Summer’s Bombshell

June 24th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

When it comes to bringing the sexy it’s hard to compete with Emily Ratajkowski on the cover of this month’s GQ Magazine. Sporting little more than a floral lei and a come-hither look, Emily sizzles and showcases one of the best bodies in the business. The images by Michael Thompson (New York: Jed Root, New York: Jed Root) are sure to entice GQ’s target demographic so it’s no surprise that the magazine has dubbed her the official bombshell of summer. With her modeling career hitting new highs and a role in one of the moments biggest films it’s safe to say that we’ll be seeing plenty more of Emily this summer.

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Cover Star

December 4th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Joan Smalls.
Michael Thompson.

Fashion’s finest adds another major cover to her already impressive resume – check out Joan Smalls on the cover of the new Elle. Given that American Elle is usually reserved for Hollywood starlets and singers it’s big news when a model lands on the front page. As always the versatile Ms. Smalls looks flawless sporting ombre hair and a Givenchy gown on the Thompson helmed cover, but the accompanying interview holds the real surprises. Inside Joan shares her thoughts on fashion’s diversity issue, the forces that propelled her to the top and why she feels acting is the next step in her storied career.

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Class Acts

April 10th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

When in doubt, go for elegance. The latest ad campaigns eschew gimmicks and rely instead on the kind of classic polish that never goes out of style. Bastion of uptown chic Tiffany & Co. enlists the new generation of top models in a stylish campaign by Michael Thompson that puts those fabulous jewels on superstars Liya Kebede,Liu Wen, Arizona Muse, Karen Elson and Doutzen Kroes. The stunning cast adds a touch of freshness to one of luxury’s oldest names, while Thompson’s graceful shots show the timeless appeal of gemstones.

Prada’s pre-fall shots are every bit as beautiful, but there is a hint of edge in Steven Meisel‘s minimal studio shots. Irene HiemstraAmanda Murphy and Vanessa Axente look pristine in Meisel’s imagery and the pared down collection provides a down to earth, yet wholeheartedly Miuccia take on seasonal dressing. What could be more classic than a whole lot of gingham and a good ol’ fashioned statement bag?




Tiffany & Co. 2013
Michael Thompson
 (Photographer) Paul Cavaco (Fashion Editor/Stylist) Serge Normant (Hair Stylist) Gucci Westman (Makeup Artist)



Prada Pre-Fall 2013

Miuccia Prada
 (Designer) Steven Meisel (Photographer) Olivier Rizzo (Fashion Editor/Stylist) Ashley Brokaw (Casting Director)


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Bits & Bytes: Rico by Nick

October 23rd, 2009 |Posted by Betty

Rico Nieves. Ph: Nick Knight, image from Showstudio blog.

And the winner of the VMan/Ford Model contest is Rico Nieves, a charming American out of Ohio, USA. Picked by VMan and the illustrious Nick Knight, look for him in the upcoming VMAN. For more behind the scenes pics go to

And the award goes to Ryan McGinley for best advertising campaign.

Tyen is legendary and he’s found new fans over at Fashionista.

Christian Lacroix is interviewed!! Our friend Filep Motwary interviews Lacroix in a fascinating and lengthy interview.

We love these Alexander Wang shoes, specifically shoe 3 and 4.

A sign of the times? Jed Root, home to Michael Thompson and Sebastian Kim has signed the makeup artist’s version of the Sartorialist Michelle Phan. (They actually also rep The Sartorialist,Scott Schuman).

Some more great advice for aspiring photographers and creative folk.

Take a look at Nick Knight‘s new book and some of his iconic images.

You’ve seen the Arlenis Sosa OTM piece on MDC, get more behind the scenes excitement, here on the Imagist.

The Moment talks about designers and their schlubby personal outfits.. quite funny.

HILARIOUS! Fashionista has some great ideas for Halloween costumes including Karl Lagerfeld, Terry Richardson, etc..

Pierre Cardin, one of the original avant garde designers, celebrates 60 years with a new book.

Japan’s Fashion Week kicks off and Ai Tominaga judges the next generation of Asian models.

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Karen for Karan

September 26th, 2008 |Posted by Janelle

Karen Elson is the face of Donna Karan’s first ever resort campaign. Shot by Michael Thompson the leggy redhead is showcased in soft shades of pink as she displays Karan’s ultra-feminine resort offerings.

Karen Elson by Michael Thompson for Donna Karan Resort

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Michael Thompson

July 25th, 2008 |Posted by Betty

Michael Thompson‘s gallery debut will run from September 4th to October 25th at the Hasted Hunt gallery. Named by American Photo as “one of the most important photographers working today”, Thompson started out by assisting Irving Penn. That’s a hell of a place to start!

For more info on Michael and the debut, click here.

Natasha Poly. Ph: Michael Thompson for W, Feb 2008, info and pics courtesy of Jed Root

Ph: Michael Thompson. pic courtesy of Jed Root

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