Model of the Year Awards 2014

February 10th, 2015

Models.com 2014 Industry Awards

While the Models.com Rankings are a barometer of the industry’s favorite models, and as such are continually updated throughout the year, we felt it was time to offer a bigger picture view – Introducing the first ever Models.com Model of the Year (MOTY) Industry Awards.

The Models.com Model of the Year (MOTY) Industry Awards are the voice of over 250 voters representing a wide range of the industry’s top professionals, including many of the industry’s top stylists, designers, photographers, editors, hair and makeup artists and casting directors, and a wide range of the next generation of the industry’s emerging creative talents. Notable participants include Edward Enninful, Katie Grand, Melanie Ward, Duffy, John Pfeiffer, Anita Bitton, Andrew Weir, Angus Munro, Daniel Peddle, Bethann Hardison, Giampaolo Sgura, Melanie Huynh, Mariano Vivanco, Jeff Bark, Nicola Formichetti, Tom Van Dorpe, Pierre Debusschere, Esteban Cortazar, Sophie Theallet, Sebastian Faena, Sir John, Santiago Sierra, Benjamin Puckey, Benjamin Huseby, and many others.

Fashion’s biggest fans also got in on the fun: the Readers’ Choice section offers an up to date and often surprising selection chosen by you, the MDC readers. The people have spoken – thousands of them in fact and their choices are every bit as exciting as those provided by insiders.

The awards are broken down in 11 categories as follows:

Model of the Year Women
Model of the Year Men
Breakout Star Women
Breakout Star Men
Comeback of the Year
Social Media Star Women
Social Media Star Men
Humanitarian
Celebrity Model Women
Celebrity Model Men

Model of the Year: Women

The biggest and brightest star of 2014 aka the girl or guy who has distinguished themselves via top tier work with the best photographers, stylists and magazines, leaving the competition in the dust and standing out as the year’s foremost star.
Industry’s Vote

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Readers’ Choice

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Runner Up
Industry’s Vote

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Love Magazine Cover by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Readers’ Choice

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All MOTY Women Nominees

Model of the Year: Men

The biggest and brightest star of 2014 aka the girl or guy who has distinguished themselves via top tier work with the best photographers, stylists and magazines, leaving the competition in the dust and standing out as the year’s foremost star.
Industry’s Vote

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Readers’ Choice

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Runner Up
Industry’s Vote

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Readers’ Choice

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All MOTY Men Nominees

Breakout Star: Women

Like model of the year, the breakout star has had a substantial presence on the modeling scene, only their careers have just begun to take off in the past several seasons. As a newcomer to the fashion industry, these rising stars have racked up coveted campaigns and impressive editorial work in a short period of time and are set to leave a lasting mark on the industry.
Industry’s Vote

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Readers’ Choice

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Runner Up
Industry’s Vote

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Readers’ Choice

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All Breakout Star Women Nominees

Breakout Star: Men

Like model of the year, the breakout star has had a substantial presence on the modeling scene, only their careers have just begun to take off in the past several seasons. As a newcomer to the fashion industry, these rising stars have racked up coveted campaigns and impressive editorial work in a short period of time and are set to leave a lasting mark on the industry.
Industry’s Vote

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Rollercoaster Cover by Philipp Mueller

Readers’ Choice

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Runner Up
Industry’s Vote

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Cerruti Campaign by David Sims

Readers’ Choice

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Rollercoaster Cover by Philipp Mueller

All Breakout Star Men Nominees

Comeback of the Year

Absence makes the heart grow fonder and these beauties took extended breaks from the rigors of the modeling world only to return stronger than ever. Whether they opened a noteworthy show, or found themselves on the cover of a cutting-edge magazine, these comeback stars have proven themselves essential.
Industry’s Vote

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Readers’ Choice

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Runner Up
Industry’s Vote

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Readers’ Choice

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All Comeback of the Year Nominees

Social Media Star WOMEN

If the past year has taught us anything it is that every tweet, Instagram photo, and like adds up to a powerful presence within the world of fashion. These models have leveraged their followings into key bookings and heightened influence, inciting a media frenzy with each and every post.
Industry’s Vote

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Love Magazine Cover by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Readers’ Choice

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Runner Up
Industry’s Vote

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Readers’ Choice

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All Social Media Star Nominees

Social Media Star MEN

If the past year has taught us anything it is that every tweet, Instagram photo, and like adds up to a powerful presence within the world of fashion. These models have leveraged their followings into key bookings and heightened influence, inciting a media frenzy with each and every post.
Industry’s Vote

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Readers’ Choice

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Runner Up
Industry’s Vote

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Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Fragrance by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

Readers’ Choice

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All Social Media Star Nominees

Humanitarian

Nothing is more important than giving back to the community and during the past year these models have inspired us all by putting charity first. Devoting their time, energy and celebrity to causes big and small, these women raise awareness and bring hope to those who need it most.
Industry’s Vote

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Readers’ Choice

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Runner Up
Industry’s Vote

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Elle Italia Cover by Matt Jones

Readers’ Choice

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British Vogue by Patrick Demarchelier

All Humanitarian Nominees

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As founder of Every mother Counts, Turlington works to make pregnancy safe for every mother worldwide, raising money and awareness about maternal health programs around the globe.

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Since her brother’s diagnosis with autism, Jacquelyn has tirelessly dedicated her support to autism charities. This year she brought out the stars for A Night for Autism a silent auction benefiting Autism Speaks.

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Jourdan is an ambassador for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America and started her own campaign #CellForGratitude to help research and find a cure, an issue very close to her heart as Jourdan’s 4 year-old son, Riley was born with Sickle Cell Disease.

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Kyleigh has been working to improve the lives of children in war torn Afghanistan since her 13th birthday. With the launch of her jewelry line, Roots of Peace, Kyleigh aims to promote a sustainable business model that will provide economic support to the Afghan people.

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As founder of the Liya Kebede Foundation Liya works to advance safe motherhood and pregnancy throughout Africa. Her clothing line LemLem also supports traditional weavers in her native Ethiopia in an effort to preserve their rich history.

