13 posts tagged "Candice Swanepoel"
“To walk the Victoria’s Secret show is obviously every American girl’s dream. I feel pretty lucky to have crossed that one off my bucket list at such a young age,” 19-year-old Karlie Kloss (above) said yesterday after her Angel debut, at the VS after-party at the Dream Downtown. “I got to dance with Adam Levine and Kanye, and wear a pair of wings. Onstage, I felt on top of the world, it was wild.” She wasn’t the only catwalk veteran to make her VS debut last night. Joining her—both on the catwalk and at the party—were Karmen Pedaru, Caroline Brasch Nielsen, Sui He, and Joan Smalls. Naturally, all the established Angels made winged appearances, too. Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel, and Anne Vyalitsina have all been around the VS block many times before. But according to Anne V. (who high-fived her boyfriend, Adam Levine, during his Maroon 5 set during the show), the spectacular ups the ante annually—and demands that the girls do the same. “This year was particularly competitive…like getting our bodies ready and really getting into the workouts,” she told Style.com. Those long hours in the gym paid off. “Everybody looked over-the-top amazing,” she gushed.
PLUS: For more from the Victoria’s Secret show, check out Tommy Ton’s backstage shots here.
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.”
Can you ever get too much Carine Roitfeld? Not if she has anything to do with it. Since her February departure as editor in chief of Paris Vogue, the French powerhouse has worked with the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Terry Richardson, and Mario Sorrenti for Barneys’ upcoming catalog and advertising campaign (she’s even a model in it), all while working on her forthcoming 400-page tome and a 72-page cover story for V magazine‘s heroes-themed September issue.
“The theme is Elizabeth Taylor, trying to capture her glamour and her mystery in fashion shoots,” V‘s Stephen Gan tells Style.com.
Roitfeld, who collaborated with her close friend Mario Testino on the project, told Style.com about their huge undertaking months ago in New York before jetting off to London and Paris for the rest of the shoot.
The issue doesn’t hit newsstands until September 8, but today, Style.com has the exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of Carine, Mario, and Stephen at work with models Candice Swanepoel, Ian Mellencamp, and Anais Mali and makeup artist Tom Pecheux.
A Modern Master Passes, Middleton’s Dress Goes On View, An Angel Lands Another Ad Campaign, And More…
The art world lost one of its greatest modern masters yesterday with the passing of Lucian Freud at the age of 88. The London-based artist—a grandson of Sigmund Freud and father of the English society maven Bella Freud—was famous for his warts-fat-and-all depictions of his subjects, often in the nude. Kate Moss, Jerry Hall, and Her Majesty the Queen were only a few of the high-profile subjects to sit for his portraits. [Vogue. U.K.]
The Sarah Burton-designed wedding dress of Duchess Catherine (née Kate Middleton) will go on view at Buckingham Palace tomorrow as part of the exhibition The Royal Wedding Dress: A Story of Great British Design. The frock, which Burton calls “a feat of engineering,” will be on display with the bride’s lace-covered McQueen shoes, Cartier “Halo” tiara, and the silk tulle veil the bride wore on the big day. [WWD]
Candice Swanepoel, the model who stars in Tom Ford’s Fall 2011 ad campaign, has scored yet another big one. This time, the Victoria’s Secret model is sporting a giant pair of Versace shades for the label’s new eyewear and accessories campaign. [Fashionologie]
After 50 years together, fashion designer Arnold Scaasi and publishing insider Parker Ladd are getting married next week. The designer, who has dressed the likes of Hillary Clinton, Barbara and Laura Bush, and Barbra Streisand, and his partner will have an intimate ceremony followed by a big bash at Le Cirque. [Page Six]