Curvy models are making the switch from Instagram sensations to actual catwalk queens — a sign that the luxury industry is finally taking on body positivity?
Before stepping up on the @Fendi catwalk on Thursday, Paloma Elsesser was hardly a unknown figure: the American model features regularly in Glossier campaigns and is a face of Fenty Beauty.
But walking for an LVMH-owned luxury house is another thing. While most Millennial-savvy, digital native brands have embraced diversity from their very inception, getting better representation of all body sizes is a relatively new phenomenon for the higher spheres of fashion — especially the European ones.
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@Beyonce performed an emotional tribute at the Kobe Bryant memorial.
The singer started off the memorial service held Monday with a rendition of her hit songs “XO” and “Halo,” which she performed alongside a choir dressed in white.
“I’m here because I love Kobe and this was one of his favorite songs,” she said. “So I want to start that over, but I want us to do it all together and I want you to sing it so loud they hear your love.”
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How will Prada's powerful messaging change after the news that Raf Simons is joining Miuccia Prada as an equal creative partner?
The entire industry will be rapt to see how this remarkable creative partnership unfolds, starting with the designers’ first joint-effort collection, for spring 2021.
In this case, two major, world-renowned creatives with bold, long-established aesthetics and healthy egos are partnering up to create a single, unified vision for one of the most storied names in fashion, “with equal responsibilities for creative input and decision-making.” One’s an owner, one’s not. How will they gel? Will their working method be clinical or organic? Who comes up with the initial brief?
Can the collaborative process possibly be as simple as Simons described during the Sunday press conference at which the news was revealed? “There’s more strength when two creatives believe in it, two creatives love it. It has more strength than when one believes in it. It’s as simple as that. When we both believe in it, we’re going to do it. When one of us doesn’t believe in it, we won’t do it,” he said.
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To mark Paris Fashion Week, @off____white is staging a series of special events, including a jewelry and eyewear pop-up store.
Off-White will also be part of the “Colette, Mon Amour” temporary souvenir store opening at the Maison Kitsuné store off Rue de Rivoli to coincide with the release of the documentary of the same name. Open from Feb. 24 to March 4, the pop-up will carry a special Off-White bag and sunglasses, available in a limited edition of 20.
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@Dior has partnered with the @museelouvre to restore Tuileries Garden.
The French fashion house has signed a five-year partnership to restore the park in Paris, where it will show its fall collection.
Created by Catherine de’ Medici in 1564, the Tuileries garden was famous for hosting lavish royal parties. It was redesigned by famed landscape architect André Le Nôtre under King Louis XIV, who later opened it to the public. After the French Revolution, it became a public park that now welcomes 14 million visitors a year.
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