Auctioneers are about to raid Queen Victoria’s panty drawer.
Talk about queen of the granny panties! Cotton undies once worn by Queen Victoria are up for grabs in England, where they’re being auctioned off by Chippenham Auction Rooms. Meanwhile, current It girl Alicia Vikander stars in Louis Vuitton’s autumn/winter 2015 campaign.
-If you’re in the market for some full-coverage bloomers, 125-year-old cotton panties once worn by Queen Victoria herself are being auctioned in England next week. The undies have a 45-inch waistband, are embroidered with the initials “VR” (for Victoria Regina), and are reportedly in “excellent condition.” Money from the sale will go toward Yesterday’s World museum in Sussex. [BBC]
-“Ex Machina” actress Alicia Vikander has already become a fashion-world darling, starring in Louis Vuitton’s latest ad campaign. In the photos, Vikander models looks ranging from a leather mini and tank to a luscious fur coat and monogrammed bag. [Grazia]
-The Army is stepping up its camo game just in time for the Fourth of July. After four years of research (dubbed the Camouflage Improvement Effort), the Army will begin transitioning to a new camo pattern — supposedly the safest and most effective one yet. The design, which uses darker colors and blobs, replaces the tan pixelated design that’s been in circulation since 2004. [New York Times]
-Evan Lysacek may be retired from figure skating, but that doesn’t mean the Olympian and former “Dancing With the Stars” contestant is done with the working world. Lysacek was just named the creative consultant for Vera Wang, who previously dressed the skater for the Vancouver Winter Games. [WWD]
-Many may recognize Maddie Ziegler as one of the most talented dancers on “Dance Moms” — or from her recent appearances in Sia’s “Big Girls Cry” and “Chandelier” videos. Now the 12-year-old prodigy is stepping into the fashion world as the face of Betsey Johnson’s dance-wear collection. [Yahoo]