Chloe Sevigny wears flared leggings to ‘balance out’ her baby bump

Chloe Sevigny has been wearing flared leggings to try and “balance out” her blossoming baby bump.Earlier this month, the Big Love actress went public with the happy news by showing off her growing stomach as she stepped out with boyfriend Sinisa Mackov…

Chloe Sevigny has been wearing flared leggings to try and “balance out” her blossoming baby bump.

Earlier this month, the Big Love actress went public with the happy news by showing off her growing stomach as she stepped out with boyfriend Sinisa Mackovic in New York City.

Chloe is well-known for her eclectic sense of style, and in a new interview with WWD, shared that she is determined to keep mixing designer pieces with vintage garments long into her pregnancy.

“Norma Kamali has been a godsend. I always loved Norma Kamali,” she commented of her go-to designer. “She makes lots of stretch. These stretch pants that go high, up over the belly, they’re flared.

“It’s almost impossible to find flared pants from a (maternity) company, which I think is surprising because I think it’s better for the silhouette to have a little flare at the bottom to balance out this big thing happening in the middle… She makes the perfect flared leggings.”

The mother-to-be is a big fan of the 74-year-old designer’s gender-inclusive collections and is also impressed by her approach to sustainability in fashion.

“She’s always been a real champion of vintage, and she’d always sell in her collection vintage pieces. I love her whole look, her whole vibe, her whole ethos. Everything,” the 45-year-old gushed.

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Alessandro Michele wants men to be in touch with their feminine side

Alessandro Michele creates clothes with the aim of helping men get in touch with their feminine side.The creative director of Gucci overhauled male fashion when he joined the Italian house back in 2015, introducing an offbeat and genderless style for m…

Alessandro Michele creates clothes with the aim of helping men get in touch with their feminine side.

The creative director of Gucci overhauled male fashion when he joined the Italian house back in 2015, introducing an offbeat and genderless style for menswear.

He broke boundaries by introducing co-ed runway shows, where male and female models would walk together, but debuted his first male-only show at the Palazzo delle Scintille in Milan for his fall/winter 2020 collection last week.

Alessandro explained his decision to WWD, and while he revealed that he wanted to go back to basics to avoid getting bored, he also wanted to put men’s fashion under the spotlight.

“I think menswear is even more experimental and stranger, because men are allowed less,” the 48-year-old noted, before urging men to fight for their right to be “in touch with their feminine side”.

“In the end, those who do so are the best, because they have no skeletons in their closets, in the sense that in the end a man is made of a very strong feminine part,” he explained.

However, Alessandro insisted that being feminine “does not mean wearing a skirt”, but instead refers to men being able to get in touch with their emotions.

“A man, like a woman, has been programmed and stereotyped, but in reality, the stereotype of the man is really very narrow, claustrophobic,” the designer shared. “Men, I think, are much more else. They have many facets.

“Those among the most fascinating are those that have a very marked feminine side. Which does not mean wearing a skirt, but means being in contact with a certain kind of emotionality, with the sincerity of also being fragile, of having different needs.”

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Cindy Crawford and Irina Shayk star in Carine Roitfeld’s wearable calendar

Cindy Crawford and Irina Shayk are among the stars who feature in Carine Roitfeld’s new T-shirt calendar.For the 2020 edition of the CR Calendar, the former editor of Vogue Paris decided to ditch the traditional paper version in favour of creating 12 r…

Cindy Crawford and Irina Shayk are among the stars who feature in Carine Roitfeld’s new T-shirt calendar.

For the 2020 edition of the CR Calendar, the former editor of Vogue Paris decided to ditch the traditional paper version in favour of creating 12 recycled cotton T-shirts which each feature a model striking a pose to represent their associated star sign.

Shot by Brianna Capozzi, the project features Cindy underwater for Pisces, Irina as Capricorn, Doutzen Kroes under a waterfall for Aquarius, Stella Maxwell in brown thigh-high boots as Taurus, and Candice Swanepoel in a complex yoga pose for Libra.

Carine told WWD that she wanted to create the T-shirt calendar for 2020, as opposed to a traditional paper one, in an effort to be more sustainable.

“We have to change, no? We have to make surprise,” she explained. “We did two already and did so many before with Vogue Paris so we decided to do a T-shirt because, first of all, less paper, so it’s more eco-friendly.”

