What were the models in Louis Vuitton's Fall 2013 show doing before the runway spectacle got started? Some of them were being filmed by James Lima for a short film that casts them as sultry women of the evening.
If Mango has its way, it's going to be a cool, colorful (yet sophisticated) Summer. The Spanish retailer recently released its latest looks for Summer 2012, offering up crisp, casual denim, brightly colored tops and printed dresses, and long, louche silhouettes — all expertly modeled by the gorgeous Magdalena Frackowiak. Just see our top three ensembles from the collection below, then click the slideshow to see the lookbook in its entirety.
Behind-the-Scenes at the Alberta Ferretti, Ralph Lauren Fall 2011 Campaign Shoots; Plus, Lanvin and Roberto Cavalli Cast Details
Raquel Zimmermann recently confirmed: "I'll be in the Lanvin campaign which was shot by photographer Steven Meisel, but I can not describe how it was, total secrecy until the campaign out!" And Roberto Cavalli is reportedly employing Natasha Poly, Mariacarla Boscono, and Karen Elson to be shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott and styled by Panos Yiapanis.
After Gwyneth Paltrow was spotted leaving Coach headquarters recently with Reed Krakoff, meanwhile, rumors have been fanned that the actress might be a new face for either Coach or Krakoff's Coach-funded eponymous label.
Photos from the Ferretti and Ralph Lauren shoots in the gallery.
>> Hilary Alexander interviewed Karl Lagerfeld on video in the Chanel atelier, and as they discuss why Lagerfeld is perpetually late and why he prefers to wear navy on camera, there are glimpses of Daphne Groeneveld, Magdalena Frackowiak, and Siri Tollerod having their fittings for tomorrow's showing of Chanel's Spring 2011 Couture collection. It looks like black chokers and black patent flats are Lagerfeld's preferred accessories for the collection.
>> It's hardly a secret that Karl Lagerfeld loves to dabble with short films for Chanel. His latest, Window World, features Magdalena Frackowiak and Barbara Dvorakova in an orange wig, and Baptiste Giabiconi, playing boutique mannequins against a score of ominous music. [Chanel]
New on the Spring 2011 Campaign Front — Lara Stone for Calvin Klein, Daria Werbowy for Celine, and a New Karmen for Michael Kors
>> After seasons and seasons of Carmen Kass-fronted ads, Michael Kors has switched to another Estonian-born Karmen this season: Karmen Pedaru, who Kors paired with Simon Nessman for his Spring 2011 ad campaign. “They’re both youthful and elegant all at once — which makes them so very Michael Kors,” the designer explained. A first look at that — plus Daria Werbowy for Celine by Juergen Teller (left), and Lara Stone exercising her Calvin Klein exclusive for the second season running — among the latest batch of Spring 2011 ad images.
There's nothing that screams luxurious quite like Winter white. Unlike Summer white, it has a yellowish tint and looks best on plush fabrics like cotton, wool, satin, and silk. This shot of model Magdalena Frackowiak in Muse made me yearn for a Winter white ensemble. It doesn't necessarily have to be a scalloped dress like hers, as long as it exudes the same rich vibe. A pair of wide-leg trousers, a preppy chic loafer, a cozy sweater, or a circle scarf can all help you achieve the seasonal look. Click to buy.
If you're feeling a little less of the razzle-dazzle and more frazzled at the prospect of finding something to wear for all of your holiday occasions, don't throw in the towel just yet. While we're hoping our dress guides and festive alternatives have inspired some outfit creativity, who better to offer a real-life example than our favorite celebs and models? We've turned to the red carpet pros to draw some dressing inspiration — festive LRDs, sequins and sparkle, and femme frocks to get you feeling festive and looking your best.
Preview Karl Lagerfeld's Pirelli 2011 Calendar with Erin Wasson, Baptiste Giabiconi, and More (NSFW)
>> For the 2011 Pirelli calendar, which launched in Moscow today, Karl Lagerfeld said that he produced “the visual version of Homer. I did with my camera what he did with his pen, although we understand that he probably didn't use a pen.” Lagerfeld gathered 15 female models, 5 male models, and Julianne Moore in his Paris studio back in April to produce 36 black and white images of deities from ancient Greece and Rome for the calendar. “I wanted to do something different. I looked at all the other calendars,” he explained, adding: “With such a concept and boys and girls like this, it was an easy job.”
Lagerfeld was surrounded by a cadre of the models featured for the Moscow launch, including Natasha Poly sporting a new brunette hair color. But who did he cast as whom? Julianne Moore plays Hera, Brad Kroenig poses as Zeus, Lara Stone gives her best Aphrodite, Jeneil Williams channels Hades, and Baptiste Giabiconi embodies the roles of both Narcissus and Apollo.
The rest of the cast includes: Bianca Balti (as a Bacchante), Elisa Sednaoui (Flora, Echo), Freja Beha Erichsen (Apollo, Pollux, Orpheus), Isabeli Fontana (a Bacchante), Magdalena Frackowiak (Athena, Estia), Anja Rubik (Hermes, Terpsichore), Abbey Lee Kershaw (Echo, Castor, Eurydice), Lakshmi Menon (a Bacchante), Heidi Mount (Aurora, Amphitrite), Erin Wasson (Ajax, a Bacchante), Natasha Poly (Melpomene), Daria Werbowy (Artemis, Penthesilea), Iris Strubegger (Athena), Sebastien Jondeau (Mars), Garret Neff (Bacchus), and Jake Davis (Achilles).
A peek at the calendar and launch below.
>> Karl Lagerfeld shot the 2011 Pirelli calendar way back in April at his Paris studio, and although it won't be unveiled until Nov. 30 in Moscow, until now, no imagery has leaked. The calendar is inspired by gods of Greek and Roman mythology this year, and the first outtake has popped up, showing Isabeli Fontana, Garrett Neff, and Bianca Balti as "Bacchus with Two Bacchantes." Also included in the 2011 cast are Heidi Mount, Natasha Poly, Magdalena Frackowiak, two to three more male models, plus Elisa Sednaoui, who recently said she will be joining Lagerfeld for the Moscow unveiling. [Fashionising, TFS]