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Supermodels MATE For Life, And More Of The Day’s Top Stories


Top models Karlie Kloss, Lily Donaldson, Constance Jablonski, Isabeli Fontana, Izabel Goulart, and Edita Vilkeviciute were among the guests who flocked to Peru to celebrate the opening of Mario Testino’s Asociación Mario Testino—a.k.a. MATE—a non-profit organization promoting Peruvian art. While Testino’s work will be on permanent display, an inaugural exhibition will open to the public on July 17. [MATE]

When supermodel Doutzen Kroes saw the recent cover of Vogue China, she was surprised at what she saw. The magazine had photoshopped her image so that she looked as though she only had one leg. “I think photoshopping is OK until something like that happens,” she said. “You don’t want to lose one of your limbs.” Agreed. [Page Six]

Raf Simons’ Couture debut at Christian Dior had everybody talking. The floral arrangements were just as head-turning as the clothes. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the million-flower setup of peonies, goldenrod, dahlias, and more, which were cut and arranged to decorate five salons. [Telegraph]

The men of Brazil are in for a treat. Gucci is opening a men’s store in São Paulo on July 21. The 3,600-square-foot shop will be Gucci’s sixth men’s-only outpost and will include a full range of menswear, accessories, and luggage, as well as a made-to-measure tailoring program. [WWD]

Taylor Swift just gave Lady Gaga a run for her money—literally. The country pop singer has taken reign as the highest-earning star under 30 years old, taking in an impressive $57 million. Gaga’s earnings dropped from $90 million to $52 million (still not too shabby), landing her the fourth spot on the list, along with Adele, Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Kristen Stewart. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Courtesy of MATE

Fontana On Her Faith: “Rock ‘n’ Roll Meets Sophia Loren”


“I feel like a grandmother of the models right now because they are all so young,” 28-year-old model Isabeli Fontana (pictured) told last night. “I am not that young anymore and I have two kids, and I want to spread wings and try something new.”

Not to worry, the Pirelli calendar girl is not calling it quits on modeling just yet, but last night it was one of her new endeavors, a capsule collection she designed for French brand Faith Connexion (the label collaborated with Annabelle Dexter-Jones back in February), that she was celebrating at Cipriani Downtown. Of the collection, due out in November, the Brazilian stunner (who has been a muse to the label for several years) told, “I love rock ‘n’ roll style, but cool, not too punk. So, I mixed a little of my style with Sophia Loren and the result is a collection of subtle, sensual pieces in beachy colors.” She added, “It’s summer, so it can’t be too much rock ‘n’ roll, but I still had to put some leather in there.” (As a testament to her leather love, she was wearing ample doses of it last night.) It’s not, however, her first turn as a designer. “I have done something for the Brazilian label C&A. I also did a kids’ collection in Brazil because there aren’t enough cool clothes for kids (I don’t like cutesy stuff), and my fiancé has a charity and he wants me to be an ambassador for that—I am doing T-shirts to help the charity and a sexy little bikini line,” she said, in between greeting the likes of Harvey Weinstein, Constance Jablonski, and Mario Testino.

For those out of the loop, her fiancé is Rohan Marley (son of the late reggae legend Bob Marley), who was standing nearby. Of the wedding, which is taking place in the birthplace of the Rastafarian movement (Ethiopia), she said, “He wants to get married there—it’s a way of life, it’s about taking care of your body, your soul, your experience.” More importantly, of her dress, she revealed, “I talked to Dolce about it already and they are going to do my dress, inspired by Sophia Loren, of course.”

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Mrs. Marley, We Presume? And More Of The Day’s Top Stories


It’s wedding bells for Brazilian supe Isabeli Fontana. The model is engaged to Rohan Marley, one of late reggae legend Bob Marley’s 11 kids. Fontana and her fiancé don’t have a date yet, but they are reportedly planning to tie the knot in the birthplace of the Rastafarian movement: Ethiopia. [Vogue U.K.]

In other Brazilian bombshell news, Gisele Bündchen is already back on a Paris Vogue cover. She was Emmanuelle Alt’s first cover girl when Alt took the reigns of the mag with the April issue, and now, a little over a year later, she’s back and (barely) bikini-clad. [Huff Po]

Sir Paul Smith is set to build an empire in China. The Brit designer has just announced his first Shanghai store (opening in December), with 24 shops in China to follow over the next five years. He’s already huge in Japan: There are over 200 Smith stores there. [Telegraph]

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations have turned into a full-fledged designer affair. The likes of Vivienne Westwood, watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Harrods have already created special collections in honor of the big event, and now Nicholas Kirkwood has unveiled his limited-edition, Swarovski-encrusted pump for the occasion. []




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Fendi Gets Abbreviated


The Fendi O’ party has become such a fashion week staple—usually with a surprise performance—that when the label hadn’t planned anything for this Paris Fall season, it was disappointment all around. Enter last night’s little get-together, called F’, at Le Montana. It may have been a Lagerfeld-free affair, but that didn’t seem to bother the mix of models and curiously cute French boys dancing in the smoky, sweaty, and packed-like-sardines basement of the club. Alexa Chung was on the tables, and mixing it up on the dance floor last night were Jefferson Hack, Anouck Lepère (dancing separately, gossipers), Isabeli Fontana and Eniko Mihalik (left), and Alexia Niedzielski.

Jessica Stam and her stylist J. Logan Horne took care of the live-music element themselves, having just come from seeing Katy Perry play at The Senate—just part of a pretty enviable-sounding day that included lunch at Ralph’s and a visit with Azzedine Alaïa between fittings. “We always visit him when we come to Paris,” said Stam. “He’s one of the reasons I’m still modeling.”

On a night of many parties, this was just a stop for many. Alexander Wang and his friend-slash-interiors-guru Ryan Korban—in Paris hunting for a showroom space that Wang hopes to have open by Resort season in May—arrived after Alice Dellal’s live performance-cum-soirée had died down. “It’s another reason to come to Paris,” Wang explained. “Though I will never have enough reasons to come to Paris.” And then it was on to the next party. “Are you going to Stella?” he asked.

Photo: Courtesy of Fendi

It’s A Family Affair


Is there room for two photographers in one family? If that family is the Demarchelier one, well, sure. Victor D.—Patrick’s son—has been quietly racking up credits (and a show, back in March, at New York’s Clic Gallery) for a few years now, but his latest project sounds like it could be a game-changer: a collaborative shoot with his father. Both Demarcheliers are working on the November issue of Vogue Brasil, which is traditionally devoted to Rio. Sources say Victor flew down to shoot two editorials in the Brazilian city recently, and is now back in New York shooting a third editorial and the cover in the company of his father, styled by Vogue Brasil fashion director Giovanni Frasson and starring the very lovely Isabeli Fontana (pictured, on set). It will be the first published collaboration between the two—occasion enough for Fontana to fly out a little late to the Paris shows.