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7 posts tagged "PETA"

Vivienne Westwood Showers for Change

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Vivienne Westwood, Dame, punk, designer, and eco-warrior, continues her quest to save the environment today by taking a long shower. Why? To celebrate World Water Day, of course. Sure, this may seem counterintuitive, but in a film released by PETA, Westwood asserts that she can linger in the bath “with a clear conscience” because she’s a vegetarian. While scrub-a-dub-dubbing, the icon, who recently chopped off her red mane to raise awareness about climate change, discusses how the meat industry is “not only the worst polluter of the planet, but it also squanders most of our water.” Hop in the shower with the red-lipped Dame Viv, above—it’s for a good cause.

Choppers A La Kaiser, PETA Vs. Kanye, A Newly Neutral Nicki, And More…

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Karl Lagerfeld’s newest addition to his ever growing résumé? VIP helicopter designer. The Anglo-Italian company AgustaWestland has asked the designer to focus on its AW139 twin-turbine helicopter and to create a “new, limited-edition, customized solution” for its expanding group of customers. Do these helicopters include quilted leather seats? [WWD]

PETA is not pleased with Kanye West and the new single (“Theraflu”) he released this week. In it, West brags, “Someone tell PETA my mink is draggin’ on the floor.” “What’s draggin’ on the floor is Kanye’s reputation as a man with no empathy for animals or human beings,” responded the organization’s senior vice president, Dan Matthews, in a statement. [Spin]

Nicki Minaj—thinking pink no more? The outrageously attired pop star and rapper told Matt Lauer on the Today show that’s she’s taking a new tack and has issued her stylist an unexpected order: “Just get me black.” [Huff Po]

Chloe Green, daughter of billionaire Sir Philip Green, is set to launch a new capsule collection of shoes for Topshop next month. Her green-soled shoes are soon to be unveiled to press at Dover Street Arts Club in central London. [Telegraph]

Photo: Kevin Kane / Getty Images

Hermès’ Anniversary Exhibition, Stella McCartney Continues Her Anti-Leather Campaign, And More…

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A new exhibition celebrating Hermès’ 175th anniversary is set to open at London’s Royal Academy of Art’s sister space, 6 Burlington Gardens, in May. The exhibit will include some of the brand’s most historic designs. [Vogue U.K.]

As models and designers show up to Toronto fashion week, they will arrive to a PETA film featuring Stella McCartney playing on repeat. In the video, McCartney shares important facts about leather and asks designers and consumers to partake in cruelty-free fashion. [Huff Po]

Tory Burch and Ed Brennan, chairman and chief executive of duty-free retailer DFS Group, have reportedly been added to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s board. They join the likes of Leonard Lauder, who is the acting chairman of BCRF. [WWD]

Model Laura Bailey has been appointed as the official face for the Diamond Jubilee kickoff event, the 2012 Derby Festival. She will be wearing a custom necklace designer by Theo Fennell and a bespoke hat by Philip Treacy. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Vogue U.K.

David LaChapelle Opens A New Exhibition, Tali And Terry Team Up, The Palace Responds To PETA Claims, And More…

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Photographer David LaChapelle opened his new “traditional Baroque still-life paintings” exhibition in New York last night. He spent more than 20 years shooting for the likes of Vanity Fair, GQ, and Rolling Stone and now spends the majority of his time on fine art projects like this one. [WWD]

The 19-year-old model daughter of Annie Lennox, Tali, stars in Eleven Paris’ Spring ’12 ad campaign, lensed by Terry Richardson. In true Terry style, it’s suggestive and features images of Lennox grabbing model Ash Stymest’s crotch, and in another photo, the two are licking a lollipop together. [Grazia Daily]

The likes of Donatella Versace, Domenico Dolce, Stefano Gabbana, and Franca Sozzani all turned out last night in Milan to celebrate the opening of the Vogue Talents Corner. In between checking out the work of 11 international designers on display, guests talked about the stream of young talent coming up in Italy right now. [WWD]

After PETA contacted the Palace about a real fur jacket the Duchess of Cambridge reportedly wore, the Palace responded with a letter to the anti-fur group stating that she was in fact not wearing real fur. They also requested that the images be removed from the group’s social media pages and that they issue a retraction of the claim. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Vogue U.K.

Kanye West To Show In Paris Again, Stella McCartney Launches Anti-Leather Campaign, Alexander Wang To Open Beijing Flaship, And More…

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Kanye West will once again bring his collection to Paris fashion week. Question is: Will all of those famous designers once again turn up to sit in the front row on March 6? [WWD]

Stella McCartney has launched an anti-leather campaign in collaboration with PETA prior to London fashion week. The campaign includes a viral short
hosted by McCartney, which provides facts about the use of leather, skins, and fur. [Vogue U.K.]

Alexander Wang is set to open his Beijing flagship store next month. Located in the city’s Chaoyang District, the 4,000-square-foot space will be in the company of retailers such Balenciaga, Versace, and Lanvin. [WWD]

Seven New York has officially closed its brick-and-mortar store at 110 Mercer Street. Joseph Quartana, the shop’s owner, plans to keep Seven alive by expanding its e-commerce presence. [Hint]

Photo: Thomas Iannaccone/WWD