The new GHD campaign featuring Katy Perry is gorgeous! This is the second series that Katy’s shot with David LaChapelle for the brand and both sets of photographs have been phenomenal. This time around, the songstress is channeling both Snow White and the Evil Queen — if they both happened to be in 1920’s New York, that is. She’s endorsing the Scarlet collection which is, “inspired by the revelry and glamour of the roaring 20s… ” Flapper dress, Marcel waves, stockings — they’ve got the era spot on!
We can’t get over that John Galliano peach flapper dress on the right, FYI. And while we’re on that page, how about those lacy black hold-ups and those shoes! The collection note explains, “To launch the collection, Katy Perry, face of ghd and the epitome of modern style and fashion has been given a ‘20s make over bringing to life the decadence and sophistication of the time. Katy is immortalised as a mystical Snow White for the Scarlet Collection campaign, shot by world renowned photographer David LaChapelle.” This is one advertisement done right.
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Rihanna‘s video for the song “S&M,” has already been banned in 11 countries but the drama surrounding the sexy video doesn’t stop there. Photographer David LaChapelle is suing Rihanna, claiming she “directly derived” some of the images in the video from LaChapelle’s fashion photography. In other words, he got ripped off.
The lawsuit says “the music video is directly derived from and substantially similar to the LaChapelle work,” specifically eight shots in the video, which he claims copy the “composition, total concept, feel, tone, mood, theme, colors, props, settings, decors, wardrobe and lighting” of his previous work. LaChapelle has worked with Rihanna in the past but he had nothing to do with the “S&M” video, it was directed by Melina Matoukas. The Daily Mail has a shot-for-shot comparison to see just how similar the Rihanna video is to the photography—what do you think? We think it’s similar, but not a total rip-off. Although eight instances of similarity might be too many for one video.
Pamela Anderson‘s trashy taste in fashion may have finally crossed the line. According to Page Six, child labor advocates are concerned about Baywatch star employing her make-up artist’s 9-year-old daughter, Adelaide Gault, to hold up the tail of her panty-flashing gown at the Hollywood Style Awards last weekend. “I would want to speak to the child to ask her if it is something she willingly did,” said a rep for the Child Labor Coalition. Nine is very young, and an awards ceremony is a long time for a child to be out holding a dress.”
Attendees were shocked by Anderson’s treatment of Gault during the ceremony. “She didn’t even have her own seat and had to sit at Pamela’s feet, where people nearly stepped on her to get to the stage. The girl looked uncomfortable and kept tugging on her dress to get her attention, but Pamela waved her away…After she presented David LaChapelle with an award onstage, she shouted ‘daughter’ in front of the whole auditorium, and slapped her leg like she was calling a puppy. The girl rushed up to grab her train.” Frankly, we wouldn’t be surprised if naughty LaChapelle (who sandwiched Gault along with Anderson on the carpet) was behind the whole thing. Someone alert Nancy Grace!
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