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August 27 2014

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15 posts tagged "Michael Jackson"

The King of Pop’s Newest Video to Be Released Via Twitter, North West’s Big Modeling Gig, and More of the News You Missed Today

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baby-north-sizedLeave it to Michael Jackson…
At 10 p.m. EST tonight, Michael Jackson will do what no man has done before. The King of Pop (or, rather, the Jackson estate and Epic Records) is set to release the music video for the new single “A Place With No Name” through the Jackson Twitter account (@michaeljackson), marking the first time a new music video has ever been released in a single tweet. [Forbes]

Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora do Kill Bill
Speaking of new music videos, two of fashion’s favorite ladies of the moment, Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora, unveiled their Kill Bill-inspired video for “Black Widow” today. (They opted for the old-fashioned way.) Click here to watch. Catch the two performing live together at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 24. [E!]

Baby North flies solo…
It was only a matter of time before North West kicked off her modeling career. She appeared in Kim and Kanye’s Vogue spread, but the 13-month-old has just scored her first solo gig in the newest issue of CR Fashion Book. She was photographed by none other than Michael Avedon, grandson of Richard. [The Telegraph]

Dancers, runners, and yogis storm the runway…
Activewear brand Athleta has just announced its debut on the NYFW roster. Don’t expect a classic runway show, however. Dancers, runners, and yogis will all be rocking the latest pieces from Athleta as part of a two-story installation, choreographed by Luam Keflezgy (who has worked with the likes of Beyoncé and Britney Spears) and styled by Zanna Roberts Rassi. There will be a media show and another one open to the public on September 3 at 6 p.m. Here’s an early preview.

Crazy health trend of the day…
A new study shows that 100 bites of food in the day reportedly “adds up to 1,700 calories and 1,100 for women,” and people who counted their bites lost more weight than those who did not. To track your bite count, the researchers at Clemson University created the Bite Monitor, which is set to be released in about a year. Until then, we’ve lost count at 15…or was that 56? [Refinery29]

Photo: Michael Avedon

R.I.P. Nora Ephron, And More Of Today’s Top Stories

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Essayist and humorist Nora Ephron (pictured, above), considered one of her era’s most successful screenwriters and filmmakers, passed away last night at 71 years old. Ephron, famous for comedy hits Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally, had pneumonia caused by acute myeloid leukemia. [NYT]

Louis Vuitton is not the only one on a high-fashion jewelry kick. Versace has announced the launch of an Atelier jewelry collection this Sunday at the Italian brand’s Couture show in Paris. The range includes 16 hand-sculpted rings made of precious stones from diamonds to sapphires. “As a designer and collector of fine jewelry, I have always wanted to offer the same quality of craftsmanship in jewelry as we offer with the Atelier Versace fashion collection,” said Donatella Versace. [WWD]

It sure pays to have designer friends. Newlywed Margherita Missoni made her first outing as a married woman at the Missoni menswear show in Milan, carrying a transparent, pearlized bag by Paco Rabanne. The bag was a gift from the designer, who crafted the piece just for Missoni. [Vogue U.K.]

To mark the anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, the pop icon’s brothers Tito and Jackie Jackson threw a dinner for 25 people on the Upper East Side Monday night before continuing the evening at the Apollo Theatre, where they rehearsed for their sold-out gig tomorrow with brothers Jermaine and Marlon. Downtown, the toast continued with the fourth annual Remember the Time Michael Jackson Tribute Party hosted by Andre Harrell and Richie Akiva. [Page Six]

Ray-Ban is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its classic Aviator sunglasses with a limited-edition collection of the style. Two iconic versions, the Shooter and the Outsdoorsman, have been redesigned with photo-chromatic yellow lenses that get darker as the sun gets brighter. There have only been 18,000 pairs produced worldwide. The specs will be sold at select Ray-Ban stores. [The Hollywood Reporter]

 

 

 

Photo: Warner Brothers, via Everett Collection

 

Karl And His Body Double, And More of Today’s Top Stories

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Karl Lagerfeld got waxed. Germany’s oldest waxwork museum, Panoptikum Hamburg, is paying tribute to their nation’s finest, Lagerfeld included, by turning them into eccentric wax figures. Lagerfeld’s was unveiled to the public last week (pictured), interestingly placed between Pope Benedict XVI and the German prostitute Domenica. [Telegraph]

