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April 21 2014

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16 posts tagged "David Sims"

Kate On Kate

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If modeling has a G.O.A.T., it’s got to be Kate the Great—and without much competition. It’s hard to imagine most other models earning a full tome dedicated to their greatest hits; Moss’ comes out from Rizzoli next month, designed by Fabien Baron and with text by Jefferson Hack and Jess Hallett. Above, an exclusive shot of Kate clutching Kate. She’s got the Testino cover in her mits—shot in Arles in 1996—but it’s only one of eight possible versions. The others, below, include shots by (left to right, top to bottom) Craig McDean, Inez & Vinoodh, David Sims, Corinne Day, Juergen Teller, Mario Sorrenti, and Mert & Marcus.

Photos: Ally Landale; Courtesy of Rizzoli

McQueen In Motion

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Sarah Burton cast quite a spell on editors at her Fall show back in March with her collection of frothy, organza dresses and ostrich feather coats topped off with mirrored Plexiglas visors. And at long last, McQueen fans can finally get their hands on those visors today at the label’s stores and online. To showcase the collection, the designer enlisted David Sims to shoot the house’s Fall ’12 ad campaign, starring model Suvi Koponen. Here, Style.com gets the exclusive first look at the Fall ad campaign video before it launches on AlexanderMcQueen.com later this week.

Photo: Courtesy of Alexander McQueen

Adriana Lima: Pregnant In Pirelli, And More Of Today’s Top Stories

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Adriana Lima (pictured) is making history. The Brazilian model and Victoria’s Secret Angel is the first pregnant model to appear in the Pirelli calendar. Lima is expecting her second child with her husband, basketball player Marko Jaric. The 2013 edition of the famed calendar, which is known for its risqué photos, was shot in Brazil by Steve McCurry. [Telegraph]

Have you met Miss Wu? That’s the name of Jason Wu’s contemporary line created in collaboration with Nordstrom, named after the designer’s emblem of a hand-drawn owl. The collection will start with ready-to-wear, followed by accessories in 2014. “Instead of just doing ‘Jason Wu-for-less,’ the idea is to explore the other side of myself,” says Wu. [WWD]

Michael Kors is all about old Hollywood glamour, and it really shows in his Fall campaign. The designer tapped models Karmen Pedaru and Simon Nessman to play modern-day versions of the iconic pairing Carole Lombard and Clark Gable, in a Mario Testino-lensed photo shoot set in Los Angeles. This is the fifth time that the models have worked together for Kors. [WWD]

In other ad campaign news, the McQ Alexander McQueen Fall 2012 campaign, starring models Aymeline Valade and Arthur Gosse, has just been released. Valade sports a mullet-like blond ‘do in the minimalist black-and-white photos, shot by David Sims. [M-c-Q.com]

Ab Fab is getting on the Olympics bandwagon. The famous duo, Eddy and Patsy, is set to star in a special Olympics episode that will air on Monday, July 23. The funny pair will embark on a wild series of Olympics-related events, including Patsy lighting her cigarette using the Olympic torch. Stella McCartney, Dame Kelly Holmes, and Dame Tanni Grey Thompson will also make appearances. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Larry Busacca / Getty Images

Kati Nescher: Alexander Wang’s A Believer

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Kati Nescher is having a very good season. To start, the 27-year-old German beauty landed Fall campaigns for both Chanel and Nina Ricci. Last week we gave you an early peek at her old Hollywood-esque Tom Ford ad. For her latest coup, she’s starring in the Alexander Wang campaign, lensed by David Sims and styled by Karl Templer. Style.com is debuting a behind-the-scenes video of the shoot exclusively here. “Kati is a fresh new talent with big potential,” Wang told us. “She’s one of the sweetest girls out there right now and was the perfect choice.” Sweet or not, Nescher comes off as seriously edgy in the shoot. Other than cheekbones that could cut glass, we’d say her chameleonlike changeability is her strongest asset.

Photo: Courtesy of Alexander Wang

At Prada, Midcentury’s Modern

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Michael Pitt’s most recent trip to the past—courtesy of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire—found him in Prohibtion-era Jersey. But he traded the twenties for the fifties in Miuccia Prada’s ad campaign for her Spring ’12 menswear collection. David Sims shot Pitt in the style of classic 1950s studio portraits. In the behind-the-scenes video above, debuting on Style.com, Pitt channels the celluloid heroes of the decade—a little Elvis Presley, a little James Dean.