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Naomi is actively involved in many charities including Fashion for Relief, Amfar and the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, and is organizing two upcoming fund raising fashion shows to raise awareness of Ebola and funds to fight the disease.

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Natalia’s Naked Heart Foundation builds playgrounds for disadvantaged youths throughout Russia. Natalia is also involved in several other foundations including Hear the World and the Tiger Trade Campaign to stop trade in tiger parts and products.

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Nykhor partnered with the International Rescue Committee to raise awareness about the plight of refugees and displaced individuals in Ethiopia and Sudan.

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Sara’s tireless work at The Model Alliance, especially for child models; giving models a voice and a safe haven, along with campaigning against labor abuses in the modeling industry deserves acknowledgement.

Best Street Style

The sidewalk is the new catwalk and these models bring fashion to the streets with outlandish and eye-catching looks that have made them the girls to watch for off-duty style. Some have taken their street style prowess one step further, broadening their horizons by acting as stylist on editorial shoots.
Industry’s Vote

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Readers’ Choice

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Runner Up
Industry’s Vote

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Street Style photo by Melodie Jeng

Readers’ Choice

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Street Style Nominees

Celebrity Model: Women

Celebrities have become an unavoidable presence in luxury advertising, but certain stars are every bit as captivating as the models. Putting their posing skills to good use (often honed during their career beginnings as models) and bringing with them an air of Hollywood glamour, these are the celebrities who play the role of model with ease.
Industry’s Vote

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Nars Campaign by Francois Nars

Readers’ Choice

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Vogue Brasil by Mariano Vivanco

Runner Up
Industry’s Vote

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Lancôme Campaign by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Readers’ Choice

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Nars Campaign by Francois Nars

Celeb Model Nominees

Celebrity Model: Men

Celebrities have become an unavoidable presence in luxury advertising, but certain stars are every bit as captivating as the models. Putting their posing skills to good use (often honed during their career beginnings as models) and bringing with them an air of Hollywood glamour, these are the celebrities who play the role of model with ease.
Industry’s Vote

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Readers’ Choice

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Runner Up
Industry’s Vote

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G-Star Raw Campaign by Henrik Bulow

Readers’ Choice

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Interview Cover by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Celeb Model Nominees

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Jonathan Simkhai

April 23rd, 2014

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Jonathan Simkhai

Inspired by menswear, Jonathan Simkhai’s signature style of strong graphic lines and sporty femininity has quickly garnered attention in the industry. So how better to present his Spring 2014 collection than in the legendary Church Street Boxing gym, styled and modeled by the no-less legendary Hanne Gaby known for her discerning eye and amazing personal style? Models.com’s Janelle Okwodu catches up with the rising design star to discuss his fresh take on the super sexy femme fatale and working with Hanne to bring out the fighter attitude.

Photography: Michael Schwartz for Models.com
Model: Hanne Gaby Odiele
Styling: Hanne Gaby Odiele
Hair: Lacy Redway using Oribe haircare
Makeup: Carolina Dali (See Management) using Chanel
Shot on location at Church Street Boxing
Production: Kegan Webb
Photo Assistants: Dean Podmore, Katie Thompson

Intro by Stephan Moskovic
Interview by Janelle Okowodu

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Who is the Jonathan Simkhai woman?

The Jonathan Simkhai woman is fearless, confident, cool and chic with a sporty flair. I like to think I have two women- The more uptown classic woman who I push to be more downtown and edgy, and the downtown laid back girl who I push to be more classic and chic. I also like the idea of challenging women to experiment with dressing themselves. I want to get women excited about waking up in the morning and putting together an outfit that gives them the confidence to take on their day and makes them feel good about how they look.

When did you first decide to pursue design?

I’ve always been interested in fashion. When I was in grade school I would convince my mom to let me stay home from school and I would insist on taking her shopping. We would go to the mall and I would just be fascinated by all the clothes. I would go back to school and flatter my teachers on their outfits and call out where they got their blouse or their skirt and they would be super impressed. I never knew what that whole scheme meant for me, but as I got older I realized- I can do this, I can make clothes.

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You’ve been showing since 2010; how has your look evolved in that time?

My look has definitely evolved into a more refined, elevated woman. I haven’t strayed far from the “borrowed from the boys” look- but I definitely have offered my girl more sex appeal and more grown up options.

I heard your first job was being a denim buyer at 15! How does knowing the retail side of the business help you as a designer?

I definitely consider myself a designer with a merchandising mind. Whenever I am developing a collection, I am constantly stopping and asking myself, “okay, what stores are buying this? what girl is buying this?” I am constantly merchandising my racks of sample developments and putting myself in the mindset of all the different buyers. As a designer, it really helps me round out my collections and stay true to my girl.

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What makes the New York fashion scene special for you?

There is an energy in New York and a fearlessness in fashion that is really unmatched. There is always that factor of ‘you never know what you are going to see when you step out the door’ that is really special and inspiring to me as a designer.

How is the experience of being in the CFDA fashion incubator program?

Working with the CFDA fashion incubator program has been amazing. The endless support they have given me has been so valuable to the growth of my business and elevating my design process.

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What was it like working on this particular shoot with Hanne?

Hanne was amazing to work with! She has such a rare beauty that comes through so effortlessly in photos. We shot in this enormous underground boxing studio in lower Manhattan. The location was an immense hidden gem with such high energy, which was great for Hanne to feed off of. She really got into the whole idea of the “fighter attitude” of the shoot and brought such a unique feeling to it. Her attitude and openness to try new things brought the shoot to a whole new level. At one point she got into the ring! She brought a lot of cool ideas to the shoot too- she suggested doing cornrows, and it totally brought the look up. The fact that she was styling the looks and modeling them only made it easier- she is truly a pro and a pleasure to work with.

Describe your fall collection for us – the mood / inspirations / etc.

Fall was inspired by the idea of a super sexy femme fatale woman finding a crocodile leather cigar box in a futuristic men’s library. I wanted to create an incredibly confident woman with an air of danger to her. I really focused on textiles and colors for this collection while working off the cigar box, mens suiting and lush textiles found in a men’s study.

Who would you love to dress?

I would love to dress Grace Coddington

What’s next?

Look out for expansion into menswear and accessories in the near future..

