It's no secret we've fallen truly, madly, deeply for Mulberry. To add even more fuel to the fire, the brand just came out with its Fall '10 campaign — check out the awesome behind-the-scenes video. The opulent fun features Abbey Lee Kershaw and Hanne Gaby Odiele jumping up and down on a bed and eating decadent desserts all while wearing glamorous head-to-toe Mulberry — color us jealous. Photographer Steven Meisel did a beautiful job capturing the fun and Mulberry's captivating selection of handbags and ready-to-wear. You don't want to know the despicable things we would do for that Loopy leopard print Alexa bag . . .
>> Karl Lagerfeld Debuts New Short Film, To Make Cameo on Gossip Girl? —Karl Lagerfeld has stepped behind the camera once again to capture Dree Hemingway, Abbey Lee Kershaw, and Baptiste Giabiconi in "Shopping Fever," a trailer-like short film for a movie that doesn't exist, featuring Chanel's Pre-Fall 2010 collection — video below. But will Lagerfeld be making a cameo on the small screen? Paparazzi captured him stepping out from the Ritz Paris together with Blake Lively — where Gossip Girl is currently shooting on location — and two of the show's stars, Lively and Leighton Meester, were front row at Chanel couture today. [Chanel News, Glamour, @HilaryAlexander]
Frida Gustavsson, Ginta Lapina, Lindsey Wixson, Ai Tominaga, Jacquelyn Jablonski — do these names ring a bell yet? If not, they will after today. These ladies are just a few of the latest It models to know. Why? Because turn any fashion magazine page and you will most likely see them staring back at you. From major ad campaigns to high-fashion catwalks to amazing editorials, these ladies are claiming their place next to the veterans. Enter to see them do their thing.
>> Lara Stone is following the footsteps of Christy Turlington, Kate Moss, and Natalia Vodianova — whose associations with Calvin Klein were instrumental in their careers — by scoring an exclusive with the brand for both campaigns and Fall runway appearances.
Stone is set to appear in three Fall 2010 campaigns; the first time that Calvin Klein has chosen one model to do so in years. “I conceived my fall 2010 collection with a self-aware and assured woman in mind,” Francisco Costa said. “For me, Lara was the perfect choice for the new campaign because she is a woman who epitomizes confidence and sensuality.”
Stone's Calvin Klein Collection (below) and Calvin Klein Jeans campaigns were both shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott; in the latter, Stone appears with four male models, including one image which alludes to an outdoor orgy, reports WWD. And Fabien Baron captured the ck Calvin Klein beauty campaign, which features Stone as well as Abbey Lee Kershaw.
Abbey Lee Kershaw will play the tambourine with boyfriend Matthew Hutchinson's band, Our Mountain, this week at Pianos in New York.
Gant by Michael Bastian is launching a womenswear collection for spring 2011.
The fourth Gap and CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund collaboration (featuring designs by Sophie Théallet, Monique Péan, and Patrik Ervell) will be on sale June 3 at a pop-up store at 680 Fifth Avenue in New York.
Yi Fang Wan, Phillip Patterson, and Alex Mullins take the top prizes at the Central Saint Martins fashion show in London.
Last night, while lying in bed, I had a random thought: I wonder how my favorite models were discovered? Were they scouted on the street, did they win a contest, did they send in their photos? It's such a fun tidbit to know; after all, it's the reason we get to gush over our Fab favorite models today. Let the guessing begin!
>> Set on the French Riviera in Saint Tropez with the models arriving on motorboats from a yacht in the harbor, Chanel's Cruise 2011 show reflected the '70s throwback party atmosphere emulated in Karl Lagerfeld's short film shown last night. Natasha Poly opened barefoot in a pastel print dress, and Karolina Kurkova and Abbey Lee Kershaw danced down the runway in knits. Toni Garrn and Jacquetta Wheeler made runway returns, and Crystal Renn, riding the current "plus size model" wave, made a cameo.
For the finale, front rowers like Anna Mougalis, Carine Roitfeld, Andre Leon Talley in a green cape, Emmanuelle Alt, Diane Kruger, Vanessa Paradis, and Franca Sozzani witnessed Lagerfeld's bodyguard Sebastien Jondeau pulling up on a motorcycle (which temporarily stalled) with Georgia May Jagger on the back. Then, appropriately, to a Rolling Stones soundtrack, Lagerfeld appeared in a purple jacket for his bow — and Abbey Lee threw her arm around Karl's shoulder.
With just two days before the official start of the Cannes Film Festival, Karl Lagerfeld debuted his own movie, Remember Now, in St. Tropez last night. The fashionable crowd — ranging from admiring celebs, like Diane Kruger, to models such as Vanessa Paradis — were all present to support Karl's latest endeavor. The 17-minute movie, which will also be shown at Chanel's Cruise 2011 presentation today, features Karolina Kurkova, Elisa Sednaoui, and Pascal Greggory. Models Freja Beha Erichsen, Baptiste Giabiconi, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Leigh Lezark, and Heidi Mount also play supporting roles. Check out the trailer to experience a day in the life of the rich and beautiful.