Jane Seymour: ‘Not every designer will dress someone my age’

Jane Seymour has claimed certain fashion designers are hesitant to dress older women.The actress rose to fame as Bond girl Solitaire in the 1973 flick Live and Let Die, and has become a red carpet staple, regularly stepping out in designer gowns from t…

Jane Seymour has claimed certain fashion designers are hesitant to dress older women.

The actress rose to fame as Bond girl Solitaire in the 1973 flick Live and Let Die, and has become a red carpet staple, regularly stepping out in designer gowns from the likes of Versace, Escada, and Nolan Miller.

However, Seymour recently told The Guardian that borrowing looks is becoming increasingly difficult as she gets older.

“I was never paid by a designer to wear anything, although nowadays not every designer will dress someone my age,” the 68-year-old said, before sharing her own thrifty tip. “I don’t care whether re-wearing clothes is acceptable or not – if I’m feeling the dress and the occasion, and if it fits, then I’ll wear it again.”

Despite the occasional rejection, Seymour doesn’t have to worry about where her next look will come from, as she became accustomed to designing her own garments early in her career.

“When I was younger I didn’t have any money so I’d buy good fabric from Liberty – the offcuts that nobody wanted – or I’d go to vintage stores, bring-and-buy sales or church sales, and turn them into outfits for myself,” she confessed.

But that DIY approach was short-lived, as the star soon became pals with late fashion designer Gianni Versace, who used to lend her clothes he made for his sister, Donatella – including the beaded catsuit she wore to the 1991 Emmys – as the two wore the same size.

“Looking back, I can’t believe I wore it,” the Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman actress said of the daring ensemble.

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Off-White tops The Lyst Index’s rankings of hottest brands

Off-White has been crowned as the hottest brand in the world in The Lyst Index’s latest rankings.The label, founded by designer Virgil Abloh in 2012, is known for its stylised streetwear-inspired items which feature the use of quotation marks, zip ties…

Off-White has been crowned as the hottest brand in the world in The Lyst Index’s latest rankings.

The label, founded by designer Virgil Abloh in 2012, is known for its stylised streetwear-inspired items which feature the use of quotation marks, zip ties, and industrial buckles, with celebrity fans including Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Hailey Bieber, JAY-Z, Nicki Minaj, and Rihanna.

Now, researchers have compiled data from the fashion platform Lyst for the third quarter of 2019 and claimed Off-White has come out on top in relation to global Lyst and Google search data, conversion rates and sales, as well as brand and product social media mentions and engagement statistics worldwide.

Balenciaga, helmed by creative director Demna Gvasalia, was the runner-up, while Gucci fell back two spots in comparison to last quarter and landed in third place.

Other luxury brands in the top 10 included Versace, Prada, Valentino, Fendi, Burberry, Saint Laurent, and Vetements, while notable additions to the top 20 this quarter were Bottega Veneta and Loewe.

Since Daniel Lee joined Bottega Veneta in June 2018, the Italian fashion house has undergone a huge revamp, with the designer winning acclaim for his minimalist designs and Stretch sandals, which immediately sold out upon release following the launch of the label’s pre-fall 2019 collection.

“Daniel Lee has brought incredible energy to the evolution of Bottega Veneta and the reaction has been extraordinary,” Dario Gargiulo, chief marketing officer of Bottega Veneta, said of the brand’s transformation. “Free from any desire to become the hottest brand in the world, our focus is on the beauty and power of subtlety. We forego extensive explanation about our brand in favour of simply being visible and present across the current multicultural landscape.”

Among the most popular products were Bottega Veneta’s padded sandals, Adidas Continental 80 sneakers, Jacquemus’ pocket-sized Le Chiquito bag, Paco Rabanne’s reissued 1969 metal shoulder bag, Fendi’s FF motif bikini, and Mansur Gavriel’s cloud print sweater.

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Kylie Jenner dresses daughter Stormi in mini version of Met Gala dress

Kylie Jenner has dressed her daughter Stormi Webster in a mini version of her purple outfit from the 2019 Met Gala for a Halloween party.The beauty mogul wore the extravagant Versace gown to the annual event back in May, with the dress featuring huge f…

Kylie Jenner has dressed her daughter Stormi Webster in a mini version of her purple outfit from the 2019 Met Gala for a Halloween party.

