The 48-year-old Spanish Oscar-winning actress will serve as a co-chair of this year’s Met Gala, an annual exclusive fashion exhibition for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Cruz is among a list of celebrity co-chairs that includes Dua Lipa, Roger Federer and Michaela Coel.
They’ll be joined byVogueeditor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who has led the event since 1995.
Co-chairs serve as ambassadors for the event, according to Vogue. They provide input on the eclectic guest list, decor and the overall vibe of the event, which is invitation-only and to which tickets are priced at $35,000.
The 2023 theme for the fashion event is “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.”
On the evening of the May 1 event, celebrities will honor Lagerfeld’s legacy. He led the fashion houses Chanel, Fendi, and Chloé before his death in 2019.
Belén Cuesta is dressin’ up her resume with a little Balenciaga…
The 38-year-old Spanish actress, who has starred in Netflix’s hit series Money Heist, will star opposite Gemma Whelan and Albert San Juan in Disney+’s first Spanish period drama Balenciaga(working title).
Other actors set to appear in the drama include Lourdes Iglesias, Jose Mari Goenaga, Jon Garaño and Aitor Arregi.
The six-part drama centers on Cristóbal Balenciaga (San Juan), the son of a seamstress and a fisherman who uses his natural talent, constant work and sharp nose for business to become one of the most prominent fashion designers of all time.
It began filming in June and will continue until autumn in several locations in Spain and France with a team of 100 professionals and 2,000 extras.
Cuesta won the Goya Award for Best Actress for LaTrincheraInfinita — a previous series from Iglesias, Garaño and Arregi. She will play Fabiola de Mora y Aragón before she became Queen of Belgium. Balenciaga designed her wedding dress in 1960.
Whelan will play Prudence Glynn, a journalist for The Times newspaper.
Elsewhere, Patrice Thibaud will portray Christian Dior; Josean Bengoetxea will play San Sebastian businessman Nicolás Bizkarrondo; Cecilia Solaguren, his wife, Virgilia Mendizabal; Adam Quintero will be Ramón Esparza, partner and collaborator of Balenciaga; and Elvira Cuadrupani plays Bettina Ballard, correspondent for Vogue magazine in Paris.
The main cast is rounded out by actors Thomas Coumans (Wladzio D’Attainville, Balenciaga’s partner and associate), Gabrielle Lazure (Carmel Snow, fashion director of Harper’s Bazaar), Isabelle Bres (designer Jeanne Lanvin), Anna-VictoireOlivier (actress Audrey Hepburn) and Eva Bley (designer Elsa Schiaparelli).
Streamer Disney+ unveiled the show last November as its first Spanish original as it seeks to meet its target of 60 international originals by 2024.
There are more Legendary moments in Leiomy Maldonado’s future…
HBO has renewed its ballroom competition series Legendary, featuring the 34-year-old transgender Afro-Puerto Rican dancer, instructor, model, activist and ballroom dancer, for a third season.
In addition to Maldonado, returning judges include Jameela Jamil, Law Roach and Megan Thee Stallion. MC Dashaun Wesley will also return for the series, which hails from Queer Eyeproducer Scout Productions.
Legendary features a group of voguing houses, each featuring five performers and a leader called the house mother. The teams compete in a competition that documents a themed ball every episode from start to finish. Throughout each episode, we learn more about each house and their performers as they tell us their moving and inspirational backstories.
The first season was shot in New York and the second season featured LA houses. It’s not clear where season three will be shot.
Maldonado recently told Deadline that the series has brought newfound respect to the ballroom community, which has been the inspiration from everything from Madonna’s “Vogue” to Beyoncé.
“This show itself has shown a lot of people and gained a lot of respect for our community,” she said. “I feel like the ballroom community is prepared for competition and the competition they can bring to this show is something that you won’t see anywhere else.”
“We’ve only begun to scratch the surface when it comes to showcasing the beautiful world that is ballroom,” said Jennifer O’Connell, Executive Vice President, Non-Fiction and Live-Action Family Programming, HBO Max. “We are excited to work with our partners at Scout again to take this show to even greater heights in season three and continuing to shine a light on these compelling stories.”
“We are thrilled to return with our friends at HBO Max, as well as our iconic judges and MC Dashaun Wesley, for a third season,” added Rob Eric, Scout Productions’ Chief Creative Officer and executive producer. “We can’t wait for the next season’s talent to set the bar even higher as we continue to showcase the fabulous world of ballroom.”
Making The Cut, hosted by Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum, will return to Amazon for season two July 16, with the Colombian fashion designer among the 10 designers vying for the top prize.
Amazon also revealed that Shiona Turini and Prabal Gurung will guest judge season two looks, joining judges Jeremy Scott and supermodel Winnie Harlow.
Salazar, from Medellín, Colombia, is the founder of the world-renowned brand, SETA. Born and raised in Colombia, Andrea moved to England at 17, where she studied the English language and developed her passion for fashion.
She then moved to Brazil, where she graduated with a Master’s Degree in International Business. At 22, she moved back to Colombia, where she founded the fashion brand SETA with her sister Eliana.
