7 posts tagged "Gisele"
If you live below Fourteenth Street, you’re going to be seeing a lot of Kenza Fourati tomorrow. The Tunisian model is the star of cult downtown basics label BLK DNM’s latest “Wild” campaign. Lensed by the brand’s founder and creative director, Johan Lindeberg, the images have become BLK DNM’s signature, though slightly unorthodox, mode of advertising. Lindeberg takes raw snaps of models like Gisele, Caroline de Maigret, and Karen Elson in BLK DNM’s second-skin jeans and leather jackets, turns them into posters, and plasters them across downtown Manhattan. It’s a bit of a guerrilla approach, if you will.
The newest installment, which was shot last week during a trip to Rio de Janeiro, has a particularly powerful message. Fourati is highly active in the political and social revolution in her native Tunisia, and Lindeberg wanted her strength to come through in the snaps. “The scenery was beautiful, but the shoot was dangerous, because Kenza was standing on a ledge. But she didn’t care,” Lindeberg told Style.com. “She just raised her fist to the sky spontaneously. I could feel that her energy was real—that she felt the same feeling that she does on the streets of Tunis, protesting, shouting, ‘Dégagé, let go!” to the former government. The pure energy is the strength of the picture.” Catch the campaign’s debut here, exclusively on Style.com.
New York, get ready for more Balenciaga. Label execs have confirmed that the brand will open a second NYC store, but are remaining mum as to where that’ll be. Our fondest home/greatest fear: Right next door to our offices. [WWD]
Because she doesn’t already have enough going for her, Gisele Bündchen is launching a line of lingerie in her native Brazil. You don’t have to look like her to pull it off but, of course, it could only help. [Fashionologie]
Speaking of looking good, Abercrombie & Fitch celebrated the opening of its first Paris store in typical A&F style: By importing 101 shirtless models to stand around being… well, shirtless (a few of the legion, left). [Style Rumor]
Marc Jacobs is the latest designer to get the museum-retrospective treatment; an exhibition of his work for Louis Vuitton (shown alongside Vuitton’s own pieces from the nineteenth century), will go up next year at Paris’ Les Arts Décoratifs. [WWD]
And because no day is complete without an odd collaboration announcement, get ready for Loomstate for… Chipotle? [Elle]
Emmanuelle Alt’s ascension to the throne of Paris Vogue meant that her former employers—Balmain and Isabel Marant—were left without a stylist for their shows. Christophe Decarnin (left) has officially filled the position: longtime Helmut Lang stylist Melanie Ward is doing the honors for the label this season. [WWD]
And speaking of Alt, the editrix has revealed her first cover star: Gisele. “There was no question,” she tells British Vogue. The Brazilian supe wears Dolce & Gabbana and was shot by Inez and Vinoodh. [Vogue U.K. via Fashionista]
The rumor mill is churning again, using its new favorite echo chamber: Twitter. Someone at @KenzoPR has heard—and publicized—that “a certain designer at an established French house,” one whose CEO has just left, is being replaced after this season by “someone major” who “moved away from design the last couple of [years] but stayed in fashion.” [Racked]
And meanwhile in London, the Telegraph‘s Hilary Alexander drops backstage at Giles to chat with designer Giles Deacon and Katie Grand. This season’s look is austerity, Giles-style—which means austerity with plenty of goat fur. [Telegraph]