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Revealing Miley Cyrus’ Collection with Converse

“No age, no gender, no sex — I wanted everyone to feel included.”

When it comes to her debut collection, Converse x Miley Cyrus, this is exactly how Miley Cyrus says she wants her fans to feel. A true reflection of her personal style and influences, Miley tapped into her persona as a performer as well as her eclectic day-to-day style to create a full lifestyle collection.

As a woman who has always been open to all possibilities, Miley partnered with Converse to reflect that feeling of self-empowerment.

“Converse has no boundaries. It’s outspoken. I’ve always identified with Converse because the brand appeals to and represents so many different cultures and walks of life. And they’re accessible,” she says of her reason for teaming up with the brand. The collection’s look book features images that capture the energetic, bold and inclusive nature of Miley and some of her biggest fans (representing across gender, orientation and background) shot by legendary fashion photographer Ellen Von Unwerth.

“I definitely had my fans in mind and in my heart when I was creating,” she says. “I put what they love about me and what I love about them into the design.” Whether sparkling with the Chuck Taylor All Star Glitter or looking to channel Miley’s performance and country roots in the Bandana, individuals can piece together looks for any mood or style.

Converse x Miley Cyrus will be available May 2 on converse.com and at select retailers.

Drake Collabs with Clarks on the Wallabee

The suede classic gets the Champagne Papi treatment.

The humble Clarks Wallabee gets a tough rap sometimes. The suede moccasin-style shoe is, sadly, less well-known than the brand’s legendary desert boot, even though it’s got significant fashion and cultural pedigree. No less than the Wu-Tang Clan rocked ’em! Or, a little closer to home, Awake NY designer Angelo Baque waxed poetic about his Wallabees to GQ Style. He grew up seeing older, cooler West Indian kids wearing them in Queens. Now Baque wears them regularly, but recognizes they might not have caught on yet with the younger hypebeast set: “When I bring younger kids to my office, they trip out that I got Wallabees—in a good way…I don’t think their age group is really checking for Wallabees right now.”

Clarks is setting out to change that with its latest collaboration—and when you want the kids to follow, there’s no one better to turn to than Drake. The pair have taken on the Clarks desert boot before, but this is OVO’s first swing at the Wallabee. The new OVO edition hews closely to the iconic original, mostly standing out via subtle upgrades and OVO branding. The shoes come in four colorways: a soft grayish blue, beige, black, and a bright burnt orange. Because Champagne Papi is a man of refined tastes, they’re all crafted from Italian suede, and all get leather trim. The shoes’ uppers are stamped with tiny OVO logos, and a fringed tag featuring Drake’s golden owl is attached to the laces. Of course, the tag is removable—but if you’re shelling out for OVO Clarks, you won’t likely be inclined to remove it.

It’s fair to say that if Drake can’t get the kids into Wallabees, no one can. And, sure, that’s a long shot—but if it doesn’t work out, the old heads will have the comfortable, affordable, classic shoe to ourselves. We can dare to dream.

Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Lingerie Collection: Get A First Look

Today is national lingerie day and, leave it to Fenty genius designer, Rihanna, to celebrate in the best way possible. The singer-turned-fashion-maven has given the world the gift of a sneak peek of her coming lingerie collection, Savage x Fenty, which she announced last week. In an image that the star posted on Instagram, Rihanna lounges in front of a black backdrop wearing what looks to be a red and white bodysuit made of cut-out lace. Looking up at the camera, with a Savage x Fenty logo at the forefront of the image, this is most definitely the first official ad for the collection—and we can’t get enough.

Though Rihanna might very well we wearing the bodysuit with nothing else (her bottom half is cut out of frame), we can just as easily see the star donning this piece with everything from a cocktail-ready skirt to slouchy, distressed boyfriend jeans. Which means: we will be too, of course!

