7 posts tagged "Lea T"
For more than two decades, United Colors of Benetton has pushed the boundaries of fashion advertising, blurring the lines between commerciality and social commentary (for example, in the nineties, they launched ads depicting AIDS activist David Kirby on his deathbed, and in 2011, they ran their UNHATE campaign, which featured an image of President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao kissing). Spring ’13, while perhaps more direct on the fashion front, is no exception. The brand pulled together a group of compelling personalities, like pink-haired Charlotte Free, Sudanese model and activist Alek Wek, Tunisian model Hanaa Ben Abdesslem, and transgender model Lea T, among others, to celebrate color (while wearing Benetton, of course) in personal video interviews and vivid photographs. Above, the brand has shared an exclusive behind-the-scenes image from what looks like a fantastically rowdy campaign shoot, and below, watch Benetton’s candid video with Lea T.
To view more of the campaign, visit www.benetton.com.
What’s not to like about model Lea T‘s off-duty get-up? Lea’s street-style look serves as a reminder that a basic leather miniskirt can be the perfect transition piece. And with New York fashion week just a little over a month away, you can never have too many of those in your wardrobe. The catwalker paired her easy-to-wear leather skirt with an iconic Givenchy Rottweiler T-shirt from the Fall 2011 menswear collection and knee-high boots from the pre-Fall range (which are almost completely sold out at Barneys and Net-a-Porter). Here, we’ve picked out a few of our favorite leather numbers to get her look now.
From top left to right: T by Alexander Wang miniskirt, $425, available at www.shopbop.com; Milly “Delphine” skirt, $495, available at www.bloomindales.com; Theyskens’ Theory textured-leather skirt, $635, available at www.net-a-porter.com; 3.1 Phillip Lim zip skirt, $695, available at www.lagarconne.com.
Today in Paris, Riccardo Tisci presented his Fall ’11 Haute Couture collection, a 10-look range with all of the designer’s customary layers of sheers and cutouts, ruffles and appliqués. (Not making a return appearance, however: Tisci’s transgendered assistant-turned-model-of-choice, Lea T.) Above, a first look at the mostly white new collection. Check back shortly for the all the photos, and our review.
Celebrity casting is a mainstay of Brazil’s fashion weeks, and the country’s biggest supes—Gisele, Alessandra, and Adriana among them—often make for São Paulo when runway season comes around. This season, they were joined by a few more: Ashton Kutcher, who caused a mini-sensation when he walked the Colcci show yesterday, and the fashion world’s new favorite sensation, the transgendered model Lea T.
T. is no stranger to the camera—she shot to fame with a Givenchy campaign courtesy of her friend and boss Riccardo Tisci, posed nude for Paris Vogue, and shares the cover of the latest issue of Love (and a kiss) with Kate Moss—but she’s been less frequently on the runway. This weekend marked both her catwalk moment and her triumphant homecoming when she closed Alexandre Herchcovitch’s Fall 2011 Feminino show at São Paulo fashion week. Coming back to Brazil in the glare of the public eye may not have been easy—T. has spoken openly about her father, former soccer star Toninho Cerezo, and his disapproval of her—but the crowd at SPFW embraced her wholeheartedly. Following the show, at Herchcovitch’s after-party at the Fasano hotel, a passel of boldfacers, including Osklen designer Oskar Metsavaht, Cecilia Dean, and Michael Roberts, kept her company while Paulistas snapped photos and begged for autographs.
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Riccardo Tisci is crowning a new model of the moment—just when his last discovery, his longtime assistant, transgender model Lea T., is being celebrated more than ever. His next campaign will star albino model Stephen Thompson (left) alongside Mariacarla Boscono, Daphne Groeneveld, and Iris Strubegger. Albino skin tones are “very near my world,” Tisci isaid. [WWD]
Congratulations to fashion scion David Lauren, who reportedly proposed to longtime girlfriend Lauren Bush on Friday night. [Page Six]
Step right up, dedicated shoppers: Chloe Sevigny’s Resort ’11 collection for Opening Ceremony goes on pre-sale today. Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like one of Sevigny’s Robert Mapplethorpe-print T-shirts. (But probably not for grandma’s stocking, as most of them are NSFW.) [Fashionologie]
In London, Mulberry’s on top. The resurgent brand tripled its profits in the last sixth months, was named Brand of the Year at the British Fashion Awards, and is now opening a new Bond Street flagship that’s a giant 5,400 square feet. In other words: A whole lotta Alexas. [WWD]
And speaking of London fashion, Nicole Farhi’s named a new men’s designer: Massimo Nicosia, a veteran of Pringle of Scotland and Alessandro Dell’Acqua. [Vogue U.K.]