Style Notes: Taylor Swift's Brother Gets James Dean Makeover; John Varvatos Cancels L.A. Benefit
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Taylor Swift's Little Brother Gets a Vanity Fair Profile [Vanity Fair]
Austin Swift, 25-year-old younger brother of pop star Taylor, made his way onto our radar earlier this year after he nabbed an acting role in Live by Night, the period drama starring Ben Affleck and Elle Fanning. But this month, the budding actor got his own Vanity Fair profile and photo shoot, for which he was gussied up like James Dean in a Tom Ford white tee and Armani trousers, posing at various L.A. sites including Chateau Marmont. Swift describes being driven to film when he was a 250-pound high school sophomore who looked up to Viggo Mortensen and Clive Owen. The Notre Dame grad also paid his dues by interning at Lionsgate, where he produced and distributed DVD screeners.
Vetements Is Done With Traditional Runway Shows [Vogue]
Vetements co-founder and creative director Demna Gvasalia says that the groundbreaking brand, launched just three years ago in 2014, is done with the traditional runway show. "I got bored," Gvasalia told Vogue of the traditional fashion calendar. "I think it needs to enter a new chapter. Fashion shows are not the best tool. We did the show in the sex club, the restaurant, the church. We brought forward the season, we showed men’s and women’s together. It’s become repetitive and exhausting. We will do something when there’s the time and the need for it. It will be more like a surprise." When it's finished, the latest collection will be on display at the brand's Paris showroom at the end of June; no further details about the "surprise" event were disclosed.
John Varvatos Cancels Annual L.A. Benefit in Favor of Online Auction [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
John Varvatos and Stuart House's annual L.A. benefit, Bring Your Heart to Our House, will no longer take place on June 25 as previously scheduled. Instead, the event benefiting Stuart House's mission to serve the special needs of sexually abused children and their families will be replaced with an online auction. The event, which kicked off in 2003, will be reimagined for 2018.
South Coast Plaza Celebrating Stylish AFI Honoree Diane Keaton With Gift of White Dress Shirts [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Costa Mesa, Calif.'s luxury shopping destination, South Coast Plaza, will toast the career and fashion influence of 2017 AFI Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Diane Keaton on the eve of the AFI gala with a star-studded event at Hotel Bel-Air on June 7. The upscale mall will gift the actress with a collection of white dress shirts from various South Coast Plaza vendors, including CH Carolina Herrera, Max Mara, Marni and Giorgio Armani. The actress went to high school in Santa Ana, just minutes away from the shopping center, and is known for her love of menswear-inspired style, going all the way back to the days of Annie Hall.
The Body Shop Partners with Cruelty Free International on Anti-Animal-Testing Campaign [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
The Body Shop has partnered with Cruelty Free International on an anti-animal-testing campaign, which aims to eradicate animal-testing practices across the world. By the year 2020, the two organizations hope to gather more than 8 million signatures worldwide on a petition they can then take to the U.N. to end animal testing across the globe for good. Customers can sign the petition at any Body Shop store or online.
Shockingly, 80% of countries around the world still have no laws against animal testing of cosmetics*. We were the first beauty brand to campaign against it, and today we’re fighting harder than ever alongside Cruelty-Free International. Let’s make animal testing of cosmetics a thing of the past. Sign the petition now on our website click the link in bio and make your mark! #ForeverAgainstAnimalTesting #TheBodyShop #CrueltyFree #crueltyfreebeauty * Cruelty-Free International @crueltyfreeintl
Phoenix Art Museum Presenting Tribute to L.A. Designer James Galanos [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
The Phoenix Art Museum's fashion design department will present a new exhibition in honor of the late L.A. fashion designer James Galanos. The retrospective, which runs Aug. 19 through Jan. 7, will feature more than 40 ensembles and accessories from the designer best known for dressing Nancy Reagan, as well as Jackie Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe. The selection will feature works from Galanos' archives of pieces from the '50s to the '90s.