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Fashion News Round-Up: The Met Gala 2018’s Theme is Revealed, It’s A Big Week For Adwoa Aboah, and the Latest in Fashionable Footwear

Friday 10 November 2017
Words Alice Bell

It’s been another big week in fashion, and as always Spindle are here to sort through the barrage of news for those all-important best bits, the need-to-knows, the fashion 411 – and all for you. Read on below…

2018’s Met Gala theme will be ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’

Next year’s Met Gala looks set to be a bona fide religious experience, as it was announced this week that the Costume Institute’s annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York will be themed around Catholic iconography. The show itself will take place in a trio of fantastic locations: the Anna Wintour Costume Centre, the medieval galleries at the Met on Fifth Avenue, and the Cloisters uptown. Although the star of the show is purported to be the papal garb loaned by the Sistine Chapel sacristy and never before seen outside of the Vatican, I’m hard-pressed to think of anything but what Rihanna will be wearing this year – particularly as she’s hosting alongside Anna Wintour, Amal Clooney, and Donatella Versace. Here’s hoping that she once again graces us with a look that will take us to a higher place.

Image: Getty

Met Gala host Anna Wintour | Image: Getty

The love affair between Adwoa Aboah and Marc Jacobs continues as she fronts Marc Jacobs Beauty

It seemingly wouldn’t be a fashion round-up without mentioning the goings-on in the world of Adwoa Aboah – the model has this week teamed up with old pal Marc Jacobs on his luxury beauty brand. The pair are pleased to be working together again, as after all it was Marc Jacobs who gave Aboah her first ever fashion show in NYC. Aboah joins Kaia Gerber, Winona Ryder, and Edie Campbell on the campaign, a job which she calls a ‘dream come true’. The first images from the partnership show Aboah rocking the Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon, looking gilded and classic – see her post on Instagram below.

Thank you @themarcjacobs for the continuous support, Thank you @kegrand For making this all possible. Massive big up’s to @davidsimsofficial @diane.kendal @guidopalau @bitton @marcjacobs @marcbeauty

A post shared by Adwoa Aboah (@adwoaaboah) on

Edward Enninful unveils ‘New Vogue’ – featuring model of the moment Aboah 

As if that weren’t enough, this week also saw Aboah cover the December issue of Vogue – a historic occasion, as it marks the first issue of the #NewVogue under editor Edward Enninful. Steven Meisel is the man behind the camera on the 14-page cover shoot, returning to Vogue for his first cover for a British magazine in more than twenty years. The cover, aside from being gorgeous, is a mission statement for the Vogue of the future: celebrating Britain, it lists key influencers rather than key pieces, from Jourdan Dunn to Zadie Smith to Sadiq Khan. It’s a diverse lineup, and the choice of Aboah (who was one of the first British Vogue contributing editors hand-picked by Enninful in July, and who is styled by the Editor-in-Chief himself for the shoot) speaks volumes for the magazine’s new direction. As fans of Aboah, creativity, and diversity, we can’t wait to see what else is to come – see the cover for yourself below.


The cover of Edward Enninful’s ‘New Vogue’ | Image: Vogue

Fenty for your feet: Rihanna partners with Stance to produce a line of socks 

Rihanna continues to slay the game in almost every arena. Following the success of her Fenty Beauty collection, which saw other makeup retailers scramble to follow suit in her catering to a range of skin tones, the superstar has now released a holiday collection of socks with Stance. Featuring fur-topped thigh-highs that are evocative of a sexy, scantily-clad Santa tip-toeing towards the Christmas tree (you’re welcome for that mental image), to ankle socks bearing RiRi’s Instagram avatar, they ooze the star’s signature attitude and style. We’re totally into it in these cold climes.

Photo: Stance

Photo: Stance

Get ready for some posh trainers with the Reebok X Victoria Beckham collab

Victoria Beckham announced this week on Instagram that she is joining the likes of Ariana Grande, Gigi Hadid, and Aly Raisman by creating a collection with Reebok. The brand avers that its priority in these collaborations is empowering the women in their customer base, with Corinna Werkle, Senior Vice President of Women’s Initiatives at the brand, saying that ‘we look to partner with not just influential woman, but women who want to truly change the world. There’s no better embodiment of this than Victoria.’ For her part, Beckham’s press release says that ‘To have the opportunity to challenge the traditional notions of fitness wear within a fashion context is something I have always wanted to do.’ We can’t wait to see her bring her sleek style to sports footwear. Spice up our sportswear, Becks, we can’t wait!

Excited to announce my new partnership with @reebok! Stay tuned and head to my website and subscribe for updates! x VB #ReebokxVictoriaBeckham A post shared by Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham) on

That’s you all caught up on fashion news for this week – colour you knowledgeable! Come back next week for your Spindle fashion fix.