From retail to styling for the Met Gala: Lancaster native Manny Jay soars in the world of fashion | Entertainment

Emmanuel Colon had just two weeks to style a Met Gala look for one of his longest-term clients, beauty influencer and entrepreneur Jackie Aina, when her invitation to the gala arrived late.

It was the first time he styled someone for fashion’s biggest event, held this year on Sept. 13. The theme was “American Independence,” a theme that could vary drastically given the person in attendance.

Aina decided to pay homage to Barbie, and from there, it was full speed ahead. He and his assistants looked for Black-owned fashion designers and eventually found Brooklyn-based Fe Noel, who created a silky, pink, ’90s Barbie-inspired dress for Aina.

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Beauty influencer Jackie Aina before the Met Gala with an outfit styled by Manny Jay.

The look, which the designer described as the “perfect mashup of glamour meets girl next door,” to fashion website Women’s Wear Daily, received acclaim from Vogue magazine.

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Thylane Blondeau, the ‘most beautiful girl in the world,’ turns heads in black lingerie at Paris Fashion Week

Thylane Blondeau is gushing over her recent appearance at Paris Fashion Week.

The 20-year-old model donned black lingerie during the Etam Live Show on Monday. Blondeau, who has been named the “most beautiful girl in the world,” accessorized with black heels adorned with feathers.

Blondeau wore her hair in a natural wave and donned a toned-down makeup look.


French model Thylane Blondeau presents a creation by designer Etam during Paris Fashion Week at the Garnier Opera in Paris. <span class="copyright">Photo by Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP via Getty Images</span>

French model Thylane Blondeau presents a creation by designer Etam during Paris Fashion Week at the Garnier Opera in Paris. Photo by Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP via Getty Images

“Wowwww,” Blondeau captioned a series of photos from the event on her Instagram. “Thank you so much @etam for having me walking this incredible show !!! Had so much fun . Thank you @sagliogeraldine @cococasting forever grateful.”

“Thank u everyone for ur sweet messages,” she added.

Blondeau has been named the “most

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This Is What New York Fashion Week Looked Like 20 Years Ago, Before 9/11 Changed the World

On September 10, 2001 Marc Jacobs presented a ’70s-inflected spring 2002 collection, which included nods to the color-blocked jerseys of Stephen Burrows and folky dresses. The show was followed by an epic after-party. “It was a crazy fashion scene because he had it on a pier and it rained and we were all standing in the mud,” recalled Jacobs’s fellow designer Kai Kühne, then of the label AsFour, in a recent oral history project. “It poured down and suddenly the clouds were swallowing the World Trade Center. We were like, “They are disappearing…” And then the next morning they were gone.”

Preserved in the Vogue Runway archive are many of New York’s spring 2002 collections, the last to be created before 9/11. They are testaments to a “before” time that now seems unclouded by fear. It’s still possible 20 years later to see hope and lightness in pieces

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Bella Hadid, Precious Lee, Soo Joo Park, and More on How the Pandemic Changed the Modeling World

For many fashion insiders, the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic is intricately linked with the fall 2020 season. During Milan Fashion Week, major signs of the spreading coronavirus started popping up in the city, and models recall feeling the initial frenzy and panic during the shows. “I remember being in Milan and hearing that it had made its way there,” says Kaia Gerber. “I remember everyone trying to get out. Little did we know how it would follow us to Paris and then the world.”   Since then, the global pandemic has shifted all of our lives and changed how many industries operate, including fashion. In a new Vogue video, nine top models, including Bella Hadid, Precious Lee, and Soo Joo Park, sat down to discuss how the pandemic has particularly changed the modeling world. 

The models share how they felt when they realized their busy careers—including all runway shows, photo

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