Prabal Gurung's spring 2019 show during New York Fashion Week on Sunday night was a showcase of global fashion diversity.
Joan Smalls opens up about her new Smart & Sexy swimwear line, the importance of inclusivity, and making her first foray into film.
Thursday marked the launch of Hanes x Karla, a fashion collaboration with the brand and Justin Bieber's stylist — and Bieber is the tee line's inspiration.
Global superstars been spotted on red carpets at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival — and naturally some of the most well-known models are there to party it up as well. Many of the standout pieces are worn by Victoria’s Secret models. Attendees are sporting everything from see-through gowns — like Bella Hadid did on Thursday night — to exquisite lace creations. Check out what the most in-demand models are wearing at the star-studded film festival.
Bella Hadid, second in line, walks the runway during the Lanvin show during Paris Fashion Week on March 1. During Paris Fashion Week, design house Lanvin presented its fall/winter 2017 collection, featuring delicate silks evoking “ballerina black tie,” according to New York Times fashion director Vanessa Friedman. But praise for the collection was clouded in criticism — not of the clothing, but of who wore it. Amid harsh criticism by veteran casting director James Scully, who accused Lanvin‘s team of excluding diverse models, the house presented a collection in which four of 44 models were nonwhite, among them Yue Han, Luping Wang, Joan Smalls, and Alicia Burke.
Are fashion week runways really becoming more diverse? Despite a Feb. 23 report showing that diversity at New York Fashion Week has been on the rise in recent years, that doesn’t mean it’s even close to where it should be. Neal Farinah, Beyoncé’s go-to hairstylist, isn’t at all impressed with how far the fashion industry has come.
Photo: @issalien/Instagram Fashion’s Favorite Bad Girls: Issa Lish, Leona “Binx” Walton, and Lexi Boling These alternative cool chicks are editorial gold due to their otherworldly looks and rebellious attitudes. Just ask photographer Steven Meisel, who last year shot a horror story spread with Mexican-Japanese stunner Issa Lish for Vogue Italia.
Joan Smalls might not be the only person who’s licked Beyonce, but she’s the first to lick and tell. The supermodel was lucky enough to play backup dancer to Queen Bey in the super sexy video for Yonce—her self-titled surprise album— and in this episode of I Yahoo’d Myself she has one word for it: “Heaven.” The 27-year-old powerhouse has turned heads on countless runways (with and without her Victoria’s Secret wings), topped Forbes’ highest paid model list, landed glossy covers like Vogue, Elle, and Vanity Fair and collaborated with True Religion jeans on two consecutive capsule collections. “So it was a little bit of bullying, but at the same time it gave me thick skin and a good sense of humor.” As the official prankster of the Victoria’s Secret crew, Smalls says, “ I hide from them, scare them and record it.
Photo: Mario Sorrenti Kim and Kanye famously fronted Balmain’s fall campaign last season, a high fashion reward for turning Olivier Rousteing into a household name. Starting with a determination to once again focus on the beauty of an intimate connection, my team and I quickly concluded that a celebration of the unique and unconditional love of siblings is a natural progression from the spirit of last season.” Joan and Erika Smalls for Balmain. Photo: Mario Sorrenti Three sets of sisters make for six faces of Balmain’s ‘70s-inspired spring collection: Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid, and Joan and Erika Smalls. The first two look like they might make out, the last two will make you wonder why Erika hasn’t followed in her sister’s footsteps sooner. Bella and Gigi Hadid for Balmain.
Wearing massive fur coats and tribal patterned apparel, the three top models are the faces of DSqaured2’s Fall/Winter 2015 campaign shot by photography duo Mert and Marcus.
Joan Smalls on a flight still rocking Givenchy kiss curls. Photo: @joansmalls/Instagram With just enough time to take off the peacock print runway clothes, change into jeans and a sweatshirt, and remove her face jewelry, Joan Smalls jetted off to New York. With kiss curls still in tact, she posted an image of herself on Instagram in a private plane just hours after walking in the Givenchy Paris Fashion Week show. Although she looked fresh-faced with flawless makeup and hair still professionally done, her pose and expression said it all: the jet-set life of a supermodel isn’t as glamorous as its made out to be.