With tonight's 2013 Met Gala theme, Punk: Chaos to Couture, on the brain, we've been inspired to round up our top modern-day punk style icons. From Miley Cyrus's bold onstage attire and risqué magazine cover shoots to Gwen Stefani's tough-girl charm, we've rounded up seven ladies who've mastered punk. Watch on to see who else made our list, and catch the Met Gala red carpet live tonight at 7 p.m. EDT/4 p.m. PDT on Vogue.com. On Allison: BCBG Max Azria vest.
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
- Grace Coddington's new autobiography doesn't just reveal facts about her life; it also exposes a hidden talent for illustration. A few of her hand-drawn and often comical images will be included in Grace: A Memoir when it goes on sale Nov. 20. [Vogue]
- Karl Lagerfeld and Kanye West reportedly had lunch together at New York's Mercer Hotel this week, where they appeared to be discussing the business of fashion. "They were in a deep conversation, then later appeared to be getting devices out to discuss design ideas," a source said. [Page Six]
- Valerie Steele will interview Donna Karan about her life and career in fashion on Saturday during the Designers and Books Fair in New York City. The event, which brings together the design, literary, and architecture communities, will be held at the Fashion Institute of Technology. [Designers & Books]
- Courtney Love has unveiled the first designs for her new clothing line, Never the Bride. "This is the stuff that I would wear if I was young enough to not look like Bette Davis in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane," Love explained. [Vogue UK]
- Stuart Weitzman today released the full version of its short film Walking After Midnight, starring Petra Nemcova and directed by James Franco, after a month of unveiling previews of it online. [YouTube]
Salvatore Ferragamo celebrated the launch of its new fragrance, Signorina, with a big, pink, star-studded bash in NYC last night. Kate Mara, Emma Roberts, and Chrissy Teigen were among the guests who stepped out to take in the girlie soiree at Manhattan's famously bright Palazzo Chupi building. AnnaSophia Robb, who is the new Carrie Bradshaw in The Carrie Diaries, also posed in front of the flower-covered step and repeat. The party featured cotton candy, strawberry marshmallows, a giant pink chandelier, and blush-colored balloons all over to compete the look. Chrissy was coming from a screening of The Hunger Games, and right after seeing the film she tweeted her quick review, calling it unexpectedly "great."
Courtney Love isn't holding back any secrets. In the upcoming November issue of Vanity Fair, Courtney shares her thoughts on her late husband and her daughter, even going so far as to show the writer of the piece a page from her estranged daughter Frances Bean Cobain's diary. Here are a few things we learned from Courtney in a preview of the article:
- She's not afraid to share her daughter's diary with the reporter: "This is her diary," Love explains. "I just want you to look at this one page," which contains a list titled, "Things That Make Me Smile."
- She'd kill her dead husband, Kurt Cobain: "Mad? Ya think?! If he came back right now I'd have to kill him, for what he did to us. I'd f*cking kill him. I'd f*ck him, and then I'd kill him."
- Kurt tried to kill himself multiple times: "He tried to kill himself three times!"
- She claims she didn't teach her daughter to read until she was 7: "It was my fault! I never read to her! . . . Why didn't I ever take her to a Broadway show? She f*cking loved those Broadway musicals!"
Frances, who emancipated herself from Courtney two years ago, told the magazine that her mother's statements were inaccurate. Would you be interested in hearing the headline-grabbing entertainer's thoughts on her tumultuous relationships, especially with her late iconic husband? Or do you think it's all better kept private?
Mario Testino was the guest of honor last night at a gala thrown by the Latin American museum El Museo de Barrio at NYC's Cipriani restaurant. Kate Winslet, who just worked with Mario on a new round of ads for Lancôme, introduced the photographer and presented him with a silver Asprey tray that had been signed by friends like Sienna Miller, Julia Roberts, and Demi Moore. The Narciso Rodriguez-clad actress started with a joke, saying, "The two other Kates, Kate Moss and Kate Middleton, were unavailable so you have to make do with me." Mario, who confessed that his favorite person he ever worked with was Princess Diana, spoke for the first time about lensing Prince William and Kate Middleton's engagement pictures. He said of the shoot, "You know, it's not so much what they say to each other because there is no time. Everything is compacted into a very short time because we have to produce these pictures. It's more like me screaming and trying to get everything to go — well, not screaming, but getting in a fluster, I guess you say . . . They are a young couple in love." Affection was in the air for John Legend and Chrissy Teigen as well as fellow attendee Josh Hartnett, who hung out with his girlfriend, Sophia Lie, when he wasn't catching up with fashion heavyweights like Anna Wintour and Donatella Versace.
