Charlize Theron ‘instantly fell in love’ with BAFTAs gown

Charlize Theron “instantly fell in love” with the purple Dior gown she wore to the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) on Sunday.The Oscar-winning actress wowed in a strapless purple couture Dior gown, which featured seamless pleats and a plunging nec…

Charlize Theron “instantly fell in love” with the purple Dior gown she wore to the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) on Sunday.

The Oscar-winning actress wowed in a strapless purple couture Dior gown, which featured seamless pleats and a plunging neckline, complemented with a simple black belt.

Charlize’s stylist Leslie Fremar told British Vogue that the Bombshell actress has been trying out different looks throughout awards season and was thrilled to be wearing a classic Old Hollywood design.

“We’ve tried to alter the silhouette, colour and feeling of Charlize’s looks for each red carpet,” she explained. “You don’t see her wear this classic silhouette very often, so we instantly fell in love with it.”

Fremar revealed the mood and timing of the ceremony, which takes place during winter in the U.K., had a huge impact on what type of gown she wanted her client to wear.

“The evening lighting makes the red carpet photographs look so elegant,” she shared. “It’s softer and more beautiful than the bright sunshine at the L.A. ceremonies.

“Maria Grazia Chiuri (Dior’s artistic director) gave Charlize the option of wearing purple or red… The vibrant purple was the standout option, and dictated the silhouette of the traditional Old Hollywood gown.”

And Charlize, who has worked with the iconic French fashion house since 2004, has such a good relationship with the designer that most of the couture pieces created for her need no alteration.

“Maria Grazia’s team has mannequins of Charlize’s body, so when her looks arrive they fit really well,” Fremar explained.

The 44-year-old, who was nominated for Best Actress for her portrayal of Megyn Kelly in Bombshell, finished off her show-stopping look with a 10-carat diamond necklace from Tiffany & Co.

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Charlize Theron wears diamond bracelet in her hair to 2020 SAG Awards

Charlize Theron had a diamond bracelet woven into her hair for the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night.The actress, who was nominated in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role category for Bombshell, but lost out to…

Charlize Theron had a diamond bracelet woven into her hair for the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night.

The actress, who was nominated in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role category for Bombshell, but lost out to Judy’s Renee Zellweger, looked stunning in a black and silver Givenchy outfit when she stepped out onto the red carpet at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

But while Charlize’s ensemble garnered lots of attention, it was the Tiffany & Co. diamond tennis bracelet placed on her centre parting that really had fans talking.

“I didn’t have time to do my roots. So, my lovely friend Adir (Abergel, hairstylist) said, ‘Why don’t we throw a Tiffany necklace or bracelet in there,'” she told People at the event.

The bracelet, costing around $15,000 (£11,500), contained approximately three carats worth of diamonds. Charlize also sported large diamond earrings, bracelets, and rings from the luxury brand.

And in a video posted on his Instagram page, celebrity hairstylist Adir shared a close-up of his handiwork, with it appearing that he had braided the 44-year-old’s hair down the middle, before sewing the bracelet in with thread to secure it.

“Thank you, everyone, for the overwhelming love and messages about this futuristic look. Here’s a closer look at how I attached that beautiful @tiffanyandco tennis bracelet. Shiny hair and diamonds can make anyone happy,” he commented.

Other celebrities to opt for lots of sparkle at the 2020 SAG Awards included Jennifer Lopez, who teamed her elegant Georges Hobeika gown with a beautiful diamond necklace from Harry Winston, Reese Witherspoon, who rocked a one-shoulder crystal-studded Celine dress, and Dakota Fanning, who positively sparkled in a heavily sequined seafoam green Valentino creation.

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Bernard Arnault on track to become world’s richest man following Tiffany & Co. deal

Bernard Arnault is reportedly on track to become the world’s richest man after sealing the $16.2 billion (£12.5 billion) deal to purchase Tiffany & Co.The 70-year-old Frenchman, who serves as chairman of luxury goods conglomerate LVMH Moet Hennessy Lo…

Bernard Arnault is reportedly on track to become the world’s richest man after sealing the $16.2 billion (£12.5 billion) deal to purchase Tiffany & Co.

The 70-year-old Frenchman, who serves as chairman of luxury goods conglomerate LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH), is closing in on the title, editors at Forbes magazine have reported.

Arnault’s net worth rose by one per cent after the takeover of the iconic American brand was announced on Monday and is now worth approximately $106.8 billion (£82.8 billion).

The business magnate is now only slightly behind Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Amazon boss Jeff Bezos in the wealth stakes.

