Let’s get the model list out of the way for “Gangs of New York” in February’s issue of Vogue, shall we?
Julia Saner, Anna de Rijk, Frida Gustavsson, Monika Jagaciak, Kate Somers, Julia Hafstrom, Julia Johansen, Luisa Bianchin, Chantal Stafford-Abobott, Donna Loos, Gwen Loos, Patricia van der Vilet, Mirte Maas, Nimue Smit, Arizona Muse, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Kendra Spears, Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, Ajak Deng, Arlenis Sosa Peña, Chanel Iman, Anais Mali, Jourdan Dunn, Sessilee Lopez, Jana Knauerova, Hannah Holman, Britt Maren, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Kasia Struss, So Young Kang, Hyoni Kang, Tao Okamoto, Fei Fei Sun, and Ming Xi.
That is an impressive group that can only tickle my fashion heart further as it was shot by Mario Testino and styled by Grace Coddington. Only complaint is the lack of ethnic variation. Is there a certain reason that the black and asian models are completely segregated from the white models? As much as a fully-Asian shot of Proenza Schouler appeals to me, it’s trite exclusion has dulled the collection visually. View Post
This is the twenty-four minute behind the scenes video of Karl Lagerfeld’s shoot for the 2011 Pirelli calendar where all of our favourite models (and Julianne Moore?) portray ancient Greek and Roman gods. The kicker? Expansive views of Karl’s Paris studio, the walls of which are filled with so many books I am having mid-earthquake photoshoot fantasies. The calendar itself (where nudity is abundant) is not the tasteless, raunchy mess we have seen in the years previous thanks to – in the words of Abbey Lee Kershaw – “the Einstein of high fashion”. She and other model beauties such as Brad Kroening have a good amount of interview time to swoon over, as well.
I am shocked this is a Terry Richardson photoshoot. It has the tacky factor, yet Vogue Paris really trimmed the fat from his expected obscenity. For the magazine’s entrance into the new year, Julia von Boehm styled three of my favourite models – Eniko Mihalik, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Crystal Renn – into unparagoned beauty. It’s feeling a little Kill Bill. View Post
Sometimes fashion loses it’s damn mind. As a big fan of i-D, I can only assume the inspiration of the spread is something along the lines of Chanel fur versus body fur? If there is an artistic edge, I’m having a hard time finding it through the uber nudity of Abbey Lee Kershaw and Susie Bick. David Bailey – do we have an answer? View Post
Make-up artists, take note. For another Willy Vanderperre masterpiece, look to The Gentlewoman‘s second issue photoshoot, “Blush“. It’s Cheek Contouring Central for the gorgeous Abbey Lee Kershaw who is styled here by Olivier Rizzo. Simple and striking. View Post