*Oscar-nominee Gabourey Sidibe joins Scarlett Johansson, Dakota Fanning, Lily Collins and other women as part of a new fashion spread unveiled today by Harper’s Bazaar.
The feature, titled Singular Beauties, is designed to be an homage to the diversity of women, reports USA Today. It was conceptualized, cast and styled by Roitfeld, in collaboration with the magazine’s creative director, Stephen Gans.
It’s the third fashion spread by Global Fashion Director Carine Roitfeld. Karl Lagerfeld did the photography.
All of the photos are featured in all 29 editions of the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar, including the premiere Germany and Japan editions.
*Karl Lagerfeld is defending his comments about the weight of British singer Adele, claiming his remarks calling her ”a little too fat” was taken out of context.
“I never said that she was fat, I said that she was a little roundish,” he said on CNN’s “Fashion: Backstage Pass.” “A little roundish is not fat. But for such a beautiful girl, after that she lost eight kilo [17.6 pounds], so I think the message was not that bad.”
Following Lagerfeld’s comments last year, Adele, 25, insisted she had never aspired to be stick-thin.
“I’d lose weight if I was an actress and had to play a role where you’re supposed to be 40 pounds lighter, but weight has nothing to do with my career,” she said. “Even when I was signing [a contract], most of the industry knew if anyone ever dared say [lose weight] to me, they wouldn’t be working with me.”
Karl Lagerfeld is in hot water over recent remarks that misquoted Michelle Obama and insulted Adele.
*Once again, Karl Lagerfeld, famous Chanel designer, is in the news for sticking his foot in his mouth.
But, this time, deep down his throat. It’s one thing to say the wrong thing about an entertainer, but it’s an entirely different ball game when you start misquoting American royalty.
Either Lagerfeld isn’t too bright or he genuinely lacks the amount of common sense it takes to properly function in everyday life.
*A rep for Claudia Schiffer is trying to defend the controversial photos that recently surfaced on the Internet showing the model in an Afro wig and darkened skin for a German magazine’s anniversary issue.
The images were originally shot by Karl Lagerfeld two years ago as part of an ad campaign for Dom Perignon, but were dusted off and included in German magazine Stern Fotografie’s new 60th anniversary issue.
Schiffer recreated the image for one of six covers as part of the magazine’s retrospective of the model.
“It shows poor taste and it’s offensive,” Shevelle Rhule, fashion editor at black lifestyle magazine Pride, told U.K.’s Daily Mail. “There are not enough women of color featured in mainstream magazines. This just suggests you can counteract the problem by using white models.”
The other five Stern Fotografie covers feature Schiffer in other costumed looks shot by Lagerfeld – as a sexy secretary, a leather-clad cop, Marie Antoinette, and even an Asian woman in a kimono.
Her rep defended the series, saying, “The pictures have been taken out of context. The images were designed to reflect different men’s fantasies. The pictures were not intended to offend.
*For the 60th issue of German fashion quarterly Stern Fotografe, Karl Lagerfeld put together 20 years worth of photos of Claudia Schiffer as a tribute, reports SassyBella.
The “portfolio” is available with six different covers featuring Claudia in various personas – from sexy secretary to biker chic. But one of the covers has the former supermodel sporting a large afro and dark makeup.
Needless to say, the image has generated much discussion on the Internet, where one person’s “art” is another person’s “blackface.”
View all six Stern Fotografe covers above.