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August 26th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

When you combine 7 of the biggest models of all time and Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott you are guaranteed a full scale fashion event. Interview Magazine delivers the month’s sleekest front pages via its September model issue, a tour de force trip through the models that matter, past and present. The star studded issue comes complete with a jam packed cover story that pays tribute to the timeless allure of the industry’s premier beauties.

For even more from the Model Issue – including interviews with each of the cover stars – go to Interview Magazine.com 

AMBER

Amber Valletta

DARIA

Daria Werbowy

CHRISTY

Christy Turlington

LINDA

Linda Evangelista

KATE

Kate Moss

NAOMI

Naomi Campbell

STEPHANIE

Stephanie Seymour

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Kate’s Allure

July 16th, 2013 |Posted by models.com

Allure Magazine breaks away from its usual cover model comfort zone of A-list actresses this month, by featuring a model on its August cover. And we’re not just talking any model here, we’re talking about none other than Kate Moss. The magazine hasn’t featured a high fashion model on its cover in nearly 10 years (Project Runway host Heidi Klum‘s May 2012 cover notwithstanding) so it only makes sense for the iconic Moss to land the first supermodel cover in years. Moss’s gorgeous cover shot is captivating, proving she still has that same spark from when she first got her big break over 20 years ago.

Photographer: Mario Testino | Creative Director – Paul Cavaco | Hair – Sam McKnight | Makeup – Tom Pecheux

Text by Victoria Perillo

View the full story on Allure.com

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Keeping Up With Ms. Moss

January 24th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

What would the fashion world do without the one and only Kate Moss? The always in demand Miss Moss is back and better than ever, racking up campaigns and editorials with an ease befitting her legendary status as the defining model of the past two decades. No one does it better, so kick back, relax and just take in the plentiful Kate goodness. Whether she’s looking lush on the cover of Love Magazine latest issue, or showing off her natural beauty in pared down ads for Vivienne Westwood and Rag & Bone, Kate looks stunning, it’s easy to see why the biz is still infatuated with Kate after all these years.

Look for a special Kate Moss surprise coming soon to Models.com!

Kate by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for LOVE no. 9, fashion editor Katie Grand

Kate by Tim Walker, fashion editor Katie Grand

Kate by Kate for Rag & Bone

Kate by Juergen Teller for Vivienne Westwood

Kate for Givenchy by Mert & Marcus

Kate by Mario Testino for Stuart Weitzman

Kate by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for Versace

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Blast from the Past: Mirabella

January 15th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

The news is always going on about the death of print, but what happens when a familiar favorite magazine really does go away forever? Fans of 90s fashion will fondly remember Mirabella, sitting on the newsstand alongside issues of Elle, Bazaar and Vogue. From 1989 to 2000 the magazine founded by  fashion fixture and former editor -in -chief of American Vogue, Grace Mirabella offered up a no-nonsense take on fashion. Appealing to women who valued not only style, but substance the magazine was chock full of the era’s trademarks: supermodels, shoulder pads and colorful imagery filled with designs from the likes of Yohji Yamamoto, and Helmut Lang.

Even though the days of Mirabella have long since passed, time hasn’t stripped the publication of its charms. Looking back there are a great many aspects of Mirabella that still feel contemporary: Sarah Moon’s haunting photography is just as relevant today as it was nearly two decades ago (check the latest Valentino campaign if you need proof) and Christy Turlington – a perennial Mirabella fave – is still one of the industry’s great beauties. Today’s obsession with model-style seems foreshadowed by Mirabella’s sleek Glen Luchford editorial styled by none other than Kate Moss and it’s hard to think of a glossy that wouldn’t jump at the chance to publish a feature along these lines today. Styles may come and go but Ines de la Fressange still turns heads as trendsetter for the ages and Regan Cameron’s images of the legendary French muse are an enduring delight.