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Street Style

March 7th, 2014

Street Style

Take a look back through Melodie Jeng’s lens at what modeling’s chicest faces wore during fashion month as they hopped around the globe traipsing through the Tuileries, navigating the wilds outside Milk Studios, making their presence felt on London and Milan’s backstreets and making it all look easy.

Photos by Melodie Jeng for Models.com

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Tom Van Dorpe

January 27th, 2014

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Tom Van Dorpe

With the role of the stylist as a strong influencer, in both casting and the creation of concepts, being a trend that simply refuses to go away, we wanted to sit down with a voice of the next generation and discuss his ideas on the subject. Who better than Tom Van Dorpe, whose passion for fashion is matched by his love of models and their unique offerings of character and beauty? Where one stylist may ask on what a model has been working lately, with whom they’ve been shooting, and what they have coming out, Tom simply asks what time they can see him, and whether they are available for the project he has in mind. Taking risks on one model after another, this Belgian-born editor has very quickly made a habit of discovering his own stars. Oftentimes the first to book the boys and girls in whom he finds inspiration, the only formula he seems to follow is his own. Petitioning to slow down the speed of the generation turnovers, it’s incredibly interesting to hear from someone coming out of the present moment that he, too, would love the chance to have more time with the same girls from one season to another. Keeping up with his verbose excitement was an entertainment that I was happy to indulge and eager to endure.

A Models.com interview by Christopher Michael

Photos by Benjamin Lennox ( Management + Artists) for Models.com
Styled by Tom Van Dorpe ( Management + Artists)
Retouching – Upper Studios

Female models:
Make up Maud Laceppe (Streeters New York)
Hair Diego Da Silva

Male models:
Make up Dotti (Streeters New York)
Hair Mark Hampton

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Christopher Michael: After what has now become a few years of stylists claiming more and more control in the casting and concept process, we wanted to take a moment to stop and question this subject with someone who’s very much coming through as a promising force of the next generation. Additionally, you are quite possibly the most casting-obsessed stylist I’ve encountered among the new kids, and have always cared very much about the models with whom you choose to work. This decision-making process does not always follow a trend, as much as your own idea of beauty, character and inspiration. With that in mind, let’s start with the reasons behind your choices in this particular group of models.

Tom Van Dorpe: All of these models have some kind of story behind them. Starting with the boys, especially in menswear, it’s easier to develop a little bit of a relationship with them, because there are fewer models. Working with Tim Coppens in New York, I’ve always had a carte blanche, because I’ve been there from the start. With him, I’m very involved in the casting. In the beginning, as a new brand, he always wanted to find the newer guys, so it was really about finding the best of the new. We did an exclusive with Abel van Oeveren, who is now a big star, which is always a great followup to investing in an unknown who has so much potential. It’s not always easy for younger designers to get exclusives for their shows, which I don’t always think is necessary, but it is fun if you have your own face for that season. With Abel, when I met him, he was so tanned, like a beach boy, and it was fall / winter season. We ended up having to go to Duane Reade to get a scrub to exfoliate his face until the tan went away, so that we could show that he was actually amazingly right for the show. Eventually, we showed him how to walk, and everyone loved him, and he became an immediate sensation. He also has the character and willpower for success, which is something that many male models don’t necessarily possess. Since then, we’ve gone on to shoot editorial and advertising, and it’s nice to have that sort of progressive story together.

Another great guy that I used for Tim’s show, and like a lot, is Felix. I remember when I started doing shows in New York, everyone was very much interested in the bad boys. I was never into this idea, nor do I find it attractive. For me, a kinder personality is more beautiful to look at, with stronger features and a professional attitude. This, for me, is more chic and sophisticated in terms of casting.

Kyle Mobus, much like the first two, is someone whom I was the first to use. This is not a must, but it’s still something in the journey or process that I really enjoy. He looks like the baby brother of Daria. Originally from New Jersey, he just walked in from Re:Quest Models, and I thought he was amazing. We used him first for Richard Chai, and also took him for Tim Coppens.

In Europe, there are so many high fashion-looking male models, but they don’t always come to New York, because there are just not enough men’s shows for them to do. If they are American, for example, and have this very fashion look, it’s not easy for them to do shows here. This is the kind of guy I like, though, so I tend to use them here and, of course, continue to work with them for the European shows.

The boys and the girls in this edit are from my generation. They are among the new guard of models with whom I really enjoy working, and feel a certain element of friendship. I think that makes life much more fun if there is a mutual understanding involved, and it makes things much more interesting. Everyone wants that. You can also see that the girls in this shoot are a bit more grown up, and very much the perfect example of what everyone would like to see right now.

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CM: And the girls?

TVD: In regards to the girls, I started as a scout. That was my first job. There is an agency in Belgium called Dominique Models, and I was friends with one of the agents there, Marc Dochez, who is now, actually, the owner. I’ve always been quite socially active, and I was friends with Ann Oost, Delphine Balfour, and all of these wonderful people. He asked me, one day, if I could start looking around a bit for them, because I was always out and about. He explained that the best girls rarely ever walk into the agency trying to be a model, but instead are found outside. Many girls in Belgium don’t really have that drive to be a model. It’s just not a common aspiration of the culture. Fast forward to a music festival about ten years ago now, I saw Hanne Gaby jumping around and thought, “Wow, this girl is incredibly interesting.” I think, within weeks of having found her, she was already walking Marc Jacobs. This was around the time that Paul Rowland was opening Supreme, and they were looking for really different and interesting girls, so it all came together quite perfectly.

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CM: So, including her is very much an homage to your story, and your past, as well.

TVD: Yeah, but it all comes together in a way that very much reflects what I’m doing now. With girls like Hanne, and others that I had found, I would always go with them to their test shoots, and was quite involved in their careers: bringing clothes, dressing them, telling them how to walk and how to act, and that’s when people started telling me that I should be a stylist. Hanne was the first one who actually went international, and it was because of her that I was able to learn everything about the international market and such. The others with whom I was friends were already famous when we met, so I never really got a chance to experience how it worked before my journey with Hanne.

