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Hollywood star Cate Blanchett said that her custom made dress for the award event BAFTAs was made out of deadstock. Deadstock are items that have never been sold and are unlikely to be sold due to a lack of demand.

At the event, the actress was seen dressed in a high-necked crepe-jersey claret dress teamed with a gem-encrusted choker and there was a strong message of sustainability in the creation.

Nicolas Ghesquiere used the fashion house’s existing stock to create the gown, which took 150 hours, while Francesca Amfitheatrof, Louis Vuitton’s artistic director of watches and jewellery, rearranged gems from older collections, including pearls previously worn by Cate to last year’s BAFTAs, in a process described as “creative circularity.”

In a conversation with Vogue Magazine, Cate said that “deadstock is not a sexy word.”

She added: “But Nicolas used it to make a strong, sexy dress, and Francesca has brought her artistry to the fore yet again to rearrange and redesign a spectacular piece of body jewellery. I’m in awe of them both and relish collaborating with them at Louis Vuitton.”

The 54-year-old actress, who has worked in films such as ‘Tar’, ‘Carol’, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and ‘Ocean’s 8’ among many others, says she likes finding “creative ways” to be more sustainable with her red carpet wear.

Cate added, “I love the next, the new, but I also relish the opportunity to rework, reflect, and bring the best of the past into the present. There are no single fixes to tackling anthropogenic climate change, but finding creative ways to tackle (the culture of) excess in the fashion industry, and the pressures it places on our climate, is imperative.”

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Vogue has announced the 2024 Met Gala dress code as “The Garden of Time.”

The magazine announced this year’s dress code on social media with a fun conversation of text bubbles between celebrities.

The aforementioned celebrities happen to be this year’s co-chairs: Bad Bunny, Chris Hemsworth, Jennifer Lopez, Zendaya and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

This year’s dress code is inspired by J.G. Ballard’s 1962 book “The Garden of Time,” which tells the story of a count and countess who live in a villa that overlooks an extraordinary garden being intruded upon by a mob.

Echoing the scenic visualizations of the book, the dress code is about “fleeting beauty,” according to Vogue. The publication also points to melancholic florals for reference.

Other references include Dries Van Noten’s Spring 2014 collection that featured parrot tulip embroideries as well as Karl Lagerfeld’s flower-embellished pieces from Chanel’s Spring 2015 Couture collection.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced the Costume Institute’s Spring 2024 Exhibition and Gala theme, “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion,” last fall.

The theme will “explore notions of rebirth and renewal, using nature as a metaphor for the impermanence of fashion,” according to a release from the Met.

“Sleeping Beauties will heighten our engagement with these masterpieces of fashion by evoking how they feel, move, sound, smell and interact when being worn, ultimately offering a deeper appreciation of the integrity, beauty and artistic brilliance of the works on display,” Met CEO Max Hollein said in the announcement.

The Met Gala will be held on May 6 followed by the opening of the exhibition to the public from May 10 through Sept. 2.

PHOTO: Anna Wintour attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Sept. 13, 2021 in New York City.

Anna Wintour attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Sept. 13, 2021 in New York City.

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We love an iconic collaboration, especially when it’s as versatile and stylish as the PrettyLittleThing x Molly-Mae Modern Muse edit. Featuring dozens of chic tops, bottoms, dresses, and accessories, the collection exhibits effortless style at its best.

Perfect for an instant wardrobe update that won’t cost a fortune, the PLT x Molly-Mae range is incredibly flattering and insanely affordable — think $7 sunglasses, $37 blazers, and $26 jeans.

Is it any wonder that this sexy dress is selling out fast? 

Elevate any night out with this Bardot-style dress that bares just enough skin for dramatic dazzle. 

The rich chocolate hue is utterly classy — all you need is a statement lip and a signature piece of jewelry to bring it all together for the evening. 

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It’s no surprise that the Love Island star has developed such a wearable collection exuding an old-money vibe, as each piece feels subtle in execution yet exudes a sense of upscale sophistication without the matching price tag.

You couldn’t ask for more as you ease into spring, as pieces like a brown houndstooth blazer with padded shoulders pull together a casual look (and keep you warm) in the most nonchalantly chic way possible.

Ready to embrace your inner cowgirl? Molly-Mae’s Western boots will steal your heart for just $34. You can even snap up a coat that looks like it’s straight off the runway for $72. Here are some highlights from

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  • Toyin Lawani is not taking a break in making her unusual designs as she created a dress with some fried chickens
  • She combined the edible food with a gold material whose colour blended, and she also used it for her crown
  • Her fans were not surprised at the outcome, as she has always been highly creative with her styles

Popular Nigerian fashion designer and the chief executive officer of Tiannah’s Place Empire, Toyin Lawani, has once again shown the stuff she is made of. This time, she designed a dress with pieces of fried chicken.

