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Calvin Klein’s Firefighter-inspired Show Heats Up New York Fashion Week With High-vis Orange Macs, Woolly Balaclavas And Silver-foil Gloves



KATE Moss, Millie Bobby Brown and Kendall Jenner have all had the coveted role of Calvin Klein muse.

But the luxury US fashion giant – famed for its bold logo T-shirts and underwear – has looked to an unlikely place for inspiration for its Autumn/Winter 18 collection: the fire brigade.

Splash News Models stormed down the Calvin Klein NYFW runway yesterday in high-vis orange coats and balaclavas

Models heated up the New York Fashion Week runway yesterday in high-vis orange padded macs, hand-woven woolly balaclavas and silver-foil gloves.

Calvin Klein creative director Raf Simons paid tribute to emergency service heroes with his ‘Survival Chic’ showcase, which was held at the American Stock Exchange.

The bleak set looked like the site of a nuclear fallout. A giant timber structure resembled a ruined building, while popcorn littered the floor like debris.

A model lit up the presentation in a tangerine jumpsuit that featured reflective stripes, chest pockets and white plastic trousers.

EPA A muse looked like she’d been wrapped up in a silver-foil blanket thanks to her fraying metallic dress

Getty – Contributor Creative director Raf Simons paid tribute to the emergency services (Picture posed by models)

Getty Images – Getty A male model turned heads in heavy-soled leather boots and a green woolly balaclava

Getty Images – Getty The runway stars looked ready to jump into a burning building in their heavy-duty protective gear

Getty Images – Getty Popcorn debris littered the floor to give the catwalk set an eerie, apocalyptic feel

Her face peeked out from an ivory balaclava.

Another looked like she had been wrapped up in a silver-foil blanket in her metallic A-line dress, which had a fraying hemline.

Heavy-duty silver gloves, space-age boots and cat-eye sunglasses completed the look.

Meanwhile, a male muse looked ready to leap into a burning building in his protective orange all-in-one and thigh-high heavy-soled rubber boots.

Getty Images – Getty Elbow-length padded gloves completed the firefighter look

AFP or licensors Metallic silver snoods are big news for AW18 according to the US fashion giant

Rex Features Model’s faces peeked out from hand-woven balaclavas

Getty Images – Getty A statement check coat was given a space-age feel with silver metallic sleeves

Rex Features Heavy-duty black boots added to the health and safety feel of the presentation


Baftas Host Joanna Lumley Suffers Embarrassing Moment When Presenter Rebecca Ferguson Turns Up In The Exact Same Dress




JOANNA Lumley hosted the 2018 BAFTAs, but suffered an awkward moment when she realised she was wearing the same dress as one of the stars in the room.

Joanna and actress Rebecca Ferguson both stepped out for the occasion in a caped black gown.

Rex Features Joanna Lumley working her magic at the 2018 BAFTAs

Both women stuck to the all-black dress code to support the Times Up movement, but proved that original frocks are sometimes hard to find.

The 71-year-old Absolutely Fabulous star and the 34-year-old Swedish actress, who has featured in The Girl On The Train and Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation, both donned very similar dresses.

Did Joanna pretend not to notice and inwardly cringe?

Hell no – the funny woman made a joke about the situation and how they were similar in age, and kept the awkwardness to a minimum.

Getty – Contributor A pregnant Rebecca Ferguson rocking the cape dress

Twitter has been loving Joanna’s cape all night.

One woman tweeted: “Can we all take a moment to appreciate Queen Joanna Lumley and her cape! She looks FLAWLESS #EEBAFTAs #JoannaLumley”.

While another wrote: “Joanna Lumley’s wearing a cape to to present the #BAFTAs she’s already better than Stephen Fry in my book!”

But it wasn’t JUST Joanna Lumley and Rebecca Ferguson – even more actresses donned capes for the night.

Rex Features Angelina Jolie looked incredible in her caped frock

Rex Features Natalie Dormer could be a superhero in this dress

Could Joanna, Rebecca, Natalie and Ange all convince us to become caped crusaders in real life?

We sure hope so because if the Times Up movement isn’t enough proof that women hold the power, a superhero cape could be just what’s needed.

