Lucky was a fashion and lifestyle magazine founded by Kim France and first published in 2000 under the Condé Nast subsidiary. The magazine folded in June 2015. Since its launch in December 2000, Lucky was one of Condé Nast's biggest publications, with circulation rising from 500,000 to over 1.1 million. Kim France founded Lucky and was its first editor-in-chief, a position she held for ten years. Brandon Holley replaced France as editor-in-chief in 2010. In June 2013, Eva Chen replaced Holley as EIC of Lucky after a source revealed that "while Holley was digitally savvy, she lacked vision and fashion experience the publication lost its style credentials". Chen's approach of featuring unknown fashion bloggers while recruiting expensive, upscale stylists like Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele and legendary photographers like Patrick Demarchelier caused Lucky’s newsstand sales to fall further by 15.8% in the first half of 2014 to 84,255 due to its high price point. Chen resigned from the post in April 2015.
In 2012, Lucky announced that it would hold its first FABB: The Beauty Blog conference. It was the first event of its kind, bringing together group of digital fashion, beauty and celebrity leaders, influential advertisers to the blogger community; some of the participants included: Alli Webb, Jessica Alba and Paige Adams-Geller. In April 2014, BeachMint, a Los Angeles–based e-commerce company began a joint venture with Condé Nast; the Condé Nast press release revealed. Eva Chen served as the chief creative officer for the Lucky Group, BeachMint's Josh Bearman as its CEO; this meant that Lucky Magazine was sold to Beachmint. In May 2015 the frequency of Lucky was switched to quarterly. One month in June 2015, the magazine folded. From the magazine industryWhen Lucky was first released, it received criticism for its content that bordered between editorial and advertising; the American Society of Magazine Editors was skeptical of Lucky's business practices in featuring products. Lucky's reputation grew to a more positive one.
Simon Dumenco, a columnist at New York Magazine gave a negative assessment, but praised the magazine for focusing on the merits of a product rather than advertising it through celebrity endorsements like other women's magazines. David Carr and Jeremy W. Peters said in an article published in The New York Times: "It was, in retrospect, ahead of its time, a print rendering of a shopping portal on the Web, it was well received by both the news media and advertisers, in part because it was a well executed magazine that did not take itself too seriously." From the advertising industryLucky was Advertising Age's Magazine of the Year in 2003, highlighting its success with marketers and consumers. Official website Lucky – magazine profile at Fashion Model Directory
Katherine Ann Moss is an English model and businesswoman. Born in Croydon, Greater London, she was discovered in 1988 at age 14 by Sarah Doukas, founder of Storm Model Management, at JFK Airport in New York City. Arriving at the end of the "supermodel era", Moss rose to fame in the mid 1990s as part of the heroin chic fashion trend, her collaborations with Calvin Klein brought her to fashion icon status. She is known for her waifish figure, role in size zero fashion, she received an award at the 2013 British Fashion Awards to acknowledge her contribution to fashion over 25 years. Moss is a contributing fashion editor for British Vogue. Moss has been involved in musical projects, she has won accolades for modelling. In 2007, Time named her one of the world's 100 most influential people, she has inspired cultural depictions including a £1.5m 18 carat gold statue of her, sculpted in 2008 for a British Museum exhibition. She received media scrutiny for her party drug use. Drug allegations beginning in late 2005 led to her being dropped from fashion campaigns.
She was resumed modelling. In 2012, she came second on the Forbes top-earning models list, with estimated earnings of $9.2 million in one year. Moss was born on 16 January 1974 in Croydon, Greater London, the daughter of Linda Rosina, a barmaid, Peter Edward Moss, an airline employee, grew up in the Addiscombe area of the borough, she has a younger brother, a half-sister named Lottie. Moss's parents divorced when she was 13, she attended Riddlesdown High School in Purley. Moss was discovered in 1988 at 14 by Sarah Doukas, founder of Storm Model Management, at JFK Airport in New York, after a holiday in The Bahamas. Corinne Day shot black-and-white photographs of her, styled by Melanie Ward, for The Face when she was 16, in a shoot titled "The 3rd Summer of Love". Moss was presented as a young unknown, Day described the pictures as "dirty realism" or "grunge". Moss featured in the Levi's campaign'Levis for Girls', with great success, set up by The Design Corporation and again shot by Corinne Day.
