Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner reportedly set to walk in 2018 Victoria’s Secret show

Gigi at Milan Fashion Week last month. (AFP)
Updated 23 October 2018
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Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner reportedly set to walk in 2018 Victoria’s Secret show

DUBAI: Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid are set to walk in the upcoming Victoria’s Secret show in New York, footwear designer Brian Atwood let slip on Instagram this week.

The designer, who is creating the shoes for the show, uploaded two Instagram posts that indicated Hadid and Jenner would be part of the 2018 show.

In one post, he posted an image of Hadid in the 2016 show and captioned the image: “Less than 1 month away!!!!Let’s do this @gigihadid @victoriassecret. Can’t wait to show you what we have done for the shoe!!!! (sic).”

In the other upload, Atwood posted a photo of Kendall Jenner and captioned it: “Can’t wait to see this beauty @kendalljenner strutting in my shoes for the @victoriassecret fashion show… less than a month away!!!!”

Models from around the world took to social media last month to announce that they were chosen to walk in the 2018 Victoria’s Secret show — one of the most coveted gigs on the fashion calendar. Read on for what they had to say on their Instagram accounts.

Shanina Shaik
“I’m overjoyed and so beyond grateful,” the model, who is of Pakistani-Lithuanian-Australian descent, wrote on Instagram about her upcoming stint with Victoria’s Secret.

Bella Hadid
The darling of the modelling world is set to walk the runway for Victoria’s Secret later this year. The US-Palestinian beauty previously starred in the brand’s 2017 show.

Barbara Palvin
The Hungarian model was named Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue’s 2016 “Rookie of the Year.” “Wooowww!! I’m speechless,” she posted on Instagram while announcing this week’s news.

Georgia Fowler
The New Zealand-born model, who walked the runway for Victoria’s Secret in 2016 and 2017, is set to take to the catwalk once again.

Winnie Harlow
The Canadian model took to Instagram to reveal that she “had a breakdown” before her Victoria’s Secret casting call, which she called “the most (nerve-wracking) casting of my life.” She celebrated by thanking her mother and her fans on social media.

Cindy Bruna
The 23-year-old French model will walk the Victoria’s Secret runway for the sixth time.


Arab style stars front new Michael Kors campaign

Updated 13 November 2018
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Arab style stars front new Michael Kors campaign

  • Lebanese beauty queen and model Jessica Kahawaty takes the lead in the Michael Kors campaign
  • The special-edition Whitney bag will be unveiled on Nov. 14

DUBAI: Fashion powerhouse Michael Kors (MK) has enlisted the region’s style icons to unveil an exclusive Middle East design of a limited-edition shoulder bag.

Lebanese beauty queen and model Jessica Kahawaty takes the lead in the elite portrait series showcasing a special-edition of the Whitney bag, set to be unveiled at an exclusive event in Dubai on Nov. 14.

The beauty queen took to Instagram to announce the stint, where she posted a picture of herself along with other Arab fashion icons strutting the newly redesigned Whitney bag, including Dubai-based influencer Leena Al Ghouti, fashion blogger Ola Faharat, and filmmaker Lana Al Beik..

“So honored to be fronting this @michaelkors campaign for their new Whitney bag. My MK family is here in Dubai all the way from New York for the celebration this week and I couldn’t think of more powerful ladies to share this photograph with,” Kahawaty wrote.

Dubbed as the Whitney, the compact bag is one of the newest additions to the fashion label’s exclusive accessory collection. The bag is crafted in panel-quilted lambskin, accompanied by a sleek chain strap.

“We were able to incorporate a very subtle M-shaped outline, something I’ve been sketching since I was in middle school,” American designer Michael Kors himself said.

The Middle East edition will be released in a rich blue, which Kors described as “the perfect blend of sophistication and luxury for our customers” in the region.

Kors has expressed how the Middle East is an important region for his fashion label, saying “our customers in the Middle East truly love fashion and glamour, which makes it a fun and exciting place to be as a designer.”

MK, widely known for its premium leather handbags, recently bought luxury designer Versace for $2.05 billion, bolstering its position against its larger European rivals.

“With the acquisition of Versace we have created one of the world’s leading fashion and luxury groups,” said John Idol, chairman and CEO of Michael Kors Holdings.

This came a year after it also acquired British stiletto-heel maker Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion.