Cher recalls shock reaction to her first ‘naked dress’

Cher couldn’t believe people’s reactions when she first stepped out in a “naked dress”.In a new video for Vogue.com’s Life in Looks series, the superstar has broken down 22 of her most famous looks and costumes, with the ensembles extending from the ea…

Cher couldn’t believe people’s reactions when she first stepped out in a “naked dress”.

In a new video for Vogue.com’s Life in Looks series, the superstar has broken down 22 of her most famous looks and costumes, with the ensembles extending from the early 1960s until the present.

But while Cher has worn many rule-breaking outfits over the years, she pinpointed the nude Bob Mackie dress with silver sequins and white feather trim that she sported to the 1974 Met Gala and on the March 1975 cover of TIME magazine as one of her most provocative.

“If you look at it, it looks like it’s stuck to me, and that’s because it is,” she said. “I think it was shocking for a lot of people because it was souffle, the dress was souffle, which was a material that was outlawed in America, you could only get it in France. Marlene Dietrich had her beaded dresses made out of it. And so, when you put it on, Bob sprayed it on with a little hand sprayer, and it just sticks to your skin, so it looks like your skin is beaded. I think people were a little taken aback.”

Another one of Cher’s iconic outfits has to be the black beaded crop top and skirt, also by Mackie, which she donned when serving as a presenter at the Oscars in 1986.

“This was one of my favourite, favourite outfits. I came to Bob with an idea. I said, ‘I want to have a mohawk, and I want to do something that is not actually Indian, but I want it to be so over-the-top that it’s next week.’ He came back with this. The beautiful shawl was cashmere. I loved the whole thing,” the 73-year-old recalled. “I had the idea mostly because the Academy didn’t really like me. They hated the way I dressed, and I had young boyfriends and they thought I wasn’t serious. So, I came out and said, ‘As you can see, I got my handbook on how to dress like a serious actress.'”

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Michael B. Jordan plans to quit acting and direct movies instead

Michael B. Jordan eventually wants to quit acting and direct films instead.The 32-year-old won critical acclaim for his role in The Wire back in 2002, before landing parts in other U.S. TV shows including Friday Night Lights and Parenthood. However, it…

Michael B. Jordan eventually wants to quit acting and direct films instead.

The 32-year-old won critical acclaim for his role in The Wire back in 2002, before landing parts in other U.S. TV shows including Friday Night Lights and Parenthood.

However, it was his role in Ryan Coogler’s film Fruitvale Station in 2013 that catapulted Jordan to superstardom, and the actor has gone from strength to strength ever since, starring in movies such as Fantastic Four, Creed, and Black Panther.

And he’s determined to make a lasting impression on Hollywood and plans on turning his hand to making movies.

“I see a world where I’m just directing,” he told Time magazine in a new interview. “Or maybe doing a movie once every two or three years.

“How you make the most impact is: become the biggest. Build your brand so it’s global, so you can attack global issues. Every move matters.”

Next up for Jordan is Just Mercy, starring Oscar winners Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson, which tells the true story of Walter McMillian, who successfully appealed his murder conviction in the 1990s with the help of lawyer Bryan Stevenson.

Jordan plays the young attorney to Foxx’s McMillian in the movie, which he also co-produced, and wants audiences to be inspired to make a difference after watching the powerful film.

“I want people to feel angry, upset, passionate, sad, inspired and optimistic that you can make a difference,” he stated. “When you leave this movie, I want you to question what you think is normal.”

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Brie Larson’s stylist came up with ‘infinity stone’ rings idea for Avengers: Endgame premiere

Brie Larson stole the Avengers: Endgame red carpet on Monday night with a set of bespoke “infinity stone” rings, based on the film’s namesake weapon, an idea her stylist Samantha McMillen thought up.In last year’s Avengers: Infinity War, the infinity g…

Brie Larson stole the Avengers: Endgame red carpet on Monday night with a set of bespoke “infinity stone” rings, based on the film’s namesake weapon, an idea her stylist Samantha McMillen thought up.

In last year’s Avengers: Infinity War, the infinity gauntlet was used by supervillain Thanos to wipe out half of the universe’s population.

The weapon contains six stones – which are red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple – and the Captain Marvel actress, who also stars in the latest instalment of the series, took to the red carpet for the film’s Los Angeles premiere wearing an array of suitably-themed jewellery.

Donning a slinky, silk lavender custom Celine gown, the 29-year-old wore five custom-made rings based on the stones, as well as a gold cuff bracelet featuring the sixth jewel.

Following the event, Brie shared a number of posts on her Instagram Stories from jewellery designer Irene Neuwirth, who detailed how the collaboration came into fruition.

“So.… (Brie’s stylist) called me when I was in Africa and had a great idea!! What if I designed rings and a bracelet inspired by Thanos and the infinity stones,” she recalled.

The designer went on to share snaps ranging from initial sketches to prototypes and behind the scenes pictures from fittings, and enthused over the end result: “It’s so great when it all works out!!!”

Samantha also uploaded a close up image of Brie rocking the jewels on her own Instagram account, writing: “This one’s for you @ireneneuwirth #brielarson #avengersendgame #captainmarvel #thanos #infinitystones.”

It’s been a busy start to the week for Brie, who also stunned at the Time 100 Gala at New York’s Lincoln Center on Tuesday, where she looked radiant in a green strapless gown by Prada that featured a full skirt and pockets.

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Tyra Banks on a mission to hire more women of colour

Tyra Banks is on a mission to promote diversity and hire more women of colour and she continues to expand her empire with her latest venture Modelland.The supermodel and businesswomen addressed the importance of diversity when she spoke as part of a pa…

Tyra Banks is on a mission to promote diversity and hire more women of colour and she continues to expand her empire with her latest venture Modelland.

The supermodel and businesswomen addressed the importance of diversity when she spoke as part of a panel discussion at the inaugural Time 100 Summit in New York City on Monday (22Apr19).

While the star admitted that she “understands it’s important to hire women of colour,” she also insisted that it’s a priority for her to have a company that’s representative of its demographic, representing race, gender and the LGBT+ community.

“I think it’s about mandates,” the 45-year-old explained. “I think if you have power, that is a platform that just wields so much control, and having the mandate – ‘this is this role, this is a CFO, we will find a woman, we will find a woman of colour’ – and being very specific. It’s about being that pointed with it.”

The America’s Next Top Model mogul will launch Modelland, an immersive attraction creating a fantasy version of the modelling world, at Santa Monica Place shopping mall later this year.

Tyra told attendees on Monday that visitors will get to “be the dream version of themselves” through interactive entertainment, curated retail and user-generated content that can be shared via social media.

“It’s my calling to bring modelling to the masses. I created America’s Next Top Model to expand the definition of beauty,” the star enthused. “With Modelland, I’m taking it 10 steps forward, giving people the opportunity to engage with the elusive world by opening it up to everyone.”

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Naomi Campbell appears to throw shade at Kim Kardashian amid ‘feud’ rumours

Naomi Campbell seemingly shaded Kim Kardashian when she was asked about her rumoured feud with the reality star.The supermodel attended the Time 100 Gala at Lincoln Center in New York City on Tuesday (23Apr19), and was asked by Entertainment Tonight re…

Naomi Campbell seemingly shaded Kim Kardashian when she was asked about her rumoured feud with the reality star.

The supermodel attended the Time 100 Gala at Lincoln Center in New York City on Tuesday (23Apr19), and was asked by Entertainment Tonight reporters about how gossip of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star copying her style started.

“Next question,” the beauty bluntly responded with a smile.

Speculation of a feud between the pair began when fans noticed that 38-year-old Kim had been wearing an array of vintage designer looks from Versace and Mugler that Naomi had worn during her early career.

The legendary supermodel, 48, subsequently started to share throwback snaps of herself donning the same outfits, leading many to suspect that she was indirectly referencing the star’s style.

Kim recently confessed to People that Naomi was in fact the inspiration behind her fashion choices, and insisted that she’d never tried to shy away from the fact.

“It’s funny because people were writing about it like it was some scandalous thing,” she admitted. “I’ve always been so open that she is the ultimate fashion and glam muse. She got the best runway looks.”

Kim went on to reveal that she had approached the model to address the speculation, and insisted that the pair had “laughed” about the rumours.

“(Naomi) and I have talked about it and laughed that it has become such a big deal, because I’ve always been so upfront with her privately about how she is my forever fashion and glam muse,” Kim recalled. “She is literally one of the most beautiful, iconic people that inspires me fashion and beauty-wise.”

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Clare Waight Keller and Pierpaolo Piccioli named on Time 100 list

Top fashion designers Clare Waight Keller and Pierpaolo Piccioli have made the Time 100 list.Each year, editors at Time magazine compile a list of the most influential people in the world, with the 2019 announcement including celebrities such as Taylor…

Top fashion designers Clare Waight Keller and Pierpaolo Piccioli have made the Time 100 list.

Each year, editors at Time magazine compile a list of the most influential people in the world, with the 2019 announcement including celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Sandra Oh, Chrissy Teigen, Dwayne Johnson, and Regina King, as well as political figures like U.S. President Donald Trump and House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Members of the fashion and beauty industries were honoured too, such as Givenchy creative director Waight Keller, who is known for making Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s wedding dress.

“We are drawn to Clare’s work because she doesn’t design from the outside in, she designs from the inside out. From the place of pinning clothes on a body,” commented actress Julianne Moore in a statement for Time regarding the fashion star.

