The Bold Scoop #3 :: May 16-22

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Helmut Newton: Pages from the Glossies exhibit closes its doors on May 22 at the Museum of Photography in Berlin. This is your last chance to see some of his iconic fashion editorials, shot between 1956 and 1998, in exhibition form. The show includes more than 230 enlarged magazine pages (nearly 500 individual images) displayed with the original headlines, page numbers, commentary, and captions. In addition, the exhibition is accompanied by Greg Gorman's Color Works... 25 color portraits of prominent musicians, visual artists, and actors, mostly hailing from the US, including David Bowie, Grace Jones, Andy Warhol, and Julianne Moore.

Helmut Newton was known as the "King of Kink" thanks to his porno-chic style which walked the fine line between provocative and ahead of its time... and made him a mainstay in both Vogue and Playboy. He loved the female form (having shot only one male nude in his career) and is famous for saying that he has only been afraid of one woman in his life... Margaret Thatcher, who disliked the portrait he shot of her (though it's still hanging in the National Portrait Gallery in London).

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Click here to plan your visit to the exhibit.

Not in Berlin? Pick up a softcover reprint of the 1998 book Pages from the Glossies which includes all of Newton's editorials showcased at the exhibition. For more on Greg Gorman... check out his gorgeous book Perspectives which includes delicate black & white portraits of 158 big-name celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Antonio Banderas, Sophia Loren and John Travolta.

Given that the British Vogue is celebrating its centenary year it's not surprising that this year's Vogue Festival is set to be the "largest gathering of fashion talent ever seen in London." This 2-day event, taking place May 21 and 22, is sponsored by Harrods and will include roundtables, workshops and masterclasses with some of the biggest stars of the fashion industry. This is the 5th year of the festival and this year's extravaganza will take place in a specially themed Vogue World venue on the East Albert Lawn in Kensington Gardens and at the Royal Geographic Society, located directly opposite.
Confirmed speakers include Derek Blasberg, Alexa Chung, Grace Coddington, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, Christopher Kane, Kim Kardashian West, Isabel Marant, Suzy Menkes, Alessandro Michele, Charlotte Tilbury, Jenny Packham, Lauren Santo Domingo, and many more. In addition to talks, this year's schedule also includes super tutorials by some of the industry’s most successful hair stylists and make-up artists, including Hannah Martin, Sam McKnight, and George Northwood.

The British Vogue has the largest circulation (195,010 as of Dec 2015) of any other UK fashion magazine and more than double the readership. The average reader is 35 years old with 93% owning designer fashion items and 94% buying premium beauty. The British version of the magazine has the 4th largest readership among all the editions and is surpassed only by the US, German and French versions. Each issue of the magazine takes on average 2 hours to read and is picked up about 5 times total.

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Tickets to all talks, masterclasses and super tutorials include access to other activities taking place, including T-shirt customization, book signings, styling sessions, the on-site Vogue Cafe and the Vogue Shop, packed with exclusive, limited-edition merchandise (including a limited edition festival T-shirt designed by Harrods). Check out our pick of the Vogue goodies that will be available on the day.

Keep reading to get the scoop on which festival events to attend...

Saturday, May 21
10 - 11 am A World Of Fashion, A Life In Vogue | £60 - book here
Creative director and fashion legend Grace Coddington talks to her friend, colleague and one-time assistant, Vogue's Lucinda Chambers, about the shoots, the stars and the occasional slip-up in their remarkable careers that shaped the face of fashion. The ginger-haired Coddington who went from Creative Director of Vogue (US) to Creative Director-at-Large back in January has most recently partnered with Tiffany & Co. to style their fall/winter ad campaign featuring young celebrity talent and the jeweler's most iconic pieces.

3 - 3.45 pm Vetements: A Brave New World | £40 - book here
One of the currently most talked-about names of the fashion industry, French design collective Vetements is posing a radical challenge to the fashion world. Its visionary CEO Guram Gvasalia tells Vogue's international fashion editor Suzy Menkes why he believes that the fashion world's operating model is defunct - and how he intends to reboot it. For a "Vetements for dummies" explanation of the brand, read this Highsnobiety piece.

3.30 - 4.30 pm Alexa Chung's Style Clinic | £60 - book here
Vogue contributing editor Alexa Chung, Vanity Fair editor and bestselling author Derek Blasberg and Lauren Santo Domingo, fashion entrepreneur and co-founder of Moda Operandi, answer your style and lifestyle questions and share observations on the way we live and dress now. To see Alexa investigate the fashion world from inside out watch Future of Fashion series one.

5.15 - 6.15 pm The Allure Of Paris Cool | £60 - book here
Isabel Marant's instantly recognisable, bohemian aesthetic has gone from cult Parisian brand to international success story and a staple of every UK boutique. She is joined by Caroline de Maigret, model and author of How to be Parisian: Wherever You Are, to discuss with Vogue contributing editor Lisa Armstrong how to get that elusive, effortlessly chic French style.

Sunday, May 22
12 - 1 pm A Career In Fashion? Where To Start | £60 - book here
Invaluable personal advice from figures at the top of their game - Vogue fashion editor Kate Phelan, designer Mary Katrantzou, talent scout Lulu Kennedy, Vogue model expert Rosie Vogel-Eades and Harrods head of accessories Simon Longland discuss how to get your foot on the ladder with Vogue contributing editor Calgary Avansino. Ask the questions that could kick-start your career.

