4 posts tagged "David Sims"
“I don’t put things into demographics or ages, I’m inspired by great women,” said Marc Jacobs at a soiree in Paris last night celebrating the European launch of his beauty line and its new face, 64-year-old Jessica Lange. “I love women with a strong voice and vision. I like people who are dynamic and creative. And again, women who indulge in fashion and beauty as part of their life, but it’s not their whole life.” Lange’s voice carried through the cloud-filled air at the designer’s Fall 2014 show, and yesterday evening the lyrics to “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” resounded through a room projected with a film starring the acclaimed actress shot by David Sims (which will appear in the window of Sephora on the Champs-Élysées come March 6). As I interviewed Jacobs and Lange’s lips and smoky eyes (the work of face painter Diane Kendal) panned across the walls, he explained: “It was important to set precedent just like we do with our fashion shows. What we’ll do with beauty is that we want to surprise, we don’t want to fall into a formula. We want to be able to respond to our inspirations at any given moment and go with it, and over time it will tell the story that beauty isn’t for this person or that person, it’s for anyone who wants it.”
It appears that a number of others are on the same page this week: NARS Cosmetics’ signed Charlotte Rampling; Angela Lindvall made an appearance at Balmain alongside modern-day supers like Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls; and Rick Owens cast not only his employees but catwalk legends like Kirsten Owen, Ann Oost, and Hannelore Knuts. Perhaps the fashion world is becoming a little less enthralled by the barely legal (and often years away from legal), hot young things and like their women how they like their wine: aged to perfection.
You’ve likely seen the stalkerazzi photo of Miley Cyrus’ new bowl cut—and read the criticism that comes hand in hand with said style. Yes, you can compare the latest development on the twerking star’s head with Moe of The Three Stooges or Lloyd in Dumb & Dumber, but as our social media editor suggests, perhaps there’s a bigger rhyme and reason behind her latest hair change. We don’t think she’s shooting 17 secret videos (which explained Beyoncé’s plethora of looks), but could it have something to do with Cyrus’s ongoing association with Marc Jacobs? Her strands are looking awfully similar to the designer’s Spring 2014 choppy, blond wigs. Another round of ads with David Sims, perhaps? We can only hope it’s the reason behind her sudden and runway-specific new ‘do.
The Fall campaigns are dropping left and right, and today we were blown away by the new David Sims-lensed images for McQ Alexander McQueen. Sarah Burton and co. tapped up-and-coming models April Tiplady (who has appeared in recent editorials in Paris Vogue and Love) and Tom Gaskin, as well as Crystal Castles frontwoman Alice Glass to channel the collection‘s punky theme. More so than the clothes themselves, it was the killer cornrows—not to mention the models’ fly-girl-worthy hoop earrings—that really caught our attention here. Could allover braids be having a post-Beyoncé moment? We also clocked them on Tricia, the tattooed street rat from our favorite new series, Orange Is the New Black.
Here at Style.com, we live for any form of a Daria Werbowy sighting, and have been ogling her new August cover of Paris Vogue (which hits newsstands on the 19th) since it leaked earlier today. The supermodel was shot by David Sims—who she recently worked with on the Salvatore Ferragamo Fall ’13 campaign—for the French publication’s London-themed issue. Sporting nothing but a snug Ralph Lauren military jacket, Werbowy looks naturally gorgeous with artfully mussed tresses, natural makeup, and a rather conspicuous nose ring. The piercing has drifted in and out of style over the past few years (recall the door-knocker-size septum hoops from Givenchy’s Spring ’12 couture collection), but Werbowy’s flawless visage is the most convincing argument for the trend we’ve seen in a while.