Takada death upends Paris fashion; Givenchy unveils designer
PARIS – Paris Fashion Week was upended Sunday by the news of fashion designer Kenzo Takada's death at age 81. Like Milan before it, Paris is undertaking an unusual fashion season for Spring-Summer 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. But the brand may have hoped such a big new beginning would have come under better days and not under the virus-hit Paris Fashion Week. For a 34-year-old, Williams has quite a resume -- after having designed for Kanye West and Lady Gaga and founding the influential urban fashion house 1017 ALYX 9SM. “It is with immense sadness that KENZO has learned of the passing of our founder,” the fashion house said in a statement.
Super Bowl ads dialed up fun as an antidote to politics
This undated image provided by Hyundai Motor America shows from left John Krasinski, Rachel Dratch and Chris Evans in a scene from the company's 2020 Super Bowl NFL football spot. But during commercial breaks in the Super Bowl, advertisers did their best to serve up an antidote heavily spiked with fun. “We’re going to be so deluged with political ads over the next nine months.”For the most part, Super Bowl advertisers tried to oblige. “This year it’s all about a return to Super Bowl basics,” said Kelly O’Keefe, managing partner of consultancy Brand Federation. “You cannot co-opt his message and blackball him at the same time.”Microsoft showcased Katie Sowers, the first female coach in a Super Bowl game.
Game of Thrones’ star gets musical spot for Super Bowl LIV ad
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Maisie Williams, better known as Arya Stark in Game of Thrones, will be singing “Let It Go” from Walt Disney’s movie “Frozen” during a Super Bowl LIV ad for Audi on Sunday. The German automaker’s ad for the new e-tron Sportback, a sports utility vehicle, chose the song to deliver the message that consumers need to let go of the past. “Creating a sustainable, livable future for generations to come is the world’s most important challenge," Williams said in a statement. “I’m proud to share Audi’s vision for sustainable mobility.”Sven Schuwirth, Audi’s head of brand for digital business and customer experience, said the 22-year-old actress is the “perfect representative" of how consumers are increasingly advocating for sustainable options. Global partner agency 72andSunny Amsterdam created the ad.
'Game of Thrones' star sings Disney's 'Let It Go' in Super Bowl ad for Audi
Audi returns to the Super Bowl with a musically-inspired, 60-second commercial called "Let It Go" featuring actor Maisie Williams. AudiAudi created quite the mashup for a Super Bowl ad featuring the German automaker's first all-electric vehicle. The 60-second spot features actress Maisie Williams, best known for her role as Arya in HBO's "Game of Thrones," driving an Audi e-tron and singing "Let It Go" from Disney's 2013 hit "Frozen." Audi released the one-minute spot Wednesday ahead of its national broadcast during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl on Sunday between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers. The automaker has bought Super Bowl air time for 10 of the past 11 years, skipping 2018.cnbc.com
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner's Paris wedding looks like it will be luxe
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas attend the premiere of 20th Century Fox's "Dark Phoenix" at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 4, 2019, in Hollywood, California. The TV therapist let it slip that Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner are getting married -- again. The unusual friendship between The Jonas Brothers and Dr. Phil stems from the group giving the TV host their first interview after reuniting. The two will say "I do" in front of friends and family in the coming days in an extravagant ceremony in Paris. Of course the groom's brother Nick Jonas will be there, along with his with wife Priyanka Chopra.