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November 25th, 2013 by Janelle
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The second round of memorable moments from SS14 – take a look at the first post here.

CINDY BRUNA

HOMETOWN: Saint-Raphaël, France
SS14 HIGHLIGHTS: Calvin Klein, Balmain, Givenchy, JPG, Alexander McQueen, Victoria’s Secret

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: I think my best moment was the Calvin Klein fashion show. Having the Calvin Klein exclusive meant so much to me because I was the first girl to have a Calvin Klein exclusive and this was just amazing. That was my first big show like that and it was I think the best moment. It helped me to understand something and to learn something. Every runway is unique and I always learn something with each new experience, but that show was something special.


VASILISA PAVLOVA

HOMETOWN: St. Petersburg
SS14 HIGHLIGHTS: Dries Van Noten, Dior, John Galliano, Valentino

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: I think the most memorable moment for me was everything! I’m just enjoying it all – even the moments when you’re late with fittings and working at night – that doesn’t happen every day. The whole fashion week thing is so exciting. I felt it most when I was doing the finale for Dior with all the dresses – it was just so beautiful, in that moment I just realized what it is all about. It is about celebrating people and celebrating the beauty of women, celebrating our history with these incredible costumes. When we were walking down and I saw the set and the gowns – it just hit me that this is all pretty cool.


IEVA LAGUNA

HOMETOWN: Latvia
SS14 HIGHLIGHTS: Calvin Klein, Tom Ford, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Dries Van Noten, Stella McCartney, Victoria’s Secret

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: I would say I really had three of my favorite moments that I never experienced before. First one was Calvin Klein show that was my first time for them and I just love the new studios the location was beautiful the music collection was so fresh it really felt like this is one of my first big shows, this is my time to shine. It felt really great to be back and to be noticed, I felt like all the hard work had paid off.

And the second was Tom Ford. I went to London and I got to meet him in person. He’s really a legend and I just loved his personality, he’s charismatic, smart and of course very talented. He’s interested in so many different things and is so welcoming, I really connected with the way he views the world. Just seeing him work was a privilege. The house itself and the show was so private – everybody had a couch and it’s the hardest to get into so it’s very small and intimate. You walk into the room and it is very quiet, but sexy and with a great feeling. I had this mirrored dress it was super short, made to look like little pieces of glass – so beautiful!

My final moment would be the Victoria’s Secret show. That was my third year and this year I got wings, plus I got to open the Pink section. I think the first girl just gets to surprise everyone about what the look is going to be this year. I kind of felt this energy from the moment I stepped backstage – it was great working with them the third time around.


ANOUK HAGEMEIJER

HOMETOWN: Amsterdam
SS14 HIGHLIGHTS: Calvin Klein, JW Anderson, Christopher Kane, Bottega Veneta, Marni, Rochas

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: I would say my favorite moment was when I got the call saying I was confirmed for a Calvin Klein exclusive. I had been to so many castings and had walked all over New York- when my agent called me and told me I screamed and couldn’t believe it. It was the beginning of many new moments.


HOLLIE MAY SAKER

HOMETOWN: Liverpool
SS14 HIGHLIGHTS: Marc Jacobs, Jonathan Saunders, Burberry, Giles, Mary Katrantzou, Fendi, Gareth Pugh, Chanel, Miu Miu

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: Everyone expects me to say Nina Ricci, what happened at that show, but my memorable moment was definitely doing the Burberry show – it was amazing. I had glasses on for the finale and I’m so happy I did because when the petals fell I just started crying under the glasses it was beautiful, magical moment I loved it – so proud to have been a part of it.


MIRIAM HANEY

HOMETOWN: Rialto, California
SS14 HIGHLIGHTS: Marc by Marc, Chloe

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: Well my favorite moment was right after New York Fashion Week. I was on my way to the airport to go back to California and just before the driver got on the highway, my agent calls me and tells me I’m going to Paris to walk for Chloe!  I didn’t have anything packed and I had to go back and get my passport to leave later that night.


MARIANA SANTANA

HOMETOWN: Brazil
SS14 HIGHLIGHTS: Prada, Dries Van Noten, Dior, Celine, Givenchy, McQueen

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: When I was confirmed for Prada- that was amazing. I wasn’t even planning on going to Milan and was getting ready to go on vacation. My agents couldn’t get a hold of me and were freaking out. I finally spoke with them and they told me I needed to grab my things and go to Milan right away. I was so shocked! Was so happy to miss my vacation. Walking the show was very surreal and almost a blur. I was very happy.