A further shoot followed for The Face, by Tony Briggs, entitled "Haute Coiffure", Moss went on to become the "anti-supermodel" of the 1990s in contrast to the models of the moment, such as Cindy Crawford, Elle Macpherson, Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell, who were known for curvaceous and tall figures. Moss featured in the fashion look heroin chic in 1996 with a campaign for Calvin Klein. Then-US President Bill Clinton spoke out against the trend. Moss said, "It was just the time, it was a swing from more buxom girls like Cindy Crawford and people were shocked to see what they called a'waif'. What can you say? How many times can you say'I'm not anorexic'?" On 20 September 2005, the Swedish fashion retailer H&M dropped her from its campaign of autumn clothes designed by Stella McCartney because of drug allegations. The contract was worth £4 million a year. A day Chanel said it would not renew its contract with Moss, to expire that October, although its decision had nothing to do with the drug scandal.
Burberry dropped Moss's campaign with them. Moss apologised. Moss appeared in ad campaigns for Dior, she was on the cover of the November 2005 W and inside in a multi-page fashion shoot. She was defended by designer Alexander McQueen, during his walk-out after a fashion show, wore a T-shirt saying "We love you Kate". Artist Stella Vine supported Moss, paintings by Vine, painted during the scandal, were exhibited and reproduced in the press. On 5 January 2006, the London Metropolitan Police asked Moss to return from the US to Britain to answer questions about the September 2005 cocaine scandal. On 16 June 2006, British police dropped the charges for lack of evidence. Moss was cleared of all charges and resumed her modelling career. In 2015 Moss was escorted off an Easyjet flight by police. Moss has been featured in ad campaigns with Chanel, Burberry, Stuart Weitzman, rag & bone, Alexander Wang, David Yurman, Roberto Cavalli, Isabel Marant, Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Alexander McQueen, Equipment and Bulgari.
She has been on the cover and in fashion spreads for most magazines including UK, US, French Vogue, Another Man, Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair, the Face, W. She has been on the cover of British Vogue 30 times, shot the inaugural covers for both Russian Vogue with Amber Valletta and Japanese Vogue, in addition to dozens of other international Vogue covers. Moss has been on the cover of 17 issues of W, including one with nine different covers that featured her. W named Moss its muse. Moss has featured on the inaugural covers of Numéro, Numéro Tokyo and Spanish L'Officiel, she has worked extensively with photographers such as Mario Testino, Mario Sorrenti, Steven Klein, Juergen Teller, Steven Meisel and Peter Lindbergh, won the Vogue/CFDA award from the Fashion Designers of America in July 2005 as Fashion Inspiration. April 2005 saw the launch of a Rimmel London mascara TV ad featuring leather-clad Moss motorcycling through London to the rock song "Another Cold Beer" by Steven Crayn. Twelve months after her cocaine scandal, Moss signed 18 contracts for autumn-winter 2006 including Rimmel, Agent Provocateur, Virgin Mobile, Calvin Klein and Burberry.
Moss designed a collection, for Topshop. Moss launched a fragrance and body lotion range bearing her name in association w
Watertown (city), New York
Watertown is a city in the U. S. state of New York and the county seat of Jefferson County. It is situated 25 miles south of the Thousand Islands, it lies 180 miles northwest of Albany, the state capital and 328 miles northwest of New York City. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 27,023, an increase of 1.2% since 2000. The U. S. Army post Fort Drum is near the city. Named after the many falls on the Black River, the city developed early in the 19th century as a manufacturing center. From years of generating industrial wealth, in the early 20th century the city was said to have more millionaires per capita than any other city in the nation. Geographically, Watertown is located in the central part of Jefferson County, it lies 31 miles south of the Ontario border. The city is served by Watertown International Airport; the city claims to be the birthplace of the five and dime store and the safety pin, it is the home of Little Trees air fresheners. It manufactured the first portable steam engine.
It has the longest continually operating county fair in the United States, holds the Red and Black football franchise, the oldest surviving semi-professional team in the United States. The city of Watertown was settled in 1800 by pioneers from New Hampshire, most notably Hart Massey, Henry Coffeen, Zachariah Butterfield, part of a large migration into New York from New England after the American Revolutionary War; these pioneers chose the area due to the Black River. The pioneers' vision was for an industrial center. All the land was unclear. Elevation was a problem; the western end of the town was 12 to 15 feet higher than the eastern end, with a large depression in the middle. A small stream passed through the town. Within a few years, the center of town was cleared for the ambitious Public Square. Together with the 19th century structures that created a streetscape around it, this has been designated a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places; as industry and businesses flourished, residents built substantial retail buildings and private residences.