Rihanna has made statements about her main line, designing for women of all shapes and sizes. Her new lingerie line has many hyped about size inclusivity, though some are not satisfied enough. If her landing page is any indication, Savage will reportedly be carrying up to a cup size 44DD. While many lingerie brands stop sizing up past a 38, this is big news. That said, many fuller-breasted women are hoping that the star chooses to include cups that are larger than a DD. We shall see.

With this Instagram, the brand also now has a website: SavageX.com, though nothing but a countdown (16 days and change!) can be viewed. Here’s hoping Rihanna continues dropping breadcrumbs until the launch on May 11 but, until then, we’ll be dreaming of the countless outfits we can create around this singular bodysuit. Thanks, Rihanna!

 

Louis Vuitton Reveals New Colorways of Its Technical VNR Sneaker

Coming with a knitted upper and reflective outsole.

Written By | Jack Stanley

First revealed last year, the Louis Vuitton VNR sneaker (Vuitton New Runner) has been reworked with four new colorways from the label. The sneakers come in white, dark grey, navy blue or all-black uppers, all of which feature contrasting details on the midsole.

The runner has a functional and technical aesthetic, with a knitted upper sitting on top of a shiny-effect rubber outsole. Other features include Louis Vuitton branding on the tongue and heel. The latest colorways of the VNR sneaker are available now for $1170 USD via the Louis Vuitton web store.

In other technical footwear news, take a look at adidas’ new ATRIC collection.

‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’ Finale Recap: A Perfect Boy

Written By | Sewell Chan

Season 2, Episode 9: ‘Alone’

It turns out that “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” this gorgeous mess of a television series, was neither about an assassination nor, really, about Versace, the fashion designer who was shot to death on the front steps of his Miami Beach mansion in 1997.

It would have been more accurately called “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Andrew Cunanan,” Versace’s killer, whose spectacular orgy of violence briefly dominated headlines around the world at the close of the American century.

Over the eight previous episodes, starting with Versace’s killing, the series drew us back in time, through Cunanan’s killings of four other people; his career as a drug addict and escort; his resentment of the fame and accomplishment of other gay men; his odd childhood; his troubled relationship with his doting but oppressive and mendacious father; and — in the closest thing to a “Rosebud” moment — an imagined encounter between Cunanan and Versace years before the murders.

The finale is a riveting hour of television, filled with anguish and revelation as Cunanan, played by Darren Criss, relives his crime spree through television and radio reports that fill the Miami Beach houseboat where he is hiding out — appropriately blown-up to larger-than-life proportions on a home theater projector, no less. But, like much of what preceded it, the episode is a muddle, never quite settling on a coherent thesis or a sustained argument.

That’s a pity, because the series writer — the novelist Tom Rob Smith, who also wrote the chilling British mini-series “London Spy” — has consistently given the characters flashes of brilliance and insight.

No moment manifests those qualities more than a monologue by Ronnie, a gay drifter whom Cunanan befriended as he was hiding out from the law during the two months before he killed Versace. Ronnie recognizes Versace’s significance. “We all imagined what it would be like to be so rich and so powerful that it doesn’t matter that you’re gay,” he says during a police interrogation.

But he is also angered that the authorities were slow to alert the gay community and to solicit its help in the manhunt — until, as Ronnie notes, one of the victims was famous. “You’re so used to us lurking in the shadows and, you know, most of us, we oblige,” he says. “People like me, we just drift away. We get sick? Nobody cares.”

“But Andrew was vain,” he continues, as a flicker of something almost like pride, or at least defiance, lights his eyes. “He wanted you to know about his pain, he wanted you to hear, he wanted you to know about being born a lie. Andrew is not hiding. He’s trying to be seen.”

Maybe. But at that moment Cunanan is, in fact, hiding out on a house boat. If he had a message to communicate about his pain, he did not share it.

The series is loosely based on Maureen Orth’s gossipy book “Vulgar Favours,” but the dramatizations and embellishments are so extreme that the series appears more a flight of wishful fantasy than an act of journalistic reconstruction. Also extreme is the director Daniel Minahan’s insistence on making this finale a retrospective of horrors.

