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Are real people the new faces of fashion? "Of course a lot of people are underrepresented in fashion," says photographer and Hood By Air casting director Kevin Amato.

are real people the new faces of fashion?

"I did an editorial maybe five years ago for a big house and I shot all black boys and the house banned me from shooting their clothes for the whole season. " But, says Amato, things are changing. "Now I look and I see diversity. It's what everybody is doing. It's quite brilliant. " Performance artist Boychild at Hood by Air. "Diversity is becoming more of a given now," agrees casting director Preston Chaunsumlit.

Last summer, the chain's New York store used "real size mannequins" for its window display. Yes to this. And yes also to last week's announcement that Noah Galloway, an Iraq War veteran and double amputee, will be the new face of Kenneth Cole's new men's fragrance. This particular casting decision also raises important questions about the way in which brands use casting within their marketing campaigns. Fashion & Power: Karl Lagerfeld’s Influence. By Angela Ghang Karl Lagerfeld is a celebrated renown couture designer who can bring style and shape to any design fitting a modern, classy and edgy look with eccentric colors.

Fashion & Power: Karl Lagerfeld’s Influence

Born in 1938, one year before Coco Chanel retired from the Fashion House of Chanel, they say he was destined to take over the empire of Chanel. At a young age Lagerfeld moved to Paris and worked as a draftsman sketching costumes. In 1955 he won 1st place at the International Wool Association, where many designers and couture house took note of Lagerfelds design and style. Anna Wintour. The 25 most powerful people in fashion. Fashion You've landed on our old Fashion site Visit our new Fashion or Beauty sites for the latest articles Paris Fashion Week 2016 High Street Hits Latest Fashion News Latest Beauty News.

The 25 most powerful people in fashion

The best fashion people to follow on Instagram, all the latest styles. Lady Gaga Gets Three Pairs Of Alexander McQueen's Armadillo Boots. Just when we started to think Lady Gaga was perhaps inching towards a more reserved and muted look, she proved to us that she'll never abandon the “old” Gaga style.

Lady Gaga Gets Three Pairs Of Alexander McQueen's Armadillo Boots

We first spotted Alexander McQueen's Armadillo boots when they graced the runway several years ago, and they remained forever relevant and on our minds. After their initial debut and the beloved designer's passing, only three of the 21 pairs that exist were remade and auctioned off for the very first time. With McQueen's legacy and the unforgettable fame of the shoes' design, the shoes sold for a steep $295,000 altogether. (The rest of the 17 pairs are on display in the Savage Beauty exhibit at the Victoria and Albert museum in London.)

But, as Gaga revealed in an Instagram photo, she was able to score not one, not two, but all three pairs that were available for purchase. ​take the crown: own a piece of kate moss’s first magazine shoot, for i-D. Many models have tried, and failed, to take Kate Moss's crown, but an upcoming auction at Christie's will allow anyone -- who can front the cash -- to do just that.

​take the crown: own a piece of kate moss’s first magazine shoot, for i-D

Aged just 14, Kate Moss made her magazine debut in the pages of i-D, wearing a felt crown by iconic milliner Stephen Jones. This mirrored, studded and stitched piece of felt fashion history will be sold at Christie's upcoming Out Of The Ordinary auction, along with a copy of i-D No.69, 1989's The Rich Issue, in which the images of Kate Moss wearing the crown appeared. Photographer Kate Garner, who was a Blitz Kid and member of new wave band Haysi Fantayzee, teamed up with stylist Claire Hall for the shoot in 1989. Garner says she spotted Kate Moss's fresh face among the hundreds of model shots on the wall at Storm, where Moss had recently been signed. Credits. My List: Karl Lagerfeld in 24 Hours. 8:00 A.M.

My List: Karl Lagerfeld in 24 Hours

I sleep seven hours. If I go to bed at two, I wake up at nine. If I go to bed at midnight, I wake up at seven. I don't wake up before—the house can fall apart, but I sleep for seven hours. I wear a long, full-length white shirt, in a material called poplin imperial, made for me by Hilditch & Key in Paris after a design of a 17th-century men's nightshirt I saw at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The first thing I do when I get up, I have breakfast. Related Story: Our Favorite Spring/Summer Haircuts. Best Met Gala Looks of All Time. Exhibition - Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.

14 March – 2 August 2015.

Exhibition - Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Celebrating the extraordinary creative talent of one of the most innovative designers of recent times, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty was the first and largest retrospective of McQueen's work to be presented in Europe. In partnership with Swarovski Swarovski is delighted to partner the V&A in bringing Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty to London. The crystal house and Alexander McQueen share a rich history, beginning in the 1990s when Isabella Blow introduced the young maverick designer to Nadja Swarovski.

Swarovski went on to support McQueen’s Spring/Summer 1999 collection, the first of numerous collaborations including the creation, alongside Tord Boontje, of the V&A’s Grand Entrance crystal Christmas tree in 2003; and the dramatic Swarovski Gemstone-encrusted Bird’s Nest Headdress for his Autumn/Winter 2006 collection. Supported by With thanks to Technology partner.