The Paddock Arcade, built in 1850 according to European and US models, is the oldest continuously operating enclosed mall in the United States. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as are several significant churches and private mansions; the drop in the Black River at Watertown's location—40 feet in the center of town, 120 feet over 2.5 miles —provided abundant water power for early industry. By the mid-19th century, entrepreneurs had built paper mills and major industries, including the first portable steam engine in 1847. In 1851, the city was joined to the state by the railroad. Other mills joined the business base and generated revenue to support early public works projects like the water system and illuminating gas works in 1853, a telephone system in 1879. Watertown claims that Rodman native Frank W. Woolworth conceived the idea of his mercantile chain while working there in 1878. Woolworth, employed as a clerk in Moore's Store, set up a successful clearance display of low-priced items.
This led to his idea of a store specializing in cut-rate merchandise. Woolworth left Watertown and opened his first store in Utica, New York, in 1879. Among the many manufacturing businesses was the Davis Sewing Machine Company, which originated in Watertown, it was predecessor to George P. Huffman's Huffy Corporation, now an American maker of bicycles and other sporting goods. In 1805 Watertown became the county seat of Jefferson County, it was made an incorporated village in 1816. In 1869, Watertown was incorporated as a city. In 1920, the city adopted a city manager style of government; the Jefferson County Courthouse Complex is an example of the substantial architecture of the city, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. An early industrial city that earned great wealth for many of its citizens by the turn of the 20th century, Watertown developed an educated professional class of doctors and lawyers. A number of factors affected Watertown's progress; the economic center of the country kept moving west, Chicago drew off many of its younger people for business and professional opportunities.
Industrial technology shifted and jobs changed. In the deindustrialization of the mid-20th century, Watertown suffered economic and population declines. Today the city serves as the financial center for a large rural area, it is the closest major community to the post's large population. Since the city is located just 30 miles from the international boundary via the Thousand Islands Bridge, shopping by Canadian visitors is an important part of the local economy. Watertown, South Dakota, was named in the city's honor. In addition to the Paddock Arcade and Public Square, Emerson Place, Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library, Jefferson County Courthouse Complex, Paddock Mansion, Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Emma Flower Taylor Mansion, Thomas Memorial AME Zion Church, Trinity Episcopal Church and Parish House, Watertown Masonic Temple are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.3 square miles, of which 9.0 square miles are land and 0.3 square miles are water.
The Black River flows westward through the city toward Lake Ontario. The Black River is a world-renowned kayaking destination. Competition-level kayaking events, such as the Blackwater Challenge, have been held on the river. By tradition, the city's name was derived from the abundant water power available from the river
Marc Jacobs is an American fashion designer. He is the head designer for his own fashion label, Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs, a diffusion line, produced for 15 years having been discontinued after the 2015 fall/winter collection. At one point there were over 200 retail stores in 80 countries, he was the creative director of the French design house Louis Vuitton from 1997 to 2014. Jacobs was on Time magazine's "2010 Time 100" list of the 100 most influential people in the world, was #14 on Out magazine's 2012 list of "50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America", he got married on 7th April 2019, to his long time boyfriend Charly Defrancesco. Marc Jacobs was born to a non-observant Jewish family in New York City; when he was seven, his father, an agent at the William Morris Agency, died. His mother, who remarried three times, was "mentally ill" and "didn't take care of her kids", according to Jacobs; as a teenager, he went to live with his paternal grandmother on the Upper West Side, in an apartment in the Majestic on Central Park West.
He attended the High School of Art and Design and studied at the Parsons School of Design in New York. While at Parsons in 1984, he won the Perry Ellis Gold Thimble Award, Chester Weinberg Gold Thimble Award, Design Student of the Year, he won an award in 1991 from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. At age 15, Jacobs worked as a stockboy at Charivari, a now-defunct avant-garde clothing boutique in New York City. While still at Parsons, he sold his first line of hand-knit sweaters, he designed his first collection for Reuben Thomas, Inc. under the Sketchbook label. With Robert Duffy, Jacobs's creative collaborator, business partner since the mid-1980s, he formed Jacobs Duffy Designs. In 1986, backed by Onward Kashiyama USA, Inc. Jacobs designed his first collection bearing the Marc Jacobs label. In 1987, he was the youngest designer to have been awarded the fashion industry's highest tribute, the Council of Fashion Designers of America's Perry Ellis Award for "New Fashion Talent". In 1988, Jacobs and Duffy joined the women's design unit of Perry Ellis as creative director/vice president and president following the death of its namesake and founder.