All of the models posed for the calendar for free and 100 per cent of the proceeds from sales of the T-shirts will go to their chosen charities.

Roitfeld explained she was drawn to using star signs for the unique calendar because horoscopes are a big deal in the fashion industry.

“In fashion, people really ask it,” the 65-year-old shared. “Even Riccardo Tisci, one of the first things he asks someone when he meets them is ‘what is your sign.’ People are very excited to know the sign of the other one. It’s a way to break the ice.”

She also believes that working with a people who have a specific star sign is the key to success.

“Twenty-five years working with Tom Ford. He’s a Virgo. I’m a Virgo. 10 years with Karl Lagerfeld. He was a Virgo. I’m a Virgo,” she mused.

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Gucci suing 30 websites over alleged counterfeit goods

Gucci bosses have launched a lawsuit against more than 30 websites they claim are selling counterfeit shoes, accessories, and clothes.Lawyers for the U.S. arm of the Italian fashion house – Gucci America Inc. – are cracking down on fake goods and have …

Gucci bosses have launched a lawsuit against more than 30 websites they claim are selling counterfeit shoes, accessories, and clothes.

Lawyers for the U.S. arm of the Italian fashion house – Gucci America Inc. – are cracking down on fake goods and have accused the sites of appropriating the Gucci brand name and costing the company millions in lost revenue.

In the lawsuit, they claimed that despite label executives spending “significant monetary resources” to fight counterfeiters, the websites still manage to siphon off customer traffic online and divert them to a range of fake designer products instead.

Gucci’s lawyers are asking for statutory damages at a rate of $2 million (£1.5 million) for each counterfeit item every website named in the lawsuit has sold, which could amount to hundreds of millions of dollars.

According to the complaint, the sites are registered in the U.S. and overseas, and run by unknown businesses.

And because the products apparently look “virtually identical” to real Gucci products but are of a much lower quality, representatives for the fashion house alleged that the knock-off goods “confuse customers and undermine their brand”.

“The exponential growth of counterfeiting over the Internet has created an environment that requires companies, such as Gucci, to file a large number of lawsuits, often it later turns out, against the same individuals and groups, in order to protect both consumers and itself from the ill effects of confusion and the erosion of the goodwill associated with the Gucci brand,” a company spokesperson said in the lawsuit, which was filed in Florida late last week, according to editors at WWD.

“If defendants’ counterfeiting and infringing, cybersquatting and unfairly competitive activities, and their illegal marketplace enterprise, are not preliminarily and permanently enjoined by this court, Gucci and the consuming public will continue to be harmed,” lawyers added.

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Diane von Furstenberg collaborates with Onia on swimwear collection

Diane von Furstenberg has teamed up with luxury swimwear brand Onia for a new capsule collection which features her heritage prints from the 1970s.The 72-year-old has previously released swimwear collections via her own label, but this collaboration ma…

Diane von Furstenberg has teamed up with luxury swimwear brand Onia for a new capsule collection which features her heritage prints from the 1970s.

The 72-year-old has previously released swimwear collections via her own label, but this collaboration marks the first time she has worked on a swim line with an outside brand.

Von Furstenberg told WWD she was happy to partner with Onia “and merge our heritage, iconic prints with a modern brand,” before noting that the collaboration will extend into cover-ups and beachwear “as we lead into the height of vacation season” in 2020.

The 2019 resort line features eight styles, which all feature DVF prints on Onia’s signature bikini and one-pieces – including the tie-front Madeline bandeau and the Avery triangle top – with prices ranging from $95 (£72) to $225 (£171).

The capsule collection will also showcase a teal and baby blue reimagining of the label’s classic leopard print, which debuted on the iconic wrap dress back in the early 1970s, along with the classic twigs and lips print, which was influenced by Andy Warhol.

Nathan Romano, co-founder of Onia, said the collaboration began when the brands “connected organically” on Instagram, and confirmed that the partnership will continue “through 2020.”

“It’s been an amazing experience working with Diane and working on in-line prints, alongside some of their archive prints,” he shared.

Onia’s previous collaborations have included capsule lines with We Wore What founder Danielle Bernstein, Theory, Mr Porter, and Every Mother Counts.

The DVF x Onia collection is available now.

