No tweed for this gal. The duchess went edgy in a form-fitting Hugo Boss leather skirt for her first official joint trip to Sussex with Prince Harry.
Cate Blanchett wore edgy Louis Vuitton to the 2016 Tony Awards and flowery blue Giorgio Armani Privé to the 2016 Oscars. Suffice to say that she takes her style, if not herself, seriously.
Now that Paris Haute Couture week is coming to a close — you’ve already seen Lily Rose Depp transformed into a child bride at Chanel’s Spring 2017 Haute Couture show and the uncanny “Beauty and the Beast”-inspired gown at Giambattista Valli — it’s time for a retrospective on all of the gorgeous accessories.
Shot on the beaches of Sardinia, the campaign sees the 28-year-old dreamboat splish-splashin’ around while naked, and working out while half-naked. Boselli also appears in the new Moschino campaign and some VERY revealing underwear ads, and is the host of a travel series on MTV Australia called MTV Trippers — so you could say the guy’s doing pretty well for himself.
Giorgio Armani will stop using fur in all his products since technological progress means there is no longer any justification for cruelty to animals, tfrhe renowned Italian fashion designer said on Tuesday. Starting with the fall-winter 2016 season, there will be no fur in any collections produced by the entire Armani Group, which includes catwalk labels Giorgio Armani and Emporio Armani, AJ Armani Jeans and homeware brand Armani Casa. Joh Vinding, chairman of the Fur Free Alliance, said the announcement by a man who has set clothing trends for decades was proof that “compassion and innovation are the future of fashion.” British designer Stella McCartney has long followed a “vegetarian” philosophy, shunning fur, leather and feathers.
The Spring/Summer 2016 Haute Couture shows just wrapped in Paris, and as per usual, it was quite a season to behold. It is not uncommon for one of these exquisite custom pieces to take up to 200 hours to make and require the help of 50 “hands.” It is no wonder then these couture confections are already being called in by stylists whose clients are attending the upcoming Oscars and Grammy Awards.
With this week’s New York premiere of their forthcoming film Carol, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara continue to bless the red carpet with some of the most fashion-forward celeb looks we’ve seen. With Blanchett’s space-print Giles gown and Mara’s ethereal Rochas dress, they were Cannes’ best-dressed duo. They worked a clever, opposites-attract look at the film’s London premiere, and they’ve pretty much proven their fashion-boss status at every turn by showing up at events in coveted couture gowns, and fresh-off-the-runway, next-season designer dresses. Click ahead to see what fashion A-game looks like.
Photography by Jerome Corpuz Styling by Jaime Kay Waxman Hair by Neil Grupp Makeup by Georgi Sandev Model Sojourner Morrell at Wilhelmina Models Production by Fred Fantun Special Thanks to the Moroccan National Tourist Office After years of minimalism, more was suddenly more when it came to the Fall collections. Brands like Marc Jacobs, Gucci, and even Céline showed romantic, lush, overwhelmingly rich clothes. There was brocade, embroidery, fur, ruffles, sequins. Long gowns, billowing pants, silk pajama suits, and full sleeves celebrated the drama of fashion, the pure joy of an aspirational runway.
A pastry and coffee at Caffe Cova in Milan. A fashion editor friend recently said to me, “I don’t know what I love more, food or clothes.” A few years ago, those words would have proved blasphemous in the “You can never be too thin or too rich” world of fashion.
New York has Ralph Lauren, Paris has Chanel, London has Burberry. Here in Milan, the flagship show is Giorgio Armani—has always been, will always be. Armani’s such a pillar in Milanese fashion that the organizers purposefully schedule his show for the last day of fashion week, so the editors won’t leave before the small shows are over. “Finally, you’re in for a proper Milanese fashion show,” my fellow editor told me as we settled into the plush theatre-style seats.
A Yahoo Style mockup of the campaign. Calvin Klein might have Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner, but it sounds like Armani’s on a mission to join in the millennial madness. Rumor has it the Italian brand is hoping their current campaign star, DJ Calvin Harris, will bring his mega-star girlfriend Taylor Swift to his next shoot—and not just to watch. According to the Daily Star, the couple have been offered $10 million to pose together, in their skivvies. “Taylor and Calvin are the hottest thing on the planet right now. Calvin’s adverts have done really well and helped the brand reach a different audience,” a source said. “The Taylor offer is initially around the $10 million mark, but that sum could then triple with global promotion if the campaign is successful.” Armani reportedly wants to emulate the 2009 success of David and Victoria Beckham’s campaign.
Kim Kardashian. Photo: Getty Images Stop the presses: Let it be known that Kim Kardashian’s favorite foundation has been discontinued ! [Insert emoji sad face here.] For Kardashian, who’s shared that her father, Robert Kardashian, bought her makeup lessons at 14-years-old and said, “I’ve worn…foundation ever since ,” such a situation is quite the travesty.
When you build a legacy as vast and great as Giorgio Armani, of course the world will come to your doorstep for your grand 40th anniversary fete. Long time Armani loyalist Janet Jackson, who hasn't been to a public function in over two years, attended the affair on the arm of her rarely seen husband, Wissam Al Mana. The evening consisted of the celebration of the new Armani/Silos exhibition space and a fashion show for 500 that featured pieces from the Giorgio Armani Priv? collection.
Iconic Italian designer Giorgio Armani, who caters to such A-list celebrity clients as Cate Blanchett, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jessica Chastain, George Clooney, Naomi Watts, and more, recently made some remarkably questionable comments about the way gay men choose to dress themselves. Speaking to The Sunday Times Magazine (via The Independent), Armani discussed his distaste for men who “exhibit” their homosexuality sartorially (as he sees it, anyway). The weirdness only grows when you consider that Armani is a prominent member of the fashion community, which is generally considered to be super welcoming to and accepting of others, regardless of their sexual preference.
