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The Thrill of the Casting Call

Just as a photographer scours for fresh talent, the fall 2024 runways were all about the discovery of what’s new and exciting.

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13 Going on 30 Helped Me Define Manhood—and Adulthood—on My Own Terms

I was forced to create my own blueprint for what Black masculinity and success can look like. As I turned 30 this year, I realized Jenna Rink helped me do that.

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Tomi Adeyemi Says Goodbye to Orïsha

The Children of Blood and Bone author created an iconic trilogy before she turned 30. What’s next?

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Armani Privé and Stephane Rolland: Paris couture both in black and white

Two resolutely independent couturiers – Giorgio Armani and Stephane Rolland – staged couture shows in Paris Tuesday, with collections that were overwhelmingly in black and white; leavened with silver and translucence.

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Virginie Viard a no-show at her last Chanel show

If the latest Chanel haute couture in the Palais Garnier on Tuesday felt like a funeral that’s because it was. The house’s departing couturier Virginie Viard was not even in the opera house.

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Organizational Convertible Baby Bags – MOOV Offers Convertible Bags to Fit Your Lifestyle (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) MOOV is a certified woman-owned and minority-owned startup that was founded by a new mom who struggled to keep track of everything while caring for her little one. With a background in Industrial…

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Paris menswear: Loewe, Hermès and KidSuper

Three wildly contrasting and excellent shows – by Loewe, Hermès and KidSuper – staged Sunday were a reminder that when it comes to creative menswear, Paris remains the epicenter of the planet.

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Ralph Lauren Unveils Team USA Olympic Uniforms

NEW YORK — Olympics fever is spreading and Ralph Lauren fanned the flames Tuesday when it took the wraps off the uniforms that will be worn by Team USA next month in Paris.

For the ninth time, the company will dress both the Olympic and Paralympic athletes for both the opening and closing ceremony parades as well as the flag bearers. Ralph Lauren has also created a line of Villagewear that is less formal than the parade uniforms. The uniforms and Villagewear will be available for sale beginning Tuesday on both the Ralph Lauren stores and website as well as at the Team USA Shop. Proceeds from the sale of the products will benefit the team.

“America is one of maybe one or two teams that are not funded by government,” David Lauren, chief branding and innovation officer for Ralph Lauren Corp., told WWD at a preview on Monday. “So the sale of these products helped make it possible for the athletes to compete. We were very committed to picking products that are saleable. So we based the collection on products that we know will be popular and easy to wear.”

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French Model Constance Jablonski’s Top 10 Summer Essentials

At age 17, Constance Jablonski moved from the northern French countryside to New York City to pursue her modeling career. Since then she has not only become known as one of the most sought-after talents in the industry for nearly two decades — posing on the covers of leading fashion magazines and in advertising campaigns for brands spanning from Hermès and Calvin Klein to J.Crew; walking numerous catwalks, and serving as a global ambassador for Estée Lauder and face of Guerlain’s Abeille Royale skin care range, to name a few — but also for her personal style that blends classic Parisian chic with casual ease and hints of novelty.

In 2021, the model also became an entrepreneur with the launch of French Bloom (founded by Jablonski and close friend Maggie Frerejean-Taittinger), a sparkling nonalcoholic alternative to bubbly Champagne.

The zero-proof wine alternative is now seen at global retailers, eateries and locales as high-profile, or mainstay, to fashion enthusiasts as Jablonski’s personal style and portfolio. They include Erewhon and Boisson; the Beverly Hills Hotel and The Carlyle in New York; Galleries Lafayette in Paris, and Mr. Chow and The Odeon in New York, among others.

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‘Naomi: In Fashion’ at Victoria and Albert Museum Is a ‘Biography for Her Children’

Naomi Campbell fans will be able to tap into the model’s heart — and mind — with the new exhibition “Naomi: In Fashion” at the Victoria & Albert Museum, which runs from June 22 to April 6. 

It was Edward Enninful, the former editor in chief of British Vogue, who came up with the idea for a show dedicated to the supermodel, who also is one of his closest friends.

“Although a number of exhibitions and displays such as ‘Diva’ or ‘Africa Fashion’ have featured Black female designers, artists and performers, ‘Naomi: In Fashion’ is the first major V&A solo show dedicated to a Black woman,” says Sonnet Stanfill, senior curator of fashion at the V&A who worked with Campbell on the exhibition.

The show will feature a variety of looks from the supermodel’s long career, including a Kenneth Ize striped dress from the fall 2020 runway show; an Yves Saint Laurent feathered cocktail dress from his fall 1987 collection, and a beautifully embellished Alexander McQueen gown that she wore to the Fashion Awards in 2019. 

Vivienne Westwood platform shoes worn by Campbell during her famous 1993 catwalk fall.

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