Topic: Steven Klein

The Alexander Wang Spring 2013 Ads Are Actually Kind Of Insane, NSFW

The Alexander Wang Spring 2013 Ads Are Actually Kind Of Insane, NSFW

A few days ago, we saw the first ad for the Alexander Wang Spring 2013 collection (above). It featured (the truly great, truly beautiful) Polish model Malgosia Bela and, strikingly, no clothing whatsoever. Why, we fashion bloggers wondered, would a fashion campaign feature no fashion? This was all starting to seem a little masturbatory for us, but then the rest of the campaign dropped and… it’s pretty great!

Steven Klein shot the set, in which Bela is styled (by Patti Wilson) like a futuristic warrior but also haunted cave woman? We don’t know.  And, yes, there are clothes.

And maybe some nipple? More »

Galley: Grace Coddington And Steven Klein Join Forces To Create Beautifully Weird Spring Editorial

Galley: Grace Coddington And Steven Klein Join Forces To Create Beautifully Weird Spring Editorial

We here at The Gloss like to talk about how awesome Vogue creative director Grace Coddington is as a person, but a quick search reveals that we haven’t explicitly made a point of showing you very much of her actual fashion editing work. Which is a shame, because it is great! For the January issue of US Vogue, The Cod enlisted Steven Klein to photograph models Carolyn Murphy and Karen Elson wearing colorful spring 2013 get-ups as they wandered through various bizarre, retro-futuristic scenarios. The resulting editorial feels odd, retro, glamorous and modern, all at the same time. Maybe fashion can be art, after all. More »

Keira Knightley, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara Celebrate W‘s 40th Anniversary With Striking Retro Covers

Keira Knightley, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara Celebrate W's 40th Anniversary With Striking Retro Covers

W is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year with four striking November covers, each depicting a different decade of the glossy’s existence. Steven Klein shot four Hollywood It girls–Keira Knightley, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara, and Mia Wasikowska–as It girls of the other eras. Oh, and the results vary from weirdly good to just really weird. More »

Horrible Examples Of Racism In Fashion: From Blackface To Afriluxe

Horrible Examples Of Racism In Fashion: From Blackface To Afriluxe

Last week, FHM Philippines pulled their racist March cover starring a light-skinned woman flanked by dark-skinned women accompanied by the headline, “Stepping out of the shadows.” Not that we expect much of FHM, we still thought to ourselves, “How is this kind of shit still happening?” and then we couldn’t help but be reminded of a certain Interview spread starring Daria Werbowy.

…And then we remembered a more recent Donna Karan campaign, purporting to be by Haiti/for Haiti but starring light-skinned supermodel Adriana Lima and a few impoverished Haitian teenagers literally in the shadows…. which then reminded us of Michael Kors‘ rich-white-people-romanticizing-Africa collection–terribly named “Afriluxe”–and its corresponding campaign, which then reminded us… you get the idea. The question is, when will this stop happening? Surely we all agree this stuff is flat-out racist? …Right? More »

Fashion Cliché: Models Grocery Shopping In Designer Clothes

Fashion Cliché: Models Grocery Shopping In Designer Clothes

You know what sounds like a good idea for a striking, funny, provocative fashion editorial? Imagine a beautiful model… wearing outlandish couture, flowing caftans, immaculately tailored sheath dresses… while buying groceries in a supermarket. Yes, a regular old, garden-variety supermarket. The most mundane of environs. Wouldn’t that be camp? And tongue-in-cheek? In fact, the whole idea of juxtaposing couture opulence with menial tasks is just so rich!

And that’s what we should have thought last week, when we saw this Jean-François Campos-lensed cover shoot for Vogue Latin America starring Constance Jablonksi. But we didn’t. More »