Gritty BBC thriller delves into the murder of Italian designer Gianni Versace

HE was the Italian design genius whose flamboyant style was adored by the likes of Naomi Campbell, Princess Diana, Elton John and Madonna. Gianni Versace ruled the fashion world until he was shot dead on the steps of his Miami Beach home on July 15, 1997. He was 50. FX Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez plays Gianni Versace in the new BBC thrillerTwo decades on, the mystery surrounding his death has been turned into a nine-part BBC thriller called The Assassination of Gianni Versace. The second series of FX's American Crime Stories franchise (the first tackled the case of US football star O.J. Simpson) is directed by award-winning Ryan Murphy, and stars Penelope Cruz, Ricky Martin, Edgar Ramirez and Darren Criss. Versace was killed execution-style, shot at point blank range in the back of the head as he opened the gates to his luxury, palazzo-style mansion. Usually, Versace would have an assistant from his home walk to the coffee shop to get his morning papers, but he decided to go h..

‘I looked like something out of a horror film’ Mum suffers SEVERE allergy from...

Sally Roberts, from Wrexham, Wales, reacted badly to a lip filler treatment which she claims was carried out by a “qualified nurse in a reputable salon” last Saturday. The stomach-churning snaps, which she uploaded on Facebook, shows clear liquid bubbling out of the blisters on her painful, cracked lips. She rushed to A&E where she was put on steroids, antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, anti-histamines and pain killers. SALLY ROBERTS / FACEBOOK ALLERGY: Sally Roberts uploaded the stomach-churning snaps on FacebookSally revealed she had always wanted to get her lips done – but has sworn off all cosmetic procedures. Talking to social media, the Botox-lover said she felt fine at first, but things started to go wrong the following morning. She wrote: “By the following morning they had swelled to the point I couldn’t eat, drink or talk properly and was in absolute agony, they continued to swell and GP advised me to go straight to A&E as I was at risk of going into anaphylactic shock.” SALLY ..

When Daniel Day-Lewis Does Fashion

Laurie Sparham/Focus Features Like a nuclear device stealthily deployed in the final moments of this year’s Oscar-nomination wars, Phantom Thread was quietly targeted for release on Christmas Day; its detonation will long be remembered among movie geeks. For one thing, it’s apparently the valedictory performance of Daniel Day-Lewis, who announced his retirement from the silver screen last summer. He already stands alone as the winner of three Oscars for Best Actor; we’ll leave it to the oddsmakers to handicap his chances of finishing his storied career by adding a fourth statuette from the Academy for the plum role of the ultra-fastidious, tightly wound Reynolds Woodcock, 1950s women’s fashion designer to British royalty and high society. But I, for one, won’t be betting against him. Day-Lewis—whose father served as poet laureate of the UK—exudes authenticity and is utterly arresting as a tortured, perfectionist soul cosseted in his upper-class milieu. Phantom Thread is also a resoundi..

Fashion designer acquitted after four years in jail over attempted robbery

Kunle Falayi and agency report An Ikeja High Court on Friday discharged and acquitted a fashion designer, Ifeanyi Igwe, who has spent four years in jail while the case of conspiracy and attempted robbery against him lasted. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Igwe breathed the air of freedom, after Justice Raliatu Adebiyi, found him not guilty. The judge said Igwe’s acquittal followed the prosecution’s inability to prove its case against Igwe. Adebiyi said, “The evidence of sole witness in the case, Sgt. Augustine Okodo, the Investigating Police Officer, gave no evidence of the fact that nothing was stolen, there was also no evidence from the alleged victim. “The court finds that the defendant’s statement did not contain any admission of conspiracy. “The prosecution failed to prove the charge of conspiracy beyond reasonable doubt. And the testimony of the IPO did not give any evidence that the defendant robbed one Abdullahi Salami. “The statement of the defendant is at variance wi..

Female designers make a major fashion statement at the 2018 Golden Globes. Now what?

A majority of stars who stepped onto the 75th Golden Globes’ red carpet embraced an all-black dress code supporting the Time’s Up movement, Hollywood’s newly launched effort in stamping out workplace discrimination and sexual harassment. While red-carpet attendees were quick to show their solidarity with their spin on the evening’s color theme (or lack thereof), some managed to take that message of unity one step further by donning female designers for the evening. “I had half my clients in women [designers], and half were not,” said Tara Swennen, who styled several stars, including best supporting actress winner Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”), who wore a gown by Italian designer Mario Dice. “It was definitely something that we were trying to attain, but sometimes it just wasn’t possible.” Bdq11sLFjCwChalk it up to the fact that there were hardly enough dresses and tuxedos to go around, with the black theme being embraced throughout the night — from the awards show to the after-parties. “..