Later, Andrea moved to Miami to expand her booming business. SETA is now an international brand that has participated in New York and Paris Fashion Weeks and has been featured in Vogue, Elle magazine and The Today Show.
Andrea is known for creating statement pieces, inspired by the inner power every woman has, and the uniqueness, versatility and sophistication of her style is what makes her one of the most influential designers in Latin America.
Here’s the list of the season 2 competitors:
Ally Ferguson (Los Angeles, California)
Andrea Pitter (Brooklyn, New York)
Andrea Salazar (Medellín, Colombia)
Dushyant Asthana (Jaipur, India)
Gary Graham (Franklin, New York)
Joshua Scacheri (London, England)
Lendrell Martin (South Orange, New Jersey)
Lucie Brochard (Paris, France)
Olivia OBlanc (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Raf Swiader (Sosnowiec, Poland)
Making the Cut is filmed in Los Angeles. It premiered on Amazon in March 2020. Naomi Campbell, Nicole Richie, Joseph Altuzarra, Carine Roitfeld and Chiara Ferragni were among last season’s judges.
The 28-year-old Mexican American singer/actress has shared photos on Instagram of the former Disney Channel star wearing a sequined fringe cowgirl jacket, black lace bralette, jeans and black lace-up heeled boots and sporting her own Rare Beauty makeup line.
Rare Beauty’s official account praised their founder for being “100% that girl,” while DJ Snake crowned the social media queen with an emoji.
Their bilingual collab “Selfish Love” debuted within the top 10 region of Billboard‘s Hot Latin Songs chart and hit No. 1 on the Latin Digital Song Sales(on the chart dated March 20). The song comes off Gomez’s chart-topping Spanish-language EP Revelación, which she released March 12.
Gomez recently contemplated possibly retiring from her music career in her cover story for the April issue of Vogue. “It’s hard to keep doing music when people don’t necessarily take you seriously. I’ve had moments where I’ve been like, ‘What’s the point? Why do I keep doing this?'” she confessed. “‘Lose You to Love Me’ I felt was the best song I’ve ever released, and for some people it still wasn’t enough.”
The 51-year-old Puerto Rican superstar is getting reading to launch her upcoming skincare line JLo Beauty.
“I think I’ve been thinking about it for about 20 years. Everywhere I went, I felt like everybody was always asking me about my skin. And as I got more mature, the questions came more often,” says Lopez. “It was actually very nice, but I realized that it was almost like an obligation. Like I had to put out a skincare line for everybody who was asking.” Simply click here you will get the best dermatologist in Melbourne. Here you will get the answer of the what causes eczema?
And she’s telling Vogue about her line’s secret ingredient. Speaking of secret ingredient, maybe its the perfect time to know about polyphenol dark spot diminisher ingredients, a safe and effective ingredient to reduce dark spots.
“My mom used to say that olive oil was the cure-all for everything,” the 2020 Billboard Women in Music Icon Award recipient explained, referring to her JLo Beauty Olive Complex, a blend of squalane, fermented olive oil, extra-virgin olive oil, and olive leaf extract.
Lopez’s eight-piece skincare collection launches on January 1, and includes a cream cleanser, multitasking serum, “wonder cream,” sunscreen, eye cream, masks, complexion booster and a dietary supplement.
“Everyone fought me hardest on the supplements,” Lopez explained of her once-daily capsules. “But skin care doesn’t work without boosting what’s going on inside.”
The 32-year-old transgender Afro-Puerto Rican dancer, instructor, model, activist, and ballroom dancer, known as the “Wonder Woman of Vogue,” will serve as a judge on HBO Max’s upcoming voguing competition series Legendary.
The Good Place’sJameela Jamilwill serve as the host and a judge alongside Maldonado, Megan Thee Stallion and Law Roach. They’ll be joined by a weekly rotating guest judge, with commentary by DJ MikeQand Dashaun Wesley, who’ll emcee with Jamil.
In the 10-episode Legendary, from Scout Productions, divas will battle on voguing teams called “houses,” with the chance to win a cash prize in ballsy fashion and dance challenges to ultimately achieve “Legendary” status.
Voguing is a competitive style of modern dance featuring over-the-top fashion and choreography based on poses struck by models on a catwalk.
Legendary will feature 10 voguing “houses,” each comprised of five performers and a leader – the house “parent.” The teams rotate in a round-robin format, and each episode documents a themed ball from start to finish.
The competition show isset to launch on WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service, which debuts in spring 2020.
Maldonado was a member of the dance troupe “Vogue Evolution,” which was featured on America’s Best Dance Crew. She has worked with artists like Willow Smith,Icona Pop, and CocoRosie. She’s also a choreographer for the ballroom scenes in FX’s Pose.
The 50-year-old Puerto Rican superstar and Hustlersactress closed out Versace‘s Spring 2020 show in a re-worked version of the revealing, bright green silk chiffon dress she donned at the Grammy Awards 20 years ago.
The dress quickly became a pop-culture phenomenon, causing complications for Google after too many people searched the combination of J-Lo and Versace at the time of the awards.
The dress even led to the creation of Google Images after it became clear that users were interested in
finding photos on the internet, rather than simply text.
