Anna Wintour cried over Ralph Lauren’s $10 million coronavirus donation

Anna Wintour cried when she heard that Ralph Lauren had donated $10 million (£8.1 million) to aid the battle against the coronavirus.In an op-ed for Vogue.com, the editor-in-chief opened up about the fashion industry’s response to the global pandemic,…

Anna Wintour cried when she heard that Ralph Lauren had donated $10 million (£8.1 million) to aid the battle against the coronavirus.

In an op-ed for Vogue.com, the editor-in-chief opened up about the fashion industry’s response to the global pandemic, which has so far infected more than 801,000 people, with almost 38,700 deaths, since the outbreak began in December.

Wintour shared her joy about the American designer’s generous donation, which was made via his foundation. The donation was spread across a range of organisations, including the World Health Organization’s Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund and the Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund, which helps struggling designers during the crisis.

“Positivity is such a precious commodity right now, but I felt something close to pure joy in recent days,” Wintour wrote. “My emotions, like yours I’m sure, are fairly close to the surface, but I’m not afraid to admit that I broke down on the phone with Ralph when he called to give me the incredible news about his gift.”

The 70-year-old was overjoyed to see the likes of fashion conglomerates Moet Hennessy – Louis Vuitton (LVMH) and Kering rally round to support emergency workers on the frontlines in hospitals, as well as designers such as Miuccia Prada and Donatella Versace make personal donations to hard-hit hospitals.

“American fashion and beauty companies have been mobilising too, making masks, gowns and hand sanitiser. I have never been more proud of our industry,” she wrote.

She concluded her touching op-ed with a reminder that the pandemic will soon pass.

“There is so much loss and sadness now, but I keep hearing from friends and family members by phone and FaceTime and I know these weeks of isolation are reminding us how important our human connections are,” Wintour shared. “It will be impossible to take those connections for granted once this is behind us.”

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Zoey Deutch opens up about struggle with hormonal acne

Zoey Deutch has candidly discussed her “debilitating” battle with hormonal acne.While the Set It Up actress always looks picture-perfect whenever she steps out onto the red carpet, in a new beauty tutorial for Vogue.com, Zoey shared that she has been s…

Zoey Deutch has candidly discussed her “debilitating” battle with hormonal acne.

While the Set It Up actress always looks picture-perfect whenever she steps out onto the red carpet, in a new beauty tutorial for Vogue.com, Zoey shared that she has been struggling with blemishes since she was a teenager.

“I’ve had hormonal acne since I was 15 but it got really bad in my twenties,” she revealed. “It shouldn’t make me that self-conscious but I can’t make eye contact, I can’t go out… you know, those kinds of things. It is debilitating.”

After some experimentation with different skincare products, Zoey has found a regime that works for her complexion.

For instance, she always removes her make-up and then washes her face with iS Clinical’s Cleansing Complex.

“It’s literally the only cleanser I can use that doesn’t make me break out,” the 25-year-old noted, before going on to demonstrate how she also uses the Foreo LUNA Play Plus to really remove any cosmetics or dirt.

Elsewhere, Zoey swipes an antibiotic wipe all over before applying La Mer’s The Moisturizing Soft Cream to the upper half of her face and EltaMD’s AM Therapy Facial Moisturizer to the lower part.

“For me, I think moisturisers are the thing that trigger my hormonal acne the most. (I use) La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream (from the cheeks up to the forehead). I use this (Elta MD) stuff on my chin, I was recommended it by a dermatologist,” she added.

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Domenico Dolce ‘hoping for a miracle’ during coronavirus lockdown in Italy

Domenico Dolce is “hoping for a miracle” as the coronavirus crisis continues to wreak havoc on his native Italy.The 61-year-old, who heads up the Dolce & Gabbana creative team alongside Stefano Gabbana, has opened up about his experiences during the tr…

Domenico Dolce is “hoping for a miracle” as the coronavirus crisis continues to wreak havoc on his native Italy.