Hubert de Givenchy, iconic fashion designer, is dead at 91

Hubert de Givenchy, the aristocratic French fashion designer famous for the "little black dress" and styling Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy, has died aged 91, his partner said Monday. Givenchy designed the famous black dress Hepburn wore in the opening scenes of "Breakfast at Tiffany's." The designer set the template for ladylike chic in the 1950s and 1960s, and his restrained style still informs the way Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and older American and Chinese socialites dress. His longtime partner, the former haute couture designer Philippe Venet, announced his death through the Givenchy fashion house, saying he had died in his sleep on Saturday. "It is with huge sadness that we inform you that Hubert Taffin de Givenchy has died," it said in a statement to AFP. It was Givenchy's 40-year friendship with Hepburn, who he met on the set of the Billy Wilder's Oscar-winning comedy "Sabrina" in 1953, that helped make him a fashion legend. The narrow-collared suits ..

New treatment could CURE baldness: Scientists use mice stem cells for hair growth

GETTY GORDON BARNET: This scientific breakthrough may help to overcome hair lossScientists may soon be able to treat baldness by using stem cells. Research has shown that it’s possible to create “hairy skin” by transplanting tissue from mice. The breakthrough is the closest experts have got to making models that resemble natural hair. 20 ways to prevent hair loss in men Look through our gallery for 20 ways your can prevent your hair loss. Getty Images/age fotostock RM Avoid Constant heating & drying: Do not open up hair to too much heating and drying techniques since this process is said to lessen hair proteins which will ultimately weaken the hair giving it fragility. Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine are the brains behind the exciting project. While scientists have spoken about the potential of using stem cell therapy for years, it is finally being put into action. After taking stem cells from mice, the experts were able to grow the upper and lower layers of the sk..

HBO documentary on Fiat's Agnelli features Palm Beach designer

Palm Beach fashion designer Jackie Rogers will be featured tonight when a documentary about Italian industrialist and the head of Fiat Gianni Agnelli premieres on HBO. Rogers, who was once a model and eventually the apprentice of Coco Chanel, was a longtime friend and confidante of Agnelli and is one of nearly 40 of his close friends and family members interviewed in the film, called Agnelli. Others interviewed include Henry Kissinger and Roger Cohen. A young Agnelli noticed Rogers while she was modeling for Chanel in the South of France, the Wall Street Journal reported. “Gianni Agnelli was the king of Italy and to be part of his inner circle was nothing short of spectacular,” Rogers said in a news release. Agnelli, a charismatic risk-taker, died in 2003 at 81 after leading and inspiring the company that his grandfather founded in Turin in 1899, according to the Wall Street Journal. “There’s nobody around like him anymore,” she says in the film, the Journal reported. “Because they’re ..

Top 7 Indian fashion designers

1. Sabyasachi Mukherjee He is one of the Associate Designer Members of Fashion Design Council of India and the youngest board member of the National Museum of Indian Cinema. He has designed costumes for Bollywood films such as Guzaarish, Baabul, Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, Raavan, and English Vinglish. Sabyasachi’s celebrity clientele also includes Rani Mukerji, Sridevi, Tabu, Shabana Azmi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor, Sushmita Sen and Kareena Kapoor Khan to name a few. 2. Manish Malhotra Manish Malhotra started his career as a model while studying at the Elphinstone College in Mumbai. Though he did not have formal fashion design training, he was attracted towards costume design due to interest in clothes, costumes and art. His first film as a designer was Swarg for Juhi Chawla. He later won a Filmfare Costume Award for the film Rangeela. Since then, he has worked in costume design and styling for many actors and style icons. Malhotra has dressed some of the..

SF Fashion Designer Showcase home sold for $13.7 million

Villa de Martini, a Mediterranean-style stunner atop Telegraph Hill, sold recently for its full asking price, $13,750,000, under Neal Ward and Malin Giddings. That’s up a cool $3,770,000 when it last sold in 2015 for $9,980,000. Most notably, 298 Chestnut played host to the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase, the city’s annual interior designer exhibition. The house’s designs had been pulled prior to landing on the market—alas—but the blank 5,440-square-foot canvas will provide plenty of room for a stellar interior designer with ideas galore. Featuring four bedrooms and four and a half baths, architectural details like the classic red tiled roof, stone columns, arched windows and doorways, barrel vault ceilings in the living room and family room, and landscaped garden proved too irresistible. Let's block ads! (Why?)

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