Style Scoop: Jessica Chastain is YSL’s New Beauty, Karl Lagerfeld’s Best-Dressed Man, Fendi Bags Adele

By  June 26, 2013

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Take two: YSL Beauty has released its second Manifesto declaring Jessica Chastain the copper-crowned celeb to carry its fragrance forward. Photographer Max Vadukul lensed the smoldering award-winner for her close-ups, clad in none other than Hedi Slimane‘s creations for the house of Saint Laurent. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

He may not be portrayed as the easiest person to impress, but when you fall in his good graces, Karl Lagerfeld looks out. Case in point: the kaiser’s personal bodyguard and assistant Sébastien Jondeau. While Jondeau has assumed a right-hand role to the Chanel chief for the past 14 years, this July, he’ll take a seat in front of the camera. Lagerfeld photographed the gent for his fall menswear ad, which will officially debut in GQ Style‘s French edition this September. [WWD]

Want to tag along while Adele travels through Rome? No, we’re not talking that Adele; rather, we’re pining to get whisked away with Fendi’s stunning short featuring the Adele handbag, a namesake for the brand’s founder Adele Fendi. In less than three minutes, producer Luca Guadagnino celebrates the classic carryall and its revival of the Selleria collection, which originally launched in 1925. [ELLE]

Forbes just released its 2013 list of the world’s most powerful celebrities, and surprisingly, fashion authorities were few and far between. Gisele Bündchen dropped 20 spots since last year to number 81 while Miranda Kerr made her list debut at number 100. With press mentions, marketability, and social rank all weighing in, we can’t help but wonder why our favorite feline, Choupette, failed to rank. We demand a recount! [Racked]

Duckie Brown will be designing Perry Ellis no more. Just one year after Steven Cox and Daniel Silver elevated Perry Ellis’ imprint with two upscale menswear collections, the power pair announced that “the contract has come to an end.” Despite severing ties, the CFDA designers said they were happy to have made the mainstream Perry Ellis “part of the fashion conversation.” Sadly, fashion consumers didn’t quite get the message. “The experience taught us that the higher-end market was not ready for this collaboration,” said Perry Ellis president Carmine Petruzello. “But we will continue to be inspired by these two terrific collections as we move forward with renewed focus on our mainline Perry Ellis brand.” [The New York Times]

Sephora’s taking a power trip across the bridge. The beauty behemoth prepping a new shop in the Brooklyn Municipal Building where it is expected to usher in a “women’s power center,” with other fashion and lifestyle retailers. [Racked]