20 posts tagged "Daria Werbowy"
Here at Style.com, we’ve always got our eyes peeled for the next big model, but closing in on the Spring ’13 shows, there’s a unanimous inter-office consensus that the one girl we’d most like to see stalking the runways next month isn’t a fresh face, but Daria Werbowy. The 28-year-old Canadian first captured our hearts in the mid-aughts, but despite a steady stream of editorial and commercial work, she all but disappeared from the runways after 2008—with the exception of cameo appearances at Balmain and Hakaan for Spring ’11. Considering how good she’s looking on the September cover of Paris Vogue, on newsstands today, and in Céline’s Fall ads, we’d say there’s no time better than the present for a fashion week comeback. Daria, consider this our official entreaty.
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The Fall ’12 campaigns started trickling in with magazines’ July issues, and there has been a spate of new ads in the recent August glossies. From a model’s standpoint, landing a campaign is the holy grail in terms of both money and prestige. The reason girls walk in runway shows to begin with (catwalk turns are notoriously underpaid or paid in trade) is to get noticed by the designers, stylists, and photographers who could potentially turn them into a billboard or the face on the side of a bus. Aside from Kate Moss (pictured, above), who appears in the latest from Salvatore Ferragamo (lensed by Mikael Jansson), and Daria Werbowy‘s reprisal at Céline (Juergen Teller previously shot her for Spring ’11), this season has really been about fueling up-and-comers. Case in point: Elza Luijendijk, whose Prada runway exclusive eventually turned into a spot in the coveted campaign shot by Steven Meisel. The 16-year-old Dutch beauty also wowed in Versace’s Fall gothic-chic series with the help of Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (pictured, below). Kati Nescher has been a huge success story this year, and she scooped up contracts with Chanel and Nina Ricci (and we’re guessing more are on the way in the not-so-distant future).
Overall, the general trend in fresh faces is: The newer they are, the more designers pack in together. Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, and Etro have all put out multi-girl images. The Balenciaga pack is completely unknown: Julier Bugge, Linn Arvidsson, Juliet Ingleby, Anniek Kortleve, and Sophie Hirschfelder—even the most diligent model watchers have no idea who these girls are, but Nicolas Ghesquière always loves to throw us a few head-scratchers. On the other hand, Dolce & Gabbana perfectly cast the more recognizable Italian trifecta of Bianca Balti, Bianca Brandolini d’Adda, and Monica Belluci for its Fall ads.
With January issues now in hand and February issues soon to arrive, it’s officially Spring ’11 ad season. And while we’ve brought you exclusive debuts from Michael Kors, Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, and Pringle of Scotland, we didn’t want to leave out any other worthy competitors either. Below, a roundup of some recent strong showings, from Lindsey Wixson for Alexander McQueen to Leighton Meester for Missoni (above, left to right). Continue Reading “The Campaigns Keep Coming” »
A few sneak peeks have been floating around the Web of late, but Karl Lagerfeld’s full Pirelli calendar was finally unveiled in Moscow last night. The calendar takes the theme of the Greek gods and goddesses, and stars Daria Werbowy (nude—again—as Artemis), KL favorite Baptiste Giabiconi as Apollo, Erin Wasson as Ajax (above right), Garrett Neff as Dionysus, Elisa Sednaoui as Flora, Iris Strubegger as Athena, and Julianne Moore as Hera (above left). [WWD]
Congrats to Stella McCartney and husband Alasdhair Willis who, as rumored, gave birth to a baby girl over the weekend: Reiley Dilys Stella Willis. [Vogue U.K.]
The first photos from Tom Ford’s ultra-hush-hush womenswear presentation during Spring 2011 New York fashion week are out. Terry Richardson—lately seen smooching the designer, Brokeback Mountain-style, on Richardson’s blog—was the only sanctioned photog at the show, and a few of his shots (including one of a glammed-out Beyoncé) have hit Harper’s Bazaar U.K. [Fashionologie]
Gilt Groupe is set to launch a new full-priced site for menswear—the first, the company hints, of a series of full-priced sites. E-tail domination, are you in Gilt’s sights? [WWD]
And Fashion’s Night Out 2011 has a date: September 8, to be exact. Mark your calendars, and plan accordingly. [Fashionista]
Paris Vogue‘s annual calendar is always a hot-ticket item—and this year, the emphasis is squarely on hot. Daria Werbowy (left) covers the new edition, which comes packaged with the Tom Ford-edited December issue of the mag, wearing little more than Louis Vuitton jewels. Anastasia Barbieri styled the calendar shoot, with Mikael Jansson behind the lens. (Curious? The full, NSFW version is after the jump.)[@VogueParisLive]
Speaking of underdressed supermodels, Kate Moss will unveil a portfolio of her favorite shots of herself at Miami’s Art Basel. Topping the list? A nude shot from a 1993 black-and-white series by Moss’ then-boyfriend, Mario Sorrenti. [Vogue U.K.]
The Alexander McQueen label is back in charge of McQ, its five-year-old contemporary line, and an expansion is in store. A new, 160-piece pre-fall collection will lead into a full Fall 2012 range to be shown in February. [WWD]
One day, every “Teenage Dream” will end. That’s why Katy Perry is wearing her trademark latex dresses while she can—”They have an expiration date and that’s why I’m wearing them now at 25,” the singer said. [NYDN]
And Twitter will be a few celebrities down on Wednesday. Lady Gaga, along with Justin Timberlake, Usher, and more, are signing off the social networking site for the good of Alicia Keys’ Keep a Child Alive AIDS charity. They’ll return only when $1 million has been pledged, so get busy, Little Monsters. [EW via Teen Vogue]