Kaia Gerber recreates iconic Cindy Crawford look for 18th birthday party

Kaia Gerber channelled one of her mother Cindy Crawford’s famous looks when she stepped out for her 18th birthday party over the weekend.The rising model partied with Leonardo DiCaprio and his girlfriend Camila Morrone, designer Alexander Wang, supermo…

Kaia Gerber channelled one of her mother Cindy Crawford’s famous looks when she stepped out for her 18th birthday party over the weekend.

The rising model partied with Leonardo DiCaprio and his girlfriend Camila Morrone, designer Alexander Wang, supermodel Helena Christensen, Madonna’s daughter Lourdes Leon, Ru Paul, and models Winnie Harlow and Kendall Jenner at the bash on Friday night.

Hosted by her parents – mum Cindy and dad Rande Gerber – along with her brother Presley Gerber, Kaia partied at the Paradise Club in Times Square, with the event coinciding with the start of New York Fashion Week.

The brunette beauty was dressed head-to-toe in a leather Versace outfit that closely resembled Cindy’s look at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards.

While Kaia rocked a corset top and leather skirt featuring gold buckle detailing, her mother’s outfit from almost three decades ago featured a similar Versace corset and buckles, but with leather trousers.

And for her daughter’s milestone birthday bash, the iconic supermodel wore a metallic gold wig and matching jumpsuit.

The burlesque-themed party featured a disco dance floor and a series of performances from drag artists, including Amanda Lepore, who pulled Kaia up on stage.

“Happy Birthday @kaiagerber such an honour to perform and sing happy birthday to you gorgeous,” she wrote on Instagram, alongside a snap of the two together.

Kaia celebrated her actual birthday on 3 September, and Cindy took to Instagram to share a sweet photo from her daughter’s childhood, alongside a photo from Kaia’s cover shoot in the October 2019 issue of British Vogue.

“From this to THIS in the blink of an eye! Happy birthday @kaiagerber. I’m so proud of the young woman you’ve become! All the best for the year ahead!” the 53-year-old wrote.

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Nicole Trunfio pregnant

Nicole Trunfio is expecting her third child.The Australian model, who has walked the runway for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Versace, and Fendi, took to Instagram on Monday to share a series of black-and-white photos. Posing nude with her arms drape…

Nicole Trunfio is expecting her third child.

The Australian model, who has walked the runway for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Versace, and Fendi, took to Instagram on Monday to share a series of black-and-white photos. Posing nude with her arms draped strategically across her chest, Nicole’s growing baby bump is clearly on display.

“Lucky number 3 #16weeks,” she captioned the photos.

Her husband, American musician Gary Clark Jr., uploaded the same snaps to his Instagram page along with a red heart emoji.

Nicole and Gary are already parents to four-year-old son Zion and 19-month-old daughter Gia. The couple tied the knot in 2016 after getting engaged two years earlier.

And the star is maintaining her busy work schedule, having walked the catwalk for Australian label Bronx & Banco during New York Fashion Week earlier this month, and given an interview for the October 2019 issue of Australia’s Elle magazine.

Divulging her baby news to the reporter, Nicole explained that she has a busy year on the horizon.

“We’re having a baby! And I’m almost done writing my book,” the 33-year-old commented, before going on to list her other upcoming plans. “I’m going to be in Australia soon, and I’m so excited. My goal is to get this family and join (Gary) on tour, so we don’t have to be apart so much. And… lots of breastfeeding. Hopefully, get this veggie garden going. And keep (my jewellery brand) ERTH going! I have huge dreams, but simply put, I would really love to be together (as a family) more. That’s all I want.”

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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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Cameron Russell wants fashion leaders to hire more female photographers

Cameron Russell has called on fashion industry leaders to hire more female photographers.The American model and social campaigner kicked off her fashion career in 2003 and has gone on to walk in runway shows for the likes of Chanel, Versace, Vivienne W…

Cameron Russell has called on fashion industry leaders to hire more female photographers.

The American model and social campaigner kicked off her fashion career in 2003 and has gone on to walk in runway shows for the likes of Chanel, Versace, Vivienne Westwood, and Victoria’s Secret.

Cameron has been a vocal advocate of the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements, and in a new interview for U.S. Harper’s Bazaar magazine, urged creative directors and casting agents to champion women on photoshoots.

