Law Roach Clarifies His Relationship With Zendaya in the Wake of His Retirement Announcement

Law Roach Clarifies His Relationship With Zendaya in the Wake of His Retirement Announcement

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After famed celebrity stylist Law Roach announced his retirement on Instagram, due to “the politics, the lies, and false narratives,” a recent video of a seating arrangement mix-up at a fashion show had some people pointing the finger at one of Roach’s most visible clients, Zendaya. But Roach himself was quick to defend his friend against the unflattering speculation.
The video shows Zendaya (looking amazing in a leopard-print shorts suit, probably styled by Roach) taking her front-row seat next to Emma Stone at a Louis Vuitton show. Roach follows behind and seems surprised and perhaps a little irritated to find that this was the last seat in the front, meaning he’d have to take a spot behind her.

TikTok answered the Law Roach Tea: pic.twitter.com/pvlmmt8NrS
— 🫧✨?🏄🏾‍♀️🫶🏾🇯🇲 (@Writing_To_Live) March 15, 2023
Some fans on Twitter, TikTok, and elsewhere speculated that this moment sparked a falling out between Zendaya and Roach, which precipitated his decision to leave the styling biz.
Not so! Almost as soon as the theories began popping up, Roach took to Twitter to swat them down. “So y’all really think I’m breaking up with Z….. we are forever!” he tweeted. He added in another tweet, “She’s my little sister and it’s real love not the fake industry love,” which seems to clarify that she was not the perpetrator of the “politics” and “lies” he referenced in his retirement post.

Literally me and zendaya…. pic.twitter.com/Ve2dnyzpsW
— LAW ROACH (@LUXURYLAW) March 15, 2023
In a recent Vogue interview conducted just hours before his debut runway walk in the Boss show, the iconic image architect explained his retirement in a little more depth: “I’m not saying I’m retiring from fashion. I love fashion. I love the businesses, and I love being creative. What I’m retiring from is the celebrity styling part of it, the being in service and at service of other people.”
So, one last time for the people in the back. Law Roach and Zendaya are forever. Law Roach and being Server to the Stars—that’s over.
Originally published in Glamour.com
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Celebrity Stylist Law Roach Says He’s Retiring Due to ‘Politics’ and ‘Lies’

Celebrity Stylist Law Roach Says He’s Retiring Due to ‘Politics’ and ‘Lies’

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Law Roach is the most in-demand stylist in Hollywood right now, dressing everyone from Celine Dion to Megan Thee Stallion and responsible for so many of those headline-making ensembles worn by Zendaya. So naturally, it came as a surprise when Roach announced that he’s calling it quits on the fashion industry.
Just two days after styling a number of stars for the Oscars red carpet, Roach posted an image of the word retired to Instagram with the caption, “My Cup is empty….. thank you to everyone who’ve supported me and my career over the years. Every person that trusted me with their image, I’m so grateful for you all. If this business was just about the clothes I would do it for the rest of my life but unfortunately it’s not! The politics, the lies and false narratives finally got me! You win…I’m out.”

Fellow fashionistas flooded the comments with flat-out denials. Designer Christian Siriano wrote simply, “Absolutely not,” while Naomi Campbell added, “Law I won’t let you !!!! We don’t quit .. strived to[o] hard.” Karla Welch, one of the few stylists in Roach’s league, wrote “no,” while presenter NeNe Leakes took a more compassionate approach, commenting, “Mental health is first.”
On Twitter, fans and sleuths immediately went digging for answers behind the decision. In one resurfaced clip, Roach spoke to the poor treatment he’s received in the industry and his reaction to it. “You can’t talk to me any kind of way,” he said. “You can’t treat me any kind of way… I owe nobody shit in this industry. So I’ll walk away from all that.”
Fans of his work have also started posting their favorite red-carpet looks he created over the years. Though he’s collaborated with many stars, Law Roach’s most high-profile and long-lasting client was undoubtedly Zendaya. At the 2019 Met Gala, he famously acted as her “fairy godmother” when she wore a Cinderella-inspired gown.

The 15 Best Vintage Gowns from the 2023 Awards Red Carpets

The 15 Best Vintage Gowns from the 2023 Awards Red Carpets

Zendaya. Photo: Getty
What’s old is new again—just look at the red carpets this awards season. Hunter Schafer, Zendaya, Cate Blanchett, and more used the red carpet as an opportunity to showcase vintage fashion at the BAFTAs, NAACP Image Awards, Oscars, and more. Many of the gowns and ensembles were from the recent past by designers like Versace, Jean Paul Gaultier, Dior, and more. One particularly popular era: 1995-2005 (which, coincidentally, encompasses some of the years Gen-Zers were born.)
And the looks feel remarkably of the moment. Take, for example, Olivia Rodrigo. The pop star, with the help of stylist Danielle Goldberg, wore horse-printed Chloé pants from Stella McCartney’s tenure at the brand on the red carpet. With a flared leg and low-slung waist, the pants, incredibly, hit multiple quadrants on the trendiness chart. While vintage Versace—namely the 90s— has been worn to events by Zendaya, Dua Lipa, and Bella Hadid. It’s fashion so good, it demands to be worn twice.
Vintage taps into the ever-growing desire for sustainability within fashion. Why make an entirely new dress when there are plenty of great ones waiting to be reworn? And the looks do not have to feel overly rooted in the past either. Popular archival shops such as Tab Vintage, Pechuga Vintage, and Shrimpton Couture have emerged as reliable go-to’s for remarkably curated and of-the-moment vintage fashion for celebrities and fashion enthusiasts.
And then there is Cate Blanchett, who has not only reworn looks from previous red carpets but also reworked garments into entirely new creations. An Alexander McQueen gown becomes a fitted top; repurposed lace from the Armani workshops is used for a new gown. Blanchett showcases that vintage fashion can be utilized in multiple and myriad ways.

