The Iconoclast

November 7th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Isabella Rossellini.
Interview Magazine.
Bruce Weber. Steven Meisel. Peter Lindbergh. Herb Ritts. Robert Mapplethorpe.

Interview offers an inspired trip through the legendary beauty’s career from her photographic work, to cinematic endeavors. With a portfolio that includes images from nearly every major photographer and an equally diverse range of styles, the piece is a fitting tribute to one of fashion’s foremost personalities.


View the story and accompanying interview at Interview Magazine.com

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The Halloween Edit

October 31st, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Fashion has always held Halloween in a special esteem. Of all the holidays it allows for the most outlandish changes and transformations which means it is right up fashion’s alley. As such there are countless editorials that serve to inspire a bit of seasonal cheer, or at least serve as appropriate fodder for Halloween costumes. Take a look back at 10 editorials that make us think of all-Hallows eve and share your favorite spooky or kooky fashion story in the comments.

01. Ph. Tim Walker
Publication: Harper’s Bazaar
Who better to look to on Halloween than legendary filmmaker (and master of the spooky story) Tim Burton? Bazaar’s fashion trip through Burton’s filmography is a creepy classic.

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02. Ph. Jean-Francois Campos
Publication: Flair
Campos’ Nosferatu-esque zombies might not be as scary as the characters on The Walking Dead but it made for a great spooky editorial.

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03. Ph. Steven Klein (Art Partner)
Publication: Candy Magazine
There are quite a few Steven Klein stories that could be considered Halloween ready, but his fantastical male pregnancy saga for Candy is probably the most outlandish.

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04. Ph. Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello
Publication: Numéro
Sofia & Mauro took inspiration from Divine for this out there story that captures all the kitschy goodness of John Waters’ over the top film.

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05. Ph. Steven Meisel
Publication: American Vogue
The way in which each and every model on this story took on a classic rock persona was downright inspirational – Omhyra as Prince, Karolina Kurkova as Marilyn Manson, Sophie Dahl as Debbie Harry – the work by Pat McGrathGrace Coddington and Orlando Pita on this story was nothing short of iconic.

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06. Ph. Peter Lindbergh
Publication: Vogue Paris
Some of fashion’s own characters make for incredible costumes, case in point Sasha P morphing into John Galliano for Vogue Paris.

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07. Ph. Thomas Lagrange (Total Management)
Publication: Vogue Japan
You can’t have a Halloween roundup without a little vampirism and LaGrange’s slick beauty story puts a chic twist on bloodsucking.

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08. Ph. Steven Meisel
Publication: Vogue Italia
The inspiration for Meisel’s ‘The Discipline of Fashion’ was Ethel Granger, a woman who tightlaced for years in order to achieve a 13 inch waist! You don’t need to go that far to get into the story or the incredible, unnerving visuals.

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09. Ph. Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
Publication: V Magazine
A before and after of epic proportions where Eniko, Anja and Raquel are transformed via the use of Paddy Hartley’s transparent face masks. The clear plastic and cutouts distort the wearers face by changing its proportions in ways that range from beautiful to grotesque.

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10. Ph. Craig McDean
Publication: American Vogue
Before everyone was running out to grab their Avengers costume, Coco Rocha was playing fashion superhero in the pages of Vogue with this memorable McDean story.

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Photographer’s Choice

August 21st, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

When it comes to September issues Interview Magazine has raised the bar this year. Enlisting seven of the world’s premiere photographers to capture images of their ideal women Interview unleashed a series of covers high on creativity and filled with an appealing array of women from the world’s of modeling and film. Each image is powerful in its own way whether it is Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner) creating an idealized portrait of supermodel Naomi Campbell or Steven Klein (Art Partner) showcasing the erotic side of Oscar winner Nicole Kidman. With photographers given free reign to execute their images however they like and drive the direction of the September content the issue is heavy on arresting visuals and the kind of full-tilt creative freedom that makes for exciting editorials.

For more on the Photographers Issue head on over to Interview Magazine.com

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Naomi Campbell by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner) / Styled by Ludivine Poiblanc (Management + Artists)

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Amber Valletta by Craig McDean / Styled by Karl Templer

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Daria Werbowy by Mikael Jansson / Styled by Karl Templer

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Nicole Kidman by Steven Klein (Art Partner) / Styled by Karl Templer

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Léa Seydoux by Peter Lindbergh / Styled by Ludivine Poiblanc (Management + Artists)

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Keira Knightley by Patrick Demarchelier / Styled by Elin Svahn

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Factory Kids

July 29th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Who better to recreate the spirit of Andy Warhol’s Factory than Interview Magazine? The sixties are revisited in gritty fashion by Peter Lindbergh and Ludivine Poiblanc (Management + Artists) who enlist a slew of fresh faces to channel the energy and eclecticism that defined the time period. Casting directors Noah Shelley and Angus Munro select kids with the edge and personality needed to represent the downtown scene, Ronja FurrerHollie May Saker,  Lea Goode, Madison StubbingtonJoel Wolfe, Marley Chapman, Adam Lee, Jacob Bixenman, Mark L, Shannon Clagett and Steffy Argelich take center stage in Lindbergh’s stripped down images looking cool and nonchalant while wearing dressed down designer pieces. Though fashion fanatics are sure to spot modern looks from Proenza Schouler and Saint Laurent Paris among the wares featured in the editorial Lindbergh’s photos could easily pass as candid snapshots from a bygone era.

