Bethann Hardison’s “Invisible Beauty” Is Out, SJP To Host The ’23 CFDA Awards, And more news you missed

Bethann Hardison’s “Invisible Beauty” Doc Launches
On September 15th, Bethann Hardison, an industry pioneer, premiered her new documentary, ‘Invisible Beauty.’ The documentary delves into her life and illustrious career, tracing her journey from a Brooklyn upbringing to her career boom in the 70s, including her pivotal role at the 1973 Battle of Versailles fashion show, and continuing through to the present day. Hardison is celebrated for her activism as the first Black woman to own a racially diverse modeling agency and she fearlessly called out fashion brands worldwide for their lack of diversity in their shows. Eventually, her remarkable contributions to the fashion world were acknowledged with numerous accolades, notably the 2014 Council of Fashion Designers of America Founders Award. You can buy tickects to watch the movie if you are based in New York here.

Sarah Jessica Parker To Host The ‘23 CFDA Awards
Sarah Jessica Parker, also known as SJP, is set to host the 2023 CFDA Fashion Awards, presented by Amazon Fashion. This prestigious event is scheduled for November 6th at the American Museum of Natural History. Sarah Jessica Parker herself was the recipient of the Fashion Icon award at the 2004 CFDA Fashion Awards, lauded for her quintessential New York style. Beyond her role as a fashion icon, SJP is a multi-talented entrepreneur. She established the SJP Collection footwear brand in 2014, ventured into the beauty industry with SJP Beauty, and operates a flagship footwear boutique located at 385 Bleecker Street in the heart of New York City. Furthermore, she’s a frequent attendee at the Met Gala and has left her indelible mark on the fashion world through her roles in iconic fashion-focused TV shows such as “Sex and the City” and “And Just Like That.” Thom Browne, Chairman of the CFDA said, “Sarah Jessica represents the best of what American fashion is…Smart…fiercely individual…not afraid to have fun…It is an honor to have her host the 2023 CFDA Awards.” [WWD]

Valentino Garavani Will Take Home The Outstanding Achievement Prize at The Fashion Awards
Renowned designer Valentino Garavani is set to receive the Outstanding Achievement prize at The Fashion Awards, scheduled for December 4th at London’s Royal Albert Hall. This prestigious event, organized by the British Fashion Council, doubles as a fundraiser to support students and emerging designers.When discussing Garavani, the British Fashion Council commented, “His extraordinary designs, dedication to craftsmanship, ubiquitous branding and business acumen have left an indelible mark on the fashion world and cemented him as a legend of haute couture.” According to the BFC, the Outstanding Achievement Award celebrates an individual’s creative contributions to the fashion industry, recognizing those who have consistently reshaped the fashion landscape through innovation and creativity. Previous recipients of this esteemed accolade include Yvon Chouinard of Patagonia, Giorgio Armani, Miuccia Prada, Ralph Lauren, Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Wintour, and Manolo Blahnik, among others. [WWD]

Luigi & Iango Unveiled Exhibition
Luigi & Iango, the celebrated photographic duo, have unveiled their inaugural exhibition at Milan’s Palazzo Reale in Italy. This captivating exhibit, which runs until November 26th, showcases an impressive collection of over 100 art prints, both unreleased and published works, as well as archival materials and videos. Portraiture takes center stage as one of the duo’s signature elements, featuring iconic images not only of Madonna but also of models like Naomi Campbell, Adut Akech, Vittoria Ceretti, Precious Lee, Elisabetta Dessy, and more. Luigi & Iango have also teamed up with Phaidon to produce a book inspired by the images featured in this remarkable exhibition, offering a lasting memento of their extraordinary body of work. [Muse]

Courrèges Cracks Through the Archival Noise with Futuristic Modernity
Read our Courrèges review here with images by Elodie Chapuis for .

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