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Amanda Gorman signs modeling contract after star turn at inauguration

<span>Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images</span>
Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Amanda Gorman, whose performance of her poem The Hill We Climb during Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration drew widespread praise, has signed to IMG Models, the same agency as Gigi and Bella Hadid.

The 22-year-old US national youth poet laureate, has already become a fashion sensation. The red satin Prada headband she wore during the inauguration ceremony led to the item selling out, while her yellow coat (also Prada) caused searches for “yellow coats” to increase 1,328% (according to fashion search engine Lyst) in the wake of her appearance.

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“I’m a black woman with a powerful pen and a big heart, and I like my look to reflect that pride,” Gorman told Harper’s Bazaar, speaking about her love of style. She told the magazine she loves “loud, regal-looking dresses embroidered with flowers

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A Look Back at Her Most Stylish Moments Through the Years

Amanda Gorman is a rising fashion icon.

The 22-year-old poet laureate became 2021’s breakout fashion star after she delivered a powerful poem at the 2021 presidential inauguration, wearing a vibrant yellow coat from Prada. She’s since continued to make waves in the world by getting signed with IMG Models and appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in Chanel teamed with a headband by Autumn Adeigbo this week.

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While many are just discovering the highly accomplished writer, Gorman has been serving up looks while taking the world by storm for quite some time.

In May of 2018, Gorman performed poetry in honor of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Dick Van Dye at the Geffen Playhouse in a whimsical floral dress that featured a backless detail from Asos.

Gorman then attended the 2018 Beautycon in Los Angeles, wearing a sheer blush-colored dress that was embellished with flowers also from Asos.

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Meet Designer Edvin Thompson of Theophilio

Photo: Kendall Bessent

Theophilio’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection will leave you inspired, craving a touch of island breeze, and wholeheartedly excited for the future of fashion. At least, that’s how it made me feel when I watched the streamed runway show this past September.

Titled “Migration,” the video features models and friends of Jamaica-born designer Edvin Theophilus Thompson wearing sustainably-made garments that channel the soul of the island. The looks appear over a video of a Jamaican highway — footage Thompson shot himself, on his way to the airport from his family’s home. From the clothing to the beauty choices to the format, “Migration” tells a visual story about Jamaican culture.

Thompson was born in Kingston but moved to America at the age of 9. He’s interested in capturing not just the spirit of Jamaica, but also

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Kate Moss and Daughter Lila Make Jaws Drop as They Walk Their First Runway Together

A dynamic duo indeed!

There’s no denying Kate Moss is a force to be reckoned with on the catwalk—she’s reached legendary status for a reason. However, it looks like she just met her match because she and her 18-year-old daughter Lila Moss stole the show at the Fendi presentation during Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris.

The mother-daughter duo traipsed down the runway together wearing one-of-a-kind designs on Wednesday, Jan. 27.

For her lewk, Kate donned was a metallic teal gown, which featured jewel embellishments and delicate draping that created a rose in the center. The ethereal creation complemented the vibe of her beauty, in which she wore barely-there makeup and rocked a wet hairstyle.

Lila looked just as chic and effortless as her mother. However, her design was bit more risqué considering she was dressed in a peek-a-boo, pearl-beaded gown that included a dramatic, floor-length cape.

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