The beauty mogul wore the extravagant Versace gown to the annual event back in May, with the dress featuring huge feathered sleeves, a bodice made of flesh-toned fabric, and silvery embroidery.

Now, Kylie has decided to replicate her opulent look into a tiny version for her 20-month-old daughter for Halloween, complete with a feather boa and purple wig.

“My baby!!!!!!!! i cant handle this!!!! (sic)” the 22-year-old wrote alongside two pictures and a video on Instagram on Sunday, showing Stormi toddling around while wearing the dress.

Sofia Richie was among one of the thousands commenting on the sweet post, writing: “Omg (oh my God) I can’t deal.”

Stormi’s father Travis Scott, who recently split from Kylie, left a love heart emoji, while Vanessa Hudgens, Kris Jenner’s boyfriend Corey Gamble and Paris Hilton also shared their love for the tot in the comments section.

Kylie continued the Halloween celebrations with her friend Stassie Karanikolaou, and the duo sent social media into meltdown over the weekend when they shared pictures of them dressed as Madonna and Britney Spears.

The reality TV personality who was impersonating the Material Girl hitmaker, leaned in for a kiss with Stassie, who was dressed as Britney, to recreate the iconic moment from the MTV Video Music Awards in 2003 when the singers kissed on stage.

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Donatella Versace: ‘Comparisons to Gianni nearly destroyed me’

Donatella Versace struggled with comparisons to her late brother Gianni Versace when she took over his fashion house.The Italian designer was forced to succeed her sibling as chief creative director at the brand following Gianni’s tragic murder at the …

Donatella Versace struggled with comparisons to her late brother Gianni Versace when she took over his fashion house.

The Italian designer was forced to succeed her sibling as chief creative director at the brand following Gianni’s tragic murder at the age of 50 in 1997.

Donatella staged her first haute couture show for Versace in Paris one year after Gianni’s death, and in a conversation with Anna Wintour as part of the 2019 Forces of Fashion conference, she recalled how difficult the time was for her.

“To be compared to Gianni was not only tough, it destroyed me,” she stated. “Because Gianni was the king, Gianni was Gianni. He’d create something incredible. If you go through his archive, you always learn. Everybody learns, not only me…. I thought I was going to fail. The whole world was (wondering), ‘Is she going to fail?’ But I don’t know how, this strength came to me… (I thought), ‘I need to keep going, even if I suffer.'”

Donatella has continued to oversee the company, and in September 2017, honoured her brother by having his favourite ’90s supermodels – Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen, Claudia Schiffer, and Carla Bruni – walk the runway.

As for the future of the brand, the fashion icon is hoping to continue mentoring rising talent and finding new ways to embrace sustainability.

“I mean I’ve embraced a lot of young designers, even for the Versus line, when we’re still doing Versus, but the world is now full of young talent,” the 64-year-old commented. “We are interested in sustainability, which is a big issue, and we all should look to make this world better and less dirty… We do little steps, little by little, but we’re going to get there.”

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Jennifer Lopez instantly agreed to appear in Versace’s spring 2020 show

Jennifer Lopez didn’t hesitate when Donatella Versace asked her to walk the runway during Versace’s spring/summer 2020 show.At the end of the presentation, the superstar modelled a reimagined version of the iconic green tropical print gown with plungin…

Jennifer Lopez didn’t hesitate when Donatella Versace asked her to walk the runway during Versace’s spring/summer 2020 show.

At the end of the presentation, the superstar modelled a reimagined version of the iconic green tropical print gown with plunging neckline that she first wore to the Grammy Awards in 2000, attracting huge media attention from around the world.

While it may have been 19 years since Jennifer first sported the dress, in a chat with Anna Wintour during the 2019 Forces of Fashion conference, Donatella explained that she asked her friend if she would participate at the 2019 Met Gala in May and she immediately agreed.

“At the last Met Ball, we were sitting together at the table and I just looked at her and thought, ‘My gosh, she looks so gorgeous, so sweet, she hasn’t changed a bit from the first time.’ And I asked her, ‘Would you do it again, Jennifer?’ She said, ‘Why not? Let me check my schedule,'” she recalled. “And that happened in like two seconds, you know… and she said yes right away. This is what I like about her, she’s very instinctive. She doesn’t have to ask too managers what to do, she decided.”

Donatella went on to explain that she was never worried about Jennifer “outshining” the Versace house, as she couldn’t think of a better ambassador.

