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July 11 2014

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17 posts tagged "Lily Cole"

Pete Doherty Rocks On

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Now that Kate Moss is a happily married missus, it feels like ages ago that she was rocking hard—maybe a little too hard—alongside then-beau Pete Doherty. So what’s the occasionally shambling Babyshambles rocker been up to while Kate’s been quieting down? Sunday’s interview in the The Guardian with Pete Doherty suggests he’s spent the past four years on the mend in Paris. Still trying to overcome his infamous heroin addiction, Doherty has taken up poetry, painting, and, of course, acting—not necessarily to acclaim. But while critics described his performance alongside Lily Cole and Charlotte Gainsbourg (who’s apparently not on the best of terms with the singer since he read her diary on set) in the period film Confession of a Child of the Century as “catastrophic” and “wooden,” his mother credits the project’s director, Sylvie Verheyde, with saving his life. Although he certainly seems calmer than in days gone by, he’s still causing the requisite modicum of trouble. Doherty claims to have been banned from the train system after stealing a conductor’s shoes, and that his presence in Paris offends good-looking French men.

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The Closing Ceremony Bright Spots: Supes And Spice

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Throughout the London Olympics, fashion statements came in the form of gold and diamond grills (thank you, Ryan Lochte), patriotic nail art, and envelope-pushing jewelry, but it was last night’s Closing Ceremony that won the gold medal by a long shot in the Games’ fashion competition. After Nick Knight-lensed billboards featuring Brit supermodels including Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Stella Tennant, Lily Cole, Georgia May Jagger, and David Gandy made their way into the stadium, the supes hit the Union Jack-shaped catwalk wearing one-of-a-kind gold numbers by top London labels like Alexander McQueen, Erdem, Burberry, Vivienne Westwood, and Christopher Kane, to David Bowie’s “Fashion.” They were followed by performers wearing gold helmets, who created a giant gold skull formation as a tribute to the late Lee Alexander McQueen. The segment, put together by Closing Ceremony creative director Kim Gavin along with British Vogue and the British Fashion Council, was reportedly a year in the making. But perhaps the even bigger highlight of the night was watching Victoria Beckham shed her icy persona and step back into her Posh Spice role when she took the stage for the big finale with the rest of the Spice Girls. The designer, who wore a strapless black dress by Giles Deacon for the show, tweeted: “I was a pop star for the night! I love you [girls]! We did it!”

Photos: Jeff J. Mitchell (Moss); Jamie Squire / Getty Images

The Supermodel Games, And More Of Today’s Top Stories

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The 2012 Olympic Games are gearing up to be quite the fashionable affair. More reports have surfaced that the likes of supermodels Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Lily Cole, Stella Tennant, and Georgia May Jagger are expected to strut their stuff at the closing ceremony in clothes by Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, and Vivienne Westwood. The Englishwomen are doing it for love of country rather than financial reward—they’ll receive only 1 pound sterling each for their participation. [Telegraph]

In other supermodel news, Miranda Kerr divulged some of her secrets to Vogue U.K. The Victoria’s Secret stunner says she wanted to be a gymnast when she was younger, but that she was too tall and that modeling was never part of her life plan. Kerr also addressed the rumors of her talent for singing. “I love singing for my own benefit,” she said. “But will there be an album one day? Who knows? It’s not on my schedule right now.” [Vogue U.K.]

Congratulations are in order for Carolina Herrera. The designer will be the recipient of the Superstar Award at Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars gala this coming fall. Herrera joins the ranks of fellow designers Donna Karan, Giorgio Armani, Karl Lagerfeld, Oscar de la Renta, and Nicolas Ghesquière. The annual event will take place on October 25 with a Dreamcatchers theme. [WWD]

How many different variations of a Louis Vuitton handbag can you make? 80,000, apparently. The French house is launching a new service starting July 30, where customers can create their own bespoke handbags at the Haute Maroquinerie, a private salon in Vuitton’s Bond Street store. [Vogue U.K.]

Last week, George Michael tweeted the news that Kate Moss would be the star of his new music video and now you can get a sneak peek at the supermodel’s performance. Unlike the barely-there bikini getup that she wore for the White Stripes, Moss dons a modest, oversized shaggy coat. Catch the full video tomorrow. [Telegraph]

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Maje Modeling News For Alexa Chung, And More Of Today’s Top Stories

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Alexa Chung’s status as an It girl just went up even more. The French contemporary brand Maje has tapped the Brit as the face of its Fall Glen Luchford-lensed black-and-white advertising campaign. Chung was photographed sixties-style, in the early morning at the Porte des Lilas Métro stop in Paris. [WWD]

Are redheads the new cult phenomenon (again)? In the modeling industry, some might say yes. Disney Pixar’s new animated film Brave, featuring main character Princess Merida and her long fiery locks, has sparked a second coming of appreciation for red-haired models Karen Elson, Lily Cole, and more. [Modelinia]

Tory Burch is going even more digital. The designer is set to unveil the redesign of her Tory Blog, a first since its launch in 2009. She will also introduce the first Tory Daily iPad and iPhone app, which are aimed at integrating commerce and content—both apps will be updated daily and feature perks for fans that include free shipping and access to exclusive events. [WWD]

Girls star Lena Dunham says she doesn’t read reviews of her show, but that tweets are more her thing. “I love seeing the real-time reactions of people who aren’t critics, who are just experiencing the show at home,” says Dunham. Note to those tweeters: Keep them coming. Dunham says that fans’ tweets can sometimes influence the show’s direction. [Page Six]

 

 

 

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Lily Cole, From Dark-Haired Vamp To Snow White

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It takes guts to make another teenage vampire film, but then, no one has ever found director Mary Harron lacking in those—American Psycho, anyone? At last night’s Tribeca Grand Hotel screening of The Moth Diaries, her adaptation of Rachel Klein’s gothic teen novel, Harron explained that when she decided to make the movie,¬†she had no idea what Twilight was. In any case, “The Moth Diaries is saying something different about adolescent girls than those other films are,” she said. “It’s about female friendships, not male-female romance, and the way that your friendships with girls are actually so much more intense than the ones with boys.”

Intense is also the best word for the performance of model-turned-actress Lily Cole, who plays the dark-haired villain Ernessa. She’s mostly left the runway behind, but to hear her tell it, she has no regrets about that. “I was modeling because I fell into it, but it was never something I was trying to pursue,” she told Style.com. “Whereas I love film as a medium and feel quite creative and challenged by it.” Following The Moth Diaries, she’ll appear in Snow White and the Huntsman alongside Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron, and after that, make for a smaller screen. “I’m working on this new series with six contemporary artists with Sky Arts,” she said, one that makes good use of her art history degree from Cambridge. Lily Cole’s Art Matters hits the airwaves in the fall.

Photo: Dave Kotinsky / Getty Images