Style Notes: Oprah Wears Gucci for InStyle; Madewell, J. Crew Expand Sizes
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Oprah Wears Gucci on March Cover of InStyle [InStyle]
Oprah Winfrey rocked an uncharacteristically high-fashion coat for the cover of InStyle's March issue. The entertainment legend was photographed by Phil Poynter in an embroidered leather Gucci jacket styled by power stylist Karla Welch for the cover story, which drops in full on Thursday. Stay tuned.
J. Crew, Madewell Expand Denim Sizes [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
With the release of its spring 2018 denim collection, which dropped Tuesday, Madewell has expanded its size range to include sizes 23-35. The spring offering also includes The Curvy Jean, a new take on the high-rise skinny which includes a higher rise, a more contoured waist band to prevent gapping and more room in the thigh and low hip. Sister brand J. Crew has also followed suit, offering the same range of extended sizes.
JW Anderson Previews Next Uniqlo Collab [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
JW Anderson's latest collection for Uniqlo has just been unveiled, though it won't officially hit stores until April 19. This season's collection is inspired by Britain's Brighton Beach and its heyday in the 1950s, and features striped tees, denim jackets and, from the looks of the campaign, a throwback denim bucket hat. “In the 2nd collection of the collaboration, I’m looking for this idea of ‘British Summer,' the idea of being on Brighton beach," said Anderson in a release. "Something which is very lightweight, very airy, with a lot of linen, and cotton that has a 1950s subcultural movement. With a little bit of ease and something which is quintessential.”
Ashley Graham Is the New Face of Revlon [Instagram]
Ashley Graham has landed a new gig as the face of Revlon. The model and activist on Wednesday shared the news of her #LiveBoldly campaign and also commented of the importance of plus-size representation in the beauty industry, which is usually dominated by straight size women. "It’s kind of groundbreaking, because in my generation of models, this hasn’t happened yet," Graham told WWD. "This is one of those moments where I’m over the moon, I cried a little."
Lupita Nyong'o Will Celebrate Black Panther Cosplay Every Week Until Premiere [Twitter]
Ahead of Black Panther's premiere, star Lupita Nyong'o will spotlight fans' cosplay photos on her social media accounts every Wednesday until the Feb. 16 release. The actress is calling the initiative "#WakandaWednesday" and kicked off the project with images of two adorable tots dressed as Black Panther and Nakia.
Welcome to #WakandaWednesday! Leading up to the film's premiere, I will be showcasing YOUR #BlackPanther cosplay every Wednesday. First up is the Children of Wakanda! They might have more swagger in the costumes than @ChadwickBoseman and I do... #Regram #MarvelHeaux pic.twitter.com/kCGyEzFYlE— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) January 24, 2018
Gucci Is Designing Elton for Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Gucci has announced that it will be dressing Elton John for his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour. The iconic singer will be making more than 300 stops over three years before retiring from the road for good; he will, however, continue to make music after the tour is over. Gucci's Alessandro Michele had previously designed a capsule collection inspired by John's most memorable looks, and also outfitted the rocker in a bespoke (and bedazzled) jacket reading "Gucci Loves Elton John" during Wednesday's announcement at Gotham Hall.