Viral News: Everything From New York Fashion Week To Formula One Drama
NYFW kicked off fashion month
LaQuan Smith (Photo: Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images)
Prabal Gurung (Photo:Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Peter Do (Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
New York Fashion Week saw retro designs reimagined through new lenses. LaQuan Smith brought back Studio 54 glam with dazzling disco dresses and extra-large accessories. Prabal Gurung was all about comfortable sex appeal with voluminous feathery frocks and sportwear-inspired shapes in spring neon shades. Peter Do, known for his sharp tailoring, turned to his Vietnamese roots and the traditional ao dai to create striking modern suits and dresses that were both fitted and flowy.
A super Sunday for sports
Teen athletes Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez displayed immense talent as they competed in the final at the US Open in New York. The 18 and 19-year-olds, respectively, were powerful in their play; in the end, Raducanu took the title home for the UK without losing a single set, whilst Canadian Fernandez took second place with grace.
The win is an incredible one for Raducanu, her first Grand Slam victory despite only being her second Grand Slam appearance. The teen is setting new records as well: she’s the first British player to win a major title since Virginia Wade in 1977, and the youngest player to win one since Maria Sharapova in 2004.
Formula One was nothing short of thrilling as Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris took first and second place for McLaren at the Italian Grand Prix in Monza. The McLaren drivers took advantage of a surprising crash, that took out both Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, and held their positions for 53 laps. Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas demonstrated both his speed and skill by finishing third even though he started at the back of the grid.
Celebrations on the podium ensued with an enormous grin from Ricciardo and his classic victory move, the shoey. After drinking champagne from his shoe, he couldn’t resist giving one to his teammate Norris and McLaren CEO Zak Brown.
Purple looks for days at the VMAs
Kacey Musgraves in Valentino (Photo: Kevin Mazur/MTV VMAs 2021/Getty Images for MTV/ ViacomCBS)
Doja Cat in Vivienne Westwood (Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/WireImage)
Lil Nas X in Atelier Versace (Photo: Rob Kim/FilmMagic)
Olivia Rodrigo in Nicola Saldana (Photo: Kevin Mazur/MTV VMAs 2021/Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS)
Machine Gun Kelly in Valentino (Photo: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images)
Megan Fox in Thierry Mugler (Photo: Rob Kim/FilmMagic)
The VMAs are a place to express fun fashion looks, and shades of purple was the colour of the evening. On the red carpet, country singer Kacey Musgraves wore head to toe Valentino, VMA host Doja Cat looked stunning in shades of plum by Vivienne Westwood, and rapper Lil Nas X had an Atelier Versace off-the-shoulder moment.
Olivia Rodrigo accepted her award in a lilac dress complete with opera gloves by Nicole Saldana, while Machine Gun Kelly accepted his award in a sparkly violet Valentino shirt. His partner, Megan Fox, wore a custom Thierry Mugler sheer dress with an iridescent purple shimmer—while mostly nude, it’s too good not to mention.
See more: VMAs 2021: The Best Red Carpet Looks
Simu Liu was once a stock model
Before he started appearing on talk shows and magazine covers all over the world in support of Marvel’s latest film Shang-chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings, Simu Liu’s face appeared in campaigns for a very different reason. In a series of tweets from 2018 that resurfaced recently, users found the actor in various stock photos in office environments.
“Legitimately wondering if I am the greatest stock photo model of all time. Totally unrelated note, please stop buying these photos,” Liu tweeted.
He further explained that he took on the stock photo modelling job in 2014 to pay off credit card debt, and that to see himself appear on accounting textbooks and leaflets was another level of irony, as he had previously been let go from an accounting job at Deloitte.
Judging by the photos, he always had a face fit for the camera.