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11 Apr

CRYSTYLE BALL: ’90s/’00s Victoria Beckham predicts Fashion’s Future

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The ultimate style icon Victoria Beckham released her first affordable collection with Target yesterday: a sign of a designer's demand and ubiquity, Beckham has come a long way from girl band hopeful to fashion titan. And although the World Wide Web loves to pick apart those images and videos of her from the '90s and '00s where she's running around being fashionably questionable, perhaps we have all missed her ultimate trick. When put in context of the time, VB was in fact constantly ahead of the trend. So ahead, in fact, that we decided to dig through the Vicky-archives to expose some of her most influential looks from the era when the height of style was an Herve Leger dress and...
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4 Apr

Kate Spade’s Spring Home Collection Is Here—and We Want Everything

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If you loved Kate Spade New York's first furniture collection back in 2015, get ready for even more dapperly designed greatness. Today, everyone's favorite preppy brand launches 40 new items for its spring collection, extending its furniture, lighting, rugs, and accessories with fun and tailored AF items that scream spring, while keeping the sophisticated bubbly style synonymous with the rest of the line. Each item takes inspiration from one of three different types of New York women—the creative and cultural magpie (seen in mid-century inspired pieces), the pop art aficionado (statement-making black and white standbys), and the modern jazz maven (who loves jewel tones and bold color combos). The breadth of the additions spans your whole home, so whether you're looking...
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27 Mar

Fashion’s Most Powerful Models Signed This Photography Book

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Writer Christopher Niquet started collecting models’ autographs after running into Peggy Moffitt at a party in L.A. one night. He was working with Karl Lagerfeld as a stylist at the time, and he never asked for autographs. But when he saw Moffitt, he couldn’t help it. Niquet has now spent years collecting signed photographs from the fashion industry’s most influential models, including Cindy Crawford, China Machado, and Pat Cleveland. His new book Models Matter, out April 25 from Damiani, showcases the collection and features an introduction by photographer Steven Meisel. The tome juxtaposes the photos with stories from fashion insiders, who each explain why a certain image resonates with them. For one photo of Alek Wek, Niquet turned to Lupita Nyong’o....
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15 Mar

Chrissy Metz: Hollywood’s New Pin-up Girl

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"I used to be Kate," admits Chrissy Metz, referring to her wounded but determined character on the break-out NBC family drama, This Is Us. There's a hint of relief in her voice when she adds, "but now, I'm so far removed from that." Sitting in a makeup chair at her BAZAAR.com photo shoot, Metz is early-morning vamping for her pin-up-inspired portraits. Every time the hairstylist brings over a hairpiece—a set of Betty Page bangs, a swirl of jet-black pin curls—Metz's cat-green eyes fire up; the middle child who loved to entertain her hard-working mom comes out to play. She giggles, pouting her lips duck-style for full goofball glamour. "God, I would've died for these bangs in high school," she says...
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10 Feb

How Models Like Ashley Graham and Gigi Hadid Are Democratizing Fashion

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In a climate of immigration bans and building walls, the biggest names in 2017 make the case that there isn’t just one type of American girl—nor has there ever been. What is a woman supposed to look like? Agnolo Firenzuola was certain he knew. In his influential 1548 treatise A Dialogue on the Beauty of Women, Firenzuola detailed the female ideal, specifying, for instance, the correct distance between the tip of the nose and the bow of the lip. “The true and right color for hair,” he wrote, “is a fair yellow.” As for ears, “a middle size is to be desired, with the shell finely turned.” Firenzuola’s wonkish beauty decrees read as comical now. And yet: Has there ever been an...
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10 Feb

Rihanna Takes Flight

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PLANE CLOTHES

In an essay for Bazaar first published in 1929, Amelia Earhart explains how to fly fashionably.

Reprinted with permission of CMG clearances/Mariano Vivanco
Reprinted with permission of CMG clearances/Mariano Vivanco

Photograph and excerpt from 'Plane Clothes,' by Amelia EarHart, 1929. Reprinted with permission of CMG clearances; On Rihanna: Tod's coat, $6,200, 212-644-5945; Emporio Armani boots, $695, 646-613- 8099; Jaeger-LeCoultre watch, $42,600, 646-828-4328.