Until now, the series was told in reverse chronological order. But the finale circles back to where it started, and it is bursting at the seams with tangential characters, visual cues and over-the-top emotions that leave a jumble of impressions instead of delivering a clear punch.

We pay a visit to Marilyn Miglin, a self-made cosmetics magnate who sells her wares on television and whose husband, Lee, a Chicago property developer, was the third of Cunanan’s five victims. She happens to be in Tampa, Fla., while the manhunt following Versace’s murder occurs. The local police urge her to return to Chicago for fear that Cunanan may be after her, but she refuses.

Her strength and resolve are admirable — and Judith Light turns in a magnificent performance — but we hardly learn anything that we didn’t know from Episode 3.

Similarly repetitive is a scene in which the father of David Madson, the Minneapolis architect whom Cunanan forced to flee home before he killed him, communicates his anguish in a TV interview. We knew from Episode 4 that the father and son were both pretty decent people.

The most strange and haunting moment of this finale comes when Cunanan, desperate and reduced to eating dog food, dials his father, Modesto, a disgraced former stockbroker who fled to his native Philippines after some shady financial deals. Andrew is sobbing, a man of 27 reduced to helplessness. “Dad, I’m in trouble,” he pleas. “I need help. I need you to come get me.” Modesto promises Andrew that he’ll drop everything and race to Miami to rescue him. “I will find you and I will hug you and I will hold you in my arms,” he says.

Of course he doesn’t. He’s a hustler.

The next morning, it’s clear to Andrew that Modesto isn’t coming. In fact, he hasn’t even tried to leave the Philippines. “My son is not and has never been a homosexual,” he tells television reporters as his son watches from Florida. He adds: “He was a perfect boy, the most special child I ever saw. The idea that he could be a killer makes me angry.”

Modesto tells the reporters that Andrew called him a night ago. Asked what they discussed, he replies: “The movie rights to his life story. I’m acting as the broker, calling Hollywood from here in Manila. Andrew was very particular about the title.”

The movie, he says, will be called “A Name to Be Remembered.”

It’s disturbing and nauseating, of course. But we already knew from Episode 8 that Modesto was a pretty despicable guy.

Then there’s a jarring shift to Milan, where Versace is honored with a ceremony akin to a state funeral. We are reminded — as we learned in Episode 2 — that his sister and de facto heir, Donatella, and his partner, Antonio D’Amico, have a frosty relationship. Antonio wants to move to one of Gianni’s properties, on Lake Como; Donatella says it’s up to the company’s board to decide. (Later, we are shown, Antonio is driven to such despair that he attempts suicide.)

Watching the live broadcast of the funeral, Cunanan kneels before the television and makes a sign of the cross: a shockingly sacrilegious moment, but hardly of great emotional power since Cunanan’s Catholicism hasn’t really been a theme at all. A scene with Cunanan’s friend Lizzie, whom we have barely heard from, is similarly lacking, as she begs him on television to turn himself in. Lizzie — a straight, older friend who asked Andrew to be the godfather to her children — has intrigued me throughout the series, but the underinvestment in her character makes her plea seem wooden.

The one time when Cunanan’s eyes suggest remorse comes when he sees his fragile mother being hounded by reporters outside her California home.

Otherwise, Cunanan’s victims flicker on the screen like Macbeth’s ghosts, and finally he is visited by one — himself, as a child of around 11. And then we have the final flashback, the “Rosebud” moment: a scene in which we return to the San Francisco opera house where, it is imagined, Versace and Cunanan met during a 1990 production of “Capriccio” that Versace designed.

Cunanan, at that point 21, tries to kiss Versace, but the designer turns away.

“It’s not because I don’t find you attractive,” Versace says. “I invited you here because you are a very interesting young man. I want you to be inspired by this, to be nourished by tonight. If we kissed, you may doubt it.”

