Kim Kardashian Pregnant: Her Family Reacts to the Big News
Get ready for yet another Kardashian to keep up with! On Sunday night, Kanye West “announced” that he and Kim Kardashian are expecting a child together when he told the crowd at his Atlantic City concert to “Stop the music and make some noise for my baby mama,” according to a fan onTwitter who was at the show, and then reportedly pointed to his girlfriend in the audience. Although Kim – who is still married to her husband of 72 days, Kris Humphries – has yet to say anything to her nearly 17 million fans on Twitter, her rep did confirm that the reality star is pregnant. This will be the first child for both Kim, 32, and West, 35, who began dating in the spring of 2012.
Of course, the moment West, 35, made the big announcement, Kardashian’s attention-loving family took to Twitter to share their well wishes and blessings to KimYe’s unborn “kash kow.”
Youngest sister Khloe Kardashian, who has struggled to get pregnant with husband Lamar Odom, wrote, “Keeping secrets is hard with so many family members! Especially when you are so freaking excited!!!!! LOVE is everything!!!!”
Oldest sister Kourtney Kardashian, who just gave birth to her second child in July, also gushed, “Been wanting to shout from the rooftops with joy and now I can! Another angel to welcome to our family. Overwhelmed with excitement!”
Kris Jenner, the matriarch and manager of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, added, “Oh BABY BABY BABY!!,” while her 17-year-old model-reality star daughter with Bruce Jenner, Kendall, tweeted, “whos excited about the KIMYE babbyyy?! :D weeee.”
As of press time, Kim’s brother Rob Kardashian and stepbrothers Brody and Brandon Jenner had yet to share their thoughts on their new niece or nephew.
Who else thinks Kim and Kanye are going to give their baby a “K” name? congrats love
Carmen Dell’Orefice was born before Fashion Week even existed. The 81-year-old, who walked the runway for both Marimekko and Norisol Ferrari at NYFW on Monday, is the oldest working supermodel in the industry and proud of it.
"It’s what I enjoy doing, and I’m able to do it," she told the Today Show before stepping on to the runway in a mocha-colored floor-length gown.
Discovered at 13, while riding a New York City bus with her mom, she landed the cover of Vogue only three years later. That was back in 1947, when $7.50 an hour was the going rate for the gig. PHOTOS: The Worst Fashion Trends of All Time
"It meant nothing to me," she recalls of seeing her first cover, "except that I thought I looked like a little boy."
The octogenarian beauty has long shed any hint of tomboyish-ness. Her iconic white hair, which she’s left dye-free for decades, has set the highest bar for aging gracefully.
She’s had a little help, according to Today show correspondent and interviewer Jenna Bush Hager (yes that, Jenna). Dell’Orefice admits to using fillers for “cracks in the ceiling,” but it takes a lot more than an injection to be one of the most in-demand models after 66 years in the business. Her shoulders thrust back in triumph on the runway, projecting a couture-worthy regality uncommon on the runway these days.
It’s the kind of peacocking pride only a veteran of the business can pull off. It’s also a throwback to the days of before slump-shouldered models, minimalism and Kate Moss made high fashion more bone-dry.
Vogue, Today ShowThat may be why Dell’Orefice still works so much. When a designer or advertiser wants to convey true luxury, they call Dell’Orefice. In recent years, she’s been the face of Rolex and Issac Mizrahi’s Target line, between runway shows for Heart Truth, Adrienne Vittadini and Qasimi, among others.
"I think America may be growing up and accepting the fact that the bulk of life exists beyond 50. Because demographically … the vast population is over 50," says Dell’Orefice.
She’s onto something: Older women with cash to spare have become a coveted demographic for marketers of luxury products. As a result, fashion has started is taking cues from women once considered past their prime.
At 71, supermodel Veruschka stole the spotlight at Giles’ runway show during London Fashion Week in 2010. That same year 45-year-old model Kristen McMenamy let her long hair go totally gray, and nubile style commentators like Tavi Gevinson and Kelly Osbourne followed suit (with the help of gray hair dye.)
Even outside fashion’s tiny bubble, women, not girls, have taken the reigns of style. The most powerful cross-generational trendsetter in America today is a 48-year-old mother of two. That would be Michelle Obama, as if you couldn’t guess.
Still in the world of modeling, youth is remains the beauty standard. While models as young as teenagers still share the stage with the likes of Dell’Orefice, there isn’t much competition. She’s already been the teen model and done the ‘it’ girl thing. She’s also posed for Salvador Dali, married and divorced multiple times, had a child, quit modeling, raked in millions, and lost it all to Ponzi con-man Bernie Madoff, her ex-boyfriend’s best friend. Dell’Orefice has personally intersected with some of modern history’s most famous and infamous cultural touchstones, and she isn’t slowing down at 81.
At a Fashion Week event on Friday she was photographed linking arms with 28-year-old Olympian Ryan Lochte, looking every bit the model of the moment.
Fashion News: Zooey Deschanel featured in Marie Claire
Our favorite “New Girl” Zooey Deschanel is featured on the cover of May’s Marie Claire, which hits newsstands April 17. Deschanel, shown here in one of the inside shots, talks about being bullied as an adolescent, losing 30 pounds and not having time to date. [Marie Claire]
After more than a year of searching, Dior selects Raf Simons, formerly of Jil Sander, to replace John Galliano as creative director. [Los Angeles Times]
Here’s a surprise. The most beauty obsessed city in the country is NOT Los Angeles — heck, we don’t even make the top 10 in a tally that phone app firm FourSquare did for InStyle on which cities had the largest number of FourSquare check-ins by users at beauty stores like Sephora and Ulta. According to the tally, the No. 1 beauty obsessed city is —- drum roll — Fresno, Calif., followed by Lubbock, Texas, and Tulsa, Okla. at Nos. 2 and 3. New York placed eighth. [InStyle]
Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai will be able to keep their 8-year-old Vena Cava label going, thanks to a deal with LF USA. [WWD] (Subscription required.)
Ralph Rucci will be honored by the Savannah College of Art and Design with its André Leon Talley lifetime achievement award in a ceremony scheduled May 19. [WWD]