“Two years ago, I helped bring the #MeToo movement to fashion and one of the responses that I have been working on with others is changing not only who’s in front of the camera but who’s behind the camera,” she said, before going on to share how thrilled she was to find an entirely female crew working with her on a recent Max Factor shoot. “I had not experienced that on a huge campaign before in this way. Everybody was an industry veteran and were all women.”

Cameron went on to discuss her gig as a Max Factor brand ambassador and made a point of clarifying the difference between a model who is simply the face of a campaign, and a model who serves as an ambassador for a company, as they are typically trusted to express their voice.

“I’ve been in this job now (as a model) for such a long time and I’m also very outspoken, so to have a big brand like Max Factor want to work with me, not just because of how I look but also my voice, is an honour to me, but also makes me feel like it’s a brand that’s thinking about women in all that they can be,” the 32-year-old commented. “It makes me feel like they’re thinking about their customer in a more progressive way than perhaps in the past. They’re thinking about who women want to be and what voice they want to have.”

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Taylor Swift rocks rainbow Versace outfit at Teen Choice Awards

Taylor Swift rocked an eye-catching rainbow Versace outfit as she was honoured at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday.The 29-year-old wore a colourful top, shorts and matching blazer in the Italian fashion house’s vibrant hibiscus print, along with Kat Ma…

Taylor Swift rocked an eye-catching rainbow Versace outfit as she was honoured at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday.

The 29-year-old wore a colourful top, shorts and matching blazer in the Italian fashion house’s vibrant hibiscus print, along with Kat Maconie lace-up neon orange sandals, to the outdoor ceremony in Hermosa Beach in California.

Taylor accessorised with Misahara hoop earrings and rings by Irene Neuwirth, VRAM, and Emily P Wheeler.

The You Need to Calm Down hitmaker gave an empowering speech as she accepted the show’s first-ever Icon Award, telling her fans it’s “normal to make mistakes” as she clutched onto her custom surfboard award, which was emblazoned with pictures of her three cats, Meredith, Olivia, and Benjamin.

“If you’re out there and you’re being really hard on yourself right now for something that’s happened, or messing up or feeling embarrassed, it’s normal. That’s what going to happen to you in life. No one gets through unscathed. We’re all going to have a few scratches on us,” she said.

Zendaya, who scooped the Choice Summer Movie Actress prize for her role as MJ in Spider-Man: Far From Home, opted for a casual look on the blue carpet, and wore a yellow checked shirt and pastel green shorts by Jacquemus as well as white Le Silla heels.

Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale, who co-hosted the show, rocked a red leopard print minidress, Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland wore a cute pink scallop two-piece by Teresa Helbig with Loriblu shoes, and singer Halle Bailey, who is to portray Ariel in Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, stunned in a chic Jonathan Simkhai cutout bodysuit with Zimmermann pants.

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Donatella Versace apologises after T-shirt design triggers criticism in China

Donatella Versace has issued an apology to the people of China after a Versace T-shirt design triggered fierce criticism in the nation.  Recently, designers at the Italian fashion label launched a range of T-shirts and hoodies which featured a list…

Donatella Versace has issued an apology to the people of China after a Versace T-shirt design triggered fierce criticism in the nation.  

Recently, designers at the Italian fashion label launched a range of T-shirts and hoodies which featured a list of famous cities and the countries they can be found in, such as ‘Milan – ITALY’, and ‘New York – USA’. 

However, a major online backlash was sparked after consumers noted that the Chinese territories of Hong Kong and Macau were described as independent countries on the pieces. The incident comes at a particularly sensitive time due to the protests taking place in Hong Kong at present, with tens of thousands of campaigners demanding leaders listen to their concerns about China’s political influence.

“I am deeply sorry for the unfortunate recent error that was made by our Company and that is being currently discussed on various social media channels. Never have I wanted to disrespect China’s National Sovereignty, and this is why I wanted to personally apologise for such inaccuracy and for any distress that it might have caused,” the 64-year-old shared on Instagram.  

In a separate statement, a Versace spokesperson confirmed the brand had stopped selling the garments and began destroying them on 24 July.  

“Versace reiterates that we love China deeply, and resolutely respect China’s territory and national sovereignty,” they added. “The Company apologises for the design of its product and a recall of the T-shirt has been implemented in July. The brand accepts accountability and is exploring actions to improve how we operate day-to-day to become more conscientious and aware.” 

