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Zendaya to Become the Youngest Ever Recipient of CFDA’s Fashion Icon Award

Zendaya to Become the Youngest Ever Recipient of CFDA’s Fashion Icon Award

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At the age of 25, Zendaya is set to make history as the youngest ever recipient of CFDA’s Fashion Icon award at the CFDA Fashion Awards. On November 10, the Euphoria actor will be presented the award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, recognizing her impactful sartorial statements over the years. Since rising to fame, Zendaya has served many stunning fashion moments, with a record of supporting both emerging and established designers. With this award, the Dune star will join David Bowie, Beyoncé, Pharrell, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna who have previously received the award.
The CFDA also revealed that actor Anya Taylor-Joy will be receiving the first-ever Face of the Year Award. With film and television credits that include The Queen’s Gambit, and One Night in Soho, Taylor-Joy has become the face of modern-day vintage Hollywood beauty, especially since her appearance at this year’s Venice Film Festival.

Photo: Instagram/@anyataylorjoyThe Model Alliance will also be honored for its work to continuously support and advocate the rights of models and garment workers. Founded by American model and labor activist Sara Ziff, the organization is tackling issues including sexual harassment and financial exploitation, while working on recognizing models with equal rights. “Hopefully with this recognition from the CFDA, we’re moving towards a reckoning that models are not just pretty faces—we are workers deserving of rights and protections, and we want to use our visibility to inject a labor consciousness into the industry at large,” Ziff said to Vogue.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America is a non-profit trade association founded in 1962 by publicist Eleanor Lambert. Making a grand return this year after being held on pause by the Covid-19 pandemic, it will award designers like Dapper Dan, Aurora James, and journalists like Nina Garcia for their positive global impact on the fashion industry.
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Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet Do Red Carpet Clashing the Right Way

Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet Do Red Carpet Clashing the Right Way

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Fashion-wise, Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet have been nailing it during their Dune press tour. The co-stars began promoting the film back in September at the Venice Film Festival, when Zendaya set the internet ablaze in her wet-look Balmain gown (Chalamet, in a velvety black Haider Ackermann look, was sleek by her side). Since then, they’ve only continued their streak: Zendaya wore an ab-bearing Alaïa gown for the movie’s Paris premiere later in September, while Chalamet looked dapper in a blue Tom Ford suit. For the London photo call for the movie this weekend, however, Zendaya and Chalamet really showcased that they know how to execute co-star style by power-clashing.
Zendaya in Balmain. Photo: Instagram/@balmain
Styled by Law Roach, Zendaya wore a spring 2020 look from Vivienne Westwood that consisted of a draped, chained top and checkerboard skirt. Chalamet, meanwhile, wore a custom, mushroom-print suit by Stella McCartney, completed by the matching shirt and heeled boots. Two good prints; two very different vibes.
But they worked because they showcased each star’s style so well. Chalamet loves himself a printed suit, while Zendaya has the ability to pluck any runway look and make it feel like she’s wearing it—not the other way around. When combined, these two graphic ensembles made an even bigger impact. The juxtaposition made sure all eyes were on them. It was red carpet clashing done right. Now, we only expect to see much more of this winning fashion energy throughout the rest of the Dune tour.
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Originally published on Vogue.com

