Famous Faces

RUNWAY RECAP: PAT MCGRATH AT MILANO UOMO!

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Superstar makeup artist, Pat McGrath, commandeered the runways at Prada and Versace, where they showed their Fall/Winter 2018 Collections at Milano Uomo.  Debuting the Decadence Collection, featuring the Mothership IV Palette (above) at Versace, McGrath chose smokey geometric structures, using shades of Blue Blood, Hedonistic, Inferno, and Sinful.  At Prada, she created alluring lips with Peep Show, a sultry peach shade, one of eleven new Lust: MatteTrance Lipsticks (below). Both products become available on-line Thursday, January 28th.

CHLOÉ SAYS “OUI” TO ARIANE LABED!

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Courtesy photo of Ariane Labed

Actress Ariane Labed has joined the #chloegirls.  The Greek-born French beauty, 33, was named the face of Chloé’s new fragrance which will launch this March.  In a statement Labed shared, “The woman depicted in this new campaign is free-spirited, strong and adventurous. She takes on the world, its beauty and is curious about everything it has to offer. In that sense she is very inspiring to me.”  The actress, most recognizable to American audiences from The Lobster and Assassin’s Creed, will next appear in Mary Magdalene, opposite Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix.  Chloé Fragrances is part of the Coty Luxury banner.

#METOO: VOGUE & BRANDS BAN TOP PHOTOGRAPHERS

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.com

In response to multiple allegations of sexual harassment brought to light in a New York Times exposé, Condé Nast has temporarily banned top fashion photographers, Mario Testino (pictured) and Bruce Weber, from its publications.  “Abuse of power has gone on for too long in so many places—including in Washington, in Hollywood, in broadcasting, journalism, Silicon Valley, and last but not least, in fashion, where many young women and men have spoken up about manipulation and coercion on go-sees, on shoots, and in other working environments,” shared Vogue Editor-In-Chief and Condé Nast Artistic Director, Anna Wintour.  “I’m proud to say that Condé Nast is responding, here and internationally, with a new Code of Conduct, a set of guidelines for outside contributors which has emerged after bracingly honest discussions—with model advocates and agents, stylists, photographers, hair and makeup artists, set designers, and many of our own editors.”

The allegations have been difficult for Wintour to hear, calling both photographers “personal friends.”  While acknowledging their incredible contributions to Vogue and Condé Nast’s other publications, she shared, “I believe strongly in the value of remorse and forgiveness, but I take the allegations very seriously, and we at Condé Nast have decided to put our working relationship with both photographers on hold for the foreseeable future.”   Michael Kors, Stuart Weitzman, and Burberry have all publicly backed off of Testio, where as Ralph Lauren and L’Oréal have publicly distanced themselves from Weber.  According to the Times’s report, thirteen male models and assistants claim that Testino had subjected them to “sexual advances that in some cases included groping and masturbation,” while fifteen male models alleged “unnecessary nudity and coercive sexual behavior,” in conjunction with shoots involving Weber.  Both photographers have challenged or denied the allegations.