According to Forbes’ Real-Time Billionaires List, which tracks the net worth of the richest people in the world, Gates is worth $107 billion (£83 billion) and Bezos is worth $110.2 billion (£85.5 billion).

American investor Warren Buffett, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, and entrepreneur Larry Ellison round out the top six wealthiest people.

Arnault and his family own more than 47 per cent in the LVMH conglomerate, which oversees more than 70 luxury brands including Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Celine, Bulgari, TAG Heuer, and Dom Perignon Champagne.

Back in October, LVMH executives announced they had approached bosses at Tiffany & Co. with a possible takeover bid. After a month of talks, it was confirmed that the companies had entered into an agreement where LVMH will acquire the jeweller for $135 (£104) per share in cash.

Tiffany & Co. became a household name thanks to the 1961 Audrey Hepburn film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, which was based on the novel of the same name by Truman Capote.

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LVMH reaches deal to buy Tiffany & Co. for $16.2 billion

Executives at Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) have made a deal to buy Tiffany & Co. for $16.2 billion (£12.5 billion).Back in October, leaders at the world’s biggest high-end goods conglomerate, headed by French billionaire Bernard Arnault, announc…

Executives at Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) have made a deal to buy Tiffany & Co. for $16.2 billion (£12.5 billion).

Back in October, leaders at the world’s biggest high-end goods conglomerate, headed by French billionaire Bernard Arnault, announced they had approached bosses at the U.S. jewellery brand with a possible takeover bid.

But after a month of talks, representatives announced on Monday that the companies had entered into an agreement where LVMH will acquire Tiffany for $135 (£104) per share in cash, with the equity value of the transaction equating to $16.2 billion.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to welcome Tiffany, a company with an unparalleled heritage and unique position in the global jewellery world, to the LVMH family,” Arnault, chairman and chief executive officer of LVMH, commented. “We have an immense respect and admiration for Tiffany and intend to develop this jewel with the same dedication and commitment that we have applied to each and every one of our maisons. We will be proud to have Tiffany sit alongside our iconic brands and look forward to ensuring that Tiffany continues to thrive for centuries to come.”

In addition to owning Louis Vuitton, LVMH is the parent company of watch and jewellery brands including Bulgari, Chaumet, Hublot, TAG Heuer, and Zenith.

Roger N. Farah, chairman of the board of directors of Tiffany, stated that the deal is expected to close in mid-2020. The transaction is subject to closing conditions, including approval from Tiffany’s shareholders and the receipt of regulatory approvals.

“Following a strategic review that included a thoughtful internal process and expert external advice, the board has concluded that this transaction with LVMH provides an exciting path forward with a group that appreciates and will invest in Tiffany’s unique assets and strong human capital, while delivering a compelling price with value certainty to our shareholders,” he said.

Founded in 1837 by Charles Lewis Tiffany, Tiffany has since become synonymous with timeless design and the iconic Tiffany Blue boxes.

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Karen Elson tapped as face of Shiseido skincare line

Karen Elson is “very excited” to be the face of Shiseido’s new skincare range.The British supermodel took to Instagram on Monday to announce that she has been tapped to front the campaign for the Japanese beauty giant’s Vital Perfection range. Alongsi…

Karen Elson is “very excited” to be the face of Shiseido’s new skincare range.

The British supermodel took to Instagram on Monday to announce that she has been tapped to front the campaign for the Japanese beauty giant’s Vital Perfection range.

Alongside a close-up image depicting Karen gazing at the camera, she wrote, “Very excited and proud to announce that I’m the face of one of my all-time favourite beauty brands @shiseido for its new #VitalPerfection skincare line. Based on five years of research these products are incredible!”

The 40-year-old went on to share that she will be spending the next two days in Paris with the Shiseido team to “talk about all things skincare”.

Karen’s debut campaign was shot by photographer Daniel Jackson and she was styled by her glam squad Kenji Toyota, Melissa Levy, and Takeda Rena, who is Shiseido’s global make-up artist.

And in a separate post on her Instagram Stories, the mother-of-two explained that she was thrilled to be fronting a beauty campaign in her forties – something she wouldn’t have imagined possible even a few years ago.

“If someone would have told me five years ago I would have a skincare campaign with Shiseido, I would not have believed it,” Karen commented. “Goes to show that age is (a) number, not something that defines you. I’ve never felt better and 40 is so far putting my 20s and 30s to shame.”

The model rose to fame in the 1990s, when her red hair and chiselled cheekbones caught the attention of designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexander McQueen, and Marc Jacobs.

