Paulina Porizkova’s new memoir launches today
Supermodel Paulina Porizkova’s debut book is here, and she’s not holding back when it comes to sharing memories of her treatment as a teenager in front of the camera or the behavior of male photographers. In an excerpt shared with The Cut from No Filter, which is available for purchase now, the 57-year-old writes about one of her first-ever shoots, whereby a photographer put his penis on her shoulder. “This first encounter with a penis was to be my new normal. I quickly assumed it was a part of the job, and I wasn’t wrong,” she recalls. “I long ago lost count of how many times I was greeted by a photographer in a gaping bathrobe. If it wasn’t the photographer, it was a client, or the nephew of a client, or one of the client’s friends. It happened so often it became just another day on a shoot.” She adds, “Now…it’s not lost on me that the sexualized ideal woman you saw on the covers of magazines forty years ago did not know a penis when it was literally pulled out right in front of her face. Because the ideal woman was not a woman at all. She was a girl.” The book comes out today, and Porizkova is hitting the road for the book tour immediately—check out the video below to see where she’s heading.
MR PORTER continues its whistle stop tour of America with an intimate dinner in Miami
Bienvenido a Miami! MR PORTER hosted a dinner at The Miami Beach EDITION to continue celebrating the launch of its ‘MR PORTER in America’ campaign and capsule collection. Held on the Matador Terrace, guests including Mario Carbone, Yossi Bibas, Rafael Olarra, Monroe Steele, Kevin Carrigan, Pietro Boselli, Cristy Mantilla, and campaign stars Jason Panton, Zack Mars, and Jeanie Joseph joined buying director Sam Kershaw for a three-course dinner by Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and cocktails by Hennessy X.O.
Estée Lauder set to buy Tom Ford in $2.8 billion deal
After months of rumors, Estée Lauder is reportedly about to purchase the Tom Ford label for $2.8 billion, putting to bed whispers that Kering was eying up the acquisition. The company, which already owns Tom Ford beauty, is expected to enlist partners to help handle the fashion and accessories side of the Los Angeles-based luxury business. While both parties have not commented publicly yet on the deal, Business of Fashion writes that an official statement will likely come today.
Rebecca Taylor returns with a new brand
Rebecca Taylor, who exited her namesake brand after selling it to Vince in 2019, has debuted her new DTC label, A’Court. With a focus on feminine shirting that’s both seasonless and timeless yet modern, A’Court will produce two collections a year. Taylor, who founded the New York label that bears her name with business partner Beth Bugdaycay (who’s since co-founded celebrity-adored jewelry line FoundRae) back in 1996, had moved back to her native New Zealand with her family recently. A’Court is designed in New Zealand and made locally, in the case of its hand-crochet alpaca styles, while cotton shirts will be created in small batches in Italian family-ran factories. The first collection comprised of six pieces is avalable now, with prices starting at $345.
Twiggy’s life story is coming to a screen near you
Twiggy, 73, is the subject of Sadie Frost’s next documentary. Frost’s film will paint the life and career of the era-defining ’60s icon and industry stalwart, which is set to be released in 2023. Author Terry Newman has signed on as writer, researcher, and interviewee, while Twiggy’s fellow Brits—and style stars—Erin O’Connor, Paul McCartney, Lulu, Poppy Delevingne, Brooke Shields, Pattie Boyd, and Zandra Rhodes will all appear as talking heads.
Tommy Hilfiger and Harlem’s Fashion Row announce the New Legacy Challenge
Tommy Hilfiger has announced the return of the New Legacy Challenge design competition, which is developed through a partnership between the mega brand’s People’s Place Program and Harlem’s Fashion Row. Now in its second year, the contest will once again support emerging Black talent, celebrate a new generation of Black designers, and highlight the contributions of Black communities to fashion and pop culture. The New Legacy Challenge application is open from now through December 14, 2022, for residents based in the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and the United Kingdom. Designers are invited to apply to the eight-month program—here—which includes mentorship opportunities and access to professional and industry leaders. Finalists will then be paired with a Tommy Hilfiger mentor to recreate iconic prep styles, as well as receiving $25,000 in compensation and $15,000 in production assistance towards their entry. The winner will receive a further award of $25,000 and the opportunity to co-design a capsule collection alongside the Tommy Hilfiger design team. Good luck!
Clarence Ruth, HFR’s Brandice Daniel, and Randy Cousin, SVP Product Concepts and People’s Place Program, Tommy Hilfiger
Clarence Ruth – winner of the Tommy Hilfiger x Harlem’s Fashion Row Design Competition 2022 (Courtesy of Tommy Hilfiger)
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