Below, check out some of the best vintage fashion moments from this past awards season.
Cate Blanchett rewears her 2015 Oscars Margiela dress to the 2023 BAFTAs. Photo: Getty
Olivia Rodrigo in Chloé Spring 2001 at Billboard Women in Music 2023. Photo: Getty
Winnie Harlow in Armani Haute Couture Spring 2005 at the Academy Awards. Photo: Getty
Kendall Jenner in Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2008 Couture at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party. Photo: Getty
Bella Hadid in 1987 Versace at Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Getty
Jurnee Smollett in 1996 Nina Ricci Haute Couture at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party. Photo: Getty
Gabrielle Union in 1989 Versace at the 54th NAACP Image Awards. Photo: Getty
Vanessa Hudgens in vintage Chanel at the Academy Awards. Photo: Getty
Laura Dern in Armani Privé Spring 2006 at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party. Photo: Getty
Laverne Cox in vintage John Galliano at the Golden Globes Awards. Photo: Getty
Rooney Mara in vintage Alexander McQueen at the Academy Awards. Photo: Getty
Jenna Ortega in Versace Fall 1994 at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Photo: Getty
Zendaya in Versace Spring 2002 at the 54th NAACP Image Awards. Photo: Getty
Megan Stalter in Vivienne Westwood Spring 2004 at the Scren Actors Guild Awards. Photo: Getty
Rooney Mara in Givenchy Spring 1997 at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Photo: Getty
Originally published in Vogue.com
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Zendaya and More at Louis Vuitton; Jessica Alba at Stella McCartney

Zendaya and More at Louis Vuitton; Jessica Alba at Stella McCartney

STOPPING TRAFFIC: Zendaya could stop traffic anywhere, and her appearance at the Louis Vuitton show was no different.
Fans lined up in the street outside the Musée d’Orsay to set their sights on guests, including Ana de Armas, Alicia Vikander, Chloë Grace Moretz, Emma Stone, Gemma Chan, Jaden Smith and newly appointed Louis Vuitton men’s creative director Pharrell Williams, leading to a tangle of vehicles, including one unfortunately timed public bus full of bewildered passengers.

The gilded hall of the museum buzzed when Zendaya made a last-minute entrance after being caught up in the massive traffic jam. She snuck in just as the lights were about to go down, and squeezed between Stone and Dior chief executive officer Delphine Arnault.

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After the show she said she saw other guests getting out of their cars and running, but wasn’t sure if she could sprint in her outfit. “It would have been easier to ride a bike here,” she joked, and happily posed for selfies with fans.

Sarah Paulson and wife Holland Taylor were two of those guests that dashed down the street. “You can’t imagine the running that was happening — it wasn’t pleasant,” Paulson joked as she pointed to her Louis Vuitton heeled boots. “Even Holland in her flats, we were hoofing it,” she said.

The new “mommy of the internet” Paulson sported a minidress with an enormous zipper, and praised creative director Nicolas Ghesquière’s quirky vision. “I loved every single look that came down the runway. He’s very diverse, and everything just seemed incredibly wearable.”

As for the “mommy” meme she joked about on “Saturday Night Live,” she added: “If I’ve got to be someone’s mommy, it’s my dogs and the children of the internet. At some point, if you can’t beat ’em join ’em,” she laughed.

It was the second Louis Vuitton show for de Armas. Last season when asked about the Oscar buzz surrounding “Marilyn,” she wanted to change the subject.

“A lot has changed since then,” she said. “It’s been such a beautiful, rewarding outcome and, of course, it’s very special to be nominated alongside those actresses I’ve been admiring my entire life. It seems unreal,” she said.

De Armas said she was at the show not just as a spectator, but shopping for the upcoming red carpet. “It’s a team effort,” she said, pointing to her stylists.

No stranger to the Oscar red carpet, Vikander joked that she lives in the countryside and rarely gets dressed up. “It’s funny, even my nanny was like ‘Oooh, wow,’ because she mostly sees me in clothes that fit the countryside. But that doesn’t take away from the fact that I do love an occasion.”

She’s wrapped the Henry VIII period drama “Firebrand,” which will “hopefully” be in an upcoming festival, she said, though she wouldn’t divulge where it might land. Then she’s off to Tenerife, Spain, to shoot a new film, but details are under wraps.

