Madonnas's daughter Lourdes lords catwalk at fashion lines birthday

Material Girl: Madonna's daughter Lourdes lords it over the catwalk for fashion line's first birthday
By Tom Leonard

There's no mistaking where she gets her fashion sense from – even if a mini dress, high heels and flaming red lipstick are not every mother’s idea of what their 14-year-old should wear.

But then Lourdes Leon is no ordinary teenager and Madonna is certainly no ordinary mother.

The singer was happy to let her daughter take the spotlight and the hosting duties as they celebrated the first birthday of their Material Girl clothing line at Macy’s department store in New York.
Material Girl: Lourdes looked every inch her mother's daughter as she hosted the celebration of the first anniversary for the Material Girl clothing line

Looking far older than her years – and remarkably like her mother – Lourdes, nicknamed Lola, attended the party and fashion show
with Kelly Osbourne, daughter of rocker Ozzy Osbourne.

She took over as the label’s ‘muse’ after Gossip Girl actress Taylor Momsen was sacked for comparing its style to that of a ‘highclass hooker’.
Material Chic: Kelly Osbourne wore a chic biker girl ensemble to the one year anniversary celebration of Material Girl range last night in New York City
Privileged: Kelly and Lourdes are lucky they have had the help of Madonna to launch Material Girl

Lourdes, 14, was dressed in a yellow and white mini dress with red lipstick and her long, black hair hanging loose.

While Kelly was wearing a fitted black miniskirt that accentuated her curves, a black and white printed blouse, a leather jacket and black platform pumps

The pair walked a flirty pink runway with Lourdes in front of a crowd of admirers fans.
Models in the making: The girls appeared to have fun on the catwalk, clutching each other for courage
Catwalk queens: Kelly and Lourdes held hands as they walked a pink runway
Flirty: Kelly and Lourdes struck cheeky poses before taking their seats

The party, held at a Macy's department store in New York City, included a runway show and an appearance by the Material mum herself.

Although Madonna, 53, left the hosting duties to Kelly and Lourdes.
Youthful: A professional model shows off some of the line's fun and flirty designs

Kelly was featured in a series of glossy ads shot in Manhattan's East Village neighbourhood.

In a joint interview with co-designer Lourdes several months ago, Kelly confidently talked up the range pointing out their favourites.

'The military jacket. I love that and I put it with a bunch of badges on it to make it my own, too.
Mini adult: Loudes looked older than her teenage years with high heels, red lipstick and sophisticated grace
Showbiz offspring: Kelly and Lourdes catapulted to fame thanks to their famous parents

'When it comes to clothes for warmer weather, it’s shorts for spring that are all the rage for the girls. “I’m like obsessed with them,” said Lourdes.

While Osbourne pointed out the accessories. 'The shoes - there’s a pair of nude heels that I’m really obsessed with.

'There’s so much stuff in it that’s so me and what I wear. There’s a leopard dress that I get to wear next that I’m excited about. I love prints,' she told People Magazine.

The pair also mentioned the affordability of the brand.

'There’s not many other companies besides Material Girl that do clothes at an affordable price that are high fashion and [are] what people see in the magazines and can emulate themselves without having to go and spend $1000 on a dress, she said.

Kelly has also admitted to taking 'so much of my style from Madonna in the Eighties'.

But will have to be very careful about what she says as the clothes and the ad campaigns are aimed at teenagers
Me and my mum: Lourdes was joined by Madonna at the launch

Sheer brilliance Alberta Ferretti wins Milan

Sheer brilliance: Alberta Ferretti wins over Milan - but daring see-through frocks are strictly for the bravest fashionistas
By Tamara Abraham

Alberta Ferretti's spring/summer collection left little to the imagination when it was shown at Milan fashion Week this afternoon.

The Italian designer, like so many other labels over the past two weeks, referenced Twenties silhouettes and Art Deco motifs.

But unlike Gucci, which showed earlier in the day, Mrs Ferretti's collection of diaphanous calf and ankle-length dresses came in a rainbow of vibrant hues.
Transparent trend: Alberta Ferretti's diaphanous calf and ankle-length dresses came in rainbow hues

Delicate crochet knits also made a statement, as did trailing fringed bags and earrings that worked well against a counter-theme of graphic jungle prints.

And it was Italy's answer to the A-list that were on hand to applaud the 61-year-old when she stepped out to take her bow after the show.

Former models Marpessa Hennink and Valeria Mazza sat side-by-side in the front row, while Italian singer Biagio Antonacci sat catwalk-side a few seats along.
The bold and the beautiful: Delicate crochet knits also made a statement, as did trailing fringed bags and earrings that worked well against a counter-theme of graphic jungle prints

He admitted to WWD: 'I do feel it’s not my world here, but Alberta invited me and it’s womenswear, so it’s fun.'

