Model and Wag Irina Shayk, who dates Cristiano Ronaldo, appears in a shoot by Alix Malka for the latest issue of 7 Hollywood magazine.
The ‘Fantasy’ issue for winter 2013â14 also features Laetitia Casta, Karl Lagerfeld, Carine Roitfeld, Jared Leto, Elle Fanning and Courtney Love.
The bi-annual magazine has an avant-garde slant, and each of the featured celebrities gets their own cover, shot in the same style.
In tune with 7 Hollywoodâs editorial style, Shayk appears in various PVC items, including what appears to be a new take on a firefighter’s uniform.
Russian-born Shayk, 27, who was covered as a ‘social influencer’ in Lucire issue 28, will go from modelling to actress in the 2014 movie, Hercules: the Thracian Wars. She has also appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and made the cover in 2011.
The exhibition, Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!, opens today at Somerset House, London.
This marks the second time Lucire has covered an exhibition connected to the late editor and fashion patron. The earlier occasion, in 2008, saw curator Donna Loveday of the Design Museum look at Philip Treacy’s hats, and focused on the then Isabella Delves Broughton’s discovery of the designer. This second exhibition, with over 100 pieces, looks at Blow’s collection itself: it is her wardrobe, acquired by her friend Daphne Guinness, to stop it being sold at auction. Architectural firm Carmody Groarke designed the exhibition.
Guinness said, ‘This exhibition is, to me, a bittersweet event. Isabella Blow made our world more vivid, trailing colour with every pace she took. It is a sorrier place for her absence. When I visited her beloved clothes in a storage room in South Kensington, it seemed quite clear the collection would be of immense value to a great many people. I do believe that in choosing to exhibit them weâve done the right thingâand that it is what she would have wanted. I am doing this in memory of a dear friend, in the hope that her legacy may continue to aid and inspire generations of designers to come.’
After Blow’s suicide in 2007, Guinness, who had been friends with her for nearly a decade, sought to preserve her legacy and established the Isabella Blow Foundation.
Many of the garments shown are styled in exactly the way Blow wore them. She was known to only wear work from designers she liked or admired.
A catalogue will be published by Rizzoli to accompany the exhibition, edited by Alistair O’Neil, who curated the exhibition with Shonagh Marshall, with essays by O’Neil, Marshall, Prof Caroline Evans, and Alexander Fury, with new photography by Nick Knight. Graphic Thought Facility has designed the book, which is priced at ÂŁ40.
Blow began her career in the early 1980s as Anna Wintour’s assistant at Vogue. After she returned to London in 1986, she worked at Tatler, British Vogue, and The Sunday Timesâ ‘Style’. In addition to Treacy, whom she discovered at his graduation from Central St Martin’s in 1990, Blow is also credited for discovering Alexander McQueen (at his graduation from the school two years later), Hussein Chalayan, Julien Macdonald, Sophie Dahl and Stella Tennant. She collaborated with photographers Steven Meisel, David LaChapelle and Sean Ellis.
The exhibition includes pieces from the designers she discovered, and is regarded as one of the most important private fashion collections of the era.
Film, recordings and projections at Somerset House take visitors back to the era, while miscellaneous items belonging to Blow, such as her Rolodex, are also on display.
Somerset House presents the exhibition in association with the Isabella Blow Foundation and Central St Martin’s. It runs from November 20, 2013 to March 2, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, with a late night of 9 p.m. on Thursday. Some special hours apply over the Christmas and New Year period. Entry is ÂŁ12Â·50, and concessions are ÂŁ10 and ÂŁ6Â·25 on Mondays.
The video below looks back at Blow’s life, and includes Alexander McQueen’s La Dame Bleue collection from springâsummer 2008, which he dedicated to his mentor.
Just to show that interest in Cheryl Cole hasn’t dimmed, the British media have covered her 30th birthday party at Hakkasan in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday, even if they have cobbled the story together via Twitter.
Britain’s sweetheart is looking a bit worse for wear in a photo with boyfriend Tre Holloway and Girls Aloud band-mates Kimberly Walsh and Nicola Roberts from the Twitter account of make-up artist Lisa Laudat.
Walsh herself Instagrammed the second photograph from the party.
Cole wore a white dress and high heels, while Holloway was in a dinner suit. Walsh wore a floral dress and Roberts is in a pattern print dress.
Reports say that Cole and co. partied till nearly 4 a.m. on Sunday and that the singer spent some ÂŁ50,000 to commemorate her landmark birthday. She had paid flights and accommodation for her closest friends to be with her.
Hakkasan is a nightclub and restaurant based at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
The party continued in Los Angeles on Sunday night.