Sara Sampaio flaunts Rami Kadi dress in New York

Sara Sampaio is a Victoria’s Secret Angel. (File photo: AFP)
Updated 14 October 2018
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Sara Sampaio flaunts Rami Kadi dress in New York

DUBAI: Portuguese model Sara Sampaio attended a gala event in New York last week wearing a sparkling outfit by Lebanese designer Rami Kadi.
The Victoria’s Secret Angel and Giorgio Armani beauty ambassador walked the pink carpet in a form-fitting miniskirt and cropped halter neck top with a peekaboo cutout and finished off the look with sleek hair and toned-down makeup.
Sampaio was attending the 25th annual FFANY Shoes on Sale gala in New York, advertised as the largest fundraising event in the US shoe industry. The event sees donated footwear sold on live television, through shopping channel QVC, and at an annual charity gala event in a special designer shoe salon.
Proceeds are donated to nine breast cancer-focused research organizations in the US.
This year, the event took place at New York’s Ziegfeld Ballroom on Thursday.

Sampaio has had a busy few months and, as well as preparing for December’s hotly anticipated Victoria’s Secret show in New York, was recently unveiled as the cover star for Vogue India’s October issue.
The magazine’s 11th anniversary issue sees Sampaio pose in a number of vibrant outfits alongside Bollywood star Ranveer Singh.
“Thank(s), Vogue India for having me as part of this issue! So much love for you guys!” the model captioned an Instagram post showing one of the magazine covers that was photographed by Greg Swales and styled by Anaita Shroff Adajania.

Before the colorful snaps were unveiled, the model walked the runway for high-end Italian label Dolce & Gabbana at Milan Fashion Week in September.

“Thank you, @dolcegabbana for having me in your show with so many iconic women! Always such a fun and wonderful show to walk in!” she posted on Instagram shortly after the star-studded show.

Sampaio was joined on the runway by none other than Sheikha Dana Al-Khalifa of Bahrain — the only royal to walk in the show.

The royal, entrepreneur and fashion blogger took to the runway in an ankle-length dress with an oversized red flower pinned her dark hair.

Al-Khalifa and Sampaio were joined on the catwalk by plus-sized US model Ashley Graham and an array of 1990s-era supermodels and celebrities as the Italian fashion house presented its opulent “DNA” spring-summer collection.


Louis Vuitton pulls Michael Jackson-themed items from collection

Michael Jackson was accused of child abuse in a new documentary ‘Leaving Neverland’. Above, the pop star sings with children during a June 1999 charity concert in Seoul, South Korea. (AFP)
Updated 18 March 2019
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Louis Vuitton pulls Michael Jackson-themed items from collection

  • The collection was shown in January at the Paris Fashion week and is due to hit stores in June
  • A Louis Vuitton spokeswoman said the Jackson-themed items would not be put up for sale

PARIS: French fashion house Louis Vuitton has pulled Michael Jackson-themed items from its 2019 summer menswear collection following a documentary about alleged child abuse by the late pop star.
The collection was shown in January at the Paris Fashion week and is due to hit stores in June, but a Louis Vuitton spokeswoman said the Jackson-themed items would not be put up for sale.
Louis Vuitton said that at the time of the event, it was not aware of the “Leaving Neverland” documentary, in which two adult men say they were befriended by Jackson and abused by him in the early 1990s.
“I am aware that in light of this documentary, the show has caused emotional reactions. I strictly condemn any form of child abuse, violence or infringement against any human rights,” Louis Vuitton menswear designer Virgil Abloh said in a statement.
Abloh, an American designer who was hired by Vuitton in March 2018, said his intention for this show had been to refer to Jackson as a pop culture artist.
The documentary has caused a backlash against Jackson’s legacy, as some radio stations stopped playing his music and an episode of “The Simpsons” cartoon show featuring his voice is being pulled from future broadcasts.
Jackson’s family has called the documentary and news coverage of the accusations a “public lynching” and said he was “100 percent innocent.”
“We find the allegations in the documentary deeply troubling,” Louis Vuitton CEO Michael Burke said, adding that the firm is fully committed to advocating the cause of child welfare.
Louis Vuitton is the world’s biggest luxury brand, with annual sales of more than 10 billion euros, and is the biggest revenue driver for its parent company, French luxury goods group LVMH.
The menswear unit is a relatively small part of its business and pulling the Jackson-themed items should not have a major impact on the label.