Topic: Mert and Marcus

Gallery: The Cover Spread of Carine Roitfeld’s Final French ‘Vogue’ Is Here

Gallery: The Cover Spread of Carine Roitfeld's Final French 'Vogue' Is Here

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 »

Fashion Campaign Round-Up: Who’s The Face of What Right Now

Fashion Campaign Round-Up: Who's The Face of What Right Now

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 »

Campaign Stars: Sasha Pivovarova Returns To The Prada Stable!

Campaign Stars: Sasha Pivovarova Returns To The Prada Stable!

Sasha Pivovarova was practically synonymous with Prada. Every season for three years, she headlined the campaigns, with her delicate, alien features and impossible litheness.  Now she has returned, in a manner of speaking: she’s a Spring 2011 face of Miu Miu. Along with Kasia Struss (who we mentioned) and Querelle Jansen. Jansen is also an interesting choice: back in Spring 2004 she was a face of Prada and Miu Miu. See her after the jump! More »

Greatest Fashion Editorials of the Decade: Part I, 2000-2003

Greatest Fashion Editorials of the Decade: Part I, 2000-2003

That was time consuming: sifting through ten years of fashion editorials: some beautiful, some renowned, some controversial and some straight-up unforgettable. Whatever the reason may be, here is (some of) the greatest fashion photography of the past ten years. And by greatest, of course we mean our favorite; if there’s anything we shouldn’t have missed, say so in the comments. This is Part I, Part II and III are coming. More »

The Greatest Fashion Campaigns of the Decade, Part II: 2005, cont-2010

The Greatest Fashion Campaigns of the Decade, Part II: 2005, cont-2010

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 »

Models of the Decade: Agyness Deyn

Models of the Decade: Agyness Deyn

The fish and chip shop girl from Manchester made her runway debut in 2006 and soared to stardom, going on to be one of the biggest mannequins in the world and face of Armani, Hugo Boss, Mulberry, Vivienne Westwood and Anna Sui. After a year or two of seeing her on every billboard, catwalk and campaign, Agyness suffered from overexposure, but it’s not her fault everybody wanted a piece of her… she’s a darling of Steven Meisel, has been muse to Burberry’s Christopher Baily and Henry Holland, and is known across the land for her eclectic style, tough-pretty features and ever-changing pixie cut. Whether or not we got sick of Agyness, she’s one of the most significant, ubiquitous faces of recent memory years. More »

Models of the Decade: Gemma Ward

Models of the Decade: Gemma Ward

One of the most sensational models that ever was: Gemma Ward floated onto the catwalks in 2003 (as a Prada exclusive, no less) and changed the game. She was followed by an endless stream of babydoll-faced models like Vlada Roslyakova, Heather Marks, Lily Cole, and Lisa Cant, all with wideset eyes, narrow jaws and tip-tilt pouts. None of them had quite the alien beauty and ethereal poise of Gemma, who went on to be the face of Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, YSL, Valentino, Louis Vuitton… She quit modeling in 2009 (though she’s rumored to return) after dominating the decade and making a permanent mark on fashion. More »