2 - 3 pm Dolce & Gabbana's Italian Journey | £60 - book here
Outspoken designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have built a fashion empire based on a traditional Italian aesthetic. They talk to Alexandra Shulman, Vogue editor-in-chief, about how their new couture line Alta Moda has helped them adapt to the fast changing industry, their plans for the future and how they are working with the different demands of a truly global clientele.

4 - 5 pm Fashion's Big Debate: Being A Designer Now | £60 - book here
As fashion moves ever faster, and competition among fashion houses gets ever fiercer, Alexandra Shulman, Vogue editor-in-chief, talks to designers Christopher Kane, the Duchess of Cambridge's favourite Jenny Packham and Roberto Cavalli's Peter Dundas about the demands, pressures and rewards of their role in today's world.

4.45 - 5.30 pm How To Shop Smart | £40 - book here
This lively discussion will give an insight into how the panel of Vogue fashion editors, Sarah Harris, Nura Khan and Francesca Burns, alongside Vogue contributing editor and model Laura Bailey and Sabrina Cannon, head of personal shopping at Harrods, curate their own wardrobes with savvy style tips and tricks. When it comes to purchasing power, these experts have all the answers.

See the full schedule here.

From the creators of the McKittrick Hotel and Sleep No More comes a Saturday night event series Supercinema, which promises to immerse you in some of the most iconic big screen creations and let you party the night away as a hero or heroine of the film. This edition of the series celebrates the decadent and lavish world of The Great Gatsby. Experience the classic like never before by purchasing a ticket for the May 21 event and enjoying a night of dancing, live performances and a little role-play.

Mad Money host Jim Cramer has a group of 13 stocks he calls “The Great Gatsby Index,” which track the spending of rich people. The group includes Ralph Lauren, Lululemon, Whole Foods, Tiffany, Starbucks and other companies devoted to making and selling things to the very wealthy, or at least people who want to feel like they're wealthy.

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Guests get the chance to pick their role and can purchase a ticket to be any one of the following... Jay Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan, Tom Buchanan, Nick Carraway, Jordan Baker, Myrtle Wilson and George Wilson. Those not looking to be that specific can come in vintage swimwear, all black or as flappers and gangsters. Click here to book your ticket. Need style inspiration? Rewatch the movie and take a look at our Shopping List for some Great Gatsby inspired pieces.

For something a little more special, book reserved seating in the grand ballroom or combine your visit with the interactive Sleep No More which is loosely based on Macbeth (book the combo here). Not familiar with Sleep No More? Read this review.

Billboard Music Awards will air on Sunday, May 22 with a stellar list of performances by the likes of RihannaAriana GrandeMeghan TrainorPinkJustin BeiberCeline Dion, and Britney SpearsUnlike other awards, such as the Grammys, which determine nominations as a result of votes received by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on US year-end chart performance according to Nielsen data for sales, number of downloads and total airplay.
This year's show will be hosted by Ciara and Ludacris and will air live from the TMobile Arena in Las Vegas. The Canadian hitmaker, The Weeknd leads the nominations with 19 in 16 categories. Other notable finalists are Justin Beiber with 12 nominations as well as Taylor Swift and Adele who have 8 nominations each.

If you feel like every time you turn on the TV there's an awards show on, you're not far off... there are enough to fill 35 weeks of the year in fact. Country music has the biggest roster in the music business, hosting Academy of Country Music Awards (51 years old), the CMA Awards (47 years old), the American Country Countdown Awards (2 years old), and the CMT Music Awards (15 years old). They also benefit from broader events with country categories such as the Grammys and ABC's American Music Awards. Old stalwarts like the Emmys, Grammys, Golden Globes, and Oscars draw the biggest audiences (2016 Oscars had 34 million viewers) but even the more obscure awards shows such as the iHeartRadio Music Awards can still draw close to 2.5 million viewers.

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The Queen of Pop, Madonna will appear in tribute to the legendary Prince with a performance that is likely to be the highlight of the BBMAs. Meanwhile, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are confirmed to deliver their duet Go Ahead And Break My Heart, a song they wrote and perform on Shelton's 10th and most recent album... given their performance on the Voice we expect on-stage magic. Another showing we are looking forward to (for all the wrong reasons) is Kesha's "statement piece" meant to highlight her ongoing battle with Dr. Luke. We say awkward all around.

The show will air live at 8 pm EST on ABC with E! covering the red carpet beforehand.

👙 Fashion Week Australia is taking place May 15-20 in Sydney and is the first fashion week in the world to exclusively show resort season collections. The likes of Oscar de la Renta and Cynthia Rowley are on the schedule with Bella Hadid also set to appear for the Misha Collection.

🏇 The 2nd leg in the race for the Triple Crown is Preakness Stakes taking place on May 21Nyquist, the winner of the Kentucky Derby, is the favorite to take the prize at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD. Watch the main race at 6:18 pm EST.

🎾 The WTA tour makes its way into the French capital on May 22 for 15 days of nail-biting tennis. Can Federer overcome his injuries? Will Djokovic win his first ever French Open title? Can Serena get her head back in the game? Only time will tell...

Cannes Film Festival :: The 69th edition of the festival is in full swing (we Scooped it for you last week)... Blake Lively, who is pregnant with her 2nd child, has been the highlight wearing a multitude of old Hollywood reminiscent pieces. For others notable fashion appearances see below.

Blake Lively/Atelier Versace

Blake Lively/Atelier Versace

Blake Lively

Anna Kendrick

Amal Clooney/Atelier Versace

Kirsten Dunst/Gucci

Bella Hadid/Roberto Cavalli

Blake Lively

Jessica Chastain
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