Taking a step back, I really have to talk about Hannelore in this story, because she was such a pivotal moment for me. You always hear people say that the first model they knew was Christy Turlington or Claudia Schiffer. The first model I ever knew about was Hannelore. I started looking at fashion because of her. There was this magazine, at the time, for which Olivier Rizzo was working, and he had her on the cover. That was one of the first times I was like, “Wow.” It’s something like T Magazine, but out of Belgium. Olivier was always doing these amazing shoots, and always using the Belgian girls, and, at the time, I had not yet started picking up international magazines. The first girls I knew were all of the Belgians, and, years later, after having the chance to get to know Hannelore, I fell in love with her even more. She was the first one I loved, and I still do. Because of her, and the way I perceived her from the beginning, she will always represent something very unique to me. I’m quite thankful that my first experience with fashion and beauty was of someone so different and special, rather than something from the world of a more mainstream idea. I think that it affects my taste and experience with the subjects of fashion and beauty, still, to this day.

Living in New York, even working for a magazine like V, that is not necessarily mainstream, it’s a different aesthetic. It’s always an interesting game to find the balance between what people understand, and that unique character that I’m grateful to have had as my first experience. It just makes things a little bit more interesting.

All of the other girls, like Marine Deleeuw and Josephine Le Tutour, feel very much like my generation. Over the past two years, I have really started to travel more and work on shows and advertising, and these girls are very much of this time. I can easily say that I love Anja Rubik or Catherine McNeil or Daria, but these girls are from a previous generation than my own. I’m currently more excited to work with girls that are new and with whom I have a shared story. Marine and Josephine, for example, we did our first advertising together. With Devon Windsor, as well, I’ve been working quite often. With these girls, I understand them, they know me, and we are very comfortable together. We have the sense of a shared journey or being colleagues, in a way. (laughs) I’m very excited about that. When I was only working at a magazine, I, of course, had my editorial work, but I had many other things to do there, as well, so I couldn’t really establish a relationship with the girls. I would choose a model, and she would be the face of that one story, but it would stop there. Now, I’m on the same schedule as the models. I have to go to the fashion week, then we have to do all of the editorial and advertising. It’s really the same calendar as the girls, which feels quite different, as a process. Right at the time that I took my own office, and really branched out on my own, at that same moment, many great girls were coming out.

The first model I ever knew about was Hannelore. I started looking at fashion because of her. […] I’m quite thankful that my first experience with fashion and beauty was of someone so different and special, rather than something from the world of a more mainstream idea.

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CM: Would you say that your taste is more character-based than aesthetic-based? Or do you think there is any sort of common thread in the look of your casting?

TVD: 100% character-based. If I can’t talk to the girl, I feel so uninspired. It’s very much my reality. If I don’t understand the person, I just can’t work with her, even for shows. If I can’t see a future in her — if, to me, it appears to be a one time thing — I also have trouble with it. I need to see girls that have a star potential, girls that you can change into all sorts of characters and who love to be there. If the girl doesn’t enjoy people or fashion, I have a very hard time connecting. I also like girls who are slightly more mature, otherwise I get quite uncomfortable. It doesn’t motivate me to work with girls who are just sort of a puppet or a doll. You need to be inspired and that takes something by which to be inspired. French girls are great with this. They have the personality, but they are not over the top. They have a very good understanding of how to give personality, but without showing too much, because they have a sort of mystery to them. I think that’s why there are so many French models right now. Marine Deleeuw and Josephine Le Tutour both have that, I think.

Devon Windsor is something else. Recently, there is growing, incessant demand for ‘new girls new girls new girls.’ Devon, somehow, almost has the personality of a girl who’s been around for 5 or 10 years. I’ve rarely seen a girl that is so already developed, with such a clear character. It’s like she was born a model. She’s great with the client, she knows her body already, and has that chameleon kind of character. She can be so many different things.

Kai Newman is so, so stunning. Her first-ever editorial was with me and Benjamin Lennox for V, that is now out. She’s so incredibly beautiful and also such a natural. I think it’s really nice, because you’ll notice there is a classic and timeless element to each of these girls’ beauty, but they also each have something that’s quite unique unto themselves. I was so stunned by this girl’s beauty, and her smile, and she is really a girl with whom you want to spend time, which is very important to me. All of these girls have that. I think that it would be really wonderful to go back to a time when we have more chance to gradually develop a relationship with these girls. Even I can’t keep up with the new girls anymore. It’s all just happening too fast. If I can’t recognize these girls, looking at magazines constantly and every single show, then who is it that can? It makes me wonder if this is the ‘revenge of the casting director’ or something like that. Everyone finds a way to make themselves needed, I suppose. (laughs)

If I can’t talk to the girl, I feel so uninspired. It’s very much my reality. If I don’t understand the person, I just can’t work with her, even for shows.

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CM: Certain shows have always been known for their habit of launching new faces, but with shows, in general, including your own, do you notice that this demand or suggestion for new faces is coming from the designers more? Or the casting directors?

TVD: The casting directors, for sure. I mean, designers, of course, love to have their own identity, and having a line up that is unique to their show, but not to such an extreme. Look at the history of designers and their muses. They would use the same girls over and over again. Same for the stylists. I hear designers talking about that time with such fondness. It was always the same group of girls for at least five seasons, and it was much more fun for everyone. No?

CM: Oddly enough, I think everyone agrees with this idea, but, for whatever reason, it doesn’t take.

TVD: Also, for those who are not in the industry, they all had their favorite models, and the general public had more of an interest in shows. You had girls like Frankie Rayder, and all of these incredibly beautiful girls that were all doing shows, and they had a sort of public following. There is a reason that everyone loves to shoot Andreea Diaconu right now, for example. You can have a conversation with her. She’s well read, well travelled and has a lot to talk about. There is a value in that. I don’t understand the obsession with trying to push in all of these extremely young girls for shows. Perhaps there is a reason, but I don’t know what it is.

CM: I think that there is definitely a trend with this among casting directors, of course, because it’s a way of claiming a certain amount of influence in the process, instead of being reduced to a middle person who’s simply fulfilling requests. How do you feel the experience is, in general, for casting. Do you have much pushback from photographers and designers on your jobs? Or how is that chemistry, in general?

