Donatella Versace: ‘Donald Trump brought fried chicken to a photoshoot’

Donatella Versace has recalled the time Donald Trump dropped into a fashion photoshoot carrying a bucket of fried chicken.The Italian designer recently sat down with Anna Wintour for the 2019 Forces of Fashion conference, and during their chat, the U.S…

Donatella Versace has recalled the time Donald Trump dropped into a fashion photoshoot carrying a bucket of fried chicken.

The Italian designer recently sat down with Anna Wintour for the 2019 Forces of Fashion conference, and during their chat, the U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief asked Donatella what she thought about the state of American politics. Though she swerved the question, the 64-year-old did discuss how she met businessman Trump, who has served as U.S. President since early 2017, at a photoshoot held at his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida.

“I have a funny story about your President right now. We always work with the best photographers, even when (my brother Gianni Versace) was alive, the best models and celebrities. We were the first to work with celebrities for fashion shoots. So, we rented Mar-a-Lago from Mr. Trump and we went with Steven Meisel and Madonna and a huge team – make-up, hair, and stylists – to do this insane, glamorous campaign,” she remembered. “And the second day, after we did the most important pictures… we were doing the last picture and this gentleman, who was Mr. Trump, came in with a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken. We were like, ‘Wow, Kentucky Fried Chicken?!'”

Elsewhere in the chat, Donatella insisted that she keeps a close eye on what is happening in politics around the world. And when pressed by Anna over the political figures she is interested in, the fashion star named Pete Buttigieg as one to watch in the U.S.

“I love politics in general, but American politics at the moment, (and) I think the world, is going through a very, very difficult time. When somebody looks back and doesn’t look ahead, that’s a mistake for everything, especially for politics,” Donatella added.

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Gwen Stefani was stunned by transformation for debut U.S. Vogue cover

Gwen Stefani doesn’t recognise herself when she sees images from her first photoshoot for U.S. Vogue.The Hollaback Girl singer had her make-up done by Pat McGrath and was photographed by Steven Meisel for the April 2004 issue of the fashion publication…

Gwen Stefani doesn’t recognise herself when she sees images from her first photoshoot for U.S. Vogue.

The Hollaback Girl singer had her make-up done by Pat McGrath and was photographed by Steven Meisel for the April 2004 issue of the fashion publication, with the cover image depicting her posing in a monochromatic striped dress and heavy 1930s-inspired cosmetics.

However, in an interview for Vogue’s Life in Looks video series, Gwen noted that she is amazed by her transformation for the photoshoot.

“I had just done The Aviator movie and I think the make-up was kinda influenced by that, like the way the eyebrows were. I look at the photo and (think), ‘Who is that?’ I don’t even think it looks like me,” she reflected. “Interestingly, they put me in the stripes which is something that’s been a signature of mine for along my journey, and still is.”

Gwen then recalled how the photoshoot took place over an entire weekend and how she had a two-day fitting prior.

And while she was a little “relieved” once it had finished, the star did appreciate all she learned about the relationship between art and fashion on the set.

“It was like an event. I was used to having so much control over my look and what I did and was really quite anti-fashion magazine when I was growing up because as a kid I just felt like I was alienated (from that world). It was like, ‘You can’t get that stuff, that’s for rich people, those things aren’t real,'” the 50-year-old commented. “Of course, I was just naive and I didn’t know, what I love about Vogue and what I love about being able to do the cover of Vogue, is being able to collaborate with so many talented people (and) learn about art, you know, art through fashion. And I think that this was that experience.”

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Jodie Comer ‘honoured’ to front Loewe’s spring 2020 campaign

Jodie Comer is “honoured” to be the face of the latest Loewe campaign.Fresh off her win at the 2019 Emmy Awards, the Killing Eve actress has been tapped by bosses at the Spanish fashion house to front the spring/summer 2020 campaign, and also features …

Jodie Comer is “honoured” to be the face of the latest Loewe campaign.

Fresh off her win at the 2019 Emmy Awards, the Killing Eve actress has been tapped by bosses at the Spanish fashion house to front the spring/summer 2020 campaign, and also features in an accompanying short film by Loewe’s creative director Jonathan Anderson and photographer Steven Meisel.

During the two-minute clip, Comer laughs, cries, and shouts the word “Loewe” while getting ready in her dressing room mirror.

“Jonathan and his work are so incredibly distinctive. It’s inspiring to work alongside someone who pushes boundaries and creates in the way that he does,” she commented. “I feel the spring/summer 2020 collection really accentuates and celebrates femininity, which is a complete reflection of my experience shooting the campaign. To have had the opportunity to work with Steven Meisel and to have been supported and encouraged in the way that I was, is something I am extremely grateful for and will never forget.”

