It's not often that Ralph Lauren gives a TV interview - his last one was twenty years ago - but the designer has decided to break his silence and talk candidly to Oprah Winfrey as she wraps up her talk show.
The designer will appear on Wednesday's show and during the 1 hour episode Lauren gives the cameras access to life on his Colorado ranch and discusses everything from his career highlights to what he plans for the future.
This week, news broke that Lea T has landed a spot on one of the last episodes of Oprah - when the model is set to tell her story. But the news didn't come as a surprise. The Imagist hinted at the move last month, revealing that the star has booked "an upcoming appearance on the biggest talk show in America."
Since Ricardo Tisci included her in the Givenchy Fall ad campaign, the transgender model - who was formerly Tisci's assistant - has dominated magazines and campaigns and most notably appeared in a nude shoot for French Vogue. According to WWD, Tisci saw the model as embodying “the masculine-feminine dichotomy that has become one of his design signatures and follows coed casting for his Paris runway last March.”
One can't help but think that Lea's success is what Tyra Banks had evisonned for America's Next Top Model contestant Isis King.
Unfortunately we still have a while to wait to see the interview in full. According to ELLE.com, the segment hasn't been taped yet but is set to air in February.
Halle Berry hasn't given a proper interview in three years and her last commercial film was more than four years ago but she decided to break her silence and front US Vogue's September issue; the fact that it was the September issue undoubtedly helped. "What that means for a woman of colour and what that means in the fashion world, what that means to pop culture, there was no way I could say, 'No, I'm not going to be on the biggest issue of the year'," she said.
This is Berry's second US Vogue cover - she first fronted it in 2002 - and the second time a black person has covered the magazine's September issue since it was founded in 1892. Naomi Campbell was the first to bag the big September issue in 1989 and unfortunately it was the magazine's worst selling issue. Beverley Johnson was the first black person on the cover in 1974, Oprah made her cover debut in 1998 and Jennifer Hudson followed in 2007 and Beyonce in 2009.
The possibility of hostess Oprah being dressed by Gap (well, Patrick Robinson) for this year's Met Ball has been quashed by WWD, who reports the television tycoon will be dressed by Oscar de la Renta for this year's event. In other 'who's dressing who' rumours, Christian Siriano - winner of the fourth series of Project Runway - has tweeted he has a dress for the Met Ball in the works.
It could be likely that Christina Hendricks will sport Siriano again, proving the critics who slated the creation she wore of his to the Golden Globes wrong? However, as it currently remains to be seen who the American designer will be dressing, and the yearly Met Ball rumours beginning to fly, watch this space...
With the Met Ball less than a month away, it is only natural that rumours are beginning to circulate about this year's event - which will be the first ball to have Oprah as hostess, Gap as sponsorship and Sylvana Soto-Ward as Vogue's Director of Special Events.
Although the sponsorship from Gap will mean the Met Ball will have a considerable amount of money behind it, the event is usually good for brand exposure, and we're not sure we can imagine anyone rocking Gap on the red carpet. That said, there has been speculation that Gap's head designer, Patrick Robinson is to create two custom gowns - bets are on for who he'll be dressing. Oprah? Or maybe his wife, Virginia Smith? We hear Oprah's been in talks with Oscar de la Renta, though? Watch this space...
We don't know how Harpo Studios handled two fame monsters spontaneously this week, but indeed, Lady Gaga made an appearance on Oprah. She told the Big O about everything from her wannabe-foodie lifestyle to her experience meeting the Queen to the outfits - and oh, the outfits. Gaga discussed many of her most memorable looks (see the video here), including her Kermit dress by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and her VMA Alexander McQueen dress.
But let's face it: What we're all focusing on is Gaga's latest hairdo, which reminds us of infinitely more fashion-focused sea urchins. Maybe the creator of those Gaga Barbies will have a stylish new doll to whip up.