Versace, in this telling, had some useful advice for Cunanan: Success isn’t about convincing people that you’re special. Success is about hard work. It is sad that Cunanan didn’t learn this from his deadbeat father, but it takes us nowhere in explaining the bloodthirst that followed.

Homophobia, mixed-race identity, sexual abuse, the lust for fame, the worship of celebrity — each of these themes has been brought forward and then discarded.

Like many a true-crime drama, this second season of “American Crime Story” was more interested in the journey than the destination. I get it. But in the end, like Cunanan himself, the show was a beautiful, glittery, violent, extravagant mess.

 

EXCLUSIVE: Emma Stone Hits California Desert in First Vuitton Campaign

The Oscar-winning actress posed for Craig McDean brandishing an array of high-end Capucines handbags.

Written By | Joelle Diderich

PARIS — For her first advertising campaign as brand ambassador for Louis Vuitton, Emma Stone hit the California desert in floaty dresses from designer Nicolas Ghesquière’s pre-fall 2018 collection for the French luxury brand.

But this was no hippy pastoral utopia: the Oscar-winning actress posed for Craig McDean brandishing an array of high-end Capucines handbags, including one version in ultraluxurious red alligator leather.

The house said the images, some featuring a rusty billboard-sized letter V in the background, embody “a heroine who is daring, confident and always on the move.”

The campaign, part of the brand’s Spirit of Travel series, will break in the May issue of Harper’s Bazaar U.K., scheduled for release on March 30, followed by the May, June and July issues of leading magazines worldwide.

“I am very happy and proud to be working with a house as passionate as Louis Vuitton, as well as with the unique style and creations of Nicolas Ghesquière,” Stone said in a statement.

In one image, the “La La Land” star wears a dress in the same paisley pattern as the one she donned to attend Vuitton’s fall show in Paris, held in a spectacular courtyard at the Louvre museum, where she was flanked by Justin Theroux, her costar in the TV series “Maniac,” and her fellow Vuitton campaign faces Michelle Williams, Jennifer Connelly and Jaden Smith.

Vuitton’s star-studded front row trumped all other brands in a Paris season traditionally low on celebrities, since it coincides with the Oscars ceremony. The brand has pushed on with a strategy hinged on major celebrities, even as other brands increasingly rely on influencers and digital campaigns.

Ghesquière had long wanted Stone on board, but the actress has been cautious about her partnerships. The designer, the actress and her stylist Petra Flannery have collaborated on her recent red-carpet outfits, including the satiny pantsuit that she wore to the Oscars.

For the Golden Globes, Ghesquière opted for a more traditionally feminine design: a custom one-shouldered lace gown, in keeping with the evening’s all-black dress code, respected by actresses supporting the Time’s Up movement against sexual harassment.

McDean succeeds Patrick Demarchelier, who shot the Spirit of Travel campaigns in recent years.

For the main fashion campaign, Ghesquière has typically tapped three photographers: Bruce Weber, Annie Leibovitz and Juergen Teller. Vuitton has quietly distanced itself from Demarchelier and Weber, who are among several industry figures accused of sexual misconduct. Both have denied the allegations, and Vuitton has not commented on the issue.

Costume Designer Paco Delgado On Creating Celestial Couture For ‘A Wrinkle In Time’

The Oscar-nominated costume designer, who compares his work to haute couture, shares two exclusive sketches with THR.

It’s not every day that a costume designer is called upon to dress not one but three supernatural superstars — Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey) who appears as a shimmering beam of light, Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon) as a former centaur, and Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling) as a literature-spouting wise woman.

But such was the case for Paco Delgado, Oscar nominee for his work on The Danish Girl and Les Miserables, who was charged with designing the costumes for Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of the 1962 Madeleine L’Engle book A Wrinkle In Time, Disney’s highly-anticipated science fiction fantasy film hitting U.S. theaters March 9.

