Rihanna is not safe for children—at least that’s what the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority thinks. The CFDA fashion icon’s campaign for Rogue, her latest fragrance, where she’s depicted propped up against the champagne-colored bottle wearing only underwear and high heels, has been deemed “sexually suggestive” and, reports WWD, should only “appear with placement restriction.” In other words, bad girl RiRi won’t be making appearances in the general vicinity of a playground anytime soon. This isn’t the first time her ads have sparked controversy—in the Middle East, the boundary-pushing star’s sternum-baring pink satin robe in the image for Reb’l Fleur was photoshopped closed for Kuwaiti newspapers. But in Rihanna’s defense, isn’t being “sexually suggestive” a prerequisite for any perfume ad? Recalling scents that aren’t fronted by a half-naked female poses a significant challenge. Somehow, I just can’t imagine a woman who hit the red carpet recently wearing nothing but fishnet and Swarovski crystals hawking her eau in a turtleneck.
Joining the ranks of Catherine Deneuve, Carole Bouquet, Nicole Kidman, Audrey Tautou, Brad Pitt, and Marilyn Monroe is Gisele Bündchen, who was named the newest face of Chanel No. 5. The Brazilian beauty already fronted the storied house’s Les Beiges collection, but in a campaign lensed by director Baz Luhrmann dropping at the end of the year, Bündchen will become the new gold standard of the classic French fragrance.
It’s official: John Galliano will serve as Russian perfumery chain L’Etoile’s creative director. After a stint at Oscar de la Renta, the designer found a permanent place at the beauty brand and, according to WWD, is rumored to be working on its “signature cosmetics line.” What should we expect from the man who often made fashion magic at Dior? Perhaps a newspaper-print compact or a scent as bold and grandiose as one of his gowns? While the fruits of Galliano’s labor remain to be seen, we’re certain there will be no shortage of imagination involved.
Charlotte Casiraghi, fifth in line to the throne of Monaco and granddaughter to Grace Kelly, may not wear the crown of the sovereign city-state (yet), but Gucci has a prime role for the equestrian-loving princess in the meantime: She will serve as the face for the house’s highly anticipated cosmetics range due out in September, reports WWD. It’s not Casiraghi’s first gig with the Italian label, as she previously joined forces with creative director Frida Giannini to develop a riding collection exclusively for her horseback-riding endeavors and fronted its Forever Now campaign, where she posed with well-groomed ponies and glossy golden retrievers. Here’s hoping the royal shares the spotlight with more baby animals in the brand’s new beauty ads.
Today marks the beginning of i-D‘s first online beauty week, and here to help celebrate are twenty-six of the catwalk’s current supers—ranging from Lindsey Wixson to Binx Walton. These top models run through the ABC’s according to the fashion glossy in this video directed by Daniel Sannwald and newly appointed beauty editor and makeup artist, Isamaya Ffrench. Talk about hot for teacher…