Naomi Campbell Becomes a Mother
Naomi Campbell seems to have surprised everyone when announcing via Instagram on Tuesday that she is now the mother of a baby daughter. “A beautiful little blessing has chosen me to be her mother,” began the caption on an image of a baby’s feet resting in the palm of Campbell’s hand. The 50-year-old supermodel’s announcement was met with congratulations from the likes of Donatella Versace, Edward Enninful, Adut Akech, Marc Jacobs, and Riccardo Tisci. No other details have been revealed, but Naomi has expressed the desire to become a mother for a number of years now. [Vogue]
Is Emmanuelle Alt Rumoured Out at Vogue Paris?
Rumors are flying that Emmanuelle Alt, editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, may be out of a job. Condé Nast has yet to confirm or deny, but it would make sense, with multiple Condé titles ushering in new eras over the past few months. At Vogue alone, EICs at 5 international editions–India, Japan, China, Germany, and Spain–have left since November 2020. Alt, 53, started her career as a 17-year-old at Elle France and took over as editor-of-chief at Vogue Paris from Carine Roitfeld after serving as its fashion editor throughout the 2000s. [The Daily]
Angela Missoni Bow’s Out From Creative Director Role
After 24 years as the creative director of the Italian family brand Missoni, Angela Missoni is stepping down. The change in direction is primarily due to Missoni’s reorganization that Livio Proli CEO calls, “under the evolution of continuity.” Missoni will still keep her role as president of the company, and in the meantime, Alberto Caliri will take on the role of creative director with his first collection being showcased in Spring 2022. Caliri is set on widening the company’s target customer base and increasing collections with a diverse set of products, including entry-price pieces.[WWD]
@ShitModelsMgmt Drops Another List on Mental Health Action Day
As things return to whatever normalcy we can muster, a reawakening of harmful practices that clients, agents, and casting directors have contributed to, like sample sizing, comes to a head. On Instagram watchdog account @ShitModelMgmt posted a list naming people in the modeling industry that have allegedly pressured models to lose or gain weight in unhealthy, dangerous ways. The list urges named perpetrators to change these practices and an overall industry call to action that the runway sample size has to increase.
WSJ Interviews Supermodels Shalom Harlow, Carolyn Murphy, and Amber Valletta
Three’s company for WSJ‘s latest issue featuring 90s supermodels Shalom Harlow, Amber Valletta, and Carolyn Murphy. What’s better is the lauded journal is pairing WSJ editor-in-chief Kristina O’Neill with Carolyn Murphy, Shalom Harlow, and Amber Valletta to discuss on The One their 30-year friendship captured on film, staying power in fashion, and their hope for the industry now as lockdown eases. The event launches Monday, May 24th and is open to the public at https://www.wsjtheone.com/.
EmRata Reclaims Her Image By Selling An NFT For $175,000
This past April, Emily Ratajkowski joined the model NFT crew when she announced that she was reclaiming her image by auctioning off the infamous artwork by Richard Prince, who appropriated the image of Ratajkowski for his exhibition. Titled, “Buying Myself Back: A Model for Redistribution” the NFT was sold at Christie’s last week Friday for $175,000. In a moving Instagram post, the model said, “NFTs carry the potential to allow women ongoing control over their image and the ability to receive rightful compensation for its usage and distribution.” [Architectural Digest]