44 posts tagged "Mario Testino"
This summer’s athletic champions may have left London in August, but the city’s Olympic hangover lives on. Case in point, last night’s 58th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards, which, held in association with Burberry, bestowed the Beyond Theatre honor upon Danny Boyle for his eccentric opening ceremony extravaganza. Naturally, anyone who can convince the queen to parachute with James Bond and seamlessly assemble a show with Paul McCartney, somersaulting NHS patients, and an inflatable Lord Voldemort is deserving of recognition. Team Great Britain gold medalist Victoria Pendleton handed the director his award at the Savoy Theatre. But she wasn’t the only one keeping with the theme. Burberry favorite Jourdan Dunn, on hand to celebrate along with BFF Cara Delevingne, Mario Testino, and more, was a vision in (Olympic) gold. And though she’s second place to no one, Dame Judi Dench picked up her Golden Seagull award—for contributions to global theater—in silver.
Adriana Lima (pictured) is making history. The Brazilian model and Victoria’s Secret Angel is the first pregnant model to appear in the Pirelli calendar. Lima is expecting her second child with her husband, basketball player Marko Jaric. The 2013 edition of the famed calendar, which is known for its risqué photos, was shot in Brazil by Steve McCurry. [Telegraph]
Have you met Miss Wu? That’s the name of Jason Wu’s contemporary line created in collaboration with Nordstrom, named after the designer’s emblem of a hand-drawn owl. The collection will start with ready-to-wear, followed by accessories in 2014. “Instead of just doing ‘Jason Wu-for-less,’ the idea is to explore the other side of myself,” says Wu. [WWD]
Michael Kors is all about old Hollywood glamour, and it really shows in his Fall campaign. The designer tapped models Karmen Pedaru and Simon Nessman to play modern-day versions of the iconic pairing Carole Lombard and Clark Gable, in a Mario Testino-lensed photo shoot set in Los Angeles. This is the fifth time that the models have worked together for Kors. [WWD]
In other ad campaign news, the McQ Alexander McQueen Fall 2012 campaign, starring models Aymeline Valade and Arthur Gosse, has just been released. Valade sports a mullet-like blond ‘do in the minimalist black-and-white photos, shot by David Sims. [M-c-Q.com]
Ab Fab is getting on the Olympics bandwagon. The famous duo, Eddy and Patsy, is set to star in a special Olympics episode that will air on Monday, July 23. The funny pair will embark on a wild series of Olympics-related events, including Patsy lighting her cigarette using the Olympic torch. Stella McCartney, Dame Kelly Holmes, and Dame Tanni Grey Thompson will also make appearances. [Vogue U.K.]
Top models Karlie Kloss, Lily Donaldson, Constance Jablonski, Isabeli Fontana, Izabel Goulart, and Edita Vilkeviciute were among the guests who flocked to Peru to celebrate the opening of Mario Testino’s Asociación Mario Testino—a.k.a. MATE—a non-profit organization promoting Peruvian art. While Testino’s work will be on permanent display, an inaugural exhibition will open to the public on July 17. [MATE]
When supermodel Doutzen Kroes saw the recent cover of Vogue China, she was surprised at what she saw. The magazine had photoshopped her image so that she looked as though she only had one leg. “I think photoshopping is OK until something like that happens,” she said. “You don’t want to lose one of your limbs.” Agreed. [Page Six]
Raf Simons’ Couture debut at Christian Dior had everybody talking. The floral arrangements were just as head-turning as the clothes. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the million-flower setup of peonies, goldenrod, dahlias, and more, which were cut and arranged to decorate five salons. [Telegraph]
The men of Brazil are in for a treat. Gucci is opening a men’s store in São Paulo on July 21. The 3,600-square-foot shop will be Gucci’s sixth men’s-only outpost and will include a full range of menswear, accessories, and luggage, as well as a made-to-measure tailoring program. [WWD]
Taylor Swift just gave Lady Gaga a run for her money—literally. The country pop singer has taken reign as the highest-earning star under 30 years old, taking in an impressive $57 million. Gaga’s earnings dropped from $90 million to $52 million (still not too shabby), landing her the fourth spot on the list, along with Adele, Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Kristen Stewart. [Vogue U.K.]
Francesca Eastwood, daughter of actor Clint Eastwood, is the latest celebrity to find herself in the center of a Twitter and Facebook media storm. On the latest episode of the family’s new reality show Mrs. Eastwood & Company, the 18-year-old and her artist boyfriend set fire to a $100,000 crocodile Hermès Birkin bag before taking a chainsaw to it, all in the name of art. [Telegraph]
Kanye West showed his short film Cruel Summer in Cannes last week, but it’s not the film that has people talking, it’s the over-the-top pyramid where he showed it. The structure, which featured a panoramic backdrop of Cannes, was built by Rem Koolhaas’s architecture firm OMA, to seat 200. Word on the street is that the film and the pyramid will be making their way around the world. [Styleite]
Richard Nicoll’s bridal collection for Topshop makes its debut today. Of his first official foray into bridal, the designer says the seven-piece capsule collection of short and full-length dresses is “a modern affordable alternative to meringue culture.” [Vogue U.K.]
Say hello to Burberry’s new campaign couple, actress Gabriella Wilde and musician Roo Panes. The duo shows off the label’s latest offerings in the cinematic, London-themed shoot, photographed by Mario Testino at the Royal Naval College. [Telegraph]