The Cannes Film Festival is one of the biggest events of the year when celebrities turn the red carpet into a fashion runway. The festival was founded in 1946 and is an exclusive, invitation-only event. The event takes place in Cannes, usually in May, and includes movies from all around the world. This year the iconic event celebrated its 70th anniversary, and it was held between May 17 and 29. Here is an interesting video that includes the most surprising beauty moments that celebrities flaunted at the festival.
Throughout the years we saw many iconic looks the red carpet. There were thousands of amazing dresses that left everyone in awe. Additionally, there were many surprising beauty moments that went in history.
Madonna is one of the most controversial celebrities who loves bold and daring looks. Her appearance at the Cannes Film Festival in 1991 can’t be forgotten. Aside from her unique clothing choice, the diva surprised with her makeup and hair. She rocked a bright cherry lip, and dark and thin eyebrows. This look is one of the the biggest beauty moments in the 90s.
Penelope Cruz flaunted another unforgettable look in 2004. For the premiere of “Non Ti Muovere”, the actress transformed herself into a real Parisian girl. She added a French vibe to the look by matching her white dress with a beret in the same color and amazing pearl earrings.
In 2016 Aishwarya Rai set new limits for the perfect lip color. For the premiere of “From the Land of the Moon” this beauty surprised with lavender lips that were out of this world. The subtle smoky eyes made her look even more powerful. Rai wore an astonishing off-the-shoulder dress embellished with colorful flowers. She is one of the most popular actresses in India and a successful businesswoman. Aishwarya is commonly referred to as the most beautiful woman in the world.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute is well known for its controversial themes throughout the years. Anyway, considering the fact that we live in politically and religiously challenging times the 2018 theme might be the most controversial yet.
According to many sources, Fashion and Religion will be the 2018 Met Gala theme. Few of the sources claimed that they have access to exclusive information from the preliminary discussions. Until now the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute refused to give any official information. Considering the fact that there is plenty of time until the next Met Gala, the planning of the exhibition is still at its beginning.
The religious motifs aren’t something new in the fashion industry. Renewed designers such as John Galliano, Riccardo Tisci, and Jean Paul Gaultier have included religious symbols in some of their previous collections. John Galliano’s 2007 Couture Collection named The Virgins with the Serpents was all about the religion. The star of the campaign was Kylie Minogue who wore some of Galliano’s spring 2017 couture designs with religious elements. John Galliano also designed papal vestments for Dior Fall 2000 Haute Couture runway show. The fashion house Dolce & Gabbana has been inspired by the religion many times throughout the years. Their Fall 2013 Ready-to-wear Collection was strongly influenced by motifs from the Bible. The former creative director of Givenchy Riccardo Tisci is also known for his religious iconography obsession. Moreover, Christopher Kane fiercely mixed punk with religious motifs for his spring 2017 Ready-to-wear collection.
Considering the fact that the greatest designers of all times often incorporate religious motifs in their designs, the newest Met Gala theme shouldn’t surprise us. Besides designers, many celebrities have included elements of religion in their live performances, music videos, and personal style. The greatest pop star of all times Madonna, as well as the mega popular Lady Gaga, are just a few of the celebrities who celebrated the religion through their style and performances.
The Met Gala 2018 is scheduled as always on the first Monday in May. On Monday 7th May 2018 we should all expect to see the most controversial religion-themed Met Gala Exhibition ever. The Met Gala always has the biggest celebrities on its red carpet wearing the most extreme designs and the next year’s event won’t be an exception. This year’s exhibition was all about the avant garde fashion and was dedicated to the designer Rei Kawakubo and her label Comme des Garçons. The 2017 Met Gala “The Art of the In-Between” exhibition is about to close on September 4.
