Project Runway is debuting a new show, and this one may just be even more impressive and entertaining than the original because the contestants are considerably younger than their PR counterparts. That's right, Project Runway Junior is scheduled to air this fall, and the designers will range in age from 14 to 17! Tim Gunn will, thankfully, appear on the show as co-host (because what would we do without his "make it works?"), with model Hannah Davis taking on hosting duties in Heidi Klum's place. Judging the young fashion ingenues will be Project Runway alum and winner Christian Siriano and Cosmopolitan Executive Fashion Editor Aya Kanai. No date has been confirmed for the Project Runway Junior premiere, but stay tuned--we're sure the Lifetime network will be making the announcement soon.
Net-a-Porter is one of the world's premiere go-to sites for luxury apparel and accessories, and Tom Ford is without a doubt one of the foremost luxury brands, so a partnership between the two--an exclusive partnership--is a big deal. The e-commerce site will be the first and only online retailer to sell his men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections. The designer's own e-commerce site, tomford.com, only offers men's and women's accessories and beauty, while his RTW collections can only be found in 110 Tom Ford boutiques and brick-and-mortar department stores around the world. "Net-a-porter is extremely strong in selling designer merchandise online and obviously Tom Ford ready-to-wear online, bags and shoes is a massive draw for our customer,” said Net-a-porter’s VP of global buying, Sarah Rutson. "We’ve got a proven track record of selling at this level, especially brands that either have very limited e-commerce themselves or no e-commerce." The Tom Ford ready-to-wear collections will launch next month on Net-a-porter.com and on MrPorter.com in September.
We're always among the first to announce when whatever model-of-the-moment or major Hollywood actress lands a big campaign, but this is the first time that we've ever written about a dog starring in a fashion ad. That adorable mug you see in the picture above is none other than singer Lady Gaga's French bulldog, Asia Kinney, and she is the new face of Coach. The lifestyle brand featured the pup in its latest ad, the first of a series that will star yet-to-be-revealed dogs modeling Coach's newest products. The series is being shot by Steven Meisel. But the series isn't just about the ridiculously cute photos of celebrity dogs, it will also introduce Coach Pups, a social campaign that will include various online activities for dog lovers, Instagram meetups, and other events. In addition, Coach will make donations to different charities on behalf of the dogs in the campaign. For Miss Asia Kinney, that was Chicago French Bulldog Rescue. We're just smitten with this idea and can't wait to see more sweet little doggies in fabulous Coach garb.