Yet, one of the label’s brand ambassadors, Yang Mi, has publicly announced she will be ending her contract with Versace.  

The actress – one of the most famous stars in China – said “as a citizen of the People’s Republic of China” she was “extremely outraged” by the design. 

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Coach and Givenchy bosses apologise after T-shirts trigger outrage in China

Executives at Coach and Givenchy have issued apologies to the people of China after two T-shirt designs triggered fierce criticism in the nation.Over the weekend, Donatella Versace took to social media to insist she was “deeply sorry” after it came to …

Executives at Coach and Givenchy have issued apologies to the people of China after two T-shirt designs triggered fierce criticism in the nation.

Over the weekend, Donatella Versace took to social media to insist she was “deeply sorry” after it came to her attention that the Versace brand had been selling a range of T-shirts and hoodies in which the Chinese territories of Hong Kong and Macau were incorrectly described as independent countries.

Since then, online users have called out bosses at Coach and Givenchy for offering T-shirts labelled with the words Taipei, Taiwan – which is also officially in the Republic of China.

“Coach respects and supports China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. In May 2018, we found a serious inaccuracy in the design of a few T-shirts,” a representative for Coach wrote on Instagram. “We immediately pulled those products from all channels globally. We also reviewed our entire assortment to ensure compliance and have strengthened our internal product development process to avoid the occurrence of a similar issue in the future. We are fully aware of the severity of this error and deeply regret it.”

They went on to explain that the items have been reviewed and the relevant website content has been updated.

A Givenchy spokesperson uploaded an apology with a similar sentiment too.

“The house of Givenchy firmly respects China’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity. Immediate actions have been taken to recall the inaccurate T-shirt design from all markets, and measures of product and process review have been and will continue to be taken to avoid similar situations in the future,” they wrote. “The House of Givenchy wishes to sincerely apologise for this mistake that does not reflect the deep respect it has for its Chinese audiences throughout the world, as well as renew its commitment to pursue its longstanding relationship with the market in the most thoughtful way.”

The criticism of the garments comes at a particularly sensitive time due to the protests taking place in Hong Kong at present, with tens of thousands of campaigners demanding leaders listen to their concerns about China’s political influence.

As a result of the backlash, Coach ambassador and top model Liu Wen has distanced herself from the New York-based label and posted a statement on her Weibo social media page.

“I apologise to everyone for the damage that I have caused as a result of my less-careful choice of brand!” she commented. “I love my motherland, and I steadfastly safeguard China’s sovereignty.”

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Taylor Swift did copy Anna Wintour’s signature hairstyle for 2016 Grammys

Taylor Swift has finally confessed she did copy Anna Wintour’s trademark hairstyle for the 2016 Grammy Awards.The superstar stood out at the annual music event in a two-piece orange and pink outfit from Versace, but it was her new bob hairstyle with he…

Taylor Swift has finally confessed she did copy Anna Wintour’s trademark hairstyle for the 2016 Grammy Awards.

The superstar stood out at the annual music event in a two-piece orange and pink outfit from Versace, but it was her new bob hairstyle with heavy fringe that really drew the attention of fashionistas, with many comparing the look to the blonde pageboy haircut that the U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief has worn for many years.

However, in a new video for Vogue.com, Taylor divulged that she had, in fact, paid homage to Anna with the hairstyle, when she asked, “My next question is, and you have to be really honest about this, how did you really feel when I copied your hairstyle at the 2016 Grammys?”

In response, the editor responded, “Taylor, I’m being very, very honest. And I would like to tell you… that I was honoured.”

The Shake It Off hitmaker proceeded to ask Anna whether she would rather live in a lighthouse or houseboat for the rest of her life, to which she replied, “Definitely lighthouse, I like to be on firm ground.”

Meanwhile, the most positive adjective the 69-year-old uses to describe a person, thing or concept is “generous spirit,” and conversely, the most negative is “disrespectful.”

Additionally, Taylor questioned Anna over the fashion trends she wishes hadn’t existed in the past couple of years.

“Well, I was just recently in Paris with the couture shows and I definitely saw far too many neon, leopard print leggings. Something I definitely would not want to see again,” she commented.

The video, part of the Go Ask Anna series, was filmed to celebrate Taylor landing the cover of U.S. Vogue’s prestigious September 2019 issue.

