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May 28th, 2010 by betty | Boys, Girls, Industry News, Model News
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Kristy Kaurova and Liu Wen (not each other’s twin). (All images Betty for models.com)

VMan and Copenhagen Fashion week turned out a spectacular fashion show Tuesday night at Good Units@ the Hudson Hotel, celebrating the magazine’s A Scandinavian Summer. The “surprise” show styled by Jay Massacret was a fabulous introduction by VMan of some of Scandinavia’s rising young designer stars, including Henrik Vibskov and Camilla Staerk. What made the evening extra delightful were some of our favorite faces of today getting ready for the runway. We got a chance to catch up with Crystal Renn about the controversy created by a certain, ahem, Vogue Paris shoot. (What you see in that shoot, by the way, IS real). We chatted with the always amazing Brad Kroenig about his “twin”, Michael Wozniak and how they bookend the VMan covers. Brad, if you need your memory jogged, was on the incredible premier cover of the magazine back in 2003 while Michael’s happy visage is on the cover of the latest issue. Calvin Klein campaign face David Agbodji, himself a talented photographer just shot a beautiful portrait of a very pregnant Teresa Lourenco.

We spoke to casting director Noah Shelley about the concept of the show. Turns out it was based on experiences at places like Danceteria (Ed. note: the legendary 80′s club) where fashion shows by icons like Stephen Sprouse sprang up out of the blue while people partied the night away. The casting of the show, where each model actually “transformed” into another one halfway across the runway was inspired by VMagazine’s celebrated size issue. “Finding the right pairings was the challenge. Georgina Stojiljkovic and Sessilee Lopez have similar strong eyebrows. Siri Tollerod and Kasia from Wilhelmina had similar brows and hair color. Alek Wek and Jeneil Williams are both cover stars. To have the club spectacle, we also felt it was important that it couldn’t just be runway models which resulted in faces like Byrdie Bell, Ladyfag, Michael M (a bodybuilder). We had to find people who could make the transformation on the runway dynamic but still have them be similar in some way visually.” Shelley’s creativity made this definitely one of my favorite castings in recent memory.

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Actual twins Annand Kirby. Georgina/Sessilee. Julia/Maggie. Salieu/Shaun

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Ian/Josh Ku. Michael/Brad Kroenig. One of our favorite pairings, Ford Supermodel Winner Charlene with Kristy. Ladyfag/Dafne.

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Kristy, Crystal Renn (in an incredible Henrik Vibskov piece) and Liu

As for the party itself, everyone’s favorite photographer JD Ferguson was in town to capture friends like VMan founder Stephen Gan, Cecilia Dean, Francisco Costa, Ellen Von Unwerth, James Kaliardos, Nicola Formichetti, Anja Rubik and Sasha Knezevic, Mathias Lauridsen and more. Below are just a few of our shots but for the whole party, check out all his awesome pics of the action only at VMan.com.

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Ellen von Unwerth and James Kaliardos

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Daniel Peddle, Alastair McKimm, Edward Kim

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Edward and Tom Van Dorpe/Jeremy and Ryan from V represent…

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Some V favorites: Mike Derr and Michael Wozniak

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The Great Wall. As you left the party, you walked down a hallway covered with VMan’s most striking images of the last 7 years, so reminiscent of those exhilarating days at those clubs long gone. Brad’s memorable cover with the mask, is shot by Inez and Vinoodh.

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11 Comments

  1. julius joan says:

    WOW Shaun Ross is in the Line up with Alek Wek that is Amazing . . . . I feel like he is going to be the rage this season for some reason

  2. Gene Copeland says:

    I think Shawn Ross is going to be something boy , OMFG I love Sess

  3. Daria says:

    Oh my GOD! LadyFag on the runway?! That is what I call great vision.

  4. bruno says:

    definitily not the best casting. sessilee is my favourite, pocahontas style. love brad kroening too, salieu an the brunette twin!

  5. maxx says:

    great line up! Go Charlene!

  6. estmulleady says:

    dafne is stunning ….i love the look

  7. Kristine says:

    i believe that the pieces Chrystal Renn and the other models are wearing in that pictures are from the danish brand Vilsbøl de Arce and not Vibskov? but the clothes is beautiful indeed !

  8. JoeHsiang says:

    wow,liu looks so pretty!! amazing girl!

  9. Antonio Barros says:
  10. anonymous says:

    LADY FAG!!!!!!!!

  11. sissy says:

    kristy is in moonspoon saloon

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