Fashion Hits: Gigi & Bella’s Chanel Couture Debut, Alexander McQueen’s Biopic & More

Fashion Hits. Chanel Couture, Alexander McQueen and more

#1 Gigi and Bella Hadid walk their first couture show together
Gigi made her couture debut appearance at Atelier Versace, and joined Bella for her debut couture show, Chanel. Both walked in Karl Lagerfeld’s 76-look eco-inspired collection dressed in luxuriously detailed evening wear.

As you can see in Gigi’s Instagram post below, the dress was embellished with wood chips, following Lagerfeld’s natural theme.

Gigi and Bella Chanel Couture Debut
“The detail of @chanelofficial couture is genuinely moving. Such a beautiful show to be a part of! Thank you @karllagerfeld & the whole team x” @gigihadid.
Gigi Bella Chanel Couture Debut 2
Left, Bella Hadid, right, Gigi Hadid. Images: @bellahadid and Chloé Le Drezen.

#2 Heidi Klum Gets Intimate
In Australia, filming for Germany’s Next Top Model, and promoting her new range of Heidi Klum Intimates, we met Heidi and got an insider scoop on her fabulous new collection, find out more here.

As part of the promotion, she was handing out free undies in ice-cream cones outside the David Jones Sydney store.

Heidi Klum
Image: @davidjonesstore.

#3 Alexander McQueen biopic in the making
Andrew Haigh, director of 45 years – in which Charlotte Rampling delivers an Oscar-nominated performance – has signed on to direct the biopic of the legendary Alexander McQueen.

The film will explore Alexander’s epic journey from working-class boy to leading international designer, which ended tragically when he committed suicide in 2010, the week after his mother died of cancer.

Known for his dark, bold, beautiful, fantasy-like designs and close fashion circle including Isabella Blow, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, his biopic will be a fantastic celebration of his life and masterful creations.

Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen. Image: Tim Walker.

#4 Gemma Ward and Alessia Ambrosio walk in men’s runway shows
Australian model Gemma Ward returned to the catwalk after six years to walk in Prada’s show last year and has made another comeback, appearing in the Calvin Klein AW16 menswear show.

She was one of four females to join the cast, alongside Mariacarla Boscono, Jessica Miller and Iselin Steiro.

Calvin Klein’s creative director Italo Zucchelli spoke about the decision, “I wanted to give a statement about the power of tailoring. How it’s modern, how it looks good on everybody. It also can be sexy…tailoring on women is nice!”

It was another female take-over at Balmain, where Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Donaldson and Cindy Bruna were selected to join the menswear catwalk in Milan.

Fashion Hits. Chanel Couture Alexander McQueen
Left, Gemma Ward walking in Calvin Klein Menswear show, right, Alessia Ambrosio for Balmain Men’s.

#5 Australian actress Abbey Lee designs for Superga
Another Aussie talent we’ve got our eye on! Abbey recently starred alongside Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Zoe Kravitz in Mad Max Fury Road and will soon be pouring her creativity into another industry.

Abbey will join the list of modern icons Suki Waterhouse, Alexa Chung and Binx Walton, as the face of Superga’s spring summer campaign and will design a capsule collection with the sneaker brand for their Autumn Winter 2016 collection.

Abbey Lee Binx Walton Superga
Left, Abbey Lee, right, Binx Walton for Superga.

#6 Kendall & Kylie to show at New York fashion week
Three days before next month’s New York fashion week Kendall and Kylie Jenner will host a party, celebrating the launch of their new high-end collection ‘Kendall + Kylie’.

Their brand will be available at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Shopbop, Lord & Taylor, and Revolve.

This is their first stand-alone range, having previously collaborated with Topshop and PacSun, and will combine Kendall’s “more classic feminine style” with Kylie’s “more edgy streetwear”.

Kendal Kylie Kardashian New Shoes
Image: @kendallandkylie.

#7 Balmain Kids Collection Coming Soon
Olivier Rousteing has designed Balmain’s first ever children’s collection, arriving in stores and online in June, however Olivier is no stranger to designing for little ones. He is known for his custom creations for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s daughter North West and admitted that is the inspiration for his new Balmain kids line.

Balmain Ballerina Kim Kardashian
“My little Balmain Ballerina” @kimkardashian.

Olivier has absolutely stuck to the Balmain code, with leather pants, cropped jackets and gold embroidery all featuring in the debut children’s collection and the campaign shots of the little #BalmainArmy are unbelievably cute.

The pieces will fit girls and boys from 6-14 years and will retail from €190 ($290) for a patterned tee to €5500 ($8475) for an embroidered dress.

Balmain Kids
Image: Balmain.

#8 GUESS launch jeans that moisturise your legs 
Jean innovation is past the butt-lifting phase. Guess’ new collection JeanCare include nutrient-infused denim with gingko extract and vitamin E to keep your skin hydrated while you wear them. Multi-tasking made easy!

Guess jeans
Image: Guess.

#9 Emanuel Ungaro celebrate new fragrance “La Diva”
The French fashion house just hosted a fantastic celebration to mark their 50th anniversary and delicious new scent. The party took place at the famous Petit Palais in Paris. The impressive list of attendees included French film stars Elodie Fregé and Frédérique Bel, and fashion industry giant Suzy Menkes.

Charlotte Free La Diva
Charlotte Free, the face of “La Diva”, with the new fragrance.

Written by Hannah Lising-White

Hannah Lising-White is The Carousel's fashion and lifestyle contributor.

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