Jennifer Lopez has a new man: Zuhair Murad. The pop singer has tapped the Beirut-based designer to create looks for her summer concert tour, including a feathered skirt, a body suit, and several short dresses. This is not the first time Lopez and Murad have worked together—the singer wore one of Murad’s gown to the 2011 Met Gala and the Academy Awards. [WWD]

Could Michael Jackson be the subject of the Met’s Costume Institute exhibition in 2014? Sources say maybe. The exhibit has the potential to be a hit, since Jackson was known for his iconic costumes, including Swarovski-encrusted gloves and looks from Balmain, Tom Ford, and Givenchy. [Hintmag.com]

The collaboration between H&M and Maison Martin Margiela has been confirmed. The Paris-based design house will produce a one-off collection that will go on sale November 15. “This collaboration will be a great and memorable fashion moment,” said H&M creative director Margareta van den Bosch. [WWD]

The wild things are descending upon Soho. The author of the children’s classic Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak, is the subject of a retrospective on display through September 3. The collection on view includes several of the author’s stories from the Little Bear series to his The Nutcracker drawings. [Art Info]

 

 

 

Photo: Courtesy of Panoptikum

 

Showstopping Gowns—And Sentiments, Too—At Pratt’s Graduation Show

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There were proud parents aplenty at last night’s 2010 Pratt Institute Fashion Show. The evening’s honoree, Catherine Malandrino, gave a heartfelt speech thanking the fashion folk in her adopted New York City, then humbly handed off the baton, telling the young designers backstage that it was their turn to move fashion forward. One suspects they will—the many graduate sportswear collections that strutted down the runway featured everything from a natty take on English home counties gear (Abby Powell) to a camp take on rockabilly (Julie Ann) to Margiela-by-way-of-Beyoncé conceptual curve-skimming clothes (from the design trio twentyten). Then there was Michael Jackson, who arrived courtesy of costumer Rayneese V. Primrose’s award-winning “Thriller: Death to the Homecoming Queen” designs. Along with her Michael manque, who moonwalked down the catwalk in red leather and studs, Primrose had got up a model in a gigantic gothic gown as detailed in its frothy construction as much of what shows up at the couture (pictured above). (Style.com humbly submits that if Primrose does not immediately find employment in Hollywood or on Broadway, she should move to Paris and apprentice with John Galliano.) Even Primrose’s gown wasn’t as gigantic, however, as the showstopping number created by Eveningwear award winner Timothy Kuzmeski, which required two attendants to help move it down the runway. Kuzmeski had another showstopper up his sleeve, too—when all the designers came onstage for their bows, he turned up in a T-shirt hand-embellished with a sentiment that nicely summed up the evening. It said: “Thanks Mom + Dad!”

 

YSL Sells, Tavi To Tokyo, And More…

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The YSL auction numbers are in, and they’re bigger than expected. Items from the beloved designer’s estate went for around $13.4 million, including an umbrella stand ($162,475) and Hermès luggage ($44,420). Maybe you can buy good taste. [WWD]

Tavi, the pint-size fashion blogger, is heading to Tokyo. She’ll be the “guest of honor” at Comme des Garçons’ holiday party on November 27, barring any further gym class injuries. [WWD]

Michael Jackson’s rhinestone-encrusted glove, the “holy grail” of King of Pop memorabilia, went for $350,000 at auction this weekend. In case you’re wondering, that’s 10,000 times its original price. [Times Online]

This year’s National Stiletto Championship race is drawing nigh. The competition, scheduled for this Friday in Paris, boasts close to 100 contestants, who must run in three-inch (or higher) heels. The prize, clearly, is more shoes. [HuffPo]

It’s not just the clothes that are getting an upgrade at Celine, but the selling strategy, as well. Standalone stores are closing, and a “boutique concept” is on tap for next year. We’ll take those leather tops wherever we can get ‘em. [Vogue U.K.]

Abercrombie & Fitch could become part of François-Henri Pinault’s PPR family, which includes luxury labels like Gucci, Alexander McQueen, and Stella McCartney. Does this mean Salma Hayek will have to wear lumberjack shirts and corduroy to premieres now? [The Cut]

Are Jude and Sienna back on? Either way, the New York sighting was inevitable. [NY Daily News]

Photo: Greg Kessler