LUMA GROTHE

HOMETOWN: Santa Catarina, Brazil
SS14 HIGHLIGHTS: Burberry, Versace

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MEMORABLE MOMENT:
So the best moment of my season was the Burberry show in the finale when all the petals were coming down and the music was really beautiful and this petal came down like in my eye and fell; I started smiling it was just very beautiful.


Svetlana Zakharova

HOMETOWN: Russia
SS14 HIGHLIGHTS: Alexander Wang, Balmain, Isabel Marant, Chloe, Chanel

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: Doing Chanel was an incredible experience for me. I loved the collection, the music, the energy of the show – it made me feel great walking down his runway. I got to wear some really beautiful outfits this season at all the shows and that was great; loved walking for Alexander Wang too – what a great way to start the season.


KAYLA CLARKE

HOMETOWN: Brampton, Ontario
SS14 HIGHLIGHTS: Marc Jacobs, Giles Deacon, Givenchy, and Louis Vuitton

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: Hands down my memorable moment was closing Marc Jacobs’ last collection ever for Louis Vuitton! It was such an honor and it was the best way to end my first show season.


SUNG HEE KIM

HOMETOWN: South Korea
SS14 HIGHLIGHTS: Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Anna Sui, Thakoon

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: Dior was a memorable moment for me because the collection was so beautiful and it was just lovely to be a part of helping to bring Raf’s creations to life.

November 22nd, 2013 by Janelle
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This week’s model fashion moments – who do you think looks loveliest? Let us know in the comments.

Naomi Campbell in ROBERTO CAVALLI

The divine Ms. Campbell can’t help but steal the show and in this gorgeous white Cavalli number she does indeed. Naomi never fails to deliver full tilt glamour and here she teaches us all a lesson on keeping it current while remaining true to your individual style. It wouldn’t be a true Naomi moment without a little sexy, a little glitz and her sleek center-parted hair.

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Photo by Brendan Thorne / Getty 


Miranda Kerr in DAVID KOMA

Head to toe pastel can be a hard look to pull off, but Miranda’s baby blue David Koma separates are elegant and unique. Spring is right around the corner and the luminous Miranda takes us there with this graphic combo.

 

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Photo by Neilson Barnard / Getty 


Alek Wek in BLUMARINE

The regal Alek goes old Hollywood in Italy at Pirelli’s 50th Anniversary bash with this gorgeous canary yellow Blumarine gown accessorized with a diamond butterfly brooch and a great big smile. Everything looks good on Alek, but classically chic shape and the bold color make this a winner.

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Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto / Getty


Toni Garrn in ANTHONY VACCARELLO

The dazzling Toni looks every inch the Victoria’s Secret vixen in this cutout number by Anthony Vaccarello. The dress is proving to be quite the hit with the fashion crowd and has shown up in more than a few editorials of late, but Toni makes it her own. It’s easy to see why Vaccarello’s collection is a hit – taking the LBD and adding edge via peekaboo metal makes this a must have.

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Elisa Sednaoui in Fendi

The always alluring Elisa shines in a crimson number by Fendi that delivers ladylike charm and a hint of transparency. The dress’ graphic look and Elisa’s sparkling accessories combine for a simply beautiful ensemble.

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Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto / Getty

November 19th, 2013 by Janelle
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Relive the season that was from a model perspective – take a look at the memorable moments of some of our favorite catwalkers.

Photos Janelle Okwodu
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KATE GOODLING
HOMETOWN: Portland, Oregon
SS14 HIGHLIGHTS: Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Fendi, Jil Sander, Balenciaga, Dior, Givenchy, Valentino

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: “When I walked for Calvin Klein that was the moment when everything came together for me – all of the hard work had led to that moment. Alexander Wang‘s show had great energy and it was the first show I ever walked in. That was probably my favorite moment – I found out the night before and was so nervous. There was a build up of excitement and the set, music and clothing was a great creative atmosphere.”


TIAN YI
HOMETOWN: JingZhou, Hubei, China
SS14 HIGHLIGHTS: Oscar de La Renta, Mulberry, Versace, Giorgio Armani, Marni, Chloe, Dries van Noten, Viktor & Rolf

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: “At Oscar de la Renta and my outfit was so elegant; a creme and blue dress with a flower brooch. My hair and makeup was so beautiful, the show was quiet and serene – I felt like I had gone back in time to the 60s it was beautiful.”