Award season continued last night at London's Elle Style Awards. It was another star-studded turnout, after last year's celebration attracted the likes of Kristen Stewart and Carey Mulligan. Rumored new face of Lancôme Emma Watson donned a pale pink Hakaan dress to accept the top honor for Style Icon, just one day after she wore another fabulous gown, a Valentino, to the BAFTAs. Emma accepted her statue from designer Vivienne Westwood and said from the stage, "It feels amazing. Fashion is something that I love. I try not to think about it too much. I try and block all that off and I just do what I love and just have fun with it. I’ve definitely been feeling the pressure a bit more recently but it’s just fun for me." Joining Emma were other fashionable ladies like an Emilio Pucci-clad Blake Lively, who traveled from NYC to pick up the Best TV Star statue during a break from filming Gossip Girl. A fresh from Fashion Week Alexa Chung looked ladylike in Yves St. Laurent on her way inside, while Thandie Newton arrived in a printed purple Louis Vuitton.
Shia Does the Late Show Solo, His Wall Street 2 Premiere Alongside Carey, and an Afterparty With Mary-Kate and Ashley
The stars of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps gathered in NYC last night for their big premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater. Real-life loves Carey Mulligan and Shia LaBeouf walked the red carpet separately, but they caused a stir and screams from fans when they joined Josh Brolin, Susan Sarandon, and Michael Douglas for a group photo. Michael, who is in the middle of a battle against cancer, bravely turned out with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones to support his latest movie with director Oliver Stone. Shia lingered at the press line well after the screening began, seeming happy to shoulder the promotional duties for both himself and Michael. We had a minute to speak with Shia about his adventures in investing his own money, and he also spoke about working with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on Transformers 3. He said, "She's great! This is going to be the best Transformers yet."
The gang moved on next to the afterparty at Cipriani on 42nd Street, where Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen broke from their fashion duties and preparations for their Paris show to toast Carey. Mary-Kate and Ashley also had some celebrating to do after finally selling the NYC apartment they've had on the market for five years. Shia had previously started the day by ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange with Carey, then he went solo to keep the interviews coming at The Late Show. His chat with David Letterman airs on Friday, the same day their film hits theaters.
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>> There was no shortage of attendees last Thursday at the Spotted Pig in Manhattan, gathered in honor of Sally Singer's recent appointment as editor of T magazine. Singer was reportedly bashful about being the guest of honor as designers, friends, and Vogue cohorts all gathered to say their congratulations — among them Anna Wintour, who was one of the first to arrive — and Marco Zanini, creative director of Rochas, who flew in just for the event. Singer, who will debut her first issue for T on Dec. 5 (her first fashion issue doesn't come until February), is apparently done with hiring — she stated at the party that her staff of 40 at the magazine is set.
There was even more Fashion Week fun going down in NYC yesterday, with Sarah Jessica Parker kicking things off at the very '70s Halston event. She's a creative officer of the brand, and she was even decked out in one of the new Spring 2011 designs. SJP has made the rounds extensively over the past few days, turning up for Diane von Furstenberg's show and Fashion's Night Out as well. Alexa Chung and Rachel Zoe, meanwhile, turned up to see Marc Jacobs's prompt runway presentation. Check out our behind-the-scenes video of the beauty looks Marc and Francois Nars sent down the catwalk. Kelly Osbourne and Alessandra Ambrosio continued the Marc fun at his afterparty — make sure to stay tuned to Pop, Fab, Bella, and Fashionologie as the week continues!
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