The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is tonight! The big event doesn't air until Dec. 10 on CBS, but we're getting ready by taking a look at all the backstage chaos, hot performances, and runway glamour from years past. From the over-the-top set designs to the barely-there lingerie, it's pretty amazing to see how far the show has come since the late '90s. See Gisele Bündchen, Heidi Klum, Naomi Campbell, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, and even performers like Justin Timberlake and Usher when you click through now.
Ryan Reynolds met with his first-ever wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hollywood earlier this week, ahead of his 37th birthday. He isn't the only star who has come face to face with his man-made double as Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, Gwen Stefani, and even Sofia Vergara have all been on hand to debut their twins at various wax museums around the world, and, naturally, it always lends itself to a hilarious photo op. Click through to see celebrities confronting their wax counterparts, and don't forget to check out more celebrity wax figures!
Look out, Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model. Following the success of the US version, Naomi Campbell is bringing new model hunt TV show The Face to the UK. Yesterday, she joined forces with fellow mentors Erin O'Connor and Caroline Winberg for a preview screening of episode one. All three models looked stunning; Caroline in a blue fit-and-flare dress, Erin in that Stella McCartney jumpsuit, and Naomi in a sharply tailored white suit. If this is a sign of things to come, we can't wait for the series to start.
The show puts a new spin on the TV modelling competition format. Rather than just judging the budding talent, the three mentors will each be responsible for guiding a group through the process, X Factor style. The teams will compete in the usual model challenges; catwalk shows, editorial shoots, commercial campaigns, and so on. Winning mentors will get the chance to send home models from other teams, so the claws will be out big time! The winner gets the chance to become the face of Max Factor in the UK.
The show begins on Sky Living HD on Monday 30 September at 9 p.m., but you can watch the first episode On Demand now.
The Novak Djokovic Foundation gala had the models mingling last night in NYC. Man of the hour Novak Djokovic had his girlfriend, Jelena Ristic, by his side to host the dinner honoring his foundation, which aims to provide sports activities, nutrition, and better education to youth in his native Serbia. Despite losing the grand slam title to Rafael Nadal in the men's finals of the US Open on Monday evening, last night was a celebratory occasion for Novak, who had the support of a good-looking cast, which included guests Naomi Campbell, Camila Alves, Goldie Hawn, and Nicky Hilton. A bevy of Victoria's Secret models like Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, Toni Garrn — who is currently linked to Leonardo DiCaprio — and Karlie Kloss were also in attendance. Anna Wintour and designer Donna Karan also took a break from their busy schedules at New York Fashion Week to round out the guest list for the charitable evening.
Naomi and Goldie are clearly big supporters of Novak since they popped up for the East Coast gala after attending the foundation's London affair back in July. Goldie went solo for the Big Apple dinner but was joined by her daughter, Kate Hudson, for the festivities overseas where the mother-daughter duo ditched their heels to show off their tennis skills in their gowns. Goldie was able to sneak in a bit of tennis last night as well. Novak even jokingly instructed her onstage with a vintage racket.
The fashion world mourned the loss of a pioneer in the modeling industry this weekend when news broke that John Casablancas, founder of Elite Models, had died at age 70.
WWD reported Saturday that Casablancas, who is widely credited with creating the age of the supermodel, had lost a long battle with cancer. He was in Rio de Janeiro when he passed away.
Casablancas is credited with helping bring about the age of the supermodel in the '80s and early '90s. His agency, which he founded in Paris in 1972, helped launch the careers of Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, and Stephanie Seymour, among many others who got their start at Elite. He told Modelinia in 2010, "When I came into the business . . . the models were blonde, blue eyed, no breasts, practically no curves, and I ignored that. I introduced women with shape, short hair, brunettes, brown eyes, and that was very successful."
But although he helped revolutionise modeling, Casablancas's tenure was not without controversy. He famously — and publicly — dated Stephanie Seymour in 1983, when he was 41 and she was 16. The affair ended his second marriage to former model Jeanette Christjansen. In 2000, when a BBC documentary exposed Elite executives bragging about their drug use and relationships with young models, Casablancas resigned from his agency — even though he wasn't implicated in the scandal.
John Casablancas is survived by his brother Fernando and five children, including jewellery designer Cecile Casablancas and Julian Casablancas, lead singer of The Strokes.
There was no tennis gear on the
red green carpet at last night's inaugural Novak Djokovic Foundation Gala Dinner in London. Instead, appearances from Kate Hudson and Naomi Campbell gave us two distinct takes on black-tie glamour. Both ladies stayed true to her signature style — Kate opting for something a little playful; Naomi stepping out in a gown reminiscent of her Alaia at Cannes in 2011.
Kate arrived in an embellished Ellie Saab with a carefree-feeling asymmetrical hemline that revealed a pair of studded Louboutins. Meanwhile, Naomi showed off her supermodel figure in a tiered black gown, which she accentuated with a pair of beaded tassel-drop earrings. That's the rundown on both looks; now take a closer look and tell us, who's your style ace?
It was a family affair for Kate Hudson at the Novak Djokovic Foundation gala in London today. An Elie Saab-clad Kate was joined by her mom, Goldie Hawn, and fiancé, Matthew Bellamy, at the dinner, where they mingled with Naomi Campbell, Richard Branson, Gerard Butler, Sarah Ferguson, and Princess Beatrice of York. Although they were dressed up in gowns and heels, their formal attire didn't stop Kate and Goldie from wielding rackets for a round of tennis during the gala. Kate showed off her skills in front of Wimbledon runner-up Novak Djokovic, who founded his namesake charity in 2007 in order to provide sports activities, nutrition, and better education to children in his native Serbia.
Kate popped in London for the star-studded gala after spending the weekend sightseeing in Rome, Italy, with Matthew Bellamy. The couple enjoyed a meal, then took to the streets and even greeted fans while touring the city. Kate met up with Matt during his tour stop in Italy but will likely continue filming Good People with James Franco now that she's back in England.
Wimbledon, is the the most elite sporting event of the Summer, and celebrities like Kate Hudson, Victoria Beckham, Mollie King, Naomi Campbell, Pippa Middleton and more have been spotted in the bleachers and the private suites dressed to impress. In particular, we've seen light blue trending on Pippa, Anna Wintour, Naomi and TV presenter Holly Willoughby, but florals and prints also made their debut at the games. Take a peek through this slideshow to see whose outfit you like best.
When you've got an icon like Naomi Campbell walking in your runway show, there is very little you've got to do by way of hair and makeup to make your collection shine. Or at least this was the apparent thought behind the beauty at Versace's Haute Couture show. Models sported glistening skin, edgy eyeliner with fluttery lashes, and nude lips. Their hair was twisted into a breezy topknot — well, everyone's but Naomi's, whose devil-may-care bucking of the style aligned perfectly with the overall attitude of the beauty look.
The look: Dewy skin, smudged black liner, nude lipstick, and messy topknots
Who would wear it: A typical New York girl; someone high fashion with a slight edge
Color scheme: Black, nude, and sienna
The Serpentine Summer party in London attracted quite the fashion set, with supermodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell dressed to impress in their own iterations of all black on Wednesday evening. Other stylish attendees included Sarah Jessica Parker, Georgia May Jagger, and the host of the evening, designer L'Wren Scott. It's all in today's Fashion Flash.
On Allison: Zara.