Comer later took to Instagram and shared the campaign video, alongside a touching caption.

“I am so honoured to be a part of the @loewe campaign for spring/summer 2020. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to the incredible team of creatives who welcomed me and made this such an unforgettable moment,” the 26-year-old gushed.

Anderson also lavished praise on his leading lady and noted that the British star was “exceptionally talented” and “incredibly inspiring”.

As well as the short film, Meisel has created an image for spring/summer 2020 campaign which features a picture of neon slime oozing through a model’s manicured fingers and a still life image displaying Loewe’s new Lazo mini bags.

Loewe’s womenswear show will debut as part of Paris Fashion Week on Friday.

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British Vogue editor pleased to see Kaia Gerber ‘in the trenches’ with other models

British Vogue’s Edward Enninful is happy to see Kaia Gerber “in the trenches” with other models.The rising fashion star, who is the daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, has already landed campaigns for the likes of Versace, Jimmy Choo, and Karl…

British Vogue’s Edward Enninful is happy to see Kaia Gerber “in the trenches” with other models.

The rising fashion star, who is the daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, has already landed campaigns for the likes of Versace, Jimmy Choo, and Karl Lagerfeld.

British Vogue editor-in-chief Enninful also tapped Gerber to be on the cover of the October 2019 issue of the publication, and in an accompanying article, praised the model’s commitment and professionalism.

“That Kaia has become one of the brightest faces in modelling is a personal delight to me,” he wrote. “I have known Cindy Crawford, her supermodel mother, since the ’90s, so it’s wonderful to now work with her daughter, who is as driven, hardworking and beautiful as Cindy is. It always pleases me that, every season, despite coming from privilege, I see Kaia in the trenches with the other models, doing show after show, always on time and with a kind word for everyone. That’s the way to do it.”

In the cover image, Gerber poses in a black and white ensemble from Valentino. Guido Palau and Pat McGrath were behind her hair and make-up, Joe McKenna was the stylist, Jin Soon Choi was in charge of the manicure, with Steven Meisel helming the photoshoot.

And in a post sharing the news on her Instagram page, Gerber commented that the prestigious gig was the “best” birthday present, as she celebrates turning 18 on 3 September.

“October issue of @britishvogue by #stevenmeisel is out! thank you @edward_enninful for the best birthday present, and to everyone involved #joemckenna, @guidopalau, @patmcgrathreal, and @jinsoonchoi,” she gushed.

The October issue of British Vogue hits newsstands on 6 September.

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Claudia Schiffer lands Vogue Italia cover after 25-year break

Claudia Schiffer has landed a Vogue Italia cover for the first time in 25 years.The German supermodel first appeared on the front of the Italian fashion publication in a photoshoot helmed by Steven Meisel in March 1990 and went on nab two more covers i…

Claudia Schiffer has landed a Vogue Italia cover for the first time in 25 years.

The German supermodel first appeared on the front of the Italian fashion publication in a photoshoot helmed by Steven Meisel in March 1990 and went on nab two more covers in 1994.

A quarter of a century later, Schiffer is now on two of the August 2019 covers of Vogue Italia, with fellow model Stephanie Seymour also fronting two covers.

“25 years after my first @vogueitalia cover the connection I felt with @collierschorrstudio transported me back to the Avedon days,” the 48-year-old captioned a snap of her photoshoot on her Instagram page on Thursday, referring to her work with iconic fashion photographer Richard Avedon.

One image shows Schiffer standing in the nude while clutching a strategically placed blazer, neon green stilettos, and purse from Saint Laurent. A second cover shot depicts her sporting a black blazer and black high heels in front of a mirror.

Overseen by Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Emanuele Farneti, creative director Ferdinando Verderi, photographer Collier Schorr and stylist Vanessa Reid, the issue is emblazoned with the headline, “Claudia by Claudia.”

Regarding the inspiration behind the photoshoot, Schorr noted that she was influenced by Helmut Newton’s auto-portraits but wanted to subvert convention by allowing the model to become an “active subject” who is sharing the process with the photographer.

“When you are photographing women such as Stephanie and Claudia, who are literally like the walking lexicons of fashion gesture in photography, there are things they will and will not do. There’s not one thing that you see in these photographs that Claudia didn’t want to do – if she didn’t want to do it, she changed it,” Schorr commented.

The new issue of Vogue Italia will hit newsstands on 6 August.

