Valentino using fall 2020 campaign to raise funds for coronavirus relief efforts

Valentino is using its fall/winter 2020 campaign to help raise funds for a hospital in Rome.Italy is among the nations worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, with approximately 101,000 active cases and almost 28,000 deaths. In light of the crisis, Valenti…

Valentino is using its fall/winter 2020 campaign to help raise funds for a hospital in Rome.

Italy is among the nations worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, with approximately 101,000 active cases and almost 28,000 deaths.

In light of the crisis, Valentino executives and creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli are gearing up to launch the #ValentinoEmpathy initiative, which will feature models including Adut Akech, Anwar Hadid, Christy Turlington, Laetitia Casta, Liu Wen, Naomi Campbell, and Vittoria Ceretti, as well as celebrities like Frances McDormand, Gwyneth Paltrow, Janet Mock, Laura Dern, and Rafferty Law.

The stars have all agreed that their fee, totalling approximately $1 million (£800,000), will be donated to the Lazzaro Spallanzani National Institute for Infectious Diseases in the capital, where a dedicated team is fighting to curb the spread of the virus.

In addition, Piccioli has invited members of the public to take part in the concept.

“The idea is very simple, I will hand-pick and provide you with a full look of the collection and you will ask someone close to you to take a picture of you on a white wall,” the designer wrote in an Instagram post. “Instead of compensation for this project, I am asking you to support me and my company in sustaining Spallanzani Hospital in Rome, the Italian hub fighting Covid-19. I really would like to produce a gesture of love for maison Valentino’s city, I really would like to let Rome know that Valentino friends, not only the brand, are here (sic)!”

It is believed Piccioli will release further details about the initiative in the coming days.

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Kaia Gerber thrilled to land first U.S. Vogue cover

Kaia Gerber has landed her first U.S Vogue cover photoshoot.The model, who is the daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, has been tapped to appear alongside Adut Akech and Ugbad Abdi on the front of the April 2020 issue of the publication. Titled…

Kaia Gerber has landed her first U.S Vogue cover photoshoot.

The model, who is the daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, has been tapped to appear alongside Adut Akech and Ugbad Abdi on the front of the April 2020 issue of the publication.

Titled Beauty without Borders, the edition is focused on celebrating models from 26 different nations, including Fran Summers, Anok Yai, Liu Wen, and Vittoria Ceretti, and accordingly, Kaia could not be more thrilled to be in the mix.

“My first american vogue cover!” she captioned a photo of the cover on her Instagram page. “@voguemagazine april issue by the endlessly inspiring @tylersphotos. words cannot describe what this moment means to me, and to share it with women who empower me every day makes it even more special @iamugbad @adutakech I feel so lucky! thank you to everyone who made this happen! girl power (sic).”

Previously, Kaia appeared on the cover of the April 2016 issue of Paris Vogue alongside her supermodel mother and fronted the October 2019 cover of British Vogue.

The new photoshoot was helmed by Tyler Mitchell, with the models styled by Camilla Nickerson.

And in an accompanying article, the brunette beauty opened up about how she wants to use her public platform and large social media following to inspire young people to educate themselves about politics.

“With all the information that’s out there, we can’t claim ignorance anymore,” the 18-year-old insisted. “My generation sees it as their duty to educate themselves, to speak up – we won’t be silenced by anyone.

“When you have a big platform, it seems irresponsible not to use it for good.”

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Chanel dishes up conservative chic for spring 20 couture line

Chanel has served up conservative chic for its spring/summer 2020 couture collection.Creative director Virginie Viard unveiled her latest line at the Grand Palais as part of Paris Couture Week on Tuesday, with the presentation drawing in the likes of P…

Chanel has served up conservative chic for its spring/summer 2020 couture collection.

Creative director Virginie Viard unveiled her latest line at the Grand Palais as part of Paris Couture Week on Tuesday, with the presentation drawing in the likes of Pharrell Williams, Eva Green, G-Dragon, and Caroline, Princess of Hanover to the front row.

The venue was transformed to resemble a cloister garden, complete with fountain and white sheets hanging on a clothesline, with the theme inspired by brand founder Coco Chanel’s childhood spent at a convent in the Aubazine region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

“What I immediately liked was that the cloister garden was uncultivated,” Viard stated in her show notes. “It was really sunny. The place made me think of the summer, a breeze fragranced with flowers. I wanted floral embroideries like an herbarium, delicate flowers. What interested me in this decor was the paradox between the sophistication of haute couture and the simplicity of this place.”

