The last of the big-name shows culminated last night after six days in Milan, with today’s events devoted to little-known up-and-coming Italian designers. Today marks the start of the most fashion-y fashion week of all: Paris! We’re summing up Milan with Gucci, Alberta Ferretti, Prada, Versace, Roberto Cavalli, and Giorgio Armani, after the jump… Keep reading »
Jessica Biel is in the new “Hitchcock” movie, which is about Alfred Hitchcock’s developing love story with his future wife while he was filming “Psycho.” Biel is also doing her damndest to blend in with her natural surroundings, wearing this Gucci tribute to the frilled neck lizard. Who knew Jessica was such an animal lover?
Salma Hayek may have recently admitted that she was acne-ridden and depressed for much of her 20s, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at her these days. The woman is the very definition of a classic Hollywood glamour girl and she happens to be very dedicated to doing charity and good works, too. She and her multi-billionaire husband, Henri Francois Pinault, attend lots of fashion shows together (it’s very cute!) and seem to provide a very loving home for their daughter Valentina. All in all, Salma turned out pretty damn awesome, despite — or maybe because of — her early-20s trouble. And we love her voluptuous curves and the way she really fills out a fancy gown. After the jump, 1o of our all-time favorite Salma styles.
This may be a controversial and somewhat politically incorrect opinion, but I’ll just say it: Jared Leto has aged to look like a female-to-male transsexual. There is something that happens when a dude is too pretty, and his face refuses to age up and out of that, which makes him seem just kind of strange looking. And that’s the Leto Effect. Just look at him in this Hugo Boss ad for proof.
James Franco, on the other hand, seems to have actually discovered his jawbone. See this new Gucci ad? His face has filled out and gone from rough to smooth since his “Freaks and Geeks” days. Don’t worry, I still think he’d be really annoying to hang out with. But at least he’s not prettier than me. (Gah, I can’t believe I said something nice about James Franco).
Get ready for the next wave in fancy, useless, overpriced things: designer 3-D glasses. Apparently, Gucci is about to come out with some slick $225 aviators, while Armani is also planning a similar product (which will cost significantly less at $58, but still). We’d maybe justify the cost if somehow these fancy specs doubled as sunglasses, gave you x-ray vision, or made everything look like a Japanese anime movie. But alas, Gucci and Armani’s glasses are intended only for watching 3-D movies in the theater. Which you do how many times a year? [Fashionista] Keep reading »
You’d think if a brand pays who-knows-how-much for a celebrity to star in their ad campaign, they’d want that celebrity to be recognizable in the final product. That brings us to the new ads for Gucci’s latest fragrance, Guilty. Recognize the actress seen here? I sure didn’t; I had to look it up to identify her. Here are a few hints: she’s young, her fiance is scary, and she’s been nominated for a Golden Globe. Still can’t figure out who it is? Check out another image and find out after the jump. Keep reading »
“Never wear a high neck dress with a high belt. It makes your t*ts look like they are at your waist. I’m so sorry, Gucci, I have tarnished your name.”
— Drew Barrymore, on the infamous designer gown she wore to the Golden Globes four years ago. Honey, we’re over it! [Styleite] Keep reading »
‘s painfully awkward video campaign for the spring 2010 collection. This is the type of thing where we get what the company was going for, yet can’t help but wonder how weird the filming must have been. Here we have some models trying to be serious, but instead they look like wax Barbie and Ken dolls. They’re so stiff it’s like a kid butted their heads together and made kissy noises. The background: a beach scene so vivid it could only be a digitally altered image either lifted from a Windows ’99 screensaver or “Saving Nemo.” Things start getting really creepy with intense still shots from the torso up that make you think the guy has
to be getting a blow job off camera, and then whoa — she’s totally masturbating while sitting in his lap! Cut to: our male model, who has suddenly turned into Beatnik Ken in an all-black ensemble because, clearly, this is deep
fashion … we’ll let you take the rest from here. [YouTube
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Most think of Gucci and see interlocking G’s, horsebit hobo bags, or that red and green stripe. But there’s an entire sordid past of the Gucci family, which Tom Ford and Frida Giannini have nothing to do with – and it’s not about design. In 1995, the heir to the Gucci throne, Maurizio Gucci, had his life cut short when he was brutally shot. Behind the murder? Apparently, his wife Patrizia Reggiani set the plot for his early death. While she faced 29 years in prison, the hired assassin earned a life sentence for the murder and Patrizia’s psychic, who contacted the killer, was sent to jail for 25 years.
Sounds like a movie, no? Well, Fox 2000 thinks so, and Angelina Jolie has been approached to play the distressed wife. As for Maurizio? Leonardo DiCaprio is the first choice, but we’ll have to wait to see if that works out. Either way, a Gucci drama will be a welcome addition to the influx of fashion films on movie billboards these days. [Variety]
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