182 posts tagged "Kate Moss"
AnOther Fashion Book, a greatest hits compilation of the fashion photography that has been featured in AnOther Magazine and AnOther Man over the past eight years, makes its stateside debut today—and we have Karl Lagerfeld to thank for it. Well, not entirely. “It was actually Karl who came up with the idea of doing a book,” explains AnOther founder and editor in chief Jefferson Hack, who edited the collection. “I was at the atelier in Rue Cambon, and he said to me, you know, you have this amazing archive, you should compile something that can be available and accessible to people as a resource. And,” Hack adds, “he said he’d publish it.” Needless to say, that was a pitch Hack was eager to run with. The first in a series of three book to be published by Lagerfeld’s imprint 7L and distributed via Steidl, AnOther Fashion Book features work by photographers such as Terry Richardson, Craig McDean, Mario Sorrenti, and Nick Knight. A book of portraits from the magazines will follow this fall, and a collection of AnOther and AnOther Man interviews will round out the trilogy next year. Here, Hack talks to Style.com about stripping out, slowing down, hanging Kate Moss, and dancing.
One of the things that intrigues me about this book is that you’ve let the images stand on their own. There’s no layout, no dates, no captions—no suggestion, really, that they were ever published in a magazine.
That was one of the first decisions we made when we began working on the book—to strip the magazine element out. This isn’t a book about AnOther Magazine. It’s a book about photography, and we wanted it to feel timeless. So we’ve taken the most stirring images and laid them out simply and created a running order that’s non-chronological, nonlinear. And not even entire spreads, often—just selections. My hope is that people who have never seen a copy of AnOther will come to this book and find it compelling.
I just got back from shooting Style.com’s video of the Topshop opening this morning. The line wasn’t too long when we got there at 9 a.m., and the first people in line had only been waiting since 6 a.m. I sort of wanted to see sleeping bags but, hey, we’re in a recession. (I’m not sure what that means, but I like to blame everything on the R-Monster.) Not surprisingly, the line was young and too-cool-for-school, sometimes too cool to be interviewed. (Their loss!) There was a crazy group of girls from London who had flown in just for the opening, but then there was a guy who lived around the corner and decided to get in line while walking his pug. Sir Philip Green was across the street standing in front of Yellow Rat Bastard, just surveying the scene and chatting on the phone. We went in right before the store opened. By that point, the line curved around the corner to Crosby Street. Inside, Sir Philip gave the staff a pep talk—and asked them to keep things under control and take care of the customers. A nice touch, I thought. Kate Moss was wearing her own Topshop emerald green gown with a little leather jacket and was biting her nails like crazy before the ribbon cutting. But apparently she sashayed outside like the pro that she is. They were letting people inside in shifts, so I didn’t see any crowding or hair-pulling. I bought two little printed Kate Moss dresses—without trying them on, but I’m sure I’ll be back to have a more leisurely shop. Be sure to check out our video coverage of the opening tomorrow.
Could Freida Pinto be the next Bond girl? If you believe British tabloids, then yes. [The Sun]
Gianni Versace‘s Lake Como relics are up for auction in London next Wednesday, and quite frankly, the stuff’s a steal. The pair of life-size nude wrestlers that used to watch over Versace’s Villa Fontanelle bedroom is only $55,000, which, considering you get two of them, is quite the bargain. [WWD]
American Apparel goes a little bit Brit. The L.A. label needed to come up with $51 million, stat, and London’s Lion Capital stepped in last night to help. Does this mean trenchcoats and tweeds to pair with our gold lamé hot pants? [WWD]
Lean times = fuller figures? “When the economy is tanking, what will emerge is an ideal of a fuller, plumper woman,” says some kind of doctor. Yes, Beth Ditto’s photo appears in this article. [The Daily Beast]