Amber Valletta & Michaela Bercu

Christy Turlington

Chandra North by Glen Luchford, styling by Kate Moss

Honor Fraser and Yael Reich by Sarah Moon

Christy Turlington by Fabrizio Ferri

Kristen McMenamy by William Garrett

Ines de la Fressange by Regan Cameron

Janine Giddings by Sheila Metzner

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The Look of Ryan McGinley

December 10th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Ryan McGinley‘s evolution from downtown documentarian, to creator of slick fashion imagery has been one of the most interesting progressions in recent memory. The worlds of art photography and fashion photography have always had a bit of overlap, but in recent years the lines have blurred, with talented photographers moving between boundaries with ease and creating work that satisfies the tenants of either style. McGinley has always had a knack for capturing his subjects at their most unfiltered, whether that means a candid snap of a skateboarder, a hedonistic nude shot in the upstate wilds, or an elegant portrait of a top model or celebrity. There is always something unguarded and fresh about his images that makes them memorable and sets them apart. The dreamy scenarios and saturated colors that dominate his fashion work, make his pictures among the most compelling contributions to magazines of late. Take a look back through is work and see why we’re wild for the McGinley take on things.

Richard (Donkey) 2012

Peacock (Rose Quartz), 2012

Taylor (Snakes), 2011

Albino Peacock (Rose Red), 2012

Jake (Shining Rock), 2008

Amanda (Falling Leaves), 2010

Sal, 2010 | All Images Ryan McGinley.com 


Daria Werbowy - W Magazine, January 2013 | See full story at WMagazine.com

Karlie Kloss NY Times T Magazine, December 2012 | See the full story at NY Times.com

Sienna Miller, British Vogue, April 2012

Kate Moss, W Magazine 2007 | See the full story at W Magazine.com

Edun S/S 2012 | See the full campaign in the database 

Stella McCartney F/W 2009 | See the full campaign in the database

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The Dream Team

November 29th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Naomi Campbell.
Kate Moss.
Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
.
Patti Wilson.
Interview Russia.

Our favorite dynamic duo reunites for an elegant black and white set by Mert & Marcus. Every time Naomi and Kate pair up the end result is an instantly iconic shot and this is no exception. Are you feeling the controversial covers?

Photos Courtesy of Interview Russia

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Balenciaga Moments

November 5th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Nicolas Ghesquiere by Steven Meisel

We were shocked and a bit saddened today to hear of Nicolas Ghesquiere‘s departure from Balenciaga. After 15 years at the legendary house, Ghesquiere is parting ways with the luxury powerhouse, a label he helped become one of the most influential and respected in the business. Though we know this is likely the start of an exciting new beginning (let the rumors begin) we can’t help but look back at a few of our absolute favorite Balenciaga moments, from the very first collection to those infamous leggings. Take a look at our favorites and let us know yours in the comments.


THE REVIVAL

In 2012 it seems like there are new designers shuffling in to breathe life into old houses every few months, that wasn’t so much the case back in 1997. At 25 after assisting designers like Jean Paul Gaultier and paying his dues behind the scenes at several brands, Ghesquière came to Balenciaga to design for the brand’s Japanese licensing partner. Hardly the most glamourous gig – but his talent was evident and soon he found himself creative director of a brand that had yet to rediscover its footing. His first show back in S/S 98 changed all that, with a darkly chic update on the brand’s identity that made the fashion press stand up and take notice. View the collection in full for yourself at Balenciaga.com.


THE BAG

Seasonal styles of the popular Balenciaga bags

It bags come and go, but modern classics are very rare indeed. Ghesquière knocked the ball out of the park when he launched Balenciaga’s Lariat bag in 2000, the oft imitated but never duplicated style has been seen on the arm of everyone from Mary-Kate Olsen to Carine Roitfeld and is still going strong.


THE GAINSBOURG CONNECTION

Nicolas Ghesquiere and Charlotte Gainsbourg by Jean Paul Goude for Harper’s Bazaar

Twilight cutie Kristen Stewart may be the latest actress to catch Ghesquière’s eye, but the original Balenciaga-fille has got to be Charlotte Gainsbourg, a woman whose idiosyncratic beauty and avant-garde career choices mirror the spirit of Ghesquière’s boundary breaking aesthetic. Serving as both muse and face of the line’s signature fragrances, Gainsbourg is a fixture in the Balenciaga front row and in the brand’s iconography.


THE FLOWERS

Jennifer Connolly for Balenciaga S/S 08 by David Sims

It is hard to go back through Ghesquière’s 15 years at Balenciaga and pick the most memorable collections, each collection has its own merits but there are a few that take on special significance. S/S 2008′s floral explosion remains one of the most daring and influential, just when we thought we knew what to expect we got hit with a strong dose of flower power. Reactions to the collection may have been divisive, but it jumpstarted the current craze for bold, head-to-toe print and has been replicated by everyone from H&M to Celine.


