This fashion line produced by team mother and daughter is aimed at the 'junior' market for teens, not adults, and so this is where Madge's mini-me daughter,Lourdes comes in. With her style almost identical to her mother's in the early years of her music career, Madonna is certainly known for smart savvy moves like this., She is known for her incredible ability to find the Next Big Thing and to use their talents to enhance and update her own. Lets face it Madonna was sporting crucifixes, leotards, ripped fishnets, and underwear-as-outerwear before Lady Gagawas even born.
Madonna has always been celebrates as a fashion pioneer, most notably one of her iconic fashion moments was the Jean Paul Gaultier cone-shaped bra. Last night a sketch of one of the outfits from the new "Material Girl" range was released perhaps a bit more cutting edge in comparison to her style in the 80's. Cropped bleachy skinny jeans with zip pockets, pink gingham basque, and a spotty-lined black blazer are all cool and very modern whilst accessorised with those ubiquitous Madonna motifs, a hair bow and a crucifix necklace.
This season Madonna has also collaborated on a limited edition range of sunglasses with her designer friends Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana whilst Material Girl will be sold exclusively in America at giant department store Macy's.
After starring in their latest ad campaign, it has been revealed that Madonna is to morph from Dolce and Gabbana model to contributing designer. The collaboration is to be the design duo's first co-branded venture, with the singer designing a collection of sunglasses for the Italian house, bearing the letter M on the arm. "We're so excited," Stefano Gabbana told WWD. "This further strengthens our relationship with Madonna, and it was a very constructive experience for us. She is very exacting and a professional who seeks perfection in everything she does, and this was no exception."
Madonna already stars in this season's Dolce and Gabbana campaign, as well as the advert for the new sunglasses line for the company, which is said to have been inspired by 'film noir' and is due to launch this May to coincide with the release of her collaboration. Both ranges will be available in Dolce and Gabbana stores worldwide and at the Sunglass Hut, with Madonna's line priced from $180 to $210. Is there anything Madonna can't do?
Last month we reported how Naomi Campbell had joined forces with Sarah Brown to organise a star-studded fashion show, in aid of the survivors of the Haiti earthquake. The day has finally come, and later this evening, designers and supermodels alike will all take to the catwalk modelling dresses by Carolina Herrera, Dolce & Gabbana and Christian Dior, to name but a few. Look out for the likes of Helena Christensen, alongside Diane Von Furstenberg, Donna Karan and, of course, Naomi.
Last week Simon Cowell announced that he would be bringing together a host of musicians to re-record and release their version of R.E.M.'s 'Everybody Hurts', with all proceeds and royalties going towards the Haiti relief fund - and now it looks like the fashion industry will be following suit. Thanks to Naomi Campbell and First Lady Sarah Brown, a number of celebrities and high-profile models will be gracing the catwalk showing off pieces designed by the likes of Alexander McQueen, Dolce and Gabbana and Vivienne Westwood, in aid of the survivors of the devastating earthquake.
The pair, who are no strangers to working with each other (having previously crossed paths in their capacities as representatives of the White Ribbon Alliance - Brown is a patron and Campbell is an ambassador) are hoping the event will be a success. At the launch on Monday, Brown expressed how touched she had been by the support shown so far. She told Vogue UK: "the British public has been amazingly generous in its response to the tragedy in Haiti. Your donations are already making a massive difference and we can still do more."
As we enter a new decade, so does Dolce & Gabbana menswear. Design duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are celebrating 10 years of their cutting-edge menswear designs, and to mark the occasion, they've created and posted a video preview called the 'Pre-Show Diaries', for the Fall/Winter 2010 collection on YouTube.
Through the minute-and-22-seconds-long film, the brand masterminds capture the essence of what menswear is to them, using close-ups of seams, stitch details, buttons and general fittings to capture the audience. We can only imagine the preparation and precision that has gone into the catwalk show, due to take place on 16th January in Milan.