TVD: Usually, the photographers I work with are very open. Everyone knows I’m very interested in casting. It will always come down to a couple girls, and we decide together. I used to do a lot myself, but I can’t do it anymore, so I end up working more with casting directors, of course remaining very much involved. With advertising, the clients will always come to the stylist, because there is a sense that we are the most familiar with the brand and vision. They love it when we’ve already worked with the girl before, and are able to tell them a few details about each one and things like this. I’m very happy to be in a position, now, that I can work with the girls with whom I have relationships, and knowing that we can continue together. Without that, it’s very hard to do a good job.

There is a reason that everyone loves to shoot Andreea Diaconu right now, for example. You can have a conversation with her. She’s well read, well travelled and has a lot to talk about. There is a value in that. I don’t understand the obsession with trying to push in all of these extremely young girls for shows.

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Document Journal Exclusive Preview

August 28th, 2012


models.com presents an exclusive preview: Document Journal

NYFW brings with it the launch of Document Journal, an ambitious NYC fashion and culture glossy with a global perspective. Focusing on a singular ideal the magazine aims for “a blending of viewpoints with a variety of aesthetics and backgrounds that share a similar fascination: Beauty.”

“We wanted to “Document” aesthetics in this moment in history, allowing people to sit down and enjoy different aspects of life on paper. Something collectible but not consumeristic, an intimate moment in this hectic life to discover, and be inspired by, things our readers are attracted to but not necessarily informed about. We wanted to create something inspirational for different kinds of people with a variety of aesthetics and backgrounds with a similar attraction: beauty. All of this with a point of view, current and nostalgic but also forward-looking.” —James Valeri, Creative & Fashion Director

“People are ready for a new approach. Everything about Document will be different. It’s a wide-ranging platform for art, portraiture, men’s and women’s fashion, both looking forward and cognizant of the past. Document moves easily between luxury and popular culture and is astute, unexpected, minimal, and timeless.” —Nick Vogelson, Editorial Director & Publisher

Boasting 200+ pages of art, fashion, and cultural content from renowned and up-and-coming names in the visual arts, fashion, film and literature, Document raises the bar for September issues. The curated content selection features a variety of contributors – top photographers; Collier Schorr, Jeff Burton, Jack Pierson, David Armstrong, Paul Wetherell, Benjamin Alexander Huseby, Maripol, Catherine Servel, Sofia & Mauro, and Miguel Reveriego, A-List editors Sabina Schreder (Purple, i-D, AnOther), Samuel François (Numéro), Jodie Barnes (Fantastic Man) and of course top models like Liya Kebede, Eniko Mihalik, Bette Franke and Hanne Gaby Odiele, who takes on styling duties in a special story. Take in Day 1 of our exclusive introduction to Document and its rousing blend of fashion, art and culture only in MDX.

Follow Document Journal on twitter @documentjournal

Document No.10 | Automatic Watercolors, by Jack Pierson

Document No.172 | Liya Kebede, by Pierre Alexandre de Looz | Photography by Collier Schorr | Fashion Director James Valeri | Casting Daniel Peddle | Makeup Gucci Westman at Art + Commerce | Hair Deycke Heidorn at See Management

DOCUMENT No.64 | Photographer Maripol snaps with Stylist Hanne Gaby Odiele, as the curtain rises. Models Andie Arthur, Kate King, and Anais Mali at Ford Models

Document No.110 | Photographer: Catherine Servel | Fashion Director: James Valeri | Model Adrien Sahores at Ford NY | Makeup by Chiho Omae using Chanel Beaute for Frank Reps | Hair by Shin Arima using Redken for Frank Reps

Document No.98 | Photographer: Paul Wetherell | Fashion Director: James Valeri | Model Bette Franke at DNA Models. Makeup by Pep Gay at Streeters | Hair by Enrico Mariotti at See Management

Day 2: Bela Borsodi + Collier Schorr + Eniko

Document No. 142: Photographer Bela Borsodi And Stylist Sabina Schreder Sublimate The Unconscious Affair Of Fashion And Art | Models Anais Pouliot and Maria Palm at Trump Models | Hair by Pasquale Ferrante at ION Studio | Make-up Angie Parker for Nars

Document No. 224 Photographer Collier Schorr Frames Arresting Youth Sliced To Perfection By Hair Stylist Holli Smith | Styled By Jodie Barnes | Hair stylist Holli Smith at Total World using Oribe hair products | Makeup by Alice Lane at Jed Root | Casting by Barbara Pfister Casting

Document No. 206: Photographers Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello And Stylist Samuel Francois Walk Us Through An Afternoon Of “Solitude, Sunshine And Glory.” | Model Eniko at Marilyn Agency NY. Hair Romina Manenti (See Management) at Airport Agency | Makeup Rie Omoto (See Management) at See Management

Day 3: Miguel Reverigo + Carlotta Manaigo + David Armstrong + Valerjia

Document No. 190: Photographer Miguel Reveriego And Makeup Artist Ozzy Salvatierra Travel The Landscape Of Human Nature | Model Tara Lynn at IMG | Hair stylist Luke Baker

Document No. 182: Photographer Carlotta Manaigo And Fashion Director James Valeri Mine For “Elemental” Ore | Hair by Laura de Leon at Joe Management | Makeup by William Murphy at Joe Management | Model Matt Perry at Ford NY

Document No. 127: Photographer David Armstrong Catches The Still Of Morning-After With Stylist Trevor Stones | Models Jake Schultz at Click Models and Jordan Torres at Soul Management

Document No. 136: Photographers Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello, Together With Stylist Chloe Kerman Summon “Valerija Of The Spirits.” | Model Valerija Kelava at Oui Management. Makeup Morgane Martini at Artlist Paris.

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Christopher Kane S/S 2012 Video

September 20th, 2011

Kloss London captures all the excitement of Kane’s show, backstage and front row with an exclusive video only on Models.com

Christopher Kane’s vision of femininity has always been innovative. Able to take a single point of reference and work it into every possible variation, Kane’s unique perspective has taken influences as diverse as the Hubble telescope and Princess Margaret and worked them into designs charming enough to impress editors and fans alike. This season he looks to peeling wallpaper and chic 60s girls to create a look that was coy and captivating. Light colors and metallic textures provided a visual treat, while dresses crafted with aluminum organza and applique flowers displayed Kane’s skillful technique. All in all, Kane’s spring collection served as a showcase for the kind of outside the box ideas only London fashion week can provide.

