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See all the top fashion moments



See all the top fashion moments

As the second Digital Couture Week comes to a close, designers proved that — despite logistical restrictions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic — imagination and commitment to the finest craft in fashion knows no bounds.

Glamorous gowns were aplenty, video presentations more vibrant than ever, some celebrities even sat front row (remotely, of course).

Below, a roundup of the week’s most magical moments.

All the pretty horses

Not one but two Parisian houses featured a white horse in their shows. At Dior, a horse with a long white mane appeared throughout the tarot-inspired collection, which featured Renaissance-like gowns, embroidered capes and delicate, sheer dresses. At Chanel’s bohemian wedding-inspired outing, the finale model — dressed in an ivory satin and pearl-embellished bridal gown, complete with a veil — stepped off a white horse and then walked before a socially distant VIP front row that included brand ambassadors Penelope Cruz, Lily-Rose Depp and Vanessa Paradis.

After almost a year of life in lockdown, many of us have abandoned fancy footwear and surrendered ourselves to shoes that are easy to slip on and off (and preferably lined in shearling). But at Valentino, nearly every model walked in a pair of sky-high platforms. Colorways ranged from muted taupe to eye-popping metallic pink, anchoring looks that might feel more casual given that it’s couture (think blazers and sweater vests styled with culottes and slim-fit skirts). But as always with creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli, the devil is in the details: tinsel-trimmed trenches, 3-D floral embellished tops and a mesh gown topped with a pearly hood. Hats off to Piccioli for (yet again) taking his vision for the storied house to new heights.

There was no shortage of glamour

Couture is all about the fantastical: from Schiaparelli’s surrealist six-pack bustiers and Giambattista’s larger-than-life ballgowns to Armani’s glittering capes. But topping them all was Iris van Herpen, whose inventive collaboration with NYC-based environmental group Parley for the Oceans “upcycled” what it called “marine debris” and turned it into fabric. Shout-out to newcomers to the couture schedule, Beckett Fogg and Piotrek Panszczyk of NYC-based label Area. Their party-ready riffs on suiting (starring Precious Lee) are a refreshingly modern take on couture, right down to the duo’s made-to-measure drops. How haute.

The return of Alber Elbaz

After a five-year hiatus, one of the industry’s most beloved designers, Alber Elbaz, made a welcome return to the fashion calendar. Literally. In a mock-documentary video dubbed “The Show Fashion” and released by Elbaz this week, cameos from Marc Jacobs, Anna Wintour and Rick Owens expressed pure joy that the Israeli designer is back. (The feminine, cocktail-inspired creations he designed during his 2001-2015 tenure at Lanvin are still dearly missed.) Working under the label AZ Factory — a nod to the first and last letters of his name — Elbaz explores femininity, practicality and playfulness, all with the idea of dressing conveniently at home. The results? Stretchy black dresses (matching bow optional), athletic shirts and leggings topped with one-shoulder satin frocks, plus whimsically printed pajama sets popping out under brightly colored blazers. Sizing ranges from XS to XXXL and falls under a price point between $300-$1,900. Welcome back, Elbaz.

Kim Jones’ debut at Fendi showcased an all-star cast

Kim Jones knows how to cause a stir — he is, after all, the mastermind behind the Louis Vuitton collaboration with Supreme. He’s also responsible for the hottest sneaker drop of 2020. So it should come as no surprise that for his debut Fendi collection, all of Jones’ supermodel friends turned up to support IRL. During a global pandemic, no less. The runway show opened with Demi Moore and closed with Naomi Campbell. In between came Bella Hadid, Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne and Christy Turlington. They all donned Jones’ first takes on couture: black pant suiting, liquid-like gowns, or a marrying of the two (see Turlington’s caped suit). Jones’ first outing for the Italian label comes while he simultaneously churns out widely coveted menswear collections under Dior (each of which is consistently chock-full of It items), a Herculean role he has overseen for the last three years. We can’t wait to see how he fares in both the menswear and womenswear spaces moving forward. Super, indeed.

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Where to buy Beyonce’s ‘Icy Park’ Adidas x Ivy Park designs




Beyoncé's latest Adidas x Ivy Park collection, dubbed "Icy Park," will become available to buy on Friday, February 19.

Beyoncé is ready to make it icy.

The superstar, 39, launches her latest Adidas x Ivy Park collection, called “Icy Park,” today at 4 p.m. ET on and

The third collaboration between the “Hold Up” singer and the sportswear brand features wintery designs including parkas, faux fur jackets, moon boots and beanies as well as latex separates and tracksuits.

Gender-fluid silhouettes range from sexy and body-hugging to easy and oversized, and everything’s available in sizes XS to 4XL.

Beyoncé has already tapped plenty of famous friends to model her designs, including Hailey Baldwin, Gucci Mane and her 9-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy.

She also gifted items from the new collection to celebrity friends including Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Laverne Cox, DeRay Mckesson, Ciara and more.

