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Rihanna Unveils Second Armani Line

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Celebrities, Fashion Designers,

Rihanna for ArmaniRihanna has captured the "essence" of Armani perfectly with her second collection for the fashion house.

The "Rude Boy" hitmaker has teamed with Armani Jeans and Emporio Armani Underwear once again and the company are delighted with her designs. "Rihanna is a great artist. She has personality, charisma and energy, and has been a pleasure to work with. She captures the young and contemporary essence of Emporio Armani Underwear and Armani Jeans perfectly," Giorgio Armani said.

The latest collections from Rihanna - who has been the fact of both labels for the past two seasons - includes four t-shirts, three denim pieces, a boiler suit, shorts, shoes, a canvas bag in two sizes and a leather jacket for Armani Jeans, while there is also a selection of matching sets for Emporio Armani Underwear.

Rihanna has previously spoken of her desire to have her own fashion line, admitting she wants to be taken seriously as a designer rather than simply endorse a range of products: "I'm really pursuing a fashion line of my own. I want to design. "This is also a road that I want to earn it. So I'm working with designers. Designers that I respect, and [fashion] companies that I respect. I want people to really trust me before I just say 'Buy it, because it's mine.'"


Items Du Jour: Japan Infiltrates Givenchy, Natalie’s Ring, and Lazy Lagerfeld

Natalie Portman's Engagement Ring-- Riccardo Tisci borrowed a little inspiration from the East for Givenchy's Spring 2011 couture collection, which was modeled by an exclusively Asian cast. Like last year (much to many celebrities' dismay, I'm sure), Tisci limited the guest list to wealthy serious buyers.

-- Don't you wish you could vote Miuccia Prada into office? Well, the designer says that a life of politics is not out of the question.

-- A touch of Playboy bunny, a dash of Pirates of the Caribbean, and a sprinkle of Katy Perry make for Rihanna's upcoming music video for her song, "S&M."

-- Oscar nominee Natalie Portman's fiancé Benjamin Millepied looked to dancer-turned-jewelry designer Jamie Wolf when it came to choosing a one-of-a-kind design for the actress. "We wanted everything about the ring to speak to things that are important to Natalie," Wolf tells InStyle.

-- Who is Karl Lagerfeld's worst critic? Himself! The famed fashion designer tells Vogue that -- despite designing for his own label, Chanel, and Fendi -- he "could do better," and that he is "never pleased" with himself. He then gets pretentious by talking about how he reads pretentious books.

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Items Du Jour: Marion Sans Photoshop, Lenny Kravitz Wears Heels

Lenny Kravitz—An ad that actually features Taylor Momsen’s face for John Galliano’s latest perfume product was released with Momsen wearing more clothes and a little less makeup. But just barely.

—The designer of Lady Gaga’s controversial meat dress, Franc Fernandez, takes a moment to answer some questions. Not surprisingly, he wasn’t fond of answering the animal rights-related one.

—Now that her little sister is out of the picture, Beyonce took it upon herself to model the House of Dereon’s new temporary tattoo product. The tattoos were actually added to the Fall collection in an attempt to make it “ediger.”

—Lenny Kravitz recently stepped out in New York channeling his inner Marc Jacobs as he sported a cowl-neck jumper with a murse and thigh-high heeled boots to match.

—Reality star and former Playboy girlfriend Holly Madison is putting her love of shoes aside to help out a charity set to raise $50,000 for victims of natural disasters.

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Colorful Milan Fashion Week

Gucci Spring/Summer 2011Vibrant colors have already proved a key trend at .

With Gucci kicking off proceedings yesterday morning, the iconic Italian brand showcased its vibrant collection based upon “grown up glamour.”

Prada followed this trend in its runway show, with a whole host of bright and jeweled colors being a key feature of the collection, which also included a playful, banana print and bold stripes. Elsewhere, proved the floral trend is set to make a re-emergence next summer, with a number of feminine floral pieces featured.

However, it’s not just bright colors that will be popular in the Spring/Summer 2011 collection - Alberta Ferretti and Luisa Beccaria both opted for romantic, ethereal-looking pieces, with pretty lace dresses and sheer chiffon tops. Additionally, the Fendi brand showcased a completely different style from the other collections previewed at Milan Fashion Week, opting for a more ‘70s feel.

The great and good of the fashion world are set to descend on the capital in the coming days to display their pieces, with shows from Roberto Cavalli, Giorgio Armani and Versace scheduled for later in the week. is already in the Italian city and is likely to be in the front row and many events.