Toyin Lawani rocking her creative styles
Toyin Lawani is always creative with her dresses.
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The celebrity stylist used about 100 fried chickens to make the dress. The outfit was designed with gold embellishments and had a puffy hand. The fried chickens were attached to the sleeves and hem of the dress.

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She made a crown with the chicken bones, giving her a regal look. She also wore gold shoes, which complemented the colour of her attire. Her dress was accessorised with a gold wristwatch, bangles, and silver earrings.

Check out a video of Toyin making her creative dress below:

Fans react to Toyin’s chicken dress

Several fans of the fashion designer have reacted to her creative chicken dress. Check out some of the comments below:

@food_cakesbynini:

“Mother hen.”

@itzqueenpriscilla:

“Imagine wearing this to Ajegunle.”

@phemi_babs:

“Tee mama what happened to all the chicken afterwards? Just curious.”

@ezeprettygold:

“If I was close to you eh, nah to chop that chicken before you even finish.”

@m_jpricelesshairs:

“Where you not tempted?

@the_hainours:

“@tiannahsplacempire Mooma abeg send it, I will make a sweet stew, so it won’t go to waste.”

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While the world has been captivated by trousers and skirts for the past few months, there’s no denying the power of a great dress. Dresses make up a significant portion of the runway looks we see each season, and spring/summer 2024 is certainly no exception. Whilst conducting my research for our bumper trend report, I found myself getting distracted by all the beautiful dress goings on. So, I pulled the images to one side as I went, promising myself I’d give them a proper once over once I’d completed the task at hand. And now that I’ve had a chance to revisit the stunning dresses from the spring shows I can say, with complete certainty, that the frock forecast is looking incredibly strong for the season ahead. 

From drapery that’s reminiscent of breathtaking Grecian sculptures to modern-day designs featuring flesh-exposing mesh, all the way to competing colour palettes—one angelic, one hot as hell—you could say the following dress trends for 2024 are the antitheses of one another. This, however, makes for a very interesting and unpredictable cohort of dresses—one that will cater to every style and aesthetic imaginable. 

Continue on to see the biggest dress trends for 2024, as seen on the S/S 24 runways. All that’s left for you to do is choose the shoes to go with… 

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It was the end of an era for Australian fashion when Lisa Gorman announced she was exiting the label that bears her name. But Gorman hasn’t stopped creating in the two years since – rather, she’s had more time to devote to other artistic pursuits. “And coming back to more of a personal art practice has been really good for me,” Gorman says. “I just think it’s a healthy practice to keep it balanced and not always create for commercial outcomes.”

She’s been focused on making neon-hued acrylic sculptures, a collection of which are on display at Warrnambool Art Gallery as part of a joint exhibition with the painter Mirka Mora, who died in 2018.

Here, Gorman tells us about the cheap but effective Officeworks purchase essential to her sculptures, as well as the story of two other important belongings.

What I’d save from my house in a fire

A self-portrait that my dad drew when he was in his 50s. He’d retired and decided he was going to take up some new hobbies, one of which was developing his drawing skills. So he enrolled in a short course at Tafe.

After he passed away, Mum was clearing out the house and gave me a folio of his artwork that I’d never seen. I’d never really taken much interest in it, to be honest. His art was never really present in the house. I took it home and put it in my cellar. Recently I dug it out and was blown away by his style, which was quite dark. I found a self-portrait in there and was really taken by it, so I had it framed and hung up at home.

It reminds me of him whenever I see it. But more than that, I just admire that

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Elena Arenas shows off her sculpted abs on social media!

The artistic gymnast, who competes alongside her bestie Olivia Dunne for LSU, dropped jaws on Instagram when she shared a sizzling set of snaps.

Elena Arenas Stuns In A Cut-Out Dress

Arenas rocked a white mini-dress that she wore for her birthday. The garment had a skintight fit that helped highlight her hourglass silhouette. Its one-shoulder design also accentuated her toned arms, while the straight neckline bared a glimpse of her décolletage.

The cut-outs below displayed a glimpse of her sculpted midriff. Meanwhile, the lower part of the dress formed on the curves of her hips down to her upper thighs. Notably, the tie-up feature made the dress even shorter — allowing the athlete to showcase her toned pins.

Elena Arenas Is Ravishing In Red

For the special occasion, Arenas pulled up her hair in a ponytail and wore a full face of makeup, which included a red lipstick that suited her nicely.

In terms of accessories, the LSU star accessorized with a dainty necklace and a pair of dangling round earrings.