Here at the Fash Pack we do enjoy a good love story, and since we heard that Catherine McNeil looks set to marry Ruby Rose, we've been overjoyed. McNeil has steadily risen to the top of the supermodel ladder by walking for the likes of Balenciaga, Dior, Fendi and Valentino - and appearing in Dolce and Gabbana, Versace and Jean Paul Gautier campaigns, amongst others. Rose also has made her mark in her industry and has cemented her status as 'one to watch' as a television presenter for MTV Australia.
Despite their previous on/off relationship, if the Twitter feeds and Facebook statuses are to be believed, then it would seem that the pair have gotten engaged. Friends of the couple are said to have tweeted about the commitment ceremony they shared last week, though the posts were later removed. But judging by their respective Fcebook statuses, including "So in love can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you," and "Woof Woof Rose is engaged to Meow Meow McNeil," we certainly hope the rumous are true. If so, then congratulations, ladies!
We recently reported that the 'big' labels had started to confirm their chosen faces for their respective Spring/Summer 2010 ad campaigns. First up was Chanel, who decided that three would be its magic number and settled on a trio of models including Claudia Schiffer. Then came Versace, who confirmed that Georgia May Jagger would be taking her place centre stage as the new face of the label. Dolce and Gabbana recently settled on none other than the original 'Material Girl', Madonna who is now no longer the face of Louis Vuitton- a position she held for seasons.
Desperate to unravel the mystery, Tina Peng, party reporter for The Cut managed to have a quick chat with Daniel Lalonde, president and CEO of the brand, who hinted that Lara Stone, as speculated, might just take the title at Louis Vuitton this season after all.
Madonna is fast becoming serious competition for established models worldwide, following her scoop of two major ad campaigns this year alone. First was the Louis Vuitton campaign, which saw the ultra limber pop star striking some seriously elegant poses whilst maintaining her sultry pout. Yes we were envious! And even more so now. She is currently starring as Dolce and Gabbana's new spring ad campaign, which was shot in Brooklyn (New York) last weekend, by Steven Klein, and saw Madonna sporting the duo's Sicillian inspired collection.
The shoot must be have been truly enthralling as Stefano Gabbana couldn't resist post up-to-the-minute tweets, one of which read, "We are at the last shot... M [Madonna] is simply beautiful" and "we're very, very tired but happy as well...To have Madonna in our campaign is a dream come true."
We had to do a double take when we first saw these pictures. I mean, we know Alexa Chung started out as a model, but we had forgotten, given all that she has accomplished since she left T4's sofa. Currently filming her show, 'It's on with Alexa Chung', which has been so much of a success that MTV even gave her a second season, this multi-talented lady definitely has many strings to her bow, including DJ-ing, presenting, designing and modelling.
Dressed in a series of outfits courtesy of Chanel, Dolce and Gabbana and Stella McCartney, Ms Chung experty poses and pouts her way through the shoot, which was photographed by Sharif Hamza for V Magazine. And as if this wasn't enough, she has just landed the DKNY Jeans ad campaign for this season. With all these balls to juggle, the only question left to be answered is whether life could possibly get better right now for Ms Chung? We certainly hope so!
D&G SS10 took us all the way back to the wild wild west, minus the barns and straw seen at Chanel. Denim ruled the runway in the form of shirts, playsuits, dresses and raras, all showing that mixing it up is never a bad thing. Fringing and ruffles also added to the theme with tan accessories finishing off the look. With denim making an appearance at Chloe and Marc by Marc Jacobs, it is safe to say the rage is not dying down, and how grateful we are.
Dolce and Gabbana told Vogue they took inspiration from ''young British women and their instinctive ability to mix and match denim, streetwear and formal wear with a typical blasé attitude.'' We found exactly that at London Fashion Week. This girl teamed a denim playsuit with black tights, taking the look through the winter weather. The patterned head scarf and gold tipped boots add the perfect quirky edge we just can't get enough of.