Naomi Campbell Goes Live
Naomi Campbell has introduced her new YouTube Live series No Filter and her first guest is none other than Cindy Crawford. The 50-minute conversation between the two long-time friends touches on topics such as shooting with the greats (Penn, Avedon, Ritts, Newton, Bourdin), hanging with Princess Di, and Kaia’s runway walk. It’s compelling! [YouTube]
Lunches for Clinicians NYC
Former model agent/fashion producer Logan Griesemer using his connections in the industry to raise enough funds to provide meals and coffee to a new group of clinicians every week, while simultaneously supporting New York’s local restaurant industry. NYC is an extension of Denver’s successful Lunches for Clinicians movement. So far the New York group has delivered over 300 meals to frontline workers. To help out and support, go here.
New York Creatives Organize “Pictures For Elmhurst”
A print sale which directly benefits Queens’ Elmhurst Hospital Center began today and runs until April 20th. Organized by Samantha Casolari, Jody Rogac, Vittoria Cerciello and other creatives, the sale consists of limited 8.5″x11″ photographic prints by artists like Mark Borthwick, Tyler Mitchell, Zora Sicher, Drew Jarrett and many others for $150 each. Donations will be used by Elmhurst to purchase much needed PPE equipment and ventilators for the hospital. [Pictures For Elmhurst]
Influencers Go Hollywood
Utilizing talent with internet savvy and onscreen charisma has become increasingly important to clients due to the pandemic, so it should come as no surprise to learn that Hollywood is now pursuing social media stars. Citing the money-making potential of young self-broadcasters on digital platforms like YouTube and TikTok, major entertainment industry agencies are currently rushing to sign influencers. Forget auditions, showreels and casting calls: future A-Listers are now being discovered via videos of pranks and dance routines posted to social media. As Jad Dayeh of WME put it: “The next wave of talent, all future waves of talent, aren’t going to come from traditional places.” Fashion won’t be far behind in using this method of scouting–in fact, IMG has already begun scouring TikTok for new faces. [NYT]
The fashion world mourns Viktor Skrebneski
The legendary Chicago based photographer passes this week from cancer. Look for our upcoming piece featuring some of his favorite models remembering the longtime lensman. In the meantime take a peek at Paulina Porizkova‘s tribute to him.
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Victor Skrebneski would show up in the mornings, looking dapper and immaculate to whatever location shoot we were on for Estée Lauder. His white hair was perfectly mussed and his tweed jacket and jeans made him look like a cool professor. He’d waltz in – and show me books. Books of old Hollywood portraiture, of landscapes shot by legendary photographers. I would immediately know what mood he wanted, what was on his mind, and then together we would play with it, sometimes to results completely unrecognizable, sometimes direct “tributes”, like this one We did a lot of Garbo, Victor and I. And a lot of Gene Tierny and Ingrid Bergman…I was so incredibly fortunate to have had Victor photographing for Estée Lauder as my swan song in my modeling career. RIP Victor, you were such a talent- and a gentleman. #esteelauder #victorskrebneski #ripvictorskrebneski #photoprapherandgentleman Also, guys,I DIDNT POST THIS TO COMPARE MYSELF TO GARBO! I wanted to show how we used her as inspiration: meaning someone who was so unique and amazing that you want to emulate her.