More recently, she has served as a brand ambassador for Jo Malone London and appeared in campaigns for Anna Sui, Burberry, and Tiffany & Co.

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Valentino filed missing report over Lady Gaga’s Golden Globes dress

Valentino filed a report with police after Lady Gaga’s Golden Globes dress went missing.The singer and actress wore the custom-made periwinkle gown by the Italian fashion house in January, teaming her one-of-a-kind dress with $5 million (£3.9 million)…

Valentino filed a report with police after Lady Gaga’s Golden Globes dress went missing.

The singer and actress wore the custom-made periwinkle gown by the Italian fashion house in January, teaming her one-of-a-kind dress with $5 million (£3.9 million) worth of Tiffany & Co. diamonds and dyeing her platinum blonde hair a matching shade of blue.

However, she allegedly left the dress in her room at The Beverly Hilton hotel, where the awards show was held, according to a maid who reportedly discovered the dress and handed it into the lost and found department at the luxury venue.

The employee, named Sara Corea, has since put the dress up for auction via Nate D. Sanders Auctions, after the hotel handed the Valentino dress back to Corea because nobody had come forward to claim it.

Now, a spokesperson for the Beverly Hills Police Department has told Entertainment Tonight that the luxury fashion house had in fact filed a police report notifying them that the gown had gone missing following the 2019 Golden Globes.

They added that Gaga had not filed a report and Corea and Valentino are resolving the matter privately.

“It was determined that no crime had taken place. The police do not have an active criminal investigation. The matter is being resolved between the concerned parties,” a statement from the BHPD read.

Gaga wore the gown when she scooped the Best Original Song – Motion Picture prize for Shallow – her duet with Bradley Cooper from the hit movie A Star Is Born.

The dress is currently available to bidders with a minimum bid of $8,000 (£6,230), and auction manager Michael Kirk says the sale will still go ahead on Thursday.

“We take provenance very seriously and do due diligence on all items we take on consignment, including consulting our attorneys when necessary,” he added.

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LVMH confirms $14.5 billion Tiffany & Co. takeover talks

Bosses at luxury goods group Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) have confirmed they have made an offer of $14.5 billion to buy Tiffany & Co.Leaders at the world’s biggest high-end good conglomerate, headed by French billionaire Bernard Arnault, announc…

Bosses at luxury goods group Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) have confirmed they have made an offer of $14.5 billion to buy Tiffany & Co.

Leaders at the world’s biggest high-end good conglomerate, headed by French billionaire Bernard Arnault, announced on Monday that they had approached executives at the American jewellery brand with a possible takeover bid.

“In light of recent market rumours, LVMH Group confirms it has held preliminary discussions regarding a possible transaction with Tiffany,” the company said in a statement. “There can be no assurance that these discussions will result in any agreement.”

If it goes through, it would be the group’s biggest purchase to date. It would also give the French company its first major non-fashion U.S. brand, according to editors at WWD.

In light of the proposal, a Tiffany spokesperson commented, “Tiffany & Co. today confirmed it has received an unsolicited, non-binding proposal from LMVH to acquire Tiffany for $120 per share in cash. While the parties are not in discussions, Tiffany’s board of directors, consistent with its fiduciary responsibilities, is carefully reviewing the proposal, with the assistance of independent financial and legal advisors, to determine the course of action it believes is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders. Tiffany shareholders need take no action at this time.”

LVMH already owns luxury jewellery label Bulgari, which it bought in 2011 for $5.2 billion (£4 billion), along with Chaumet, Fred and watch brands Tag Heuer, Hublot, and Zenith.

Tiffany & Co., which is famous for its baby blue boxes and extravagant diamonds, was founded in 1837 by 25-year-old Charles Lewis Tiffany and his friend John B. Young.

LVMH also oversees luxury fashion labels including Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, and Fendi.

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Kendall Jenner joined by all-star model line-up for new Tiffany & Co. ads

Tiffany & Co. has recruited an army of top models for its new campaign.Kendall Jenner, Carolyn Murphy, Imaan Hammam, Mica Arganaraz, and Fei Fei Sun all pose with the iconic jewellery brand’s new Tiffany T pieces, with the letter subtly appearing on ba…

Tiffany & Co. has recruited an army of top models for its new campaign.

Kendall Jenner, Carolyn Murphy, Imaan Hammam, Mica Arganaraz, and Fei Fei Sun all pose with the iconic jewellery brand’s new Tiffany T pieces, with the letter subtly appearing on bangles, necklaces and chunky bracelets.

The models also pose with Tiffany & Co.’s famous robin egg blue-coloured gift boxes too.

