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20 More All-Time Fashion Icons

April 2nd, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Time Magazine‘s list of the 100 Greatest Fashion Icons is a compelling read. There are some obvious choices – Karl, Coco, Marc, Naomi, Linda & Kate are absolute icons. There are also few unsuspected surprises – we love The Row but, it was shocking to see the Olsen Twins mentioned alongside names like Schiaparelli and Prada. Perhaps the most interesting thing about the list were the names that don’t even appear at all. Time’s list passed over a host of bonafide icons from the world’s of design, entertainment and modeling. Here are 20 people Time missed that we think deserve to be held alongside the icons of the industry.

DESIGNERS

1. MADAME GRES
The legendary couturier, creator of the draped dress and one of the first designers to utilize the bias cut. Should be up there with Chanel!

2. HALSTON
Seminal American designer of the seventies, without the Halston look designers like Michael Kors wouldn’t exist.

3. THIERRY MUGLER
Mugler’s boundary pushing fashions defined the 80s and early 90s with their exaggerated proportions and dangerous sex appeal. Nicola Formichetti‘s revamp of Mugler’s label is nice and all, but nothing can ever compare to the original.

4. YOHJI YAMAMOTO
The unquestioned master of Japanese design – his omission from the list left us flabbergasted.

5. OLIVIER THEYSKENS
One of the brightest talents to emerge in the past decade. His designs at Rochas and Nina Ricci raised the bar for everyone in the industry and at Theory he continues to innovate.

MAKEUP ARTISTS & HAIR STYLISTSthere wasn’t a single makeup artist or hairstylist on the list and that in itself is downright criminal.

5. PAT McGRATH
From the game changing looks she’s created over the years on the runways, to her role in shaping Rooney Mara’s transformation in Girl With the Dragon tattoo, Pat has more than made an impact on the way we view makeup.

6. WAY BANDY
Creative genius behind those epic Scavullo shots that dominated the 70s and continue to inspire. Was one of the first makeup artists to step into the publishing field with his book, Designing Your Face.

7. VIDAL SASSOON (with Grace Coddington)
The man behind every geometic bob ever to exist and one of the first hair stylists to achieve celebrity status. Remember that gorgeous pixie Mia Farrow had in Rosemary’s Baby? You can thank Vidal for that.

MODELS

8. VERUSCHKA
One of the most photographed women of all time and the model in one of the most influential fashion films, Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow Up.

9. CHRISTY TURLINGTON
You can’t exclude one of the most important members of the Trinity and not expect to hear about it. On top of being one of the most prolific supermodels ever, Christy’s continued humanitarian put her at the top of the list.

10. BROOKE SHIELDS
The face of the 80s in every way imaginable. From those unforgettable brows, to the Calvin ads that live on as the standard even now, Shields is iconic in every way.

MUSES

11. MARILYN MONROE & ELIZABETH TAYLOR
Two legends of vintage style who didn’t make the list. We can’t think of a single more copied look than Marilyn’s pneumatic bottle blonde chic. The public frenzy over La Liz’s posthumous Christies auction all but proves her lasting influence as an icon of celebrity style.

12. IRIS APFEL
When the Met launches an entire collection based around your style, you know that you’re a legend. Apfel has inspired everyone from MAC Cosmetics, to labels like Suno, Prada and countless fashionphiles.

EDITORS / INSIDERS

13 & 14.CATHY HORYN & SUZY MENKES
The two strongest and most opinionated voices in fashion criticism surely deserve a spot on the iconic list. Besides, where would we be without Suzy’s inimitable hair croissant?

15. ANNA DELLO RUSSO
If the street style revolution has a face it belongs to the outlandish and perennially over the top, Ms. Dello Russo. If Lady Gaga gets a slot for sartorial antics, so should Anna.

16. POLLY MELLEN
From Miss Porter’s school to the pages of Vogue, Bazaar and Allure, in her nearly 50 year career Mellen contributed to some of fashion’s most memorable imagery.

PHOTOGRAPHERS

17. PETER LINDBERGH
One of the more shocking omissions, Lindbergh’s signature cinematic style has stood the test of time.

18. MERT ALAS & MARCUS PIGGOTT
For better or worse their sleek, surreal style changed the landscape of fashion photography forever.

19. BILL CUNNINGHAM
The creator of street style and still its very best representative. Forget Sart, Garance, Tommy Ton and all the others – Bill originated it all.

INNOVATORS

20. MILENA CANONERO
Costume designer Edith Head gets a nod for her role in shaping Hollywood glamour, but Canonero’s inventive costuming doesn’t get a mention. Her role in crafting our vision of subversive glamour is unparalleled; Clockwork Orange, The Hunger, Barry Lyndon, Marie Antoinette – the list goes on.

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Homme Goods

March 14th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Sean O’Pry.
David Sims.
Vogue Hommes International.

The iconic men’s publication rediscovers the power of having a model on its cover – sure we would have liked to see a corresponding editorial, but when you’ve got Sean, Sims & some white on white styling courtesy of Beat Bolliger you don’t need anything more.

Meanwhile on Vogue Hommes Japan, a male model dream team shot by Terry Richardson makes the cover. Allen Taylor, Dae Na, Justin Halley and the stunning Stenmark twins (Jordan & Zac) wear matching tuxes in the sleek shot styled by Nicola Formichetti.

