Fashion buzz: Google search data reveals Malaysia’s most popular celeb style icon, British supermodel Stella Tennant dies “suddenly” at age 50, and more


By Joan Kong

Fashion buzz: Google search data reveals Malaysia’s most popular celeb style icon, British supermodel Stella Tennant dies “suddenly” at age 50, and more

Malaysia’s most popular celebrity style icon is…


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Lady Gaga. According to research done by using Google search data, Billie Eilish cinched the top spot when it comes to the number of countries (19, to be exact), but in Malaysia, Lady Gaga still remains the most searched fashion icon locally, and the third worldwide. Other top celebrity style icons on the list include Harry Styles, Kylie Jenner, Ariana Grande, and more.

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British model Stella Tennant dies at age 50

Days after her 50th birthday, Stella Tennant has died at the age of 50. While the cause of death was not revealed, according to BBC, a police spokesman said that there were “no suspicious circumstances” surrounding her passing. “It is with great sadness we announce the sudden death of Stella Tennant on 22 December 2020. Stella was a wonderful woman and an inspiration to us all. She will be greatly missed,” a statement by her family reads.

The British supermodel was one of the fashion darlings in the ‘90s. Aside from walking in as many as 75 runway shows a season, one of the career highlights was her stint as a Chanel ambassador in the late ‘90s. Although she took a break from modelling not long after to focus on her family, during the 2012 London Olympic Games, she was one of the supermodel squad who participated in the closing ceremony. Her last runway appearance was during the Valentino Haute Couture SS20 show in January.

Saint Laurent unveils its Women’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection

Its choice of venue? The desert. While its Autumn/Winter 2020 collection back in February was filled with drama and latex, this season, the French fashion house is focusing on the exact opposite.

“I wanted to focus on the essence of things. I think it’s a sign of the times. But I didn’t want anything bleak or heavy. The desert, to me, symbolizes that yearn for serenity, open space, a slower rhythm. The clothes are also softer, the spirit of the collection is more gentle, stripped back,” creative director Anthony Vaccarello explains in a statement.

Presented via a film that was shot in a sand dune, the collection was filled with the brand’s version of ease, with a spotlight on silhouettes that are soft yet form-fitting. Aside from its signature jackets and leather separates, lounge-favourites such as bike shorts were one of the mainstays of the line-up, whether in the form of a bodysuit or dressed up with gilded tops and bralets. Watch the full film above.

Kate Spade New York’s new flagship store opens at Pavilion KL

Need a one-stop shop to get you ready for your NYE party? The new Kate Spade New York store has opened at Pavilion KL. Spanning across 161 square-meter, the pink and rose gold-themed space houses ready-to-wear, handbags, accessories, watches, and more.

Its creative director Nicola Glass says, “We’re incredibly proud to be unveiling our new store in the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur mall. Our brand, and everything we make, is about bringing joy to women, and enhancing their personal style. Kate Spade has always been known for its clever use of colour and playful sophistication, and I looked to embody those brand hallmarks in this new retail space, but with a modern twist. We’re so excited to be sharing our vision with the Malaysia shopper.”

The Kate Spade New York Pavilion boutique is located at Lot 2.06.00, Level 2, Pavilion KL.

Miu Miu is collaborating with Levi’s


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Before the year ends, Miu Miu has announced an exciting partnership to look forward to in 2021 with the iconic denim label, Levi’s. While not much has been revealed aside from an Instagram post, the capsule collection will be part of the brand’s upcycled line, and the pieces will be made with vintage 501s. Stay tuned for the unveiling in Spring 2021!

Read last week’s Fashion Buzz here.

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