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April 18 2014

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Exclusive: Keeping Up With CR

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CR Fashion Book

Fun fact: Carine Roitfeld’s favorite fairy tale is E.T. “It’s not a traditional fairy tale, but I love E.T. because it combines science fiction and fantasy with a touch of sadness. All of the best fairy tales have that—something dark with something light,” the editor told Style.com. Why on earth would we be speaking with Mlle. Roitfeld about extraterrestrial eighties flicks, you ask? Because “fairy tales” happens to be the concept behind the latest edition of CR Fashion Book, which hits newsstands on February 25.

Considering Roitfeld has facilitated a few fashion Cinderella stories since launching her zine in 2012, “fairy tales” seems a fitting theme for issue four. The editor’s choice to put Kim Kardashian on the cover of issue three helped convince the industry’s elite to (kind of) embrace the reality-TV star. And Kate Upton’s issue one cover made readers recognize that she could be an all-American bombshell and a high-fashion model, too. (For the record, a Brigitte Niedermair pointe shoe and Ukrainian ballet dancer Sergei Polunin covered issue two, but that’s not terribly pertinent here.) Roitfeld’s latest princess-in-the-making? Nineteen-year-old Gigi Hadid, whose Bruce Weber-lensed cover (right) debut exclusively here, alongside a second E.T. themed cover featuring Lindsey Wixson, shot by Sebastian Faena (left). “Gigi is next in the line of athletic, voluptuous babes who transition to high-fashion success,” said CR Fashion Book design director Stephen Gan. Not unlike Kim K., Hadid also happens to be on reality TV—she’s best known for her role on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (as a daughter, not a housewife). “It may be a cliché, but this is a girl who lights up a room. When I met her, I immediately sensed her star quality—it was only days later that I found out she was already a reality-TV star,” Gan continued. Did we ever in a million years think Roitfeld would fall for not one, but two reality darlings in the span of six months? No. But we’re inclined to trust her judgment. After all, she did introduce the world to Lara Stone.

Photos: Sebastian Faena, Bruce Weber

Even Kimye Will Come Out for a Good Cause

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Gelila Puck, Franca Sozzani, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian

Last night in L.A., some of the biggest names in fashion, music, film, and food came together at the inaugural gala and auction for Wolfgang and Gelila Puck’s Dream for Future Africa Foundation. Gelila, who was born in Ethiopia, founded the organization in 2010 in order to help the children of Africa. Indeed, it’s a good cause—one that drew everyone from Karolina Kurkova, Angela Lindvall, and Dita Von Teese to Quincy Jones, Smokey Robinson, and Reed Krakoff. “Tonight as I was getting ready, standing in my closet, this white gown called out to me,” the hostess said of her Deco dress. “I chose to wear white to represent our organic spirit in honor of our mission.”

As guests including Ali Larter, Maria Sharapova, Devon Aoki, and Rachel Zoe mingled, a newly engaged Kanye West and Kim Kardashian arrived just in time to greet the evening’s honoree, Vogue Italia editor in chief Franca Sozzani. “I doubt Franca knows this, but my first modeling job was with Vogue Italia,” said Amber Valletta while introducing Sozzani to the crowd. She later added that the editor changed the course of her career. Taking the stage to accept her accolade, Sozzani coined the night’s catchphrase: “Giving back is the new luxury.”

Photo: Getty Images

The Only Kimye Update Of The Day, Promise

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are engaged. The happy moment transpired via Jumbotron last night at AT&T Park in San Francisco, rented out for the occasion. It was Kardashian’s birthday. Style.com oddsmakers put the chances of a Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy wedding gown at 3-1; several Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy wedding gowns at 2-1.

North West Gets Dressed

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Givenchy babyKimYe naysayers take heed. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, who showed face (but not the bedazzled kind) front row at Riccardo Tisci’s Spring Givenchy show, seem to have garnered some fashion clout (Klout?). Thanks to some combination of Kanye’s early embrace of Tisci’s collections, his recent capsule for A.P.C., and the Alexander Wang name-drop in his new album, as well as Kim’s surprising Givenchy-clad appearance at this year’s Met Gala and her grill-toothed CR Fashion Book cover, have caught the attention of the fashion industry’s elite. And Kim’s recent take to Instagram is a sure sign that baby North West will follow in Mommy and Daddy’s footsteps. Earlier this morning, the seasoned selfie snapper revealed photos of Nori’s new custom clothing, designed and gifted by Phoebe Philo, Maison Martin Margiela, Alber Elbaz, Alexander Wang, and Riccardo Tisci. Fast-forward to street-style shots starring North West, Blue Ivy, and Alai Wang.

Kanye West, Always Dressed to Impress

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

Stop the presses! Kim Kardashian has made her first appearance since giving birth to her baby daughter—big reveal, motherly glow, so on and so forth. What caught our eye, however, was Kingdom of Dopeness monarch Kanye West, wearing the navy sweatshirt from his already-sold-out A.P.C. collaboration, in the background. Perhaps he’ll consider a second installment in North West sizes?

Photo: via TMZ.com