7 posts tagged "Justin Bieber"
It’s been five years since Katie Grand put a naked Beth Ditto on the first cover of Love magazine. “I had a lot to prove,” said the editor in chief of her early days at the publication. Now, after a slew of infamous stars (Kate Moss, Lea T, and Justin Bieber among them), Grand has selected a less likely face for her tenth issue—Minnie Mouse. “I wanted to do something that was sweet and charming, and Minnie was quite easy to understand,” she explained. Dubbed the Sweetie Issue, the Fall ’13 edition also features Mert & Marcus-lensed covers with Edie Campbell, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Chiharu Okunugi, and Cara Delevingne—each of whom don custom mouse ears by Gucci, Loewe, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, or Jake and Dinos Chapman for Louis Vuitton. Inside, Miuccia Prada makes her modeling debut, Tim Walker snaps a lion, Mert & Marcus pose for a smooch with everyone’s favorite rodent (below), and Marc Jacobs interviews Jessica Lange. Just before running into Jacobs’ Paris studio, Grand called Style.com to talk kitsch, her demanding persona, and Delevingne’s shoot, which the model did on no sleep and sans makeup.
You’ve had everyone from Beth Ditto to Kate Moss to Lea T on your cover. Which has been most significant for you?
From the minute I started talking to Condé Nast about working together, I knew that I wanted Beth on our first cover. I just didn’t really care about what anyone said. When Beth, who had never met Mert & Marcus, arrived at the Chateau Marmont, where we were photographing, she ran in completely naked and said, “I’m here!” And I was like, “Yeah, good for you. You are everything that I want you to be.” She was perfect for that project.
Cara Delevingne, who has become sort of a Love fixture, is on one of the Fall ’13 covers. What draws you to Cara, and what makes her such a sensation at the moment?
I think she is a really nice, very sweet girl. She will travel across the Atlantic to do anything for me. I love that for this shoot, she actually hadn’t been to bed. It was the day after her DKNY party, so I was a little nervous about having booked her. I just thought, Oh, my God, this poor thing, she’s got to have this massive party, and then she has to come to work for the cover. Usually you don’t see Cara for the first couple hours of a shoot because she has very cleverly hidden herself under a table to sleep somewhere. But this time, we managed to get her hair done, and then we immediately pulled her in front of the camera without makeup. She literally didn’t even have base on, she hasn’t been to bed, and, you know, that’s a thing that you can do when you’re 21. And it’s great. Continue Reading “Katie Grand Is Still in Love” »
Gucci and Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation are set to unveil a new version of Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in America at the Cannes Film Festival next month, toasted with a dinner and party at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc thrown by Gucci creative director Frida Giannini, Vanity Fair editor in chief Graydon Carter, and PPR chairman and chief executive officer François-Henri Pinault. [WWD]
Lady Gaga has reportedly joined the cast of Men in Black 3, alongside Tim Burton and Justin Bieber. The film’s director, Barry Sonnenfeld, has “confirmed that she will appear on an alien surveillance board,” but it is not yet known whether she will act as herself or play a character—though the difference between those two, one imagines, would be slight. [Vogue U.K.]
In celebration of the re-release of the Disney classic Cinderella this fall, Christian Louboutin is designing his own version of a glass slipper, to debut this summer. “I have been so lucky to have crossed paths with Cinderella, an icon who is so emblematic to the shoe world as well as the dream world,” says Louboutin. [WWD]
Japanese artist and Marc Jacobs collaborator Takashi Murakami will open a new branch of his company, Kaikai Kiki, complete with a gallery in Germany tomorrow, coinciding with Berlin Gallery Weekend. The new outpost, named Hidari Zingaro Berlin, is Murakami’s first exhibition space outside of Japan. [Art Info]
Mariacarla Boscono For YSL, Justin Bieber Fronts V‘s First-Ever Music Issue, Kate Middleton Rocks McQueen (Again), And More…
Yves Saint Laurent switched things up for its Spring 2012 ad campaign, enlisting David Sims to shoot it instead of Inez and Vinoodh, who have shot the label’s ads for the past nine seasons. The campaign stars Mariacarla Boscono wearing two looks from the collection. [HuffPo]
Bill Cunningham will be receiving the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence in April at a gala benefit held at the Waldorf-Astoria. The award is for Cunningham’s “devotion to chronicling fashion for nearly 50 years, as well as his role in inspiring philanthropy.” [WWD]
They didn’t photograph the YSL campaign this season, but Inez and Vinoodh shot the cover of V Magazine‘s first music issue, starring Justin Bieber. The issue is due out January 12. [Page Six]
Kate Middleton stepped out in a black velvet Alexander McQueen dress for The Sun newspaper’s Military Awards Monday night. She accessorized the look with “a ruby and diamond necklace and bracelet given to her as a wedding present by a family friend.” [Telegraph]
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana hosted a party in Milan for Justin Bieber. While Dolce admits that “it might be slightly premature to talk about him as a style icon,” he’s definitely dressing the Dolce & Gabbana part at the moment (left)—just us, or do you see a slight resemblance here? [Vogue U.K.]
Happy birthday to Anna Dello Russo, who celebrated hers on Saturday. Tributes of shoe cards and blog-design-mimicking birthday cakes have already come pouring in, so we’ll just add our good wishes to the pile. [Styleite]
Speaking of birthdays, last week, Dame Vivienne Westwood celebrated her 70th. Her friend and sometime campaign star Pamela Anderson got her what might just be the perfect present: 70 acres of rain forest. [Telegraph]
And Racked checks in with Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman’s men’s fashion director Nick Wooster, who sounds off on the must-have menswear item of the moment: the pocket square. [Racked]