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17 posts tagged "Mario Sorrenti"

Thirty-Five Years Later, Lori Goldstein Is Still Excited

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Lori Goldstein

If you’ve picked up an issue of W, Vogue Italia, or Vanity Fair in the last thirty-five years, you’ve probably seen the work of Lori Goldstein. Famed for her expertly piled-on, more-is-more aesthetic (with the exception of that iconic Demi Moore cover, on which the actress appeared nude, pregnant, and accessorized only with diamonds), Goldstein has collaborated with all the greats—from Donatella Versace to Annie Leibovitz to Mario Testino. On November 1, the New York-based stylist (along with Harpers Design) will release Style Is Instinct, a retrospective tome comprising her most memorable photographs, with a heartfelt introduction from close friend Steven Meisel. “It’s kind of the crescendo of my styling career,” offered Goldstein, who currently serves as the editor at large at Elle and designs her own line for QVC. While sitting in her closet, which Goldstein told us is filled with “every Proenza tie-dye shirt, Dries Van Noten’s entire Fall collection, and plenty of print and embellishment,” the image-maker talks the art of styling, how the industry has changed, and why, “after 400 years” in the biz, she’s still excited.

In Steven Meisel’s introduction to the book, he calls you an artist. Do you feel that styling is an art?
You know, if you had asked me that ten years ago, I probably would have laughed. I do, and honestly, not to use that term loosely, but I think that I’ve learned that when you follow your heart and you do something that you love and you’re creative, that you have an artist’s mind, and that your lifestyle is very different. I think tapping into that for all of us is so important. So today, I have to say, yes.

"Style Is Instinct" by Lori GoldsteinThe title of the book is Style Is Instinct. When did you first realize that you had the instinct for style? When I was born. That’s been my gift through life. I’ve just always loved beautiful things; I was always attracted to putting things together; I always loved playing with clothes; I loved, loved, loved clothes. I didn’t even call it “fashion,” because that’s a whole other thing. I was drawn to sparkly, gorgeous things. I was born in Ohio, and somehow I just saw the beauty in it all, thank God.

How do you feel that the role of the stylist has changed throughout the course of your career?
That’s one of the reasons I wanted to do the book. We all know how it’s changed—it’s become much more of a business. When I started going to shows, it was like Helmut Lang and Ann Demeulemeester, and this really organic, just awesome creative time; I was so lucky. I worked at Allure. We did Vogue Italia. And there was really no such thing as credits. We just did whatever we wanted, which was amazing. But I love the time now because I also love a challenge. Today there are parameters and there are rules, but within that, you’ve got to make something incredible. Continue Reading “Thirty-Five Years Later, Lori Goldstein Is Still Excited” »

Mad (For) Max

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In the waning hours of 2012, New York Times critic Cathy Horyn took to her blog to weigh in on her favorites of the year and the bright spots of the year to come. Among the winners were likely choices such as Dior and Céline, but more unusual was La Horyn’s calling out of a few key Spring ad campaigns. Two of her three picks—Inez and Vinoodh’s for Miu Miu and Steven Meisel’s for Prada—you’ve already seen on Style File. The third is Mario Sorrenti’s for Max Mara: “The approach is reductive and strong,” she wrote. “You suspect he said, ‘Let’s just make something that is beautiful.’ ” In the service of displaying and promoting the beautiful, here it is.

Photo: Mario Sorrenti / Courtesy of Max Mara

Kate On Kate

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If modeling has a G.O.A.T., it’s got to be Kate the Great—and without much competition. It’s hard to imagine most other models earning a full tome dedicated to their greatest hits; Moss’ comes out from Rizzoli next month, designed by Fabien Baron and with text by Jefferson Hack and Jess Hallett. Above, an exclusive shot of Kate clutching Kate. She’s got the Testino cover in her mits—shot in Arles in 1996—but it’s only one of eight possible versions. The others, below, include shots by (left to right, top to bottom) Craig McDean, Inez & Vinoodh, David Sims, Corinne Day, Juergen Teller, Mario Sorrenti, and Mert & Marcus.

Photos: Ally Landale; Courtesy of Rizzoli

Manish Down At Paco Rabanne, Get Your “Yeezy” Necklace Now, And More…

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What’s a week in fashion news without the swing of a revolving door? Word came this morning that Paco Rabanne and its artistic director, Manish Arora, have parted ways after two seasons. [WWD]

Kanye West’s $6,000 hoof heels aren’t the only items from his clothing collection to make their way into an actual store; Colette is now carrying his gold “Yeezy” necklace, too, the one he wore during his Givenchy-clad appearance (pictured) at Occupy Wall Street. [Rolling Stone]

Those minimum-age requirements for runway models (and now, Vogue models) don’t apply everywhere. Natalia Vodianova’s 6-year-old daughter, Neva Vodianova Portman, is making her modeling debut, showing off a dress in an ad campaign from children’s line Caramel to support her mom’s Naked Heart Foundation charity. [Vogue U.K.]

Mommy Sheerest? A very pregnant Julia Restoin-Roitfeld shows baby bump and more on the cover of the new i-D, lensed by Mario Sorrenti. [Styleite]

Photo: Timothy A. Clary / Getty Images

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