Of course there were star names both on and off the runway at Mrs Ferretti's Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti show, which took place at New York Fashion Week last Thursday.

Andie MacDowell's daughter Sarah Margaret Qualley, 16, walked the catwalk in front of guests that included Emma Roberts, Amanda Hearst and Patricia Clarkson.

Prior to the show, the Alberta Ferretti team had expressed their excitement at having such a famous model on the company Facebook page.
Jazz Age chic: The Italian designer referenced Twenties silhouettes and Art Deco motifs
Lady of the hour: The crowd applauds Alberta Ferretti following her
Milan Fashion Week show

They wrote: 'We are really excited to announce that Ms Sarah Margaret Qualley, Andie MacDowell’s daughter, will debut her model career today September the 14th at Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti fashion show in New York... We wish her good luck!'

Mrs Ferretti's show followed that of Gucci on the first day of Milan Fashion Week.

Among the 73 labels due to take part are Giorgio Armani, Missoni and Roberto Cavalli, with Prada and D&G due to preview their spring/summer 2012 collections tomorrow.

London Fashion Week Topshop Naomi Campbell, Anna Wintour, Nicola Roberts

A taste of Egypt for Philip Green's VIPs as Naomi Campbell, Anna Wintour and Nicola Roberts sit front row at Topshop Unique
By Deborah Arthurs

Topshop Unique invited fashion's elite to the disused Eurostar building in London's Waterloo this afternoon as they unveiled their collection for spring/summer 2012.

Crowds poured into the spectacular venue via an escalator, taking their seats along the length of the old platform, the redundant railway tracks and wall of windows to either side of the runway adding spectacular drama to the show space.

Guests of honour Naomi Campbell, U.S. Vogue editor Anna Wintour, singer Nicola Roberts and Kelis, stylist Olivia Palermo and, of course, Topshop owner Philip Green and his clan - daughter Chloe and wife Tina - entered via their own exclusive door to take their place on the front row.
Guests of honour: UK vogue editor Alexandra Shulman, Philip Green, Naomi Campbell, Chloe Green and mother Tina Green at the Topshop Unique show
Green's girls: From left, singer Kelis; Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts; Pixie Geldof
VIPs: Left, U.S. editor Anna Wintour, and right, Bip Ling and a friend take in the show

The collection - with creative director Karen Bonser at the helm - bubbled over with lavish Egyptian references - gold headpieces that glinted in the light, chunky link belts and breastplates.

Prints were graphic, colours were bold and tropical hot pinks and turquoise, or earthy, rich hues of copper and rust. A unifying theme was provided by metallic flourishes ran through the entire collection - in geometric motifs, shimmering embellishment or fluid garments.

Notable by her absence on the front row was model and erstwhile celebrity designer for the Topshop, Kate Moss, whose contract with the brand came to an end last year and who last month was announced to be the new face of High Street rival Mango.

Despite recent speculation that another deal with Topshop could be in the offing, her no show was a sign that, for now, Moss's loyalties lie with her new bosses.
Egyptian influence: Flashes of gold and glinting headdresses ran through the collection
Luxe: The Cleopatra-inspired collection featured gold breastplates, belts and
detailing on the shoes
Finale: The models parade the collection at the end of the Unique show

Dame Helen Mirren dazzles looking effortlessly elegant - The Debt premiere

You have nothing to worry about! Dame Helen Mirren dazzles looking effortlessly elegant at The Debt premiere
By Sarah Fitzmaurice

She said her famous bikini shot will haunt her for life because she can never live up to it, but she did a good job as she took to the red carpet this evening.

Dame Helen Mirren looked fantastic in a satin crimson ensemble as she arrived at the premiere of her new film The Debt.

The actress, 66, showed off her trim figure in the midi skirt and jacket outfit which boasted a rouched nipped-in waist and oversized lapels.
Shining star: Helen Mirren looked effortlessly elegant as she took to the red carpet at the premiere of her new film The Debt tonight
Lady in red: The actress, 66, showed off her trim figure in the midi skirt and jacket outfit which boasted a rouched nipped in waist and oversized lapels

Dame Helen added extra glamour with stunning diamond and ruby drop earrings and a matching necklace which provided the perfect complement to her elegant outfit.

The U.K. premiere of the drama-thriller was held at The Curzon Mayfair and her younger co-stars failed to steal the spotlight from the veteran actress.
Shining bright: Helen posed with her co-star Jessica Chastain, who despite her best attempts in her gorgeous gold-leaf inspired dress, failed to outshine the veteran actress
Cast: Marton Csokas, Tom Wilkinson, Helen Mirren, Jessica Chastain and Jesper Christensen posed before the screening at The Curzon Mayfair

Nevertheless there was plenty of glamour to be seen and Jessica Chastain dazzled in an abstract gold leaf dress.