While Piccioli, who has headed up Valentino since 2008, was toasted by Frances McDormand. The Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri star wore custom Valentino numbers to the 2018 Met Gala and the 2019 Oscars.

“His reign in the House of Valentino has been a lesson in grace,” she gushed of the Italian designer. “He feels no need to erase the past but builds on its foundation and by doing so makes the future of the house stronger, braver. His inclusionary vision is evidenced by the way he honours the craftspeople in his atelier and shares a meal with them after the couture events. And he is a great dancer!”

In addition, Rent the Runway co-founder Jennifer Hyman was included in the list, and received an admiring essay from fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg, while make-up maven Pat McGrath was feted by ‘70s supermodel Beverly Johnson, who she described as a “legend”.

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Adwoa Aboah covers Time’s Next Generation Leaders issue

Adwoa Aboah is “honoured” to be on the cover of Time’s Next Generation Leaders issue.The British model has quickly risen up the ranks of the fashion industry, modelling for Calvin Klein, Fendi, Alexander Wang, Kenzo and Erdem, as well as fronting Edwar…

Adwoa Aboah is “honoured” to be on the cover of Time’s Next Generation Leaders issue.

The British model has quickly risen up the ranks of the fashion industry, modelling for Calvin Klein, Fendi, Alexander Wang, Kenzo and Erdem, as well as fronting Edward Enninful’s first U.K. Vogue cover last December (17).

Now, Aboah is one of 10 young faces to grace Time magazine’s latest issue, which celebrates up-and-coming names who advocate for a range of important causes.

“I’m not sure I have the words to possibly explain my excitement at being on the cover of @time Magazine’s ‘Next Generation Leaders,” she wrote on Instagram alongside her cover shot. “An honour to be seen amongst such iconic hero’s, I mean (Barack Obama), JAY-Z, Muhammad Ali, Bernie Sanders, Malala (Yousafzai), Michelle and Oprah (Winfrey) to name just a few of the phenomenal people who have graced the covers before me (sic).”

Photographed by Agnes Lloyd-Platt, Aboah poses in an emerald green coat for her cover image, with the outfit styled by Madeleine Ostlie.

The cover unveiling couldn’t have come at a better time for the fashion star, as she will celebrate her 26th birthday on Friday (18May18).

“All I can say is thank you, to my team, to everyone at Time, my family and friends and all my amazing supporters,” the star added. “On a serious one, none of this would be possible without you. A day before my 26th birthday and I can say that I’m on the cover of TIME! Life just doesn’t get better than this.”

In the accompanying Time profile, Aboah talks about her desire to redefine traditional beauty standards, her struggles with mental health and addiction, and Gurls Talk, the online platform she set up to help offer a safe space for girls to share and listen without stigma.

Other faces to front the latest issue include singers Ariana Grande and The Weeknd, as well as Afghan rapper Sonita Alizadeh and German politician Kevin Kuhnert.

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Kate Upton details alleged sexual harassment by Paul Marciano

Kate Upton has detailed Guess co-founder Paul Marciano’s alleged misconduct against her.The model, who was once the face of Marciano’s brand, shared her concerns about the fashion mogul on Instagram late last month (Jan18), accusing him of “using his p…

Kate Upton has detailed Guess co-founder Paul Marciano’s alleged misconduct against her.

The model, who was once the face of Marciano’s brand, shared her concerns about the fashion mogul on Instagram late last month (Jan18), accusing him of “using his power in the industry to sexually and emotionally harass” women – claims that he has vehemently denied.

Upton did not make any specific allegations in her initial post, but later reiterated her claims on Twitter, and expanded on her story in a piece for TIME magazine published on Wednesday (07Feb18), where she alleged the designer groped her breasts during a 2010 meeting, and stated, “(He) started feeling them – playing with them actually. After I pushed him away, he said, ‘I’m making sure they’re real.'”

She then claimed Marciano grabbed her thighs and tried to kiss her face and neck, and alleged he tried to walk her to her hotel room, but a photographer stepped in.

The 25-year-old also claimed that she and the protective snapper were fired from the gig the next day. Then, in May 2011, Marciano allegedly forced her off a photoshoot, and said, “Get that fat pig off my set.”

Marciano has claimed Upton was hungover and unprofessional on that final project, with the publication of the article coming days after he accused her of “maliciously and falsely” making claims in a bid to damage his company.

He has denied he sexually harassed anyone and recently issued a statement to TMZ.com alleging Upton was planning to accuse him of groping her.

“I am told that she has been working with others for some time to defame me and will claim that I groped her among other things,” he said, going on to maintain that he has never touched Upton or acted inappropriately toward her.

In her article, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model also explained that she was tired of having to “laugh off” the misconduct of fashion bosses and photographers in the industry.

“I’m sick of being expected to laugh off these aggressive advances and accept the power imbalances that exist,” she sighed. “I’m sick of being expected to endure all of this while being polite and professional through it all.”

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