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CL covered American fashion magazine with Jeremy Scott
[조이뉴스24=이미영기자] CL who is to debut in the United States soon covered an American fashion magazine with world-famous fashion designer Jeremy Scott, drawing big attention.
“Paper” magazine is New York’s fashion magazine that has contents on fashion, pop culture, music, and art. World-famous artists including Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Prince, and Fergie have covered the magazine so far.
Paper magazine selected Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing and his muse Jenifer Lopez and designer Jeremy Scott who is leading Moschino brand and his muse CL as the cover model for its September issue. CL has always attended Jeremy Scott’s parties and fashion shows and Scott has always called CL his muse, boasting the friendship between the two.
While those two close friends are showing their appeal with each one’s unique character and harmony between them on the cover of the magazine, CL is boasting her flagship charisma in fancy and bold accessories.
In an interview posted on the 27 on the website of Paper magazine before the release of the magazine’s September issue, CL talked about her friendship with Jeremy Scott and her thoughts on fashion.
Jeremy Scott talked about his connection with CL, saying, “To me, she is one of my best friends… I was coming to Korea for Adidas and I said, ‘I want to do a shoot with her. I want to meet her. I love her. I’m obsessed!’” CL said, “It (music and fashion) always goes together. But I feel full when I wear Jeremy’s stuff.”
CL went on to say, “So whatever I wear, I feel like I could play this character onstage; it gets me into that zone. I started wearing his stuff when I started my career, so it’s always been there.”
CL also talked about her philosophy about fashion, “Girls in Asia are very obedient, shy, timid, quiet, but I can tell that it’s changing, and I want them to be stronger and tell them that it’s OK to be different. Being special is a luxury…”
Meanwhile, CL who is now committed to preparation for her debut in the States will meet local fans by performing at MDBP (MAD DECENT BLOCK PARTY) in Toronto, Canada, on the 29 this month, in Berkeley (San Francisco), California, on September 11, and in LA, California on September 19.
For Rousteing, upholding the high standards of quality he’s established at Balmain was crucial for his collaboration with H&M.
“It’s a bit of a challenge. But it’s really, really important for me to keep my identity. It’s been a lot of work on the fabric and the techniques because when they were saying, ‘What is Balmain for you?’ I said, 'It’s couture, it’s couture, it’s couture.’ But couture isn’t only about embellishment; couture is the amount of hours you’re going to work on the fitting, on the tailoring of the jacket to make it perfect. We obviously switched some fabric and some techniques, but we worked so much to give people the DNA of the house. I wouldn’t have done this collaboration if I couldn’t give my identity.”
And while Rousteing admits this might attract some new younger fans to the label, most people are already aware of Balmain. “Yeah, I think I’m going to get some new fans,” he tells Paper. "But what Balmain was five years ago and what Balmain is today—it already was in this direction of getting younger people. When you love music, when you love pop culture, you know what Balmain is today.“
Jennifer Lopez on cover of Paper magazine September issue, unlike the famous “break the internet” by Kim Kardashian Cover of Paper Magazine, Jlo is looking fierce and fully clothed. The Bronx Diva is posing with Balmain designer Oliver Rousteing, who describes Jennifer as his muse.
As only Jlo can do, with smokey eyes and contouring to highlight her high cheek bones slick back hair and covered up in a red and black high couture as she embraces Balmain’s main man.
In July, JLo celebrated her 46th birthday and this is what 46 looks like! She is the epitome of 46 years Young!
Balmain Designer Olivier Rousteing and His Muse Jennifer Lopez Cover 'Paper' Together
Paper magazine has unveiled its latest covers starring two prominent designers posing with their muses. Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing is seen with Jennifer Lopez and Moschino man Jeremy Scott shares a cover with K-Pop star CL.
The issue fronted by the pair of designers and musicians is dubbed "Luxe in Flux" and looks to explore the current definition of luxury. There are no better designers to represent that concept than Rousteing and Scott, who are both bringing different takes on luxury to their respective fashion houses.
Kim Kardashian West: I knew North's life wouldn't be easy
Kim Kardashian West knew life “wouldn’t be very easy” for North as the daughter of a superstar couple.
The reality TV star harboured fears during her first pregnancy about what life would be like for the little tot because her parents live firmly in the media spotlight and she felt compelled to share her concerns with her husband Kanye West.
Kim said: “With the first pregnancy I told Kanye that it wouldn’t be very easy to grow up being our daughter because of what she’ll have to face. I prayed for it. Now I know she’ll be able to handle it.”
The two year old - who was baptised in Jerusalem in April - was born five weeks premature in 2013 but is now a rising star in her own right and was recently gifted with three custom-made Balmain jackets from French designer Olivier Rousteing, who called her his “muse”.
Meanwhile, Kim is pregnant with the couple’s second child, a son, and revealed this pregnancy has brought on its own strains.
She said: “The hardest thing this year was attending the Met gala because I was a bit over two months pregnant and with nausea.”
But becoming a mother and getting married to Kanye aren’t the only changes she has faced in the past few years, as her step-parent Caitlyn Jenner has had a gender transition, which she has supported completely.
Speaking about the change, the 34-year-old star joked to Spain’s Vogue magazine: “I have already told Caitlyn that, as long as she doesn’t steal my stylist, make up artist or hair dresser, we’re good. We joke about it, it is fun to see her happy.”
But despite his busy schedule, Scott found the time to visit the NYC Facebook office to answer questions through the social media platform. The inquiries were as diverse as his design inspirations—addressing everything from bullying to his muses to his love for McDonald’s. But the most epic part of the Q&A segment had to be when Scott was asked what his spirit animal is: “Maybe it’s Miley Cyrus,” he replied.
It’s a fitting answer considering Miley is not only his close friend and collaborator, but she also makes a cameo in Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer, along with A$AP Rocky, Katy Perry, and Rit Ora.
You can check out the full segment in the video above. And be sure to keep mark your calendars for Scott’s documentary release on Sept. 18.