Style Scoop: Naomi Campbell Brings ‘Face’ to UK, Givenchy’s Night at the Ballet, Keira Kinghtley Cast as Coco Chanel

By  March 19, 2013

Her commanding sashay and daring one-liners made us rave over Naomi Campbell on Oxygen’s The Face and now, we have more reality TV news to rejoice over: Campbell and two unnamed model mentors are bringing the show to the UK! The British supermodel will be heading back to her home in three weeks to conduct auditions for the popular answer to America’s Next Top Model. Thereafter, 24 new contestants will battle it out for a lucrative modeling contract and endorsement deal to kick off their high fashion career. [Grazia Daily]

After winning the CFDA’s International Award for his contribution to the world of fashion and styling Rihanna for her Diamonds World Tour, it’s only right that Riccardo Tisci take some time off for the ballet. The Givenchy creative director lent his aesthetic to Boléro, an upcoming ballet production that will run at France’s most prominent opera company, Opéra de Paris. [VOGUE UK]

If his work with model du jour Cara Delevingne for Melissa’s latest shoe capsule wasn’t enough, Karl Lagerfeld has tapped a member of the Hollywood elite to bring the matriarch of Chanel back to life. Keira Knightley will help the seasoned fashion director commemorate Chanel’s 100th anniversary in a new short where she will channel the great Coco Chanel. Knightley, who already stars as the face of the brand’s Mademoiselle fragrance, will make her stately Coco reveal during the house’s cruise collection showing in Singapore this May. [WWD]

Cosmopolitan magazine is continuing its masthead mashup with the latest addition to its editorial team, Aya Kanai, who will be joining the glossy on April 1st as its fashion director. Currently the head of Shopbop.com’s branding and fashion editorials, she also served as senior fashion editor at Teen Vogue. [MediaBistro]

A cunning Kate Moss has been revealed as the face of Matchless motorcycle’s first fashion line. The British motorcycle brand is debuting a line of outerwear for men and women designed by Belstaff alum Michele and Manuele Malenotti and have tapped photog favorite Terry Richardson to capture Moss on Marlon Brando‘s bike for the chic campaign. [GlamChic]

The verdict is still out on whether David Bowie will attend the opening of his retrospective at the Victoria & Albert Museum Wednesday night, but we do know that actress Tilda Swinton will be making a rather androgynous appearance. The Moonrise Kingdom actress is rumored to be working the celebratory crowd as Bowie’s impersonator for the evening with guests like Kate Moss and Jamie Hince, Katie Hillier, Bill Nighy, Erdem Moralioglu, Christopher Kane, and Tracey Emin expected to attend as well. [WWD]