What does the woman aviator wear? This question is asked me as often as any other connected with aviation. Ten years ago I could have described a flying costume. It would have consisted of helmet, goggles, leather jacket, breeches, and some sort of high boots. There were no traditions but those of wartime flying to follow, and both men and women adopted or modified it to suit commercial...
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20 Jan

Fashion Editorial: Once In A Blue Moon

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Photographer: Jana Clevé
Stylist: Jasmin Meyer-Jürshof
Hair and makeup: Anne Timper
Model: IA @Models 1
Photographer’s assistant: Alena Schmick

Left: top by Sample-cm, trousers by Atelier Na, coat by Stutterheim, shoes by William Fan. Right: top by Cheap Monday, coat by Vladimir Karaleev, trousers and earring by William Fan.
Left: top by Sample-cm, trousers by Atelier Na, coat by Stutterheim, shoes by William Fan. Right: top by Cheap Monday, coat by Vladimir Karaleev, trousers and earring by William Fan.
Left: Coat by Isabel Vollrath. Right: coat by William Fan, shirt by Kiomi, trousers by Nobi Talai.
Left: Coat by Isabel Vollrath. Right: coat by William Fan, shirt by Kiomi, trousers by Nobi Talai.
Left: jacket by Isabel Vollrath, trousers by Vladimir Karaleev. Right: trousers by William Fan.
Left: jacket by Isabel Vollrath, trousers by Vladimir Karaleev. Right: trousers by William Fan.
Left: top by William Fan. Right: coat by William Fan, shirt by Kiomi, trousers by Nobi Talai.
Left: top by William Fan. Right: coat by William Fan, shirt by Kiomi, trousers by Nobi Talai.

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18 Jan

Where Ancient Artefacts Meet 1980s Beauty Magazines

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London-based artist James Springall’s new collage series, The Ancient Art of Beauty, combines two periods of time which are as different as they are compelling. Spreads from 1980s beauty magazines form the background of these pieces, boasting strong poses, glossy golden skin, voluminous hair and plenty of eyeshadow – but pasted over them, fragments of ancient sculptures, accessories, totems and figures sit at perfect junctures, creating collages that are hilarious and poignant in equal abundance. The idea stems from extensive literary research, Springall writes: “I found some incredible old books: one on the birth of Greek art, one on Etruscan and early Roman art, and another on the art of the Steppes. Some time later I picked up another book that’s essentially a guide to being beautiful....
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11 Jan

Craig Green’s “Real Men”

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It’s difficult to imagine London’s menswear scene without Craig Green; in just a few short years, the designer's eponymous label has emerged as one of the most interesting menswear brands around, and his recent crowning as British menswear designer of the year at The Fashion Awards (as well as taking home last year's BFC/GQ Menswear Fund Prize) proves just how widely his renown has spread. And, for Green, it seems that things can only get better. As part of his A/W17 offering, he is launching a core collection of basics that will appear in shops (especially Bergdorf Goodman and Mr Porter) in April – and it’s a refined collection of wardrobe staples imagined by one of the most inventive designers out there....
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14 Dec

Who Is The Real Paris Hilton?

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Perched in a makeup chair wearing her signature Juicy Couture tracksuit in cherry red, Paris Hilton is flicking through Success magazine—'Build Your Empire,' reads a cover line—with a pile of old Forbescopies stacked next to her. She carefully peels two hydrating under-eye masks from her face, picks up a book titled 100 Things Successful People Do, and grabs a pink highlighter from her handbag. She flashes the book's cover at someone from her content strategy team, who snaps a photo for Instagram. "Did you get a good one?" she asks, smiling.

Marc Jacobs dress, $1,800, netaporter.com
Marc Jacobs dress, $1,800, netaporter.com
It's an expertly-crafted image, one the 35-year-old has been finessing over the last couple of years after a stint in Switzerland with her Zurich-based millionaire ex-boyfriend,...
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