The 61-year-old, who heads up the Dolce & Gabbana creative team alongside Stefano Gabbana, has opened up about his experiences during the troubling Covid-19 outbreak in an op-ed for Vogue.com.

Dolce lives in Milan, which has been the subject of strict government measures requiring residents to stay at home to avoid spreading the deadly virus, and in the article, he shared his admiration for the doctors and nurses who are working on the frontline.

“I hope for a miracle. I look at all the news and sometimes it is exhausting, but it is also inspiring,” he wrote. “For me, the nurses and the doctors are our heroes – these are the people we should celebrate and admire. Not celebrities or influencers or whatever.”

Dolce went on to voice his gratitude for the free medical care available to Italian citizens and revealed that he and Gabbana had started funding a research project into the virus at the Humanitas University in Milan.

“We hope that it is progressing. The epidemiologists will only talk about it if and when they make progress because they do not want to create an illusion, or talk for nothing. I would love it if tomorrow is better. But today, it’s like a big war. We need to look after humanity first, lives and dignity,” the designer insisted.

More than 59,000 have been infected in Italy so far, with 5,476 deaths. And despite the grim outlook, Dolce is trying to keep a positive outlook.

“When I see the videos of the people all singing together from their balconies, singing opera, singing Azzurro, singing the old Italian songs, I cry. Because in isolation we are coming together,” he added.

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Geri Horner used tea towel to create first Union Jack dress

Geri Horner has recalled how she cut up a tea towel to create her first Union Jack dress during her days with the Spice Girls.In a new video for Vogue, Ginger Spice detailed the back story behind the now-iconic minidress, which landed her on the front …

Geri Horner has recalled how she cut up a tea towel to create her first Union Jack dress during her days with the Spice Girls.

In a new video for Vogue, Ginger Spice detailed the back story behind the now-iconic minidress, which landed her on the front of every British newspaper the day after she sported it for the girl group’s BRIT Awards performance in 1997.

Remembering how she was handed a short black Gucci dress to wear for the Spice Girls’ special performance, Geri then decided to ramp it up by adding the flag to the front.

“I don’t know if this is true, but you’re not meant to cut up a (British) flag,” she said. “In the olden days, you could be sent to the Tower (of London)… so I found a tea towel.”

Geri enlisted her sister, who is “better at sewing”, as seamstress, before a stylist tried to shut down the show-stopping fashion statement, announcing the outfit was “racist” because of the flag’s association with far-right nationalists.

“I was like, ‘Oh my goodness… no, stop. We (Spice Girls) celebrate all cultures,'” the 47-year-old recalled, before going on to share her amazement at the press coverage. “I woke up the next morning and the picture of me in that dress was on the front page of every newspaper. That dress really became the identity of what girl power stood for. People would wear their own version of it. Suddenly, you saw the British flag on a lot of fashion. It came back to that thing of being proud of who we are.”

And Geri still feels rather proud of her own kitchen-to-stage transformation.

“I’ve always been, like, a secret fashion designer,” she laughed.

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Prabal Gurung calls on industry leaders to unite in face of coronavirus crisis

Prabal Gurung has called on fashion industry leaders to unite to tackle key issues in light of the coronavirus crisis.The Nepalese-American designer launched his eponymous debut line in 2009 and has gone on to dress the likes of former U.S. First Lady …

Prabal Gurung has called on fashion industry leaders to unite to tackle key issues in light of the coronavirus crisis.

The Nepalese-American designer launched his eponymous debut line in 2009 and has gone on to dress the likes of former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Anne Hathaway.

But as Covid-19 continues to sweep the globe, with 204,000 cases and over 8,200 deaths to date, Gurung has instructed his New York-based team to work from home but stay in “close communications”, and accordingly, has been contemplating how the pandemic will force change within the wider business.

“Tackling an issue of this magnitude requires unity. We have to reach across departmental and industry lines to pull in help from a global brain trust of brilliant creatives and business leaders,” he wrote in an essay for Vogue.com. “Right now, what we need in fashion are leaders who are unafraid to have these conversations, and to really break the patterns that have in so many ways gotten us to this unhealthy place. America stands for change, America stands for guts. We have the power to set the tone of how we function going forward.”