In addition, Jacobs oversaw the design of the various women's licensees. In 1992, the Council of Fashion Designers of America awarded Jacobs with The Women's Designer of the Year Award. In the same year, he designed a "grunge" collection for Perry Ellis. In the fall of 1993, Jacobs Duffy Designs Inc. launched their own licensing and design company, Marc Jacobs International Company, L. P. In 1994, Jacobs produced his first full collection of menswear. In 1997, Jacobs was appointed Louis Vuitton's creative director, where he created the company's first ready-to-wear clothing line. Jacobs has collaborated with many popular artists for his Louis Vuitton collections, including Stephen Sprouse, Takashi Murakami and most American artist Richard Prince and rapper Kanye West, In the spring of 2001, Jacobs introduced his secondary line, Marc by Marc Jacobs. In 2005, Look was the Marc by Marc Jacobs ready-to-wear license holder in Japan with retail value of €50 million. In 2006, Jacobs started a new line of body-splash fragrances in ten-ounce bottles which are distributed by Coty.
First being sold only in perfume boutiques, they have become more popular. In 2007 filmmaker Loïc Prigent released a documentary film about Jacobs entitled Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton. In February 2008, Jacobs was accused of plagiarizing a scarf design created in the 1950s by Swedish designer Gösta Olofsson. Jacobs settled the matter by offering monetary compensation to Olofsson's son. In 2009, Jacobs launched a shirt, demanding the legalization of gay marriage. In May 2009, Jacobs co-hosted, with fashion model Kate Moss, a "model and muse"-themed gala for the New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. In February 2010, Jacobs sued Ed Hardy for infringing on the designs of one of his embroidered handbags. In the course of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin in July 2011 Jacobs was the patron of the young talent award "Designer for Tomorrow by Peek & Cloppenburg"; the five finalists were selected by Jacob and the juryboard and received a personal coaching by Jacobs. The juryboard and Jacobs appointed the winner of 2011 during the DfT award show.
In August 2011, it was reported that Jacobs may succeed John Galliano as creative director of Christian Dior. According to The Daily Telegraph, Jacobs "firmly laid to rest rumours that he was to move to Christian Dior" in January 2012, but rumours prevail. In February 2013, Jacobs was named the new creative director for Diet Coke. In honor of the brand's 30th anniversary, Jacobs would spend one year where he was slated to give the brand a "stylish and light-hearted" makeover. In March 2013, the New York Daily News revealed that the "faux fur" used in many Marc Jacobs garments is the fur from raccoon dogs from China. In October 2013, after the Spring/Summer 2014 show, it was revealed that Marc Jacobs would leave Louis Vuitton to focus on his own line. On January 9, 2014 it was announced that Jacobs's new Spring/Summer collection would feature actress/singer Miley Cyrus, photographed by David Sims. On February 26, 2014, it was announced that actress Jessica Lange would be the new face of Marc Jacobs Beauty.
In addition, it was announced that Lange would be featured in the brand's Summer/Fall print-ad campaign photographed by David Sims, would star in a short campaign film directed by Jacobs, to start streaming online May 5, 2014. Jacobs had dressed and interviewed Lange for Love Magazine's fifth anniversary issue, had her provide a spoken-word version of H
Gucci is an Italian luxury brand of fashion and leather goods. Gucci was founded by Guccio Gucci in Florence, Tuscany, in 1921. Gucci generated about €4.2 billion in revenue worldwide in 2008 according to BusinessWeek and climbed to 41st position in the magazine's annual 2009 "Top Global 100 Brands" chart created by Interbrand. Gucci is the highest-selling Italian brand. Gucci operates about 278 directly operated stores worldwide as of September 2009, it wholesales its products through franchisees and upscale department stores. In the year 2013, the brand was valued with sales of US$4.7 billion. In the Forbes World's Most Valuable Brands list, Gucci is ranked the 38th most valuable brand, with a brand value of $12.4 billion as of May 2015. As of January 2015, the creative director is Alessandro Michele. With beginnings at the end of the 19th century, the Gucci company became one of the world’s most successful manufacturers of high-end leather goods and other fashion products; as an immigrant hotel worker in Paris and London, young Guccio Gucci was impressed with the luxurious luggage he saw urbane guests bring with them at the Savoy Hotel.
