And God Created Liya

April 22nd, 2015 |Posted by Irene Ojo-Felix

It’s been a long time coming but finally Liya Kebede returns for the May 2015 cover of Vogue Paris. Shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, this issue marks the 13 year anniversary since the ageless goddess was last on the cover and the reunion is a sight for sore eyes.

It’s all about being bold this issue and Liya is shown on the cover modeling a print heavy jumpsuit from Dior‘s couture collection with a crown of curls set against a vivid red background. Inside the issue, Vogue Paris does a retrospective of its favorite shoots with the Ethiopian icon and features an in depth story titled Et, Dieu Crea Liya.

Throughout the years, Liya has also been a mainstay in publications like Vogue Italia, American Vogue, V Magazine & i-D and has worked with a bevy of photographers like Steven Meisel, Craig McDean, Annie Leibovitz, and Mert & Marcus. She has been the face of Estee Lauder and has been featured in campaigns for Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, & Balenciaga. With her roles in movies like Desert Flower, The Good Shepherd, & Day of the Falcon she has been able to shown her wide range of creative passions.

Through her Liya Kebede Foundation she has used her extensive platform as an international supermodel to reduce maternal, newborn and child mortality in Ethiopia and around the world. She also uses fashion for the betterment of the World with her LemLem line which helps preserve the art of traditional weaving in Ethiopia and to offer work opportunities to local artisans.

Images courtesy of Vogue Paris

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Photographer Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin | Editor Emmanuelle Alt

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Seeing Stars

April 21st, 2015 |Posted by steven.yatsko

It may be a mere coincidence but hopefully it’s something more positive- 4 eye-catching covers with some of our favorite black models of today. A shift is indeed rising: Joan Smalls on the cover of Lucky Magazine (normally reserved for celebrities), Binx Walton fronting Vogue Espana, Aya Jones gracing Numéro and Liya Kebede returning once again for a Vogue Paris cover (and the first black model on the cover since 2010’s issue with then new face, Rose Cordero). At any rate, we feel it’s a fantastic step in the right direction. With the return of models commandeering the covers of the major fashion glossies in the past year, we really hope that these four covers are but the beginning of this trend of including beauties of all colors.

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Liya Kebede by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for Vogue Paris

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Joan Smalls by Miguel Reveriego (Camilla Lowther Management) for Lucky Magazine

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Binx Walton by Nico (New York: ArtList NY, Berlin: Shotview Photographers Management, Paris: ArtList Paris) for Vogue Espana

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Aya Jones by Daniel Sannwald (Management + Artists) for Numero

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Operation: Seduction

February 10th, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

Kate Moss.
Lara Stone.
Daria Werbowy.

Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner)

Vogue Paris.

Three supermodels, a glossy Prada coat and the goal of seduction – Mert & Marcus create matching covers heavy on sex appeal, gearing us up for a fashion packed March issue.

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Manhattan Transfers

January 27th, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

The nonchalance and grit of late 70s Manhattan takes center stage in new editorials from Parisienne staples Vogue Paris and Numéro. In Lachlan Bailey (Management + Artists)’s striking VP story, Vanessa Moody is a chic beauty with a shag haircut and a wardrobe of 70s staples, from ribbed turtlenecks to navel grazing necklaces. Géraldine Saglio (Management + Artists) pulls out all the stops creating an authentically retro wardrobe for Moody. Little details like rotary phones in Vanessa’s apartment, classic cars and the backdrop of Harlem brownstones make the viewing experience especially pleasurable.

In Numero Greg Kadel captures vintage Manhattan in beautiful black & white with Ronja Furrer looking like she stepped out of a classic film. Havana Laffitte provides the era appropriate wardrobe, but mixes in a few modern elements like a metallic jacket for added interest.

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Lachlan Bailey (Photographer) Géraldine Saglio (Fashion Editor/Stylist) James Pecis (Hair Stylist) Marla Belt (Makeup Artist) Eli Metcalf (Set Designer) Elisa Ferri (Manicurist) / See the full story in the fashion database


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Greg Kadel (Photographer) Havana Laffitte (Fashion Editor/Stylist) Dennis Lanni (Hair Stylist) Mariel Barrera (Makeup Artist) Gille Mills (Set Designer) Elena Capo (Manicurist) / See the full story in the fashion database 

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Studio Vogue

January 26th, 2015 |Posted by Janelle

No one takes a picture quite like David Sims, his vision is equal parts futuristic and classical, with a surrealist polish that makes each image stand out. Who better then to reimagine the collections editorial for Vogue Paris? With an impressive cast of top models, Sims and VP Editor in chief, Emmanuelle Alt and superstar stylist Joe McKenna (Art Partner) create an arresting showcase for the season’s key looks. Whether it is Jean Campbell displaying Junya Watanabe’s artfully sci-fi PVC dress, or current Sims muse Karolin Wolter looking effortless in Jil Sander’s luxe take on the sweatshirt, the story offers a comprehensive overview of fashion’s very best.

David Sims (Photographer) / Emmanuelle Alt (Editor) / Joe McKenna (Fashion Editor/Stylist) / Paul Hanlon (Hair Stylist) / Yadim (Makeup Artist) / Megumi Yamamoto (Manicurist) Models Anja RubikAnna EwersAya JonesBinx WaltonEdie CampbellGisele BundchenIssa LishJean CampbellJulia BergshoeffJulia NobisKarlie KlossKirsten OwenLexi BolingLiu WenMica ArganarazNatalie WestlingNatasha PolyRianne van Rompaey & Suvi Koponen

View the full story in the fashion database


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The Ideal

November 26th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

At the end of every year Vogue Paris selects an star to guest edit and serve as the inspiration behind a special issue. In the past everyone from Tom Ford to Carla Bruni and John Galliano has taken on the role but for 2015 the magazine snags an icon of French culture to serve as the guiding force for the December/January edition. As a model, muse and enduringly stylish presence on the fashion scene Ines de la Fressange represents for many the ideal of the chic Parisienne woman. We can’t think of a better person to see on the frontpage of Vogue Paris and in Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner) striking stylized shots de la Fressange shows she’s still a force in front of the camera.

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For more from the issue visit Vogue.fr

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Amazing Grace

November 12th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

With her delicate features and bright blue eyes, Grace Hartzel is one of the prettiest models to grace the pages of fashion glossies of late, but don’t let the doll-like beauty fool you Grace is a force to be reckoned with. Over the past few months Grace has been steadily racking up a slew of impressive editorials, working with some of fashion’s coolest publications and best photographers. With three editorials in a row in Vogue Paris, a chic only-girl story in the latest Interview Magazine and compelling shots in British Vogue all eyes are on Grace. Coming off the heels of an impressive season (and exclusive) season is an accomplishment, but following it up with editorial after editorial of quality is what makes a model a star.

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Gregory Harris (Management + Artists) (Photographer) / Elin Svahn (Stylist) / Rudi Lewis (Management + Artists) (Hair Stylist) / Francelle Daly (Makeup Artist) / Nicholas Jardins (Set Designer) / Michelle Lee (Casting Director) / See the full story in the fashion database

 


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Mario Sorrenti (Art Partner) (Photographer) / Suzanne Koller (Fashion Editor/Stylist) / Shay Ashual (Hair Stylist) /Aaron de Mey (Art Partner) (Makeup Artist) / See the full story in the fashion database


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Venetia Scott (Photographer) / Bay Garnett (Fashion Editor/Stylist) / Neil Moodie (New York: D + V Management, London: D + V Management )(Hair Stylist) / See the full story in the fashion database

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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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