Sophie Turner

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Sophie Turner has been in town since last week, hosting a reception as ambassador for the LVMH Prize, and has had a few days to rest and explore the city in between events. She carried that vibe through, changing up her look from the sexy low-cut top of Thursday’s party to a pajama suit. “It’s all about the comfort. You’ve got to get the comfiest ones and put them in your bag,” she said.

The longtime brand ambassador said the show was “otherworldly.”

“This show was inspired by Paris but it still felt futuristic,” she said, adding that she now has her sights on the light mask-slash-sunglasses models wore. “One hundred percent I would wear those. Pop those into the shopping bag, too.”

Lea Seydoux, also fresh off the “Dune 2” shoot, was hoping for a mini reunion with costar Zendaya. “It was really something amazing. [Director] Denis Villeneuve I love. I really had such a blast. It was one of the best experiences I’ve had,” she said, along with working with Florence Pugh and Javier Bardem.

“He inspires me on a larger scale. It’s always just a joy to be around him,” she added of Ghesquière. “I love being part of his family.”

Moretz has been in the Louis Vuitton family since attending a show in 2015, officially joining the brand in 2018. She was just 17 at that first show.

“It’s been incredible to have that journey and to grow up within it, and also to be able to kind of shift my look and my vibe,” she said.

“I imagine, I mean, hopefully I’ve changed a lot which is good. I’m 26 years old now. So I think I’m continuing to change and continuing to grow and becoming the woman that I want to become and representing what I believe in,” she said. She starts shooting the second season of “Peripheral” in July.

Backstage after the show, Williams, who was appointed creative director of the men’s line in February, hugged and talked with Ghesquière and chief executive officer Pietro Beccari. The two designers discussed the show and the looks, before posing for pictures together.

Williams said he’s already started on his collection, and asked how he is approaching the process he answered simply: “With love.” — RHONDA RICHFORD

MORNING ACTIVITIES: Stella McCartney took everyone for a ride, staging her early morning show at equestrian school Manège École Militaire.

Out came a pack of white horses at the behest of trainer Jean-François Pignon, who performed various tricks and formations in unison. It was a curious choice for a vegan line, but delighted the crowd nonetheless, and McCartney assured guests that the horses are rescued and humanely trained.

Camila Alves McConaughey, Stella McCartney and Jessica Alba.

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Jessica Alba sat front row, and praised McCartney’s activism. “She’s a gal’s gal, she loves the planet, she loves people, she loves kids, and she’s pretty fearless,” she said. “She was the first to bring sustainability to luxury and show it can be done. And that’s the influence, it trickles down to everyone else, which is pretty cool.”

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton director of image and environment Antoine Arnault was front row to support the first sustainable brand in the conglomerate’s stable. Rita Ora and Noah Cyrus also sat in the front row.

Alba sat next to Camila Alves, who worked with McCartney last year to bring her collection to Austin, Texas, for charity.

“We did the runway in the middle of the soccer field, and had over 700 women that attended,” she said of the event, which raised funds for a medical center and schools.

Alves said that McCartney’s work goes beyond just showing for charity and extends to caring for the planet. “The fact that she’s able to do it, blending the beautiful fashion that she does and maintain sustainability as a key mission is amazing,” she said. “And she’s fighting for other designers who also stand for the same purpose and opening a path for them.”

“Outer Banks” stars Madelyn Cline and Madison Bailey had a mini reunion in the front row. “It’s chaotic,” said Cline of the tiny area packed with photographers. “But I love to see all of my friends somewhere else outside of L.A. and I think this is such a fun celebration of fashion.”

The Netflix show has been a breakout this season, which Cline framed as “phenomenal.”

“I feel like every season I barely believe that it’s all happening,” she said. Bailey added that the show has already been renewed for season four. The ink is just dry on the renewal, they said, and they don’t know when they’ll start shooting again.

For Bailey, it was her first time in Paris and she was overwhelmed by the architecture — and the traffic. “I’m obsessed with the city. There’s so much beauty here and everywhere I look is stunning. But there is so much traffic,” she said.

Models pranced down the runway in checkered blazers, jersey dresses with rope details and cruelty-free fluffy heels. — R.R.

SHEER STYLE: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas made the case for couples outfits at Sunday night’s Valentino show.

The duo was styled by Law Roach in coordinating outfits for the evening. Priyanka wore a PP Pink — designer Pierpaolo Piccioli’s signature shade — gown and cape with a tone-on-tone monogram, while Nick was in a suit of the same subtle lettering but in black. It was a captivating study in contrast.

Florence Pugh arrives at the Valentino show.

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Roach, who has worked with Chopra before and is close to Piccioli, said it was his first time dressing Jonas. “Don’t you think it’s cute? They’re both in the new monogram and I think it’s fab. I mean look at her,” he said, adding they were great to work with as a team. “They’re a cool couple.”

