Valentino closes Milan Fashion Week with lush live show
MILAN – It’s been a season of disruption at Milan Fashion Week. Here are highlights from Sunday, the last day of Milan Fashion Week of mostly womenswear previews for Spring-Summer 2021:VALENTINO’S PICCOLI MAKES MILAN FASHION PREMIEREThe silver lining of the virus-induced travel difficulties that kept many people from traveling to Milan Fashion Week from abroad: They also kept Rome-based Valentino from making the trans-alpine trip to the fashion house’s usual show venue in Paris. For his first-ever Milan show, creative director Pier Paolo Piccioli chose a disused foundry as the backdrop for the lush, romantic collection in the fashion language of lattice and lace; floral detailing and bold prints; ruffles and fringe. All of the key elements, florals, lace, lattice, also were reinterpreted also for men: a floral hoodie, a lace short and top set, a ruffle-front shirt over shorts. In Milan, “the signs and codes of Valentino today are being re-signified,” the house said in press notes.
As Paris Fashion Week is streamed, critics look to future
FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020 file photo, models wear creations for the Kenzo fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris. The coronavirus pandemic has instilled extra unpredictability into the already fickle Paris Fashion Week. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)PARIS The coronavirus pandemic has instilled extra unpredictability into the already fickle Paris Fashion Week. No one from the public will be allowed to see the clothes in person at all, in fact, during this on-screen-only version of fashion week that starts Monday. The new digital Paris Fashion Week calendar isn't bad for everyone.
Anna Wintour apologizes for race-related `mistakes'
FILE - This Oct. 21, 2019 file photo shows Anna Wintour at the God's Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards in New York. Wintour has apologized for what she described as mistakes made in her 32-year tenure in not doing enough to elevate black voices on her staff. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK Vogue's Anna Wintour has apologized in an internal email for mistakes" made in her 32-year tenure in not doing enough to elevate black voices on her staff and publishing images and stories that have been racially and culturally hurtful or intolerant." Recognizing it and doing something about it is overdue, Wintour told her staff. We have made mistakes too, publishing images or stories that have been hurtful or intolerant.
Bon Appetit says magazine 'too white,' promises big changes
Bon Appetit, whose top editor resigned Monday after a staff revolt over an offensive photo and longstanding issues involving treatment of people of color, said Wednesday that our mastheads have been far too white for far too long and promised major changes at the magazine. The announcement came in an unsigned statement attributed to staff at both Bon Appetit and Epicurious, a foodie web site. Both are owned by luxury magazine publisher Conde Nast, whose CEO, Roger Lynch, issued his own statement of support for the effort. The staff statement called Bon Appetit white-centric and said it frequently marginalized non-white stories" as not newsworthy or trendy. A photographer, Alex Lau, said he left Bon Appetit in part because when he felt that changes he and other staffers of color pushed for were ignored.
Vogue editor Anna Wintour says coronavirus has been 'catastrophic' for the fashion industry
Anna Wintour, the longtime editor of Vogue, said Wednesday that the coronavirus pandemic has been "catastrophic" for the fashion industry, devastating emerging designers and big retailers alike. "I think it's really giving the industry a pause," Wintour said on CNBC's "Closing Bell." "I think everybody is rethinking what the fashion industry stands for, what it means, what it should be." She said it is why Vogue and the Council of Fashion Designers of America partnered with Amazon to launch a digital storefront this month that features the work of small and medium-sized designers. Vogue and CFDA in April launched a fundraising effort called "A Common Thread," which gives grants to those in fashion who are struggling during the pandemic.cnbc.com
Vogue's Anna Wintour: Daily routine includes a 4 a.m. wake up call and her 'magic box of tricks'
In 2017, Forbes named Vogue's editor-in-chief and artistic director of publishing company Cond Nast Anna Wintour the most powerful woman in media and entertainment, topping even Beyonce, who scored the fourth spot. Wintour, 69, has been leading the fashion magazine for more than 30 years after getting the position in 1988 at the age of 39. But despite her high-profile position, Wintour keeps a relevantly low profile, granting only a few media interviews. In the video, Wintour says she credits her career success to having a strong vision, surrounding herself with a good and diverse team and maintaining a daily routine that helps her stay on track. Here's a look at Wintour's daily routine, according to Masterclass.com.cnbc.com
Meghan cheers on friend Serena Williams at US Open
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, cheers for Serena Williams of the United States during her Women's Singles final match against Bianca Andreescu of Canada at the US Open. NEW YORK (CNN) - Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, attended the women's singles final of the US Open to support her friend Serena Williams on Saturday. This isn't the first time Meghan has seen the tennis star and dear friend play. Meghan, along with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, watched Williams compete in the 2018 and 2019 Wimbledon ladies' singles final in London. Meghan and Williams have been close friends for years after meeting at a charity event.