Drew Barrymore was feeling "cool" at last night's Estée Lauder Modern Muse bash held at an appropriately modern venue, the Guggenheim Museum. An actress and beauty mogul herself, Drew dished on the ins and outs of New York Fashion Week and shared how becoming a mother and wife affected her approach to makeup and clothing. Plus, since the theme of the evening was the "muse," we talked with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Linda Evangelista, Julianne Hough, and Hailee Steinfeld about who inspires them!
The gorgeous women who defined the term supermodel in the '80s and '90s are back on the September covers of Interview Magazine. Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Stephanie Seymour, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, and Amber Valletta all posed for Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, and Daria Werbowy, who wasn't a part of the original wave of supermodels but has earned that distinction in her own right, also landed one of the covers.
Together, the seven black-and-white photographs make up a beautiful portfolio, but it's the interviews with each woman — and the partially nude pictures of them inside the magazine — that readers are sure to immerse themselves in. In one, Seymour declares quite plainly that she "would like to see fewer actors modeling."
That might be because these models are so good at what they do. See all of the covers here in the gallery.
The fashion world mourned the loss of a pioneer in the modeling industry this weekend when news broke that John Casablancas, founder of Elite Models, had died at age 70.
WWD reported Saturday that Casablancas, who is widely credited with creating the age of the supermodel, had lost a long battle with cancer. He was in Rio de Janeiro when he passed away.
Casablancas is credited with helping bring about the age of the supermodel in the '80s and early '90s. His agency, which he founded in Paris in 1972, helped launch the careers of Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, and Stephanie Seymour, among many others who got their start at Elite. He told Modelinia in 2010, "When I came into the business . . . the models were blonde, blue eyed, no breasts, practically no curves, and I ignored that. I introduced women with shape, short hair, brunettes, brown eyes, and that was very successful."
But although he helped revolutionize modeling, Casablancas's tenure was not without controversy. He famously — and publicly — dated Stephanie Seymour in 1983, when he was 41 and she was 16. The affair ended his second marriage to former model Jeanette Christjansen. In 2000, when a BBC documentary exposed Elite executives bragging about their drug use and relationships with young models, Casablancas resigned from his agency — even though he wasn't implicated in the scandal.
John Casablancas is survived by his brother Fernando and five children, including jewelry designer Cecile Casablancas and Julian Casablancas, lead singer of The Strokes.
Behind the doors at Shellie Goldstein Acupuncture in New York City's Flatiron District is world-renowned facialist Georgia Louise (pictured lower left). Hailing from London, where you can find her part time in her own spa in Knightsbridge, Georgia is known for her holistic healing, bespoke treatments that famous faces such as Linda Evangelista, Emma Stone, Cameron Diaz, and Shalom Harlow can attest to. What's more, she's just developed a line of skin care products originally made in her very own kitchen — up until the demand for them became too great.
Her signature facials range from $360 to $500, with a variety of other treatment options on the menu, including the CACI nonsurgical face-lift, Dermaroller collagen therapy, fruit enzyme treatments, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and LED light therapy.
Georgia's homemade products, which range in price from $70 to $90, are predominantly organic and are currently available online in the US and are carried in Goldstein's office.
Editor's note: Shellie Goldstein is a relative of POPSUGAR Beauty UK Editorial Director Jamie Roy.
Barneys won't debut anything from its holiday retail project until Wednesday, but stills from the coordinating film reveal a host of fashion people turned into cartoon characters.
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The short film follows Minnie Mouse doing just that. After falling in love with a Lanvin dress she sees in a store window, Minnie Mouse slips into a reverie about wearing the dress in the City of Light. During her daydream, she stops to pose for Juergen Teller and Mario Sorrenti and rubs elbows with Carine Roitfeld.
A sneak peek at the film below, and a look at stills of all the fashion people here in the gallery.
Photos courtesy of Barneys.
A judge has approved a child support settlement between Francois-Henri Pinault and Linda Evangelista for the care of their 5-year-old son, Augustin.
The terms of the deal are undisclosed, but one source close to the proceedings told the New York Post that Pinault had "gone a long way toward meeting those original demands." Evangelista and Pinault made the agreement by phone on Monday morning, the third day of four scheduled days in court. A magistrate in Manhattan approved the deal Tuesday afternoon.
"Everybody's glad for the sake and the benefit of the child that it's done," said Pinault's lawyer, David Aronson.
Evangelista was originally reported to have asked for $46,000 a month in child support for Augustin — which would cover a 24-hour-a-day nanny and armed security guards — but her lawyer William Beslow said during testimony that that figure was overstated.
After making the agreement with Pinault Monday morning, Evangelista donned a Prada gown for Monday night's Met Gala, which celebrated the Costume Institute's 2012 exhibition Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations.
Photo: Linda Evangelista leaving Manhattan Family Court on Tuesday.