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Amber Valletta, Joan Smalls and Karen Elson model iconic Hollywood gowns

Amber Valletta, Joan Smalls, and Karen Elson have been selected to model iconic Hollywood gowns for the new issue of U.S. InStyle magazine.To mark the 25th anniversary of the publication, editor-in-chief Laura Brown decided to shoot a series of special…

Amber Valletta, Joan Smalls, and Karen Elson have been selected to model iconic Hollywood gowns for the new issue of U.S. InStyle magazine.

To mark the 25th anniversary of the publication, editor-in-chief Laura Brown decided to shoot a series of special subscriber covers depicting the top models wearing some of the industry’s most legendary red carpet dresses.

For one image, Valletta is seen standing on a city street while sporting the black Versace gown with gold safety pins that Elizabeth Hurley wore to a premiere in 1994, a second shows Elson posing in the pale pink Ralph Lauren ballgown Gwyneth Paltrow wore to collect her Oscar in 1999, and a third features Smalls in the huge pink Giambattista Valli dress that Rihanna chose for the 2015 Grammy Awards.

Reflecting on Hurley’s breakthrough fashion moment, Donatella Versace recalled to editors how she never once anticipated the daring design to garner so much controversy.

“I know, you’d expect something more interesting behind one of the most famous red-carpet dresses in history,” the Italian designer shared. “But as for many things, chance played a big role in making it all happen. No one could really fathom such an astonishing reaction, or that Liz would steal the spotlight from everyone else.”

The photoshoot was shot by Sebastian Faena and styled by Julia von Boehm, with the dresses secured by Rina Stone and Lizzy Oppenheimer.

Other pictures feature the sequinned Louis Vuitton dress worn by Alicia Vikander at the 2016 SAG Awards, the red Balenciaga dress donned by Nicole Kidman at the 2007 Academy Awards, the pale green one-shoulder Valentino number Jennifer Lopez chose for the 2003 Academy Awards, and the purple Rodarte dress worn by Natalie Portman to the 2011 Academy Awards, among many others.

“When we were planning our 25th anniversary issue, talk of course turned to legendary red carpet dresses. It’s easy to choose favourites and stick them in a story. What’s not, and what we’re so proud of, is securing 25 of the greatest dresses of the past 25 years and shooting them, out in the world, on the supermodels of today,” wrote Brown on Instagram. “The word ‘Iconic’ is overused in fashion, but it’s the only word for this.”

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Kim Kardashian sending new make-up collection to ’90s icons

Kim Kardashian is planning to send her new make-up collection to ’90s style icons including Kate Moss, Jennifer Aniston, and Alicia Silverstone.The 38-year-old announced the latest additions to her KKW Beauty range – the Matte Smoke and Matte Cocoa Col…

Kim Kardashian is planning to send her new make-up collection to ’90s style icons including Kate Moss, Jennifer Aniston, and Alicia Silverstone.

The 38-year-old announced the latest additions to her KKW Beauty range – the Matte Smoke and Matte Cocoa Collections – on social media on Monday, and revealed they were heavily influenced by the make-up looks from the era.

“I’m so excited to announce my new 90’s inspired collection of all matte formulas – The Matte Smoke & Matte Cocoa Collections!!! I get a lot of my makeup inspiration from the 90’s and love how nostalgic this entire collection is,” Kim shared on Instagram. “There are so many looks you can create with this collection. I can’t wait for you guys to try it!!!”

The collection features two eyeshadow palettes, six lipliners, five eyeliners and six matte lipsticks, including one in the same shade she used to wear as a teenager.

And to celebrate the latest KKW Beauty products, Kim plans to send the new collection to her very own ’90s icons. In a video posted to Instagram, fans can see that the reality star has supermodel Kate Moss, Friends actress Jennifer Aniston and Clueless star Alicia Silverstone on her list.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Tatyana Ali, singer Mary J. Blige, rapper Foxy Brown, Claire Danes, who shot to fame as the star of ’90s teen drama My So Called Life, and Winona Ryder, who fronted famous ’90s films including Edward Scissorhands and Mermaids, are also on the list.

The mother-of-four’s promo shoot for the launch of her new collection features Kim wearing Versace’s strappy belt dress, which was first worn by her hero Donatella Versace in the early 1990s.

The two new collections will be available from the KWW Beauty online store from 16 August.

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