August 22 2014

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In Paris, Superstars and Fresh Faces Made Model Magic


Fashion saves the best for last, and Paris is usually where the magic happens—both in terms of creative collections and memorable modeling moments. This season, the city definitely delivered. Case in point: Kate Moss closing Louis Vuitton on the final day of shows. She’s done it before, and she’ll probably do it again, but a Moss runway appearance is always major. The rest of the Vuitton cast didn’t disappoint, either. Edita Vilkeviciute, Eliza Cummings, Georgia May Jagger, Isabeli Fontana, Jessica Hart, and Maryna Linchuk were a few of the other familiar faces on Jacobs’ catwalk. Earlier in the week, Riccardo Tisci brought in some of his favorite ladies, including Natalia Vodianova, Mariacarla Boscono, and Erin Wasson, to parade his electrifying lineup for Givenchy. Fall ’13′s freshman class of models also ended the month with a bang. Forget New York, London, and Milan. For newcomers looking to make an impression (read: land ad campaigns), Paris is the one city that really counts. Many of the girls we’ve had our eye on since the beginning kept the momentum going in France. Sam Rollinson finished out with sixty-two shows; Sasha Luss (lower left) ended with fifty-seven; Chiharu Okunugi totaled fifty-four; and Katya Riabinkina (upper left) did forty-seven. Amanda Murphy, who bookended Prada, turned it up a notch this week, too, walking nine top-tier shows, including Dries Van Noten, Lanvin, Dior, Stella McCartney, and Chanel. Meanwhile, we’ve also got our eye on Elise Smidt (upper right), who opened Chloé and Sacai and turned up at Valentino, Vuitton, and Miu Miu; and Elisabeth Erm (lower right), who started out relatively slow in New York but made all the right moves toward the end (Balenciaga, Chanel, Dior, Givenchy, Giambattista Valli, and Valentino). Keep an eye out for these faces in the coming months’ editorials. We have a feeling they’ll appear on more than a few pages.

Photo: GoRunway

Eliza Cummings Fronts Fenton Spring ’13


For Fenton designer Dana Lorenz’s Spring ’13 ad campaign, it was model Eliza Cummings or bust. “We had to have her,” Lorenz tells “She flew in for one day to NYC specifically to walk Marc Jacobs, and we made it work to shoot her in the few hours before her call time.” Here, has the exclusive first look at the campaign (lensed by Sharif Hamza), featuring Fenton’s newest candylike, oversized baubles—a departure from some of her more gothic turns in past seasons . “I really wanted to convey a sense of strength and color this season,” the designer explains of the collection, highlighting the geometric Shinde pendant. “I looked to the oversized, structured jewelry of Ambaji Shinde for Harry Winston from the fifties and sixties and the geometric, illusion-esque formica works from Richard Artschwager.” Look out for the collection on her newly launched e-commerce site this spring.

Photo: Sharif Hamza / Courtesy of Fenton

At Costume National, Bigger Is Better


Costume National has been a Soho mainstay for years, first on Wooster Street, then on Mercer. The brand recently made its third move within the neighborhood, to a sprawling 4,000-square-foot flagship on Greene Street. The new, larger space maintains the minimal decor of its predecessors, with freestanding plinths for display—according to a longtime employee, designer Ennio Capasa considers his footwear like miniature sculpture—and graphic white walls with flashes of black. A bit of news came along with the new location: A label rep revealed that the upcoming CN campaign will star punky model Eliza Cummings in a New Wave-inspired shoot.

Costume National is now open at 150 Greene St., NYC.

Photo: Courtesy of Costume National

Bar Refaeli: Total Hamburglar


This isn’t exactly breaking news, but life is just not fair. The point was reinforced at last night’s party at Kowloon for Bar Refaeli, who landed the cover of this year’s edition of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. The Israeli glamazon, who dates Leonardo DiCaprio and will be the host of MTV’s relaunched House of Style (and did not appear to be wearing a lick of makeup), didn’t have to think twice when asked how she prepared for her all-important SI shoot. Crunches? Bikram? One of those crazy detox diets Gwyneth writes about in GOOP? Uh, no. “They told us to eat a lot,” Refaeli said. “Hamburgers, hamburgers, hamburgers. I was really enjoying myself.” Sigh. Refaeli went on to note that the eating continued even on the set, where all the models were encouraged to dig in to every catered feast. “It’s not about that fashion look,” Refaeli noted. “They want curves. They want you to fill out the suits.” Speaking of “that fashion look,” let it also be noted that, as Refaeli was talking, Eliza Cummings was tucking into a serving of fried rice in the corner. The U.K.’s new It girl and a proper hipless androgyne, Cummings confirmed that she’s in New York to walk at the fashion week shows. “And then in London,” she added, “I’m doing practically everything. I’m really excited about walking at Vivienne Westwood.” And with that, Cummings popped a dumpling in her mouth, and proved there is no such thing as justice.