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Billy Porter: ‘My red carpet style is unpredictable’

Billy Porter has described his red carpet style as “undefinable and unpredictable”.The Pose star is well known for his extravagant looks on the red carpet, with notable outfits including the Christian Siriano tuxedo ballgown he wore to the Academy Awar…

Billy Porter has described his red carpet style as “undefinable and unpredictable”.

The Pose star is well known for his extravagant looks on the red carpet, with notable outfits including the Christian Siriano tuxedo ballgown he wore to the Academy Awards earlier this year, and the Cleopatra-inspired sequinned jumpsuit with 10-foot wings he debuted at the 2019 Met Gala in May.

While Porter’s eye-catching and dramatic outfit choices for events are met with high praise, the 50-year-old has now revealed he doesn’t have one particular aesthetic.

“I’ve never really thought about defining it. I would say it’s undefinable,” he told WWD. “I don’t even know what it is sometimes. I’m putting one foot in front of the other and I am trying to be as true and as honest to what I feel I want to do at any given time, so unpredictable.”

Porter, who made history in September when he became the first openly gay black man to win an Emmy Award for lead actor in a drama series, went on to explain how he and his team start to create his looks by defining what the event is about.

“I’m a very story-oriented person coming from being an actor, so I always try to have a narrative for myself so that there is always a reason and there’s always a point. I want to be a walking piece of art – political art – whenever I can, any time I show up,” Porter shared.

Despite his opulent outfits now becoming infamous, the actor refuses to view himself as a fashion icon.

“I’m going to let other people call me a fashion icon at least for the next couple of years and then I’ll do it myself,” he quipped.

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Kesha pushes back launch of beauty brand

Kesha has delayed the launch of her Kesha Rose Beauty line.Earlier this month, the Tik Tok hitmaker announced she was gearing up to unveil the collection, with the line to feature a 12-shade eyeshadow palette, liquid eyeliner, lipstick, and lip gloss. …

Kesha has delayed the launch of her Kesha Rose Beauty line.

Earlier this month, the Tik Tok hitmaker announced she was gearing up to unveil the collection, with the line to feature a 12-shade eyeshadow palette, liquid eyeliner, lipstick, and lip gloss.

The products are all vegan-friendly and cruelty-free, with some taking their names from Kesha songs, such as the Raising Hell Red lip colour.

It had been slated to drop 3 December, but in a Twitter post on Wednesday, the singer regretfully informed fans the date was being pushed back, insisting the range would be available “as soon as humanly possible”.

“Animals!! I love u and I’m so so sorry buuuut looks like We have to push the date of the #kesharosebeauty launch,” she penned. “BUT We’re still rushing to get the collection in your hands **next week** tho (sic)!!!”

Kesha added: “We’ll announce our exact new launch date on Monday, but we promise it’s coming AS SOON AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE!!!!!! Love u (sic)!!!”

The 32-year-old, who is slated to release her fourth album High Road in January, wants customers to experiment with her cosmetics and use them to express their true selves rather than try to achieve a perfect look.

“My relationship to make-up is not purely to make me feel perfect or beautiful or filtered. It’s more to make me feel like my authentic insides are being shown on the outside,” the star told WWD. “Sometimes with beauty, it feels like the goal is perfection. With my line, that’s not the goal. My goal is happiness.”

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Ella Balinska forged ‘sisterhood’ with Charlie’s Angels co-stars Kristen Stewart and Naomi Scott

Ella Balinska forged a “sisterhood” with her Charlie’s Angels co-stars Kristen Stewart and Naomi Scott “onscreen and offscreen”.The 23-year-old plays crime-fighting private detective Jane Kano in Elizabeth Banks’ big screen reboot of the classi…

Ella Balinska forged a “sisterhood” with her Charlie’s Angels co-stars Kristen Stewart and Naomi Scott “onscreen and offscreen”.

The 23-year-old plays crime-fighting private detective Jane Kano in Elizabeth Banks’ big screen reboot of the classic 1970s spy show, and when filming began in Berlin, the trio immediately bonded over their stunt training.

“We did this weird, three-way, fight-plait thing. It was like a fight braid with our bodies. That’s as far as I’m going to explain it. It was a fight braid,” Ella laughed to WWD. “But it was just us making mistakes and failing and succeeding and that little activity was just a great way to bond. And then I think from that moment, all physical boundaries, anyway, were broken.”