See the full story on Interview Magazine.com

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Campaigns Continued!

January 17th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

J.W. ANDERSON

Jamie Hawkesworth shoots a stark black and white campaign that highlights the youthful cast and the sculptural details of Anderson’s appealing spring collection. The clothes are in the forefront where they belong and the unique details seem even more impressive here than they did on the runway.

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ALBERTA FERRETTI

Peter Lindbergh and Mariacarla Boscono reunite for Alberta Ferretti’s elegant spring images. Lindbergh’s masterful use of light brings the collection to life, highlighting the rich color and exquisite embroidery. Mariacarla provides a regal presence, particularly in that stellar shot with the emerald green gown.

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HERMES

You’ll be hard presssed to find a more lush campaign this season than Hermes. The luxury house heads to the rainforest with a greenery filled and almost otherworldly series of images from Hans Silvester, a photographer known for his impressive fine art shots of natural settings and exotic locations. Diana Moldovan, Estee Rammant, Yumi Lambert and Sean O’Pry feature in Silvester’s captivating images.

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DIOR

A great collection deserves a great campaign and Raf Simons’ expansive spring collection gets the royal treatment by Willy Vanderperre (Art Partner). A multi-generational cast of top models featuring Stella Tennant, Edie Campbell, Julia Nobis and Elise Crombez poses in Vanderperre’s contrasting series of photos – black and white portraits on one side and candy colored full body shots on the other – the better to show off those exquisite Dior pieces and this phenomenal lineup of women.

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First Look : Interview Germany

April 17th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Interview Germany‘s latest issue is a bold mix of chic stories from top tier talent. With newly appointed, International Fashion Director, Julia von Boehm joining fashion director, Klaus Stockhausen for the first time the May issue represents something of a turning point for the publication. From the start you know you’re in for something different; two covers grab your attention, one featuring iconic German actress, Katja Riemann and the other starring top model Cara Delevingne as a doe-eyed vamp. Inside the magazine is dominated by imagery with attitude – the content that runs the gamut from sexy – Ben Hassett‘s avant-garde beauty story starring Marie Piovesan is sure to quicken your pulse, to simply captivating, Sebastian Faena shoots Magda Laguinge like we’ve never seen her before.  Casting by Samuel Ellis Scheinman.

Don’t take our word for it – get a first look inside the brand new issue of Interview Germany.

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Ph. Peter Lindbergh | Model – Cara Delevingne

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Ph. Ben Hassett | Model – Marie Piovesan | Hair – Akki Shirakawa | Makeup – Yadim

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Ph. Sebastian Faena | Styling – Julia von Boehm | Model – Magda Laguinge | Hair – Shay Ashual | Makeup – Jeanine Lobell

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Ph. Charlotte Wales | Styling – Clare Byrne | Models – Dauphine Mckee and Muriel Beal | Hair – Wesley O’Meara | Makeup – Justine Purdue

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Ph. Olaf Wipperfürth | Styling – Klaus Stockhausen | Star – Katja Riemann |

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Editorial Inspiration : Rear Window

March 20th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Hollywood costumer Edith Head’s legendary collaboration with filmmaker, Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most enduring fashion reference points. Head’s costumes with their luxurious detailing and elegant shapes were the ideal compliment to Hitchcock’s sophisticated heroines and together they shaped the iconic “Hitchcock Blonde” look. The duo worked together on nearly a dozen now classic films – Vertigo, Marnie, Notorious, To Catch a Thief, just to name a few and the legacy of those pictures has influenced everyone from Alexander McQueen to Bill Gayten.

The latest industry power player to find inspiration Head / Hitchcock is none other than Vogue Creative Director, Grace Coddington, who creates an impressive take on Rear Window’s 50s style fashions using the season’s key pieces, with the regal Carolyn Murphy filling the shoes of Grace Kelly and actor Tobey Maguire in the Jimmy Stewart role. The story shot by Peter Lindbergh recreates the atmosphere of L.B. Jeffries’ apartment down to the last detail, but gives things a Vogue twist. Ladylike pieces from Marc Jacobs, Oscar De La Renta and Miu Miu are mixed perfectly for a wardrobe that is steeped in vintage glamour, yet keeps its modernity. Carolyn certainly captures the All-American elegance of Grace and even though Tobey Maguire isn’t our first choice for a Jimmy Stewart substitute, this story still has all the charm & intrigue of a Hitchcock flick. 

VIEW THE FULL STORY ON VOGUE.COM

TAKE A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES AT GRACE CODDINGTON’S PHOTO DIARY 

THE INSPIRATION: Rear Window

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THE EDITORIAL: Window Dressing

Photographer: Peter Lindbergh
Fashion Editor: Grace Coddington
Models: Carolyn Murphy & Tobey Maguire
Hair, Didier Malige
Makeup, Stéphane Marais.
Set design, Viki Rutsch for Exposure NY
Produced by Ricardo D. Martins for North Six.

