>> Lara Stone graces Emmanuelle Alt's fourth Vogue Paris cover — Alt has yet to feature anyone other than a model on one of her covers — for August 2011, wearing Fall 2011 Haider Ackermann in a cinematic shot. A peek at Stone's new Calvin Klein Collection campaign for Fall 2011 also just came out, which means that despite her recent stint for Tom Ford, her exclusive contract for the brand must still be going strong.
>> Newcomer Anthony Vaccarello, the 31-year-old Paris-based Belgian designer who just presented his first show in March during Paris Fashion Week, has won the 2011 ANDAM prize.
Vaccarello, who beat out fellow nominees Jeremy Laing, Matthew Harding, and Yiqing Yin, takes home 200,000 euros ($288,540), plus 10,000 euros ($14,427) worth of Swarovski crystals to use on his Spring 2012 collection. "This award is a vote of confidence for me, and it means I can continue to show. Perhaps this will help me find a financial partner," the designer said., Commuun,
He was previously recruited by Karl Lagerfeld to Fendi, where he spent two years before starting his own label, and for his debut show in March, he worked with Alex de Betak (who typically produces shows for global brands like Dior) on a psychedelic light show; Emmanuelle Alt (who also happened to be part of this year's ANDAM jury panel) was front row.
>> In recent years, Hakaan, Giles Deacon, and Gareth Pugh have all been awarded the ANDAM Prize — the largest international fashion prize of its kind — and as a result moved their fashion shows to Paris. Who will be next? The 2011 nominees have just been announced, and include Adam Kimmel, Anthony Vaccarello, Commuun, Jeremy Laing, Matthew Harding, and Yiqing Yin. The 22 jury members — which this year include Pierre Berge, Delfine Arnault, Emmanuelle Alt, Humberto Leon, Sarah Lerfel, and Hilary Alexander, will meet on June 28 to select the 2011 prize winner, who will receive 200,000 euros (approx. $282,000); a donation of 10,000 euros ($14,100) worth of Swarovski crystals for their Spring 2012 collection; and mentorship by former Chloe CEO Ralph Toledano for two seasons on creative and commercial development. [Filep Motwary]
Technicolor Armani Prive, Atelier Versace, Valentino Haute Couture and other couture runway's covetable collections are showcased in May's Paris Vogue, shot by Mert & Marcus. First and foremost, it's the stuff of a fashion dreamworld — equal parts rainbow and neon, then soft and bare in black and white, styled expertly by Emmanuelle Alt and brought to life by the exquisite Kate Moss. Click through to see another Alt/Moss collaboration in pictures.
Watch Inez and Vinoodh's "Girls on Film" Video for Vogue Paris, Featuring Anja Rubik, Natasha Poly, and Isabeli Fontana
>> Vogue Paris had Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin produced a stylized behind-the-scenes video of their October 2010 "The Party" editorial to celebrate the magazine's 90th anniversary and its newly-launched iPad application. Although the Emmanuelle Alt-styled editorial ran last October, the video — which features Isabeli Fontana, Natasha Poly, and Anja Rubik vamping to the Duran Duran song "Girls on Film" — just got uploaded to YouTube a couple of days ago, a fact van Lamsweerde pointed out on Twitter: "Did any of you ever see this video we did in 2010? Count the fashion shoot clichés!more to come.kisses Inez ."
You saw her grace Emmanuelle Alt's first cover as editor in chief of French Vogue, now you can peep Gisele's rugged, sexy wanderlust wardrobe — and insanely perfect beach hair — in an editorial that was also shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Click through to see the dreamy pics.
>> Although Emmanuelle Alt says her full vision for Vogue Paris won't be felt until the August 2011 issue, the April 2011 issue marks her first as editor-in-chief of the magazine. Already, she's made some changes — expanded beauty coverage, simpler layouts and typography, a bigger commitment to feature articles among them. And she has plenty more in mind: “I want to show in French Vogue more and more a lot of clothes." In fact, of this first issue, she says: "It’s simple fashion. You can see the clothes perfectly.”
She plans to continue devoting covers largely to models, but will require them to show less skin than they did under Carine Roitfeld's eye. “One boob,” she says of this first issue: “Otherwise, you don’t recognize it’s French Vogue.” And instead of Roitfeld's edgier vision, Alt says: “I want the Vogue to become very feminine. Women are very interested in fashion and beauty.” She's also recruiting a new team of freelance stylists: “I want to have new people working for the magazine. I also want to push some young stylists: all the girls who have been trained by French Vogue.” A look at the outcome — Alt's first issue — in the slideshow.
>> Emmanuelle Alt's first Vogue Paris cover — for April 2011 — came out last week, with Gisele Bundchen photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin in a white Dolce & Gabbana dress — a dress that has also been recently featured on the covers of Vogue Spain and Germany. Is Alt planning to go the supermodel route again for May, her second cover? Apparently she recently styled Kate Moss in a haute couture editorial for Vogue Paris's May issue — shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott in London. It seems unlikely that the shoot wouldn't come with a cover deal, and Moss is, after all, among the coterie of Alt's favored models. [Telegraph UK]
Emmanuelle Alt, who assumed the reins of French Vogue from Carine Roitfeld, shot Gisele for her first cover as editor-in-chief. Here's the warm, glowing cover, shot by Inez and Vinoodh, with the ever lovely Gisele in a white Dolce & Gabbana dress. Gisele has graced more than a few Vogue covers in her lifetime, so we're taking a look back at Gisele's oh-so-Vogue history.