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Lacey Things

November 4th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Emma Summerton and Patti Wilson tackle the season’s lace trend with an elegant story for Vogue Italia. With Aline Weber sporting some of the season’s key pieces, the story hits all the right  notes. Look closely and you’ll see Ralph Lauren‘s infamous dragon dress (fresh from Rooney Mara‘s November Vogue cover) and Stella McCartney’s popular polka dot number and even a look from Nicola Formichetti‘s Mulgler reboot. Shot in Summerton’s frosty color palette and accented by Shay Ashual & Mathias van Hooff‘s hair and makeup magic, the images are pure fashion fantasy.

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Bits & Bytes: YSL Dreams

May 18th, 2011 |Posted by Betty


We took a peek at the new YSL Eyewear video and we’re obsessed with the dramatic visuals created by Karim Sadli. With the exceptional Clement Chabernaud and pristine new face Othilia Simon wearing nothing but YSL’s new line of glasses and shades, it’s a stunning way to highlight the collection. (still courtesy of Artlist)

Fashion and photography news:

Gene Lemuel, one of Kate Moss‘ earliest photographers talks to Style.com about her IT factor (and how he also discovered Milla Jovovich).

Go ahead, you know you want to seeInez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin‘s Tumblr account.. gorgeous previews all around.

The super lensman Rankin, co founder of Dazed & Confused is coming to NYC’s Milk Gallery next week and he’s choosing a few of you to shoot. Find out details here.

Photographer Ben Watts collaborates with Hipstamatic on a new lens, the Bondi Hipstapak. Check out his Behati Prinsloo in Mexico on Fashionista. We are SO getting that!

Hear the delightfully sexy-voiced Nicola Formichetti talk about his new Lady Gaga themed collaboration with Gilt Groupe.

The iconic Yohji Yamamoto in his new documentary, WWD reviews the film.

Check out the FU Crew’s interview w/ Hungarian photographer Marton Perlaki. They’re doing some really cool things over there in Hungary.

Model news:

The beautiful Ashley Smith is interviewed by Ponyryder.

The rise and rise of the Australian model. Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa, casting director James Scully and Models.com’s own Wayne Sterling expound to Frockwriter on why Aussie girls are so in fashion.

Tao Okamoto‘s Japanese agent comments on modeling in Japan after the disaster, and who she credits as the pioneer Japanese model who started the rise in Japanese modeling.

Speaking of Tao, models in NYC, clean out your closet now! Support Tao and her friends in their benefit to Save Japan. Trust us when we say the growing list of supermodels helping out is eye-popping!

Around tomorrow, May 19th in NYC? Join Coco Rocha and Behati Prinsloo for their benefit at Industria to help Malawi kids

Congratulations Sara Ziff! The model/award winning filmmaker graduates with top honors from Columbia.

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Bits & Bytes: The New Beauty

March 23rd, 2011 |Posted by Betty

Along with Chanel Iman‘s recent appearance in DKNY’s Be Delicious, replacing Lara Stone, Eva Mendes is the new face of Thierry Mugler’s Angel, replacing Naomi Watts (WWD subscription required). That makes 2 women of color entering the high fashion fragrance game. Diversity, one step at a time.

We totally support Tao Okamoto as she rallies for Japan.

This Saturday Britt Maren along with Alana Zimmer host a brunch to benefit Japan at The Fat Radish. There will be live music, a silent auction and a wonderful meal too – click to get your tickets as space is limited!

Vogue Italia’s Franca Sozzani petitions against anorexia websites.

Hint Mag talks to Nicola Formichetti about finding the Mugler Face, Rick Genest.

Wynton Marsalis, Martha Stewart, Zac Posen, Michael Stipe and more at this fundraiser for Japan on Wednesday. Fascinating group for sure!

Sessilee Lopezz’s mom comes out with a handbook for moms and dads of budding supermodels.

Anna Wintour, consigliere? We love it.

VMan extends their modelsearch to April 15. Considering it’s for a shoot with Steven Klein styled by Nicola Formichetti, I would submit my pic if I could get away with it. Vote on your favorite submissions as well!

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Born This Way!

March 22nd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

How can we talk about i-D‘s Exhibitionist issue without talking about the biggest exhibitionist of them all? Lady Gaga takes to the pages of i-D with a stunning story by Mariano Vivanco, that showcases the Mugler label’s versatile menswear. Whether you’re a boy, girl, or little monster you look good when Nicola Formichetti‘s is styling and Billy B is providing the out of this world makeup. Naturally, Gaga looks fabulous, she was the number one on top 50 after all…

For even more on the Exhibitionist Issue head over to i-D Online.com




Special Video Luca Finotti

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The Mugler Man

March 14th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Nicola Formichetti‘s tattooed muse Rick Genest isn’t the typical male model model, but his one of a kind look has certainly grabbed the attention of the fashion crowd. In the latest edition of GQ Style Rick shines in a story by Karim Sadli; dressed in head to toe Mugler (styled by Nicola of course) Rick brings a touch of the macabre to the minimal images.

Read the full interview in the Spring/Summer 2011 issue of GQ Style, on-sale from this Thursday 17th March

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Mugler Mania!

March 2nd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

The women of Mugler have always been otherworldly, but now that Nicola Formichettiis at the helm the inspiration is straight out of science fiction. For a taste of the show before it happens look at Benjamin Alexander Huseby‘s stunning film of the Mugler inspiration sculpture created by Rein Vollenga. Crafted by hand out of epoxy; the life size beauty is a one of a kind piece that will be be on display during the show. Vollenga is also the designer of the collection’s eye catching accessories, so brace yourself for some incredible statement pieces.

Mugler from Ice Cream on Vimeo.

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