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All Images Courtesy of Vogue  - for more on the April issue check out Vogue.com

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State of Grace

November 19th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Grace Coddington by Sebastian Kim

On the eve of the publication of Grace Coddington‘s memoirs the famously flame haired fashion editor is everywhere. Pick up a copy of i-D Magazine‘s latest issue and you’ll see her on the cover, head to any news website worth its salt and you’ll find an excerpt from the tasteful tell-all (or just check it out on Vogue.com) detailing the backstory of some epic editorial moment straight from Vogue’s pages.  Indeed it seems we’re living in a state of Grace, so to speak, so what better time to look back on the trademarks of her work – those quintessential details that set her styling apart from everyone else. It would be impossible to go through twenty years of Grace and pick a few editorials that sum up the depth and diversity that make her work great, instead we look to four Coddington calling cards that are certain to appear in every one of her stories; glamour, history, fantasy and humour.


GLAMOUR

It goes without saying that Vogue is a repository for high-glamour imagery, but Grace has always pushed the borders of what that means. It isn’t enough to showcase off the runway looks or exquisite couture, the image has to convey something powerful and iconic.

‘The Heat of the Moment’ – Photographer Ellen von Unwerth, Model Naomi Campbell American Vogue, March 1998

‘High Art’ Photographer – Annie Leibovitz, Model – Natalia Vodianova, American Vogue November 2004

‘Daydreams’ Photographer Steven Klein, Models Daria Werbowy and Natalia Vodianova American Vogue September 2004

‘Talk to Her’ Photographer – Steven Meisel, Models – Joan SmallsCoco RochaKaren ElsonGuinevere Van SeenusCaroline TrentiniLiya KebedeAbbey Lee KershawDaphne Groeneveld, American Vogue 2012


HISTORY

Recreating the look and feel of historical periods with contemporary design has become something of a Vogue standard and when Grace takes on history the end result is always memorable. From haute baroque, to 50s style Brando-chic and 70s style glam rock, her interpretations of the past have always been fresh and dynamic.

‘French Twists’ Photographer – Annie Leibovitz, Models – Lily Cole, Gemma Ward, Gisele Bundchen, Daria Werbowy, Karen Elson, American Vogue May 2004

‘A Feast for the Eyes’ Photographer -Steven Meisel, Models – Kylie Bax, Amy Wesson, Elsa Benitez, Carolyn Murphy, Naomi Campbell, Michelle Behennah, Guinevere Van Seenus, Trish Goff, Chandra North,  American Vogue December 1996

‘Custom of the Country’ photographer Annie Leibovitz, Model Natalia Vodianova, American Vogue August 2012

‘Wild At Heart’ Photographer – Peter Lindbergh, Models – Helena ChristensenCindy Crawford,  Linda EvangelistaClaudia SchifferNaomi Campbell, Karen Mulder, Tatjana Patitz, and Stephanie Seymour, American Vogue 1991

Rock the House, photographer Steven Meisel, American Vogue, November 2001


FANTASY

No one creates a fantastical scenario via clothes quite like Grace does. Her instantly recognizable fairy tale collaboration with Annie Leibovitz has raised the bar for just about everyone by taking the familiar childhood tales and re-imagining them as fanciful fashion moments. Who says Alice can’t fall down the rabbit hole while wearing head to toe Tom Ford? Even with the elaborate sets, mythical allusions and high concept themes, Grace makes you notice the clothes first and foremost.

‘Joy to the World’ Photographer Steven Meisel, American Vogue December 2002

‘It’s a Jungle Out There’ Photographer – Steven Klein, Models – Maggie Rizer, Trish Goff, Oluchi Onweagba, Liisa Winkler, Anouck Lepere, Karolina Kurkova, American Vogue June 2001

‘Garden of Delights’ Photographer -Steven Meisel, Model – Caroline Trentini, American Vogue December 2006

‘Alice in Wonderland’ Photographer – Annie Leibovitz, Model – Natalia Vodianova , American Vogue December 2003

‘Wizard of Oz’ Photographer – Annie Leibovitz, Model – Keira Knightley, American Vogue December 2005

‘Romeo and Juliet’ Photographer – Annie Leibovitz, Model – Coco Rocha, American Vogue December 2008


HUMOUR

A concept that is regrettably missing in most fashion editorials yet always has a place in Grace’s work. Whether it is Stella Tennant leading a troop of boyscouts or Karen Elson starring as Grace herself, there is always that added touch of whimsy that makes her work a delight.

‘A Shot of Scotch’ Photographer – Arthur Elgort, Model – Linda Evangelista, American Vogue September 1991

‘Graceful Elegance’ Photographer – Steven Meisel, Model – Karen Elson, American Vogue August 2008

‘O’ Pioneers!’ Photographer – Arthur Elgort, Model – Stella Tennant, American Vogue June 2001

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