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Christy Turlington stars alongside Marc Jacobs in his fall 19 campaign

Christy Turlington has been tapped to appear opposite Marc Jacobs in the fall 2019 campaign for his high-end clothing brand.In recent years, the supermodel has taken a step away from the fashion world to focus on her family and charity projects, but sh…

Christy Turlington has been tapped to appear opposite Marc Jacobs in the fall 2019 campaign for his high-end clothing brand.

In recent years, the supermodel has taken a step away from the fashion world to focus on her family and charity projects, but she came out of retirement to close Jacobs’s fall/winter 2019 show held during New York Fashion Week in February.

Following the runway show, Turlington posed with Jacobs for photographer Steven Meisel, and the designer has now used those black-and-white images for his new marketing imagery.

“My friendship with Christy began in 1987. Over these past decades she has always shown up for me. Always. After closing our RUNWAY FALL 2019 MARC JACOBS show, Christy agreed to be photographed for our campaign,” he wrote on his Instagram page alongside a snap of Turlington standing in a ballgown while he reclines on the ground. “The results are stunning and the day in the studio with her, Steven and the crew was a day I will always cherish. It is a great gift to continue to create new memories with her.”

Katie Grand styled the photoshoot, while Pat McGrath was in charge of make-up and Guido Palau did the hair. Another image posted online shows Turlington and Jacobs standing side-by-side, which the 56-year-old captioned: “Christy and me by Steven. What more could I dream of?”

And Turlington, 50, appeared to be pleased with the results too, as she uploaded two of the photos to her Instagram page and commented, “Anything for Marc, always…So excited to see the first of these images taken by #stevenmeisel with @themarcjacobs.”

A number of the mother-of-two’s celebrity pals praised the photos as well, with Rachel Zoe, Eva Herzigova, Niki Taylor, Naomi Campbell, and Anna Sui all leaving messages in the comments section.

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Elizabeth Hurley’s teenage son Damian makes modelling debut

Elizabeth Hurley’s 17-year-old son Damian has followed in his mother’s footsteps by landing his first beauty campaign.Damian, the son of Elizabeth and her ex Steve Bing, appears alongside other fledgling models such as Sonjdra Deluxe, Violet Chachki an…

Elizabeth Hurley’s 17-year-old son Damian has followed in his mother’s footsteps by landing his first beauty campaign.

Damian, the son of Elizabeth and her ex Steve Bing, appears alongside other fledgling models such as Sonjdra Deluxe, Violet Chachki and Zhengyang Zhang in the video to promote Pat McGrath’s new make-up range, entitled Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection The System, more than 20 years after his mother became the face of beauty brand Estee Lauder.

In the campaign, shot by legendary photographer and director Steven Meisel, Damian is seen wearing a giant brunette bouffant wig, reminiscent of his mother’s glamorous locks, while staring sultrily into the camera.

Damian, who signed to TESS Management in London last year, sports a white T-shirt and black leather jacket for the clip, while modelling McGrath’s Sublime Perfection primer, foundation and setting powder.

“A supermodel is born,” McGrath said to Vogue about the teenager. “It’s no surprise that as the offspring of the iconic Elizabeth Hurley, Damian is a bright, young, emerging star who has an absolutely magnetic personality, energy, and an exceptional look.”

The youngster was equally complimentary about the legendary make-up artist, and told the publication she had “truly changed the face of beauty, especially for my generation.”

He added, “To be captured through the lens of the incredible, legendary Steven Meisel was a truly phenomenal experience. I’ve long admired Steven’s fierce aesthetic and I’m so proud to be a part of this incredibly beautiful and disruptive campaign.”

McGrath’s new line will be available to buy from her website, as well as other select websites and stores, from 26 July.

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Irina Shayk regrets allowing sister to overpluck her eyebrows

Irina Shayk wishes she didn’t allow her sister to pluck her eyebrows when they were young.The Russian supermodel is one of the most beautiful women in the world, having landed campaigns for the likes of Intimissimi lingerie, Versace, and Burberry.Howev…

Irina Shayk wishes she didn’t allow her sister to pluck her eyebrows when they were young.

The Russian supermodel is one of the most beautiful women in the world, having landed campaigns for the likes of Intimissimi lingerie, Versace, and Burberry.

However, Irina shared in a new video for Harpersbazaar.com, that even she suffered an eyebrow disaster at one point.

“I have an older sister (Tatiana), she loved to experiment with (beauty),” she recalled. “She decided to pluck my eyebrows because she wasn’t sure if she wanted thin or thick eyebrows on herself, so she decided to try this on her younger sister. So, I had super thin eyebrows for a while.”