Christopher Kane
Spring/Summer 2012

Video by Kloss London
Music: ‘Hold Your Wig’ courtesy of Kris Di Angelis & Tom Stephan
With a special thanks to Hanne Gaby Odiele

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Calvin Klein S/S 2012

September 16th, 2011

Francisco Costa’s look for Calvin has always been about the juxtaposition between elegance and minimalism, embracing simplicity without resorting to starkness. Spring finds Costa in a muted mood, focusing on a restrained palette of neutrals and earth tones in luxurious fabrics. Delicate tulle slip-dresses called to mind those classic spaghetti strap numbers the house’s founder used to put on the runways in the mid-nineties, but the shapes have been modernized. Waists were more defined, metallic accents added interest and sheer overlays provided a hint of sexiness. With the brand’s face Lara Stone taking her place in the front row instead of the catwalk, all doses of sensuality were deeply appreciated. Costa’s airy, elegant pieces felt fresh, especially after a season dominated by prints and color – once again, the Calvin standards prove their worth in gold.
Calvin Klein
Spring/Summer 2012

Photos: Betty Sze, Stephan Moskovic & Janelle Okwodu
Text: Janelle Okwodu

Casting: Maida & Rami
Stylist: Camilla Nickerson
Makeup: Pat McGrath
Hair: Guido Palau
Production: KCD

Lara

Models:

1. Josefien Rodermans
2. Laura Kampman
3. Ros Georgiou
4. Marleen Gaasbeek
5. Brittany Burke
6. Daga Ziober
7. Julia Frauche
8. Anabela Belikova
9. Carla Gebhart
10.Suvi Koponen
11. Patricia van der Vliet
12. Kate Kosushkina
13. Emily Baker
14. Merilin Perli
15. Daria Strokous
16. Hanne Gaby Odiele
17. Iris Egbers
18. Maud Welzen
19. Bette Franke
20. Nimue Smit
21. Mirte Maas
22. Marleen Gaasbeek
23. Anabela Belikova
24. Zuzanna Bijoch
25. Daga Ziober
26. Suvi Koponen
27. Jasmine Tookes
28. Carla Gebhart
29. Julia Nobis
30. Ros Georgiou
31. Laura Kampman
32. Josefien Rodermans

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Preen S/S 2012

September 14th, 2011

Preen never fails to deliver, with each collection Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi expand the horizon of their brand with a fresh round of creativity. Spring finds the duo in a feminine mood, with soft colors and sculpted shapes combining to create a refined yet daring look. Pastels and prints are de rigueur on the runways this season, but no one is doing them like Preen. Their mix of pixels and hand drawn patterns is completely original and after a seemingly endless stream of NYFW shows that felt culled from the ghosts of collections past, it is nice to see designers who value uniqueness over familiarity.

For all the uniqueness there are a few historical allusions – Thornton and Bregazzi were inspired by The Bloomsbury set, an English group of intellectuals that included Virginia Woolf and E.M. Forster. Rather than making their literary reference overt, they let the artistic spirit of that group’s dynamic influence things subtly. As we all know, Preen is a thinking woman’s fashion line, as pretty as things get on the runway it is the substance and skillful technique found in each piece that keeps fans coming back for more.

Preen
Spring/Summer 2012

Photos: Stephan Moskovic
Text: Janelle Okwodu

Casting: Noah Shelley for AM Casting
Hair: Paul Hanlon
Makeup: Val Garland
Producer: Juliette Larthe

Models:

1. Arizona Muse
2. Emily Baker
3. Ella Kandyba (not pictured)
4. Aymeline Valade (not pictured)
5. Elsa Sylvan
6. Lisanne de Jong
7. Patricia van der Vliet
8. Sara Blomqvist (not pictured)
9. Aline Weber
10. Daphne Groeneveld (not pictured)
11. Hanne Gaby Odiele
12. Melissa Tammerijn (not pictured)
13. Delfine Bafort (not pictured)
14. Kelsey Van Mook (not pictured)
15. Julia Frauche (not pictured)
16. Colinne Michaelis (not pictured)
17. Nimue Smit (not pictured)
18. Julia Nobis
19. Andie Arthur (not pictured)
20. Kori Richardson (not pictured)
21. Ilse De Boer (not pictured)
22. Jacquelyn Jablonski (not pictured)
23. Alana Zimmer (not pictured)
24. Liisa Winkler (not pictured)
25. Marique Schimmel (not pictured)
26. Monika Sawicka
27. Lindsey Wixson
28. Josephine Skriver (not pictured)
29. Isabella Melo
30. Katlin Aas
31. Alyona Subbotina (not pictured)
32. Valerija Kelava (not pictured)
33. Aline Weber
34. Elsa Sylvan
35. Patricia van der Vliet
36. Aymeline Valade
37. Emily Baker
38. Ella Kandyba
39. Arizona Muse
40. Hanne Gaby Odiele
41. Melissa Tammerijn
42. Daphne Groeneveld

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Alexander Wang S/S 2012

September 11th, 2011

If there are two buzzwords to associate with Alexander Wang’s Spring show they would be “effortless” and “technical”. The Wang girls sported fresh from the shower hair, minimal makeup and a series of sporty looks that wouldn’t seem out of place at the local Equinox. One might assume that all this downtown chic is just the natural vibe of the cooler than cool cast, but that is where the technical bit comes in. Wang’s runway was filled with pieces that were laser cut, laden with exotic materials and styled within an inch of their lives by Karl Templer. The perfection on the catwalk is no happy accident, even though the line remains a favorite of girls who want the “just rolled out of bed” mystique. What Wang does best is tread the line between calculated and cool, his girls may look like they don’t care but rest assured that they do. Everything about this collection was on trend, right down to the runway return of Elise Crombez.

