campaign here, I knew I wanted to work with a collection of collaborators to help interpret the breadth of what this incredible heritage house represents to so many different people – from the millennial to the mature, to the British and to the international,” the 44-year-old said in a statement. “They are images that have the confidence to stand on their own, but it’s when they are assembled together that they truly bring the diversity, the eclecticism, the inclusivity and the beauty of Burberry to life.”

Tisci called on photographers Nick Knight, Danko Steiner, Hugo Comte, Colin Dodgson, Peter Langer and Letty Schmiterlow for the campaign, with the other models cast including Stella Tennant, Fran Summers, Claudia Lavender, Rianne van Rompaey, Irina Shayk, Sora Choi, Darani, Matteo Ferri and Joe Plunkett.

One image depicts two male models posing in sharply tailored suits while carrying brown Burberry umbrellas, while another closes in on Shayk, who is sporting a light brown shirt and bright red lipstick.

“Being involved in Riccardo’s first campaign for Burberry is such a monumental moment for me, it’s wonderful to be taken under Riccardo’s wing, and an honour to work with a creative genius like him. This campaign is a significant moment for me and my career, and I am proud to be a part of it,” the 33-year-old Russian model added of the project.

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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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Victoria Beckham celebrates 10 years with triumphant homecoming show

English designer Victoria Beckham declared “it’s great to be back” as she made her debut at London Fashion Week on Sunday (16Sep18).Beckham usually shows off her namesake label during the New York Fashion Week round of runways, but to mark the br…

English designer Victoria Beckham declared “it’s great to be back” as she made her debut at London Fashion Week on Sunday (16Sep18).

Beckham usually shows off her namesake label during the New York Fashion Week round of runways, but to mark the brand’s 10th anniversary, the former popstar decided on a homecoming show.

With her family, including husband David, and children Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper, sitting front row, Beckham wowed the fashion crowd with her spring/ summer 19 collection, which was packed full of delicate lace negligees, flowing florals and tailored trousers featuring a front split to show off shoes.

“It’s great to be back,” she stated post-show, reports Fashionista. “I’ve had family members here that have never been to a show of mine. They’ve never seen what I’ve done, so it’s great to feel part of London Fashion Week.”

Her mum and dad, Jackie and Tony, and her sister Louise were also at the London showcase, as was David’s mum Sandra and his sister Joanne. British Vogue editor Edward Enninful and close family friend Tana Ramsay also watched as models, including Liya Kebede, Edie Campbell and catwalk veteran Stella Tennant, stormed the runway.

“I feel proud of me and my team,” Beckham gushed backstage.”This feels like a new chapter. I’ve got new investors, I’ve got a new CEO (Paolo Riva) working — he started two weeks ago — there’s so much more now that I can do.”

And talking about the new clothes, which also include trench coats, wide-legged trousers and a gold brocade suit, Beckham explained that it was her aim to celebrate all women.

“It’s all about celebrating women, not just the Victoria Beckham woman – we haven’t always done so in the past,” she commented.

Victoria carried on the celebration with a star-studded Vogue party later on Sunday.

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Stella Tennant poses with Loewe’s new book collection for fall 2018

Stella Tennant has teamed up with Loewe to promote its new book collection, commissioned following its fall/winter 2018 campaign.The model was previously tapped by Karl Lagerfeld as the face of Chanel, and has also fronted campaigns for Calvin Klein, H…

Stella Tennant has teamed up with Loewe to promote its new book collection, commissioned following its fall/winter 2018 campaign.

The model was previously tapped by Karl Lagerfeld as the face of Chanel, and has also fronted campaigns for Calvin Klein, Hermes and Burberry.

However, Stella’s latest venture has taken a somewhat more literary turn, as Loewe’s limited-edition copies of classic works of fiction act as her latest fashion accessory.

In pictures taken by American fashion photographer Steven Meisel, the British star lounges in an armchair wearing a checked shirt and a mustard-coloured hood over her head, reading copy of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. In another, Stella lies on a wooden floor immersed in a copy of Gustave Flaubert’s masterpiece, Madame Bovary.

Creative director Jonathan Anderson, who founded his own label JW Anderson in 2008, was responsible for art direction on the shoot, while models Elise Crombez and Oliver Ocasek, as well as actor Josh O’Connor, also posed in the campaign.

The Loewe Classics boxset also includes Wuthering Heights, Heart of Darkness, The Picture of Dorian Gray and Dracula, which were originally created for the fall/winter ads.

Executives at the Spanish brand then decided to re-issue the novels, which are printed in the original languages and wrapped with sleeves fronted by thematically relevant images from Meisel’s archive.

The 64-year-old is considered one of the most successful fashion photographers in the industry, receiving critical acclaim for his work with U.S. and Italian Vogue and his photographs of friend Madonna in her 1992 book Sex. The collection retails at $590 (£395) and is available online.

Loewe presented its fall/winter 2018 collection at Paris Fashion Week in March (18), which featured a mainly subdued palette of black, brown, grey and cream and plenty of leather, which was used on jacket lapels and pockets, and even the neckline of one dress.

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