Of Karl Lagerfeld, a friend of many years, she says: “He’s a living genius and he’s fearless." As for Roberto Cavalli, Donatella opines: “I think that to do a collection — how do you say — as an homage to Versace, this is fine. But when you do a lot of collections as an homage to Versace — why? What’s the point?” After that comment, she looks at her publicist: “Was I a beetch?” Then she bursts out laughing.
Posts for November 1st 2011
>> Late last week, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show casting director John Pfeiffer expressed interest in having at least a couple of models walk the show for the first time. "Bregje [Heinen] is finally 18 so we were really excited to see her. Karlie [Kloss] is also of age this year, so hopefully she'll walk the show."
It sounds like he got his wish — at least in the case of Kloss, who began modeling for Victoria's Secret earlier this year. She has been confirmed as part of this year's show, which tapes next Wednesday, Nov. 9, and has her fitting tomorrow afternoon.
>> In British Vogue's December 2011 issue, which she covers, Gisele Bundchen talks about her success. "Like I tell my five sisters, who don't work at it very hard at all, whatever you put in, you get out. I'm not afraid of working hard at anything, whatever it is. I just always want to be the best that I can."
She also talks about her husband of just under three years, Tom Brady: "He's such a gentle giant. I'm so proud of him. When I go to watch him play, I'm like this big cheerleader, jumping up and down for him. I was born such a passionate person. I don't know if that's my blessing or my curse!"
That passion extends to health and diet at the Bundchen-Brady household. For her 5-year-old stepson, Jack, and her 2-year-old son, Benjamin, sugar is a no-no: "My children, they are like white canvases. When Benjamin eats broccoli, he thinks it's dessert!" For Jack's last birthday, Bundchen made the cake herself with "cocoa powder and coconut oil and, you know, those dried things — what are they called? That's it! Dates — and I put them all in the processor, and whoosh! Delicious!"
Bundchen admits she will have an occasional ice cream cone or a couple of pieces of chocolate. But she hardly drinks: "Well, Tom, he doesn't drink at all, so what am I going to do, have a glass of wine by myself?" And she tries to limit red meat to once every 15 days or so. "I love meat. C'mon, I'm Brazilian! But I also love animals. So what I find really helpful — you might think I'm crazy — is that before I eat any meat I always take one second of silence to put my hands over it and bless it and be grateful at least that it was a life . . ."
>> Last year, H&M shot models Liya Kebede, Stella Tennant, Kasia Struss, Mariacarla Boscono, Du Juan, and Fei Fei Sun with their family members and friends for its holiday campaign. It looks like the retailer is going for the same concept again this holiday season: see Georgia May Jagger and her mom, Jerry Hall; Kristen McMenamy and her sons; and Karen Elson and her fraternal twin sister, Kate Elson, in a preview of this year's set, shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
>> Natalie Portman's White Swan/Black Swan duo were a popular Halloween costume this year amongst the fashion flock — Alessandra Ambrosio, Andrej Pejic, and Lindsay Ellingson all tried it out. But a few did daring, too — Marc Jacobs went drag, complete with bra and short shorts; Stefano Gabbana wore a thigh-baring Roman tunic; Richard Chai chose a straitjacket; and Sui He channeled The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. See all these costumes, plus more, in the slideshow.