x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Hot or not

What's hot and what's not in fashion this week.

US president Barack Obama arrives at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York September 22, 2009.
US president Barack Obama arrives at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York September 22, 2009.

Pale ties President Obama's purer-than-pure silk tie brought a fresh new gleam to stale old politics at the Clinton Summit in New York last week. We loved it. Emma Watson for People Tree The Harry Potter star-turned-fashionista has taken up designing at People Tree, the British ethical clothes company, where she is advising on a collection for 16 to 24-year-old girls. Louboutin bag A lovely shiny present that you don't need to unwrap, courtesy of the legendary Louboutin. Cadeau bag, Dh3,617, Saks Fifth Avenue.

Brad Pitt's slippers Is Brad getting forgetful in his old age? The Inglourious Basterds star turned up to a photocall in Spain wearing monogrammed slippers. Someone hand the man a pipe and a cup of tea. Living doll Fashion's obsession with youth becomes ever more distressing. Certainly the bright and talented 13-year-old blogger Tavi, otherwise known as Style Rookie, deserves accolades, but the very grown-up industry's obsession with her is seriously creepy. Rage Another fashion film? Hurrah! But alas, Sally Potter's Rage, which will be released online at www.babelgum.com tomorrow, is chronically dull and dreadfully clichéd, despite an amazing cast including Jude Law and Lily Cole. Shame.