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Kate, Amber, and Naomi Lead an Army of Supermodels at a “Fendace” Show to Remember

Kate, Amber, and Naomi Lead an Army of Supermodels at a “Fendace” Show to Remember

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“Please join me for an intimate creative experience,” read Donatella Versace’s invitation to the fashion pack on the closing day of the Milan spring/summer 2022 shows. The blockbuster production that unfolded on Sunday evening was by no means “intimate” when you consider the scores of fashion fans tuning in across the globe, but creativity between two of the biggest luxury houses in the world certainly abounded. Believe the hype – Fendace has landed. Just don’t call it a Fendi X Versace collaboration.
Gigi Hadid. Photo: Getty
What unfolded was a fabulous switch-up, which saw Donatella Versace and Kim Jones swap roles to create two uniquely brilliant, logo-heavy collections inspired by their friendship and the cultural relevance of the two heavyweight brands they are at the helms of. First up, Jones, the king of transfusing streetwear and subcultural style through a luxury lens, put his mark on Versace with a little help from Kristen McMenamy, Paloma Elsesser, Lila Grace Moss, Karen Elson, Kate Moss, and Amber Valletta.
Naomi Campbell. Photo: Getty
Then, Mona Tougaard, Gigi Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, and Naomi Campbell brought to life the queen of no-holds-barred glamour Donatella’s Fendi vision, as Drake, Future, and Young Thug blasted out their latest song with intermittent “Ciao! Donatella!” broadcasts across the airwaves. It was to borrow the words of Dua Lipa, who opened the Versace spring/summer 2022 show on Friday and sat front row at the special showcase.
Donatella and Kim taking a bow surrounded by the supers. Photo: Getty
Even more sizzling? Elizabeth Hurley, who sat front row with her son Damian, Iris Law, and Winnie Harlow. The original Versace girl – who put the brand’s now-iconic safety-pin embellishment on the map at the premiere of Four Weddings and a Funeral more than 25 years ago – demonstrated the definition of smoldering, while Damian did his own version of Blue Steeling for the cameras.
Demi Moore, Damian, and Liz Hurley. Photo: Getty
Dua Lipa and Winnie Harlow. Photo: Getty
It was a glitzy family affair from start to finish and reflective of the spirit of collaboration currently in the air. While Gucci’s “hacking” of Balenciaga will go down in history and Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons’s co-design partnership breaks new ground, no one can quite dial up the drama like Donatella and Kim. Brava.

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Originally published on Vogue.co.uk

“Success will be the bitter taste in my enemy’s mouth,” Tiffany Haddish Simmers as the Star of Mônot Collection 3

“Success will be the bitter taste in my enemy’s mouth,” Tiffany Haddish Simmers as the Star of Mônot Collection 3

Tiffany Haddish for Mônot Collection 3. Courtesy Mônot
“Revenge.” Along with “lockdown” and “pandemic,” is a word on the tip of many a tongue. Revenge on time, on missed vacations, on the wearing of endless streams of old jogging pants, and working from home zoom contemplation. According to Mônot founder and designer, Lebanese Eli Mizrahi, revenge can come in all shapes and forms, preferably in a black hue, and cut into a little black dress ready to slither and sashay anywhere as long as its outside of your house.
“Revenge is not mine to give, that is the Lord’s job,” contemplates Monôt Collection 3 campaign star, American actor Tiffany Haddish. “But my success will be the bitter taste in my enemy’s mouth.” Success, Haddish runs the gamut. The heroine of Emmy award-winning Saturday Night Live outstanding guest actress and Grammy-nominated comedian, walks with ease in a spaghetti-strapped of someone gliding on air, even if she has revealed that her young life was anything besides a walk in the park. “My mood is attitude or gratitude for everything good,” she says, adding, “my spirit is my actions, what I do is what my spirit is saying.” Though her words are profound its her presence alone, in Mônot, that can stop a room. When it comes to casting, Mizrahi has not missed a step since launching his brand during Paris Fashion Week during February 2020. Demi Moore and Shailene Woodley were front and center at his show, long before Moore walked Givenchy, and who can forget his awe-inducing Saudi campaign featuring the likes of Kate Moss, Mariacarla Boscono, Amber Valletta, and Jourdan Dunn?
Tiffany Haddish for Mônot Collection 3. Courtesy Mônot
Tiffany Haddish for Mônot Collection 3. Courtesy Mônot
Of Haddish, a 2018 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine, Mizrahi heaps his praises. “Tiffany is a modern-day icon. She represents the Mônot woman and embodies inherent strength and confidence,” he starts. “On set, she was a pro and came ready to perform. She completed the cast and the way she carried herself in the garments brought my vision to life.” Mizrahi intends to “shake things up even more with this collection.” Stating that it is “a revival of the Mônot woman who is ready to come back stronger than ever.” Of his own spirit, one of the few individuals who still manages to jet-set the world–he took this call from the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico–he is driven by hope, passion, and creativity. “I am passionate about what I do and grateful for the ability to share my creative vision with the world. Everything I create is about transformation and I want to help women feel empowered by expressing their true nature, individuality, and style.” He doses credit on those he surrounds himself with, noting “I have always been inspired by anything or anyone that portrays strength and confidence.” See the gallery below to peruse all the looks from Mônot Collection 3.
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5 Things to Know About Kim Jones’s Breathtaking Debut Fendi Couture Show

