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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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Pure & Simple

March 13th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Peter Lindbergh.
Iris Strubegger.
Vogue Germany.

Who says a great cover shot needs to be complicated; the April German Vogue gives us straight forward and evocative image that captures everything we love about Lindbergh’s work and Iris’ allure.

For more on the issue check out Vogue.de

Hair Armin Morbach | Makeup Emmanuel Sammartino | Styling Florentine Pabst

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Cover to Cover : November

October 17th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

November provides us with an unusually high supply of beautiful covers featuring our favorite girls, but which one is the best of the bunch? Tell us your thoughts on this month’s lineup of covers.

Rosie Huntington Whiteley by Alexi Lubomirski on Vogue Germany
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and Rosie never fails to look sexy, but it would have been nice to see her in some couture.

Mariacarla Boscono on Vogue Korea
As one of the girls who can do no wrong, Mariacarla never fails to excite, but we’re not sure if this icy image illustrates the ‘Woman Power’ headline.

Naomi Campbell by Ronald Dick on Lurve Magazine
The combo of Gareth Pugh and no-eyebrows is a striking look on the iconic Ms. Campbell.

Bambi Northwood Blyth by JM Ferrater METAL Magazine
The edgy Spanish must read gives us an elegant and delicately beautiful image of Bambi at her best.

Edita Vilkeviciute by Peter Lindbergh on Vogue China
Edita, Lindbergh and loads of Vuitton, what’s not to love?

Miranda Kerr by Jillian Davison on Harper’s Bazaar Australia
Mrs. Bloom in a curve conscious Mary Katrantzou ensemble that grabs your attention.

Lara Stone by Mario Sorrenti on Vogue Japan
At this point everyone is probably tired of seeing that Givenchy collection on magazine covers, but Lara looks fresh nonetheless.

Alina Baikova by Nicole Bentley on Vogue Australia
It is always summer somewhere and Aussie Vogue rings in the season with Alina in stripes and brights.

Lindsey Wixson by Phil Poynter on W Korea
Dramatic posing and an outlandish outfit bring this image to life – bonus points to anyone who can ID the ensemble!

Jac Jagaciak by Nino Munoz on Numero Tokyo
Jac never fails to look sweet, though it would have been lovely to see a smile on this ‘Gentle-lady’ themed cover.

 

 

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On A Wim

August 22nd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Peter Lindbergh pays tribute to director Wim Wenders’ classic, Wings of Desire with a dreamy black and white story in Numero starring Daphne Groeneveld and actor Pascal Greggory. This isn’t the first time Lindbergh has referenced Wenders fashion fans may remember his 93′ Bazaar editorial featuring Amber Valletta, as an angel watching over Manhattan. We like to think of the Numero feature as a continuation of that story, with Daphne taking on the role of angel with aplomb.

Image Credit | Noir Facade

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If Looks Could Kill

June 13th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Peter Lindbergh brings his masterful touch to the pages of American Vogue with an elegant story featuring Lara Stone, Frida Gustavsson and True Blood star Alexander Skarsgård. Taking cues from 40s film noir and the unrivaled glamour of days past, Grace Coddington styles the trio in retro looks from Marc Jacobs and Proenza Schouler. Lara plays femme fatale in sumptuous furs and red lips, while Frida is an unaffected ingenue in mary-janes and classic gowns: which of these beauties can Mr. Skarsgård trust? No one knows for sure, but Lindbergh’s atmospheric photos keep us guessing.

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Raising Arizona

January 18th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

American Vogue doesn’t miss a casting beat lately! Fresh off the heels of her YSL and Prada campaigns girl of the moment, Arizona Muse is featured prominently in a charming story by Peter Lindbergh. Minimalist sportswear styled by Tonne Goodman, the natural beauty of the Southwest and Arizona’s effortless pose; it all combines to make a lovely story. The cameo by Arizona’s adorable son, Nikko certainly doesn’t hurt things either!

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Cinemascope

December 16th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Peter Lindbergh brings his film inspired aesthetic back to the pages of Vogue with beautiful editorial that looks fit for the screen. Daria Werbowy and actor David Strathairn team up, playing a photographer and a reporter turned muse in Lindbergh’s story and Grace Coddington provides the elegant styling. Every element from the picturesque desert scenery, to the colorful outfits from Versace and Prada, works beautifully.

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Bits & Bytes Photography edition: Naty by Hugh

November 3rd, 2010 |Posted by Betty


If you missed Naty Chabanenko in the atmospheric Cushnie et Ochs S/S 11 campaign by rising young photographer Hugh Lippe/styled by Nicole Vitaglianosee more here.

A fascinating story on Annie Leibovitz‘s position in the “art world”. (via A Photo Editor)

Also from APE, Peter Lindbergh and Harper’s Bazaar wins a photography award.

One of our favorite people, JD Ferguson, backstage and party photographer extraordinaire hangs with supermodel friends for Paper Magazine. Get him a TV spot, stat!

Top Belgium makeup artist, Inge Grognard who has worked with Dries Van Noten and Martin Margiela, is out with a gorgeous new book.

If you’re in LA, check out Dossier Magazine’s photography exhibit with Dan Martensen, David Armstrong, Cass Bird and more; curated by Skye Parrott and Alec Friedman.

Photographer Ranjit Grewal passed away suddenly from a heart attack, this Friday will be the memorial for him at Industria. We extend our condolences to his loved ones on the loss of a vibrant young man.

Check out Jeremy Kost‘s show opening Nov 4th until Dec 30th in New York.

The next Visionaire: Fairy Tale presented by Inez & Vinoodh is a “mini library of individually bound children’s books by contemporary artists and photographers”. With John Baldessari, Bjork and Viktor & Rolf contributing, it is sure to be another keeper.

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