Before leaving, he visited the manufacturer, H. J. Cave & Sons. Upon returning to his birthplace of Florence, a city distinguished for high-quality materials and skilled artisans, he established a shop in 1920 that sold fine leather goods with classic styling. Although Gucci organized his workrooms for industrial methods of production, he maintained traditional aspects of fabrication. Gucci employed skilled workers in basic Florentine leather crafts, attentive to finishing. With expansion, machine stitching was a production method. Together with three of his sons, Aldo Gucci, Vasco Gucci, Rodolfo Gucci, Gucci expanded the company to include stores in Milan and Rome as well as additional shops in Florence. Gucci's stores featured such finely crafted leather accessories as handbags and his iconic ornamented loafer as well as silks and knitwear in a signature pattern; the company made handbags of cotton canvas rather than leather during World War II as a result of material shortages. The canvas, was distinguished by a signature double-G symbol combined with prominent red and green bands.
After the war, the Gucci crest, which showed a shield and armored knight surrounded by a ribbon inscribed with the family name, became synonymous with the city of Florence. Aldo and Rodolfo Gucci further expanded the company's horizons in 1953 by establishing offices in New York City. Film stars and jet-set travelers to Italy during the 1950s and 1960s brought their glamour to Florence, turning Gucci's merchandise into international status symbols. Movie stars posed in Gucci's clothing and footwear for lifestyle magazines around the world, contributing to the company’s growing reputation. Gucci's distinctive lines made its products among the most copied in the world in the early 2000s. Pigskin and imported exotic animal skins were subjected to various methods of fabrication. Waterproof canvas and satin were used for evening bags. Bamboo was first used to make handbag handles by a process of heating and molding in 1947, purses made with a shoulder strap and snaffle-bit decoration were introduced in 1960.
In 1964 Gucci’s lush butterfly pattern was custom-created for silk foulards, followed by luxuriant floral patterns. The original Gucci loafer was updated by a distinctive snaffle-bit ornament in 1966, while the "Rolls-Royce" luggage set was introduced in 1970. Watches, jewelry and eyewear were added to the company's product lines. A iconic touch, introduced in 1964, was the use of the double-G logo for belt buckles and other accessory decorations; the company prospered through the 1970s, but the 1980s were marked by internal family disputes that brought Gucci to the brink of disaster. Rodolfo’s son Maurizio Gucci took over the company’s direction after his father’s death in 1983 and dismissed his uncle Aldo—who served a prison term for tax evasion. Maurizio proved to be an unsuccessful president. Maurizio disposed of his remaining stock in 1993. Maurizio was murdered by a hitman in Milan in 1995, his former wife, Patrizia Reggiani, was convicted of hiring his killer. Meanwhile, the new investors promoted the American-educated Domenico De Sole from the position of family attorney to president of Gucci America in 1994 and chief executive in 1995.
The company had brought in Dawn Mello in 1989 as editor and ready-to-wear designer in order to reestablish its reputation. Well aware of Gucci’s tarnished image and the value of its name brand, Mello hired Tom Ford in 1990 to design a ready-to-wear line, he was promoted to the position of creative director in 1994. Before Mello returned to her post as president of the American retailer Bergdorf Goodman, she initiated the return of Gucci’s headquarters from the business center of Milan to Florence, where its craft traditions were rooted. There she and Ford reduced the number of Gucci products from 20,000 to 5,000. Steinunn Sigurdardóttir was the Director and Senior Designer for Gucci from 1995 to 2000. There were seventy-six Gucci stores around the world in 1997, along with numerous licensing agreements. Ford was instrumental in the process of decision-making with De Sole when the Gucci Group acquired Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Bottega Veneta, Sergio Rossi, and, in part-ownership with Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga.
By 2001 Ford and De Sole shared the responsibility
Jean-Paul Gaultier is a French haute couture and prêt-à-porter fashion designer. He was the creative director of Hermès from 2003 to 2010, he co-presented the television series Eurotrash with Antoine de Caunes. Gaultier grew up in a suburb of Paris, his mother was his father an accountant. It was Marie Garage, who introduced him to the world of fashion, he never received formal training as a designer. Instead, he started sending sketches to famous couture stylists at an early age. Pierre Cardin was impressed by his talent and hired him as an assistant in 1970. Afterwards he worked with Jacques Esterel in 1971 and Jean Patou that year returning to manage the Pierre Cardin boutique in Manila for a year in 1974, his first individual collection was released in 1976, his characteristic irreverent style dating from 1981 has led to his being known as the enfant terrible of French fashion. Many of Gaultier's subsequent collections have been based on street wear, focusing on popular culture, whereas others his haute couture collections, are formal, yet at the same time unusual and playful.