The show opened with Vittoria Ceretti in a black and white dress matched with white tights, socks, and black flats. A number of monochromatic ensembles followed, such as a tweed suit with lace collar and long dress coats.

Gigi Hadid evoked a mother superior vibe in a belted black dress with white Peter Pan collar, and Kaia Gerber modelled a white lace dress with black tulle detailing attached to the neckline.

Towards the end of the spectacle, Viard introduced a range of dresses with floral embroidery and appliques, with Adut Akech sporting a white top with long black tiered skirt, and Rebecca Longendyke serving as the “bride” in a wedding dress with a knee-length hem made of white crepe georgette with triple Peter Pan collar, and a veil embroidered with branches of wisteria.

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Chanel returns to Paris for 2020 Metiers d’Art show

Virginie Viard has returned to Paris to unveil her debut Metiers d’Art show for Chanel.Each year, the French luxury fashion house presents a runway show outside of the traditional schedule in order to honour the craftsmanship of artisan partners, such …

Virginie Viard has returned to Paris to unveil her debut Metiers d’Art show for Chanel.

Each year, the French luxury fashion house presents a runway show outside of the traditional schedule in order to honour the craftsmanship of artisan partners, such as shoemaker Massaro, embroiderers Lesage and Atelier Montex, feather and flower specialist Maison Lemarie, hatmaker Maison Michel, as well as glove manufacturer Causse Gantier.

Previously, Karl Lagerfeld held his Metiers d’Art shows in cities such as New York, Hamburg, and Rome, but following the creative director’s death in February at the age of 85, his successor, Viard, decided to present her latest line at the Grand Palais in the French capital on Wednesday night. With the venue transformed so it resembled brand founder Coco Chanel’s 31 rue Cambon apartment, a Chanel representative explained: “Before discovering the collection designed by Virginie Viard, the guests were able to linger for a while in a replica of Mademoiselle Chanel’s apartment. It was to this intimate baroque space, full of memories, books and cherished objects, that Gabrielle Chanel loved to return to clear her mind. The guests then sat down in a reconstitution of the salons at 31 rue Cambon, which used to host Chanel’s first fashion shows.”

The spectacle kicked off with Vittoria Ceretti descending a staircase with Art Deco mirrors and beige steps edged in white, with the model sporting a black coat with crystal embellishment around the waist and cuffs. A number of monochromatic outfits followed, all of which referenced the iconic “codes” of Chanel, like tweed jackets, tailored suits, logo belts, and layered pearl necklaces.

Midway through the show, Viard introduced pops of pink and violet, tie-dye tops, ombre fabric in sunset hues, with Gigi Hadid also modelling a classic suit without a shirt underneath.

Kaia Gerber walked the runway in a white T-shirt, logo print skirt, and black hat, with the ensemble topped off with a necklace featuring a pendant shaped like a tiny bottle of Chanel No. 5 perfume. To conclude, the models paraded the runway in a series of chic cocktail dresses and embellished gowns.

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Gigi and Bella Hadid pay homage to Mickey Mouse in photoshoot

Gigi and Bella Hadid have paid homage to Disney’s Mickey Mouse in a special photoshoot. The supermodel sisters both appear in Chaos’ new poster book which is dedicated to celebrating the 90th anniversary of the iconic character, who made his big-sc…

Gigi and Bella Hadid have paid homage to Disney’s Mickey Mouse in a special photoshoot. 

The supermodel sisters both appear in Chaos’ new poster book which is dedicated to celebrating the 90th anniversary of the iconic character, who made his big-screen debut in Steamboat Willie in 1928.

There are six different covers for the book, with Gigi’s shoot depicting her sporting a leather jacket, studded Mickey Mouse ears and a slick of red glitter eyeshadow on her lids.

“The centre of the consistent joy and wonder that Disney has been in my life and so many millions, everyone’s family man Mr. M Mouse turned 90 this week! and I’m very excited to be on the @chaos special edition issue to celebrate !!!!!!! (sic)” the 23-year-old captioned a snap of her cover on her Instagram page on Tuesday (20Nov18).

Bella was also snapped by photographers Luigi Murenu and Iango Henzi, with her cover shoot showing her wearing a 3D printed mask shaped to resemble Mickey Mouse’s face. The 22-year-old model’s make-up was courtesy of her go-to artist Erin Parsons.

“Happy 90th Birthday Mickey!!! We grew up with Mickey in our house, I’m so honoured to celebrate with you,” she wrote alongside the photo on her social media pages.