Cool, and a little bit cold, as Chopra shivered in the freezing air upon leaving. “Is it always this cold during Paris Fashion Week?’” she queried, while another guest informed her that it was even chillier during the January couture show.

Florence Pugh has become the poster girl for Valentino, wearing the brand for some memorable red-carpet moments. Never one to shy away from sheer, she traded in see-through tops for see-through bottoms, sporting a tulle skirt with a white bikini brief. She was eyeing another barely there piece.

“The naked underneath dress with the feather sleeves, unbelievable, and the red waistcoat and the pants, I’m gonna be wearing that. I hope to anyway. I loved it all,” she said after the show, singing Piccioli’s praises. “I think Pierpaolo is an absolute genius.”

Emma Roberts was in search of a glass of Champagne, but found she would have to wait until the private dinner, while Brooklyn and Nicola Peltz Beckham held hands in the front row.

Nicole Ari Parker sat front row in a very daring bodysuit and cape outfit. “It just felt right and it’s signature Valentino red,” she said, twirling her floral cape.

Filming on the second season of the “Sex and the City” sequel “And Just Like That” is nearly completed, and the series is expected to premiere in June. Valentino — which created the voluminous finale gown that star Sarah Jessica Parker wears to Paris — will be featured in the second season, she said, and she was spotted wearing red couture and dramatic headpiece on the set. However she wouldn’t divulge just exactly how it fits into the plot. “I’m sworn to secrecy,” she said.

The series will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year, she noted. “Everyone is so warm and exactly how you think they are — generous and funny and kind and brilliant. I’m happy to be a part of the whole thing.”

Plus she’s become close with costume designers Molly Rogers and Danny Santiago, who helped her prep for Fashion Week. “They’ve been really great to me so I borrowed a bag or two for Paris.” — R.R.

HEAVY LIFTING: For the last two seasons, the A.P.C. fashion show has been a study in the unstudied, held in the brand’s headquarters with models casually walking the lobby floor around standing-room-only guests.

A.P.C., spring 2020

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This season had the same laid-back vibe, despite the announcement Wednesday confirming the news originally reported by WWD that founder and designer Jean Touitou sold a majority stake to consumer investment giant L Catteron.

Speaking to journalists after the show, he said that creatively “nothing is going to change,” and “if worse comes to worst” he still owns the building on Rue Madame in Paris’ tony 6th arrondissement, as well as the attached recording studio.

Touitou said he feels as if a weight has been lifted off of his shoulders after barely surviving the business difficulties wrought by the pandemic and likening it to a fight for his life.

“Because that pandemic ‘war,’ people don’t realize…we about died during the pandemic because we had merchandise ready to be shipped to around 400 shops. That’s a lot of yardage, in rolls of fabric that you don’t know what to do with.”

When things finally were able to reopen, he wasn’t able to predict what different regulations would be in various regions, as the company is in markets as diverse as Denmark and South Korea. As the chief executive officer, he didn’t feel like he was able to keep up with the rolling regulations on openings or rules governing employment.

“I really felt, ‘OK, I’m gonna get out of this game,’” he said, though it took him time to come to terms with the decision.

He decided to align with L Catterton so their deep pockets could do the heavy lifting.

“I like the metaphor of somebody who knows how to handle the street fights, but I prefer to have bodyguards now.”

Powerful bodyguards they are, as L Catterton is backed by luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. L Catterton has invested heavily in its fashion portfolio in recent years, including Birkenstock, Etro, Ganni and John Hardy. 

Speaking to WWD following the sale news, L Catterton Europe partner Eduardo Velasco said that A.P.C. has revenue of more than 100 million euros and he believes it is poised for growth up to 500 million euros.

Touitou wouldn’t comment on specific financial targets, but said that after 36 years he felt like the time was right for the business to grow and that he didn’t feel he was the person to lead it to the next level. He will remain in charge of “strong decisions,” but the day-to-day financials and growth strategy will change. It is likely they will open more stores.

The brand has 70 company-owned stores across Europe, the U.S., Australia, South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong.

When questioned if there will be expansion in new regions or markets, Touitou added that he has long been asked to open the brand in new markets but feels comfortable with the current structure.

“It’s a tough world, to own a company. I mean I was glad to, at the same time, be a poet and warrior, but it is tiring,” he said, adding that now he will focus on the creative side.

To that end, he sent out a collection of smart basics in stiff denim, striped shirts and trench coats. He looked to the codes of preppy, punk and goths to add his signature twists.

All of the models were students from his daughter’s high school class, and Touitou added that anyone who wanted to do it was accepted. “I love this idea of no casting,” he said. Students came and graffitied the walls surrounding the runway, adding to the ad hoc vibe, and skipped last looks in favor of an impromptu dance party. — R.R.

GROWTH TARGET: During Sunday’s National People’s Congress meeting, an annual key political gathering in Beijing, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced a 2023 GDP growth target of “around 5 percent,” the lowest growth target in decades.

According to Li’s state of the nation address, growth in 2023 will be largely driven by consumption and the creation of 12 million new urban jobs, which would contain the unemployment rate to 5.5 percent, the same as 2022.