“She took the Versace name all over the world in one second,” the 64-year-old noted.

Elsewhere in the chat, U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief Anna asked the Italian designer what she thinks about America, having spent so much time there.

“I really feel half American. I even feel more American than Italian sometimes, by mentality, the way I do things. The way I make decisions very quickly, like you do here, it’s very American way of thinking,” she smiled.

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Kaia Gerber can’t always tell herself apart from Cindy Crawford in photos

Kaia Gerber sometimes needs a second to tell herself apart from mother Cindy Crawford when looking at photos.The model, who is the daughter of Crawford and Rande Gerber, landed her first fashion gig at the age of 10, and after completing high school, h…

Kaia Gerber sometimes needs a second to tell herself apart from mother Cindy Crawford when looking at photos.

The model, who is the daughter of Crawford and Rande Gerber, landed her first fashion gig at the age of 10, and after completing high school, has walked the runway for the likes of Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Chanel, Versace, and Fendi.

But despite Kaia having a strong resemblance to her famous mum, in a new interview for U.S. Vogue magazine, the rising star insisted that she has only recently noticed their similarities.

“From day one, people in the industry were often taken aback by my resemblance to my mom,” the 18-year-old commented. “As I get older, it happens even more, and it’s not just a visual thing: It’s everything from our mannerisms to our voices. It used to be that I didn’t see it at all, but now I will look at a picture and have to take a moment before realising which one of us it is. But the biggest compliment is when someone says I act like my mom.”

But if fans are having trouble telling Kaia and Cindy apart, the model noted that there is one very easy way to distinguish between the brunette beauties.

“A quick tip: My mom’s the one with the mole,” she smiled.

Elsewhere in the chat, Kaia spoke about her decision to enter the fashion world, the impact the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements have had on the industry, as well as the way in which social media gives models power.

“We used to see (models as) a kind of fantasy that was a bit removed from the real world. And while that magic is dimmed a little now, I believe it’s for the better,” Kaia mused. “I think it’s cool that we get to see everyone looking like themselves – for a young girl to realise, ‘OK, they don’t always look like that.'”

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Taylor Hill teams with Boohoo on capsule collection

Taylor Hill has partnered with the team at Boohoo on a capsule collection.The model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion business, having walked the runway for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Versace, Fendi, and Chanel. Now, Hill has co…

Taylor Hill has partnered with the team at Boohoo on a capsule collection.

The model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion business, having walked the runway for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Versace, Fendi, and Chanel.

Now, Hill has collaborated with designers at the online retailer on the Boohoo x Taylor Hill edit, with pieces reflecting her whimsical aesthetic.

“My personal style is laidback, eclectic, and comfortable. I love mixing current trends with vintage pieces in my closet to create a new look,” she said of her signature style.

The range also features romantic florals and embroideries in a colour palette of neutral tones, dusky pinks, emerald greens and mustard yellows.

Throughout the collection, textured fabrics and details including plaid suiting, embellished denim, ruffles, polka dot overlays and novelty lace sit against soft tailoring and feminine silhouettes.

Items are priced from $12 to $40 (£9 – £31) and are now available to purchase from the label’s website.

“I really admire how Boohoo is super inclusive – there is something for everyone and they’re always one step ahead with the trends and really affordable. You don’t have to break the bank to make your closet look fabulous,” the 23-year-old added.

Taylor also appears in the accompanying campaign, which was shot in Pasadena, California by Zoey Grossman. The launch was celebrated with a party at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday night, with the likes of Sofia Richie, Stella Maxwell, Jasmine Tookes, and Iskra Lawrence in attendance.

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Jennifer Lopez didn’t consider iconic green Versace gown to be ‘risque’

Jennifer Lopez didn’t think the Versace gown she wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards was particularly daring at the time.The superstar attracted huge media coverage when she stepped out at the music event alongside then-boyfriend Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs in the d…

Jennifer Lopez didn’t think the Versace gown she wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards was particularly daring at the time.

The superstar attracted huge media coverage when she stepped out at the music event alongside then-boyfriend Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs in the dress, which was made from silk chiffon and featured a plunging neckline.

Jennifer modelled a reimagined version of the dress at Versace’s spring/summer 2020 show last month, and has now recalled how she hadn’t expected such a dramatic reaction when she first selected the tropical print ensemble.