Striking Poses For The Camera

The first photo saw the 22-year-old standing against a white backdrop. She popped her hip to the side and placed one of her hands on her waist. While smiling and looking straight into the lens, the gymnast touched her brunette locks using her other hand.

Arenas showed the back part of her dress in the second snap. She placed her right hand on her head and looked over her shoulder to face the camera.

Elena Arenas Gives Another Rear View

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We live each day holding two thoughts in our minds at once. The horrors? They never cease. And also, time marches on. Babies are born, the holidays come again, the ginkgo tree yellows, and Leonardo DiCaprio has a birthday. These things we can count on for the most part. The actor turned 49 this year, and he threw a big bash where he allegedly kissed his girlfriend, Vittoria Ceretti, 25, and the crowd dicaprio-showed-off-pda-with-vittoria-ceretti-at-birthday-bash-exclusive-8400809″allegedly hoisted him into the air. One gets the sense that DiCaprio has long been good at balancing the solemn and frivolous—all that yachting balanced with excellent work balanced with his philanthropic endeavors.

But enough about him and the horrors. What about everyone else who went to the party? There were many: Kim Kardashian, Rita Ora, Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde, Salma Hayek, Lady Gaga, Chris Rock, Snoop Dogg, and the reportedly recently affianced Zoë Kravitz and Channing Tatum all attended. What do you wear to Leonardo DiCaprio’s birthday party? The overarching theme was little black dress (many guests were arriving from the 2023 Baby2Baby Gala, Los Angeles’s biggest night for babies, and were dressed all the way up).

Kate Beckinsale, however, did something a little different than the little black dress. She wore a little black dress from the Blonds’ fall runway, which came with a surreal belt. It was deeply reminiscent of two fictional gems that have crossed paths with DiCaprio on film. 

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One is the the blue square-cut sapphire and beckinsale-makes-an-epic-callback-with-her-dress-at-leonardo-dicaprios-party-214758″diamond necklace that DiCaprio’s character Howard Hughes gave Beckinsale’s character Ava Gardner in 2004’s The Aviator. The other is the Heart of the Ocean, immortalized in the 1997 DiCaprio vehicle, Titanic. The Heart of

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Halloween weekend was bound to provide some excellent fashion moments. Luckily for us, the good people of Instagram delivered, in costume and otherwise. 

Some got into the spirit of the season—while still putting fashion first. Artist Tali Lennox attended designer Dilara Findikoglu’s Dark Versailles ball dressed as a dark angel, complete with black satin corsetry, mesh and beaded sleeves, and a lace fan to match her stockings. 

Other leaned into luxury. Kendall Jenner chowed down on some sushi in an oversized turquoise fur coat, while María Bernad, designer and founder of Les Fleurs Studios, wore a slinky archival Vivienne Westwood dress. Lupita Nyong’o also looked regal in a white Taller Marmo maxi dress with its high-necked collar and plunging v-neck.

Plaid also had a big week, befitting the changing leaves and cooling temperatures. Actor Chase Sui Wonders showed her support for Thom Browne’s 20th anniversary in the brand’s signature grayscale plaid, while Olivia Rodrigo paired her printed miniskirt with a black ribbed mock neck, and content creator Vicky Montanari put on a colorful display in a mint-chocolatey coat.

Below, see more of the best fashion Instagrams of the week.

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It’s hard to believe that it’s already been five years (!!!) since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tied the knot in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle back in 208. A lot has changed since then – to say the least – but one thing that will never get old about the star-studded event is Meghan’s truly glorious wedding dress.

Classic and minimal yet truly show-stopping, Meghan’s long-sleeved, boat-neck Givenchy gown has lived in our minds rent-free ever since it first appeared on the chapel steps – but a new interview with the dress’ designer has got us obsessed all over again.

Speaking with Vanity Fair, Claire Waight Keller, who was the first-ever female artistic director of Givenchy and the brains behind the dress, has revealed a previously unknown detail about the design that has made us love it EVEN more.

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Apparently, the Duchess put a “creative twist” on the traditional “something blue”, taking a small piece of fabric from the dress she wore on her first date with Prince Harry and incorporating it into her bridal design. “We basically sewed it into the hem of the wedding dress, so she was the only one that knew that it was there. It was a little blue gingham check,” Waight Keller explains. “It was the perfect personal memento that was secretly hidden inside the dress.” Sweet!

Waight Keller also discussed the details of Meghan’s extraordinary 16.5-foot silk tulle veil, which supposedly entailed 3,900 hours of design and was hand-embroidered with flowers from all 53 Commonwealth countries – as well as featuring an homage to her home state of California, and

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