Bits and Bytes: The Belles of the Ball

May 5th, 2009 Posted by Betty comments (11)

Natalia Vodianova and Nadja Auermann. Image from WWD.

-If you cannot WAIT for pics of the ball, go to WWD now.

-For more coverage, adoring posts/hilarious commentary (kimair: “Anne Hathaway looks like Joan Collins circa 1985″) by the fashion fans, go to tFS where there’s 57 pages of comments and pics.

-Here’s also a partial list of the designers and their muses.

-Tatiana points out some interesting undercurrents at the Vogue round table (featured on Style.com).

-“I was a little Southern, ignorant white female and would have been one forever.” Lauren Hutton said once to Guy Trebay. Read his article, “The Silent Faces of Fashion“.

-Nick Knight and Mariacarla….’nuff said.

-Love has a preview of the new Visionaire

-GQ wins Excellence in Photography category for the National Magazine Awards!

-Lara Stone, is supposedly on for DSquared F/W 09!

-Models, sadly, are less prevalent, less interesting overall

-Acne’s party becomes Lanvin men’s F/W campaign. Get the details here.

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11 Comments

  1. Davidanna says:

    I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who is shocked by Anna Wintour’s answer on why she’s not featuring models on the cover of Vogue Paris. Even worse, she said it while trying to work the whole ”Model as Muse”! Please, models.com, waiting for your reaction to this horrible statement…

  2. Davidanna says:

    Pardon, US Vogue – in the last few years, I was mostly talking/writing about Vogue Paris!

  3. Anton says:

    I’m not shocked at Anna’s statement at all…it’s something I’ve known here in America all along. It’s the truth. It’s not that Wintour doesn’t want to use models on covers as she has in the past – she just knows what sells in today’s market, thanks to the info she gets from stats and a team that studies the market. And I should add that Vogue America is huge – the biggest in the world by far – and it is a very complicated business. In the past year, it really has been trying to change.

    But it’s not like American Vogue hasn’t been trying to get Americans to accept models again. Conde Nast (American Vogue, Vanity Fair, etc) has posting photos and name-dropping Natalia Vodianova like crazy over the past few years, trying to get her name engrained in the heads of the American public. Is it working? So far, I think not. Sure, you need to be living somewhat of that “fishbowl” life, but you also need a bit of the sexy factor to reign in the male audience, too. Natalia is great at manipulating her look (with a lot of help from today’s digital editing) in her editorials but she looks like a little girl with a giant bobble head and tiny body in real life. She doesn’t come off as great on the red carpet as she does in print. That’s just not ever going to work in the U.S. She might be considered a supermodel in some parts of the world, but in the U.S., no. The last supermodel in the U.S. is Giselle.

  4. Sena says:

    “She might be considered a supermodel in some parts of the world”

    Well, the fashion pack here in NY would consider her a ‘supermodel’ … But to be honest, she’s not trying to be a supermodel … She seems pretty happy living in London with her Aristocratic Billionaire husband & their 3 kids … Doing loads of charity work … I really doubt she cares about the US & being a ‘Supermodel’ … You find that most of these girls have other priorities & modeling is nothing more than a job. The people here on models.com are probably more interested in the fashion world than the majority of models. Fact!

  5. STORM of London says:

    I think America want’s ‘real people’ on the cover of magazines and no more models. Her statement is rude but the truth.

  6. sam says:

    ITS NOT UP TO THE MODELS TO CREATE A SUPERMODEL ITS UP TO THE FASHION INDUSTRY, ALL U DO IS DO WHAT U DID 20 YEARS AGO!!!! GET A CURVY PRETTY GIRL SIZE 4/6, HIGHT 5’9/5’10, PUT HER ON THE COVERS WITH HER NAME!!!(IT WAS A TRICK DA ANGENCIES USE 2 DO 2 THE CLIENTS SO PPL WILL KNO THEIR NAMES) AND HAVE HER WALK LYK A SEXY LADY(VIC. SEC. FASHION SHOW STYLR) NOT A STIFF ROBOT,AND SOME PERSONALITY WILL DO THE CHARM!!!!!!

  7. sam says:

    the reason why we don’t have anymore supermodels is not because their not interstiong Winston, it’s because WE lost the IMAGE of what a supermodel WAS!!! so how did we lose it??? it’s because of KATE MOSS & THE FASHION INDUSTRY!! kate moss was considered the ANTI SUPERMODEL, meaning she didn’t have the look that most of the SUPERMODELS(LINDA,CINDY,CLAUDIA,NAOMI,CHRISTY) have, the supermodels were curvy and sexy, kate moss was very thin, the supermodels had alot of personality, kate moss was very shy and quiet, the supermodels had “american” or “relatable/commercial” looks, kate moss had a odd look!! ALL THESE HAVE ALOT 2 DO WITH THE “SUPERMODEL TRAITS”, but what really went wrong is when the designers decided to book these kind’ve ANTI LOOKING GIRLS,sizes got smaller, and the cute look was no longer in, the SUPERMODEL LOOK was able to interest both female & male audiences, but the designers went for this “anti look” it all changed, ppl weren’t INTERESTED in this look(not suprised) IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CLEBRITIES BEING MORE INTERESTING,BUT THE FACT THAT WE LOST THE “LOOK”, the industry rather used models than clebrities because they were rare women that most ppl couldn’t be: 5’10 tall women with curves/ and pretty face!! I JUST HATE IT WHEN PPL COMPLAIN ABOUT NO SUPERMODELS, BUT DO NOTHING ABOUT IT.
    the KATE MOSS “ANTI LOOK” DAMAGED THE INDUSTRY, AND celebs are not close to those 90 supermodels because most of them are not that pretty they jus dress up and have shiny teeth, and don’t have that physiqueas the 90’s supermodels, ALSO THE WALKS OF THE MODELS 2DAY AND BACK THEN ARE MUCH MORE DIFFERENT, 2day its a stiff robotic walk with a straight face, back in the day models had personalities and had a cute sexy walk and alot of personality and SMILES in the face!

  8. sam says:

    i have nothing against kate moss at all, it’s just that this is the truth, i think kate is beatiful

  9. Gustavo says:

    OH GOD LETS TALK ABOUT SOMETHING GOOD!
    Nadja Auermann never looked so great! I loved the bleached hair, plus she poses like a diva. She definitely inherited some good manners from the good old supermodels days in the nineties…

  10. joyridejaunt says:

    The reason that models are no longer on the covers of magazines should be because they dont actually do anything apart from look fantastic. Some celebrities might not do much either, but they certainly have more substance than someone whose sole claim to fame is their fortunate genetic makeup.

  11. Ocean says:

    lol that pink goes with the carpet

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