Donatella’s Stars

November 25th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Lady Gaga‘s surprisingly understated ad for Versace accessories is one of the most talked about campaigns of the moment, but the Versace love affair with fame goes way back. Every few seasons Donatella enlists a star from the world of film, tv or music to pout and preen in the brand’s memorable campaigns and over the years they’ve racked up an impressive array of luminaries. Versace will always be synonymous with the supermodel era but they’re equally known for their connection to the world of celebrity. Star power has always been one of the driving forces behind Versace’s appeal on and off the red carpet – take a look back at some of the famous faces to front ads for the legendary label.

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Lady Gaga by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner) for Versace SS14

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January Jones by Mario Testino (Art Partner) for Versace Accessories 2011

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Halle Berry by Mario Testino (Art Partner) for Versace S/S 06

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Madonna by Mario Testino (Art Partner) for Versace S/S 2005 & Atelier Versace 1996 | by Steven Meisel, 1995

 

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Demi Moore by Mario Testino (Art Partner) for Versace F/W 2005

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Christina Aguilera by Steven Meisel for Versace F/W 2003

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Courtney Love (1 Model Management) by Richard Avedon for Versace

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Elton John and Nadja Auermann by Avedon for Versace

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Blast from the Past: Isabella Moments

June 4th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Every so often Vogue Italia comes out of left field and delivers a cover that features a true fashion legend. This month the honor goes to the incomparable Isabella Rossellini, one of the most photographed women ever and a model who ruled the world’s of fashion and film. Take a look back on her fashionable history, and some of those iconic images.

1982: Isabella by Richard Avedon in American Vogue

1986: With director David Lynch, photograph by Helmut Newton

1986: With actor Kyle Maclachlan in Lynch’s masterpiece, Blue Velvet.

 

1987: Giving the signature i-D Magazine wink on the cover of a vintage issue shot by Fabrizio Ferri.

1988: Shot by Robert Mapplethorpe

A prolific series of Vogue Italia covers from the 80s, until today.

1990: As bleached blonde bombshell, Perdita Durango in Lynch’s Wild at Heart. A look that went on to inspire several fashion editorials

1990: Alongside daughter Elettra Wiedemann on the cover of Vogue Paris by Brigitte Lacombe

1990: a classic image by Steven Meisel for Allure Magazine

1994: Isabella, alongside generations of legendary models on Vogue Italia‘s 30th Anniversary issue.

1996: Rossellini & Monica Bellucci for Dolce & Gabbana, it doesn’t get anymore Italian than that!

1997: An immaculate black and white by the late Irving Penn.

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Blast from the Past: Naomi Moments

May 22nd, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Happy birthday to supermodel Naomi Campbell, who turns 42 today and is still one of the most in demand faces within the industry. Naomi’s career is legendary not just because of her phenomenal accomplishments (there isn’t a campaign she hasn’t booked or a runway she hasn’t walked) but also because of the series of ground she broke, not just for herself but for models of color everywhere. Take a look back at some of our favorite Naomi moments from her 20 years in the industry.

1988 – THE 1ST

As a true trailblazer Naomi was not only the very first black model to appear on the cover of Vogue Paris, she was also the first to land a spot on the cover of American Vogue‘s coveted September issue.

1994 – PRADA

Not to mention the very first black model to appear in ads for Prada, also one of the few to ever set foot on the mega-brand’s runways. Fashion historians will note that it took 10 years for another black model to grace the Prada catwalk.

90s – THE TRINITY

The iconic faces of a generation; along with friends Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington, Naomi owned the 90s runways. More than just a group of besties, the trio banded together with Evangelista and Turlington refusing to do shows unless Naomi walked alongside them.

1989 & 2008 – YSL

As a mentor, friend and supporter, Yves Saint Laurent was an important part of Campbell’s success. “He was the one who campaigned to put me on the cover on French Vogue and I was the first woman of color to be on the cover — that was because of him. He was so supportive of me. Not just for me, for women of color everywhere.”

1992 – THE KING OF POP MEETS THE QUEEN OF MODELS

We know the George Michael Freedom video is another fashion milestone, but only one supermodel shared the dancefloor with the King of Pop!! Jackson’s In the Closet video, directed by Herb Ritts, shows two enduring talents at the top of their game.

1993 – VERSACE

Richard Avedon‘s Versace ads are modern classics and Naomi’s history with the house is well documented, from her friendship with Donatella & Gianni to her numerous appearances on the Versace runway.

2003 – CHANGE CLOTHES

A decade later and still serving it up in memorable music videos, this time for Jay-Z and Pharrell.

2007 – THE NAOMI DIARIES

Could most models turn their community service into one of the best fashion editorials of the year? The answer is no.

2008 – DREAM A LITTLE DREAM

You have to love Mario Sorrenti‘s images of Naomi for V Magazine.

2009 – SO GOUDE

Jean Paul Goude + Naomi is a winning combination, especially when recreating one of his classic Grace Jones images with the help of Marc Jacobs.

2010 – PUSHING BOUNDARIES

Never one to be afraid of controversy, Naomi has appeared in countless editorials that push the limits, most recently her Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott story in Interview was an especially striking example.

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Unforgettable

October 4th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Revlon, the iconic makeup brand of the classic Richard Avedon ads featuring supermodels, returns to form with a gorgeous new campaign starring Anne Vyalitsyna. Actresses are cute, but no one beats a model when it comes to selling the beauty ideal. With smoky eyes and a plum pout by Gucci Westman, Anne looks every bit as unforgettable as the classic Revlon beauties of yesteryear.

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Hope Springs Eternal

August 4th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Steven Meisel is reuniting with all his supermodel favorites of late. First Kristen McMenamy‘s epic VI cover last month and now the return of the always stunning Linda Evangelista for Vogue Italia. Meisel shoots the eternally captivating model in high contrast black and white in a story that nods to the classic images of  Horst P. Horst and Richard Avedon.

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Bits and Bytes: Dior Haute Couture

July 5th, 2008 |Posted by Betty

Galliano earns raves for his haute couture collection for Dior. Here are some of our favorite looks and the video from the show from the Telegraph. Also, featured, the last photo: the majestic venue for the Chanel show.

Paris Couture catch up: On the Moment/Times.

NY mag interviews rising stylist: James Worthington Demolet dishing on Madonna, Cole Mohr and MDC friend and designer- Rad Hourani.


For all you Brazilian supermodels: More flights between Brazil and the US.


A picture of Bunny Bisous- with Andre Leon Talley.

A divine look at the past: Richard Avedon plus Polly Mellen equals genius


NY Magazine founder, the father of New Journalism (gossip plus news) passes away:

$150,000 Visionaire collection


If Anna can repeat, so can us ordinary mortals: 3 times in 2 weeks.

The future of photography, or rather, photographers: If your name is not Steven, Mario, Craig, Inez, etc….. click here

Hye Park. Ph: from Dior HC S/S09. Pic from NY Magazine

Chanel Iman. Ph: from Dior HC S/S09. Pic from NY Magazine

Tanya D. Ph: from Dior HC S/S09. Pic from NY Magazine

Chanel location. Ph: Getty Images via the NY Times

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