Although most people found his designs decadent at the time, fashion editors, notably Melka Tréanton of Elle, Claude Brouet and Catherine Lardeur of French Marie Claire, were impressed by his creativity and mastery of tailoring, launched his career. In 1985, he introduced man-skirts and promoted their use kilts, in men's wardrobe, the release of designer collections. Gaultier has worked in close collaboration with Wolford Hosiery. Gaultier caused shock by using unconventional models for his exhibitions, like older men and full-figured women and tattooed models, by playing with traditional gender roles in the shows; this earned him enormous popularity. At the end of the 1980s, Gaultier suffered some personal losses, in 1990 his boyfriend and business partner Francis Menuge, died of AIDS-related causes. In 1988 Gaultier released a dance single titled "How To Do That" on Fontana Records, from which came one of the first "single title" remix albums, Aow Tou Dou Zat, on Mercury Records; the album includes mixes by Norman Cook, J. J. Jeczalik, George Shilling, Mark Saunders, Latin Rascals, David Dorrell, Tim Atkins, Carl Atkins, Kurtis Mantronik.
It was co-written and produced by Tony Mansfield, video directed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino. The album featured a collaboration with accordion player Yvette Horner. Starting in 1993, he co-hosted the Channel 4 program Eurotrash with Antoine de Caunes. Gaultier hosted the show until 1997. Gaultier was the creative director of Hermès from 2003 to 2010, he is well known for sponsoring the 2003–04 exhibit in the Costume Institute of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art entitled "Braveheart: Men in Skirts," which showed designs by Dries van Noten, Vivienne Westwood, Rudi Gernreich in addition to Gaultier's in order to examine "designers and individuals who have appropriated the skirt as a means of injecting novelty into male fashion, as a means of transgressing moral and social codes, as a means of redefining an ideal masculinity."He designed some furniture for the French furniture brand Roche Bobois. In 2011, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Maison Jean Paul Gaultier organized a retrospective exhibit, "The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk."
That exhibit is on tour with venues at the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design in Stockholm, the Brooklyn Museum in New York City, the Barbican Centre in London, the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, the Grand Palais in Paris. The exhibition in Paris, which took place from April to August 2015, was the subject of a documentary called Jean Paul Gaultier at the Grand Palais aired on Eurochannel; the "granny gray" hair color trend is attributed to Gaultier, whose autumn/winter 2011 show featured models in grey beehives. In the spring of 2015, his catwalk show at Paris Fashion Week featured silver-haired models again, as did the shows of other fashion designers and Gareth Pugh; the trend soon took off among the general public. In 2012, he was named as a member of the Jury for the Main Competition at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival; this was the first time. He designed the dress that Anggun wore as she represented France during the grand-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 held in Baku, Azerbaijan.
That year, he participated in the Cali ExpoShow in Cali, showing his extensive collection of perfumes and all classic clothes. Up until 2014, he designed for three collections: his own couture and ready-to-wear lines, for both men and women. At the spring/summer 2015 show he announced that he was closing the ready-to-wear labels to focus on haute couture. Gaultier produced sculptured costumes for Madonna during the nineties, starting with her infamous cone bra for her 1990 Blond Ambition World Tour, designed the wardrobe for her 2006 Confessions Tour. Gaultier has designed some of the costumes and outfits worn by rocker Marilyn Manson, including for his The Golden Age of Grotesque album. In France, the costumes he designed for singer Mylène Farmer gained much attention. In spring 2008 he signed a contract to be the fashion designer for her tour in 2009, he designed a dress. In 2008, he designed the white and silver mermaid dress that Marion Cotillard wore at the 80th Academy Awards, when she won the Oscar for her performance in La Vie en Rose.
