Gemma Ward Returns to the Runway After an 8 Year Hiatus

Marking one of the biggest highlights of the fashion season thus far, supermodel Gemma Ward returned to the catwalk—opening Prada’s Spring 2015 show today—after an 8-year hiatus.  The Australian model, who once worked with every top designer from Karl Lagerfeld to Valentino and Calvin Klein, famously bid adieu to modeling in 2006 to focus on her acting career, which included minor roles in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” and “The Great Gatsby.”  In 2013, Gemma signed with IMG Models Australia making many people wonder if she was planning a comeback — a rumor that we now suspect may have added weight.

As if Gemma’s return wasn’t treat enough, Miuccia also brought back Dutch supermodel Lara Stone to close today’s show— her first in nearly three years— following a lineup that include such fashion week regulars as Julia Nobis, Ondria Harden and Lexi Boling.

Not only does Gemma and Lara’s appearance solidify the fact that models are making their return to the spotlight (look no further than Vogue’s September cover or the major models who walked in other SS15 shows, like Abbey Lee Kershaw, Kristen Owen, or Maggie Rizer for proof), but it also gives us hope that the trend of casting celebrities and “It” girls as the face of major fashion brands has finally reached its end.  Seriously, Hollywood scions are great and all, but can we really compare them to pros like Gemma and Lara?  We think not.

Kendall Jenner Makes Her Milan Fashion Week Debut Alongside Cara Delevingne

Kendall Jenner may have skipped London Fashion Week this season, but that doesn’t mean her Fashion Month is over.

After hinting at another possible runway appearance earlier this week, the American model made her official Milan Fashion Week debut walking in Fendi’s spring/summer 2015 show.  Tapped by Karl Lagerfeld himself, Kendall took to the catwalk this morning in a pair of brown suede harem-style pants, an abstract print top featuring tiny rips throughout, and a patent leather tote complete with the brand’s famed fox fur clip-on keychain.
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Modelinia AM Reads: The Top 5 Fashion Trends of NYFW Spring ’15

 

Following Moschino’s spring 2015 show on Thursday, the Italian brand will issue a limited range of pieces from the collection to go on sale the next day. Nordstrom is among the retailers participating in the “mystery capsule collection,” and says that it will be getting the goods in-store on Friday and selling them online by Sunday. ~ Fashionista

Audrey Hepburn’s twenty-year-old granddaughter and Harper’s Bazaar cover girl, Emma Ferrer, will make her runway debut at Lanvin this season. If she’s anything like her grandma, we’re sure elegance and grace will ensue. ~ Harper’s Bazaar 

On the day of the Scottish referendum, Robin Muir reflects on the changing depiction of Scotland in Vogue, as told through a collection of tartan-filled model editorials. ~ Vogue UK

Stafano Gabbana wrote a love letter to business partner (and ex-lover) Domenico Dolce that was published in an Italian national newspaper. The two still live in the same building, finish each others sentences and call each other “family.” Precious! ~ Telegraph

Meet Ms Barbie Lagerfeld – the latest fashion incarnation of everyone’s favourite It doll. Channelling Karl Lagerfeld’s signature style, she’s all set to become a suited-and-booted front-row fixture as a Fashion Week reporter. ~ Grazia UK

What will the fashion-savvy be wearing come spring?  We reviewed every last NYFW show to determine what will be the next season’s top 5 biggest fashion trends.  From gingham to suede, get a leg up on next season’s biggest trends before they hit the shelves! ~ Modelinia

Rag & Bone Launches Its Biggest DIY Model Campaign Yet!

Since Rag & Bone unveiled its first series of DIY ad campaigns in Spring 2011, the British heritage label has snagged a rather impressive list of famous model faces to front its laid-back threads, most notably among them: Miranda KerrCandice SwanepoelLily Aldridge and Jourdan Dunn.  Now, for its Fall ’14 campaign series, the New York-based label is going where its never gone before— enlisting not one, but six “It” girls to jump in front of the camera, thus marking it its biggest DIY campaign to date!

Armed with nothing but a digital camera, a bag full of low-key separates and free reign to style and shoot as they please, models Cameron Russell, Angela Lindvall, Kirsten Owen, Malgosia Bela, Olympia Campbell (Edie’s younger sister) and British Vogue‘s Laura Bailey, put their own personal spin on the DIY series.  In Cameron’s case, that meant rounding up a few “space-made collaborators” from her favorite place, the internet (a first for the brand), to help model the clothes outside her studio in downtown Brooklyn.  More than just a few striking #nomakeup selfies, the model/magazine publisher’s photos include inspirational hand-drawn signs featuring such phrases “Humanist,” “Different” and “Don’t Call Me Mami.”
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Here’s How You Can Get Jourdan Dunn’s Supermodel Tee on the Cheap!

