What makes the Victoria Beckham story so compelling to the women who buy her dresses is that Victoria Beckham is living, breathing proof of the transformative powers of fashion. We buy clothes because we believe they will help us become who we want to be.
“Headdresses are something that has to be earned. That’s completely lost when it’s this chicken-feather thing that you bought at a costume shop. That deep sacred meaning is eclipsed by the desire to just dress up and play Indian.”
Ryan Gosling will walk the red carpet on Tuesday when his directorial debut, Lost River, premieres at Cannes. Whatever the critics’ reaction to the film, Gosling is a perennial style winner. Here are his key fashion motifs. See more
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