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We're almost getting used to the use of curvier or plus size models by fashion houses trying to embrace the 'real' look, however Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci has taken the politically correct stance one step further - by casting a transgender model for the fall campaign. Lea T. (previously known as Leo) is interestingly a former fit model of Tisci's own line, and the designer's longtime personal assistant.
"She's always been very feminine: superfragile, very aristocratic," Tisci explained to WWD. "She's part of the family" he added, whilst explaining that the decision to cast Lea was in fact because it "exemplifies the masculine-feminine dichotomy that has become one of his design signatures and follows coed casting for his Paris runway last March. Lea will feature amongst nine other models in the campaign shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, which is set to launch in the July issue of L'Uomo Vogue.
It's fair to say that Jimmy Choo founder Tamara Mellon has a pretty spectacular life story - from setting up what was to be one of the world's biggest shoe empires, to a mother/daughter legal battle, and even a nude photo-shoot (as well as all the glamorous parties, of course), and so seemingly an autobiographical film, or better yet a reality show on the world's best-heeled entrepreneur would make sense, no?
When asked at the presentation of Jimmy Choo's fall collection if she had any aspirations for a reality show, Mellon told The Cut that she would actually be interested. "I would love to do a chat show for women" she revealed. "I would love to interview working women and talk to them about the difficulties, the challenges, how to be a mother and work and look great. I would love to talk to women about how to run their lives, that's what I would like to do." Television producers... did you hear that? If the likes of Lily Allen and Will & Grace's Megan Mullally can get their own shows, we're sure that Mellon - as a beautiful working mother with an incredibly successful business - would bring in the ratings.
I just started photographing people on the street and at parties in Toronto and after awhile it got boring. I mean it’s just not really common that you’ll see a pair of designer shoes there; you have to look for it and if you do find it, it’s probably just on some rich woman and you know, that’s not very interesting.
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Kim Kardashian and Madonna have fallen victim to it and now Sarah Jessica Parker is the latest to join the group of celebrities who have had their unretouched images leaked. Jezebel leaked this image to show the amount of work down on the actress' hand.
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