All the Stars Reviving High-Fashion on the Venice Film Festival Red Carpet

All the Stars Reviving High-Fashion on the Venice Film Festival Red Carpet

The return of the Venice Film Festival as we know it called for looks that go beyond the usual red carpet glamour, and stars are delivering just that. After the event’s 77th edition in 2020 taking place in a more restrained format, this year, actors are seemingly back with a sartorial vengeance.
Generating buzz with her appearance was Zendaya, who made her Venice Film Festival debut this year. For the premiere of her film Dune, the newly-minted 25-year-old walked the red carpet in a custom Balmain couture dress with matching heels and 93ct Bulgari Magnifica high jewelry. “The bespoke leather gown was crafted using an exact model of the star’s bust, taking full advantage of the Balmain atelier and the house’s artisanal tradition,” shared Balmain of the dress. Later, the red carpet saw another sheer number, but this time a fully bejeweled one courtesy of Dakota Johnson in Alessandro Michele’s Gucci. Attending the premiere of her film The Lost Daughter, the actor wore a cap-sleeved gown with crystal detailing and fringing, paired with the house’s rose gold chain-link sandals.
For the premiere of Spencer, one of the most highly-anticipated ones at the festival, actor Kristen Stewart ditched dresses and suits to opt for a co-ord from Chanel’s FW21 couture collection. Paired with white Christian Louboutin heels, the pastel mint-green ensemble featured a lace trim tank top and trousers with a skirt overlay adorned with a black bow. Earlier in the week, actor Penélope Cruz arrived for the premiere of her film Parallel in a Chanel dress that was some 300 hours in the making. Selected by Cruz from the house’s FW21 couture collection, the dress is made of black mikado with an ecru silk tulle petticoat embellished with petal flounces. “I fell in love with that dress when I saw it on the catwalk,” shared the actor with Vogue. “I love the entire haute couture collection, it was brilliant, but this one was my favorite look. This is a very important movie for me, so I needed a special dress for that.”
Click through the gallery above to see more noteworthy looks.
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This is the Emerging Saudi Designer Worn By Halsey in Her Upcoming Film

This is the Emerging Saudi Designer Worn By Halsey in Her Upcoming Film

The Moiré dress. Photo: Courtesy of Noura Sulaiman
With Halsey’s upcoming film, Noura Sulaiman has become one of the first few Saudi designers to have their creations featured in a large-scale Hollywood production.
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The luxury ready-to-wear designer’s dress can be seen on the official poster of the star’s highly-anticipated feature film. Titled If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, the movie explores the themes of pregnancy and childbirth, marking award-winning singer Halsey’s debut as a scriptwriter and lead actor. Set to release at select cinemas on August 3, it also features music from her forthcoming album of the same name.
Noura Sulaiman. Photo: Supplied
Sulaiman’s Moiré dress, from the designer’s debut collection, was selected for the feature film by LA-based celebrity stylist and image architect, Law Roach. “This dress has always been an extremely special piece for me because it represented that moment when I could share my baby’s arrival with the world,” said Sulaiman. “To have it selected by Law Roach and have it worn by Halsey, at a time she was pregnant, for her first-ever feature film which explores the theme of childbirth, is a real privilege.” She continued, “It is an honor to have a piece from my debut collection selected for this opportunity, and to be able to represent Saudi fashion on a global scale.”
The Moiré dress. Photo: Courtesy of Noura Sulaiman
The dress, crafted from ivory moiré fabric, is emblematic of Sulaiman’s affinity for blending classical, quintessential feminine cuts with artful, architectural details. Featuring a clean, A-line silhouette accentuated by an off-shoulder neckline and cascading Russian tulle sleeves, Sulaiman had initially designed the Moiré dress to wear to her own baby’s reception. However, due to popular demand, she decided to include the piece within her debut collection. The dress has been featured alongside the designs of international fashion heavyweights such as Vivienne Westwood within the movie.
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Zendaya’s BET Awards Look Was a Pitch-Perfect Tribute to Beyoncé

