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Fashion’s Curvy One To Get Curvier

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The news of the day: model Lara Stone, she of the incessant “curves” references, is expecting. She and her husband, English comedian David Walliams, will have their first child next year.

Time to update the Stone files. Below, by way of catch-up, the highlights of a still-developing career in catwalking and child-bearing. Continue Reading “Fashion’s Curvy One To Get Curvier” »

Lara Stone’s Star Trek, And More Of Today’s Top Stories

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Lara Stone, a space cadet? In electro-pop duo Hot Chips’ latest music video, the gap-toothed model and face of CK One (pictured) took her strangest role to date, dressed in a pointy-shouldered jacket and low-cut bustier as the captain of a spaceship, alongside legendary actor Terence Stamp. Stone landed the gig on behalf of British comedian Peter Serafinowicz, the video’s director and friend of Stone’s husband, David Walliams. [Telegraph]

Stella McCartney is going for the gold. Less than a year after opening her Soho store, the designer is opening her first-ever standalone Adidas by Stella McCartney outpost. The shop will be located in South Kensington’s Brompton Cross, which houses stores for McCartney’s mainline and childrenswear. The designer is the creative director of the Adidas Team GB Olympic uniforms. [Vogue U.K.]

We’ve all seen Angelina Jolie’s engagement ring, but what jewels does she have to pair with it? Just ask Robert Procop. The jeweler is setting up a showcase in the South of France this summer, where his Style of Jolie collection (designed in collaboration with the actress), along with pieces from his own Exceptional Jewels collection, will be on display. [WWD]

If Bryanboy’s front-row seat wasn’t close enough to the runway, he just got a little closer. The blogger is reportedly joining the cast of America’s Next Top Model alongside judges Kelly Cutrone and model Rob Evans. This cast change is just one of several made in the past few months, since Tyra Banks gave mainstays J. Alexander, Jay Manuel, and Nigel Barker the boot. [Styleite]

The director of the year-old Brigitte Bardot fashion label, Sarah Ohana, has enlisted the help of industry insiders, including André Saraiva, Paris retailer Maria Luisa Moumaillou, and French fashion editor Viviane Blassel to create one-off items for charity. Some of the wares up for sale are a white silk gown, a gingham dress, and a black leotard, all playing off of pieces that Bardot wore in her films. A portion of the profits will be donated to the Brigitte Bardot Foundation for the protection of animals. [WWD]

 

 

 

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DVF Unveils Her Children’s Collection For Gap, Get A Mario Testino-Signed Copy Of Love, And More…

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Gap’s latest designer collaboration is all child’s play. The retailer enlisted Diane von Furstenberg to create a line that includes her signature wrap dresses and colorful prints for tots (girls age 2-14). The GapKids and BabyGap collection will hit U.S. stores March 15. [Grazia Daily]

Mario Testino photographed Kate Moss and Lara Stone for the latest cover of Love magazine and then signed 50 random copies. Only 200 issues are being printed and those lucky enough to get a copy (Dover Street Market already has a wait list) won’t know if their issue is autographed until after removing the bespoke packaging. [Love]

Marking the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death, a new exhibition centered on the icon is set to open March 9 at the Getty Images Gallery in London. The museum’s Marilyn show will present the celebrity’s original dresses, unreleased photographs, and a new short film. [Vogue U.K.]

Speaking of memorabilia, tabloids were reminded just how much Americans love it last week. After Whitney Houston’s death on February 11, People, Us Weekly, and In Touch scrambled to include coverage on the star, and reportedly all three publications saw spikes in sales after putting Houston on the cover. [WWD]

Photo: Colette.fr.mandi

Calendar Girls

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When shooting the 2012 Pirelli Calendar, Mario Sorrenti lived out a fantasy most men would kill for: He spent a week in Corsica photographing 12 of the world’s most beautiful women, including Kate Moss, Joan Smalls, Natasha Poly, and Lara Stone. Naked.

“It’s different [from editorial] because you don’t have the restrictions of clothes,” Sorrenti said at a press conference teasing the calendar—aptly titled Swoon—this morning. “My inspiration was to try and capture natural beauty and do something sensual and not over-the-top. There were times where it was very intimate, just the model and myself, taking pictures.”

Intimate may be a polite word for what it was. Certainly the subjects seemed to feel in the mood. “Hanging out naked, having your picture taken—it’s so sexy,” said Lara Stone (who doesn’t need much help in that department anyway). “He adores women, he really loves the female form and everything about it,” said Moss in the “making of” video screened at the event. And the love is mutual: “He makes you feel comfortable—he’s the only person I would take my clothes off for,” said Milla Jovovich, who has known Sorrenti since they were both teenagers.

Both Jovovich and Moss were two of the first girls Sorrenti photographed, because, as he explained, “I started with the girls I am closest to and work with all the time. Kate I have known for 20 years or so—I can’t do this without her, she has to be a part of it.” He later photographed some of the newer girls, like Japanese actress Rinko Kukuchi and Margareth Made. The results of their labor are in the form of 25 pictures, 18 black-and-white and seven in color, presented in a canvas portfolio (a new format for the 2012). “I couldn’t figure out what girl should be what month, so we just let that go,” said the photographer. The months, after all, aren’t the important part of this calendar anyways.

Photo: Mario Sorrenti / 2012 Pirelli Calendar

Carine Roitfeld: Agent Provocateuse

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Today we published a preview of Carine Roitfeld’s new book Irreverent, which Rizzoli is releasing in mid-October. Roitfeld watchers will recall many of the images we’ve posted. There’s Carine as arch provocateur, staging a portrait of the luminous Eniko Mihalik with an octogenarian’s hands, and another with a nude model sipping from an enormous bottle of Chanel eau de cologne. And then there’s Carine in career-maker mode. We’ve included her first shoots with Crystal Renn and Lara Stone, both of whom owe no small part of their fame to the visionary editor in chief of Paris Vogue. “I love how she’s almost naked here,” Roitfeld says of the Terry Richardson-lensed shot of Stone. “It seems like a good beginning.”

To my eyes, the most striking shots depict Roitfeld combining both instincts. I’m talking about Eva Herzigova playing a butcher for a Mario Testino portfolio in The Face circa 1997. Nothing says man-eater quite like a gorgeous blonde with a bloody pile of gnawed bones in her lap. Roitfeld has included a thank-you note from the model alongside the spread. “The ‘Butcher’ story we did gave me the chance to be seen and understood as a model with a much vaster potential…” writes Herzigova. “I had this pin-up label attached to me for so long that it seemed impossible to shed it. Thanks to your and Mario’s imagination you helped me to be liberated from this.”

Which images resonate with you? Let us know below.


Photos: Terry Richardson / Paris Vogue / November 2006 / Courtesy of Rizzoli (Lara Stone); Mario Testino / The Face / 1997 / Courtesy of Rizzoli (Eva Herzigova)