Marc got married, Sasha Luss is a model assassin, Storm LA and more of the news you missed

Luc Besson’s Latest Action Movie “Anna” Stars Sasha Luss
The trailer for Luc Besson’s Sasha Luss-led film, “Anna,” dropped this week and it looks like the Russian model-turned-actress will be kicking lots of ass as an assassin. That’s no surprise, considering Besson is known for his heroine driven action flicks like “The Fifth Element,” “La Femme Nikita,” “Léon: The Professional,” and others that have starred the likes of Milla Jovovich and Cara Delevingne. Luss previously worked with the director playing a principal role in his sci-fi film, “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.” Also in the “Anna” trailer, Siberian born-German raised model Lera Abova can be spotted. [Deadline]


The Movie About An All-Female Punk Band, “Her Smell,” Has Agyness Deyn as the Bassist
Released today, director Alex Ross Perry’s film “Her Smell” brings 00s modeling icon Agyness Deyn to the big screen again, alongside a cast led by Elisabeth Moss and Cara Delevingne. In the film, she plays Marielle Hell, the bassist of a female punk band fronted by Moss. The model told AnOther magazine in an interview, “For the role of Marielle, I think that loving music as a kid and growing up in Manchester helped me a lot, because the film is set in the 1990s and it’s about this girl punk band. I grew up listening to The Slits and The Raincoats. They weren’t from the 90s – they were from the late 1970s – but it was that same energy. I was obsessed with all these bands growing up. I also had friends in bands. I was a little punk. I dressed like a punk. I knew that world.” Looks like it’ll be a welcome dose of Deyn’s famous rebellious ‘tude for the weekend! [AnOther]

Juergen Teller Photographs on Display in Support of a Children’s Hospice Charity
In order to encourage donations to Demelza, a children’s hospice charity, photos by Juergen Teller are to go on display at the London auction house Bonhams until the 16th of April. Teller visited the hospices over three months and photographed the children, all who have serious or terminal conditions. Speaking to the Guardian, Teller said, “What I found astonishing is that we walk around in the world and we don’t have patience for anything, things get on our nerves. “But the parents there, you see them, they have so much time and patience for the children who are so complicated and difficult. They have so much patience. It felt like time was standing still and it was wonderful for me to see. It helped me too … to change gear. I felt really moved.” [The Guardian]

Vogue Italia Fills Creative Director Position, Enlisting Ferdinando Verderi
After news that Giovanni Bianco’s last issue as creative director of Vogue Italia would be the June 2019 issue, the question became who would be filling his shoes. Ferdinando Verderi has officially been named to helm the glossy, Verderi is one of the founders of the ad agency Johannes Leonardo, which was recently tapped by Versace to shift its image. [BOF]

Storm Management has Opened a Branch in Los Angeles
Storm modeling agency, which was founded by Sarah Doukas in London (she discovered Kate Moss) and has operated for more than 30 years, has now opened a branch in Los Angeles, run by Noelle Doukas, the daughter of Sarah. Noelle has been running Storm’s women division for over 20 years. A press release announcing the news said, “Storm LA will operate independently working with agencies across the board, with a strategic focus on creating partnerships and projects relevant to the LA market.” Alongside Noelle, is Michael Eland, previously director of scouting at One and Wilhelmina. Also on the team is Trent Axelson and Khosrov Melkonyan.

Marco de Vincenzo to Launch Menswear Collection at Pitti Uomo
Italian designer Marco de Vincenzo will debut his menswear collection at Pitti Uomo in two months time. It marks the second invitiation to show event and comes shortly after new chief executive officer of the brand Marco Panzeri acquired 35 percent minority stake in the luxury label back in February. The biannual event will take place in Florence, Italy from June 11-14th. [BOF]

Marc Jacobs Got Hitched
Wedding bells were ringing with Marc Jacobs high profile marriage to Char Defrancesco last weekend. The star studded event brought out the who’s who of fashion and Hollywood elite. That editor there, that Real Housewife here, a supermodel or two. Oh and on top of all that wedded bliss? It was Marc’s birthday too!

Grace Elizabeth is a VS Angel, too
Third times the charm and after walking the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show since 2016, Top 50 model Grace Elizabeth finally got her angel wings. The all-American joins newly appointed VS Angels Leomie Anderson, Alexina Graham, and Barbra Palvin.

Beyoncé Moves Ivy Park to Adidas
After a successful 2016 launch with mega highstreet brand Topshop, Ivy Park has found a new home. After Topshop chairman, Sir Philip Green was named in a workplace harassment scandal Beyoncé‘s management and entertainment company, Parkwood Entertainment, bought out Green in November 2018, ending their 50/50 partnership and giving her sole ownership of the brand. Beyoncé will retain that ownership of Ivy Park, in a deal that will expand the line beyond apparel to include footwear as well. [NYTIMES]


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  1. Besson’s greatest masterpiece was and always will be Léon: The professional. Right after that comes The Fifth Element, but ever since, his movies look just like an Alexander McQueen fashion show with action.

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