He has designed many other red carpet outfits for artists such a
Michael David Kors is an American fashion designer. He is the chief creative officer of his brand, Michael Kors, which sells men's and women's and ready-to-wear, watches, jewelry and fragrance. Kors was the first women's ready-to-wear designer for the French house Celine, from 1997 to 2003. On January 2, 2019 Michael Kors Holdings Limited changed its name to Capri Holdings Limited, of which Michael Kors is the Honorary Chairman and Director. Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo and Versace are the three founder-led brands under Capri Holdings Limited. Kors was born as Karl Anderson Jr. on Long Island. Kors' mother is Jewish, his parents are Joan Hamburger, a former model, her first husband, Karl Anderson Sr. a college student. His mother married Bill Kors, when her son was five, his surname was changed to Kors, his mother told Karl that he could choose a new first name as well and he renamed himself Michael David Kors. He grew up in Merrick, New York and graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore, New York, on Long Island.
Kors married his partner, Lance Le Pere, on August 16, 2011, in Southampton, New York, in The Hamptons. Kors' affinity for fashion started when he was young, his mother thought his affinity might have been caused in part by his exposure to the apparel industry through her modeling career. Michael, at the age of five redesigned his mother's wedding dress for her second marriage; as a teen, Kors began designing clothes and selling them out of his parents' basement, which he renamed the Iron Butterfly. Kors took acting lessons when he was young, but stopped when he was 14 when he decided to focus on becoming a fashion designer. In 1977, he enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. However, he dropped out after only nine months and took a job at a boutique called Lothar's across from Bergdorf Goodman on 57th Street in Midtown Manhattan, where he started as a salesperson and went on to become both the designer and visual display head for the store. Shortly after, Dawn Mello, the fashion director at Bergdorf's, discovered Kors.
She asked. In 1981, Kors launched his Michael Kors women's label at Bergdorf Goodman. In 1990, the company launched KORS Michael Kors as a licensee. A Chapter 11 filing in 1993, caused by the closure of the licensing partner for KORS Michael Kors, forced him to put the KORS line on hold, he got back on his feet by 1997 and launched a lower priced line and at the same time was named the first women's ready-to-wear designer for French house Celine. In his tenure at Celine, Kors turned the fashion house around with successful accessories and a critically acclaimed ready-to-wear line. Kors left Celine in October 2003 to concentrate on his own brand. Kors launched his menswear line in 2002; the MICHAEL Michael Kors line was launched in 2004, joining the original Michael Kors Collection label. The MICHAEL Michael Kors line includes women's handbags and shoes as well as women's ready-to-wear apparel; as of the end of the first fiscal quarter in 2016, Kors has over 770 Lifestyle stores around the world.
Kors has Collection boutiques in New York, Beverly Hills, Palm Beach and Southampton. In the U. S, his women's runway collection, labeled Michael Kors Collection, is sold at Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's and numerous specialty stores. Michael Kors Collection is carried at the brand's stores in London, Cannes, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul; the year 2016 marked the 35th anniversary of Kors' business. Among the celebrities who have dressed in Kors' designs are Olivia Wilde, Dakota Johnson, Blake Lively, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift, Kate Middleton, Hillary Clinton, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump, Heidi Klum, Catherine Zeta-Jones. Michelle Obama wore a black sleeveless dress from the designer for her first term official portrait as First Lady and sported Kors again at the 2015 State of the Union address. Viola Davis wore a custom Michael Kors Collection gown when accepting a Golden Globe for best supporting actress in a motion picture for her role in Fences.
Kate Hudson and Olivia Wilde both wore gowns by the designer to the 2016 Golden Globes, Emily Blunt, nominated for her role in Into The Woods, wore a white custom gown by the designer in 2015. Joan Allen wore his gown when she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in The Contender; as creative director of Celine, Kors designed many outfits for actresses to wear on screen, including Gwyneth Paltrow in Possession. One of his gowns was worn by Alicia Keys for her performance at Barack Obama's inaugural ball on January 21, 2013; the ad campaigns for Kors reflect the jet-set lifestyle that his fans know and love. Michael Kors Collection campaigns have most been shot by photographers Inez and Vinoodh, prior to that, Mario Testino. Previous campaigns include the model relaxing on a yacht. More recent campaigns feature model Binx Walton living the jet-set lifestyle; the latest MICHAEL Michael Kors campaign features jet-setter Bella Hadid shot by photographer David Sims.* Kors was a judge on the Emmy-nominated reality television program Project Runway, which aired on Bravo for five seasons.
On December 18, 2012, it was announced that Kors would be leaving Project Runway, to be replaced by fellow designer Zac Posen. Kors returned to Project Runway in 2016 as a guest judge on the season 15 finale. In January 2014, Forbes reported that Kors reached a personal fortune in excess of $1 billion