Another day, another chance to see a singer, It-girl and social media personality add ‘creative director’ to her CV, with the only difference that this time she has Madonna’s seal of approval. Pia Mia, whose full name is Pia Mia Perez, has been tapped by Madonna as Material Girl’s first ever fashion director, leaving both Pia’s and Madonna’s fans entranced by the news. Founded almost six years ago, Material Girl has a long history of tapping musical talents as the label’s brand ambassadors, including Rita Ora, Taylor Momsen, Sofia Richie and Zendaya, connecting each time with its aficionados on a deeper level. Given the fact that Material Girl was inspired by Madonna’s 19-year-old daughter, Lourdes Leon, one can’t really be surprised about Madonna and her manager Guy OSeary’s choice to pick one of the most influential socialites on the Internet to spice up the label’s style.
With her four-million follower base on Instagram, Pia will surely lessen the distances between her peers and Madonna’s iconic brand, adding a more contemporary touch to the Eighties-inspired attitude of the brand’s creations. She will utilize her funky street style aesthetics for the Material Girl SS 2017 collection, and it does not even end there.
Material Girl, which was founded under parent MG Icon (a partnership between Iconix Brand Group Inc.), is also going to team up with StyleHaul, releasing a series of videos inspired by Madonna’s “Truth or Dare” documentary from 1991. Each video will, of course, feature Pia Mia all dressed up in some of the collection’s staples, and will be promoted all over the social media starting from May 10. StyleHaul’s chief content officer Mia Goldwyn knew she had to think about something fresh to better approach the partnership and make things even more interesting, as “rather than shooting a more traditional branded content campaign, we wanted to do something more engaging and emotional, to track her and not only glimpse the clothing but also who she is as an artist and how clothing is integrated into her world.”
“Her creativity, confidence and unique sense of style make her a perfect addition to the brand,” Madonna told WWD, making us wonder what it might feel like to be fully endorsed by one of the XX century’s ultimate stars. “The fact that Madonna chose me to do this literally makes me die,” answered Pia Mia, who called WWD too from the set of her first ever Material Girl advertisement campaign, set to be released in July. As for her perspective on both music and the social media, Pia proved to have an open mindset and to value humbleness more than anything: in contrast to most of her fellow colleagues, she does personally answer her followers whenever she can.
“Music is my way to get out what I’m feeling, and so is fashion. Those are the two ways I express myself exactly how I want to. When I’m onstage, you’re getting 100 percent of my life story. I’m not afraid to share things, good or bad. […] I run all my socials and I’m very interactive with everyone; it’s really me helping my fans take selfies or pick clothes. I never had that many friends growing up, so my fans are my friends. They always make me feel better.”
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If there is one person you can easily picture next to Gucci and Moschino, it’s Madonna! Her name hasn’t gone to waste and she’s done a legendary job of branding herself. In fact, she’s one of the few people in the world, who have managed to keep their fame for such a long time. One of the reasons for it, I think, is that we love so many things about her that are not even directly connected to her talent (remember? It’s singing). So, high fashion has been a key; even now you, me, and everyone around you would most probably pay a high ticket cost to see the new Madonna tour costumes designed by Gucci and Moschino. The new designs have been prepared for her “Rebel Heart” World Tour. It’s named after the 13th studio album (now we know Madonna is not very superstitious) that bears the same name.
You’d think celebrities love wearing designer clothing, but in case of her, designers like to dress Madonna. And that’s how the 56-years old singer has been releasing pieces of her tour design. Now we know that she’s been working with her devoted costume designer, Academy Award-winning Arianne Phillips. Besides Phillips, who’s also going to present her own costumes, the beats and pieces she’s been dropping around suggest some of the world’s top designers like Fausto Puglisi, Prada, Miu Miu, Swarovski and even the Gucci creative director is involved. This means something big is coming.
