If you cast your mind back to the mid-nineties you might remember once shopping at fashion retailer C&A. I say mid-nineties because to be honest, that was the last time to most people ever shopped there (if at all) but it looks like things are about to change because today, they confirmed that they've just snapped up Cindy Crawford to design a collection for them.
According to WWD, the collection will be available in 1,500 store across Europe starting in the retailer's home soil, Germany. The 31-piece range reportedly includes everything from leather jackets and blazers to jeans and simple tops with prices ranging from €12 (£9.50) to €149 (£117).
'My goal is to help design comfortable fashion for everyday wear. I have always dreamed of having my own fashion line and am thrilled to be partnering with C&A,' the model said in a statement. 'They have a long-standing history of providing quality designs at an affordable price point to their customers. It's important to me to be affiliated with a company that offers feel-good fashion with unparalleled customer offerings.'
Kate Moss' upcoming book might not be a tell-all, by Premier Model Management founder Carole White's new book will be. Today, White confirmed that she's working on a memoir detailing her experiences in the industry from her model days to founding the agency with brother Chris in 1981 and looking after the likes of Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell.
'Having worked in the fashion industry for over 40 years, and managed the careers of the supermodels at the height of their fame, I am forever being asked questions by the press and public alike about the modelling world,' she told Vogue. 'Compiling a book of my memories - both good and bad - just seemed to be the next transition and I would love to share and give people an insight into the industry I love.'
Janice Dickinson isn't the only person that's dubious about Vogue's new health initiative. Jezebel's Jena Sauers asked Cindy Crawford whether she had any thoughts on the issue, to which she responded, 'Honestly, not really.'
According to the model, society needs to change before the industry will. 'I think that the fashion industry is in the consumer's hands because if they buy into it, nothing will change,' she argued. 'If consumers don't like it that models are too skinny, or too young and they don't buy magazines, then believe me, the magazines will have to change.' While there may be truth in that, it seems only right that the industry takes a firm stance, even if doing so is only the starting point in realising real change.
Crawford doesn't seem convinced. 'If you make too many rules - like, 'You can't work this many hours' — it doesn't work, because sometimes you have to. Sometimes you have to get up early or be prepared to do the job in the freezing cold. I think that, again though, models have to have a voice and speak up for themselves, every day, on the job ... People have to respect each other. And if you're working with someone who doesn't respect you, then leave.'
Back in January we were all talking about Kaia Gerber, the daughter of Cindy Crawford, who was unveiled as the new face of Young Versace. In her latest modeling job the 10 year-old is not alone because she was also joined by her supermodel mother and grandmother to pose behind the lens for JCPenny.
The video in which all three star in is a part of a promotional campaign JCPenny is running at the moment in the lead up to Mother's Day in America. In the video all three generations talk about things their mothers gave them and if you submit your story about what you have learnt from your mother on the JCPenny Facebook page, you could be in with a chance of winning a $1,000 shopping spree in store.
New York Fashion Week started with a bang last night as the annual amfAR New York gala event took place to kick off this season's festivities. The gala, which raises money for HIV/AIDS research, always see the best of fashion and entertainment come under one roof and as you would expect, the red carpet outfits were strong. Models were particularly on form last night. Joan Smalls looking incredible in a black Givenchy gown, Anja Rubik sported that much loved black and gold Gucci flapper dress and Liya Kebede broke the penchant for gowns by opting for this season's two tone trousers teamed with a white blouse.
Last week all eyes were on Anais Gallagher after mum, Meg Matthews, released an image of her shot by Mario Testino on Twitter but it looks like she might have competition from another celebrity daughter. Say hello to 10 year-old Kaia Gerber, the daughter of former-Versace model Cindy Crawford, and the face of Young Versace's Mert & Marcus-shot campaign.
“Like her mother, Kaia has a very special gift. The camera really, really loves her,” Donatella Versace said in a release. “Having Cindy on-set for the shoot took me back to all the amazing Avedon shoots we worked on together. It was such a special treat watching Kaia walk in her mother's footsteps!” Naturally, Crawford is happy to see her daughter follow in her footsteps. “I’m so thrilled that Kaia was chosen to be part of the first Young Versace Campaign,”she said. “I have so many fond memories of the times I spent with Gianni and Donatella. There is something so very special about the House of Versace. Being on-set with my daughter watching her in front of the camera was a fantastic experience. I am so proud of her.”
Young Versace is available at the Versace Young boutique in Milan and worldwide in select multi-brand stores specializing in childrenswear.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have a lot to smile about this season and we're not just talking about the fact that duo avoided that big tax evasion case earlier on this year. Their white lace dresses have racked up a whopping 43 covers so far this season, only five behind Prada with 48.
As we reported, the dress made a big appearance on Gisele Bundchen for Emmanuelle Alt's first cover for Vogue Paris as editor in chief, Britt Maren wore it for a German Vogue cover, Penelope Cruz dons it dor the latest American vogue issue and now Constance Jablonski appears on this month's Greek Vogue in the dress having sported it in on the cover of Spanish Vogue back in February.
But it doesn't end there. The dress has also been a hit on the red carpet too. Diane Kruger was the first to sport it back in February at the premier of 'Unknown' in LA and in March Kate Bosworth dressed it down with black army boots and a military jacket to host a party for Nylon.
Forget counting fresh faces by the number of shows young models walk in each season, it's time to track magazine-cover wear. This season, look 22 of the Fall '10 Balmain show - a v-neck, sparkly gold minidress - is easily the front runner. Already, the frock has been spotted on Claudia Schiffer (for one of 40 Zeit magazine covers for the read's 40th anniversary in October), Anna Dello Russo (for 10's fall issue) and Natalia Vodianova (for British Harper's Bazaar in December).
That's not to mention placements on the October cover of Indian Vogue (starring Cindy Crawford), the August issue of German Vogue (with Abbey Lee Kershaw) and the November issue of Spanish Vogue (look for Toni Garrn). Don't forget about the latest sighting, on Anne Hathaway's December cover of British Elle. Well, Balmain, you sure do know how to turn heads at the newsstand.