17 posts tagged "Natasha Poly"
We can always count on Paris for high-wattage casts, but we never expected to see so many supermodels this early in the week. None other than Gisele Bündchen kicked things off today by closing Balenciaga (the last time she set foot on a runway was Alexander Wang’s Fall ’12 show two years ago), where she was notably joined by familiar faces Mariacarla Boscono and Natasha Poly. Several hours later, Balmain continued to raise the bar with a lineup full of A-listers, including Angela Lindvall, Anja Rubik, Emily DiDonato, Izabel Goulart, and closer Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (who also walked in the label’s Spring show). Compared to those all-stars, the other major girls in the mix—Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn, and Edie Campbell—all but faded into the background. And then leave it to Rick Owens to throw a wrench into the works. Following his step dancers last season, the designer turned heads again by interspersing old-school veterans such as Kirsten Owen and Diana Dondoe with real, mature women (many of whom, we’re happy to say, were not sample size). But this was no street-casting job. Rather, Owens’s casting directors, Angus Munro and Noah Shelley, told Style.com that “most of the ‘women’ were part of the Owens organization.” Owens kept it fresh by keeping it in the family. Speaking of keeping it in the family, we were pleasantly surprised to see Harry Brant follow supermodel mom Stephanie Seymour when he made his runway debut at IRFE. Sadly, his older brother, Peter Brant Jr., didn’t make the cut. There’s always next season, Peter.
Steven Meisel shot the Spring ’12 Prada ad campaign in the most sensible place for the hot-rodding, fins-and-taillights collection: a gas station. Now here’s your first look at the accompanying video campaign, with Natasha Poly, Elise Crombez, Guinevere Van Seenus, Meghan Collison, Ymre Stiekema, and newcomer Katryn Kruger all strutting their stuff. Baby, you can drive my car.
Natasha Poly is on a roll with Spring campaigns. The Russian-born model scored a coveted spot in Steven Meisel’s Prada ad and is the star of this season’s Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott-lensed Dsquared² campaign. She’s also the face of Proenza Schouler‘s just-released Spring ’12 campaign, featuring their forties-inspired collection. Now, add Jil Sander to the growing list. Raf Simons enlisted Poly and Daria Strokous (who also appears in Louis Vuitton’s candy-coated campaign) for the brand’s new Willy Vanderperre-shot images (pictured). Here, the two look like they are in a horror film, but it’s a very stylish one, to say the least.
Noticed in Milan: The cream of the crop, both on and off the runway, is doing bold, belly-baring looks. If you don’t have a well-toned stomach like Natasha Poly or Karlie Kloss, the abundance of crop tops, like the sexpot lace numbers at Pucci or the red-hot tops at Dolce & Gabbana, might serve as motivation to put in a few extra gym hours before spring hits. Tommy Ton caught a few catwalkers on the street who are already wearing the trend.