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Chanel Iman is the new ambassador for Smile Train

Filed by Yuriko Shiratori/July 27, 2021/14.24

Internationally renowned model Chanel Iman has recently been appointed as the first celebrity ambassador for Smile Train, the largest global cleft organization. As a former Victoria’s Secret Angel and mother of two, Iman aims to raise awareness for cleft treatment and support mothers raising children born with clefts. Through advocating for cleft treatment, Iman hopes to bring to light the obstacles mothers face when raising children with clefts as well as uplift them globally via solidarity.
   Smile Train has focused on global sustainable solutions for over 21 years, helping over 1·5 million children so that those with clefts are able to enjoy life to the fullest. Smile Train is provide free cleft surgery by local medical professionals through funding, training and various resources. According to Smile Train’s senior director of public relations, Nijha Diggs, ‘We believe Chanel will be the perfect voice to captivate diverse audiences surrounding the journey a cleft mother embarks on.’ She is expected to highlight the long and often harsh journey of cleft surgery recovery, including bullying, extra emotional support and speech therapy. With Iman’s own experiences as a mother and her international platform, Smile Train hopes their partnership will raise awareness so cleft treatment can continue to become more accessible to mothers in the future.—Yuriko Shiratori

 


Stefania Ferrario would rather go naked than wear wool in latest PETA PSA

Filed by Lucire staff/July 20, 2021/11.08

PETA’s latest spokesperson in its ‘I’d rather go naked’ campaign is Stefania Ferrario, the Australian model who’s urging people to ‘leave wool behind’.
   Ferrario’s message is that ‘Ewe can do better! Wear vegan.’
   In the campaign video shown below, Ferrario says, ‘Workers are being paid for the volume of wool they’re producing, so when they’re shearing the sheep, they’re going really fast. The sheep can end up having horrific gashes, bleeding, and then they’ll sew the sheep up without any anæsthetic.’ Viewers are advised that there are distressing scenes.
   PETA and its affiliates’ exposés have revealed that Australian sheep have chunks cut off their backsides during mulesing, and found distressing cruelty at each of the 100 properties they visited.
   Ferrario has over 1 million Instagram followers and has modelled for some of the world’s biggest brands. She joins celebrities such as Alicia Silverstone, Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood, and Joaquin Phoenix in speaking out against the barbarism in the wool industry. PETA notes that wool is ranked on the Higg Materials Sustainability Index as worse for the environment than polyurethane, nylon, and acrylic.

 


Celebrity-spotting at the Festival de Cannes 2021: Chanel, Dior and Etro’s red-carpet glam

Filed by Lucire staff/July 11, 2021/1.59





Dominique Charriau/WireImage; Stéphane Cardinale/Corbis; Daniele Venturelli

Day four of the 74th Cannes Film Festival, for the Benedetta première, saw Izabel Goulart in a custom white Etro gown, in contrast to the black Saint Laurent gown with cut-outs worn by Anja Rubik. Miss France 2018 Maeva Coucke chose from Ziad Nakad’s spring 2021 haute couture collection, with jewellery by Messika. In Chanel were Zita Hanrot and Irène Jacob, choosing from the Métiers d’art Paris-Château des Dames 2020–1 collection, and Rebecca Marder in Chanel haute couture spring 2020. Virginie Efira wore a Lurex dress by Dior by Maria Grazia Chiuri, from its haute couture collection.
   At events, Hanrot and Joséphine Japy both wore Chanel prêt-à-porter spring–summer 2021.





Samir Hussein/WireImage; Kate Green; Dominique Charriau

   On day five, premières included Sean Penn’s Flag Day, with the director’s daughter Dylan Penn choosing a Chanel Métiers d’art Paris-Château des Dames 2020–1 bustier satin dress. Mélanie Laurent wore a red Dior haute couture silk dress, and Katheryn Winnick went eco-friendly with a Stella McCartney custom dress made from forest-friendly viscose.
   At the première of Cette musique ne joue pour personne, Vanessa Paradis went with Chanel prêt-à-porter spring–summer 2021.
   Marion Cotillard wore a denim jacket with matching skirt from the Chanel Métiers d’art Paris-Château des Dames 2020–1 collection to the première of Bigger Than Us, which she also produced.