The British actress also lived in the same area as both Kristen and Naomi while filming on location in the German capital and she describes their friendship “a sisterhood onscreen and offscreen.”

Elsewhere in the interview, she was full of praise for director Elizabeth, who also stars in the movie as one of the incarnations of Bosley.

“Elizabeth knows what she wants and she will get it. She’s an actor’s director. So you feel safe and you feel trusting,” she gushed. “There’s no insecurity as an actor, you’re never left thinking, ‘Is this the right thing?’ She’s so supportive; she’ll be cheering behind the monitors if she sees something that she likes.”

Ella was overjoyed when she eventually landed the role on stunt-heavy Charlie’s Angels as it gave her the opportunity to combine her two passions – acting and sports.

“When you do a lot of sport, you gain physical awareness, you know your strengths, you know your limits, you know how to push yourself in certain ways – even mental awareness. It’s a discipline. You wake up and you train,” she stated.

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Olivia Palermo uses friends and family as her muses

Olivia Palermo often sources design inspiration from her friends and family members.The socialite and influencer has previously collaborated on 10 fashion lines, including ones with the late Karl Lagerfeld, Banana Republic, and Aquazzura. Fresh from t…

Olivia Palermo often sources design inspiration from her friends and family members.

The socialite and influencer has previously collaborated on 10 fashion lines, including ones with the late Karl Lagerfeld, Banana Republic, and Aquazzura.

Fresh from the announcement that her debut solo line, the Olivia Palermo Collection, will launch in February, she opened up about her inspiration, and confessed she loves taking style tips from people while out and about.

“I get inspiration throughout my travels constantly,” Olivia told WWD, adding that she looks to her friends, family, and social media followers as muses. “I’m always inspired by women on the street worldwide, seeing women in fashion, not in fashion, how they put themselves together, how excited they are about their outfits.”

The former reality star will release her 52-piece eponymous collection, priced from $295 (£229) to $1,595 (£1,240), in drops every six to eight weeks, and teased the idea of using pop-up stores.

“I’m a big fan of pop-ups,” the 33-year-old explained. “It’s important to meet the men and women that want to shop the collection, wherever that is. I love meet-and-greets. You get to interact with your customer and get their feedback. We can also take that back internally.”

Olivia also revealed that she has been working on her fashion label for several years, taking the time to do meticulous research and build an in-house team from scratch.

“It was important to go through all the archives, figure out the materials we like and have a clear vision of what the collections are going to be. It’s tailored, polished, it’s very much my aesthetic,” she added of the line.

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Louis Vuitton heir Patrick-Louis Vuitton dies

Patrick-Louis Vuitton, the great-great-grandson of Louis Vuitton, has died at the age of 68.The sad news was announced via Instagram on Wednesday, with a representative for the French luxury fashion house sending their condolences to his family. “It i…

Patrick-Louis Vuitton, the great-great-grandson of Louis Vuitton, has died at the age of 68.

The sad news was announced via Instagram on Wednesday, with a representative for the French luxury fashion house sending their condolences to his family.

“It is with profound sadness that we share the news of the passing of Patrick-Louis Vuitton,” the post read. “All our thoughts go to his family, in particular, his sons Pierre-Louis and Benoit-Louis who work beside us, as well as his grandchildren.”

Patrick-Louis was part of the fifth generation of heirs to Louis Vuitton, and most recently served as head of the Special Orders department in Asnieres, northern France.

He joined the brand at the age of 22 and became the production manager of the luxury leather goods label in 1975. Patrick-Louis went on to open the second Louis Vuitton workshop in 1977 and was in charge of the luggage collection as well as special orders from 1986.

Michael Burke, chairman and chief executive officer of Louis Vuitton, also paid tribute to the skilled craftsman.

“Patrick-Louis possessed an avant-garde and modern spirit, along with a ‘strong-tempered personality from the Jura’, a reference he often enjoyed using to describe himself. He always knew how to nourish the House’s heritage and to give vision for the future,” Burke said in a statement. “‘Savoir-faire can only exist if it is transmitted…’ was one of his favourite expressions. Patrick-Louis will be heavily missed, especially at Asnieres, in the Special Orders workshop, where the emotions of the teams who worked side-by-side with him are deeply felt.”

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