The film also stars Storm Reid as heroine Meg Murry, who travels through the universe with her brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe) and friend Calvin (Levi Miller) on a journey of self-discovery while in search of her physicist father (Chris Pine) who is trapped on the planet of Camazotz. Gugu Mbatha-Raw plays the microbiologist mother Dr. Kate Murry.

But enough about the real-world characters who wear jeans, T-shirts and flannels while speaking a bit too earnestly and hugging a bit too profusely. The fantastical attire of the three supernatural beings steals the show.

Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit in a dress inspired by bed linens and calla lilies, according to Delgado.
Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures
Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit in a dress inspired by bed linens and calla lilies, according to Delgado.

Some of the costumes for the trio of celestial beings took 7 or 8 weeks to make, Delgado told THR in an exclusive interview at Walt Disney Studios earlier this week. “I have to say that this time I felt the most close to working on something similar to haute couture,” he says. “When you create costumes, you use fabric and sew and it’s always complex, but not this level of complexity.  We were embroidering hand-cast molded plastic beads that we created in a warehouse especially for the movie, pleating neoprene and metal mesh. We worked with artists and people who used to work in couture, some who create stage costumes for rock stars or for Cher to wear at her show in Las Vegas.”

Costume designer Paco Delgado at work with mood boards and fabrics for “A Wrinkle In Time.”
Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures
Costume designer Paco Delgado at work with mood boards and fabrics for “A Wrinkle In Time.”

The three celestial beings have distinctive personalities, communicated in large part by their dress. “Mrs. Which is energy in the pure state,” says Delgado of Winfrey’s armor-like garb and spiked jewelry that exudes strength. “She has been a star, a supernova that exploded. She’s a warrior who has been in the universe battling against the forces of evil, so that came through with the use of metallic. Oprah’s costumes were very technically complex because we were using materials that we’re not used to like neoprene, plastic, metal and optic fiber.”

“Mrs. Whatsit was very playful; she came from a planet called Uriel that is an ecological paradise, so she needed to be more in contact with nature,” says Delgado of Witherspoon’s undulating goddess gowns. “I was thinking about hummingbirds and butterflies and fish tails in a pond and the shapes of flowers and leaves, marbling and color. At the beginning of the book, Mrs. Whatsit is stealing bed linens from the clothes lines, so I tried to get bed linens on a mannequin and make something and I thought how interesting all the pleating and folds were, but I wanted to create something much more sculptural and abstract. Then I looked at a calla lily flower and thought, ‘It would be amazing if we could make that into a dress.’ Reese’s dresses may be very simple in the idea but very complex in the structure, making all the ruching stand up and creating movement. Her multi-color dress was made of silks and velvets and many fabrics and we added in a lot of painting and printing.”

Mrs. Whatsit morphs into a centaur on the planet Uriel, an ecological paradise reflected in the colors of her dress.

“Mindy’s character, Mrs. Who, was very ethnic-al,” says Delgado in reference to the colorful, multi-culti vibe of Kaling’s costumes, many with quilted detailing. “She spoke in quotes from books, so I thought, ‘She’s the super-librarian of the universe.’ She has all the knowledge of all the cultures in the universe, even extraterrestrial cultures. But because she’s taken on this human shape to help Meg, I thought it would be good if her dresses drew on influences from the earth like Japanese kimonos, African prints, South American embroidery, all mixed together in a sort of cocktail. They were a lot of work in terms of the embroidery and fabric dying. The primal idea behind her dresses is books, and books are made of layers so you’ll see layer after layer like the pages, sometimes printed with written words. We are in a culture where we have message T-shirts and Tommy Hilfiger logos and graffiti artists printing things in the streets so we wrote on her costumes in Latin calligraphy and Arabic and Chinese and we even made up a new alphabet she could be using from another world.”

Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who in a layered dress printed with words that mimics pages of a book.
Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures
Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who in a layered dress printed with words that mimics pages of a book.