Li said the modest growth forecast is in line with a slowdown in global economic growth and high inflation rates. He also acknowledged domestic labor market woes, a distressed housing market and pressure faced by private enterprises and small businesses after years of stringent COVID-19 control. 

The GDP of the world’s second-largest economy grew by 3.3 percent in 2022, missing the official target of 5.5 percent.

Li stressed the importance of prioritizing consumption expansion by increasing household income and “promoting a deeper integration of online and offline consumption.” Li said online retail sales of physical goods is expected to increase from 15.8 percent to 27.2 percent in 2023. 

“We read the National People’s Congress as positive for the European luxury goods sector,” Barclays analyzed in a recent report. 

“We expect policies to be accommodative in boosting business and consumer sentiment to support the growth,” the report continued. “In particular, we think the effort to boost luxury spending repatriation will continue in 2023 even after border reopening, and Hainan will continue to play an important role for this purpose.”

Barclays projects that the mainland China luxury market will grow 19 percent in 2023.

Li, Chinese President Xi Jinping‘s righthand man for the past decade, will retire after this year’s National People’s Congress meeting, also known as the “Two Sessions.”

The meeting, which will conclude on March 13, will officially secure Xi’s position as China’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong as he enters an unprecedented third term.

The country’s next premier and other key members of the Xi administration, made up of Xi loyalists, will also be officially revealed. 

Former Shanghai party head Li Qiang is poised to succeed Li as the new premier.

The leadership change, which started in October last year, sets “a stable backdrop for economic recovery starting in 2023,” according to Barclays. — DENNI HU

DISPUTE CONTINUES: The legal battle between Hermes International and the artist known as Mason Rothschild took another turn Friday, when the luxury house filed a preliminary motion for a permanent injunction in Manhattan federal court Friday to try to stop him from selling and promoting his “MetaBirkin” non-fungible tokens.

Hermès sued the 28-year-old artist, whose given name is Sonny Estival, for creating and selling 100 MetaBirkins — colorful faux-fur Birkin bag-inspired NFTs — in November 2021. The luxury brand contended the NFTs confused consumers, diluted the brand and impacted its in-the-works plans for NFTs. Rothschild and his legal team have insisted that the two-dimensional digital tokens were a commentary on fashion’s fur-free initiative, an experiment in replicating the luxury handbag’s perceived value and an act of artistic expression that is protected under the First Amendment. The artist, who is also cofounder of the progressive store, gallery and event space Terminal27 in Los Angeles, was compared to Pop Art artist Andy Warhol.

Last month a nine-person jury in Manhattan federal court found Rothschild liable of trademark infringement, brand dilution and cybersquatting. They also found that the First Amendment does not bar liability. In terms of damages, Hermès will be awarded $110,000 for trademark infringement and brand dilution, as well as $23,000 in statutory damages for cybersquatting.

Executives at Hermès did not respond to a request for comment Monday regarding the latest action. A spokesman for Rothschild issued an unsolicited statement Monday from one of his attorneys at Lex Lumina PLLC, Rhett O. Millsaps II, which read, “As plaintiffs, Hermes gets to file their argument first. This case is far from over. This latest filing is a gross overreach by Hermes and an attempt to punish Mr. Rothschild because they don’t like his art, but what’s new? Mr. Rothschild will be responding in the Court in due course.” 

That reiterated what Millsaps vowed following last month’s decision that an appeal was being planned. He also said at that time that every legal avenue will be taken by Rothschild’s legal team. Asked whether there is a timeline as to when the appeal would be filed on behalf of Rothschild, his spokesperson said Monday, “not at this time.” — ROSEMARY FEITELBERG

POP UP: Giorgio Armani has installed a pop-up inside Just One Eye, the highly curated Los Angeles boutique.

It was unveiled on Thursday at a cocktail party held at the retailer. Showcasing Giorgio Armani’s spring 2023 collection, the selection is an assortment of men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and accessories.

“I am excited to partner with Giorgio Armani,” said Just One Eye founder Paola Russo in a statement. “As a pioneer in creating beauty and sharing this with the world for many years, Mr. Armani has inspired me and my Italian roots for as long as I can remember. Working closely with my partnership director, Renato, my Just One Eye family, and the Giorgio Armani team on this kickoff is a collaboration that is very special to us.”

Alice Eve, Mamie Gummer and Ginnifer Goodwin.

Courtesy of Giorgio Armani/Krista Schlueter

Guests included Langley Fox, Mamie Gummer, Alice Eve, Dominique Fishback, Madeline Brewer, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Mason Gooding, Larsen Thompson, Juliette Labelle, Inanna Sarkis, Kendrick Sampson, Zoe Chao, Michelle Randolph, Lewis Tan, Albert Muzquiz, Will Peltz — all wearing Giorgio Armani — as well as André 3000, Maurizio Donadi, Shamier Anderson, Rosetta Getty, Jon Gries and Victoria Mahoney.