Megan Fox Replaces Lara Stone in Armani Campaign

Megan Fox with Giorgio ArmaniActress-turned-model is the new face of Giorgio Armani Cosmetics.

The stunning actress - who has previously advertised for Emporio Armani underwear and Armani Jeans - will appear in the advertising campaign for the brand later this year, replacing model .

Naturally, Fox was thrilled to be asked: “Mr. Armani is an iconic visionary for all things fashion. I’m honored to be associated with him and part of this campaign.”

The 24-year-old beauty was chosen by the designer because of her striking good looks and engaging personality. “Megan embodies the spirit of the women of today: free, confident and seductive. Her beautiful features reveal femininity, sensuality and strength,” a spokesperson said.

The beauty campaign was photographed by Craig McDean, with make-up by Linda Cantello.

Megan Fox Dazzles in Red at Jonah Hex Premiere

Megan Fox at Jonah Hex premiere

She may claim to be a homebody, but lived up to her sex symbol reputation at the Los Angeles premiere of new movie Jonah Hex last night.

The stunning actress - who is regularly voted one of the world’s sexiest women - wowed onlookers in a custom-designed red silk Giorgio Armani Prive mini-dress which was slashed seductively down to the waist, leaving little to the imagination.

“Megan looked superhot and really was the star of the show. No wonder she has so many male fans all over the world - that Brian Austin Green is one lucky guy!” said one onlooker.

Armani Designs Alicia Keys Costumes

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Celebrities, Fashion Designers, News,

Sketches of Armani's creation for AliciaGiorgio Armani has designed ’ tour outfits.

The legendary designer created a custom-made wardrobe for the “Empire State Of Mind” singer for the European leg of her “Element of Freedom” concerts, which started last month. The items of clothing include a military leather jacket with crocodile print detailing, a one-shoulder silk chiffon gown in dark grey with intricate beading, and a stunning little black dress, complete with a cascade ruffle.  All the outfits are decorated with Swarovski crystals, sequins and beading.

Alicia and Giorgio have been friends for a long time and enjoy working together. Talking about her relationship with the fashion legend, Alicia has previously said:

“My friendship with Giorgio Armani happened early on. He started sending me clothes and then we began working more closely for big events. The first major dress we designed together was for the Grammys in 2006. It was a fully beaded black Privee dress that weighed about a ton, but once it was on, it felt just gorgeous. When Giorgio fits me, he comes in like a magician and twirls around me three or four times, checking which bits need pulling in and what should be taken out. He’s totally, completely involved, and he’s very gentle - I think he just loves women. I keep all the dresses that he makes for me. Many define special moments in my life and career, and I figure, eventually, I will work out what I want to do with them all.”

Cristiano Ronaldo Takes Over Beckham’s Underwear Role

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Celebrities, Models, Men,

Cristiano Ronaldo

Sorry, ladies. The days of David Beckham working out in only bikini briefs has come to an end. The former face of Emporio Armani underwear has now been replaced by another hot athlete.

Late this week, it was announced that Cristiano Ronaldo will now be the new body sporting the brand’s men’s line. The 24-year-old, who plays for both Real Madrid and the Portugese national team, will end the other soccer star’s reign after a four-season run.

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Highlights and Lowlights from the Costume Institute Gala

At last night’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala, female celebrities of every caliber had the chance to put on their finest.  (Their escorts did their best to look acceptable in their suits.)

Unfortunately, most of the dresses I saw this year were either outright boring or simply ugly.  You can view more of the lowlights - and some of the highlights - after the jump.

David and Victoria BeckhamEva LongoriaThe Olsen twins

(David and Victoria Beckham, , Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen)

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Katie Holmes: Fashion Designer?

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Movies, Clothing, Style, Rumors,

Katie Holmes has apparently proven that she knows how to spend money on clothes, so that must mean she’s qualified to design them as well. Right?

A recent issue of OK! magazine reported that Mrs. was in line to have her own label under the Giorgio Armani name.  The collection, supposedly titled ‘Katie Holmes for Armani’, would have eventually included items for toddlers, kids and women.  It was a story too ridiculous it was probably true.  But surprisingly, it wasn’t.  Or isn’t yet.

According to Holmes’ rep, the designing rumor was just that - a rumor. “Katie Holmes is not designing a children’s clothing line for Giorgio Armani.”  Who knows?  Maybe her rep planted the story in hopes of making it true.  I mean, really—what else does Katie have going on?  She’s already made a mess of her acting career (choosing to come back in and not the Batman sequel was not a smart move)—she might as well do something else.

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