THE ARCHIVES


Cristobal Balenciaga Cape, 1963 – Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere F/W 2006 cape on Coco Rocha

Every designer working at a storied house has access to a wealth of archival inspiration, but only a select few put it to good use. Ghesquière was always adept at taking Cristobal’s shapes and points of reference, then modernizing them, either with subtle changes or grand re imaginings. Take a look at how Cristóbal’s 1963 cape compared to the oversized brocade cape from the F/W 06 show.


MOD MOMENTUM

Freja Beha Erichsen for Balenciaga F/W 05 by David Sims

Sixties style mod looks often found a place on Ghesquière’s runways and made for some of the most memorable looks; who can forget the mod touches in the F/W 05 and F/W 06 collections?


MARIE AMELIE

Marie Amelie’s interpretation of Balenciaga in Strict Elegance from Interview – Ph. Craig McDean

As much as we love Nicolas’ work, all the credit for Balenciaga’s longstanding cultural impact can’t rest solely on his shoulders. As the brand’s stylist, muse and loyal supporter, Marie-Amélie Sauvé has shaped the Balenciaga look for years on the runway and in numerous editorials. Some of our favorite Balenciaga moments occurred while looking at her artful and creative interpretations of that look in the pages of magazines like Interview and Vogue Paris.


i-ROBOT

Kate Moss by Sølve Sundsbø for Numero Tokyo‘s inaugural issue.

Perhaps the singularly most infamous pair of leggings in history and certainly one of the most iconic Balenciaga pieces of all time. How many leggings find their way onto the bodies of Terence Koh, Kate Moss and Beyoncé Knowles? Not to mention the omnipresent place these leggings held in fashion edits for nearly a year. We love it when Balenciaga goes on a sci-fi streak!


THE GIRLS 

Balenciaga S/S 2002 by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

Every season we’ve looked forward to see which beauties would be featured in the Balenciaga campaign and to date we’ve yet to be disappointed. Whether it is a bonafide supermodel like Gisele Bundchen, or Christy Turlington or a fresh crop of brand new faces, Balenciaga always goes for the unexpected and remains one of the few brands whose campaigns can really launch a compelling face.


THE COPYCATS

The one thing we’ll miss most about Ghesquire at Balenciaga is his ability to kickstart a design trend. There are whole websites devoted to looks cribbed from Balenciaga and while all designers get inspired by each other every now and then it was always amusing to see who was drawing inspiration from Ghesquire.


THE EDITORIALS

There were and are so many great editorial images that involved Balenciaga, but we’ll end on this great shot of Gemma Ward by Nick Knight for Pop Magazine.

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A Tale of Two Kates

November 2nd, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Lately it seems like everyone has an opinion on Kate Upton and usually it is a strong one. There are those who say she’s bringing classic curvaceousness back to fashion, those who find her nouveau-pinup schtick grating and of course there are her legions of adoring fans. Fortunately, the only opinions that matter at the end of the day are those of the photographers, stylists and editors who keep falling under her spell. The latest Uptonite is of course Steven Meisel, a man who knows a thing or two about what makes a model great. Meisel features Kate’s ample charms in the latest issues of Vogue Italia and American Vogue, a feat that would be a coup for any model, but for Upton it takes on a special signifigance. Love her or hate her she’s sticking around and is going to be a part of some beautiful imagery.

View the entire Kate Upton feature – complete with video – on Vogue.it

Kate Upton by Steven Meisel, styling by Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele, Makeup – Pat McGrath, Hair – Oribe / Images – Vogue.it


Speaking controversial Kates, the one and only Kate Moss surfaces on the cover of Vanity Fair looking resplendent in new shots from Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. It is rare for VF to feature living celebrities on their covers, but that is a testament to Moss’ enduring crossover appeal – even those with no interest in fashion know the legend and mystique that is Kate. Odds are that many of those same people will be lining up to find out more about Miss Moss when her autobiography / picture tome hits bookstores. Kate has always maintained an air of mystery (this is the woman who famously gave one word answers in a post-scandal interview) but she sets the record straight on certain subjects in VF, which makes this a must read.

Take a look back at Kate’s 25 year career on Vanity Fair’s slideshow | Read the Interview on VF.com 

Kate Moss by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for Vanity Fair / Images – Vanity Fair

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