Gurung went on to note that he and his team are very focused on finding solutions for becoming even more sustainable, inclusive, and inventive. And he is also concerned about ways he can champion other independent designers.

“We are in a unique position to change the tides. Whether it is about race, size, or age; the conversation starts here,” the 40-year-old mused. “In so many ways, coronavirus was the final straw that finally made me sit back and really think about our current definition of success, and what we were willing to sacrifice to get there.”

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Shania Twain isn’t afraid to alter her red carpet outfits

Shania Twain has often made last-minute alterations to her red carpet outfits.In a new video for Vogue titled Life in Looks, the Canadian singer-songwriter reflected on some of her most iconic looks from the past two decades, and in particular, paid sp…

Shania Twain has often made last-minute alterations to her red carpet outfits.

In a new video for Vogue titled Life in Looks, the Canadian singer-songwriter reflected on some of her most iconic looks from the past two decades, and in particular, paid special attention to the one-shoulder black gown she chose to wear to the first annual VH1 Divas concert in 1998.

However, Shania divulged that she took a needle and thread and stitched up the thigh-high slit shortly before heading to the event.

“I’m very self-conscious at this point about my leg,” she recalled. “It was an open slit, right up, almost to the hip, and I just couldn’t wear it like that. So, I tacked the slit open and I think it looks kinda cool. Looks deliberate. I do tend to take things into my own hands. Make sure I’m comfortable. So, when I work with designers they have to be open to that.”

Over the years, Shania has tried to re-wear or repurpose clothes too. For instance, the star opted to don the same crushed velvet dress she wore in the video for From This Moment On to the 1998 Billboard Music Awards.

“The sheer veil, drape at the back, high-neck. It’s a very similar dress to the one of wore in From This Moment On video. I think it might be the dress,” the 54-year-old clarified.

Elsewhere in the chat, Shania spoke about her longtime love of animal print and pleather trousers. Yet, it wasn’t until the Grammy Awards in 1999 that she felt it was time to start experimenting with sequins and rhinestones.

“This is really where I get excited about being shiny,” Shania said of the white long-sleeve gown she selected for the night. “Country music artists when I was a kid were always really glitzy and shiny and I thought, ‘Well, I want to be more sober than that in my style.’ But once I got into sequins, that was it. Never turned back.”

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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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Hilary Duff treating forehead melasma with toner product

Hilary Duff is using a toner product to help target a patch of melasma on her forehead.The Younger actress, who is mother to son Luca, seven, and 16-month-old daughter Banks, has opened up about her “busy mom” beauty regime in a new tutorial for Vogue….

Hilary Duff is using a toner product to help target a patch of melasma on her forehead.

The Younger actress, who is mother to son Luca, seven, and 16-month-old daughter Banks, has opened up about her “busy mom” beauty regime in a new tutorial for Vogue.com.

To begin, Hilary noted that she starts her skincare routine by swiping on some of Ole Henriksen’s Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner over her face, paying special attention to one particular spot near her hairline.

“One really cool thing that happened to me when I had babies is that I got melasma,” she joked. “This is a dark spot toner, so every day I just say a little prayer that it’s taking care of that dark spot right there.”

Also known as chloasma or pregnancy mask, melasma is a skin condition that commonly affects expectant mothers. It appears darker than the surrounding skin, and usually appears on the forehead, upper lip, cheeks, nose or chin, but can also affect the arms and neck.

At present, there is no cure available, but there are some treatments that may help melasma fade if it doesn’t disappear on its own after several months.

Elsewhere in the clip, Hilary discussed how she is loving Glycelene’s The Beauty Ointment in French Lavender, a versatile ointment that doubles as a cream and hydration mask.