Former Google CEO Eric
Schmidt confirmed in a 2015 essay that the need for photo aggregation
â€œfirst became apparent after the 2000 Grammy Awards, where Jennifer Lopez wore
a green dress that, well, caught the worldâ€™s attention.â€
“At the time,â€ Schmidt continued, â€œit was the most popular search query we had ever seen. But we had no surefire way of getting users exactly what they wanted: J.Lo wearing that dress. Google Image Search was born.”
And, according to a video of the runway walk that Lopez posted on Instagram, the significance of the
dress clearly wasnâ€™t lost on the attendees. Almost every audience member can be
seen holding up their phones to capture the nostalgic moment, while audible
cheers can be heard.
Donatella Versace, at the helm of the Italian fashion brand, told Vogue that the two had hatched the plan when they met at this year’s Met Ball. “The world stopped, everyone wanted to look at that dress… I’m proud we inspired Google Images,” Versace said. “You know when I do something, I really do it.”
The 24-year-old Brazilian singer, songwriter has gone back to her baile funk roots with the song “Vai Malandra” and a video shot in Rio de Janeiro’s Vidigal favela.
The video follows her Latin chart hit “Downtown” with J Balvin (currently at No. 28 on the Hot Latin Songs chart), and her first English-language single with Poo Bear and “Is That For Me” with Swedish dance producer Alesso.
The video, which has garnered nearly 37 million YouTube views since its debut Monday (December 18), has sparked commentary in Brazil over everything from Anitta’s flaunting favela fashion in a bikini made from insulation tape, to the racial authenticity of the singer’s braids, to whether the video exploits or celebrates women.
Rio de Janeiro’s Secretary of Health even Tweeteda warning (in the form of a rhyme) of the danger that the video, with scenes on a rooftop covered with stagnant water, is promoting a message that could lead to the spread of mosquito-carrying diseases.
An immediate conversation starter was the fact that the video was directed by Terry Richardson, the fashion photographer recently banned by Vogue, Elleand other magazines in the wake of sexual assault allegations.
“…When we are experiencing such an important moment in which women are raising their voices against sexist abuse, harassment and violence in the cultural industry … the least we should do is guarantee the ostracizing of the abusers,” cultural anthropologist Juliana Borges wrote in an article about the video in the on-line edition of Brazil’s Claudiamagazine, referring to the choice of Richardson as director.
The video was shot in August, before major media companies dropped Richardson (although allegations about the photographer’s behavior with models had come to light over the past decade.) In a statement to the press, Anitta said that she had consulted with lawyers after learning about the charges.
A close up of Anitta’s butt jiggling in red shorts sets the esthetic tone for the clip for “Vai Malandra,” which translates as “Go Bad Girl” (Brazilian media have noted that the Anitta forbade the editing out of her cellulite). The video features a roof party full of tanga-clad women, as well as some equally bared and oiled male models and local non-actors with peroxide crew cuts.
“The exaggerated sexualization [in the video] puts Anitta up several notches on the vulgarity scale of Nicki Minaj,” wrote one critic in the national newspaper O Globo, who allowed that while lyrics of the song like “playing with the bum-bum” were fun, they didn’t jibe with Anitta’s image as “a feminist icon.”
But in a deep analysis of the video on the website cartacapital.com, the writer Victoria Damasceno countered that “Anitta also sexualizes the male body… subversively, the singer uses female stereotypes placed as negatives to revindicate the power over the body itself.”
In a column posted by the Brazilian edition of the magazine Marie Claire, writer Stephanie Ribeiro “reflected on the accusations of cultural appropriation” that have stirred social media since the video’s release. She accuses Anitta, who was born into an interracial family and grew up in the inner city, of “using blackness when it is convenient.”
The critic calls Anitta’s appearance with long brunette braids and tanned skin in the video evidence that she is “fantasizing” about being black. “I feel bad when I see how our black esthetic continues to be a “fantasy,” writes Ribeiro.
But for Borges, writing in Claudia, Anitta’s video presents favelas and marginal neighborhoods in a credible way and gives voice and power to the women represented.
The singer, it seems, would agree.
“I was able to have the opportunity to show what my origins were in this clip,” she told O Globo in an interview. “A little bit of what I experienced where I lived. Sunning on the roof, baile funk, moto-taxis and joy. The clip is uplifting, happy, full of life. Funk is part of who I am. I am really happy with the result [of the video] and the music.”
Mariah Carey isn’t afraid to show off her high style…
The 48-year-old half-Venezuelan American Grammy-winning singer recently posted a clip on Instagram of the closet tour she gave Vogue, confessing she has a more upscale style while holding a monogrammed champagne glass.
Included in the clip are vast arrays of high heels — seemingly color-coordinated in shades of pink, black, purple, gold, orange and everything in between — and high-end handbags perched next to swaths of glittering dresses and skirts.
“I’m a shoe fanatic,” Carey says. “I don’t know, I can’t even believe these are my shoes, whatever.”
Carey also points out a bright pink purse, explaining that it’s a gift from Floyd Mayweather and that “he told me every time somebody asks to make sure they know it’s a gift from Floyd, so… It’s from the champ.”