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Vittoria Ceretti Steals the Spotlight From Natalie Westling in Chanel’s Pre-Fall Ad Campaign

Chanel is still rolling out its Gabrielle handbag ads and now unveils a whole new campaign for the brand’s Métiers d’Art collection, which was showcased at The Ritz in Paris back in December. There are no signs of the ornate and luxurious surroundings of The Ritz in the campaign, with Karl Lagerfeld opting to use his photographic studio and a plain gray background instead. Models Vittoria Ceretti and Natalie Westling joining forces for the images styled by Lagerfeld-favorite Carine Roitfeld.

Chanel Pre-Fall 2017 : Natalie Westling & Vittoria Ceretti by Karl Lagerfeld

IMAGE: FACEBOOK.COM/CHANEL

Our forum members were quick to sound off on the new campaign. “Literally all the money in the world (of fashion) and Karl shoots them in front of a gray wall. Awesome,” voiced an underwhelmed Street_a_Licious.

Lola701 felt the same way. “Chanel IMO should maybe more being literal with the set. The collection was all about The Ritz, so why not shoot this in The Ritz? It would have been perfect. Maybe just at the Place Vendome just in front of the hotel. But this is the case for everything Chanel. The campaigns are rarely as impactful as the shows,” she stated. (more…)

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Six Gorgeous Models — but No Swimsuits — on the Cover of ELLE’s Swimsuit Issue

After a disastrous Solange Knowles cover in April, ELLE followed up with its best cover in ages, starring a sultry Anne Hathaway. Now, ELLE is giving us exactly what we want with a whole host of models for its multi-cover May 2017 issue. Bella Hadid, Maria Borges, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Candice Huffine and Hailey Baldwin were each cast for the magazine’s swimsuit issue, photographed by Terry Tsiolis.

US Elle May 2017 : Bella, Candice, Elsa, Hailey, Jasmine & Maria by Terry Tsiolis

IMAGES: ELLE.COM

Forum members wasted no time selecting their favorite cover. “Wow, a bunch of bad pics,” said an unforgiving Nymphaea the second the covers came to light.

“I’m not sure which one I’d choose! Probably none, they all look bad…” wrote liberty33r1b. (more…)

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Gigi Hadid Models Her Tommy Hilfiger Collection on Vogue Netherlands’ May Cover

Gigi Hadid has more than a few Vogue covers in her growing portfolio, most recently captivating us on the launch issue of Vogue Arabia. Now, Gigi makes a return to Dutch Vogue‘s front cover for May 2017, wearing her very own Tommy Hilfiger collection. Shot by Serge Leblon, the current face of Max Mara wears a striped one-piece under a denim bomber jacket in the playful cover image.

Vogue Netherlands May 2017 : Gigi Hadid by Serge Leblon

IMAGE: TWITTER.COM/GIGIHADID

Our forum members either loved or loathed the cover. “Great fresh cover, love the Tommy colors, Gigi is working that cover,” commented Nymphaea.

“This is a perfect early summer cover. She looks awesome! This feels very 90s supermodel to me, and I’m here for it,” applauded a more than satisfied happycanadian. (more…)

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Are Marie Claire’s ‘Fresh Faces’ Really That Fresh?

Marie Claire‘s covers tend to be hit or miss each month with our discerning forum members. For May 2017, the title’s annual ‘Fresh Faces’ issue drops, giving us five different covers to deliberate on. Photographed by Nicolas Moore, this year’s fresh faces include Alexandra Daddario, Aja Naomi King, Zoey Deutch, Emily Ratajkowski and Janelle Monae.

US Marie Claire May 2017 : Fresh Faces by Nicolas Moore

IMAGES: COURTESY OF MARIE CLAIRE

Forum members couldn’t wait to debate whose cover came out on top. “Couldn’t have picked a more tired and grating tagline if they tried. Emily’s cover is the best one, IMO,” wrote forum member MyNameIs after seeing all the covers together.

“The tagline is cheap TBH. Talk is cheap. I’d rather see an empowering and powerful image rather than your normal cover shot coupled with a tagline on feminism,” added MON. (more…)

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Steven Meisel Photographs Ralph Lauren’s Gorgeous Icons Campaign Once Again

Face it: Steven Meisel is one of the best fashion photographers working today. His stunning imagery always leaves us captivated and this season alone he has produced flawless campaigns for the likes of Max Mara, Alberta Feretti and even Zara. Our forums called Meisel’s campaign for Ralph Lauren’s Icon Collection “pure perfection” last year and for 2017, the legendary lensman reprises his role shooting the American label’s newest Icons campaign. So far, models Alicia Burke and Vittoria Ceretti make a return, each posing for elegant black and white images.

Ralph Lauren 'The Icons Collection' 2017 by Steven Meisel

IMAGE: MODELS.COM

Of course, the campaign was an instant hit amongst forum members. “Stunning once again. Alicia looks gorgeous. Can’t wait to see the rest,” heralded an elated anlabe32 the moment Alicia’s image dropped.

“Alicia Burke is a queen, I wish her a solid and long career! She is always a win with Meisel,” raved badgalcrush. (more…)

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Vogue Italia Celebrates the New Beautiful With Model Sara Grace Wallerstedt

Not even Steven Meisel could save last month’s Vogue Italia and we’re somewhat pleased to see photographers Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott take the reins for April 2017. As the Italian fashion bible’s new EIC gets acclimated, the Turkish photographic duo capture ‘The New Beautiful’ while helping Emanuele Farneti’s vision become a reality. Fresh-faced beauty Sara Grace Wallerstedt makes her debut Vogue cover appearance on the title’s main cover (below), while fellow models Ansley Gulielmi and Cara Taylor star on the fold-out (pictured after the jump).

Vogue Italia April 2017 : Sara Grace Wallerstedt by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott

IMAGE: DESIGNSCENE.NET

Our forums erupted as soon as the cover struck. “Flat, and uninspiring, this is just so bland, almost, can’t even comment!!” declared an enraged Miss Dalloway.

“Boring. Looks like they tried to imitate Meisel’s style for Vogue Italia,” pointed out a disapproving Scotty. (more…)

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