Blast from the Past: Editors As Models

March 28th, 2012 Posted by Janelle comments (14)

Much is said about the relatively short span of most modeling careers. If you’re among the lucky few like Malgosia Bela or Naomi Campbell, you can model for decades, but most people who start their careers on the catwalk find that 15 minutes of fame comes and goes quickly. This isn’t always a bad thing, many move on to bigger and better things; you can’t see a movie without spotting a model-turned-actress and you can’t work on a fashion shoot without stumbling into someone had a modeling moment. Today we take a look at a few of the fashion editors who’ve done their share in front of the camera.

Camilla Nickerson  – Camilla has been styling since the 80s, but back in 1993 she graced the cover of Vogue Italia shot by Steven Meisel and if that doesn’t count for a model moment, we don’t know what does.

Tabitha Simmons - Shoe designer, stylist, Vogue Contributing editor – Tabitha Simmons has got a full plate on her hands, but somehow she found the time to strut down the Balenciaga runway back in Spring/Summer 02 when she was modeling. We have to say that Ms. Simmons looks right at home in those Ghesquière trousers – wouldn’t mind seeing her on back on the catwalk again if she ever gets a moment free!

Julia Sarr-Jamois Wonderland Magazine‘s Fashion Editor is a rising star and a regular on the street style blogs, where she always looks camera ready. It should come as no surprise then that she modeled in her teens in ads for brands like Diesel and Fred Perry, but switched to styling because she wanted to express herself creatively.

Grace Coddington - If you’ve Netflixed The September Issue, you know that Grace began her fashion tenure as a model for 60s superstar photographers like Avedon & Carpatian – see her 1962 Vogue cover below. Her modeling career was cut short by a car accident at 26, but she went on to innovate the industry behind the scenes at British Vogue & American Vogue.

Edward Enninful – When he was 16, Edward was spotted on the train by none other than Simon Foxton, two weeks later he was scouted by a modeling agent! By 17 he was shooting with Nick Knight and introduced to i-D’s Terry Jones – thus began one of fashion’s most prolific and interesting careers.

 

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14 Comments

  1. Eamon says:

    Nice post! Love a bit of history :)

  2. macaroon says:

    go models!

  3. Mia says:

    Grace looks like Trentini.

  4. trumancapote says:

    Grace could not have had a better name !!!

  5. glunge says:

    we can’t forget carine.

    and annett aurell, anne christensen, jacob k, spela lenarcic, kasia pysiak. the list goes on…

  6. Nik says:

    I love revisiting stories of the legends. Grace Coddingron is such a lovely lady. I love her.(I wonder why I never caught that Vogue cover before.) And Eddie Enninful!*!;-) I too love a good piece of nostalgia. This was a good one Janelle!

  7. muglerette says:

    what about emanuelle alt modelling for jean paul gaultier a/w 94/95

  8. radouane says:

    the first cover…i would swear its Christy turlington..lol

  9. poo says:

    Janelle, this is such a lovely post. I too am seeing that Grace’s Vogue cover for the first time–I don’t think it’s in her book, which seems odd now, come to think of it.

  10. Anti B. says:

    The smart ones always end up behind the scenes.

  11. glunge says:

    ps. china machado, tonne goodman, charlotte stockdale…

  12. DavidD says:

    Love it! <3 Edward!!

  13. Kat says:

    Grace looks absolutely gorgeous!!!

  14. Ronnie Peterson says:

    Graces seems like Trish Goff in this one.

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