Alexander Wang
Spring/Summer 2012

Photos: Betty Sze for models.com
Text: Janelle Okwodu

Stylist: Karl Templer
Casting Director: Anita Bitton for The Establishment
Hair: Guido Palau
Makeup: Diane Kendal
Production: KCD
Lighting: Philippe Cerceau

1. Maria Bradley
2. Lara Mullen
3. Daga Ziober
4. Claire de Regge (not pictured)
5. Hedvig Palm
6. Colinne Michaelis (not pictured)
7. Kate King (not pictured)
8. Ruby Aldridge
9. Fei Fei Sun
10. Kinga Rajzak
11. Katlin Aas
12. Mirte Maas
13. Sara Blomqvist
14. Bette Franke
15. Elise Crombez (not pictured)
16. Vika Falileeva
17. Magdalena Langrova
18. Hilary Rhoda
19. Frankie Rayder
20. Emily Baker
21. Valery Ka (not pictured)
22. Lais Oliveira
23. Simone Carvalho
24. Cora Emmanuel (not pictured)
25. Julia Nobis (not pictured)
26. Suvi Koponen
27. Marique Schimmel (not pictured)
28. Anna Selezneva
29. Hanne Gaby Odiele
30. Liu Wen
31. Caterina Ravaglia
32. Jourdan Dunn (not pictured)
33. Caroline Brasch Nielsen
34. Zuzanna Bijoch
35. Liya Kebede
36. Jac Jagaciak
37. Britt Maren
38. Magdalena Frackowiak
39. Karmen Pedaru (not pictured)
40. Aymeline Valade

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Fashion’s Night Out 2011

September 9th, 2011

The madness, the chaos, the shopping, the celebrities: see it all in MDX! Get a taste of the fashion’s night out spirit with this selection of the evening’s best events featuring Anna Dello Russo, Karolina Kurkova, Lara Stone, Carine Roitfeld, Iman, Karen Elson and so many more!

FASHION’S NIGHT OUT

Photos:
Barneys, Lanvin, Calvin Klein, Vuitton & Miu Miu events
by Julia Chesky


Victoria’s Secret & Derek Lam events
by Dag Bennstrom

Text: Janelle Okwodu

Lara Stone signing t-shirts at Calvin Klein | Image by Julia Chesky

Victoria's Secret

Alessandra Ambrosio, Erin Heatherton, Adriana Lima, and Lily Aldridge wowing at the Victoria’s Secret in SoHo | Image by Dag Bennstrom

Derek Lam & Hanne Gaby

Derek Lam & Hanne Gaby Odiele at his respective own store | Image by Dag Bennstrom

Shala Monroque & Tavi Gevinson were guests at Miu Miu | Image by Julia Chesky

? and Jasmine Tookes at the Derek Lam store | Image by Dag Bennstrom

Iman & Karen Elson making an appearance at Lanvin | Image by Julia Chesky

One of the amazing windows at Louis Vuitton on 5th Avenue | Image by Julia Chesky

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Valentino Fall/Winter 2011

March 18th, 2011

The Valentino brand has always understood femininity, but under the direction of Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, that means something very different than it did when the legendary Garavani was at the helm. Chiuri and Piccioli favor a light and almost demure look that skews girly with touches of lace and sheer detailing, but never looks immature. This season featured the gauzy dresses the duo have become known for, but expanded the airy look to include structured separates for day, floral printed gowns and a lineup of on trend python accessories. No matter the look, an ethereal feel ran through the entire showing; even the thick fur worn by Patricia Van Der Vliet and the laser cut leather skirt on Daphne Groeneveld seemed to float. When designers can take materials that dense and imbue them with lightness it shows not only talent, but the power of a compelling design signature.
Valentino
Fall/Winter 2011

Photos: Stephan Moskovic
Text: Janelle Okwodu

Hair: Guido Palau
Makeup: Pat McGrath

models in order of appearance above:
Freja Beha Erichsen
Ruby Aldridge
Jac Jagaciak
Sigrid Agren

Caroline Brasch Nielsen

Freja Beha Erichsen


Aline Zanella
Tatiana Cotliar
Debora Muller
Nimue Smit

Hanne Gaby Odiele
Daga Ziober
Emily Baker
Daphne Groeneveld
Kasia Struss
Josephine Skriver
Maud Welzen


Marique Schimmel
Mirte Maas
Julia Saner
Freja Beha Erichsen

Jourdan Dunn


Tatiana Cotliar in fur
Arizona Muse
Jac Jagaciak

Daphne Groeneveld
Daga Ziober
Maud Welzen

Lydia Carron
Aline Zanella
Sigrid Agren
Nimue Smit
Sara Blomqvist
Caroline Brasch Nielsen

Ruby Aldridge

Julia Saner

Frida Gustavsson
Freja Beha Erichsen
Finale

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Girls of Autumn/Winter 2011 Fashion Week

March 10th, 2011

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To celebrate the close of the Autumn/Winter 2011 season we have a very special and fun treat. We are very excited to present an exclusive collaboration between models.com and video director Justin Wu with the very kind support of LaneCrawford.com.

models.com and Justin Wu take you on a whirlwind tour of fashion week in Milan and Paris, from castings to backstage, the shows and the models off-duty, lip-synched to the classic fave of ‘Can’t Take My Eyes off of You’!

Video directed by Justin Wu (see more of Justin’s videos at www.jwuvideo.com)

Cover photo: Marija Vujovic, Natasha Poly and Candice Swanepoel backstage at Dolce & Gabbana

Models in order of appearance in the video:
Natalia Osikova (Why Not, VNY)
Martha Streck
Magdalena Frackowiak
Tali Lennox
Constance Jablonski
Hailey Clauson
Josephine Skriver
Zuzanna Bijoch
Emily Blunt
Alessandra C (Why Not)
Julija Steponaviciute
Melodie Monrose
Samantha Gradoville
Carola Remer
Caroline Brasch Nielsen
Suzie Bird
Debora Muller
Julia Saner
Liu Wen
Alessandra Ambrosio
Candice Swanepoel
Karlie Kloss
Lindsay Lullman
Jacquelyn Jablonski
Joan Smalls
Mirte Maas
Natasha Poly
Irina Kulikova
Marija Vujovic
Hanne Gaby Odiele
Laura McCone
Maud Welzen
Hildie Gifstad
Flaviana Matata
Anja Rubik
Daphne Groeneveld
Myf Shepherd
Jourdan Dunn
Hanna Samokhina