Zendaya’s BET Awards Look Was a Pitch-Perfect Tribute to Beyoncé

Photo: AB+DM
The BET Awards in Los Angeles was packed with showstopping style moments. Leave it to Zendaya, however, to take the night’s fashion to the next level—with a little help from an archive Versace dress.
A look from the Italian house’s spring 2003 collection, Zendaya’s ethereal purple gown caught attention for more reasons than one. Seem familiar at all? That would be down to the fact the same dress—albeit with a shorter skirt—was also worn by Beyoncé for the 3rd Annual BET Awards all the way back in 2003, when the burgeoning solo star made one of her first post-Destiny’s Child appearances to perform her breakout hit, “Crazy in Love.”
Beyoncé performs “Crazy in Love” at the 3rd Annual BET Awards in 2003. Photo: Getty
The look came courtesy of Zendaya’s stylist and Hollywood’s favorite fashion guru, Law Roach, and was captured in motion through a series of stunning backstage images and clips shot by AB+DM. (The photographer duo, also known as Ahmad Barber and Donté Maurice, certainly had quite the night: They were also behind yesterday’s stunning portrait of a pregnant Cardi B.)
It also isn’t the first time in recent memory that Zendaya has used the red carpet as an opportunity to pay tribute to a personal style icon from decades past. Attending this year’s Oscars back in April, the actor and musician wore a bold yellow Valentino gown with a cut-out detail that harked back to a classic look worn by Cher all the way back in the early-’70s. The magic of Zendaya’s eye for fashion, though, is her ability to take a vintage-inspired look and make it feel more current than ever.
The final seal of approval came from Donatella Versace herself, who took to Instagram to share the image. “Zendaya! You looked just sensational last night,” the designer wrote in her caption. “I’ll never forget Beyoncé wearing this in 2003. A tough act to follow but you aced it effortlessly! You got me looking!” Whether worn by Queen B or Queen Z, it serves as the ultimate proof that a perfect Versace dress never goes out of style.
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Originally published on Vogue.com

Oscars 2021 Red Carpet: The Best Dresses From The Night

Oscars 2021 Red Carpet: The Best Dresses From The Night

The Oscars is the closest we’re getting to a traditional ceremony in the 2021 awards season. The entertainment industry’s biggest night of the year took place in Hollywood, as usual, but organizers also established hubs in London and Paris to give proceedings an international flavor – and avoid the anti-climax (and potential technical nightmare) that is the Zoom acceptance speech.
It also meant something approaching the customary red carpet, as nominees were greeted at multiple venues, instead of dialing in from hotel suites or, in some cases, living rooms. Several stars opted to actually dress like the trophies they were vying for, with Best Actress contenders Carey Mulligan and Andra Day both wearing gold. Also trending for nominees? Midriff-baring gowns. Vanessa Kirby, Mulligan and Day all embraced the look, as did presenter Zendaya, who delivered another red carpet mic drop in yellow Valentino and mermaid waves.
As fashion fans know, the most important accolade on Oscar night is not a little gold statue… it’s the title of best-dressed. See all the best looks from the red carpet below.

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Originally published on Vogue.co.uk

Farewell 2020: Looking Back on 10 of the Biggest Fashion Moments of the Year

Farewell 2020: Looking Back on 10 of the Biggest Fashion Moments of the Year

Although 2020 has not been the year that many hoped for, it has certainly been a time that we won’t forget. The pandemic disrupted many things, the realm of fashion among them. However, while fashion shows were canceled and red carpet events postponed, this year saw the world get creative. As we say goodbye to 2020, Vogue Arabia looks back on 10 of the biggest fashion moments of the past 12 months.
Jean Paul Gaultier’s final catwalk show
Bella Hadid for Jean Paul Gaultier’s final catwalk show. Photo: Alessandro Lucioni / Gorunway.com

At the beginning of this year, Jean Paul Gaultier announced that his SS20 couture show would be his final catwalk spectacular. The show, which took place on January 22, saw the French designer out in style, with the ultimate runway cast, featuring models Karlie Kloss, Bella Hadid, Irina Shayk, Yasmin Le Bon, and the standout appearance of former supermodel Farida Khelfa.
Zendaya goes vintage for the Green Carpet Fashion Awards
Actor Zendaya wears a vintage Versace made in the year she was born, to the Green Carpet Fashion Awards. Photo: Supplied

When Zendaya picked up the Visionary Award at the virtual Green Carpet Fashion Awards on October 10, her outfit was quick to make headlines. The actor wore a vintage slinky brown Gianni Versace dress from the year she was born, in 1996. “She was actually born in 1996, so I thought that it’d be fun [for her] to wear something from that year. It’s taking her back – if Zendaya had been of age then, maybe she would have been a Versace model,” said celebrity image architect Law Roach on Zendaya’s outfit.
Meghan Markle’s final appearance as a member of the royal family
Meghan Markle wore an emerald green Emilia Wickstead dress for her final appearance as a senior member of the British royal family at the Commonwealth Service in March. Photo: Getty

