It’s that exciting time of year when we fashion bloggers brace ourselves for 5 lb. September issues (and dread the arrival of Fashion Month). After last week’s reveal of an appealingly offbeat Lady Gaga on the September cover of American Vogue, we are happy to report that the magazine’s French sister is doing things a little different next month, too. More
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Lady Gaga let the cat out of the bag on Twitter: she’s American Vogue‘s September covergirl. Yes, the all-important September issue is refreshingly offbeat this year and Gaga looks great in a fried lion’s mane and that striking Marc Jacobs gown. She was shot by powerhouse duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott and styled by Grace Coddington (of course). The cover story is already up online, too, so it looks like this was a coordinated leak. More
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Natasha Poly has been a Gucci campaign star for ages, so it’s a natural extension of her post to be lounging suggestively on this Fiat. Apparently the house of Gucci collaborated with Fiat 500 and by “collaborate” I mean “put the Gucci logo on it.” Let’s have another look. More
According to The Telegraph, Miu Miu’s Spring 2011 Mert & Marcus-shot campaign featuring Kasia Struss (and Querelle Jansen and Sasha Pivovarova) was cause for complaint among some consumers who felt the Polish top model looked too thin: More
A little while back, I had a minor freakout when Carine Roitfeld cast a then-(mostly) unknown Dutch model named Saskia de Brauw to be the face of her final cover at Vogue Paris. I freaked out mostly because Saskia is 1) awesome looking and 2) 29, which is (unfortunately) straight up old for a model to breakthrough. It’s a striking, strange, slightly unnerving cover (the polar opposite of Emmanuelle Alt’s inaugural cover featuring Gisele Bundchen) and here’s the accompanying editorial, which also features whitehot new-ish comer Daphne Groeneveld, who was, alas, at the more common age of 15 when she appeared on the cover of her first French Vogue. The shoot–lensed by Mert & Marcus, styled by Carine–has a seedy, off-putting, voyeuristic feel to it, as if the images were nothing more than stills from security camera footage. What do you think? Was this a strong way to go out? (Also, it’s Vogue Paris, so there’s some nip. If your workplace is not down with mostly-unsexy Fashion Nudity, you may want want to stop at slide 12). More
Here’s our first look at Dutch supermodel Lara Stone in the Spring 2011 campaign for cK Calvin Klein (she’ll apparently be joined by Liu Wen in the next set of images). She was shot by power duo Mert & Marcus and styled by Karl Templer in the spare, fresh ads and almost succeeds in reminding us that Spring (and not Fall!) is just around the corner. Looks like we still have an NYFW hangover, after all. More
Carine Roitfeld’s final issue of French Vogue is coming and here’s our first glimpse of the cover. Looks like Carine decided to make a huge statement with this one. More
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There’s a bunch of reasons we love this new Stella McCartney campaign: besides the fact that it’s fresh, bright and pretty adorable (and that our beloved Mert & Marcus shot the images!) we’re absolutely loving that its two stars come from criminally underrepresented groups in the modeling world More
Miu Miu really drew this one out, but finally the complete set of images of the 2011 Mert and Marcus-lensed campaign are here. More
High-profile Spring 2011 campaigns have been flooding the internet lately. It seems like every one of them has a buzzworthy backstory–the first campaign for Alexander McQueen since Sarah Burton took the reigns, Crystal Renn snags another high fashion brand, Leighton Meester grins for Missoni while we await the release of Gossip Girl co-star Blake Lively’s Chanel ads. Oh, and Freja Beha is still everywhere. Let’s have a look at what’s coming down the campaign chute right now. More