5 Things to Know About Kim Jones’s Breathtaking Debut Fendi Couture Show

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Kim Jones’s Fendi couture debut is an homage to “strong women, intelligent women, who know what they’re doing in their lives. Pioneering women, like the Bloomsbury women, like the women in the show,” the designer told British Vogue’s Olivia Singer during an exclusive preview. The multi-layered spectacle, inspired by feminist literary icons and four generations of Fendi women alike, is a celebration of everything Jones stands for as a designer.
Here, five things to know about his fusion of British romance and Italian grandeur.
Photo: Stephane de Sakutin

Kim Jones drew inspiration from the pioneering Bloomsbury Group
With a rich tapestry of disparate cultural experiences to draw from, during a youth spent between England and Africa, Jones landed on Firle, a quaint village in East Sussex. Specifically, Charleston, the modernist home of the Bloomsbury Group. “I like how this family of people – and particularly these two pioneering sisters, Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf – moved things forward,” explains Jones. “I admire the way that they lived their lives, the freedom that they created for themselves and the art that they left behind for the world.” His deeply personal Fendi couture debut marries the romantic British sensibility of the Bloomsbury set with the heritage of the Italian house in a collection that’s rich with references. The most breathtaking? The embroidered embellishments on gowns, inspired by Charleston’s painted murals and realised in thousands of bouquets of organza petals and Murano glass beaded flowers.
Photo: Stephane de Sakutin

An exhibition of Bloomsbury Group books and ephemera complements the show
The show’s accompanying literary exhibition, curated by Sammy Jay of Peter Harrington Rare Books, sheds more light on the parallels between the Bloomsbury Group and Fendi’s Rome HQ (Bell, for example, channelled her love for Italian Classicism into frescoes of the Borghese gardens on the walls of Charleston). From a rare first edition of resident Charlestonian TS Eliot’s The Waste Land, to the first ever copy of Woolf’s Orlando read by Vita Sackville-West, the paramour who inspired the novel, the curiosity cabinets will delight anyone who has ever pored over Woolf’s time-travelling explorations of gender and identity – once it is open to the public, that is. “I wanted to look at different points of time in Fendi – which is why Orlando came into my head,” Jones told British Vogue of the formative influence of the seminal literary love letter. “I wanted to pull out points of reference from Karl [Lagerfeld, former Fendi womenswear creative director], but renew them. To look at them in a lighter way, to see them with a new eye, but without it appearing nostalgic.”
Photo: Stephane de Sakutin

The casting was major
Jones’s female fan base, from Bella Hadid and Cara Delevingne to Naomi Campbell, naturally came together for their friend’s career-defining fashion show. Leading the charge were Kate Moss and her daughter Lila Grace; and Adwoa Aboah, another muse behind Jones’s Fendi vision, and her sister Kesewa. “What I love most about Kim is his ability to bring family wherever he goes,” says Aboah. “He keeps such a wide range of people around him – artists, musicians, the youth, everyone – which is why his work continues to remain so relevant.” Rounding out the cast? Demi Moore, Christy Turlington and her nephew, James.
Photo: Stephane de Sakutin

The Fendi family walked through a Fendi maze
The Mosses, Turlingtons and Aboahs walked between a grid of interlocking Fs before standing in individual glass units – some of which bloomed with flowers in homage to Sissinghurst Garden Castle, which once belonged to Sackville-West. Others housed giant Stone Pines – the parasol-shaped trees commonly found in Rome – while a number were grounded by glossy marble floors inspired by the Borghese gallery. Adding to the atmospheric quality of the live stream was the supremely moving Max Richter soundtrack. The British-German composer enlisted Silvia Venturini Fendi – who expressed how happy she is to be working with Jones – Isabella Rossellini, Christina Ricci, Moss and Aboah to read passages of love letters from Vita and Virginia, before soundtracking them to new music inspired by Woolf’s body of work. This complete ode to the pioneering Bloomsbury women and the individuals walking in the show could not have been more detailed.
Photo: Stephane de Sakutin

Kate Moss consulted on the accessories
“Kate has such immaculate taste – she’s seen everything, and her knowledge of fashion is so vast,” Jones said of the “logical” decision to appoint Moss as a Fendi accessories consultant. From the blush silk boots hand-embroidered with beads, micro-pearls and glass micro-sequins, to the Murano glass and crystal ear cuffs – the fruits of jewellery creative director Delfina Delettrez Fendi’s work – painstakingly crafted accessories added an exquisite artistic element to the collection, while remaining wearable. As Kate herself says, “What Kim does is always very cool and modern. He knows exactly what people want to wear.”
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Originally published on Vogue.co.uk

12 Of Azzedine Alaïa’s Best Red Carpet Fashion Moments

12 Of Azzedine Alaïa’s Best Red Carpet Fashion Moments

When Tunisian designer Azzedine Alaïa passed away in Paris on November 18, 2017 it was a dark day in the fashion industry. The King of Cling, as he was affectionately called, was one of the most adored designer’s in the game. While gone, he will never be forgotten. Here, Vogue Arabia salutes the legend and inimitable design maestro Alaïa, who has powered scores of iconic red carpet moments and redefined modern haute couture. Vogue Arabia traces the style evolution of Alaïa’s couture genius, as seen on the stars of the international red carpets and beyond, from the signature flared, knit minidress to the enveloping gowns that make even the slightest of movements appear in slow motion.
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