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Robert Pattinson Named New Face of Dior Men’s Fragrance 

Posted by on October 30, 2012 at 10:15 am

Robert Pattinson is following in the footsteps of many of his “Twilight” co-stars by endorsing a high-fashion product.

According to E! News, the 26-year-old “Twilight” star recently was named the new face of Dior Men’s Fragrance.

Pattinson signed a deal with the French fashion house and will represent Dior in a series of ad campaigns for the men’s fragrance collections.

This announcement comes after “Twilight” star (and Pattinson former-maybe-current flame) Kristen Stewart was signed as new face of Balenciaga, and another one of Pattinson’s co-stars, Ashley Greene, was featured in DKNY campaigns. Clearly the “Twilight” cast at large is having a moment among the fashion industry, especially as the “Twilight” PR machine ramps up for the premiere of the saga’s final installment in November.

Considering all the buzz circulating about Pattinson’s breakup and subsequent makeup with Stewart, we weren’t surprised to learn Pattinson was offered a campaign deal with someone, and we can’t wait to see what else these “Twilight” stars get themselves involved with once the saga comes to an end.

Update: Alas, it’s all a rumor. The Dior international press office in Paris explained to THR that the reports were just rumors and that no contract has been signed. 

Azealia Banks Tweets that She’s Boycotting ‘Racist’ Dolce & Gabbana

Posted by on October 22, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Azealia Banks isn’t afraid to speak her mind, and on Friday, the chanteuse held nothing back when criticizing Dolce & Gabbana’s latest collection.

As you may recall, the Italian duo sent a controversial Spring 2013 line down the runway during Milan Fashion Week, with many looks featuring earrings with images of black women wearing plantation-era headdresses. Many who saw the collection thought these images romanticized the American slave era and were racist, despite the designers’s claim the earrings were inspired by their Sicilian roots.

Banks—who got wind of the situation a bit late, it seems—showcased her disgust via Twitterwith a series of tweets, including “Definitely boycotting Dolce & Gabanna [sic].”

Banks continued her rage-filled rant, also tweeting: “Whoever designed that racist ass Dolce & Gabanna [sic] collection needs a swift kick in the mouth and a big d–k up the ass. I really hate when people do corny, racist things then try to justify it as art. It’s all just really unnecessary. The clothes in the collection were fine without all the black (mammy) imagery.”

We’re guessing the T Alexander Wang model won’t be signing up for D&G endorsements any time soon.

Miuccia Prada is the Designer Behind ‘The Great Gatsby’ Costumes

Posted by on August 21, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Stylistically speaking, it doesn’t get much better than fringed dresses, playful boas and feathered headpieces. Unless, of course, the aforementioned garments were created by a world-renowned fashion designer and worn by some of Hollywood’s hottest actresses, which is exactly what will occur when the film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s The Great Gatsby hits the big screen next summer.

A wide range of decadent, 1920s inspired evening gowns will be featured on those starlets portraying the movie’s glamorous characters, including Carey MulliganIsla Fisher andGemma Ward. And who is responsible for these awe-inspiring, breathtaking masterpieces that seem to be getting as much – if not more – attention than the film itself? None other than Italian-born designer Miuccia Prada.

The collaboration between Prada and Baz Luhrmann, the film’s director, makes perfect sense considering the pair recently worked together on a film that is featured in the Met’s Spring 2012 Costume Institute exhibition, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations.

From watching the movie’s trailer and perusing through a number of photographs, it’s easy to see the costumes aren’t entirely historically accurate. Complete with fabulous furs wraps, exquisite jewelry and fancy dresses that sparkle and shine, these ensembles clearly are more sensational, glimmering and circus-like than original 1920s attire. But we’re not complaining. The fact of the matter is, they’re downright gorgeous!

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