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Baftas 2018 Best Dressed… Angelina Jolie, Margot Robbie & Lupita Nyong’o Win The Style Stakes




STARS of stage and screen have hit the red carpet tonight for the 2018 BAFTAs, held in London’s Royal Albert Hall.

The stars nearly all showed solidarity with the “Me Too” movement and the “Time’s Up” campaign by shunning colour and wearing black gowns.

Rex Features Margot Robbie is the talk of the town with this look

I, Tonya star Margot Robbie has everyone swooning with this look.

The Australian-born actress, who lived in the UK for a while, turned heads in her Givenchy chiffon gown.

Another actress who wowed on the red carpet was award season veteran Jennifer Lawrence.

Donning a custom Dior gown, she is the belle of the ball.

Rex Features The actress kept her hair and make-up simple

PA:Press Association Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

Jennifer Lawrence looked splendid as she arrived for the prestigious annual event.

Another American starlet has graced the red carpet in London – Angelina Jolie.

Looking incredible in a figure-hugging gown, Angelina has never looked better.

Rex Features Angelina Jolie donned black to join in with the Times Up movement

Rex Features Cinderella star Lily James turned heads in this princess-like gown

AFP or licensors Lily James sporting a rock on her left hand

She may have starred as Cinderella in the hit movie, but actress Lily James knows how to turn heads before midnight as well.

The Darkest Hour actress looked beautiful in a off-the-shoulder tulle dress by Burberry.

AFP or licensors Lupita Nyong’o dazzled in this creation

Proving an all-black dress code needn’t be boring, Lupita Nyong’o worked the shade with aplomb.

The Black Panther actress opted for an Elie Saab gown from the brand’s couture collection.


PA:Press Association Saoirse Ronan dressed very cool for the annual award show

BAFTA nomiee Saoirse Ronan looked insanely good in her Chanel dress from the pre-fall collection.

The Ladybird star has nailed award season so far, and Karl Lagerfeld has obviously been paying attention.

PA:Press Association Kate Middleton arrived looking gorgeous in green

The Duchess of Cambridge arrived to the BAFTAs looking amazing in a green Jenny Packham dress.

The pregnant royal shunned the all-black dress code.

PA:Press Association Emma Roberts opted for a plunging neck line

Getty Images – Getty Salma Hayek rarely gets it wrong

Salma Hayek opted for a stunning Gucci dress for the 2018 BAFTAs.

She teamed the look with Hollywood starlet hair and big jewels.

The actress always gets it right and this outfit is on the money.

Rex Features Natalie Dormer on the red carpet

Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer looked incredible as she took to the red carpet.

Wearing an off-the-shoulder Christian Dior gown teamed with large tassel earrings, she’s one to take notice of.

Rex Features The actress opted for super large tassel earrings

Also joining her on the red carpet was nominee Kristin Scott Thomas.

The 57-year-old, who is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Darkest Hour, looked gorgeous in a monochrome dress and a Times Up badge.

Rex Features Rebecca Ferguson clutched her bump as she sashayed down the red carpet

Getty – Contributor Cute couple Oliver Proudlock and Emma Louise Connolly attend the EE British Academy Film Awards

Rex Features Nominee Kristin Scott Thomas was beaming as she arrived on the red carpet

Rex Features Andrea Riseborough putting her best foot forward on the red carpet

Andrea Riseborough went for a voluminous design for the 2018 BAFTAs.

The split is a raunchy style for the 36-year-old actress.

PA:Press Association Couple Jamie Bell and Kate Mara turned it on for the cameras

BAFTA nominee Jamie Bell arrived at the BAFTAs with his new wife Kate Mara.

The pair looked adorable on the red carpet, and Kate’s dress was an interesting take on the Me Too dress code.

Jennifer Lawrence’s ex, Nicholas Hoult is also in attendance looking dapper as ever.

Rex Features The 28-year-old looked sharp in his suit

Rex Features Timothee Chalamet looked hot to trot

Rex Features Orlando Bloom took the all-black dress code quite literally

Early arrivals included the likes of Lydia Bright who is working the red carpet for EE.

Donning a bridal gown dyed black for the occasion, Lydia looked the best we’ve ever seen her.

Rex Features Lydia Bright looks classy as she arrives to work the BAFTAs red carpet

Rex Features Lydia Bright showing off the figure she works hard for

Lydia told The Sun: “I do train quite a lot – I train four times a week. I enjoy it because it keeps my mental attitude strong and I think it’s really important for me to feel my beat and look my best.”

