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The CW show will air its series finale on Dec. 4.
There are only a few people in this world who are so iconic, all you need to say is their first name, and everyone knows who you're talking about. Whitney. Madonna. Jesus. Iman. Last night, the legendary supermodel fêted the launch of her new fashion and lifestyle website, Destination IMAN (yes, that's IMAN in all caps) along with a host of fashion notables.
We're still reeling from Friday's news that long-standing America's Next Top Model cast members Jay Manuel, J. Alexander and Nigel Barker had been fired from the show--news that left a lot of questions, like who would be replacing them and what did that mean for the show? Now, we know a little more.
If you thought the addition of Kelly Cutrone to the ANTM team was a big shakeup, wait until you hear what cycle 19's cast might look like. Three of the show's biggest castmembers--in fact, the only three that have been on it as long as Tyra--may have just been fired, according to Page Six. According to the gossip rag, Banks has "dismissed" judge Nigel Barker, creative director Jay Manuel and runway trainer J. Alexander, all of whom were told yesterday morning that their contracts would not be renewed for the 19th season. But what's almost more intriguing is who they're saying may replace the ANTM veterans: bloggers. Namely, Bryanboy.
Is this what fashion has come to? Last night, fellow Canadian and host of America's (and Canada's) Next Top Model, Jay Manuel debuted his much-hyped collection for Sears. With top dollars spent on splashy campaigns and a media circuit run that would make your head spin, Manuel’s new line ATTITUDE left a lasting first impression. The show, which ran an hour late, opened with a mini-montage that documented Manuel's deep involvement with the label, from concept to completion. From sketching to sewing, the clip almost had us fooled that Manuel created the pieces himself, but alas his title still read "Creative Director." As the lights dimmed and music blared, the first look hit the glossy black runway and the show’s "special guest" arrived, veteran model Yasmin Warsame (perhaps Tyra was to busy hitting the books or washing her face). What followed Warsame's power strut were a string of work wear looks that spoke to the masses. From mundane to matronly, Manuel's high fashion taste didn't seem to cross the border.