Courtesy labels

 


Festival de Cannes 2021 day 3: Soo Joo Park and Luma Grothe at Stillwater première

Filed by Lucire staff/July 9, 2021/3.26





Stephane Cardinale/Corbis; Daniele Venturelli; courtesy labels

Day 3’s celebs at Cannes included Soo Joo Park, looking resplendent in Chanel Métiers d’art 2019–20 with accessories and jewellery from the brand; make-up by L’Oréal Paris. It’s one way to keep both brands that you are an ambassador for happy. Along with Brazilian model Luma Grothe in a gold Zuhair Murad haute couture spring–summer 2020 jumpsuit, they attended the première of Stillwater, which received a five-minute standing ovation. Grothe’s hair was by Stéphane Lancien and Val Garland was responsible for her make-up. Jodie Turner-Smith turned heads in a stunning Gucci gown.
   Tilda Swinton donned Chanel spring 2021 for the screening of The Souvenir Part 2.
   Earlier photocalls saw Elsa Zylberstein for Un certain regard, Rebecca Marder for Une jeune fille qui va bien and Naama Preis for Ahed’s Knee, all in Chanel.





Andreas Rentz; Daniele Venturelli; Pascal le Segretain

 


Supermodel Me returns, with Cindy Bishop, Yu Tsai, Catriona Gray, Hanli Hoefer, Ase Wang

Filed by Lucire staff/July 8, 2021/10.33

The Asian reality show Supermodel Me will be rebooted for a sixth season, Supermodel Me Revolution, this October, bringing together aspiring models from Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Filmed in Singapore in June with COVID-19 precautions, viewers can expect the new season to feature a fresh approach and new challenges for the contestants as they vie for the top prize comprising a Harper’s Bazaar cover shoot, a Subaru ambassadorship, and a Storm Model Management contract.
   Sponsored by Subaru Asia and promoted by Singapore Airlines, Refinery Media has brought back the award-winning multi-channel show for the 13 countries in which it is broadcast, typically earning over 30 million viewers.
   Contestants are expected to face intense challenges, with Refinery saying they will be tested to ‘the limits of mind, body and spirit,’ with sporting and fashion tasks.
   Already familiar to viewers of Asia’s Next Top Model, model and Miss Thailand World 1996 Cindy Bishop (Sirinya Winsiri) heads the judging panel. Joining her is American photographer Yu Tsai. Other celebrities in this season include MTV Asia VJ Hanli Hoefer, Singaporean actress Ase Wang, and Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray. Asia’s Next Top Model alumni Monika Santa Maria and Dana Slosar serve as mentors to the contestants.
   The new season premières on AXN Asia on Monday, October 11, 2021 at 7.55 p.m. Singapore time, and on AXN Taiwan two days later at 10 p.m. Singapore time. The season comprises 10 episodes and airs weekly. Updates can be found on Supermodel Me’s website.

 


Ministry of Tomorrow enlists Naomi Campbell, Madonna, Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy and others for charity totes

Filed by Lucire staff/June 14, 2021/19.11




After a school located in the largest urban slum in Africa was forced to move because it was not up to code, eco-fashion label Ministry of Tomorrow raised money to help it relocate. Now, however, the school lacks funds to pay its teachers and cover operational expenses, including a daily meal for its students.
   Ministry of Tomorrow, with its Los Angeles retail partner Church Boutique, is stepping up again, teaming up with Christie’s and CharityBuzz, to auction a series of bags to benefit the Chema Vision Children’s Centre in the Kibera division in Nairobi.
   Ministry of Tomorrow’s Julian Prolman, and Church Boutique founders Rodney Burns and David Malvaney, turned to their celebrity friends to paint their art on an MOT tote, made in Nairobi, for the auction.
   Celebrities include Naomi Campbell, Halle Berry, Madonna, Eddie Murphy, Bria Murphy, Maggie Q, Paris Jackson, Zoe Kravitz, Lenny Kravitz, Usher, Lionel Richie, Evan Ross, Raquel Britton, Lee Daniels, David Banda, Ashlee Simpson Ross, and artist Montana Mills of Modern Multiples. Laurie Lynn Stark, of fashion and jewellery brand Chrome Hearts, created her own MOT tote.
   The auction runs through June 15 and the bags are on display at Christie’s in Manhattan, coinciding with luxury bag week at the auction house. All proceeds will be donated to Chema, with a US$100,000 goal set.















 


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