Milan Fashion Week is drawing to a close–which means the next round of Spring 2014 collections are around the corner in Paris. Here’s what the industry–Anna Wintour, Anna Dello Russo, Carine Roitfeld, Emmanuelle Alt–wore, along with the front row’s fanciest–Cate Blanchett, Freida Pinto, Blake Lively, Amber Heard–and even a few supermodels (Kate Moss, Karolina Kurkova, Bianca Balti). More
Topic: Bianca Balti
After a couple months of speculation, Kate Moss has finally been confirmed for the January/February cover of Playboy–which just so happens to be the 60th anniversary issue.
Why this is a big deal, we’re not entirely sure–Moss has done more nude shoots than just about any model of her profile we can think of and, moreover, plenty of other fashion models have gotten naked for Hugh Hefner‘s equally beloved and reviled lad mag. Let’s take a look!
Ed. Note: The list is obviously not safe for work, because it includes covers of foreign editions of the magazine, which have a devil-may-care attitude about visible breasts. Also, the final entry is disturbing (but censored). More
The Cannes Film Festival ended this weekend (but you were probably BBQ-drunk and binge-watching Arrested Development, yes?). While we love the festival for its reliably risky, glamorous and often downright weird red carpet (see above), all good things must come to an end. Here’s the last of the photocalls, the premieres, and looks from the star-studded Closing Ceremony. More
The Fall 2013 Givenchy show walked in Paris yesterday and, predictably, a shitload of famous people stopped by. Some glittery front row regulars (Kanye West, with girlfriend Kim Kardashian in tow, Amanda Seyfried, newly minted fashion darling Jessica Chastain, etc) and some industry big hitters (Carine Roitfeld, Anna Dello Russo) were all in attendance.
How many of them wore sunglasses at night? More
Katy Perry would like you to regard her breasts! Aren’t they funny? Funny, funny breasts! More
The Cannes Film Festival: still a thing that is happening. Here’s a staggering round-up of all the Cannes red carpet stuff that happened since our last Cannes gallery. Diane Kruger is still there (and still beautiful) along with Jessica Chastain, Mia Masikowska, Eva Longoria, Naomi Watts and more. Also, a bunch of models have landed (Natasha Poly, Bianca Balti, Liu Wen, Barbara Palvin) and the famewhores are still trying (Phoebe Price!). More
Work got you down? Relationship a wreck? Hate your kids? No longer trust those you once loved? Barely remember what it feels like to be alive? …Don’t worry! Models are on Twitter! We’ve put together an inspiring self-help slideshow with content provided by fashion models. More
Yesterday saw the opening ceremony of the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Besides pre-packaging untold thousands of opinions for Syrah-swilling dilettantes the world over, Cannes offers a pretty glitzy red carpet, complete with international film stars, supermodels and people I had to Google. Enjoy. More
Karl Lagerfeld loves making short films in support of his various fashion endeavors. The following is one he made for the Chanel Resort 2012 collection, starring supes like Chanel-face Freja Beha, Bianca Balti and the amazing Kristen McMenamy, his muse the Lady Amanda Harlech, and a host of male supers too: Brad Kroenig, Mark Vanderloo and (of course) Baptiste Giabiconi. It’s almost thirty minutes in total, but who doesn’t have thirty minutes to spare for all those beautiful people? …Okay, if you don’t, you can watch the first few minutes which feature McMenamy as a wealthy lady with a raging temper. More
Giorgio Armani said he was making clothes for strong, modern women but–with a few striking exceptions–much of his Armani Prive collection was a retread of futurism ideas that have long gone stale and were looking pretty stale even last season. There were shiny fabrics throughout, leggings, inexplicable peplums and lots of techno fabric that looked like liquid gemstones, but nothing really exciting, and even less that was wearable. Thus, Mr. Armani did something unusual for him, but unfortunately not something altogether new. More
If you’re bored and you’ve got 20 minutes to not better yourself today, check out this behind-the-scenes video of Kaiser Karl shooting the Pirelli calender in Paris. Be warned: there are bare breasts, but in comically unsexualized, informal ways, like Erin Wasson in a dramatic bronze helmet walking around casually as if not dressed like a topless Greek god. Also: Abbey Lee discusses the mythology of Echo, hear some sweet adult contemporary jams as Anja Rubik vogues in the nude, Bianca Balti snacks on some shiny grapes and lots more. More
Avon is in trouble for allegedly bribing Chinese government officials, and they just signed Keri Hilson as their new spokesmodel – WSJ We think we know who is in the new Pirelli Calendar shot by Karl Lagerfeld. Heidi Mount, Natasha … More