SARAH ENGELLAND
HOMETOWN: Nashville, Tennesse
SS14 HIGHLIGHTS: Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Yohji Yamamoto, John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: “When I was doing Louis Vuitton – no one could see your face by the elevator and before you go out. I stood there and thought- I am walking Louis Vuitton right now. There are thousands of people who wish they could do this. It was sort of an inspiring moment.”


ANASTASIA IVANOVA
HOMETOWN: Izhevsk, Russia
SS14 HIGHLIGHTS: Christian Dior, Ann Demeulemeester, Emporio Armani, Elie Saab, John Galliano

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: “Probably my most memorable moment of the season was opening Galliano. I sat in the casting forever and I didn’t think they liked me, then they fit me the day before the show. It was late at night when they told me I was going to open and I just couldn’t believe it.”


LEXI BOLING
HOMETOWN: Chicago, Illinois
SS14 HIGHLIGHTS: Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Céline, Chanel, Chloé, Louis Vuitton, Maiyet, Valentino

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: “My favorite moment of the season was walking Alexander Wang. The music was my favorite of the season- walking to it made you feel very powerful. I also did the looks for five days, so I saw how much work went into the show and it how it all came together.”


SHERITA DEHON
HOMETOWN: Maryland
SS14 HIGHLIGHT: Givenchy Worldwide Exclusive

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: Going to Paris and doing the Givenchy show. I was the one in the mask so I got to interact with everyone who was creating the mask. They were individual jeweled dots and it took twelve hours to put on, but only five minutes to take off!


NICOLE POLLARD
HOMETOWN: Brisbane, Australia
SS14 HIGHLIGHTS: Rodarte, Alexander Wang, Helmut Lang, Dries van Noten, Dior

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: “My most memorable was probably the Dior show again. Just seeing the catwalk for the first time with all those hanging flowers – I love flowers so seeing that and getting to experience it was really exciting.”


CARLY MOORE
HOMETOWN: Toronto, Canada
SS14 HIGHLIGHTS: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Christopher Kane, Dries van Noten, Rochas

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MEMORABLE MOMENT: In February I was still finishing up my business degree. Looking back at studying in my room with an Eiffel Tower poster on my wall I could never have imagined that in a few months I’d be doing shows in Paris and have the Eiffel Tower there in the background. Just traveling and seeing all the different cities and how everything comes together has been amazing.

November 18th, 2013 by betty
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Mariacarla Boscono by John-Paul Pietrus

While the storm in the Philippines is long gone, the resulting devastation from Typhoon Haiyan has left the Philippines in need of massive help from the international community. We spoke to half Filipino photographer John-Paul Pietrus, who’s also the editor at large for 7th Man Magazine, about his part to help the efforts with a charity print sale with 100% of the proceeds going to the victims of the disaster.

All proceeds will go to the Red Cross specifically for Typhoon Haiyan Appeal

John-Paul Pietrus:

A couple of years ago Tao Okamoto and I paired up to raise funds for the Japanese earthquake appeal; last week I did the same with Naomi Campbell. Being half-Filipino, and with people I know directly affected by the typhoon (one of my aunt’s hometown was completely destroyed), I wanted to do something in addition to giving the Red Cross an individual donation. I wanted to reach a wider audience. Naomi generously let me use her image for a limited edition print run. Though the Naomi print run is done, I’ve extended the initiative with an exclusive set of six archive photographs featuring top models Mariacarla Boscono, Tao Okamoto, Fei Fei Sun, Andrej Pejic, Rob Evans and Tian Yi, who have all lent their support to the cause. Sincere thanks to them and the creative teams behind the images, including stylists Tim Lim, Lucia Liu, Dean Hau, Cécile Martin, and Ursula Lake.

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Tao Okamoto:

My first time working with John-Paul was around seven years ago. We shot for a Chinese magazine in London, and since then we have become friends and have collaborated together every year. When Japan was affected by the earthquake and tsunami in 2011, John-Paul immediately jumped into action and decided to sell one of our images together, from which 100% of the proceeds went to the aid efforts in Japan. So of course, with the current circumstances in the Phillipines – where John-Paul’s mother is from – I wanted to contribute to this fundraising project. The Filipino people need our help in these difficult times. On the surface, I cannot do very much on my own, but I have learned from my past experience with Japan that even the smallest efforts by someone can turn into a significant contribution, and it can motivate others to do more. Every little bit helps!