Russo first opened Just One Eye in 2012 in the Art Deco Howard Hughes Headquarters building in Hollywood before relocating to the Sycamore District. Expanding with 13,000 square feet of floor space, the shop features vintage and contemporary fashion, art, design, fragrance and wellness goods. — RYMA CHIKHOUNE

FASHION GUIDE: Stacy Igel, founder and designer of the contemporary brand, Boy Meets Girl, has penned a book, “Embracing the Calm in the Chaos” (Harper Collins Leadership, $28.99).

Igel, who for the past 20 years has collaborated with musical artists, athletes and activists as well as organizations including the Young Survival Coalition, BullyBust, Human Rights Watch, Glam4Good, Youth Over Guns and Survivor Corps, will be making the rounds to promote the book.

The tome offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it means to run a fashion business. It is intended to be an accessible guide for anyone starting a new business. In the book, she walks readers through the highs and lows of creating a business, from how to overcome discouragement to making one’s voice stand out in the marketplace.

Her first stop is Bloomingdale’s Carousel in New York on March 11 from 1 to 5 p.m., where she will have a meet and greet and book signing in conjunction with Women’s History Month. Igel, who is featured with Bloomingdale’s 50 Founders in Fashion, will bring together several women-owned brands for the day’s festivities. The first 20 customers will receive a complimentary headshot by ClickHouse, founded by celebrity and fashion photographer Sophie Elgort. Valerie Star, celebrity makeup artist, will do pre-shoot hair and makeup touch-ups.

Igel will offer for sale a digital “Calm in the Chaos Bag,” in partnership with NFSHE, which will come with the real life version when a customer comes to Bloomingdale’s to pick it up with the book included. In order to receive the real life bag and the book at Bloomingdale’s, customers must mint their NFTs ahead of the event.

Other stops on Igel’s book tour include a livestream Tracy Margolies on Saks.com on March 14, as well as visits to JCC Manhattan and several book stores in March and May. — LISA LOCKWOOD

Logomania Has Gone Subtle—Here’s How Kim Kardashian, Rihanna and Zendaya Are Nailing the Look

Logomania Has Gone Subtle—Here’s How Kim Kardashian, Rihanna and Zendaya Are Nailing the Look

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When the logomania trend hit its peak back in 2016, it felt as if everyone was obsessed with covering themselves in designer brand names from head to toe and making sure people knew it. Remember Louis Vuitton’s spring 2016 show, when the signature LV logo pattern used for its bags made their way onto leather coats too? But this season, the label-loving aesthetic is heading in a surprisingly more discreet direction. Yes, logomania can actually be subtle: Celebrities have been sporting abstract or itty-bitty logos that are barely discernible to the eye.
The new iteration of the trend makes sense: While logomania has certainly died down since 2016, it hasn’t entirely left the fashion consciousness. The Fendi by Versace pre-fall 2022 show, for one, showcased pieces which had the two Italian fashion house’s logos morphed into one on coats, bags, and everything in between. But as a whole, fashion has been embracing a quieter sensibility, with labels such as The Row, Khaite, and Bottega Veneta putting forward minimal clothes that exude a stealthy elegance. As a result, designer brands are now taking a more pared-back or abstract approach to their signature logo work, too.
Zendaya. Photo: Getty
For Valentino’s spring 2023 show, for instance, the Italian label debuted its Toile Iconographe monogram, which features several “V”s in an artful formation; Zendaya wore the monogram via a coat, skirt, and tights to the brand’s show in Paris last month. Burberry’s spring collection also had the house’s horse logo applied all over onto sheer hosiery, adding a subtle flair to simple looks. Dua Lipa recently wore sheer opera gloves from the collection on her Instagram, and you could barely tell what brand they are.
But it’s not just subtle, all-over prints taking over this season. Miniature logos have also been making an appearance on tank tops, making you squint to see them. Kylie Jenner wore a branded Loewe tank to the show in Paris last month, while actor Sheila Atim wore Prada’s tiny plaque version to its spring Milan presentation. The 2022 version of logomania, then, is clearly all about rocking designer pieces in a much more if-you-know-you-know way—though that spirit of showing off is still alive and well.

Below, more subtle logomania looks that have ruled this season.
Kim Kardashian. Photo: Getty
Irina Shayk. Photo: Getty
Rihanna. Photo: Getty
Dua Lipa. Photo: Getty
Jessica Chastain. Photo: Getty
Sheila Atim. Photo: Getty
Kylie Jenner. Photo: Getty
Originally published in Vogue.com

Zendaya’s Sheer Valentino Bodysuit at Paris Fashion Week Takes Logomania to the Next Level

Zendaya’s Sheer Valentino Bodysuit at Paris Fashion Week Takes Logomania to the Next Level