“When it’s super dry in California, (I use) Glycelene – my favourite vegan products. It’s ultra-hydrating, made with oils, it has lavender in it. I warm it up (between my palms) for almost 10 seconds. I really love oils, if your skin can handle it, it’s quite a treat. I use that as a bit of a serum, even though it’s super moisturising,” the 32-year-old said, before adding a touch of Glycelene’s day cream. “I like to layer them because I like to keep my skin looking dewy.”

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Anna Wintour excited by Raf Simons’ Prada partnership

Anna Wintour is looking forward to seeing Raf Simons’ first collaboration with Prada later in the year.Last month, the Belgian fashion designer announced he would be joining Miuccia Prada as the new co-creative director of the Italian luxury house, wit…

Anna Wintour is looking forward to seeing Raf Simons’ first collaboration with Prada later in the year.

Last month, the Belgian fashion designer announced he would be joining Miuccia Prada as the new co-creative director of the Italian luxury house, with Simons to officially begin work in April.

Reflecting on the move in a clip for her Go Ask Anna video series, Wintour gushed over the “brilliant” concept.

“I think the collaboration between Raf and Miuccia is brilliant and really is going to help redefine what fashion can mean, and fashion can be. It’s following an uncharted territory,” she commented. “It’s challenging all the corporate sensibilities of, either you have to find a designer who follows respectfully in a designer who has gone before, or alternatively, one that’s going to come in and throw everything out. This is the idea of community and conversation and respect for each other and respect for the amazing work that they have both done. And I think we should all be humbled by their decision as well as being unbelievably excited to be in Milan in September.”

Simons previously served as creative director for the likes of Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, and Jil Sander.

Elsewhere in the clip, Wintour was asked about the topics that keep her “up at night”, and accordingly, the U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief noted that she is often preoccupied by changes occurring in the social and political spheres.

“Obviously this is a moment of great transformation and challenges for the fashion industry and indeed the world at large,” the 70-year-old added. “So, in that respect there are opportunities, a moment for creativity and resetting and thinking about how we all go about our jobs in a completely different way. And I also think it’s our responsibility at Conde Nast and specifically at Vogue, to think how we can support each other, how we can support all the young talent that we work so closely with.”

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Dua Lipa showcases high-fashion looks in sitcom-inspired video

Dua Lipa has lived out her high-fashion dreams in a quirky new video for Vogue.The New Rules hitmaker showcases the hottest looks from the New York Fashion Week runway in the clip, including extravagant pieces from Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Oscar de la Re…

Dua Lipa has lived out her high-fashion dreams in a quirky new video for Vogue.

The New Rules hitmaker showcases the hottest looks from the New York Fashion Week runway in the clip, including extravagant pieces from Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Oscar de la Renta, and Michael Kors.

“Dua’s World @voguemagazine Fall 2020 hot off the nyc runway 90s Sitcom Video of my dreamzzzzz,” Lipa wrote on Instagram alongside a snippet of the offbeat video. “Loved this whole whirlwind day with the sweeeetest team on the planet… watch in full on youtube or via the link in my story (sic).”

In the video, the 24-year-old prances around an expensive apartment filled with chintz furniture and over-the-top flowery wallpaper, while trying on a series of outfits.

Lipa is first seen wearing a bright yellow ensemble from Eckhaus Latta, along with a harlequin-print jacket by Oscar de la Renta, which she takes off and subsequently throws to her waiting butler.

She then makes dinner for German actress Jessica Joffe and rocks a fuchsia turtleneck and skirt by Tom Ford.

Elsewhere, the Physical hitmaker is seen squeezing down a narrow hallway while wearing an over-the-top Area blue satin dress, which features a heart-shaped waist. She proceeds to jokingly lose her temper, while looking chic in a cow-print Michael Kors jacket, and attempts to iron her huge emerald green Christopher John Rogers gown, which she then wears while struggling down the staircase.

Lipa’s penultimate look is comprised of a rose-red dress and heart-embellished opera gloves by Rodarte, before she concludes the footage by modelling an iridescent coral gown by Marc Jacobs.

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