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10 insider instagrams to follow during nyfw

Whether you’re sitting front row or watching live streams from your living room, these ten stylists, models, and makeup artists are where to look for collection sneak peeks and backstage moments.
Blair Cannon

naomi campbell and young thug will mentor designers at nyfw

Naomi and Thugger will be joined by Pat McGrath, Mel Ottenberg, and Jerry Lorenzo as the official mentors for VFILES' dynamic runway show.
Hannah Ongley

rihanna's stylist discusses the politics of the ultimate #freethenipple dress

Before Rihanna stepped onto the red carpet in a completely sheer dress at the 2014 CFDA Awards, she had no idea what #freethenipple even was. Her longtime stylist Mel Ottenberg definitely can't say the same thing.
Hannah Ongley

isabel hall is the rihanna-approved designer inspired by skaters and muhammed ali

i-D talks to the recent Pratt grad about winning over Rihanna's stylist Mel Ottenberg and being fascinated by subverted gender codes.
Hannah Ongley

​see bad gal riri’s full diormag shoot

She teased with a preview yesterday but you can see Rihanna’s full shoot for Diormag here.
Felicity Kinsella

aymeline valade - the gymnast

Get hot and get fit as Cedric Buchet and Mel Ottenberg shoot Aymeline Valade at the gym.
i-D Team
Think Pieces

rock it, wear it, the future of fashion is music

Last year a starry new league of fashion royalty were in ascendance. In just twelve months music’s monarchs went from filling our ears to filling our wardrobes, not just inspiring the trends we saw on catwalks and sidewalks but defining them. As Kanye...
Sean Baker

donatella on how she made versace hot property

With a stellar autumn/winter 11 collection flying off the shelves, a collaboration with H&M causing feverish excitement and a pop star fan in the form of Lady Gaga, the Italian house is once again amping up the sex appeal and sizzling like it owns it...
i-D Team
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