In addition, top models Karen Elson, Shenelle Williams, Cara Taylor and Vittoria Ceretti appear in the other cover images, which are all inspired by Mickey Mouse.

The Chaos True Originals Special Edition Disney Issue costs $26 (£20) and is now available to pre-order.

“We have now since been in awe of how revered and liked Mickey is, and in researching him, his historical past and his values, we got here to the conclusion that Mickey stands alone as a really distinctive character that has touched an unimaginable variety of lives, therefore the title True Originals,” said Chaos’ Charlotte Stockdale and Katie Lyall of the project.

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Joan Smalls praises Jeremy Scott amid Moschino campaign controversy

Joan Smalls has expressed her admiration for Jeremy Scott amid the controversy surrounding his latest Moschino campaign.The designer recently caused a stir after unveiling the brand’s “illegal alien” marketing imager featuring Gigi Hadid, Kaia Gerber, …

Joan Smalls has expressed her admiration for Jeremy Scott amid the controversy surrounding his latest Moschino campaign.

The designer recently caused a stir after unveiling the brand’s “illegal alien” marketing imager featuring Gigi Hadid, Kaia Gerber, Soo Joo Park and Vittoria Ceretti dressed in Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis-inspired outfits, with their skin painted vibrant shades of blue, yellow and red.

Many proceeded to accuse Jeremy of consequently displaying ignorance with regards to U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial “zero tolerance” immigration policy, but Joan has since praised the creative director for his “unique” approach to fashion.

“Jeremy is a genuine, talented and real individual,” the 29-year-old insisted in an interview with 9Style. “I admire how he expresses himself so lively in his designs. It’s very unique. And it never feels like work, he puts the fun in everything he does.”

The Puerto Rican model was tapped to front Moschino’s Gold Fresh Couture perfume campaign last year. Accordingly, she explained that she is a fan of the fragrance’s quirky packaging and unique scent.

“Being Puerto Rican and black you get a good mixture of spiciness and passion,” she grinned. “I was raised to speak up for myself in any situation, and it’s okay to ask questions. Because if you can’t stand up for yourself no one else will.”

The former Victoria’s Secret Angel also added that her resilience has helped her achieve success, in spite of the discrimination she’s faced within the fashion industry.

“Yes, I have been refused opportunities for the colour of my skin and that’s unfortunate and very narrow-minded. But I never let that hold me down,” the star shared. “It is an uphill battle that people do not see behind closed doors, emails and when brands just think of filling a stereotype or using a model as a convenient marketing strategy. It’s about pushing through all the negative noise.”

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Moschino’s Jeremy Scott addresses ‘illegal alien’ campaign backlash

Jeremy Scott has been forced to clarify the meaning behind his new alien campaign for Moschino after an online backlash.On Monday (25Jun18), Moschino head Scott added four campaign images, shot by Steven Meisel, to his personal Instagram account, featu…

Jeremy Scott has been forced to clarify the meaning behind his new alien campaign for Moschino after an online backlash.

On Monday (25Jun18), Moschino head Scott added four campaign images, shot by Steven Meisel, to his personal Instagram account, featuring models Gigi Hadid, Kaia Gerber, Soo Joo Park and Vittoria Ceretti dressed in Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis-inspired outfits, with their skin painted vibrant shades of blue, yellow and red.

He initially captioned the photos, “The only thing illegal about this alien is how good she looks”, but quickly edited the text after followers complained he was being ignorant to the plight of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border who have been separated from their children due to U.S. President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance stance on illegal border crossing.

In response to the backlash, Scott made his feelings on the matter crystal clear.

“WHAT IS AN “ALIEN?” THE CONCEPT OF MY AD CAMPAIGN IS TO BRING ATTENTION TO THE US ADMINISTRATION’S HARSH STANCE TOWARDS ‘ILLEGAL ALIENS.’ I PAINTED THE MODELS IN MY SHOW AND THIS CAMPAIGN AS A WAY TO OPEN A DISCUSSION ON WHAT EXACTLY AN ‘ALIEN’ IS – ARE THEY ORANGE BLUE YELLOW GREEN? DOES THIS MATTER? THEY ARE OUR FRIENDS, NEIGHBOURS, CO-WORKERS, RELATIVES AND PEOPLE WE LOVE,” he wrote.

While some applauded his efforts, others moaned he was still being “tone deaf” and that the campaign idea was, “So stupid. Does nothing for your cause at all”.

Models Gerber, Ceretti and Park have all shared their Moschino images, though Hadid has yet to post her shot.

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