Here at The Gloss, we love catching fashion magazines in their stubborn reliance on old cliché. Whether it’s cartoonish carb-loading or yet another faux-provocative editorial featuring sexy nuns or still more grocery store spreads or just, uh, racism–apparently there’s a painfully small number of ideas in the world.
V Magazine’s latest issue features an editorial called The Discreet Charm of Kate Upton–shot by Sebastian Faena, it’s ostensibly an homage to Buñuel, but it’s also yet another fashion spread preoccupied with a bored, beautiful woman in designer clothes. Upton’s character appears to be having an affair (though she never sets down her Marc Jacobs bag)–while her many, many precursors are stuck with less glamorous household chores. But all of them are dressed to the nines!
Enjoy our gallery of gorgeous women staring vacantly off as they tend their sprawling houses and suffer under terrible ennui. More
Happy Thanksgiving eve, everyone. Here’s a bunch of models eating food because we’re lazy and unoriginal. More
This week, the modeling industry was rocked to discover that the most coveted gig in the world had again become available. No, we don’t mean the Prada campaign or the cover of Italian Vogue… we mean fucking Leonardo DiCaprio. More
The great Steven Meisel has done it again with Italian Vogue‘s impressively bizarre January issue, called “The Collections on IVC.” More
Check out this behind-the-scenes video from Rodarte’s gorgeous Vincent van Gogh-inspired Spring 2012 show, in which the cast–an all-star group including Karlie Kloss, Lindsey Wixson and Caroline Trentini–draw questions from a hat. Learn how Wixson is preparing for the end of the world after the jump. More
UK power agency Select Model Management (home to Agyness Deyn, Caroline Trentini, Stella Tennant and Natasha Poly) just launched an app called Model Potential, which allows users to submit a portrait, which then determines his or her (guess) model potential. And how does the app work this wonder? Algorithms. Complex ones. More
It was hard narrowing down the biggest, baddest, most influential and zeitgeist-tapping faces from the countless that have piqued fashion’s interest since 2000. We’d have loved to do galleries for all these ladies but it’s time to consume un-model-like amounts of food and alcohol for the holidays. Here’s our favorites who didn’t make the cut but were still on every runway, in every campaign and generally just awesome-looking. More
Pick up any fashion magazine and you’re inundated by campaigns: usually a beautiful, thin woman dressed immaculately, photographed in some glamorous way. But what separates a truly great campaign from the hundreds that clog women’s glossies every season? It’s simple: a great campaign makes you forget that you’re being advertised to. When a great model, a great photographer and a great idea come together, the results are something we remember for years. This is Part II, Part I is here. More