27 posts tagged "Daria Werbowy"
Balenciaga’s Spring ’14 ads broke today, and Daria Werbowy, who has already nabbed campaigns for Ferragamo, Céline, Mango, and Diane von Furstenberg this season, has emerged as Balenciaga’s latest star. Styled by Jacob K and lensed by Steven Klein, the sophisticated snaps, one of which depicts Werbowy covered in ivy, are a notable departure from the perverse ads Wang released for his eponymous label last week. As for his choice to feature Werbowy, whom Balenciaga booked as a runway exclusive for its Paris show in September, Wang told WWD, “I wanted to convey a sense of strength and knowingness. Daria is definitely not naive.”
There’s really never been a better time to be a model. Many will argue with me that the pinnacle of the profession was the glory days of Naomi, Christy, Linda, and Cindy. But they never had social media. In 2013, we witnessed the rise of a new class of supers who have since become household names. Cheeky Brit Cara Delevingne has amassed over 3.5 million followers on Instagram and is trailed by paparazzi everywhere she goes. Last week, Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn, and Chanel Iman became pop stars in their own right with the release of Beyoncé’s “Yoncé” music video, in which they dance like divas alongside Queen B. Hell, they’re even reclaiming the covers of fashion magazines.
This year, I was also thrilled to see a few of my favorite catwalk veterans make comebacks. Naomi herself had jaws on the floor when she opened and closed the Atelier Versace show—looking fiercer than ever—back in July. After a couple of years off the runways, Catherine McNeil walked in forty-two Fall shows (she’s kept the momentum going with a profusion of ad campaigns and editorials, in addition to an impressive Spring season), and Daria Werbowy had a cameo at Balenciaga. Who doesn’t love @dotwillow? As for the hottest newcomer? That prize goes to Edie Campbell, who was crowned Model of the Year earlier this month at the British Fashion Awards.
“India is a huge part of our brand,” said Maiyet‘s Kristy Caylor. In an effort to foster self-sufficiency and entrepreneurship in emerging economies, Maiyet, the conscious luxury brand cofounded by Caylor and Paul van Zyl in 2011, partners with artisans across the globe. For instance, the label’s handwoven silk and block-printed fabrics are made in Varanasi and Jaipur, respectively. And a few months ago, Caylor took photographer Cass Bird and model Daria Werbowy to both cities to shoot Maiyet’s Spring ’13 campaign, as well as a short film, which debuts exclusively above. “We wanted to incorporate the flavor of Maiyet from a product perspective, and also show the locations and cultures that mean a lot to us,” said Caylor of the Bird-lensed short. Indeed, it was a jam-packed trip, between shooting everywhere from the streets to the Ganges to Rambagh Palace, and visiting local artisans. But the team had some playtime, too—and they used it to watch sunsets over the river, take elephant rides, and make the acquaintance of a mischievous-looking monkey at Jaipur’s Amber Fort. Caylor, who visits India a few times a year, is set to head back this June, when she’ll continue to develop a new facility that will provide better working conditions for artisans. (As it happens, June will also mark the launch of Maiyet’s first store, on Crosby Street). Caylor chronicles her most recent Indian adventure for Style.com, below.
Sunrise on the Ganges in Varanasi.
Shooting Daria on the ghats in Varanasi. Continue Reading “Designer Diary: Kristy Caylor’s Postcard from India” »
Mega-model Kate Moss had kind of a mega year, what with the release of her book, aptly titled Kate: The Kate Moss Book, covers galore (Vanity Fair, Paris and British Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and W among them), and a slew of Spring ’13 campaigns (her Stuart Weitzman and Givenchy ads dropped this week). Today, Versace sent its Spring ’13 ads our way and surprise, surprise! They star 2012′s favorite super. Mert and Marcus shot Moss, Daria Werbowy, and Joan Smalls for the moody, gladiator-themed images. The ladies strike Helen of Troy poses, which are rivaled only by their male-model companion’s electric cherry hair. To add to her recent winning streak, Moss reportedly has a documentary in the works. Call it The September Issues.
Luxury label Maiyet is preparing to show for its third season in Paris next week. But before then, the conscious clothing brand, by African human rights lawyer Paul van Zyl and former Band of Outsiders president Kristy Caylor, gave us the exclusive first look on the set of its Fall 2012 ad campaign, shot by Cass Bird in Kenya (one of the locations where they employ local artisans to create the goods). Here, watch Daria Werbowy model the brand’s cozy knits and military coats for Fall (on sale at Barneys now). Check back on Style.com Monday, October 1, to see the full Spring ’13 collection and our review.