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Andrej Pejic:

Millions of displaced people remain desperately short of food, water, housing and other basic necessities. Hospitals lack supplies, leading to fears of disease outbreaks. Neither the Philippine government nor the international community is doing enough to improve the catastrophic situation which is greatly exacerbated by the huge amount of inequality in the country. I am proud of my dear old friend and colleague John-Paul Pietrus for offering to do his part in helping raise funds for much needed aid and I am grateful to be part of the project. So much love and creativity and collaboration has gone into the work we have done together and I can’t see a better purpose for it than this.

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The print set

Printed on c-type photographic (not ink jet) matte paper, archival for at least 80 years. Each print of the new six model-set is A5, which is 8.3 x 5.8 inches and 148mm x 210mm. Prints generously donated by Stuart Waplington and Dave Lucken at the Printspace.

The top photo of each set is photographer-signed. Buy yours now for £37 for the set at www.johnpaulpietrus.com. Click on the upper left icon of the print set to purchase yours. Sales end midnight GMT, Tuesday, November 26, 2013.
All proceeds will go to the Red Cross specifically for Typhoon Haiyan Appeal

November 15th, 2013 by betty
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If it felt like there were more new faces than usual this season, it’s not just your overactive imagination. The Fall issues and Spring 2014 runways were full of brand-new (or new-ish) boys, making it impossible for us to pick just ten for our latest edition of Top Newcomers. Our picks from the Europe shows (see here) have been making their marks, but a new crop of up-and-comers really broke through starting with the New York shows this past September. Take a look at some of the freshest faces from the next generation below. (Text and contributing reporting by Jonathan Shia)

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The Brazilian Andre Bona made a first splash on the Givenchy runway for Fall 2013, but he really cleaned up this past show season, popping up at Prada, Y-3, Fendi, Ferragamo, and Robert Geller.

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Chris Davis is one of many examples this season of promising consistency. With shoots in i-D, 10 Men, and Interview backed by multiple appearances for Marc by Marc and a spot at Louis Vuitton this summer, the young American is one to watch.

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The artistic Brit David Metcalfe hit it out of the park right from the start with a 10 Men cover this summer. He showed up on the runway at Marc by Marc, Patrik Ervell, Rag & Bone, and Duckie Brown, and his sharp Topman campaign, shot by Alasdair McLellan, just launched.

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Charming Brighton boy Duncan Proctor made a notable début on the Prada runway this June, and went on to walk the most men’s shows in New York, including Marc by Marc, Y-3, Duckie Brown, Tim Coppens, and Richard Chai. After taking time off from his chemistry studies to focus on modeling, we expect big things from the former part-time chef.

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Eli Hall has made his share of runway appearances over the past year or so, but fall 2013 finds him really hitting his stride. After walking for Hermès, Berluti, and Fendi in Europe, he landed Patrik Ervell, Robert Geller, and Duckie Brown here in September, along with a Details story and his first campaign, for Strellson.

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New British face Harvey James hit with a one-two punch this past June, with a Prada exclusive in Milan followed by one for Kenzo in Paris. The Fall season finds him in Vogue Hommes International shot by Alasdair McLellan, and sources tell us the English literature major has plenty more work to look forward to over the next few months.

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James Gatenby started his rising career with a Louis Vuitton exclusive early this January, and lodged an editorial in Hero before showing up at Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Z Zegna, and Rag & Bone this summer, followed up by Patrik Ervell and Billy Reid in New York. His Fall Louis Vuitton lookbook proves he has one big blue-chip name in his corner, with surely more to follow.

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With Marc by Marc and DKNY under his belt for Fall 2013, Jeremy Matos went on to walk for Louis Vuitton, Dior Homme, and Lanvin in Paris before repeating for Marc by Marc, along with Siki Im and Opening Ceremony in New York. His Fall editorials in 10 Men and GQ Style China bode well for the coming months.

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The latest in the new crop of Chinese models, Jin Dachuan started with a bang, walking exclusively for Prada in June. He showed up on the runway at Tim Coppens, Opening Ceremony, and Public School here in September, and Fall stories in Numéro Homme China and Elle Men China show a lot of promise.