Some of the biggest news this year was Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s announcement that they would be stepping down as senior members of the royal family. The couple officially marked the end of their royal lives at the Commonwealth Service in London, in March; and Markle showcased one of the most-talked-about fashion moments of the year, wearing an emerald green Emilia Wickstead dress.
Farida Khelfa and Jean-Paul Goude Reunite for Vogue Arabia
Farida Khelfa x Jean-Paul Goude for Vogue Arabia October 2020

The October issue of Vogue Arabia saw the iconic artist Jean-Paul Goude and his forever-muse, Algerian-French filmmaker Farida Khelfa, reunite after 30 years. The pair came together for the cover shoot, creating two unforgettable images and echoing their unique creative relationship and trust in each other. “The images that Jean-Paul creates, they stay forever. They are not something that disappears,” Khelfa shared.
Natalie Portman’s Dior cape at the Oscars
Natalie Portman in Dior at the 2020 Oscars. Photo: Getty

Natalie Portman delivered one of the most powerful feminist statements in Hollywood this year, with the black Dior gown she wore to the Academy Awards in February. The actor topped the gown with a long black coat, where the inside edge was embroidered with the names of several female directors who did not receive nominations at this year’s Academy Awards,  including Lorene Scafaria, director of the film Hustlers, and Greta Gerwig, who directed Little Women.
Emily in Paris
Lily Collins’ envious curly locks in Emily in Paris. Photo: Courtesy of Netflix

Since its launch in October, the Netflix series Emily In Paris has been the subject of much discussion throughout the world. Both loved and hated by viewers and critics alike, there was no denying that the show featured some exceptional fashion looks on actor Lily Collins. The show has also been named as part of the most influential style moments of the year, with online platform Lyst citing a 342% increase in searches in Kangol bucket hat after Collins’ character was featured wearing one.
Kim Kardashian West and Paris Hilton bring velour tracksuits back
Kim Kardashian West and Paris Hilton bring back velour tracksuits. Photo: Courtesy of Skim

Kim Kardashian West offered the ultimate early 2000s throwback this year, bringing back velour tracksuits for her Skims label. Kardashian West brought in close friend, and fellow velour-lover Paris Hilton to show off looks from her Skims collection that launched in October. “Velour is one of my favorite collection launches to date! It’s the perfect blend of 2000s nostalgia and present-day loungewear,” Kardashian West said at the time of the collection’s release.
Gigi Hadid’s maternity shoot
Gigi Hadid’s maternity shoot. Photo: Instagram/@gigihadid

One of the more exciting pieces of news this year was the announcement that Palestinian-American model Gigi Hadid was having a baby with her partner, British-Pakistani singer Zayn Malik. Although Hadid kept relatively quiet through her pregnancy and the subsequent arrival of her daughter, she released a series of images from a maternity shoot that took place in July. The stunning photos saw Hadid cradling her bump, with the model noting she was “growing an angel.”
Kamala Harris named as first-female Vice President of the United States
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris wore a white pantsuit at victory speech with President-elect Joe Biden, in November. Photo: Instagram/ @kamalaharris

In one of the most historic moments of the year, the world watched the US elect its first female Vice President, Kamala Harris, the running-mate of President-elect Joe Biden. Harris provided a statement fashion moment, signalling the re-birth of the power suit as she wore a white pantsuit, at a victory speech with Biden in November.
Emma Corrin makes her debut in The Crown as Diana, Princess of Wales
British actor Emma Corrin made her debut in The Crown as Diana, Princess of Wales. Photo: Courtesy of The Crown

British actor Emma Corrin made her debut in the fourth season of the Netflix series The Crown, in November, and her striking resemblance to the late Diana, Princess of Wales certainly didn’t go unnoticed by the world. Throughout the season, viewers saw Corrin wear replicas of many of Princess Diana’s famous outfits, including the royal blue suit worn by the Princess of Wales for her engagement photos, as well as her iconic wedding dress, originally designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel.
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