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Zendaya continues to serve in Valentino.
On October 2, Zendaya attended the Valentino spring/summer 2023 runway show at Paris Fashion Week wearing a completely sheer logo bodysuit with matching sequined short shorts and an oversized blazer. Seated in the front row next to longtime stylist Law Roach, Zendaya topped off the look with a pair of dramatic black chandelier earrings and a glossy burnt orange lip.
Zendaya attends the Valentino Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on October 02, 2022 in Paris, France. Photo: Getty
Zendaya and Law Roach attend the Valentino Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on October 02, 2022 in Paris, France. Photo: Getty
The Euphoria star wasn’t the only famous face at the Valentino show. In another photo from the event, Zendaya posed with fellow guests Florence Pugh, Emily in Paris star Ashley Park, and Dove Cameron.
Dove Cameron, Ashley Park, Florence Pugh, and Zendaya attend the Valentino Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on October 02, 2022. Photo: Getty
Back in September, the 26-year-old made history as the youngest two-time winner for acting in Emmys history, and the first Black woman to win the Emmy for lead actress in a drama series twice. This year, Zendaya was nominated alongside Melanie Lynskey for Yellowjackets, Laura Linney for Ozark, Sandra Oh for Killing Eve, Reese Witherspoon for The Morning Show, and Jodie Comer for Killing Eve.
Accepting her award in a Valentino gown and Bulgari jewels, she said, “My greatest wish for Euphoria was that it could help heal people and I just want to say thank you to everyone who has shared their story with me. I want you to know that anyone who has loved a Rue or feels like they are Rue, I want you to know that I’m so grateful for your stories and I carry them with me and I carry them with her.”

Here’s Zendaya’s mom watching her daughter win her second Emmy. She was wiping away tears. #emmys pic.twitter.com/3vrdSZI79j
— Rebecca Ford (@Beccamford) September 13, 2022

In a post-acceptance speech interview, the actor was asked who she texted first about her win. Since her mom was her Emmys date that night, Zendaya said, “I texted my boyfriend.” You know, Spider-Man star Tom Holland. That boyfriend.
To celebrate, Zendaya changed into yet another Valentino gown—this time in bold red. Frankly, this is one fashion partnership we’ll never get tired of.
Originally published in Glamour.com

Zendaya Channeled Grace Kelly at the 2022 Emmys in a Romantic Black Strapless Gown

Zendaya Channeled Grace Kelly at the 2022 Emmys in a Romantic Black Strapless Gown

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The Emmy Awards may be television’s biggest night out, but if anyone knows how to take that energy even further, it’s Zendaya. Nominated for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for her powerful performance as the teenage drug addict Rue in Euphoria, the 26-year-old dialed up the glamour in a custom Valentino ballgown, serving as further proof (if you needed it) that she’s Hollywood’s most stylish ingenue, bar none.
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Designed specifically for the occasion by Valentino’s creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli, the dramatic gown featured a form-fitting bodice with a subtle peplum detail and a sweeping full skirt that paid homage to screen sirens from decades past. As Zendaya’s stylist Law Roach told Vogue, the dress was inspired by pieces worn by Grace Kelly in her 1950s fashion icon heyday, as well as a look from Valentino’s fall 1987 collection worn by none other than Linda Evangelista in a Steven Meisel ad campaign.
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To complete the look, Zendaya pulled her hair back with a sleek silk band for a further nod to cinema from decades past (Brigitte Bardot, eat your heart out), while letting her brushed-out curls fall to her shoulders—all the better to frame her glittering Bulgari jewels. If there’s one thing Roach and Zendaya know, it’s how to effortlessly balance retro with right now. We’re studiously taking notes.
Originally published in Vogue.com
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Pre-Loved Pieces are Having Major Red Carpet Moments, Courtesy of the World’s Biggest Fashion Stars

Pre-Loved Pieces are Having Major Red Carpet Moments, Courtesy of the World’s Biggest Fashion Stars