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Laurie Harding had a notable show season in Europe, walking for Lanvin, Rick Owens, and JW Anderson, then landed at Patrik Ervell, Robert Geller, Siki Im, and Duckie Brown here in New York. With an appearance in Mark Seliger’s sleek all-black editorial for November’s Details, the fine-featured Brit proves he’s here to stay.

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Lu Pi Qiang also known as John Lee has yet to leave his native China for work, but GQ Style China can’t seem to get enough of him, featuring him on the Fall cover as well as in numerous editorials. An appearance at the celebrated Dior Homme show in Beijing back in April proves it’s just a matter of time before he makes his mark in Europe and the US.

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After a bright first season with Lanvin, Dior Homme, and Dries van Noten in Paris in January, Brazilian Martin Conte appeared at Phillip Lim, Kenzo, Carven, and Dries again in June, and made his campaign début with C’N’C Costume National’s Fall ad.

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As the latest VMan/Ford Model Search winner, American standout Philip Witts already has a major fan in Karl Lagerfeld, who shot him for the Fall Dior Homme campaign and Numéro along with his VMAN story. Things are looking bright for his first show season come January.

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Ronald Epps showed his range in New York this September, looking as comfortable in Patrik Ervell’s sailing-inspired technical gear as he did in J. Crew’s all-American threads. His October i-D cover with Joan Smalls—along with inside features in Details, Hercules, and Flaunt—has helped the Pennsylvanian step up to the next level.

November 15th, 2013 by Janelle
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The well-heeled crowd has always appreciated the allure of Jimmy Choo and they showed up in droves for the label’s NYC bash last night. With Harley Viera-Newton spinning the latest hits and a host of handsome male models in attendance (why hello there Garrett Neff and Chad White) the event was a tribute to the kind of chic style epitomized by the brand’s collections. Speaking of which , the stylish fete was thrown in honor of the Jimmy Choo Cruise collection – a stylish mix of red hot stilettos displayed on ice throughout the event.

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Male. Model. Overload : Josh Truesdell, Eian Scully, Patrick Kafka, Bryce Thompson, Chad White, Henry Watkins and Dorian Reeves.

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Jimmy Choo creative director, Sandra Choi

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Jamie Chung

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Heels on ice!

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Kate Foley

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SUNO’s Max Osterweis, Leandra Medine & Kate Foley

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Harry Brandt

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November 15th, 2013 by Janelle
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Pronovias’ couture wedding creations are known worldwide for their intricate detail and overwhelming beauty, so when it came time to do a fashion show the label had to find a space every bit as grandiose as its creations. This week’s showing of the line’s Atelier collection was held in the Upper East Side’s elegant St. James Church, an architectural gem and one of the more impressive show locations we’ve seen. Hosted by Petra Nemcova and featuring an array of white gowns fit for the red carpet, a luxe evening out, or of course – a trip to the chapel.

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Oriol Elcacho & Petra Nemcova

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November 15th, 2013 by Janelle
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Models.com is proud to announce Art Partner as our latest featured agency.

Founded in 1992 by Giovanni Testino, Art Partner is one of the leading artist management and creative content agencies worldwide. Representing a wide array of high powered talent – from legendary photographers, to cutting edge stylists, makeup artists and hair stylists alike, Art Partner is in a class by itself. The agency’s star-studded roster reads like a who’s who of iconic image makers; names like Mario Testino, Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, David Sims, Willy Vanderperre, Mario Sorrenti, Joe McKenna, Camilla Nickerson, Mark Carrasquillo and Didier Malige have shaped the current fashion landscape and Art Partner’s visionary talent pool continues to impress with boundary breaking work and some of the business’ biggest contracts. Case in point, the newly launched 100th Anniversary issue of Vogue China, where each and every Testino helmed shoot was produced by Art Partner. Also see our accompanying interview with Mario Testino where we catch up with the photography legend to talk supermodels, collaborating with Vogue China and why he still believes in the magic of “possibilities, opportunities and curiosity.”

November 13th, 2013 by Kristen Bolt
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Each year there is a magical day when the world’s most beautiful models get together to catch up and walk the runway in lingerie. The Victoria’s Secret show has become a spectacle in and of itself- bringing together fashion and Hollywood in a light hearted manner we all love. MDC captures backstage the bevy of beauties while they go through pre-show pampering. Who said being a VS girl was easy?!

Photos by Billy Rood for Models.com

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