Linda Evangelista has made a series of appearances that prove the supermodel's ageless grace and set a smart example of what to wear in formal situations. While the circumstances are extremely sensitive — Evangelista has been in court negotiating child support terms with ex-love Francois-Henri Pinault — she has put her strongest foot forward with polished looks that are appropriate for situations when professionalism is a must. All of the outfits she chose are ladylike and totally appropriate for the office. First she tucked a floral blouse into a black pleated skirt, then she opted for a white lace top with a white pencil skirt, and finally she sported a lovely Erdem floral frock, which is available to buy. Step inside to get a closer look at Linda's ladylike ensembles and to shop them for work.
Francois Henri Pinault and Linda Evangelista both took the stand in a child support hearing on Friday, the second of four days in court that will determine whether Pinault will have to pay child support for their 5-year-old son Augustin.
After being asked why he provided financially for his 5-year-old daughter Valentina (whose mother is Pinault's wife, actress Salma Hayek), but did not extend the same courtesy to Augustin, Pinault told the court that he offered to pay Evangelista child support in 2007. Evangelista didn't respond until 2010.
"The way I work is that I make an offer and if someone doesn’t respond, I think the answer is no," he said during the testimony. "That no money was needed for the care of Augie. That was my understanding."
When Evangelista took the stand, her lawyer William Beslow asked her to recount her childhood picking cherries for "50 cents a basket" in Canada, and how little she was paid after she was discovered as a model. He also asked her about the kind of work she does now.
"In 2010 I was asked to walk in Jean-Paul Gaultier's final show for Hermés in Paris," Evangelista said. "It would have paid close to $100,000," she said, adding that she had to turn down the job because she had an early court date concerning the current child support proceedings. The court date was cancelled the evening before Evangelista was set to meet with the judge, and by that time it was too late for her to get back on the Gaultier runway.
"I couldn’t magic myself to Paris," she said.
Evangelista revealed that Pinault was Augustin's father late last year and was rumored to be asking for $46,000 a month in child support. Beslow shot that notion down on Thursday, saying that figure was part of a PR campaign by Pinault's lawyers.
Evangelista's testimony will continue Monday.
Photo: Linda Evangelista leaving Manhattan Family Court on Thursday.
Naomi Campbell's Reality Show, Kate Moss's Charitable Portrait, and Linda Evangelista's Child Support
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
- Naomi Campbell is set to star in her very own reality modeling show called The Face. The show, which will air on Oxygen starting next year, will see Campbell and two other as-of-yet-undetermined supermodels supervising three teams of models who will compete until one is chosen as the face of a brand in the United States. "With The Face the audience will get a real insider's look at this exciting industry that has been so good to me," Campbell said. [The Huffington Post]
- Kate Moss is donating a portrait of herself taken by Solve Sundsbo to a May 17 auction sponsoring Britain's National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. The portrait features Moss wearing nothing but a pair of gold pants and crossing her arms to cover her breasts. Its starting price is £3,000, or $4,866 at current exchange. [Vogue UK]
- Linda Evangelista will find out this week whether a judge will grant her the $46,000 a month in child support she requested from PPR CEO François-Henri Pinault to help raise their 5-year-old son, Augustin. Evangelista revealed that Pinault was Augustin's father when she filed for child support in late 2011. Pinault is married to actress Salma Hayek; the two have a 4-year-old daughter named Valentina. [The Cut]
- Alice Temperley is working with British high street label John Lewis on a capsule collection that will debut in September. Called Somerset by Alice Temperley, the line will range from $50 scarves to a $1,600 sheepskin coat. Day dresses will hit the $160 mark. "I wanted it to be very much a collection of essentials and to design a collection that would provide a feminine and functional wardrobe for women in their everyday life," Temperley said. [The Daily Telegraph]
- There's been no formal explanation of why The Gap fired its creative director Patrick Robinson, but former members of the retailer's executive team say "his designs seemed lost on Gap customers." He also didn't want customers to see clothes styled any other way than how he showed them originally. "Merchants were literally told, 'You don’t get to change the product as it's presented,'" one former merchant recalled. [Fashionista]
Beckford explained in a recent interview that some of his paychecks were so large, they were almost comical.
"I once walked in a fashion show — literally, just walked — for no more than a minute or two and they paid me a silly amount of money . . . $40,000," Beckford said. "I was like, 'Really? You don't have to give me that!' You know when Linda said that it set the bar for every other model — everyone just upped their day rates. It was hilarious. All the models — women and men — were like, 'Remind me to send Linda flowers!'"
Beckford also said that paychecks weren't the only things in the '90s modeling industry that were over the top.
"The fashion industry was so different back then. I guess it was all so new and so extravagant," he said. "The budgets were enormous; it was certainly a lot more fun. The parties were out of control and because no one had a camera phone and there was no Facebook or Twitter, you could do whatever you wanted with whoever you wanted."
Photo: Tyson Beckford on the runway during Michael Bastian's Fall 2012 show.