A very very big thanks to Justin Wu, all the models, their agencies and LaneCrawford.com who have made this possible. To see Behind-the-scenes pictures, and learn more about Justin Wu, please go to www.lanecrawford.com




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Altuzarra Fall/Winter 2011

February 13th, 2011

After last season’s exercise in minimalist severity, Joseph Altuzarra lightens up for fall. Eschewing monochromatic color palates and structured separates in favor of flowing silhouettes and chunky parkas, Altuzarra hit all the right notes with his latest collection. Inspired by innate style and the sort of girls who roll out of bed looking pristine (Kate Moss was an inspiration) each look aims for effortlessness. While comparisons to the work of Marc Jacobs during his grunge phase are sure to abound, this isn’t a rehash. The sophistication of the color palette, combined with the sexiness of the sheer blouses and body conscious dresses makes for an adult twist on grunge’s youthful standards. Throw in luxurious materials like tweed, fur and satin, expertly layered by stylist Melanie Huynh and you have the makings of a zeitgeist moment; 2011, this is your look.

Joseph Altuzarra
Fall/Winter 2011

Photos: Stephan Moskovic
Text: Janelle Okwodu

Stylist: Melanie Huynh
Casting director: Kannon Rajah
Makeup: Tom Pecheux
Hair: Paul Hanlon

Joseph Altuzarra
Fall/Winter 2011

models:
Karmen Pedaru
Hailey Clauson
Karolina Kurkova
Arizona Muse
Toni Garrn
Samantha Gradoville
Juju Ivanyuk
Frida Gustavsson
Karlie Kloss
Melissa Tammerijn
Hanne Gaby Odiele
Fei Fei Sun
Edita Vilkeviciute
Jac Jagaciak
Kori Richardson
Ashley Smith
Daria Strokous
Britt Maren
Constance Jablonski
Sigrid Agren
Aymeline Valade
Kasia Struss
Caroline Brasch Nielsen

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Esteban Cortazar con Exito

October 18th, 2010

With his collaboration with Latin American brand Exito, Esteban Cortazar brings the avant garde spirit of his collections into into the mainstream, providing a high fashion look at an accessible price. Launched this summer with one of the biggest fashion shows ever staged in Colombia, the project has brought a sense of excitement to the country’s textile industry and introduced Cortazar’s designs to a whole new audience. With the always engaging Hanne Gaby Odiele serving as the face of the line, this exclusive video by Jaime Rubiano and Jason Last, and the accompanying photos by Tigre Escobar serves to showcase both Cortazar’s youthful and sleek creations and Hanne’s dynamic presence in front of the camera.

Esteban Cortazar con Exito
presented exclusively on models.com

Model: Hanne Gaby Odiele / Ford
Creative direction & styling: Jaime Rubiano
Video: Jaime Rubiano and Jason Last
Photography: Tigre Escobar
Casting: Andrew Weir for ACW
Text: Janelle Okwodu

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Alexander’s Army

February 22nd, 2010

The 40 faces of the Alexander Wang Fall/Winter 2010 line up (in their looks)
Casting: Anita Bitton for The Establishment

See also our exclusive look at the backstage scene here: Alexander Wang F/W 10 Backstage

In alphabetical order:
Abbey Lee Kershaw
Agyness Deyn
Aline Weber
Alla Kostromichova
Anja Rubik
Anna Selezneva
Antonella Graef
Edita Vilkeviciute
Elsa Sylvan
Freja Beha Erichsen
Hanne Gaby Odiele
Heidi Mount
Iris Strubegger
Iselin Steiro
Jac Jagaciak
Jacquelyn Jablonski
Jenny Sinkaberg
Jessica Miller
Joan Smalls
Kamila Filipcikova
Karlie Kloss
Karmen Pedaru
Kasia Struss
Lindsay/IMG
Liu Wen
Magdalena Frackowiak
Mirte Maas
Natalia Vodianova
Natasha Poly
Patricia van der Vliet
Regina Feoktistova
Rose Cordero
Sara Blomqvist
Sasha Pivovarova
Shu Pei
Sigrid Agren
Snejana Onopka
Valerija Kelava
Yasmina/1 Models
Ylonka Verheul

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All dressed up and nowhere to go

February 8th, 2010

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UPDATED: Bregje and Arlenis added

All dressed up and nowhere to go: 82 girls / one casting director.
All photos by: Kannon Rajah
Animation: Stephan Moskovic
Supporting the impossible project

Are you ready for show week?

Here’s our choice to get you pumping, let us know what’s your soundtrack for this season in the comments!

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A very big thanks to Kannon and all the girls, in order of appearance:
Sasha
Raquel
Natasha
Anja
Lily
Julia Stegner
Isabeli
Coco
Stam
Trentini
Kasia
Magdalena
Snejana
Abbey Lee
Anna J
Chanel
Anna S
Lakshmi
Edita
Eniko
Hanne Gaby
Karlie Kloss
Karmen Pedaru
Maryna
Vlada
Iris
Elsa
Catherine McNeil
Liu Wen
Olga Sherer
Milana
Sessilee
Siri
Jourdan
Alana Zimmer
Aline Weber
Behati
Clara Alfonso
Daria Strokous
Egle
Erin Heatherton
Georgina
Irina K
Izabel Goulart
Naty
Shannan Click
Sheila
Mirte Maas
Lisanne de Joong
Nimue
Toni Garrn
Taylor Kraemer
Ymre
Sigrid
Ginta
Jac
Hannah Holman
Ieva Laguna
Dorothea
Constance Jablonski
Charlotte di Calypso
Bregje
Ali Stephens
Alla
Amanda Noogard
Anastasia K
Arlenis
Emily Didonato
Emma Maclaren
Lyndsey Scott
Shu Pei
Imogen
Jacquelyn Jablonski
Myf
Julia Hafstrom
Karolin W
Katlin Aas
Lindsey Wixson
Sheena
Tao
Madisyn
Malene

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All photos copyright Kannon Rajah, please do not reproduce without permission

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