Style.com
Subscribe to Style Magazine
18 posts tagged "Mario Sorrenti"

Calendar Girls

-------

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

Mario And Carine, Fashion Heroes

-------



Can you ever get too much Carine Roitfeld? Not if she has anything to do with it. Since her February departure as editor in chief of Paris Vogue, the French powerhouse has worked with the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Terry Richardson, and Mario Sorrenti for Barneys’ upcoming catalog and advertising campaign (she’s even a model in it), all while working on her forthcoming 400-page tome and a 72-page cover story for V magazine‘s heroes-themed September issue.

“The theme is Elizabeth Taylor, trying to capture her glamour and her mystery in fashion shoots,” V‘s Stephen Gan tells Style.com.

Roitfeld, who collaborated with her close friend Mario Testino on the project, told Style.com about their huge undertaking months ago in New York before jetting off to London and Paris for the rest of the shoot.

The issue doesn’t hit newsstands until September 8, but today, Style.com has the exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of Carine, Mario, and Stephen at work with models Candice Swanepoel, Ian Mellencamp, and Anais Mali and makeup artist Tom Pecheux.

Iselin Steiro And Simon Nessman Channel Noir For Emporio Armani

-------

For Fall, Giorgio Armani channeled film noir for his Emporio Armani collection. For the accompanying campaign, Armani and his lensman, Mario Sorrenti, mined the same vein—this time mixed with the urban sensibility that underscores the Emporio label. Iselin Steiro and Simon Nessman star in the print spots, as well as Sorrenti’s murky, atmospheric new video, debuting exclusively here on Style.com. The print ads have already begun to appear in July glossies; check out the video above, and keep reading to go behind the scenes with Sorrenti, Steiro, and Nessman on set. Continue Reading “Iselin Steiro And Simon Nessman Channel Noir For Emporio Armani” »

Carine Roitfeld Comes To Barneys

-------

It’s been a fashion-world parlor game to guess at Carine Roitfeld’s next move, as the former Paris Vogue editrix gets clocked around town in Paris and New York. This morning, the picture became a little clearer: Barneys New York has announced that Roitfeld will team with Mario Sorrenti and the store’s creative director, Dennis Freedman, on its next ad campaign. “Carine is a one-of-a-kind talent. She is both a muse and an inspiration,” Freedman said in a release. “She has extraordinary individual style and infectious passion, and I have always admired her work.” The campaign, which will bow for Fall 2011, will be featured in Barneys windows, in mailings, and online, and will include a short film shot by Sorrenti as well.

Photo: Ana Clara Garmendia / GoRunway.com

Exclusive: Visionaire 60 By Riccardo Tisci

-------

As if it wasn’t enough to design women’s, men’s, and couture, not to mention land one of the biggest Oscars gets of them all in Cate Blanchett, not to mention maintaining the front-runner position in the who-will-replace-Galliano-at-Dior guessing game, Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci has revealed exclusively to Style.com that he’s collaborated with Visionaire on its 60th issue. The topic? Only Tisci’s favorite, of course: religion. The designer curated the entire issue, and all of the work was specially commissioned for the project with the exception of two photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe. Tisci’s one stipulation to his collaborators: no Givenchy credits. Among the contributions, Karl Lagerfeld photographed Carine Roitfeld, Paolo Canevari envisioned Franca Sozzani as a saint, and Givaudan perfumer Yann Vasnier created a Religion scent. Tisci’s proudest achievements: convincing Helmut Lang to participate—”he’s my god,” says the designer—and working on a project with the performance artist Marina Abramović, whom he calls his mother. “Any religion, it’s like a family,” he said. And he means it. The limited-edition issue is a leather-wrapped 228-page hardbound book complete with a case inspired by a church altarpiece. It will be released in June and retail for $425 at select bookstores worldwide and at Givenchy flagship stores. Continue Reading “Exclusive: Visionaire 60 By Riccardo Tisci” »