Models Toni Garrn, Gisele Bündchen, Gigi Hadid and Karlie Kloss Donate Fashion for Charity Sale

Toni Garrn, Gisele Bündchen, Naomi Campbell, Karlie Kloss, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Joan Smalls and Amber Valletta are among the models who have pulled some items from their closets for Paddle8’s “Supermodel Flea Market.” The cultural e-commerce site has teamed with the Toni Garrn Foundation to create an assortment of online and offline attractions running from Aug. 19 through Nov. 30. The initiative is designed to support the foundation and to support women and girls with educational and health-care initiatives in African countries such as Burundi, Ghana, Uganda and Rwanda. The high-profile models have presented about 220 items in total. Gigi Hadid has also done some serious closet cleaning and has provided 100 items. Bündchen is another one of the more generous donors, having contributed 50 items, including the Alexander McQueen clutch that she carried at the Met gala in 2011. Shoppers will have three options — an online auction with 15 to 20 items, an online buy-now sale featuring about 70 items that will be replenished at least three times, and a pop-up shop at the 11 Howard hotel with more than 1,000 items. As of Tuesday, they will be able to preview some of the items from the sale. For

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Karlie Kloss and New ‘Project Runway’ Judges on the Show’s Kinder, Gentler Reboot

When “Project Runway” launched in 2004, it pulled back the curtain on the fashion industry, made Michael Kors a household name, and elevated the role of designer into the pop culture pantheon. Running for 16 seasons with guest judges including Kim Kardashian, Victoria Beckham, Sarah Jessica Parker and Ciara, the show introduced such memorable moments as the Gristedes challenge and the Thunder From Down Under challenge. And it gave millions of wannabes dreams of making it like Christian Siriano, the biggest success story among the winners.
After a nearly two-year hiatus, the show returns on March 14 to Bravo for its 17th season, reimagined for now. New host, model Karlie Kloss, who is also executive producer, is joined by a new mentor (Siriano) in the Tim Gunn role, and three regular judges — Elle magazine editor in chief Nina Garcia, a veteran of the show’s earlier iteration; former Teen Vogue editor Elaine Welteroth, and designer Brandon Maxwell.
The 17 designers competing have a range of experience, and hail from all over the world, including one contestant who is a Syrian refugee, and others who are from India and Samoa. The show will put a new emphasis on inclusion, featuring models of all races

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15 Style Icons Who Prove Flats Are Fab: From Audrey Hepburn to Karlie Kloss

Next time you’re thinking of reaching for a pair of heels, consider opting for flats instead. Style icons including Coco Chanel and Karlie Kloss have been choosing party-worthy ballerinas, loafers, and slippers over stilettos for years. Take a look at these for inspiration.

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Coco Chanel‘s simple elegance still resonates today—her classic take on ladylike dressing remains much unchanged. One accessory the designer popularized? Ballet flats—which prove shoes don’t have to have a high heel to make a woman look her chicest.

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Actress-turned-princess Grace Kelly made comfort look elegant when she opted for flats over heels. Though espadrilles remained a favorite style of Kelly’s, she certainly slipped into her fair share of skimmers!

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Katharine Hepburn was one of the first to popularize the still-modern-and-fresh borrowed-from-the-boys style we now love so dearly. Hepburn adopted the menswear trend right down to her flat-soled oxford lace-ups.

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Fresh-faced Audrey Hepburn was known to have her ballet flats custom-made by Salvatore Ferragamo. A classically-trained ballerina, Hepburn brought the youthful style into the spotlight, paired with everything from black pixie pants to midi skirts.

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The youth movement of the 1960s brought with it the minidresses and flats still popular today. One of the decade’s biggest models, Twiggy, often stepped out onto the London scene wearing ballet flats or Mary Janes.

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Fun fact: it’s Brigitte Bardot who is credited with popularizing Repetto—growing the brand from a technical dance shoe company to one that also makes everyday footwear. Trained as a ballerina, Bardot requested the ballet slipper with a city sole—ease and elegance rolled into one.

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Before, during, and after JFK’s time in office, all eyes were on Jackie, as she effortlessly donned everything from ball gowns to flared jeans. It was through her zeal for ballerinas and loafers, though, that she showed the world flats can be just as elegant as heels.

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A lover of ballet flats in every color, Princess Diana is credited with popularizing the British company French Sole (after buying 12 pairs in one fell swoop.) A fashion icon, Diana often chose to pair dresses and skirts with flat shoes instead of heels.

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Lauren Hutton‘s masculine-meets-feminine style means she’s often spotted wearing pants, blazers, or suiting and sneakers and flats.

2011-GettyImages-118144332Vogue Paris editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Alt is the epitome of casual, cool French-girl fashion. Even in black jeans and a crisp button-down shirt, Alt makes flats look chicer than any stiletto heels.

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Olivia Palermo has been known to pair everything from miniskirts to midi dresses, wool trousers to denim shorts with shoes of the flat variety. Take a cue from Palermo and opt for styles more festive in design, with an unexpected element or texture.

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Fashion editor Giovanna Battaglia shows off her legs by pairing fun and flirty minidresses with flats of all varieties. She has been known to sport everything from menswear oxfords and smoking slippers to girly ballet fats and pointed-toe slingbacks.

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If there’s one girl who opts for flats over heels for most occasions, it’s Alexa Chung. A fan of Charlotte Olympia cat flats, there are few parties too fancy for Chung’s feline feet.

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Petite as the pair may be, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen prove that you don’t need sky-high heels to look elegant at a party. Whether it’s Coco Chanel’s favorite cap-toe ballet skimmers or elongated masculine slip-ons, the right pairs of flats are always party-ready!

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Standing at almost a foot taller than the design duo, Karlie Kloss opts for elegant flats on the red carpet, gown and all. With the shoes’ pointed shape and metallic sheen, the model is ready to dance the night away while remaining graceful and festive.





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Hey, Tall Girls: Karlie Kloss’s $49 Crop Top Is Designed Specifically for You

If you’re a proud member of the Tall Girl Club, your list of most pressing fashion gripes probably reads something like this: Long sleeves on the hanger turn into 3/4-length sleeves on your arms, knee-length hemlines can wind up being downright mini, maxi dresses are never quite maxi enough, and what’s supposed to be cropped—pants, culottes, or even a top—never winds up looking quite right. If any of that sounds familiar, help is on the way—thanks to model-slash-tall-person Karlie Kloss.

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The supermodel was snapped on her way into Taylor Swift’s apartment this week wearing an adorable off-the-shoulder crop top from the latest TTYA x Long Tall Sally capsule collection. Ringing in at $ 49, this crop top, along with the rest of the collection, is specifically designed for women who are 5’8″ and taller, offering up pieces that are proportioned for those with longer limbs.

Long Tall Sally’s collaboration with British designer label Taller Than Your Average, first launched back in October and returns this season with a ton of summer must-haves.

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TTYA playsuit skirt, $ 145, us.longtallsally.com

Finally, a romper that won’t give you a massive wedgie.

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TTYA culottes, $ 85, us.longtallsally.com

These culottes hit mid-shin just like they’re supposed to.

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Longline boyfriend jacket, $ 135, us.longtallsally.com

Epiphany: A boyfriend jacket that actually fits like a boyfriend jacket

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Eyelet mesh pencil skirt, $ 115, us.longtallsally.com

A pencil skirt that hits below the knee and is easy to transition from work to happy-hour drinks

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Striped bardot body suit, $ 55, us.longtallsally.com

A bodysuit that won’t give you severe camel toe

Watch this video for more outfit suggestions from our favorite supermodels, then weigh in, ladies over 5’8″: Where do you like to shop?





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