“I really didn’t think about it, I didn’t think it was all that risque to be honest,” she said in a video for Vogue.com. “I was more excited that it was the Grammys. I wasn’t really thinking about the dress that much. I was just glad I had something to wear.

“As I got to the red carpet, it was really crowded and we were trying to get through, and then all of a sudden people started moving so we could pass through. And I was like, ‘This is weird.’ And there was a little buzz in the air, people started yelling and screaming…. There was something extra about it.”

During the Grammy Awards, Jennifer presented the award for Best R&B Album alongside actor David Duchovny.

And the Jenny from the Block star still remembers the cheers from the audience as she walked out.

“Again, when we walked out onto the stage, there was this murmur in the crowd. And everybody started clapping, and I was smiling – just trying to be (as) normal as you can be a Grammys onstage. It was just one of those perfect moments. I got onstage and it kinda blew open and the dress was just provocative enough I guess, to make people really interested,” the 50-year-old smiled, before comparing it the iconic white dress Marilyn Monroe wore in her 1955 film, The Seven Year Itch. “I guess it’s like when Marilyn’s dress blew up. Even though she held it down, it was still like, ‘Oh my God!'”

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Jennifer Lopez’s stylist urged her not to wear iconic Versace gown

Jennifer Lopez had to convince her stylist to let her wear her now-iconic Versace dress to the 2000 Grammy Awards.The superstar, who modelled a reimagined version of the dress at Versace’s spring/summer 2020 show last month, attracted huge media covera…

Jennifer Lopez had to convince her stylist to let her wear her now-iconic Versace dress to the 2000 Grammy Awards.

The superstar, who modelled a reimagined version of the dress at Versace’s spring/summer 2020 show last month, attracted huge media coverage when she stepped out at the music event alongside then-boyfriend Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs in the ensemble, which was made from silk chiffon and featured a plunging neckline.

But in a new video for Vogue.com, Jennifer recalled how her stylist at the time, Andrea Lieberman, said she couldn’t sport the gown.

“(On the day of the Grammys) there was two or three dresses… and then when I tried on the green one and I came out, everyone was there… glam and everybody… and they were like, ‘That’s the dress! That is the dress, that is what you are wearing. Let’s go,'” she remembered. “And then Andrea, my stylist was like, ‘You can’t wear that one,’ and I was like, ‘Why did you bring it then?'”

Jennifer went on to explain that Andrea had some reservations about the gown because designer Donatella Versace had already worn it to an event, as had Spice Girls singer Geri Halliwell.

Yet, as soon as the I’m Real hitmaker made her entrance on the red carpet, she knew she had made the right decision.

“There was a little buzz in the air, people started yelling and screaming…. There was something extra about it,” the 50-year-old mused, before adding that she can’t believe how one dress altered her entire life.

“Donatella and I talk about it sometimes and we just usually mention it as The Dress… In terms of my career, this dress really marked a moment in time, if you don’t know my music and you don’t know my movies, people know about that moment and that dress. That was it.”

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Jennifer Lopez’s iconic Versace dress now for sale

Fans of Jennifer Lopez’s iconic Versace dress now have a chance to own the look – for a whopping $9,325 (£7,500).The Hustlers stunner first wore the plunging green gown to the 2000 Grammy Awards and stunned the crowd at Versace’s recent Milan Fashion …

Fans of Jennifer Lopez’s iconic Versace dress now have a chance to own the look – for a whopping $9,325 (£7,500).

The Hustlers stunner first wore the plunging green gown to the 2000 Grammy Awards and stunned the crowd at Versace’s recent Milan Fashion Week when she sported a modern replica of the iconic outfit to close the spring/summer 2020 presentation.

Now, the daring piece is on sale through the Italian brand Moda Operandi, but it will only be available for purchase for 10 days and will not ship until 5 May.

Lopez recently recalled the impact of “that dress” on her YouTube channel, revealing the look created “an extra kinetic energy” on the red carpet.

“It just goes to show you the power of fashion and the power of those types of moments,” she said. “I know people try to make it frivolous at times, but what those things do is they give people an inspiration. It puts a beautiful moment out into the world. One dress can change the trajectory of how people dress for the next 10 years. It’s a crazy impact that fashion can have.”

But the Bronx-born beauty also admitted she didn’t think the outfit would be a big deal.

“I really didn’t think about it,” Lopez said. “I didn’t think it was all that risqué, to be honest. The dress was just provocative enough to make people interested.”

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