With every Fashion Week comes another discussion about what’s new, what’s hot and what’s cutting edge. However, Cathy Horyn believes that fashion seems to be at a loss for “newness,” recently. In a piece for T Magazine called “Sign of the Times,” Horyn uses Saint Laurent as a case study to illustrate how fashion’s focus has shifted from unique otherworldly creations to simply wearable garments. Her thesis: Straightforward, commercial clothes used to be the antithesis of high fashion. Now, they are the benchmark. Do you agree? [T Magazine]
Gisele Bundchen made how much this year? Forbes released a video showcasing the world’s highest-paid models in 2014. The top 10 are: Natalia Vodianova ($4M), Hilary Rhoda ($5M), Alessandra Ambrosio ($5M), Liu Wen ($7M), Miranda Kerr ($7M), Kate Upton ($7M), Kate Moss ($7M), Adriana Lima ($8M), Doutzen Kroes ($8M) and Bundchen ($47M). No, you didn’t just hallucinate—that's $47 million. It seems that all those campaigns really paid off for her. [Forbes]
Jean Paul Gaultier joins Karen Elson in the campaign for his one-off collaboration with Scandinavian fashion chain Lindex. Described by the designer as a “small wardrobe by Gaultier, with my typical codes but interpreted in a new way,” the collection will go on sale in stores and online on October 8. A portion of the proceeds will go to breast cancer research. [Women’s Wear Daily]
Harper’s Bazaar has just provided another 40 answers for when you’re at a loss for words. Or for, you know, when you want to keep in touch with friends but are running around during Fashion Week and simply don’t have the time to type real words. For situations like that, there’s iced coffee, overalls, perfume bottle, Cara D, kale and low battery Emojis—if you’re anything like us, those will definitely your the message across. Download the free app on the Apple App Store. [Glam Inbox]
Keep A Child Alive, Alicia Keys’ nonprofit organization that provides life-long HIV treatment to families in Africa and India, will honor Riccardo Tisci with the Humanitarian Award. (Something to note: the singer is the face of Givenchy's Dahlia Divin fragrance.) At this year’s 11th annual Black Ball in New York, the Givenchy designer will be recognized for inspiring new and compassionate ways of thinking through his bold and unapologetic voice in challenging discrimination, while breaking cultural barriers in the fashion industry. [Glam Inbox]
And last, but not least: Happy birthday Coco Chanel!