Watch Miley Cyrus pose for photographer Mario Testino in a behind the scenes video of her shoot for V Magazine’s May issue, out now. Pushing her Disney image far far behind her, the singer/actress is shown getting a fresh buzzcut moments before pairing a dog collar with a backless top, leather short shorts, and motorcycle boots. Using neon paint to provocatively color her hair, neck and face, Miley shot three racy covers (one of which features the 20-year-old in a structured white blazer tugging up on a pair of men’s underwear) for the avant garde monthly. Catch her interview and all three of the controversial covers here. (slightly NSFW)
Watch the elusive and camera-shy Anna Wintour on the E! News Live red carpet for the premiere of her friend, director Baz Luhrmann’s new film, “The Great Gatsby.” Vogue’s top editor (and now Creative Director) discusses May cover girl Carey Mulligan’s “great style,” says a passing hello to singer Florence Welch, and as she slips away from the microphone admits that yes, she too gets intimidated–by “everyone.”
Watch Academy Award winning actor Jeremy Irons from the set of his first ad campaign for men’s luxury shoe brand Berluti, shot by Jean-Baptiste Mondino. Known for his distinct voice and intensity, Irons comes off uncharacteristically accessible, discussing personal style and the importance of fine detailing and craftsmanship. Owned by LVMH since 1993, Berluti is a small French brand with great heritage and a tight, loyal following. Headed creatively by Z Zegna designer Alessandro Sartori, the 118-year-old brand is now focused on expansion, recently opening an in-store boutique in Harrod’s and hiring big names like Irons–as well as Monaco royalty Pierre Casiraghi–for their Spring 2013 campaign.
Watch footage from designer Stephen Sprouse’s 1984 RTW show, staged at the East Village music haunt, The Ritz. Unearthed and digitized by KCD, the video of Sprouse’s show features the designer’s immediately recognizable graffiti-style print (he’s best-known for his Louis Vuitton collaborations in 2001 and 2009) and the first high-profile transgendered model, Teri Toye. With its androgyny, mohawks, black manliner and sexy rips and cut-outs, this Sprouse collection is just in time for Monday’s ‘Punk’-themed Met Gala–and proves what was cool then will inevitably be cool again.
Watch the teaser trailer for the Karl Lagerfeld-directed “Once Upon a Time…”, a short black and white film about Coco Chanel’s first boutique opening in 1913 in Deauville, France. Starring Keira Knightley as Coco, the film features a to-scale reproduction of the designer’s original retail space and co-stars models Stella Tennant, Lindsey Wixson, and Saskia de Brauw, among others. The film is set for wide release Wednesday, May 8th, at Chanel’s 2013 Resort show, this year held in Singapore. In part to celebrate the fashion house’s 100th anniversary of its first boutique, in part as a way for Lagerfeld to get behind the camera to shoot beautiful people in beautiful vintage Chanel, “Once Upon a Time…” is also for the fans, who will be able to view the film online next week.
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