Fashion Week is drawing to an end in Paris, France. But earlier this week Dita Von Teese played the role of the Holy Mother as she walked the runway in Jean-Paul Gaultier’s Virgin Mary inspired show. Gaultier’s spring-summer haute couture collection was inspired by childhood memories of his religious upbringing. “It is simply the image of purity and serenity,” the designer said after the show, according to DrownedMadonna.com. “We were looking for a little corner of paradise.” Burlesque artist and soon-to-be ex Mrs. Marilyn Manson, Dita Von Teese was transformed into a Spanish-style Virgin Mary with a red rose crown and fake tears tumbling down her cheek.
Before she married Marilyn Manson, I had no idea who Dita Von Teese was. But I must say that she has a flawless retro style. She looked great on the runway, but she looked even better as she attended the various shows during Paris’ fashion week. Dita is definitely a style inspiration.
A while back I posted about Madonna and H&M teaming up to create a new clothing line, M by Madonna. Well, here’s a glimpse of their first ad. Despite the fact that their last venture wasn’t so sucessful (did anyone even buy those tracksuits?), based on this picture I think this time Madonna and H&M are going to get it right. The ad was shot by Steven Klein, who did most of her Confessions on a DanceFloor promo materials.
So according to People.com everyone’s favorite Project Runway designer, Michael Knight, will be designing t-shirts for Starbucks. The shirts will showcase the chain’s drinks, from lattes to frappucinos. You can see Michael wearing one of the shirts, a Grande Extra Caramel Macchiato, in the picture above. They will be available on the Starbucks website in February. As far as his collection, Knight says, “I’m going to do a small collection which I’ll be showing on my website. And then I’m working on a fragrance i[for women].” Although he didn’t win Project Runway, it’s clear that Mr. Knight is on his way to great things.
So it seems as though Beyonce’ and Jay-Z have a partnership both on and off the courts. Beyonce’s Deréon, the junior collection of House of Deréon, has become the official clothing brand of the dancers for the New Jersey Nets, co-owned by Jay-Z. Beyonce and her mother Tina Knowles, the creative voices behind both Deréon and House of Deréon, have designed outfits for the girls to wear both on and off the courts.
According the Nets organization the collaboration has been a success. “It’s thrilling to be paired with such a fashion-forward clothing line such as Deréon,” said Petra Pope, senior director of entertainment and events marketing for Nets basketball, to Fashion Week Daily. Some of the outfits will be available for purchase in stores across the country.
Contestants, women of color ages 18-48, will be asked by a panel of judges to share their story on how they’ve achieved both inner and outer beauty.
The casting call will be held on Monday, January 29, from 11am to 4pm. The line will start forming at 10 am. It will be held at the BB King Blues Club & Grill, 237 West 42nd Street.
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Be Ugly ’07 T-Shirt $24; ABC Store