Photo: Arief Azli/Facebook As if it’s not already hard enough to pay attention in math class… A University of London student recently discovered that his lecturer, Pietro Boselli, was also discovered by Giorgio Armani. Boselli, who has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering with a focus on the computational design of steam turbines, is represented by Models1 London. Along with delivering stimulating explanations of the way things work, Boselli spends time training, hiking, biking, and competing in fitness competitions, regularly posting shirtless selfies on his Instagram page (he has about 174,000 followers). Photo: pietroboselli/Instagram Boselli’s double life has shocked his students (and made many more college kids consider transferring and/or changing majors), but he’s not the only one disproving the stereotype that models are nothing more than living clothes hangers. Karlie Kloss recently admitted she’s cutting back on job commitments, more specifically severing her contract with Victoria’s Secret to make time to attend NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study.
This year marks the fortieth anniversary of Giorgio Armani, and to commemorate the occasion, they are launching #Atribute, a campaign that lets the public learn about the people, themes, and things that have become an essential part of the brand throughout the years. In addition, they are launching a website, at Armani.com/Atribute, that will focus on the 40 most important themes for the brand, which will reinforce the timeless vision that has characterized Giorgio Armani himself, since the company was first founded in 1975.
Madonna’s Cape Causes a Catastrophic Onstage Spill At the BRIT Awards performing her single “Living For Love,” Madonna looked fierce. The minotaurs immediately rushed to her side to see if she needed any help after spilling down the stairs, but at 56, Madge is a consummate professional and knows the show must go on. After the cape caused the catastrophic collapse, she ripped it off to reveal the rest of her outfit. Wearing a matador jacket by Nicolas Jebran, red cropped pants with suspenders, and white button-down shirt with black tie, she continued her performance and finished it up without the outer layer.
George Clooney wears his wedding tux, by Armani, to the 2015 Golden Globes. Photo: Getty Images It’s usually the girls who get outted for recycling outfits for high-profile events (Kate Middleton , Keira Knightley , and Michelle Obama come to mind). But at the 2015 Golden Globes, it was none other than Mr. Amal Alamuddin, aka George Clooney , who rummaged in his own closet to find an appropriate outfit in which to accept his Cecil B.
Photography by Peter Hapak Styling by Dora Fung "I wanted to play Dick Cheney," explains the actress Jessica Chastain. In it, Chastain plays Anna, the daughter of a small time mobster who is married to Abel, played by Oscar Isaac, a successful Hispanic immigrant who is trying to run her father's fuel company but also stay above the fray. Isaac evokes Al Pacino's iconic Michael Corleone in The Godfather, with his soulful eyes and his push-pull struggle to do the right thing. She knows she's cooking the books." Watching The Godfather for inspiration would be too obvious for Chastain, who is known for her immersive approach to researching roles.
There aren’t really a lot of fashion rules left to break. No white after labor day has been replaced by winter whites, mixing black and navy is the most sophisticated way to wear neutrals, and the sock and sandal combo—previously associated with cheesy tourists in tropical destinations—was all over the runways this season. With the recent flood of of redheaded celebrities in Hollywood, it’s time to throw another rule out the window: redheads most certainly can—and should—wear red. Actress Jessica Chastain, wore a simple, long, crimson red Giorgio Armani gown for the premiere of her new film A Most Violent Year on Sunday night in New York City.
By Lindsy Van Gelder and Alexandra Owens Perfumer: Francis Kurkdjian of Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Creations: A line of perfumes for his namesake Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris collection, including the Best of Beauty–winning Amyris Femme and Aqua Universalis Forte, as well as scents for other fragrances houses (Dior Eau Noire, Giorgio Armani Armani Mania,and Narciso Rodriguez for Her, to name a few). He also designs one-of-a-kind fragrances from scratch to complement a client’s tastes and personality. Inspiration: ”When I interview a client, I never ask about age, what kind of work she does, or if she’s married. Because that perfume taste…yecccchh.” Perfumers: Fabrice Penot and Eddie Roschi of Le Labo in New York City At their Nolita boutique, they mix the essential oils with the alcohol in front of the client and then stamp her name and the date on the label.
The release of American Gigolo in 1980 cemented Richard Gere’s sex appeal, no doubt aided by the Giorgio Armani clothes that his character wore throughout. For A Most Violent Year, Academy Award nominee J.C. Chandor’s newest film, out on December 31st, Giorgio Armani is once again bringing his magic touch to the big screen, providing the key looks for Jessica Chastain’s character Anna. Walicka-Maimone worked with the Armani team to create a custom wardrobe for Chastain’s character, along with original pieces from their vintage archive.
Courtesy Armani While he is well known for his fashion empire, did you know that Giorgio Armani also has a storied cinematic history? He has created costumes for more than one hundred films, starting with Richard Gere in American Gigolo as well as Jodie Foster in Elysium, Leonardo DiCaprio in Wolf of Wall Street, the list goes on and on. Fans of the designer are in for a special treat with his next endeavor, the J.C. Chandor-directed A Most Violent Year. Set in 1981 at the height of New York City’s crime wave, the film stars Jessica Chastain as a forlorn wife whose husband’s (played by the amazing Oscar Isaac) nefarious activities land him in hot water with the feds. She completes the look with a long blonde bob (inspired by Michelle Pfieffer in Scarface, perhaps?), a classic red lip, and long press-on nails. Related: Giorgio Armani’s Hollywood Bash in Toronto “This wonderful film project had great appeal to me because it is set in a time frame when women’s clothing was being revolutionized,” Armani said in a statement.