“The Tiffany blue box is so iconic,” Kendall said in a statement. “It conjures up so many feelings of excitement and happiness – you know you’re getting something truly special from the moment you see it.”

Photographer Craig McDean snapped the spring imagery, with a brand spokesperson explaining how the new campaign aims to “showcase the brand in a fresh and unexpected way”.

Taking to Instagram to share her stills, 44-year-old Carolyn gushed: “So excited to take part in the new @tiffanyandco campaign it’s all about the timelessness of the #tiffanyt #iconic #tiffanyandco.”

Chinese fashion star Fei Fei also uploaded some of her campaign shots.

“So excited to be part of the new @tiffanyandco campaign! Look out for all things #TiffanyT this spring!” she wrote.

Mica and Kendall happily shared photos as well.

Earlier this month (Apr19), Kendall was the guest of honour at Tiffany & Co.’s flagship store opening in Sydney, Australia, with her appearance bringing the street outside the shop to a standstill as fans gathered in their hundreds to catch a glimpse of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star.

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Zoe Kravitz found her engagement ring on Instagram

Zoe Kravitz found her dream engagement ring while scrolling through Instagram.The Big Little Lies actress shared in an interview with Rolling Stone in October (18) that she had been engaged to her long-time boyfriend Karl Glusman since February. Zoe h…

Zoe Kravitz found her dream engagement ring while scrolling through Instagram.

The Big Little Lies actress shared in an interview with Rolling Stone in October (18) that she had been engaged to her long-time boyfriend Karl Glusman since February.

Zoe has since been spotted wearing a gorgeous vintage-style ring, and in an interview with W magazine, divulged that she first saw the sparkler on the social media page for antique jewellery store The One I Love.

“I follow (the owner) on Instagram and would always look at her rings,” she told the publication. “There was one from the 18th century that I saved because I thought it was so beautiful, and I had no idea that my friend had told him about. So he went the extra mile to get me something that I’d really love.”

In addition to promoting her role in new movie Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and shooting TV series High Fidelity, Zoe has also been tapped to star in Tiffany & Co.’s new Believe In Dreams holiday campaign. The advertising also features Karen Elson, Maye Musk and Naomi Campbell, and the star explained that working with the U.S. luxury jeweller was important to her because she owns several sentimental pieces from the brand.

“I have some beautiful pieces passed down from both of my grandmothers. I have two Tiffany’s sets that they gifted me, which I’m in love with, and a necklace from the Paper Flowers collection that’s so beautiful,” the 29-year-old smiled.

Meanwhile, Zoe shared that she doesn’t actually wear that much jewellery on a daily basis, apart from her engagement ring and earrings. She also dons a Tiffany pinky ring most days and a pair of studs.

“I’m wearing my Tiffany studs all the time, too. I’m really into kind of simple, classic jewellery right now,” she added.

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Tiffany & Co. campaign star Naomi Campbell talks treasured jewellery

Naomi Campbell has been wearing the same Tiffany & Co. waist chain for nearly 20 years.The supermodel stars in the fine jewellery company’s Believe in Dreams holiday campaign video alongside Zoe Kravitz, Karen Elson and Maye Musk. And working with Tiff…

Naomi Campbell has been wearing the same Tiffany & Co. waist chain for nearly 20 years.

The supermodel stars in the fine jewellery company’s Believe in Dreams holiday campaign video alongside Zoe Kravitz, Karen Elson and Maye Musk.

And working with Tiffany was an easy fit for Naomi.

“I’ve been wearing it for almost 20 years,” she told People of her custom-made platinum Tiffany & Co. Diamonds by the Yard waist chain. “I have it on now and I never take it off. It’s not something you can see, but it’s become a part of me. I’m very attached to it.”

In the holiday advert, Zoe plays a sales assistant working late who gets transported into a magical workshop.

There she meets a host of quirky characters, including Naomi’s Mad Hatter-type alter ego, who is hosting a tea party.

“Zoe is like family to me, so it was wonderful to work with her on this project,” Naomi smiled. “Tiffany & Co. always does an amazing job of telling a story, and the theme ‘Believe in Dreams’ spoke so truly to me. It’s something I live my life by.”

During her chat with People, the 48-year-old also opened up about her new fitness regime.

“I actually just started working out about a year ago,” shared the model who regularly posts video of her workouts with fitness trainer Joe Holder on Instagram. “I find that it helps me both physically and mentally. I have so much energy after a circuit workout, and I love the calming, spiritual side that yoga brings me. Blending the two workouts for me is the perfect combination.”

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