15 posts tagged "Ellen von Unwerth"
Claudia Schiffer shot her first Guess ad campaign when she was 19, and now, at 41, she has stepped behind the camera once more for the label. Schiffer stars in the Guess 30th anniversary campaign, lensed by Ellen von Unwerth. [Telegraph]
Joseph has announced it will do a runway show for the first time ever at London fashion week in September. The British brand has yet to reveal the details of the show, but tells British Vogue it has something “very special” in the works. [Vogue U.K.]
Leave it to Beyoncéto step out with an über-fancy baby harness for her daughter Blue Ivy. The pop star was spotted in New York yesterday toting her 3-month-old daughter in a gray fur stole. [Huff Po]
Perhaps even Marie Antoinette would be surprised to learn how much a pair of her slippers (pictured) sold for at a recent auction. At a sale in Toulon, France, the white silk and embellished slippers (dated circa 1790) brought in 43,225 euros, or $57,336 at the current exchange rate. They had originally been expected to bring an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 euros, WWD reports. [WWD]
Ellen von Unwerth has been a constant presence in Berlin for the city’s fashion week, which wrapped up yesterday. “Because I am German, I like my women to be bold and strong, with a sense of joie de vivre,” the photographer explained. She got what she likes at Don’t Shoot the Messengers’ (pictured) debut presentation on the week’s official calendar. Von Unwerth appreciatively snapped the locals—including model/painter Ulrike Theusner and von Unwerth’s pinup muse Eden Berlin—as they modeled sensuous leather and sueded silk pieces by the label’s Berlin-based designers, Jen Gilpin and Kyle Callanan.
DSTM mostly work in black, but for joie de vivre, it’s hard to think of a better color than one that was found on many of the week’s catwalks: acid yellow. That radiant hue was shown in miniskirted suits at Rena Lange, striped silk culottes at Michalsky, and a striking sheer evening gown at Schumacher. (It made you wonder whether German designers had been inspired by Leyla Piedayesh’s psychedelic prints in the shade for her Fall 2011 Lala Berlin collection.) Whatever the case, it made for an appealing jolt to a week most often dominated by practical, commercial collections, such as Hugo Boss, Strenesse Blue, Rena Lange, and Allude. A few exceptions stood out to the basic-is-better rule: the conceptual line Mongrels in Common, for example, or Vladimir Karaleev’s sculptural creations.
The Cannes Film Festival doesn’t start until next Wednesday, but Ellen von Unwerth opened the season unofficially last night with the inauguration of her Cinéma exhibition at Le Bon Marché in Paris. On display were pictures of almost every red-carpet fixture of the last 15 years, from Catherine Deneuve to Nicole Kidman, Eva Green to Marion Cotillard—and the most recent entry, a shot of Juliette Binoche (a member of this year’s jury) kitted out as a flight attendant, which was taken only last week. Whirlwind preparations came together in under two months, said von Unwerth, who wore her “one and only” Alexander McQueen dress and a leather jacket for the occasion. Actress Ludivine Sagnier and photographer Dominique Issermann swung by to toast the hostess, who has a second project to celebrate this week: her book of photographs of the German football team, called Die Spieler (The Players), is being published today by Bertelsmann. How’d the stars of the field measure up to the usual suspects in front of the lens? “It was a lot of fun; they knew exactly how to behave,” von Unwerth laughed. “They were better than models.”
Le Cinéma d’Ellen von Unwerth runs until June 19 at Le Bon Marché, Paris, www.lebonmarche.com.