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Karl Lagerfeld and the Mulleavy Sisters Sketch Their Dream Meghan Markle Wedding Gown (WWD)
Although it’s pretty much been confirmed that Brit label Ralph & Russo will be outfitting Meghan Markle on her big day this weekend, WWD commissioned a handful of designers to sketch what they would have done had they been selected to design Markle’s wedding dress. Lagerfeld went fluffy with a foamy, voluminous skirt anchoring a lacy, long-sleeved bodice. He finished off the look with fuchsia lipstick, droplet earrings and a crown. Lagerfeld also scribbled in an afterparty look — a short, strapless dress. Antonio Marras went less traditional, integrating pale yellow petals into his gown, while Kate & Laura Mulleavy also eschewed tradition, submitting a knee-length fit-and-flare look. See all five submissions below:
Anna Wintour Is Pushing For A Marchesa Revival (Page Six)
If the gently-worded Georgina Chapman profile in this month’s Vogue didn’t already give it away, Page Six reports that Anna Wintour is pushing hard for a Marchesa revival. “Anna wants Georgina back in the game,” a source tells the paper. Wintour’s campaigning didn’t just include the placement in her magazine, which, arguably is more of a win for Wintour than Chapman as it was the first interview Chapman has given since the downfall of her disgraced husband. Last week while appearing on “The Late Show,” Wintour told Stephen Colbert: “Georgina’s a brilliant designer, and I don’t think she should be blamed for her husband’s behavior.”
Wintour also defended Chapman outright in her June editor’s letter, which Vogue.com posted Thursday. “I am firmly convinced that Georgina had no idea about her husband’s behavior; blaming her for any of it, as too many have in our gladiatorial digital age, is wrong,” she writes. “I believe that one should not hold a person responsible for the actions of his or her partner. What Georgina should be receiving is our compassion and understanding.”
Wintour also helped secure the Marchesa dress credit on Scarlett Johansson for last week’s Met Gala. Though, a source tells Page Six that Wintour’s campaigning may be also partially fueled by self-preservation, viewing Chapman’s dwindling career as not the only collateral damage of the Weinstein scandal. “Anna was friends with Harvey, too,” the source said. “She doesn’t want to seem like she — or Georgina — had any idea of his treatment of women.” Whether or not Wintour’s resuscitation is successful remains to be seen.
Vetements Reverts to Couture Show Calendar (WWD)
In the latest installment of calendar customization, Vetements has decided to show its next ready-to-wear collection during couture week. The brand will present its spring 2019 women’s and men’s collections on July 1 at 5:30 p.m., at the end of the first day of couture. The venue will not be revealed until a few days before the show. One could infer that perhaps by spacing out his Balenciaga and Vetements collections, Demna Gvasalia can better manage his dual design duties? Though, the brand didn’t give a reason for the new timing in their announcement.
Baby True Is Just As Adorable As We All Thought
It was only a matter of time that we got our first glance of Khloé Kardashian’s newborn daughter True and so very appropriately on Mother’s day, Kardashian gave her fans that first look of her baby girl on both her Snapchat and Instagram accounts. Prepare to get all the feels.
Adidas Is Under Investigation Over Yeezy Production Incident (TMZ)
As previously reported by The Daily, an adidas employee was seriously injured in early April at a Yeezy sneaker production site in Calabasas, California when a massive 3D printer rolled over his foot. The man was so badly injured that he had to be airlifted to the hospital and sources tell TMZ “the foot may have been amputated.” Yeezus!
Now the Occupational Safety and Health Association is getting involved. The regulatory body is launching an investigation to determine if any workplace violations could have caused the accident. If they find any safety violations, adidas could be fined up to $129k per violation. The victim is also reportedly lawyering up and preparing to file a civil suit.
Cate Blanchett, Salma Hayek, and Kristen Stewart Protest for Gender Equality in Cannes (New York Times)
On Sunday, 82 women protested for gender equality on the iconic steps of the Palais des Festivals at the Cannes Film Festival. Cate Blanchett, Ava DuVernay, Salma Hayek, and Kristen Stewart were amongst the protesters. Their 82 headcount was significant in that it represented the number of female filmmakers who have been selected to compete at the festival during it’s seventy-year history, versus the 1,866 male filmmakers who have made the cut during that period. The protest was orchestrated by Time’s Up and it’s French sister organization 5020×2020. Blanchett made a speech during the event. “Women are not a minority in the world, yet the current state of the industry says otherwise. We stand together on these steps today as a symbol of our determination to change and progress,” she said. “The stairs of our industry must be accessible to all. Let’s climb.”
82 women walked the Cannes red carpet in a peaceful protest for women’s equality in filmmaking. The protest was led by this year’s jury president, Cate Blanchett, and legendary 89-year-old director, Agnes Varda, who is one of the two women filmmakers to have ever been awarded a Palme d’Or. 82 actresses and filmmakers stood on the red steps to represent the 82 women filmmakers who have had their film premiere at Cannes in its 71 year history, in contrast to the 1,688 male directors who hold the same honor. “Women are not a minority in the world, yet the current state of our industry says otherwise,” Blanchett stated in her speech during the protest. #wearekabinett #cannesfilmfestival
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