If you’re unable to score a piece of the Icy Park collection online today, the line will also be available at select Adidas stores starting at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 20, as well as at Finish Line, ASOS, Nordstrom and other retailers.

If all else fails, fans can pay a premium on resale site StockX to claim their goods before the ice melts.

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Kylie Jenner revives upside-down ‘underboob’ bikini craze




Kylie Jenner revives upside-down 'underboob' bikini craze

Boobs! There it is. Boobs! There it is. 

Now here’s a titillating trend that’ll surely turn those wintertime frowns upside down. 

Thy cups will runneth over with underboob this summer thanks to the revival of the “upside-down bikini” craze that’s got the internet howling for haltered hooters. 

Kylie Jenner and her K-clique kin seem to be responsible for resurrecting the sexy swimwear style that has her and sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner baring more breasts. 

The topsy-turvy bikini top trend was first made popular by Italian influencer Valentina Fradegrada in 2018 — the same year it was declared the “worst thing on Instagram.”  But The Post called it early — predicting its pending return to trendy status in summer 2020.

Turning the traditional way to wear a two-piece on its head, the upside-down bikini mania calls for a triangular top to be inverted so that the ruching of the bathing suit — which is usually found underneath the bustline — sits atop the breasts. 

Kylie, 23, stopped timeline traffic when she debuted some utterly bodacious underboob in an electric blue upside-down bikini top on Instagram Friday. 

But it was Kourtney, 41, who set the bottoms-up bikini top swag in motion this season when she fashionably flaunted her funbags on social media in late January. 

Kendall Jenner, 25, also got down with the upside-down design during a beach break in the Bahamas ahead of the pandemic last March. 

Surprisingly, while keeping up with the Kardashians and their fashion-forward flexing is usually all the rage, social media can’t seem to decide whether sporting an upturned bikini by the pool is super cool or just for fools. 

International influencers Tammy Hembrow, Natalya Wright and Ellie Brown have also embraced the flip-flopped look that now has fashion brands such as Sommer Swim, ASOS and PrettyLittleThing incorporating it into their 2021 spring/summer collections. 

Wanna knock their socks off by showing off your knockers like Kylie, Kourtney and Kendall? 

Pro tip: Turn your basic bikini top upside down.

Yes, the two-piece you bought at a bargain-basement price in October 2017. Run, go get it from the back of your dresser drawer right now. 

All you have to do is flip the bikini top so that the ruching is at the top of your breasts. The strings that you usually tie together around your back will now be tied together behind your neck, creating the halter effect. Tie the strings that would normally go around your neck behind your back.

And voilà, mammary glands to the moon!

Word to the wise: This saucy style might be cute for snapping sexy stills for Instagram, but the scantily-clad trend doesn’t offer much in the way of support or long-term coverage. 

So, underboob responsibly, friends.   

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Rihanna and LVMH shut down Fenty fashion line




Rihanna and LVMH shut down Fenty fashion line

Less than two years after its launch, Rihanna’s Fenty fashion line with LVMH is closing down.

The French luxury group confirmed the news to WWD in a statement on Wednesday, saying: “Rihanna and LVMH have jointly made the decision to put on hold the RTW [ready-to-wear] activity, based in Europe, pending better conditions.”

The upscale label’s Instagram account stopped posting on January 1, and Fenty hasn’t released new designs on its website since November, when it dropped the second of two sexy footwear collaborations with celeb favorite Amina Muaddi.

According to WWD, “a skeleton staff remains at the Paris headquarters of Fenty fashions to wind down remaining operations” before the site goes dark.

LMVH had suggested Fenty was underperforming with shoppers last October, during a call about third-quarter sales. “On Fenty fashion, we are obviously still in a launching phase and we have to figure out exactly what is the right offer. It’s not something that is easy,” the group’s CFO Jean-Jacques Guiony said at the time, per the publication.

“Obviously, we have the great help from Rihanna on this, but I would say it’s still a work in progress when it comes to really defining what the offer will be.”

Prices for the pop star’s wraparound stilettos, corseted shirt dresses and bold-shouldered blazers could easily stretch into the four-figure range — a difficult sell, particularly during a pandemic.

Fenty’s 2019 launch made Rihanna, 32, the first black woman to head a luxury fashion house for LVMH; it also marked the company’s first big brand launch since Christian Lacroix in 1987.

But don’t cry for the bad gal just yet. Per WWD, Rihanna’s affordable Savage x Fenty lingerie line isn’t shutting down and recently secured $115 million through a Series B fundraising round led by L Catterton, in which LVMH has a stake.

The luxury giant will also reportedly focus on growing the superstar’s cosmetic lines, Fenty Beauty — a staggering success story that made Rihanna the world’s richest female musician — and Fenty Skin, which sources described to WWD as a “home run.”

“LVMH and Rihanna reaffirm their ambition to concentrate on the growth and the long-term development of Fenty ecosystem focusing on cosmetics, skincare and lingerie,” LVMH and Rihanna added in a statement to the outlet.

A rep for Fenty did not immediately respond to Page Six Style’s request for comment.

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