4 posts tagged "Mario Testino"
It was only a matter of time before Lily Collins landed a beauty contract: those brows, that complexion—this girl was born to front a brand. Lancôme announced that it signed the starlet as the face of its French Ballerine collection (out January 2014) back in October, which is fitting since her grandmother was dancing en pointe professionally in the forties. In this behind-the-scenes shot from the set of her first campaign, lensed by Mario Testino, Collins looks reminiscent of danseur turned drama queen Audrey Hepburn. And with products inspired by the pink satin ribbons sewn onto toe shoes (like these pastel-colored Rouge in Love lipsticks), looking the part of prima ballerina is possible for any woman who ever dreamed of wearing a tutu.
Last night, famed fashion photographer Mario Testino celebrated his legendary body of work with an exhibit that wasn’t in Paris, London, or New York, as these things tend to go. Instead, a troupe of editors and models gathered due north of Manhattan in Boston, where Testino’s images are currently on display at the city’s Museum of Fine Arts. Among the catwalkers to show face at the exhibit’s opening were longtime Testino muse and heavily pregnant Gisele Bündchen—a Boston resident, these days—Karlie Kloss, and Erin Wasson, supers in their own right, all of whom seem to share a similar love for golden highlighted brunette locks with different variances of honey. Which flaxen fix is your favorite?
Word broke three months ago that Lancôme had nabbed Emma Watson as the new face of its Trésor line, but the party to fête the Harry Potter star’s arrival took place last night at Paris’ Pavillon Gabriel.
“I’ve watched Emma grow up,” Mario Testino said of Watson, whom he shot for the new Trésor Midnight Rose print campaign. “She was a little girl when I first worked with her, then I shot her for Burberry, then British Vogue, then Lancôme.” (Testino and Watson’s next collaboration will be the July cover of American Vogue.) “The great thing about Emma is that she’s a chameleon; she can communicate anything you ask.”
At last night’s soirée, Watson was communicating “let’s party” in a black and white Azzaro dress. “I feel lucky to embody a fragrance I am so crazy in love with,” Watson said of the eau, which adds hints of Turkish rose and cool raspberry to the fruity-floral classic. “I didn’t really like perfumes before because I thought they were heavy, but this one is really light and playful.”
Also on hand to celebrate was Lanvin designer, Alber Elbaz who was happy to get back into the fashion fold following a respite in Laos. “It was totally unglamorous but it felt right,” the designer said of his vacation. “When you go there, as the Buddhist monks say, you spend time looking at nothing, just yourself. Now it’s back to my collection, and then another one after that.”
As the euro band Puggy took the stage, Watson slipped through the crowd to get a better view, trailed closely by her parents. For fans who are fretting over a rumored hiatus, know this: The actress told Style.com that she’s off to Pittsburgh this month to start filming her next movie, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. No word on whisperings that she might transfer to NYU come September, though.
The new D&G Fragrance Anthology is already causing quite a stir in the blogosphere, even though it’s not set to launch globally until September. Inspired by tarot cards, each of the five new scents has been designed with a unique identity and bears a distinct name and number. Not unlike CK One, Le Bateleur 1, L’Imperatrice 3, L’Amoureaux 6, La Roue de la Fortune 10, and La Lune 18 are said to have been created without gender or age in mind. Claudia Schiffer, Eva Herzigova, and Naomi Campbell front the ad images shot by Mario Testino, which are also peppered with cameos by male models Fernando Fernandes, Noah Mills, and Tyson Ballou—all of whom also show up sans clothes. Here’s to equal-opportunity nudity.