Style Scoop: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition’s First Plus Size Model, Rihanna Swims With Sharks, Prada Gets Intimate, Psychedelic & Stoic


Jimmy Fallon revealed on The Tonight Show that Hannah Davis is Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition covergirl, and men everywhere rejoiced (confession: so did we; she’s gorgeous). But we really celebrated when we found out that plus size model Robyn Lawley is one of SI’s 2015 Rookies—and the first plus size model to appear in the magazine. Progress! [Cosmopolitan]


Rihanna literally went swimming with sharks for a spread in the March 2015 issue of Harper’s Bazaar. To honor the 40 year anniversary of Jaws, the singer faced off with three eight-foot predators—while wearing swimsuits by Gottex, Mugler, Chanel, and Burberry, of course. [Glam Inbox]

Gemma Ward continues her comeback with an appearance in Prada’s spring 2015 campaign video series. Each video features a different model and showcases a unique idea that complements the collection. “Intimate,” stars Ward while “Psychedelic” features (a dancing) Julia Nobis, and “Stoic,” captures Ine Neefs in black and white. Watch them all here. [YouTube]

Finally, American men’s wear designers are getting their own stage. The CFDA will launch New York Fashion Week: Men’s this summer as a standalone showcase for American men’s fashion. The first edition will be held July 13-16 at Skylight Clarkson Sq. in SoHo. Designers who will participate in the event include: Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein Collection, Michael Kors, Rag & Bone, Public School, Billy Reid, Todd Snyder, Michael Bastian, Ovadia & Sons, Robert Geller, Duckie Brown, Patrik Ervell, Timo Weiland and Kent & Curwen. [Women’s Wear Daily]

For its spring 2015 campaign, Barney’s managed to rally 10 of the fashion industry’s most iconic models to put them in front of Bruce Weber’s camera. Bethann Hardison, Brooke Shields, Christie Brinkley, Elaine Irwin, Kiara Kabukuru, Kirsten Owen, Pat Cleveland, Stephanie Seymour Brant, Susanne Bartsch, and Veronica Webb traveled to Miami for the shoot, entitled “Better Than Ever,” which showcases the ladies in a number of hilarious situations. [Fashionista]