In recent years, celebrities such as actress Natalie Portman and designer Stella McCartney have helped vegetarianism to rise above its associations with ugly sandals and a complete lack of humor. In Milan, where I’ve lived for five years, McCartney’s Falabella bags—100 percent polyester—are as common a sight as skinny jeans and nerd glasses. Sensing a marketing opportunity, many fashion and beauty companies have begun touting their green credentials.
Understanding beauty product packaging has posed a challenge for consumers: Which products have truly not been tested on animals? How can the caring consumer pick her lipstick? I decided to visit two major Italian retailers—the new department store Excelsior, owned by Gruppo Coin, and the historic beauty emporium Mazzolari—to find out.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)