Style Scoop: Designers Won’t Lend Miley Cyrus Clothes, Lupita’s Vogue Italia Debut, Be a Zac Posen Bride

By  February 04, 2014

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She may be snatching up fashion covers left and right—Harper’s BazaarW Magazine, and most recently, Love—but that doesn’t mean that designers are clamoring to adorn Miley Cyrus in their latest creations. “It was tricky to borrow clothes for the shoot because she seems to divide opinion in a Marmite-esque way,” wrote Katie Grand who styled Cyrus for the cover. “Many people I respect didn’t want to get involved. They thought there was something superficial about her—dangerous, even.” We guess Kim Kardashian isn’t the only celeb to have such a polarizing effect. [Fashionista]

Lupita Nyong’o continues to prove she’s just as much a force to be reckoned with in fashion as she is in film. A member of Vanity Fair’s 2014 Hollywood issue class, Nyong’o’s latest chic coup is with Vogue Italia. The 12 Years a Slave channeled Grace Jones for the spread, lensed by Tom Munro. [Fashion Bomb Daily]

With his predilection for streamlined tailoring, mermaid gowns, and romantic wears, it’s about time that Zac Posen took a walk down the aisle. The CFDA designer debuted his first bridal line today with David’s Bridal, comprising designs for sizes 0 to 26 and ranging in price from $850 to $1,350. Do we hear wedding bells? [Vogue UK]

Midriff-baring fashionistas, rejoice! The crop top will again be a spring/summer staple, as so fabulously displayed by curvy model  Robyn Lawley on the cover of Cosmopolitan Australia. And if you’re thinking of calling her plus-sized, think again. “I don’t feel plus-sized, I feel regular-sized,” the size 12 beauty told Fashionista, adding, “and I think that plays with girls who look at me and look up to me and think, ‘Oh my god, if she’s plus-sized, then what am I?’” [Fashionista]

With fashion week—and month—approaching, the issue of diversity on the runway is, again, up for discussion. The industry is seemingly making strides in representing women and men of all backgrounds, (Barneys’ spring campaign featuring transgender models, for instance, speaks to this), and according to a study from The Diversity Coalition, models of color are being booked in higher numbers for the runway, too—but progress is slow. Perhaps, designers and casting directors should take a page from Prabal Gurung’s book. “We have never been swayed by race when determining who will walk in our show or be the face of our campaign,” he said. “Beauty is beauty and I honestly can say I do not see color when making those decisions.” [WWD]