After teasing his Spring 2014 campaign with a shot of Anna Ewers and Zuzu Tadeushuk's feet poking out from under some toilet stalls, Alexander Wang has released the main campaign image, slated to appear on a billboard on Lafayette Street and Great Jones Street in New York City.
Photographed by Steven Klein, Ewers is pictured sitting in a toilet sink, hair messy and legs spread, styled in a full look from the label's Spring 2014 collection (originally modeled by Georgia May Jagger).
Wang isn't the only designer who set this season's ads in a restroom (Rihanna posed against similar white, square tiles for Balmain), but he's only one whose campaign concept revolves around cruising for sex. I'm pretty sure that's what's going on here, right?
Related: Balmain’s New Campaign (Starring Rihanna) Looks a Lot Like Balenciaga’s Fall 2011 Ads
This year, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition is publishing its 50th anniversary issue. To celebrate half a century of half-naked ladies, the publication has reportedly photographed Kate Upton in zero gravity.
The model was catapulted to fame after she was selected for the SI Swimsuit Issue cover in 2012 (she appeared on the cover a second time, last year).
Although she was the target of plenty of heated criticism (the Victoria's Secret casting director famously said Upton had "the kind of face that anyone with enough money can go out and buy"), Upton quickly moved from men's magazines to general interest and fashion publications, landing the covers of several editions of Vogue, including US, UK, Italia and Brazil.
Sources told Page Six that "Upton was shot in a zero-gravity chamber in a silver swimsuit with weightless ample bosom and big hair that made her 'look like something out of Barbarella.'”
The publication suggests that the idea might have originated on the Jimmy Fallon show last year, following the release of the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. The late night host joked that Upton should be photographed in space. "“Think about this," he said, "there’s no gravity.”
"Next year," Upton told him.
The exchange starts at 1:41 in the video below.
Page Six reports that the 50th anniversary issue will also include legendary cover stars such as Christie Brinkley, Tyra Banks, Carol Alt and Bar Refaeli.
Some families really are just born beautiful and Lottie Moss has certainly inherited her older half-sister Kate’s looks. She celebrated her 16th birthday yesterday announcing that Storm Models has signed her as one of its new faces.
The birthday girl tweeted a picture of her flawless black and white shots from the Storm website, the agency must be over the moon as they also have supermodel Kate on their books, who was signed at the even younger age of 14.
A spokesperson from the agency spoke to UK Vogue this morning saying:
"Now that she has turned 16 we are pleased to welcome Lottie onto our client roster on our New Faces division at Storm. However, as she is in full time education she is concentrating on her exams and this is her focus."
This will not come as a complete surprise to anyone who cast a watchful eye over Kate Moss’ ethereal wedding to Jamie Hince in 2011. The then 13-year-old caught the eye of the masses who immediately saw similarities between the bridesmaid and her internationally renowned half sister.
After posing for Kate’s wedding pictures by the infamous Mario Testino in 2011, Lottie is no stranger in front of the camera and looks totally at ease in her test shots taken by Andre Carter-Bowman, although at 5’5” she is definitely one of the shortest on Storm's books.
There is no doubt that we will soon be seeing her everywhere, although we cannot help thinking if she would have been signed so easily without possessing such an incredibly famous surname. Either way, with such a flawless English Rose look, Lottie is certain to go far in the modelling world.
Image: Miu Miu
Earlier this week, we glimpsed a preview of Miu Miu's Spring 2014 campaign, which featured Elle Fanning. Now, the label has finally revealed the full campaign and we've learned that Fanning wasn't the only Hollywood star tapped to be the face of the collection.
Image: Miu Miu
Actresses Lupita Nyong’o, Elizabeth Olsen and Bella Heathcote were also photographed for the Italian brand's last batch of adverts, photographed by the prolific photography duo (and aspiring lifestyle brand), Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. (The pair also photographed Miu Miu's Fall 2013 campaign.)
In the release, the label explains that the series of photographs "play on classic archetypes of fashion – through [the] individual style language" of the four actresses.
Image: Miu Miu
"Timeless codes of femininity are both pretty and perverse – classics, but not quite as they should be – as if seen in a dream. Thick wool stockings in rich yellow, red and pink are paired with ruby Mary Janes, lace-up knee-highs or crystal-studded platform sandals. A good-girl coat is interpreted in yellow and grey and a bad-girl bustier drips with jewels.
The actresses’ poses, full of personality, convey their diverse points of view, effortlessly translating the new spirit of the Miu Miu woman."
Image: Miu Miu
Previously: Here’s a Preview of Miu Miu’s Spring 2014 Campaign, Starring Elle Fanning
Looking for something to do over the coming winter nights? There's only so many times you can watch The Wolf of Wall Street, but fear not my fellow tFSers because there’s a terribly fashionable new show in town for you to check out.
This month marks the Canadian premiere of A Conversation With Edith Head, a play that tells the delicious tale of Hollywood’s legendary costume designer, Edith Head. Outside the SATC franchise or Coco Before Chanel, there are few productions that fuse my two favourite passions of fashion and film, but this theatrical romp promises to be filled with humour, ambition and above all, glamour.
Over her six-decade career of costume design, Head worked on 1,131 motion pictures and helped shape Hollywood history by creating costumes for some of the greatest movie stars including Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Bette Davis, to name a few! She’s kind of a big deal and — notwithstanding her Oscar wins — even spawned her own witty collection of quotes: “A dress should be tight enough to show you're a woman and loose enough to prove you're a lady,” and, “You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it,” being two such timeless maxims.
The one-woman play itself will be a behind-the-scenes look at movie lore, starring artist Susan Claassen, whose deft channeling of the godmother of costume design has delighted audiences across the U.S. The show now comes to Toronto, directed by Claassen and produced by The Canadian Alliance of Film & Television Costume Arts & Design (CAFTCAD), following an Indiegogo campaign that raised $2500 to cover housing it at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander St., 416-975-8555).
It will run January 17 -19, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. and tix can be found for $40 on the theatre's box office page. In the meantime, I’ll be digging out some Coke bottle-glasses and cutting my own blunt bangs (don’t try this at home) in preparation.
Images via CATFCAD
If you’re an emerging print designer looking for that lucky break, we have the very competition for you. London Fashion Week is just on the horizon, which also means that the fun Vodafone London Fashion Weekend which follows is almost here too.
This year, London Fashion Weekend is teaming up with the Textile Federation and launching the design competition London Perspectives. They’re asking people to design a print that demonstrates what inspires them about London. The entry, however, must have a music, architecture or fashion angle, and whether you’re a Londoner or have just paid the city a visit, it’s easy to be inspired by these mediums of which London is brimming at the seams. London is filled with amazing architecture, cool young musicians and hosts an eclectic mix of fashion trends. So, choose your favourite and get designing.
The winning design will be chosen by a member of the British Fashion Council alongside members of the Textile Federation, which is made up of some of the best contemporary design talent around. So rest assured that the best design will truly win!
You’ve got until January 19 to get your entries in over at Textilefederation.com, and the winning design will be transformed into T-Shirts and sold at Vodafone’s London Fashion Weekend.