68 posts tagged "Naomi Campbell"
Nick Knight—famed photographer, founder of SHOWstudio, and all-around digital fashion maverick—has always been ahead of the curve. So no one expected his Spring ’13 campaign for Chinese luxury retailer Lane Crawford to be a traditional photo spread. This season, Knight teamed up with stylist Katy England and enlisted model Ming Xi to star in digital images and films, which he created with 3-D scanning. “Three-D is a step toward the future of our visual language, which was why I started SHOWstudio,” Knight told Style.com. Knight has been fascinated with this particular method of image making (it’s also used for video games) for fifteen years and has, in the past, done 3-D scans of Lady Gaga, Kate Moss, and Naomi Campbell. The ads—which will appear online, in outdoor media, and in print this month—make Ming Xi look like some kind of fantastic high-fashion android. Watch her strut her digital stuff in Alexander McQueen (above) and Givenchy (below), exclusively on Style.com.
The 2012 Olympic Games are gearing up to be quite the fashionable affair. More reports have surfaced that the likes of supermodels Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Lily Cole, Stella Tennant, and Georgia May Jagger are expected to strut their stuff at the closing ceremony in clothes by Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, and Vivienne Westwood. The Englishwomen are doing it for love of country rather than financial reward—they’ll receive only 1 pound sterling each for their participation. [Telegraph]
In other supermodel news, Miranda Kerr divulged some of her secrets to Vogue U.K. The Victoria’s Secret stunner says she wanted to be a gymnast when she was younger, but that she was too tall and that modeling was never part of her life plan. Kerr also addressed the rumors of her talent for singing. “I love singing for my own benefit,” she said. “But will there be an album one day? Who knows? It’s not on my schedule right now.” [Vogue U.K.]
Congratulations are in order for Carolina Herrera. The designer will be the recipient of the Superstar Award at Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars gala this coming fall. Herrera joins the ranks of fellow designers Donna Karan, Giorgio Armani, Karl Lagerfeld, Oscar de la Renta, and Nicolas Ghesquière. The annual event will take place on October 25 with a Dreamcatchers theme. [WWD]
How many different variations of a Louis Vuitton handbag can you make? 80,000, apparently. The French house is launching a new service starting July 30, where customers can create their own bespoke handbags at the Haute Maroquinerie, a private salon in Vuitton’s Bond Street store. [Vogue U.K.]
Last week, George Michael tweeted the news that Kate Moss would be the star of his new music video and now you can get a sneak peek at the supermodel’s performance. Unlike the barely-there bikini getup that she wore for the White Stripes, Moss dons a modest, oversized shaggy coat. Catch the full video tomorrow. [Telegraph]
Tim Hamilton has collaborated with Seth Price on Folklore U.S., an installation of paintings and fabric sculptures on display in the Friedrichsplatz Parking Garage in Kassel, Germany, as part of dOCUMENTA (13). Aligning with Price’s interest in military tailoring, Hamilton designed a collection seven garments, including a bomber jacket, flight suit, and trench coat. [Galerie Capitain]
This summer’s Olympics are drawing quite the crowd. Rumors have surfaced that some of Britain’s most iconic supermodels, like Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, will appear in the Closing Ceremony in London on August 12. The models will reportedly be wearing clothes by Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood. [Telegraph]
Kate Moss’ modeling days are brushing off on her hubby, Jamie Hince. The British rocker is starring in a new photography book entitled Dream & Drive alongside his Kills band mate Alison Mosshart. The musical duo were photographed by Kenneth Cappello and selected their favorite pics to be included in the book, due out in August. [Vogue U.K.]
It’s going to be a big year for Chloé. The French house is getting ready to celebrate its 60th anniversary, with a handful of special events lined up. The party will kick off with a September 28 exhibition at the Paris’s Palais de Tokyo prior to the release of a Rizzoli tome. Then, shortly after the label’s Paris catwalk show, creative director Clare Waight Keller will oversee the opening of a new 4,300-square-foot flagship store on the Rue Saint-Honoré. [Telegraph]
During her three decades in the business, photographer Roxanne Lowit (who is largely credited with pioneering backstage photography) captured rare moments with icons like Yves Saint Laurent, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Salvador Dalí. She’s also the shutterbug behind Backstage Dior, the 2009 tome that gave an inside glimpse at John Galliano’s ready-to-wear and Couture shows. This week, 26 photos, handpicked from the book and Lowit’s days shooting at Studio 54, go on display at the New York members-only club Parlor. Here, Style.com has an exclusive peek at some of the photos that will be included in the installation—which has no end date—launching with a birthday celebration for Lowit.