The 100 Faces Of 2010, Illustrated-------
Casting director Douglas Perrett has made his name not only on the shows he casts (Jeremy Scott and Robert Geller among them) but also on his voracious appetite for the extracurriculars of the fashion world—tweeting (at @COACD), blogging (at COACDinc.com), and, for the second year in a row, gifting: His agency’s limited-edition, homemade client gifts, from T-shirts to straight-boy calendars, are anxiously awaited by those in the know.
This year’s, which is arriving at certain key addresses now, is a doozy: an oversized poster, illustrated by Andrea Mary Marshall, starring the hundred models COACD deems the catwalkers of the year. The mix includes “a lot of the Meisel girls, the iconic girls” like Linda Evangelista and Naomi Campbell, as well as plenty of Victoria’s Secret girls. And, while Perrett says, “It’s definitely more of a commercial mix for us,” no shortage of editorial favorites, like Eniko Mihalik, Kinga Rajzak, and Martha Streck (above). (The toughest to illustrate? Catherine McNeil, says Marshall.)
The poster is printed in an edition of 500, all of which, at the moment, are earmarked for clients and friends. (If you want one, stay tuned—there’s a chance there’ll be a second printing for sale.) But, Perrett says, the first run is gift-only by design. “I’ve been really fascinated by the culture of gifts,” he says. “When I first started we got caramel popcorn—I thought we’d made it. Little did I know the big dogs were getting free trips and designer clothes. So this was our take on it. [Especially] since the recession, how do we make something that has our stamp on it, that’s special? People really respond to that.” As for the gift’s final destination? With almost every girl smoking a cigarette and most sporting cartoony bare breasts, it’s not exactly the thing for your office wall. “My dream is in 20 years that these posters end up in bathrooms in houses in upstate New York,” Perrett says with a laugh. “Or a dentist’s office.”