Asked whether he thinks of a signature to his costume work, Delgado zeroes in on color: “Psychology is so intermingled with color. We all immediately understand what red means, what blue means. It is a very powerful tool and can express so much.”

Two standout scenes during the intergalactic journey (one a kaleidoscopic seaside resort and another set in ‘50s-inspired suburbia) pop off the screen, thanks to the vibrantly colored costumes that convey an otherworldly, dreamlike experience that is not dissimilar to the saturated, three-strip Technicolor scenes in “The Wizard Of Oz” that Delgado points out has a similarly thematic heroine’s journey.

As for working with DuVernay, Delgado says: “Ava is a really strong director with a lot of very strong ideas, which is very good. I love that. She gives you the parameters in which you have to work so you don’t get lost in the stars.”

‘I know you guys are excited!’: Rihanna oozes sex appeal as she models new motocross-inspired spring collection by Fenty Beauty and Puma

Rihanna can make anything look good, even a sweatoutfit.

On Wednesday, the 30-year-old musician revealed new images from the upcoming launch of her motocross-inspired spring collection, which was produced by both Fenty Beauty and Puma.

The clothing line will be available for purchase on March 15.

FentyxPuma: On Wednesday, Rihanna revealed on social media that the new motocross-inspired spring collection produced by Fenty Beauty and Puma would be launching March 15

FentyxPuma: On Wednesday, Rihanna revealed on social media that the new motocross-inspired spring collection produced by Fenty Beauty and Puma would be launching March 15

Rihanna posted two images on her Instagram account showing her decked out in the sporty ensembles she helped create.

The first image shows the S&M singer sitting on a motorbike while wearing a blue, black, and turquoise outfit from the highly-anticipated collection.

The caption for the post reads: ‘the new SS18 #FENTYxPUMA collection is about to be here! I know you guys are excited to finally have it and the countdown to #MARCH15th starts now! Bye bye coins!’

The second image shows Rihanna and other models sitting on a sandy hill while all donning orange and details: ‘#FENTYxPUMA gang. @fentyxpuma SS18 #March15th.’

Orange is the new black: Rihanna posted numerous images promoting the clothing line, including this photo, which shows her and the brand's models all clad in orange

Orange is the new black: Rihanna posted numerous images promoting the clothing line, including this photo, which shows her and the brand’s models all clad in orange

The other promotional images show the diverse styles found in the clothing line, which are all sporty in nature.

Orange and purple seem to be the dominant colors in the upcoming release, though black is also an option.

The SS18 attire includes a wide variety of clothing, as the photos show full-body suits, tank-tops, shorts, mesh tops, high heels, and yoga pants.

Purple: The hot new collection appears to consist of numerous clothing options in purple

Purple: The hot new collection appears to consist of numerous clothing options in purple

Variety: The promotional photos also show that there are many style options to choose from, including mesh tops, yoga pants, full-body suits, and tank-tops

Variety: The promotional photos also show that there are many style options to choose from, including mesh tops, yoga pants, full-body suits, and tank-tops.

At the 2017 launch of the FentyxPuma fall collection in New York, Rihanna spoke to W Magazine about the inspiration behind her fashion line, and talked about making her projects inclusive and accessible.

The Disturbia singer shared: ‘I want to make things for all body types. That was very intentional when I first started, even back with River Island. With [Fenty x Puma], I have so much freedom. I want everybody in my crew to have something.

‘You don’t just design for yourself. You use your taste as the muse of everything. I like to play around with silhouettes. Trust me, I could always use a good fat day outfit. I like to be comfortable.’

Trendsetter: Rihanna is always one to take a risk when it comes to her style choices

Trendsetter: Rihanna is always one to take a risk when it comes to her style choices

Also on Wednesday, the award-winning singer flaunted her sartorial excellence as she took to Instagram with a head to toe Pre-Fall 2018 Gucci snap.

