August 31 2014

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Arizona Ousts Kate, A Jagger Unsheathed, Two New Compatriots in Couture, And More…


David Yurman has swapped the sands of St. Bart’s (not to mention former campaign star Kate Moss) for city streets. The brand’s newest faces, Joan Smalls and Arizona Muse (left), recently shot the fall ad campaign in Chinatown alongside an unlikely set of fellow models: fish. “We shot in a fish market, with all these fish flopping around, so it was really juxtaposed to the diamonds that I was wearing,” Muse said. [Modelinia]

Bare before birth. That’s Lizzy Jagger’s motto and reasoning for posing (almost) naked for the cover of Playboy‘s June issue. “I’m thinking I should do naked pictures before I have children,” the 27-year-old said. No word on whether model sister Georgia May has similar designs on a Playboy cover. [Vogue U.K.]

See you in July, Giambattista. France’s Chambre Syndicale has elected that two new names be added to the Couture calendar: Giambattista Valli and Dutch-based Iris Van Herpen. Valli will show a Couture collection in July; Van Herpen either then or in the following round of Couture shows next January. [WWD]

Most downtown scenesters know her as the face of the dearly departed 1992 party, which helped revive nineties style, but scenester (and former Pharrell flame) Vashtie Kola is more than that. As the NYT reports, she not only became the first woman to design a pair of Air Jordans, and won the respect of Q-Tip, she even (gasp!) directed a Justin Bieber music video. [NYT]

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