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>> W's publisher Nina Lawrence introduced the latest iteration of the magazine — under Stefano Tonchi's guidance — as one with more international slant, a magazine "younger and more sophisticated as far as voice."
In addition to a plethora of ads — Tonchi has to prove he can sell the magazine, after all — the issue includes a closeup of Lindsey Wixson's lips; a story exploring designers suddenly liking curves, because, according to Tonchi "it is not really true — [the designers] just love women with breasts"; a spread with Georgia May Jagger; a portfolio Tim Walker submitted of young people from his neighborhood in East London; and a profile of Riccardo Tisci.
The issue hits newsstands nationally on Aug. 24, and the magazine's website is getting a "facelift" the first week of September. Because the magazine is procured with a global outlook, there are no international editions in its future, a la Vogue, according to Lawrence, but there could be regional sections for Italy, France, and the like (assuming all goes well).
Tonchi said the October cover was shot last Saturday, but no further hints were given . . . although Lynn Hirschberg, who has a hand in the cover choices, according to Lawrence, did say that they are trying to get away from the uniformity and sameness of cover choices — "although we may end up in that arena [eventually], it's nice to be in the newness, to register in a different way [for now]."
A peek at two of the spreads in the September 2010 issue in the gallery below.
Mick Jagger's spawn Georgia May is having a hot moment. She's a Versace girl, the face of Chanel cruise, and the body for Hudson Jeans. Add to that list her own spread called "Like a Rolling Stone" in Vogue China's July issue. The Brit beauty plays sexy bookworm with stacks of vintage books and fulfills every school boy's fantasy . . .
After working her stuff on the runway for Chanel's Cruise collection, Georgia May Jagger is continuing her Karl streak with an ad for the Cruise collection. Shot by the Kaiser himself, Georgia looks every bit the cool girl in the brand's bohemian cool offerings.
"Because Miss Jagger is the modern girl. She is the girl of today. There is a total identification between her and the clothes. They could be her clothes," Lagerfeld said. "She is totally at home in Chanel. And that fits in the pattern of what Saint-Tropez can represent, what it is not really and yet what it can inspire."
Georgia is a refreshing, off-kilter addition to Karl's clan — we can't wait to see more from the sultry model.
>> 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.
>> Model Talk: Crystal Renn to Walk Chanel Resort Show Tomorrow; Ymre Stiekema Returns to Modeling Full-Time —We got a preview of Karl Lagerfeld's new short film earlier today, but one castmember who wasn't revealed until tonight's screening in Saint Tropez, where the Chanel Resort 2011 show takes place tomorrow: Georgia May Jagger as Brigitte Bardot. Will she walk in the show? She's definitely in Saint Tropez taking part in the festivities, as is Crystal Renn, who's reportedly confirmed to walk. And a bit more model news, while we're at it: Prada's former campaign exclusive Ymre Stiekema is reportedly back from her modeling break starting June 10, after finishing her studies this Summer. [@Grazia_Live, @LisaTant, @LisaTant, TFS, digital diamonds]
Mick Jagger's little girl, Georgia May, is quickly making her mark on the modeling world. Her latest conquest is Versace's Spring '10 ad campaign. The stunner is lying down, wearing a bold Spring '10 look, and holding a black-and-white bag over her body — total throwback to '80s Versace. We've seen Georgia May lying down sexily before, but doing it for Versace is a step up. What do you think?
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>> Last night's British Fashion Awards provided a forum for all kinds of announcements — Christopher Bailey, who accepted both BFC Designer Brand of the Year for Burberry and BFC Designer of the Year, confirmed that Burberry will show in London again for Fall 2010; and Victoria Beckham said she's planning to take an active role in the BFC that in which she would mentor young designers or serve as an ambassador.
Christopher Kane was awarded BFC British Collection of the Year, Kate Moss won the publicly-voted London 25 Award, Peter Pilotto nabbed the Swarovski Emerging Talent Award for Ready-to-wear, and Georgia May Jagger took the BFC Model of the Year award — "Thank you so much to the BFC for picking me. I'd just like to say [fellow nominees] Daisy [Lowe] and Rosie [Huntington-Whiteley] are amazing girls and amazing models. Thanks to my mum for being the biggest inspiration."
But the model who really stole the night was Karen Elson, who, when onstage to present Grace Coddington with the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator, walked straight into the orchestra pit and fell four feet out of sight. She emerged minutes later, ”I am the clumsiest person on this earth. I cannot believe I just did that. That is the worst fall I have ever had. I might have broken a rib, but I’m fine.” After presenting, she took to the emergency room to see about her injuries — including a sprained thumb.