While Rosie Huntington-Whiteley did have a strong modelling career before starring in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon', it wouldn't be too far-fetched to say that it was that role that turned her into an international name. It should come as no surprise then that the former Victoria's Secret model has decided to continue working in film.
Yesterday the 25-year old confirmed that she's been cast to appear in the fourth Mad Max film,'Mad Max: Fury Road', alongside Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy. According to reports, Huntington-Whiteley will play one of five wives along with Adelaid Clemens, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keogh and fellow model Abbey Lee Kershaw. The role is a big one and will hopefully go a long way in proving her critics wrong, especially after her performance in Transformers was met with such mixed reviews.
Back in March Chanel unveiled the images from their latest book, 'The Little Black Jacket', in Tokyo and last night they brought the travelling exhibition to New York with everyone from Pharrell Williams and Zoe Kravitz to regulars like Dree Hemingway and Poppy Delevigne in attendance.
Just as a refresher, the exhibition includes a selection of over 100 black and white photographs of models and celebrities shot by Karl Lagerfeld. Each star sports the brand's classic black tweed jacket styled in different ways by Carine Roitfeld.
The exhibition opens tomorrow until June 15 over at 18 Wooster Street.
Donatella Versace doesn't do anything by halves so it was no suprise that the launch of the Versace x H&M collection in New York last night was a swanky affair.
Pier 57 in Manhattan's Meatpacking District was taken over and transformed into a huge runway space to show off the limited edition collection to guests including Blake Lively, Uma Thurman, Oprah Winfrey, Sophia Coppola, Alexander Wang and Jessica Alba. As reported, Prince and Nicki Minaj both hit the stage to perform at the after-party after sitting front row at the show.
“It was the perfect evening, so glamorous and special," Versace said today. "I loved celebrating the launch of Versace for H&M here in New York, an iconic city in which to showcase this iconic collection. Now I cannot wait for it to finally reach stores and be available to the world." When interviewed last night, H&M's creative director, Margareta van der Bosch, couldn't be any more complimentary about the retailer's partnership with the brand. “Donatella Versace has taken us at H&M on an incredible journey since she began designing the collection for us earlier this year, and last night’s fashion event was the perfect culmination," she explained. "She has given us the essence of the Versace brand, and last night that came to life with a magical catwalk show that we’ll never forget.”
This week we reported that Alexander Wang collaborated with Abbey Lee Kershaw, Karl Templer and Craig McDean on a short film which was released on his website; but that wasn't the only thing that the designer launched yesterday. Two new campaigns, one featuring Hannah Holman and the other starring Zoe Kravitz - who accompanied Wang wearing his designs to this year's Met Gala- and Max Motta.
We've all been waiting to see the fruits of Stefano Tonchi's ideas for the new look W and he definitely gives us a teaser of things to come with his first September issue. Already breaking records, Tonchi decided to opt for a three cover fold out which is allegedly the first time the magazine has ever done it. Also, rather than opting for a predictable A-lister to help sell the big September issue the magazine is fronted by fresh acting talent - Kate Dennings, Jessica Chastan, Yaya Da Costa, Mary Elizabeth, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Roberts and Zoe Kravitz - all shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
We thought we could sense a bit of irony in the cover's title, 'Great Expectations' which Tonchi has since confirmed was intentional. After all, it was his move to the magazine that began this summer's editorial reshuffling and has caused a great deal of anticipation about what he'll do in the new role. "I wanted to have some self-irony, because there are so many expectations about what this W will be, so it refers to these eight great new girls, but also to the pressure that we feel to satisfy the expectations that people have for the magazine,” he told The Cut.
Two weeks ago we told you all about the rumoured cover stars for the big magazine's september issues and today a lot of these were confirmed by WWD.
Although Stefano Tonchi was rumoured to have chosen Lindsay Lohan to cover his first september issue at W, he is now said to be working with Zoe Kravitz and actress Emma Roberts. The Cut reports that Vogue has not confirmed Halle Berry as there September cover but according to insiders, it's a done deal.
WWd confirmed the following covers:
Elle — Julia Roberts Harper's Bazaar — Jennifer Aniston InStyle — Hilary Swank Vanity Fair — Lady Gaga T — Freida Pinto
Take a sneak peek at the August 2010 issue of W - the magazine's first cover under the direction of new editor-in-chief, Stefano Tonchi - featuring Mad Men's Jon Hamm and Rebecca Hall, as we reported back in May. The cover shows signs of things to come for W, starring the up and coming actors, and shot by lesser known photographer Nathaniel Goldberg. The choice of photographer is a stark contrast to the history of the magazine, which at one point in time continuously featured the likes of Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Steven Klein et al.
The focus on rising, underground talent continues as the September issue cover - which was originally said to be starring Lindsay Lohan - will feature a group of young talent, the ones to watch, including Emma Roberts, Zoe Kravitz and Jennifer Lawrence. Now we just have to wait a month to see W's content with Tonchi at the helm, and by the looks of things W is taking a change for the better.