Rochelle Humes also arrived early, looking super in her black gown.

AP:Associated Press Rochelle Humes went for a plunging V-neck

PA:Press Association Dermot O’Leary and his wife Dee

As well as the leading ladies dressing all in black, their male counterparts also got in on the act.

Red carpet host Dermot O’Leary looked dapper as ever in his black suit, complete with Times Up pin.

PA:Press Association Millie Mackintosh went for a plunging jumpsuit

Rex Features Millie gave the cameras a show

Their silent protest makes a stand against sexual harassment in the wake of the scandal centred around movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.


PA:Press Association Actress Karen Gillan showed off some leg on the red carpet

Former Doctor Who star Karen Gillan showed off a sexy new look thanks to her leg-baring Vera Wang dress.

The Jumanji 2 star kept the rest of her look plain with super straight hair and minimal accessories.

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Baftas 2018 Fashion Fails… Anya Taylor-joy, Cressida Bonas & Haley Bennett Don’t Quite Hit The Mark




THE BAFTAs is a night to show off your best style and to get showered in praise for choosing an amazing outfit. This lot didn’t quite get the memo, and chose looks for the night that didn’t make you go ‘wow’.

AP:Associated Press Anya Taylor-Joy went for a high fashion look for the BAFTAs Anya Taylor-Joy experimented with a daring look for the BAFTAs, but the traditional event isn’t somewhere to try a new style. The 21-year-old actress went for Dolce & Gabbana head-to-toe for the event – complete with a gold headband. Perhaps this look would be best suited at the Teen Choice Awards. Or for her graduation ball surrounded by all her friends, not royalty.

PA:Press Association Haley Bennett arrived in this shocker

Actress Haley Bennett is known to be a rising star in the style department, but she is majorly missing points with this catastrophic look.

Wearing this Chloe dress, she looks like she’s auditioning for the role of the wicked witch in panto.

Not a good choice with this one, Haley.

Rex Features Cressida Bonas failed with this look Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas is a gorgeous girl, but she definitely missed the mark for the BAFTAs. From the naff sequins to the frills, the clunky shoes and the Sandy from Grease hair, this is not her finest hour.

Rex Features Allison Janney, what were you thinking? I, Tonya star Allison Janney should be looking a million dollar for the BAFTAs, thanks to being a nominee. But no, she hasn’t quite cut it with this strange ensemble. We have so many questions: Did they run out of fabric for the front? Why are the arms so terrible? Did she want to wear this?

Rex Features Our eyes are hurting

Rex Features Tatiana Korsakova attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall

This dress looks like Tatiana Korsakova couldn’t decide what to wear so she raided her Christmas wrapping paper collection and whipped up a whole new look.

Way too much.

PA:Press Association Ruth Wilson looked like she was off to a job interview Actress Ruth Wilson wanted to be suited and booted – showing off that women can wear suits on the red carpet just like any man can. And while we give her an A for effort, this look is too severe; she looks like she’s off to an interview right after attending a funeral.

Rex Features AJ Odudu went sheer and daring

When you’re hanging out with royalty, it’s a night for pure class and AJ Odudo didn’t get the message.

This dress is more suited for a night out in a club than a regal red carpet affair.

PA:Press Association Jackie St Clair should have left her jacket at home

Rex Features Hayley Squires played it safe

There’s nothing wrong with Hayley Squires’ dress, but it doesn’t excite.

The girl needs her moment to shine, and a boring plain dress isn’t going to do it.

Rex Features Lucy Cohen’s dress is a bit too Morticia Addams

PA:Press Association Florence Pugh in an unflattering navy dress

PA:Press Association Leslie Bibb and Sam Rockwell attend the BAFTAs

Rex Features Hugh Grant’s girlfriend chose chunky boots for the swish red carpet

The 2018 BAFTAs saw some of the biggest names in showbiz wearing black to make a stand against sexual harassment, but some just didn’t want to play ball.

PA:Press Association Hofit Golan broke the rules

While Hofit Golan’s dress is delightful, it did break the all-black rule for this year’s attendees.

Kate Middleton also broke the all-black dress code, but unlike Hofit, she had a reason.

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