We’ve already spotted some of the costumes that could possibly be a part of the tour as well. Do you remember Scott for Moschino from the Costume Institute gala? What about the Moschino outfit in “B**ch I’m Madonna?” Yes! We remember them all! What we also remember and find pretty fishy is that Versace, who won over Madonna for their new advertising campaign in 2015, hasn’t been too enthusiastic about jumping into competition. Everyone else is, and not for just 2015 tour. Madonna has been inspiring, finding and motivating talented designers for years now. In fact, if you’re a beginner designer, but are extremely proud of your garments, try to stay in Madonna’s sight. One of your dresses could easily end up on a Madonna tour, just the way she wore the cone bra designed by Jean Paul Gaultier in 1990.
In any case, the tour is opening in Montreal on September 9 and seems to be one of the most epic things you can witness this year. We’re just waiting for the next snippet published online, which will allow us to picture Madonna’s tour, as we’re always very impatient. Show us your costumes, Madonna! We dare you!
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When you are a legendary and world-famous fashion brand you certainly need a real style icon and a no less legendary person to be a spokesmodel for your designs. Italian fashion giant Versace has tapped pop queen Madonna as the new face of the Versace spring/summer 2015 ad campaign shot in New York by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. The black-and-white images truly capture Madonna’s femme fatale character and represent all her beauty and sexuality from the best angles possible. It’s Madonna’s fourth appearance in Versace’s ad campaigns and it truly marks a new page in the brand’s history.
Talking about her new choice of the brand’s face, creative director Donatella Versace has stated: “Madonna is one of the true Versace icons. I’m thrilled to have not only a dear friend, but also today’s leading artist and icon, as the face of Versace.”
Madonna in her turn seems to be excited to be back with Versace, saying: “It’s always exciting to wear Versace and experience the creativity and passion that Donatella has put into this collection.” She first collaborated with the luxury brand back in 1995.
No wonder Donatella has picked the right person to represent her “fresh and new” Versace spring/summer 2015 collection, which is all about bold slits, asymmetric shapes, modern silhouettes and elegant colors mixed with pops of brights. In the campaign photos, Madonna is spotted wearing a sexy laser-cut black leather mini dress matched with a classy black leather Versace bag, a duo of a cropped top and an asymmetrical skirt (which by the way is one of the best trends for the upcoming season) and matching luxury accessories. Her hair is left naturally tousled, while the makeup is bold and expressive with a big accent placed on the lips and bleached brows.
Minimalist, yet bold and with lots of charisma, the newest Madonna for Versace spring 2015 campaign becomes one of the best fashion shoots for the upcoming season, showing the modern world’s biggest trends, being simplicity spiced up with elegance and subtle touches of punk rock fashion.
Photos courtesy of Versace
Surprising updates from the world of fashion! Popular singer Madonna introduces her new skin care line in Japan called MDNA. As we see the commercial of the line, in which Madonna herself is the main heroine and the star, we discover some basic ideological points and grounds, mentioned by Madonna. “Having good skin is important to me…” we can hear her voice in the video, “but so are other things.”
“Creation… your body smells of honey from the comb. Essence… your amber silken skin smells of your mind. Alchemy… I’ve spent hours on it… months on it… years on it…” and this is how she describes the line as such. So what we see in the video is the black and white representation of some alluring and a bit enigmatic scenes with Madonna, seen with the most diverse poses and settings possible, thus observed lying on the floor and watching people pass her by, getting her hair and makeup done in front of the mirror, admiring herself in the mirror, mysteriously saying “shhhh…”, sitting in a bathtub and holding a cane tightly in her hands, and finishing the video with blowing a kiss to those watching her. So basically, the commercial is like a summary of what we are going to see as the products of the MDNA Skin line appear.
Combining the peculiarities of the modern fashion philosophy, and spicing that up with the unique and creative personality of Madonna, we are sure to get something effective and incredibly chic. Thus if you want the top most potentially successful and great suggestions from Madonna, then just follow the updates of the MDNA Skin line, which is sure to provide us with some very effective and cool products for skin care, somehow also sharing a small piece of the secret of Madonna’s never fading beauty and fresh looks. So just don’t forget to be around when the newest suggestions from MDNA Skin appear!
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