While Mirren plays the lead role of Rachel Singer, a former Mossad agent in the 1990s, while Jessica takes on the character in the 1960s.

The cast also includes Tom Wilkinson, Ciaran Hinds, Marton Csokas and Jesper Christensen in the film which is set in the cold-war era where Helen's character is hunting a Nazi war criminal.

Colin and his wife Livia attended the premiere with Livia donning a simple black dress with a wide obi leather waistbelt while Colin posed up with Helen inside the screening.
Support: Colin and his wife Livia attended the premiere with Livia donning a simple black dress with wide obi leather waistbelt while Colin posed up with Helen inside the screening
Happy fan: The actress pleased many eager fans and posed for pictures at the screening

Speaking about the role Dame Helen recently told On The Red Carpet: 'I think the fact that it was a proactive role for a woman my age. Really proactive roles are comparatively rare for me.'

The actress went on to admit that she thinks she has been very fortunate in her career during recent years.

She said: 'I've been very lucky, I got to do Red and the Tolstoy film and this and all of those roles have been very proactive, but all very different from each other. That was a good couple of years for me.'
In action: Mirren plays the lead role of Rachel Singer a former Mossad agent in the 1990s

Earlier today at the press screening ahead of the premiere Mirren made the shocking revelation that the famous shot of her in a bikini, taken three years ago will haunt her for life.

The actress was snapped by a photographer on a beach in Italy on holiday and the pictures quickly cemented her reputation as a sex symbol.

The actress explained: 'I think the thing that will haunt me for the rest of my life is that bloody photograph of myself in a bikini.

'In and of itself, it is a lie because I don't actually look like that and I know that that is going to haunt me forever and I'll be forever trying to bury it unsuccessfully.'

Pamela Anderson Vivienne Westwood meat market

Vivienne Westwood holds avant-garde fashion show in meat market... Wonder what vegan Pamela Anderson made of that?
By Deborah Arthurs

She's a staunch vegan spokesperson for PETA. But, last night, Pamela Anderson managed to push any qualms aside as she tiptoed through Smithfield's Meat market last night to take her place on the front row at Dame Vivienne Westwood's catwalk show.

Joining her for the bi-annual extravaganza at the east London venue were stars Sadie Frost - also a non-meat eater - model Erin O'Connor, society girl Victoria Hervey and singers Kelis and Paloma Faith, who sat on tiers of bright red seating that cut a dramatic line through the grey expanse of the cavernous concrete halls.

It was all business as usual for Dame Vivienne though, who is no stranger to controversy, always putting on a show that celebrates the avant-garde.
Controversial: Vegan Pamela attracted criticism from animal rights groups when she modelled for Westwood in 2009. Although Vivienne stopped using fur, critics said Pamela should not support a brand that uses leather
Star guests: Sadie Frost, model and BFC spokesperson Erin O'Connor and singer Paloma Faith, wearing a Vivienne Westwood skirt
Nancy Dell'Olio attended the show, as did artist Tracey Emin, who is frequently
pictured in Westwood designs

The collection was a mix of the designer's trademark show-stopping structured dresses, cut skilfully to enhance and flatter the female form, and the grunge look that provides the contrasting side to the coin for Westwood's customers.

Backcombed bird's nest hair was created by Malcolm Edwards' team, who teased and sprayed bouffants, spraying them to take on a grey tone, while make up was by Alex Box, who conjured up a Midsummer Night's Dream feel with dramatic eyes in aqua tones of blue and green, silver and red.
High praise: Vivienne Westwood receives her applause at the finale of her
catwalk show last night

The show was well-received, with some saying it was her best - and the one that most easily translates from catwalk to customer - they'd seen in years.

'My customers are the best ambassadors for my clothes,' Dame Westwood said of the show.

'When people discover them, they seem to have an edge.

Of course, her love for the everyday Westwood customer does not preclude an appreciation for the more elite brand ambassadors.

''Honestly, I'm very proud of my customers, but I do love to dress the supermodels,' Dame Vivienne admits.

'Glamour has a sense of archetype and I adore those archetypal beauties.

Fashion is alive when it is being worn and talked about.'
Drama: Vivienne Westwood's collection contained her trademark structured dresses that emphasise and flatter the female form
Avant-garde: Vivienne Westwood pushes the boundaries with her collections - but this year's offering was more wearable then previous years, say fashion commentators
Vivienne's blue period: Part of the collection was made up of a simple palette
of blues and greys