If you haven’t heard already, Riccardo Tisci is out at Givenchy and former Chloé creative director Clare Waight Keller is in. Though Keller’s first collection for the iconic French fashion house won’t be shown until October during Paris Fashion Week, her aesthetic and outlook for Givenchy’s future can be found in the newly unveiled “Transformation Seduction” campaign for Fall 2017. Also ousted was photographic duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, in favor of the incomparable Steven Meisel, who captured rising stars Saffron Vadher, Meghan Roche and male models Elias Bouremah and Kolton Bowen (along with some feline companions) on location at a private manor house in New York City for the dramatic black and white images.
Surprisingly, the campaign received mixed feedback on our forums. “I really don’t like this, it could easily be shot by Hedi Slimane, it just feels flat, and insipid!” critiqued Miss Dalloway upon seeing the images for the first time.
“Not terribly impressed so far. We have seen the cat thing numerous times already and we all know Choupette did it better,” added Vitamine W. (more…)
Vogue Paris editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Alt may have her favorite cover stars, yet we hardly imagined seeing Gisele Bündchen appear two months in a row on the French fashion bible. After a striking June/July cover, everyone’s favorite Brazilian bombshell returns, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin. Gisele appears holding a baby kangaroo while wearing a faux fur coat on the August issue promoting animal-friendly alternatives to real fur in the fashion industry.
Unlike last month, our forum members weren’t here for Gisele’s latest. “The hell? Can this be Alt’s last cover since Gisele was on her first? Pretty please,” begged HeatherAnne the second the cover surfaced.
WilliamsLe010919 agreed, saying, “Two covers back to back? Too much, Alt! There are other models working too you know.” (more…)
Vogue Arabia has only been on the market since its debut back in March and the magazine has already managed to pull the likes of Gigi Hadid, Imaan Hammam and Halima Aden. The Arabian fashion title set its sights on Jourdan Dunn for July/August 2017, who poses amongst a blooming rose garden on location in Istanbul with Turkish fashion photographer Cuneyt Akeroglu capturing the moment of tranquility. On the first cover (below), Jourdan looks ravishing in red Giambattista Valli and wears Elie Saab on the second cover (after the jump).
The covers were an instant hit with our forum members. “Okay now we’re talking! The first cover is gorgeous! Could pass for a UK Harper’s Bazaar cover but it’s good,” voiced MON the moment the cover struck.
“I think the first cover looks stunning – styling, setting, the mannequin-like pose. Can understand the Harper’s Bazaar comparison though, that font. The second cover, however, is as corny as it can get, I’m afraid,” Benn98 chimed in. (more…)
Michael Kors likes to drop hints about who will score the campaign for each collection by having his chosen favorite open the show during New York Fashion Week. Last season went to Joan Smalls, before that was Freja Beha Erichsen and now it’s Edie Campbell’s turn to play the role of the Kors woman. Though the model may have changed, the campaign concept sure hasn’t. You guessed it: Edie is captured in the back of a vintage car (now a firm Michael Kors staple) by photographer Mario Testino.
Members of our forums weren’t here for the played-out concept. “Tragic how many times this has been done before, also by other brands. Edie looks good though,” admitted anlabe32.
“Must say, the third shot is rather nice, and Edie looks good. But yes, this concept is way past its sell-by date,” replied Benn98. (more…)
Grace Elizabeth is set to be the next big thing in modeling. V Magazine just declared her the new ‘supermodel’ to watch and she now has Steven Meisel’s seal of approval, gracing the newly-unveiled cover of Vogue Italia. As expected, our forums applauded Meisel’s contribution this month (given he no longer photographs every single cover of the magazine). For July 2017, Meisel goes retro with Grace looking like an uber-glamorous 1950s movie star caught off-duty, decked out in Louis Vuitton. The issue ushers in another ‘new look’ for the magazine, complete with a larger format, glossier paper and bold content. (Editor’s note: Grace told us back in January that the person she’d most love to work with is Steven Meisel. Mission accomplished!)
Our forum members went wild over the cover. “Feels like one of those good ol’ days covers. My nostalgia makes me love, love love this! And so happy for Grace to get this!” proclaimed a delighted Miss Dalloway.
“Stunning! I’m so happy that it’s Meisel. No one does old school glamour this good. The kind of beauty we rarely see in fashion these days,” appreciated Conbothsides. (more…)
After serving a duo of knockout Vogue Brazil covers last week and a total of eight Vogue cover appearances under her belt, Mica Arganaraz now lands the cover of UK Vogue for the month of August. The British fashion bible has been undeniably good to us lately, giving us the likes of Carolyn Murphy, Amber Valletta and Kate Moss on recent issues. Keeping the model standard up, Mica delights in the stunning portrait cover image lensed by tFS forum favorite Craig McDean.
Members of our forums voiced their praise for British Vogue‘s latest. “I was never a big fan or hers, but I must admit she looks lovely here! Very mainstream, in a good way. Easily her best cover to date. I quite like the red and pink accents and angle of the cover,” admired Benn98.
“I’m having trouble with the facial expression, but overall it’s a cover that’s better than most of their recent offerings. It feels like an 80s cover. I like it. I actually might buy this. First one in years!” declared MON. (more…)