20 posts tagged "Arizona Muse"
After featuring actresses including Clémence Poésy, Gemma Arterton, and Liv Tyler in past campaigns, G-Star went in a different direction and selected model-of-the-moment Arizona Muse as its face for Fall. And while Muse may not have as much movie star cred as the other girls, she’s definitely a leading lady in the fashion industry, having starred in recent ads for Isabel Marant and Louis Vuitton, among others, not to mention the dozens of editorials and covers she’s scored since her breakthrough Spring ’11 runway season. “She has become her name, being today’s muse of fashion,” said G-Star’s global brand director, Shubhankar Ray. Muse appears alongside actor Caleb Landry Jones in the new campaign, lensed by famed music video and film director Anton Corbijn (he’s been collaborating with G-Star the past several seasons). The shoot took place in the French Alps at an altitude of nearly 10,000 feet, but Muse, wearing a head-to-toe raw denim outfit, proved that no mountain is too high for her. “I really loved shooting with Anton. He was really personable and easy to work with,” Muse told Style.com. “G-Star chooses people who I admire and it’s amazing that I’m now in that group of people—including Liv Tyler, who I love.” Here, Style.com has an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the campaign shoot.
Industry legend Michel Gaubert is one of the go-to DJs for the fashion set, spinning tunes for Chanel, Balenciaga, Proenza Schouler, Gucci, and more. (He counted down his Top 10 runway soundtracks of the decade 2001-2011 here.) He was in the booth for Chanel’s Paris/Bombay Métiers d’Art show, and in between spinning tunes—including George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord,” John Lennon’s “Instant Karma!,” and David Lynch’s “Good Day Today” (Chanel shared his full playlist here)—he managed to record the show from his DJ’s-eye-view. Gaubert shared the video, below, and a few choice pics with Hintmag.
If there’s one thing a top model knows, it’s how to work it in front of the camera—and so for its guerrilla ad campaigns, Rag & Bone has made a specialty of handing the girls the reins and getting out of the way. For the first round of the D.I.Y. Project, as Rag & Bone’s David Neville and Marcus Wainwright called the project, the designers had Lily Aldridge, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Sasha Pivovarova, and Edita Vilkeviciute snap themselves wherever the mood struck—on the beach, in the shower, over tequila shots. “The first time around we didn’t really know what we were going to get, but we ended up with truly compelling photographs from each girl; all very raw, beautiful, and at the same time quite distinct from one another,” Neville said. “The essence of the project is really flipping the traditional photo shoot on its head. We have turned the creative control over to the models and allowed them the freedom to capture themselves as they see fit. That is the glory of the whole thing; we get to see a very specific point of view, exactly how they wanted to be reflected in the images.”
The next round, debuting September 6, brings a new group of models into the fold. Miranda Kerr, Karolina Kurkova, Carolyn Murphy, Arizona Muse, Joan Smalls, and Candice Swanepoel are in front of the lens for the Rag & Bone/JEAN collection. Fellow supe Helena Christensen shot Kurkova (above) for the project in the fishing village of Ischia, Italy, where the two were for the Ischia Film and Music Festival. “It was a magical time,” Kurkova told Style.com. “We watched films on an outdoor movie screen just off the sea at night and during the day went sailing, kayaking, swimming in the ocean with my family. It was a perfect place to shoot as it’s a fishing village with lots of charm, character, beautiful views, and salt-of-the-earth people.”
Memorial Day approaches, and with it, an official encouragement to wear white. And while we do, admittedly, wear white during the winter months, summer is the true season for it—and judging from its dominance on the red carpets in Cannes, Hollywood, and New York lately, it’s looking to be the shade this summer. No better time, then, for YSL to announce its new white sunglasses ($275, available now at www.ysl.com), which, like much of Stefano Pilati’s recent collections for the label, pay tribute to classic suiting fabrics, like Prince of Wales and tartan. They’re a sophisticated update on the plain-white frame—and have a spokeswoman worthy of the name in Arizona Muse, who models them in the Inez and Vinoodh-shot campaign.
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]