Irina went on to note that she now prefers a “thick, natural” brow. The model also credited celebrity hairdresser Harry Josh with her new bob haircut.

“Harry Josh is obsessed with the short hair,” the 33-year-old smiled. “So, that was his idea and the reference was Christy Turlington in the early 1990s. I love her, she is a goddess, style icon, and she always has her hair on point!”

Elsewhere in the chat, Irina was asked to pick her favourite photoshoot to date, and she named a Versace campaign which was helmed by photographer Steven Meisel.

“It was kind of this iconic make-up, this beautiful green eyeshadow and natural hair. So, this look is definitely a stand out for me, just the way he placed his light and the way he shot it – it was really iconic,” she added.

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Charlie Heaton tapped to star in Loewe campaign

Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton is fronting the sultry new campaign for Loewe.Creative director Jonathan Anderson’s latest menswear campaign for spring/summer 2020 features the actor in three images captured by legendary fashion photographer, Steve…

Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton is fronting the sultry new campaign for Loewe.

Creative director Jonathan Anderson’s latest menswear campaign for spring/summer 2020 features the actor in three images captured by legendary fashion photographer, Steven Meisel.

In anticipation of the upcoming third season of Stranger Things debuting on 4 July, Anderson tapped Heaton to front the campaign, collaborating with stylist Benjamin Bruno and design agency M/M Paris for the images.

The first shot shows the British star looking into a mirror and gazing at his own reflection, with his hair messy and lips smeared with Pat McGrath lipstick, with Anderson explaining that the snap is meant to evoke “a moment of introspection before going on stage”.

Wearing an ankle-length white tank top and cotton poplin shorts, the designer also hinted that the image references the “ambiguity” of Heaton’s character.

The second photo shot by Meisel showcases the 25-year-old’s tattoo-covered hand, holding a pile of dirt in an image from the photographer’s upcoming showcase, A Show of Hands.

According to Loewe’s Instagram post, which shared all three shots, it is “a symbol of protest for today’s turbulent times.”

The third and final shot is a still life photograph of Loewe’s new spring/summer 2020 Grand Puzzle Bag, which features rugby stripes as a sweet tribute to Anderson’s family background in the sport.

Heaton, who plays Jonathan Byers in the Netflix series, will next be seen wearing pieces from the show’s new collaboration with high-street label, H&M.

The Swedish retailer enlisted Heaton’s co-star, actor Dacre Montgomery, to model some of the new garments in images released earlier this month.

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Kaia Gerber debuts updated Jimmy Choo monogram in new campaign

Kaia Gerber has unveiled the new Jimmy Choo monogram as part of the footwear label’s fall/winter 2019 campaign.The 17-year-old model, daughter of fashion icon Cindy Crawford, is working with the luxury accessories brand for the second time. “For me, J…

Kaia Gerber has unveiled the new Jimmy Choo monogram as part of the footwear label’s fall/winter 2019 campaign.

The 17-year-old model, daughter of fashion icon Cindy Crawford, is working with the luxury accessories brand for the second time.

“For me, Jimmy Choo represents strength and power,” Gerber, who has also modelled for fashion houses such as Versace, Calvin Klein, and Marc Jacobs, said in a statement. “I am so grateful to be a part of the autumn/winter campaign, which marks an important chapter in the brand’s story.”

While Sandra Choi, creative director of Jimmy Choo, is thrilled with the marketing imagery.

“In my mind, Kaia represents a muse for the next generation with a timeless sense of beauty,” she shared. “She’s a modern heroine in the making.”

The new campaign sees the debut of the JC monogram, which is cast in brushed gold with an interlocked silhouette.

According to Choi, the monogram is meant to be seen as the embodiment of what Jimmy Choo stands for: iconic and timeless.

“The multi-faceted design reflects the dynamism of the Jimmy Choo woman and the accessories she commands,” the designer explained.

Shot by photographer Steven Meisel, Gerber is looking chic as she wears several footwear styles, including sleek camel stiletto boots, black and red utilitarian sneakers, and white leather mid-heeled boots.

The rising star, who made her debut at the age of just 10 for Versace’s junior line, Young Versace, also poses with the brand’s new family of handbags, The Varenne.

Available in leather and suede, the three styles – bowling, cross-body, and clutch – are available in several colourways, including a deep red, camel, black, dust, and dark green, complete with the new JC monogram.

The campaign is set to appear across the world from 11 July.

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