Change of Guard

June 10th, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

As soon as Vanity Fair Italy previewed cover images from Vogue Italia’s “China” issue the internet was abuzz over the non-Meisel round-up of photographers– confirming the whispers that the storied lensman would longer shoot every cover. For models, having a VI cover by Steven Meisel served as a badge of honor and a telltale of imminent visibility.  Steven’s famous partiality for beautiful women and inimitable eye has forecasted and launched numerous careers. So needless to say, his absences after holding the fort since 1988 is big news.

For the the “China” issue, Vogue Italia enlisted Craig McDean, Mario Sorrenti, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott and Steven Klein to help carry the weight of Meisel’s absence, shooting a cast of established Chinese beauties Fei Fei Sun, Xiao Wen JuJing Wen and newer faces like Yuan Bo Chao, Fernanda Ly and Gia Tang. Each cover bears the visual thumbprint from this league of extraordinary photographers: McDean’s romantic evocations; Sorrenti’s audacious arrangements; Mert and Marcus’ high-styled narratives and Klein’s surreal interpretations. Whether or not it’s enough to fill the void, the praise-worthy selection of models by these modern masters in celebration of China certainly stands on its own.


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Xiao Wen Ju by Steven Klein (Art Partner) / Images courtesy of IMG (New York)

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Fine China

April 23rd, 2015 |Posted by Irene Ojo-Felix

China has been haunted by literary tropes that have shown but a fraction of the rich, dynastic culture it has. For this summer’s Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition, “China: Through the Looking Glass”, The Costume Institute in collaboration with the Met’s Department of Asian Art, will examine the influence of the Chinese aesthetics on Western fashion. For the latest issue of American Vogue, Steven Meisel and Grace Coddington have taken this examination one step further highlighting elegant, vintage couture creations on the lithe form of Fei Fei Sun. From the blossoming branches of a new season to come to the alluring, sensual mystery of a woman not to be trifled with, this year’s exhibit shows the range of narratives that surrounds the enigmatic country of the Far East.

Pick up the latest issue of Vogue on newsstands this week.

Photographer- Steven Meisel (Art + Commerce), Stylist- Grace Coddington, Model- Fei Fei Sun, Make-Up-Pat McGrath (Streeters London), Hair- Guido Palau (Art + Commerce)

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Legs Are Not Doors: Proenza Schouler

March 20th, 2015 |Posted by models.com

Proenza Schouler‘s cool, downtown vibe continues this Spring 2015 season with plenty of long fringe and exotic skins to go around courtesy of the styling from Sara Moonves (Camilla Lowther Management). Directed by Harley Weir with creative direction by Jen Brill, film Legs Are Not Doors shows resident cool girls looking enticing as ever. A very pregnant Liv TylerChloe SevignyLiya Kebede, Binx Walton, Fei Fei Sun, Laura Love, Raina Hamner, Solveig Almaas, India Menuez, and Olympia Scarry make vulnerable sincerity appear so charming. (post by Irene Ojo and Steven Yatsko)

Still images courtesy of Harley Weir
Casting by Kegan Webb

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T Magazine China: Pride of Place

March 13th, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

For the inaugural issue of T Magazine China Fei Fei Sun takes pride of place in the meditative cover story “A Moment of Momentum” photographed by Paola Kudacki (Camilla Lowther Management). The ensuing editorial evokes a balanced landscape with harmonizing elements of design, Fei Fei as its axis. Beautifully contoured and contrasting styling courtesy of Lucia Liu summons a zen symmetry against the minimalistic, sparing scenery. Operating within the spatial compositions Liu artfully utilizes silvery two-tones scarce in color and simple contours to help realize that moment of momentum. For the two cover images Fei Fei wears a more graphically ornamented dress from Louis Vuitton’s S/S 2015 collection. Slick wispy hair by Kevin Ryan and satiny makeup from Sil Bruinsma (Streeters New York) instill essences of romanticism and nature within the coldness of the rock garden of shape and line. An equally meditative fashion film accompanies the story, seen below. In it the Chinese model’s airy, tranquil movements are backed by a droning atmospheric track becoming altogether something that feels quite philosophical and culturally appropriate. T China is an extension of its lifestyle and fashion namesake The New York Times Style Magazine.

Photos and video courtesy of T Magazine China, exclusively for models.com

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Beyond the Pale

February 25th, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

A white dress can stand for many things: the purity of a wedding gown, the minimalism of a slip dress, or even the bohemian chic of a floor-grazing maxi dress. White as a color was embraced by fashion this spring with a variety of designers offering their own take on the classic LWD. For the latest Vogue Turkey photographer Cuneyt Akeroglu shoots several of the moment’s biggest faces in all-white looks that compliment each girl’s natural beauty. Alessandra Ambrosio, Jourdan Dunn,, Fei Fei Sun, Jessica Stam and Behati Prinsloo are radiant in Akeroglu’s photographs which display them at their most beautiful with little adornment beyond those beautiful pale dresses.


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Grand Dames

November 5th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

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The holiday season comes early with Walker’s delightful new covers for Vogue China. Walker’s minimal images offer a stripped down take on fantastical fashion, with the focus solely on the clothes, the girls and decorative calligraphy on the right. The resulting covers are elegant, evocative and easily rank amongst the best of the year. (casting by Larissa Gunn)

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Instagirls

August 19th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Models on the cover of American Vogue?! They said it couldn’t be done, but the new supers have taken the front page for September and provide a thrilling respite from the usual with a multi-girl cover filled with smiles and sparkling gowns. Joan Smalls, Cara Delevingne and Karlie Kloss lead the pack on the main cover looking exceptional in Mario Testino (Art Partner)’s upbeat cover shot. On the inside the next generation of beauties takes center stage with Arizona Muse, Edie Campbell, Imaan Hammam, Fei Fei Sun, Vanessa Axente, and Andreea Diaconu serving as Vogue’s latest lineup of stars. As with any high profile cover there is sure to be debate over who is and isn’t included in the line up – are you pleased with Vogue’s September selection, or are their other faces who you’d like to see on the cover as well? Sound off in the comments!

See the full story on Vogue.com

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Dior’s Darlings

July 18th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Willy Vanderperre (Art Partner) and Raf Simons join forces once again for Dior‘s fall campaign creating an atmosphere of simple pleasures and girlish delights. Led by Julia Nobis and Fei Fei Sun the ads focus on a group of glamorous femmes in a classic Parisian flat, enjoying conversation, a glass of wine and of course designs from Simons’ ladylike collection. Helena Severin and Kasia Jujeczka join the fun sporting bar bags and the ubiquitous lace-up pieces that made the show so memorable. In the accompanying film the ads come to life, a techno beat pumping as the girls laugh, pose and move around the stylishly appointed apartment.

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