Pre-loved pieces emerge front and center on the red carpet, as stars bask in the unique spotlight of old-world glamour.
Marilyn Monroe in the bespoke Jean Louis dress Kim Kardashian would controversially borrow for the 2022 Met Gala
The 444 million-and-counting multi-platform viewers of this year’s Met Gala gave a collective gasp when Kim Kardashian arrived on the red carpet in Marilyn Monroe’s Jean Louis crystal embroidered dress.
Originally worn by the blonde bombshell herself in 1962 at Madison Square Garden when she famously serenaded President Kennedy with a very sultry rendition of Happy Birthday, Monroe had been sewn into the bespoke piece that night to achieve a seamless fit. Purchased by pop culture archivists Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for US$4.8 million in 2016 — making it the most expensive dress in the world — this very fabric of history is usually kept in a temperature and light-controlled vault in their Orlando museum and gallery. All of which contributed to making Kardashian’s modern ‘Mr President’ moment such a polarizing affair for the Internet, with many questioning why the delicate dress, made from sheer and flesh-colored marquisette fabric and set with 2,500 rhinestones, had been taken out of the archives. Dubai-based Joe Challita, couturier and fashion history enthusiast weighed in, stating, “Kim Kardashian acquiring Marilyn’s dress for the Met Gala, in my opinion, was not a move for sustainability but a move to acquire its iconic status. That dress had its moment through Marilyn. It has already been in the limelight, and it is still etched in our memories today.” Increasingly, vintage dresses are appearing more and more on the red carpet, but the motives behind the trend appear less grounded in sustainability than an opportunity to achieve an away-from-the-pack look that’s very modernity is entrenched in the past.
A vintage Dior dress Bella Hadid paid homage to at the Prince’s Trust Gala 2022
Dani Levi, Kardashian’s fashion stylist, expresses that her reasons for sourcing vintage are related to creative freedom, declaring, “A circular fashion system allows for more possibilities to express what I want to say without being bounded. I don’t want to be limited by what designers or trend forecasters think is relevant this season. I feel we stylists are artists and should be more original by letting our personal vibes, environment, and likes play a part in our aesthetic and work. Archive fashion gives us endless ideas.” Kardashian has been donning vintage since 2016, from Thierry Mugler to Vivienne Westwood, each piece delivering new iconic moments in fashion, creating conversations around the importance of historical couture.
Zendaya wears vintage Balmain at this year’s NAACP Image Awards
The idea that vintage frees women from the constraints of trends is also expressed by Bella Hadid. The Palestinian-Dutch model made an old-glamor statement on the red carpet when she wore a 1950s Dior gown to the Prince’s Trust Gala in New York, in April. It did not end there. The Cannes Festival red carpet saw her wearing not one, but two Versace gowns plucked from the maison’s archives — confirming her position as a vanguard for the vintage trend. Law Roach styled Hadid’s striking looks and is a huge supporter of vintage couture. He recently commented on actress Zendaya’s Bob Mackie moment, “Vintage and archival dressing isn’t a trend for me, it’s what led me to this career and will always be my first option when possible.”
In the region, fashion purveyor Sheikha Dana Al Khalifa is vocal in her praise for vintage couture and jewelry, revealing, “Cherie Balch of Shrimpton Couture taught me a lot about vintage dressing, and I have bought a number of pieces from her in the past.” Balch is a vintage expert to the stars and has dressed the likes of Rhianna and Adut Akech in yesteryear’s Moschino and Christian Lacroix. “I think everything in fashion is cyclical, it could never be old if it was never new. Nothing really new is being created, everyone is looking back to create their designs. Women’s current fashion climate is setting the trends on the market for fast fashion to emulate and it is costing our environment. In the Middle East, women feel they are less-than if they wear vintage; you are seen as someone who can’t afford what is new and considered ‘in.’ Through the red carpet, a shift in this opinion is starting to be seen.” Al Khalifa confirms that heritage accessories, however, are much loved. “Vintage jewelry is a big deal in the Middle East. When anyone asks me what I am wearing, I always reply that it’s my mother’s from the Eighties. I love the fact that these pieces have a story.”
Audrey Hepburn wears the Tiffany Diamond in 1961, which Lady Gaga, in Alexander McQueen, wore to collect her 2019 Oscar for Best Original Song
Looking back on the trade of garments, during the Renaissance, it was common for servants to sell their masters’ old clothing to peasants in nearby villages. Fast forward to today, when did vintage fashion become trendworthy? In an article written for Smithsonian Magazine by Professor Jennifer Le Zotte, and in her book Goodwill to Grunge, the author marks the moment second-hand buying went from “suspicious to significant.” In the Fifties, when freethinkers took to the trend of wearing thrifted garments, it became desirable. An affront to capitalism, these groups were opting out of the bourgeoisie fashion scene, with the view that if you adopted the trend, you were special, unique, and different. The style adage goes that fashion recycles every 20 years, and stars are looking back, to appear forward-thinking. A lot like the grass roots of vintage, one can see a relation to how celebrities categorize themselves today when wearing exclusive, one-of-a-kind pieces. It is something of a rebellion against commercialized fashion and acts as a further differentiator for women seeking to separate themselves from the crowded huddle of designer trends.
Originally published in the July/August 2022 issue of Vogue Arabia
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Zendaya’s Fabulous Strapless Vintage Gown Is by Cher’s Favorite, Bob Mackie

Zendaya’s Fabulous Strapless Vintage Gown Is by Cher’s Favorite, Bob Mackie

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Zendaya loves to serve vintage looks on the red carpet. From wearing the same purple Versace dress that Beyoncé wore to the BET Awards in 2003, to embodying mid-century romance in a 1956 Balmain Couture gown for the NAACP Image Awards, the actor isn’t one to shy away from an archival fashion moment. And her latest look is another one for the history books.
For this year’s Time 100 Gala in New York City, the 25-year-old Euphoria actor chose a vintage Bob Mackie gown (the designer is responsible for some of Cher’s most iconic looks, FYI). The rare number, from the the brand’s fall 1998 collection, features velvet and silk panels in green and black that wrap around the body. Zendaya accessorized with an understated diamond necklace and earrings to match, and opted for slick, straight hair and teal eyeshadow to pick out the color in her dress.
Thanks to her longtime collaboration with stylist Law Roach, the actor’s vintage red-carpet looks are never anything less than triumphant. Which brand’s archive will Zendaya explore next? Our money’s on Gianni Versace sequins or Tom Ford-era Gucci.
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk
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