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July 25 2014

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Scads of Supermodels (and Harry Brant, too) on Day 3 of PFW

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Model Mania

We can always count on Paris for high-wattage casts, but we never expected to see so many supermodels this early in the week. None other than Gisele Bündchen kicked things off today by closing Balenciaga (the last time she set foot on a runway was Alexander Wang’s Fall ’12 show two years ago), where she was notably joined by familiar faces Mariacarla Boscono and Natasha Poly. Several hours later, Balmain continued to raise the bar with a lineup full of A-listers, including Angela Lindvall, Anja Rubik, Emily DiDonato, Izabel Goulart, and closer Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (who also walked in the label’s Spring show). Compared to those all-stars, the other major girls in the mix—Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn, and Edie Campbell—all but faded into the background. And then leave it to Rick Owens to throw a wrench into the works. Following his step dancers last season, the designer turned heads again by interspersing old-school veterans such as Kirsten Owen and Diana Dondoe with real, mature women (many of whom, we’re happy to say, were not sample size). But this was no street-casting job. Rather, Owens’s casting directors, Angus Munro and Noah Shelley, told Style.com that “most of the ‘women’ were part of the Owens organization.” Owens kept it fresh by keeping it in the family. Speaking of keeping it in the family, we were pleasantly surprised to see Harry Brant follow supermodel mom Stephanie Seymour when he made his runway debut at IRFE. Sadly, his older brother, Peter Brant Jr., didn’t make the cut. There’s always next season, Peter.

Photos: IndigitalImages.com; Getty Images

Coco Rocha, Longchamp’s Biker Babe

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Canadian stunner Coco Rocha is once again the face of Longchamp’s Fall 2012 ad campaign, alongside up-and-coming model Emily DiDonato. For the campaign (pictured, below), lensed by photographer Max Vadukul, the two paraded around Paris carrying the label’s new LM Cuir line bags and wearing the brand’s Fall fur-trimmed leather coats. Here, get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look on set (pictured, above), where Rocha and DiDonato found themselves riding a tandem bike around the Place Dauphine and performing the Charleston near the Pont Neuf. Watch out for the ads on the Web and in print worldwide next month, followed by the September 6 release of the accompanying short film, by Ridley Scott’s right-hand man John Mathieson, on Longchamp.com.

Photos: Courtesy of Longchamp