25 posts tagged "Hanne Gaby Odiele"
We’re all work and no play here at Style.com. Our intrepid executive editor/em> play—Team Style.com lost a chic came of pétanque.) The full report comes tomorrow with the show, but there are plenty of teasers to keep us waiting in the meantime. Nicole’s already spotted Abbey Lee, Anja Rubik, and Hanne Gaby Odiele at fittings, Lagerfeld buddy Diane Kruger among the fashion-show tourists, and gleaned the plot of Karl’s Resort film Remember Now. “Aging playboy Pascal Greggory has a night and morning to remember, courtesy of Elisa Sednaoui,” she reports. Even those of us in not en route to St.-Trop can catch a preview of our own, below.
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A room full of agnostic fashion types is perhaps not the most obvious audience for a show of religious-themed art. But that’s who was on hand for the opening of Paul Rowland’s The Transformation of Enrique Miron as El Diablo in Chelsea last night. Rowland is better known as the founder of Women and Supreme Model Management and the newly minted women’s division director of Ford, but for this, his second show, he turned his camera away from the ladies. Instead, he shot male model Enrique Miron dressed up (or, frequently, dressed down) as a brawny Satan in Dante-esque scenarios. The centerpiece: a ten-foot portrait of Miron nailed to the cross. “I was raised religious and my mother is devout, but as I got older, I faded away from that,” Miron said. Even so, “it felt empowering” to be up on that cross.
“I felt like not many people really embraced the idea of Satan,” said Rowland, in his ever-present knit beanie (pictured, center, with Italo Zucchelli, Enrique Miron, and Steven Gan). “They always tend to kind of run from it or not deal with it,” so he chose to “celebrate” the guy. Of course, nothing draws a crowd like a party, and plenty of Rowland’s girls—including Hanne Gaby Odiele, Rose Cordero, Alana Zimmer, and Ranya Mordanova—showed up to help with that celebration. “I don’t really believe in God, so for me, it’s just fun,” said Inna Pilipenko, who sported a Zara blouse and Chanel bag and shoes for the demonic occasion.
Religious views aside, many attendees might have been preoccupied with a slightly more earthly matter: Rowland’s recent move to Ford. “You know, I define myself—it’s not like an agency defines me,” Rowland said. How did Women and Supreme feel about the move? “I’m a creative person, and on some level they understood that I needed to do something else. You know, they weren’t completely happy, but there was no great drama.” He noted that Ford “offered me a good deal across the board.” Not a deal made with the Devil, presumably, but he and Rowland do seem to be on good terms.
Paper magazine has announced its annual list of Most Beautiful People, and as you’d expect, the picks are a little more off-kilter than, say, People‘s. But we’re glad to say they include plenty of fashion-world favorites, from models Hanne Gaby Odiele and AJ Jacobs to designers Ohne Titel and Prabal Gurung. [Paper]
There’s no stopping the Co-Op. Barneys is continuing to expand its lower-priced standalone stores, opening this year in Santa Monica, Calif., and Brooklyn, N.Y. Reached for comment, our outer-borough editor remarked, “There goes my paycheck.” [WWD]
Speaking of Barneys, creative director Simon Doonan devotes his latest Observer column to that most pressing of subjects…”donkey dick.” No, really. [Observer]
The Runaways director Floria Sigismondi basically made a feature-length music video, so no surprise she’s got some decided opinions on the genre. Sigismondi spoke with Dazed about her faves, which Racked has helpfully compiled for your afternoon time-wasting. [Racked]
And Yves Béhar, the French design wizard who masterminded the One Laptop Per Child laptop, has designed a pair of customizable two-tone glasses (pictured) as part of a children’s education initiative in Mexico. (The name says it all: Ver Bien Para Aprender Mejor—See Well to Learn Better.) Any way we can get a pair, too? [T]
We suspect that more than one guest in the editor-heavy crowd at last night’s ANDAM (National Association for the Development of Fashion Arts) Fashion Award presentation and 20th anniversary celebration was there for organization president and éminence grise of French fashion Pierre Bergé. “I know there are people here tonight from many places,” said Bergé. “But I am speaking in French because I communicate and think best in it. I will let fashion speak across boundaries.”
Of course, ANDAM doesn’t mind crossing borders. Last year’s winner of the €160,000 prize was Gareth Pugh, and this year it was fellow Brit Giles Deacon, who took the stage for brief thank-yous. Later, he addressed his show’s place on the schedule—one of the few on the final day of the week. “I know it’s the last day,” Deacon told us. “But I’m really grateful that many editors are sticking around this year. And of course, I’m looking forward to having Rihanna there.” (Another draw is the official debut of his jewelry line on the Spring runway.)
Deacon was surrounded by a lovely cheerleading squad: models Iris Strubegger, Hanne Gaby Odiele, and Eniko Mihalik. The lattermost wore a short black skirt with spiky studs that turned out to be a fierce way to make room in a crowd. Strubegger donned a pair of Deacon’s lavender suede thigh-high boots that made her a cut above the rest. Surveying the crowd in the gilded room, the towering redhead had the best view in the house. “I love these boots. I can see everything from up here!” she said.
Supreme’s Fall 2009 show package hit our desks today—the first of the season— and it shows absolutely no signs of economy-induced restraint. In keeping with one of Spring’s key trends, the harem pant-heavy Marrakech Express, the agency captured Suvi, Behati , Hanne, and the rest of its genetically gifted crew in various states of undress and packaged the images in an ornate, gold and royal purple box that’s sure to catch the eye of any casting agent with a Scheherezade