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Anna Bauer Goes Backstage


Kate Moss by Anna Bauer

In the fall of 2007—long before backstage was a thing and the flash of a camera was as ubiquitous behind the scenes as it is on the runway—German photographer Anna Bauer received an assignment from The Daily and road-tripped her way from London to Milan to Paris, shooting models, stylists, and a host of other fashion types along the way. She used a large-format Polaroid camera and captured the industry’s central figures in spontaneous form—flagging down designers such as Raf Simons and models like Kate Moss (above) and Raquel Zimmermann (below) during quiet moments and approaching them with boldness, trepidation, and sometimes total naiveté. “When I shot David Sims, I didn’t know who he was,” she recalled at the launch of her book, Backstage, last February. The results are eye-catching—a collection of raw, oft-revealing black-and-white portraits of the people who make the shows run.

This Thursday, Bauer will show the Polaroids—many of which first debuted in Backstage—en masse for the first time at the Loewe store in Madrid. “It’s a selection of about eighty,” said Bauer of the images, which include stills of everyone from Alber Elbaz to Iris Apfel to Juergen Teller. “I’m really happy because the show is going to give them another life,” she added. The earliest Polaroids on view were taken when the project began in 2007 (a young Agyness Deyn, a sunglasses-clad Karl Lagerfeld), while the most recent, Olivier Rousteing’s, for instance (“He doesn’t know he’s in there, because I didn’t know how to get in touch with him!” exclaimed Bauer), were taken just over a year ago.

Raquel Zimmermann by Anna Bauer

Bauer said she has thought about shooting another group of people, like musicians or athletes (“just another extreme kind of group,” she mused) in the same style. But, she reasoned, “It could never be like this. I think that’s part of the interesting thing about the project—the condensed nature of the industry. We all go to the same four fashion weeks and the amount of people is limited. It’s a very close-knit circle of people.”

Anna Bauer’s Polaroids will be on view from September 5 to November 3 at the Loewe store, located at Calle Serrano, 26, Madrid, Spain.

Photos: Anna Bauer

Bless Us, Lagerfeld, For We Have Sinned! Karl In Paradise, And More Of The Day’s Top Stories


Mein Gott! Karl Lagerfeld has a starring role in singer Jean-Roch’s new music video—as a kind of angel. A white-clad Lagerfeld floating on a cloud appears at the beginning of the clip. “You were never told Saint-Tropez is paradise?” Lagerfeld quips. [Fashionologie]

Kate Moss is exercising her charitable muscles. Last night, the fashion icon made an appearance at Claridge’s Hotel, where she helped auction off a painting by her close friend Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones. The auction took place as part of a fundraiser in honor of Marie Curie Cancer Care, and the painting—a portrait of Rod Stewart—sold for £12,000. [Telegraph]

Agyness Deyn’s not ending her acting career on the stripper pole. The model-slash-actress, who plays a stripper in the upcoming remake of the 1996 cult-classic Pusher (due out this summer), has just been chosen to star in the screen adaption of the legendary Scottish novel Sunset Song. This time around, she’ll play Chris Guthrie, “the resilient heroine.” [Vogue U.K.]

Amanda Lepore wants her Louboutins, and she wants them now. The famous transgender artist and nightlife personality stopped by the shoemaker’s New York sample sale yesterday and upset more than a few people when she decided to walk in ahead of the reportedly 300 women and men already waiting in line. Understandably, only ten at a time were being let in and shoppers were limited to a max of eight shoes. [Page Six]

Stella McCartney, Matthew Williamson, and Maison Martin Margiela are getting a new neighbor. This November, Temperley London is opening its first flagship store—a six-floor Georgian space on Bruton Street, in London’s Mayfair. The store will house all three of the designer’s collections, including Temperley London, Alice by Temperley, and Temperley Bridal. [Temperley London]





Lately, model Agyness Deyn has been making headlines with her provocative role as a stripper in the upcoming Danish film Pusher, but she also has another acting role up her sleeve. Deyn is the star of Waris Ahluwalia’s latest project for The Luxury Collection Hotels—a short film (which he told about a while back) entitled HERE. Deyn is part of an all-star cast Ahluwalia enlisted for the movie—Tilda Swinton conceived the short with the designer, I Am Love‘s Luca Guadagnino directed it, Heidi Bivens designed the costumes, and Jason Schwartzman created the soundtrack. The film, which follows a coast-to-coast romantic voyage between three of the Collection’s hotels, doesn’t go live (on until January 24, but has the exclusive first look at the teaser (above).

BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund Shortlist Announced, Dita Von Teese To Appear In “Sleep No More,” Agyness Deyn’s Loft For Sale , And More…


This year’s shortlist of designers for the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund 2012 was announced today by the British Fashion Council. The nine designers—Jonathan Saunders, Marios Schwab, Mary Katrantzou, Meadham Kirchhoff, Nicholas Kirkwood, Peter Pilotto, Richard Nicoll, Roksanda Ilincic, and Zoe Jordan—will present their collections and future plans before a panel of judges chaired by British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman. [British Fashion Council]

For its first time ever, Levi’s is planning to show its core collection during New York fashion week in February. The “big-budget presentation in Soho” will show off its Levi’s Red Tab, Levi’s Vintage Collection, and Made & Crafted lines. [WWD]

Dita Von Teese will reportedly join the cast of “Sleep No More” in New York for a special New Year’s Eve show. The burlesque queen’s role in the show has not been revealed yet. [Page Six]

Model Agyness Deyn’s Williamsburg apartment is on the market for $2.5 million dollars. However, the 2,911-square-foot apartment’s baby blue rococo kitchen and leopard-print carpets might put off a few potential buyers. [Telegraph]

Photo: Carly Otness /

Martens, My Way


The Dr. Martens resurgence continues. Longtime fans of the romper-stomper English boots may prefer the classic models, but anyone looking to tweak tradition will be glad to hear that the brand now offers customization. The Dr. Martens Bespoke service launches today at London’s Dover Street Market, where customers can begin with one of two styles, the 8-hole 1460 boot and the 3-hole 1461 shoe, and select their own leathers, laces, stitches, uppers, and liners. (The finished product is delivered, complete with the signature of the craftsman who made it, in three to four weeks.) The in-store custom program remains at Dover Street Market until the end of the month, after which it travels to Beijing, Ginza, Paris, and the U.S. After that, beginning in April 2012, it’ll be open to any and all online.