When Naomi Campbell and Cara Delevingne posted a photo of a shirt emblazoned with the names “Naomi, Kate, Cara Jourdan” across the front to Instagram on Monday, we found ourselves asking the exact same question as the British supers: Where can we get our hands on this awesome tee?!

Well, lo and behold, it didn’t take long to find out as last night Jourdan Dunn attended the launch of the Harrods Shoe Heaven wearing the exact tee Naomi, Cara and ourselves were swooning over not 48-hours earlier.
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Style Watch: Kate Moss is Python Perfection on Gucci’s Front Row

Earlier today, Kate Moss jetted from London to Milan to take her seat in the front row at Gucci’s spring/summer ’15 show, where her style was (as always) something to be seen.  The supermodel, who currently appears in the Italian house’s campaign for its new Jackie soft bag, kept things streamlined this morning in neutral shades of black and grey, but scored extra style points in one of the brand’s python dusters.  The coat hit just below her LBD, hinting at Old School Italian elegance, while her chunky black platform sandals and sleek grey envelope clutch recalled classic Sixities sophistication.  Molto bene, indeed!

The British super had the honor of sitting alongside Anna Wintour and Charlotte Casiraghi, marking her second fashion week appearance of the season. Earlier this week Kate joined her latest campaign co-star Cara Delevingne in the front row at Burberry’s runway show, only to throw the party of the season with AnOther magazine later that night.  Is it just us, or is fashion week so much more fun when Kate Moss is around?

The 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Has an Air Date!

Mark your calendars— the Angels are coming!

On Wednesday morning, Victoria’s Secret announced that its annual Fashion Show will return to the CBS Television Network on Tuesday, December 9 (10:00-11:00pm ET/PT) when it crosses the pond to film in London for the first time.  As always, this year’s extravaganza will feature appearances by the world famous Victoria’s Secret Angels, including  Adriana LimaAlessandra Ambrosio,Lily AldridgeCandice Swanepoel, Behati Prinsloo, Karlie Kloss and Lindsay Ellingson, in a runway spectacular that promises fashion, fantasy, and a whole lot of entertainment!

Though the annual supermodel extravaganza has previously been moved from New York to Los Angeles and Miami on occasion, this marks only the second time the show has been staged outside of the country following 2000’s Cannes Cinema Against AIDS charity show held during the Cannes Film Festival.

As the Angels prepare to take their gorgeousness across the pond for the wold’s most spectacular runway show yet, we’re left day dreaming about what the brand’s first London show will look like (hopefully).  From the all-star model cast, to the star-studded front row and the exclusive performances, we’ve imagined what we consider to be the ideal Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, but with a exciting London twist (obvious Harry Styles reference included).  VS execs take note— THIS is what we’re hoping to see on runway come December!

 

Modelinia AM Reads: Maggie Rizer on Her Return to NYFW and Pre-Show Beauty Routine

Ryan Gosling is officially a daddy! The 33-year-old actor and his longtime girlfriend Eva Mendes welcomed a baby girl into the world in Los Angeles last Friday, sources confirm. ~ Us Weekly

If we learned one thing from the runways at London Fashion Week, it’s this: the sneaker trend is going no where fast.  Best of all, these new season sneakers from Temperley and Burberry prove style doesn’t have to come with a twisted ankle. ~ Grazia UK

H&M’s dedication to sustainability doesn’t seem to be waning. In the Swedish retailer’s first big eco-friendly move of 2014, it’s announced the launch of a new denim line, set to hit stores at the end of February, in which every piece is made from recycled fibers. ~ WWD

As if their joint “On the Run Tour” wasn’t treat enough, it looks like Beyonce and Jay Z are teaming up to collaborate on a “huge” new album to be released no later than early 2015.  Start the countdown! ~ E! Online

Ever wonder what it would be like to step out in the world’s most expensive pair of shoes?  Well, Nick Cannon is about to find out.  The 33-year-old host is set to rock an all-diamond pair of Tom Ford shoes valued at $2 million on the finale of “America’s Got Talent” on Wednesday. Talk about having fancy footwork!  ~ WWD

A longtime supporter of young American designers, Michelle Obama is using her ties to the fashion industry to do some good this fall. The First Lady will hold the White House’s first Fashion Education Workshop on October 8, an event that will bring together industry professionals and high school and college-age students with a strong interest in fashion. ~ WWD

It’s been over a decade since Maggie Rizer has walked the runway at New York Fashion Week, but all of that changed last week when the supermodel returned to the catwalk to open Michel Kors highly-anticipated spring/summer ’15 show.  Afterwards, we caught up with the all-American super to get the scoop on her epic return, her pre-fashion week beauty regimen, and what she really though about Kors’ spring collection. ~ Modelinia