“So these soaps have “Braille” on however…they’re not tactile….They literally just have Braille to LOOK like Braille."
Whether you've got it, or are put off buying because everyone else has it, thepolka-dot Zara dress is driving everyone dotty
Singer Celine Dion has well and truly reinvented herself as everybody’s favourite haute couture queen, establishing herself as one of the bravest style icons on the scene today. Whether she’s shutting down the 2019 Met Gala in a dandelion headdress or weeping on the front row at Valentino’s Haute Couture presentation, nobody loves fashion more than Celine Dion. Dion revealed during a carpool karaoke segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden that she had “maybe” ten thousand pairs of shoes, which she keeps in a warehouse in Vegas.
Supersized dresses seem to be having a moment. The red carpet at Cannes Film Festival 2019 is covered in frothy, attention-grabbing gowns, with stars including Indian film star Deepika Padukone and Thai A-lister Sririta Jensen posing for photos in outrageously over-sized creations.
At last, leading designers and publishers have agreed to stop using models under the age of 18 in editorials and on the catwalk. Francis Pinault, chief executive of the Kering Group which owns Gucci, Balenciaga, St Laurent and McQueen, made the commitment this week at a conference for the fashion industry in Copenhagen, along with the the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Kering is following Vogue publishers Conde Nast, which made a similar commitment last August. Yet in December Kaia Gerber, the daughter of former supermodel Cindy Crawford, was crowned "Model of the Year". She's just 17 and walked the catwalk in Stella McCartney’s show earlier this year. Enforcing any kind of ruling is bound to be difficult, and the fashion industry is notorious for breaking rules. How can luxury brands square their mission with "sustainability"? The fashion business is predicated on persuading us to shop even when our wardrobes are already full. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark was praised for wearing a "recycled" skirt from 2015 to the event, but she also turned up in a brand new McQueen blazer and an H&M dress – both companies were sponsors of the conference. Staying on message is difficult in planet fashion.