23 posts tagged "Marcus Wainwright"
Poolside with Diddy? Check. Naked with Chloë Sevigny? Check. On stage with Joss Stone? Check. During his 20-year career as a celebrity photographer for the likes of GQ, W, and Vogue, Michael Thompson has gained access to some of the most legendary names in Hollywood and the music industry, from Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts to Sting and Britney Spears. The proof’s in his new book, Portraits.
Pride of place—the cover—goes to the star Thompson remembered most fondly out of all the celebrities he’s worked with: Diddy. “He arrived on set at a giant mansion in Malibu, with the whole entourage and it was just a crazy day,” Thompson told Style.com at Bar Basque last night, where he celebrated the book with friends, including Leelee Sobieski and Adam Kimmel (above, with Thompson), Glenn O’Brien, Marcus Wainwright, David Neville, and Gucci Westman. “He always comes to the set with an idea in mind and this time, it was sort of Great Gatsby, done in a P. Diddy way.”
That’s the Diddy way. The Thompson way? “I try to create a relaxed atmosphere during hair and makeup, so it doesn’t feel like going to the dentist to get photos done,” the photographer revealed. “I wanted them to lose themselves in the process.” There’s one in particular he’s hoping will undergo that process soon: Robert De Niro. “If he would open himself up to a great still session, it would be wonderful,” Thompson said with a smile.
Spring ’12 sketches, binoculars, his kid’s artwork, a large and growing collection of Air Jordans and Adidas sneakers. That’s only part of the inventory of Rag & Bone designer and co-founder Marcus Wainwright. It’s also what you’ll find on the label’s new blog, relaunching tomorrow at Rag-bone.com. “While we have had our blog since the launch of our Web site, we are evolving our format to incorporate new features and more robust, original content,” Wainwright tells Style.com. “Our regular posts will include contributing friends of the brand who share their interests and inspirations.” Those friends include everyone from editor-slash-DJ Andrew Bevan (who shares 50 favorite tracks) to blogger Sean Sullivan of the Impossible Cool (who ticks off his picks for the first “Stuff We Love” column), as well as Hanneli Mustaparta, Wainwright, and partner David Neville. Before tomorrow’s launch, Style.com snagged the preview above.
Edita Vilkeviciute, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Sasha Pivovarova, Lily Aldridge. Sounds like the makings of a flashy ad. In fact, all four top models posed for Rag & Bone’s first-ever campaign. The difference is, they took the shots themselves or posed for pals in their living rooms and showers or on vacation. Marcus Wainwright and David Neville dreamed up the D.I.Y. project with Laird & Partners, and New Yorkers who braved the snow banks this morning might have seen the wild postings around town. When Marcus and David say D.I.Y., they mean it: The designers themselves took wheat paste to poster. On top of that, some of the ads look a lot like the flyers cleaning ladies, dog walkers, and the guitar teacher Dan Smith post with their contact numbers on the bottom, only these list the Rag & Bone Web site. Online, you’ll find more pictures of the models along with bonus material like their playlists and recipes. “They were all given the same remit, but they all turned out so different,” says Wainwright. “We think they’re really representative of each girl’s character.” And that works for the brand. “Putting clothes together in your own way, having your own style—that’s something that resonates with us,” he adds. Later this year, customers will be able to post pictures of themselves wearing Rag & Bone to the Web site. Check out a teaser video about the project and more exclusive shots direct from the girls’ digi-cams, below. Continue Reading “Edita, Abbey, Sasha, And Lily Take It To The Streets” »