ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) is a roundup of all the fashion, beauty, wellness and culture news highlights you need to know, but may have missed this weekend.
Makeup for men is not a new concept. Drag queens and “Coverboys” like James Charles have been at the forefront of the male beauty trend for quite some time. Now, brands are tapping into the demand for men’s beauty products with increasing fervor. In November, Chanel will launch it’s first-ever line of men’s makeup, complete with matte, midnight blue packaging. The line will include foundation, brow pencils, and a transparent lip balm.
In an interview with Women’s Wear Daily, Gabi Wilson, better known as the singer behind H.E.R. (Having Everything Revealed), talks about her new album and what life was like growing up. “I just want to give back to the community that raised me now that I’ve gotten to a point where I can do that,” Wilson says of her Filipino and African American roots.
Tennis is a fashionable sport. Look no further than Wimbledon or the US Open for proof. The French Open, however, isn’t so lenient when it comes to wardrobe choices. Bernard Giudicelli, president of the French tennis federation, is calling for stricter dress codes at next year’s Roland Garros (aka the French Open). Williams catsuit wouldn’t make the cut, but she isn’t bothered. “Everything’s fine guys,” Williams confirmed in a statement.
The US Open seems to be all people are talking about lately, and that does not exclude the Times. Fashion director and chief fashion critic Vanessa Friedman broke down the relationship between fashion and tennis. Friedman sheds a light on the origins of the tennis bracelet, glam metal dressing, tennis dresses and more.
Last week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) announced that it’s “Heavenly Bodies” exhibit was the most popular fashion exhibit in history. As of Thursday, “Heavenly Bodies” has attracted over 1 million visitors, making it the third most-visited Costume Institute ever. The Met’s “Treasures of Tutankhamun” and “Mona Lisa” exhibits hold the first and second places, respectively.