#SocialGathering: Stefano Gabbana on Body-Shaming Lady Gaga; Brandon Thomas Lee and Pyper Smith the New "It" Couple
And Sofia Richie, Anwar Hadid and Lucky Blue Smith land the new Tommy Hilfiger Jeans campaign.
Can't keep up with what's been going on in the social media world? Fret not. Here, a gathering of what the stars have been up to this week on social media.
Simons’ Mellow Yellow
Raf Simons’ highly anticipated debut as creative director at Calvin Klein finally happened, and it's safe to say the people liked what they saw. There was one item in particular that struck a fancy on social media: a coat. Not just any coat, a saffron-colored faux fur coat, covered in a PVC overlay and pulled together with a chain-mail belt. Moda Operandi co-founder Lauren Santo Domingo set her discerning eye on the trippy coat, posting it twice on an IG story — an extremely rare move for social media mainstays like LSD. Under the #NYFW hashtag on Instagram, the coat is being regrammed by the minute. To find out everything that happened at the fall 2017 Calvin Klein show, read more here.
The New Millennial #ItCouple
Just in time for Valentine's Day, here's the next "It" couple that you need to watch. Models Brandon Thomas Lee and Pyper Smith are quickly becoming the "It" couple to watch for millennials. Lee, 20, made his debut on the fashion scene in the front row at the 2016 Saint Laurent show in Los Angeles and already has a Dolce & Gabbana campaign under his belt. Pyper Smith, 19, is no stranger to the fashion world; big brother Lucky Blue Smith is arguably the top men’s model at the moment. The couple stole the (post) show at Tommy Hilfiger, dancing in the middle of the runway to Tupac’s "California Love." Expect to see more of these two.
Stefano Gabbana Apologizes for Body-Shaming Lady Gaga
Dolce & Gabbana co-founder Stefano Gabbana took his followers through an internal debate about Lady Gaga’s body, posting photos along the way. First, he praised the singer, wishing her luck through emojis. The second Gaga post consisted of a zoomed-in shot of the singer in Versace glittered shorts similar to the Dolce & Gabbana panties Carrie wore on Sex and the City. He originally posted a critique of Gaga’s body, then changed his tune and praised her midsection for being “real.” Finally, Gabbana stole a page out of Trump’s media playbook, calling a Huffington Post story about him body-shaming the singer “fake news.” Lady Gaga responded via Instagram to critics with a simple, eloquent response: "I heard my body is a topic of conversation so I wanted to say, I'm proud of my body and you should be proud of yours too."
Tommy’s New Girl
Sofia Richie announced her Tommy Hilfiger Denim campaign via Instagram, flanked by models Anwar Hadid and Lucky Blue Smith. Safe to say Tommy Hilfiger knows how to cast models for optimal social engagement; Richie (1.9 million), Hadid (1.1 million) and Smith (2.7 million) have a massive social reach.