16 posts tagged "Cindy Crawford"
The eighties gave us supermodels, and they gave us Duran Duran. Fast-forward to 2011 and they’re all making headlines again. The band recruited five über-supers for a video for “Girl Panic!,” its new single off the album All You Need Is Now, released earlier this year. In the nine-minute clip directed by Jonas Akerlund (the Grammy Award winner behind Lady Gaga’s “Telephone”) and made in collaboration with Swarovski Elements, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Eva Herzigova, Helena Christensen, and Yasmin LeBon play Simon, John, Nick, Roger, and an “anonymous guitarist,” while the real members of the group appear as bellhops, waiters, chauffeurs, and paparazzi. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana even make cameos as Harper’s Bazaar U.K.‘s guest editors during a photo shoot scene, images from which can be found in that magazine’s actual December issue. “It’s all daft stuff, but it’s fantastic daft stuff,” says John Taylor in a “making of” video that Style.com is debuting exclusively here. Check back on Tuesday, November 8, for our interview with Nick Rhodes and the complete music video.
Scarf prints, bondage straps, studded leathers—fashion is having a vintage Versace moment. That fact hasn’t been lost on Donatella Versace herself: She brought the house down last month with a menswear show that paid homage to the motifs that her late brother Gianni made famous in the eighties and early nineties. Back then, glamazon supermodels—Gianni’s designs helped make Linda, Christy, Naomi, and Cindy household names—and celeb friends alike endorsed Versace’s singular brand of fearless sexuality. (Case in point: the infamous Elizabeth Hurley safety pin dress.)
These days, Lady Gaga is flying the Versace flag. In early June, the superstar told a reporter, “I’m wearing only Versace for, like, the next two months,” and Donatella opened up the house’s archives for her to oblige. Nor is La Gaga the only one feeling the maximalist urge. On recent runways like Givenchy’s and Mary Katrantzou’s as well as Versace’s own, bolder was better. And this November, the high street gets in on the action, too, with the launch of a Versace for H&M collection, which will reportedly reinterpret the house’s greatest hits.
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Is Gwyneth taking on yet another project: face of Coach? Page Six gossips are in a tizzy after spotting the actress/singer/cookbook authoress/rumored food magazine founder-to-be leaving the brand’s New York headquarters with Reed Krakoff. [Page Six]
Forget Kate Middleton’s dress for a minute. Here’s her new coat—of arms, naturally. The Middleton family crest is decorated with acorns (representing the Middleton children) and a chevron (inspired by the family’s love of skiing); Kate will use it until her wedding, at which point her crest will be merged with William’s. [People]
Cindy Crawford was once the biggest Super of them all; now, she says, she feels like an outsider. “I just saw the CoverGirl commercial with Taylor Swift and I thought, ‘Wow, it is so hard for models to get a job these days,’ ” she told an interviewer. “You have to sing and act, too. There doesn’t seem to be as much work specifically just for models. And I also think when I was modeling, size 6 was a normal size and now it’s like 2 or 0.” [Fashionologie]
And Todd Selby’s latest house tour brings him all the way to New Zealand, checking out the sunny, spacious Auckland digs of designer Karen Walker and Mikhail Gherman. Vacation, anyone? [The Selby]
When you’ve been designing rock star-friendly jewelry for 20 or so years—the kind that even Karl Lagerfeld is known to wear—you pick up a few friends in high places. And if you’re really good, said friends in said places even take a turn in front of your camera, for the photography you’ve nurtured from a hobby to a professional advantage (when you can shoot your brand’s own campaign) to a full-on fine art side project. So it goes with Chrome Hearts’ Laurie Lynn Stark, who’s taking a weekend off from the jewelry beat to show her work at the St. Moritz Art Masters in Switzerland. (Not a bad venue for her second show ever.) Stark trained her lens on friends and fans like Lagerfeld, Steven Tyler, a few of the extant Sex Pistols, and Kate Hudson, who trusts her enough to be shot, ahem, on the commode. But our favorite, no offense to Kate, are Stark’s shots of Cindy Crawford (above). “Looking back at my body of work, I can see how important it was that this shoot happened later in my career,” Stark told Style.com. “Cindy is the utmost professional and working with her set a very high bar for me. It’s just beautiful to watch how she orchestrates her family, work, passion for living and loving—she is the American Dream Woman.”
Is holding the title of Supermodel like that of POTUS? Like, you never really lose it? It’s certainly true of Cindy Crawford—clad in drapey, short Alexander Wang—whose super powers commanded the room last night at London’s Almada club to launch the Omega Constellation collection. “I rarely come across the pond,” she said. “But I definitely want to see some sights, visit Frieze—and support George.” That would be Clooney, and the supe did exactly that the night before walking the red carpet in twinned black dresses with the actor’s current girlfriend (and therefore current object of our fascination) Elisabetta Canalis for the Fantastic Mr. Fox premiere.
Crawford attracted an interesting mix: Lily Allen, model Tolula Adeyemi, Spice Girl Melanie Brown with husband Stephen Belafonte, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Rhys Ifans, Jasmine Guinness, Piers Morgan, former Queen drummer Roger Taylor, Ben Grimes, Marina Hanbury, and Matthew Mellon’s ex Noelle Reno. As if Crawford’s physical presence wasn’t enough, the room was dominated by massive screens flickering with images of the model. But she was more down-to-earth than her celluloid counterpart and happy to chat. “There’s a vibe in London,” she said en route to a private dinner hosted by Clooney. “[There’s] fantastic people-watching. I like to see what everyone is wearing, how they accessorize. For that alone it’s worth it to come.” In that case, see you next year at LFW? Crawford responded with a laugh, “Don’t count me out yet.”