The Barbadian songstress nailed high fashion as she struck a fierce pose in the famous design house’s sports-chic inspired baseball jacket which was tucked into matching bottoms.

Popping her collars up, the Diamonds vocalist unzipped her baseball jacket – which featured hues of red, white and blue. Synonymous with the famed brand, panels of green and red ran down her arms and she completed the look with a pair of matching open-toe heels.

 

 

Kylie Jenner Is in No Rush to Lose Her Baby Weight

Written By | Rachel Paula Abrahamson

Losing the baby weight is one thing that isn’t weighing on Kylie Jenner’s mind. A source tells Us Weekly that the 20-year-old, who welcomed daughter Stormi on February 1, with boyfriend Travis Scott, has a healthy perspective on her post-baby body.

“She’s in no rush to lose the weight she gained while pregnant,”  the source tells Us, adding that Jenner’s doctor needs to give her approval before she begins any physical activity. 

And though Scott, 25,  the Lip Kit creator at any size, he’s especially attracted to her right now. “Travis loves her curvy,” says the insider. “He’s been telling her that she has never looked more beautiful.”

Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner watch court side during Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals game of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on April 25, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

When Jenner gets the sign off from her Ob-Gyn, the source says she and Stormi will begin taking walks around their gated community. In the meantime, the first-time mom is focused on nourishing her body with clean foods.

“Kylie has truly bonded with her little bundle of joy,” the source tells Us. “She’s an incredible mother already.”

Victoria Beckham on the Spice Girls Reunion: ”I Will Not Be Going on Tour”

Written By | Meg Swertlow

Don’t get your platform sneakers and your Union Jack dress yet!

Victoria Beckham, who was first known to the world as “Posh Spice”, is putting to rest the rumor (that she pretty much started by posting a photo of the fab five together) that she and the rest of the gals would be going on tour. On Feb. 2, Becks, Melanie “Mel C” ChisholmEmma BuntonGeri Halliwell and Melanie “Mel B” Brown all sat down together for a lunch in London—and the Internet went crazy with delight, hoping they’d be hitting the road together soon.

But earlier today, the popstar-turned-designer made it clear: the Spice Girls are not touring.

“I’m not going on tour. The girls aren’t going on tour,”  said to Vogue during a preview of her autumn/winter 2018 collection, which shows in New York on Sunday morning, at New York Fashion Week.

Following the lunch, the women said in a statement: “We have enjoyed a wonderful afternoon catching-up and reminiscing about the amazing times we have spent together. We are always overwhelmed at how much interest there is across the whole world for The Spice Girls. The time now feels right to explore some incredible new opportunities together. We all agree that there are many exciting possibilities that will once again embrace the original essence of The Spice Girls, while reinforcing our message of female empowerment for future generations.”But while many hoped that the meet-up (and the resulting statement) meant that the band was getting back together and getting on the road, it seems as that’s not so—for now.

However, the mother of four gushed over her lunch last week, telling Vogue, “It was so great to see the girls. We had such a fun lunch. It was really, really, really lovely. I still speak to them all individually, but for us all to get together was really lovely.”

As for a potential reunion in the future? Don’t rule it out—but it’s not happening any time soon.

Beckham explained, “There’s something so strong in the message of what the Spice Girls stood for. What is that in the future? What does that look like? We were just bouncing ideas around. Brainstorming.”

However, it’s fashion that she’s all about these days—not being a pop icon. While at the preview, she said, “This is what I do.”

Spice World, Spice Girls

The trendsetter also made it known that she feels like the ’90s girl group did a lot of good in their day and thinks that the pop party of five would be a positive influence for children.“It’s a positive thing,” she said. “You know, there’s so much bad stuff going on, and the Spice Girls were about fun and celebrating individuality. I think there’s so much that the brand can do, and it’s such a positive message for young kids. What does that look like in the future? It’s not me in a cat-suit.”

What about a menswear-inspired catsuit? Oh come on Posh, say you’ll be there!

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