42 posts tagged "Coco Rocha"
Natalia Vodianova is the latest celeb to design a line for Lutz & Patmos. Sofia Coppola, Jane Birkin, and Kirsten Dunst have all knit and purled for the cashmere label, so she’s in good company. [WWD]
Coco Rocha knows how to work a runway—who could forget when she jigged out at the opening of a Jean Paul Gaultier show a few seasons ago? But on Monday, starting at Carolina Herrera, we noticed the currently carrot-topped stunner not backstage at the shows but sitting front-row. At Thakoon she revealed her front-row status was part of an on-air hostessing gig she’s lined up with the E! Network. Although she was mum about titles, air dates, or any other figures, she did admit that while she’s usually a chatterbox, occasionally she finds herself stumped when it comes to the big interviews. “I love fashion, and I love the people in this industry, but sometimes I’m at a loss for words,” she said. “And then I’m like, ‘What do you think of shoes?’ ” But with her big personality and warm smile, she seemed to be doing OK. If all else fails, jigging is one way to loosen people up.
With so many presentations this season instead of runway shows, designer Shelly Steffee had some trouble when shopping for her mannequins: They were all sold out. Steffee says the only ones available were rendered in the likeness of Coco Rocha. Without a second thought, the designer decided to purchased all of them—yes, ten exact copies of the Canadian model. The result? Coco with pony tail, Coco with shearling hat, Coco with leather band…and they all looked fabulous. Who wouldn’t want to have Coco as their only model?
“I guess it’s like an Academy Award for models, but a life-size one,” said Coco Rocha last night at the Rootstein Gallery, standing beside a mannequin made in her exact likeness, complete with her newly unveiled red hair. The Canadian catwalk queen is the latest fashion figure to be immortalized by the iconic mannequin maker. Despite the honor, Rocha admitted to finding all the still-life figures of herself and others on display somewhat creepy. “When I was getting all the pictures done, I turned to this photographer, thinking, ‘Why is he not taking a picture?’ ” said Rocha. “It’s because he wasn’t real.” In one room, a lifeless, yet also somehow lifelike, Agyness Deyn (last year’s pick) stood in expressive silence while guests gawked. Added Rocha with a playful hair toss, “Someone said to me, ‘We might not be able to book you, but we’ll be able to book that.’ ” (That may not be a bad alternative when you can’t book the girl you want.) Meanwhile, over at the Pucci Mannequin Showroom, another figurine-centric event was getting under way. The standing attraction here was Pucci’s new figure, named simply Girl. In lieu of its usual mannequin show, the company presented an exhibition and performance by modern dance ensemble the Buglisi Dance Theatre with the mannequins as backdrop, draped in fashions by It girl-approved designer Frank Tell. If he found models that don’t talk or complain about ill-fitting shoes preferable to those that breathe and smile, he wasn’t saying.