23 posts tagged "Freja Beha Erichsen"
It’s been a puzzling season for model spectators. One of the biggest questions among enthusiasts is: Where are all the big-name girls? We let out a cry of relief when Karlie Kloss opened Anthony Vaccarello today after skipping out on New York, London, and Milan. But what about Abbey Lee Kershaw (Alexander Wang and Anna Sui have been her only stints)? Or the incomparable Freja Beha Erichsen (who’s gone totally MIA)? The answer comes down to economics. Walking in shows pays a paltry sum compared to landing an ad campaign, which these supes continue to score in spades. Simply put (and much to our dismay), fashion week isn’t financially worth their time or energy.
So you’d think that Fall’s fresh faces would fill in the void at the top right away, but that hasn’t been the case. Aside from Nadja Bender and Marie Piovesan, there are just a handful of new girls who have proven themselves to be more than just blips on the radar. Spunky Icelandic beauty Kolfinna Kristófersdóttir managed to win (with a whopping 42 percent of readers’ votes) the Style.com Walk-Off in London, beating out veterans like Shalom Harlow and Alana Zimmer. She continued to up the ante even further in Milan, booking shows including Versace, Emilio Pucci, and Marni. The other one who has demonstrated she can compete in the major leagues is Chinese model Lina Zhang, who walked A-list runways like Dolce & Gabbana and Bottega Veneta this week. As Paris gets under way, we expect to see a few more of these uncovered gems, as well as more of the veterans, turn up at the shows. After all, walking in the Chanel show: priceless.
A Look Inside The Louis Vuitton/Marc Jacobs Book, Freja’s Cross-Stitch Campaign, Fashion Fringe On Tour, And More…
The new Louis Vuitton/Marc Jacobs book is not due out until April (in conjunction with the exhibit opening at Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris), but Hintmag.com got a sneak peak at some of the images in the tome. The book also includes essays by fashion historians and editors. [Hint]
Freja Beha Erichsen is now available in cross-stitch. The model is the star of Scandinavian jeweler Georg Jensen’s new ad campaign, which Jensen commissioned cross-stitch artist Inge Jacobsen to make. The eight images took an estimated 2,000 hours to produce. [Telegraph]
Fashion photographer Paolo Roversi, who has photographed for the likes of Valentino, Christian Dior, and Cerruti, has a new exhibition debuting in London this month. The show, opening at The Wrapping Project-Bankside, includes images from his “Nudi” and “Studio” series. [Dazed Digital]
In an effort to “connect the U.K. regions with the London fashion scene,” Fashion Fringe founder and creative director Colin McDowell has announced he’s launching a tour in March, making appearances with designers at various U.K. fashion schools. The group of designers includes Christopher Kane, Giles Deacon, Julien Macdonald, and Erdem Moralioglu. [WWD]
Paris’ Printemps is spending Christmas with Karl Lagerfeld. Not only did Lagerfeld orchestrate the store’s Rêve d’Evasion (that is, travel dream) Christmas windows, which feature mini Lagerfeld marionettes photographing, filming, sketching, and posing all over Paris along with glittering, miniature and life-size pieces from past Chanel Métiers d’Arts collections (Paris-Shanghai, Paris-London), he also shot the store’s Christmas ads featuring a stately Chanel-clad Freja Beha Erichsen holding up the globe like a beach ball. On hand at the store last night with Vanessa Paradis for the official unveiling, Lagerfeld mused on how it feels to see himself as a dancing doll in a store window. “I guess I’m a doll you can’t play with,” he said. “In a way, I’m lucky. I don’t sing, I’m not an actor, I don’t make scandals, I’m just working class.”
Paradis said she usually spends Christmas travelling with close friends. “We don’t plan too far ahead, and it can be the mountains, in the country, or on the sand, as long as it’s with the people I’m really close to,” she told Style.com. (Speaking of close to, there’s her pal Lulu Gainsbourg, with whom she’d shared the stage at a performance the night before. Gainsbourg has just completed an album of covers of his father Serge’s hits, including “The Ballad of Melody Nelson” with both Paradis and husband Johnny Depp.) As for Lagerfeld, Christmas this year will be spent in Paris. “Everyone I know is leaving, but I stay home because it’s the only moment I can work on the Couture quietly, sketch, and take care of my books and houses—all the things I never have time to do the rest of the year. For me the ultimate luxury is to be alone…to have time for myself, not look at my watch, and do whatever I want, whenever I want.”
John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton, and Christopher Kane are just few of the famous alumni schooled on London’s Charing Cross Road, Central Saint Martins’ HQ for 72 years (not to mention, the venue for the first Sex Pistols show ever). To celebrate the building’s storied halls before moving to new digs on Kings Cross, the school has created a film tribute that debuted at their student fashion show earlier this week. [Racked]
More stars align for the CFDA: Sofia Coppola, Kirsten Dunst, Liv Tyler, and Chloë Sevigny are all slated to attend and present at Monday’s fashion Oscars—the CFDA Fashion Awards. [WWD]
Lindsey Wixson wants to be a chef-slash-chanteuse. Freja Beha Erichsen wants to be…a poet? [Vogue U.K.]
A Peek At Carine’s Chanel Campaign, Travel Tips From World Wide Waris, The Sartorial Stars Of The Silver Screen Hit The Block, And More…
You never know what you’re going to get when you step inside a photo booth—but if you’re decked out in Chanel, and styled by Carine Roitfeld, as Freja is in the new Chanel campaign, odds are, the results will be pretty good. [Fashionologie]
House of Waris designer Waris Ahluwalia—”not a lady who lunches,” he says, “but very very comfortable with ladies who do”—picks out his favorite lunch spots across the globe, for his fellow world-travelers. (Also: New York’s most historic toothpaste shop?) [Telegraph]
Marilyn Monroe’s infamous white “subway grate” dress will get one final act on June 18. The dress, along with thousands of Hollywood’s most iconic costumes owned by Debbie Reynolds, is set to hit the auction block this June. The Marilyn dress is expected to blow away the rest of the items, at an estimated $1 to $2 million; challenging it for the top spot are Judy Garland’s red slippers from The Wizard of Oz, Audrey Hepburn’s ascot gown from My Fair Lady, and Charlie Chaplin’s signature bowler hat. [WSJ.]
A rare treat for packrats: A giant new exhibition of Louis Vuitton trunks (including some dating all the way back to 1854) will open at China’s National Museum, now the world’s largest, on Monday. [WWD]