10 artists re-imagine the iconic Lady Dior bag. See pics.

The French fashion house has announced the second edition of its Dior Lady Art project, inviting artists from around the world to create their own custom versions of the Lady Dior bag. Playing with fabrics, size, colours and design, the label’s iconic bag has been revisited, channelling the inspirations and creativity of sculptors, photographers, street artists and performers like Lee Bul, Hong Hao, Namsa Leuba and David Wiseman. The Lady Dior bag by Betty Mariani — Dior Lady Art #2. (AFP) The Lady Dior bag — created in 1995 —…

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PHOTOS: FIRST LADY INAUGURAL BALL FASHION THROUGH THE YEARS

At Friday night’s inaugural balls, Melania Trump got her first opportunity as first lady to show off her fashion sense at a formal event. She wore an ivory column gown reportedly designed by the former creative director of Carolina Herrera, Herve Pierre. Celebrating the new president with a ball is a tradition that dates all the way back to our first president, when one was held in George Washington’s honor in New York City, according to the Joint Congressional Committee on Inauguration Ceremonies. It was not until 1809, however, that…

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Melania Trump’s inauguration as the First Lady of fashion

As Donald Trump celebrated his inauguration day, the world’s attention naturally turned to his wife Melania Trump and her sartorial choices. From Michelle Obama to Jackie O, the First Lady of the United States inescapably becomes thrust into the fashion realm. Famously scrutinised, what they wear can not only set trends but be a powerful tool for political messaging. Melania began her inaugural image strategy with looks that are certainly interspersed with meaning. Rarely speaking herself, she chooses to let her clothes do the talking. Her polished FLOTUS makeover has…

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Will Karl Lagerfeld or Ralph Lauren dress Melania Trump for the inauguration?

Who Melania wears at the inauguration on Friday will be as important, if not more so, than what she wears. There is little doubt that she will look polished, expensive and chic in her two outfits – a day outfit for the swearing-in, and a ballgown for evening. Anyone expecting an excess of cleavage or bling has not been paying attention to the makeunder (tone-it-down makeover, as also undergone by Kim Kardashian) that has seen Trump embrace a new look: neutrals (the camel coat she wore on election day), on-trend…

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100 years of First Lady fashion: What the Presidents’ wives wore to inaugural balls – and what it says about them

For a fledgling first lady there’s a lot riding on her inaugural gown. Obviously the name of the game is looking smoking hot. Hell, with the eyes of the world upon you, who wouldn’t want to be the belle of the Inaugural Ball? No one knows what Melania Trump will wear on Friday night, but we suspect she’ll have been planning her outfit ever since Trump won the presidency in November. But it’s not just as easy as choosing a pretty frock. The ball is the First Lady’s moment to…

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Why Rihanna & Lady Gaga Are Turning to Unknown Fashion Students for Fresh Looks

It was February 2014, and Melitta Baumeister, then a 28-year-old, freshly graduated Parsons School of Design MFA alum, was about to make her New York Fashion Week debut. Among those sitting in the audience was Mel Ottenberg, the Los Angeles-based stylist to Rihanna and fashion director of 032c magazine, who would request to borrow an oversized pleather jacket from the collection the next day. Baumeister needed no persuading. Two weeks later, Rihanna would arrive at the Commes des Garcons show during Paris Fashion Week draped in a giant fur stole and…

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