15 posts tagged "Saskia de Brauw"
Tamy Glauser is a leader in the new wave of gender-bending models. The 28-year-old Swiss tomboy had a breakout moment today on the Givenchy menswear runway in Paris, where her shaved head, fierce gaze, sharp cheekbones, and lanky frame fit right in with the rest of the guys in the cast (plus several other Riccardo Tisci favorites, including Saskia de Brauw, Jenny Shimizu, and Ashleigh Good). Glauser (left, note the “Garcons” sweater) debuted at the Spring shows, walking in Vivienne Westwood and Jean Paul Gaultier, where they spray-painted her hair red to channel Annie Lennox. “When I went to the [Jean Paul Gaultier] casting, it was two o’clock in the morning. I didn’t have heels, and I didn’t know what the designer looked like, because I didn’t really have anything to do with fashion before. After walking for him, he said he liked my look and told me I got the job,” she told Style.com. Since then, it’s been a whirlwind of change for Glauser, who recently relocated from Zurich to Paris, and just shot a menswear editorial (out this February) alongside fellow androgynous star of the moment, Casey Legler, who is the first female model on Ford’s men’s board.
Before beginning her modeling career, Glauser was paying her bills by working in bars and restaurants, with the occasional acting gig on the side. Earlier this year, she starred in an award-winning music video for popular European dubstep musician Joachim Garraud. Back in 2000, Glauser was an Olympics-bound swimmer on the Swiss National Team (her events were the 400- and 800-meter freestyle), but she decided not to pursue becoming a professional athlete, adding, “Swimmers have the weirdest bodies anyways, and I already don’t like my broad shoulders.” Glauser takes each new chapter of her life in stride, and is fully embracing modeling for the moment. “I like being in front of the camera. It gives me the chance to put my shyness away and be someone else,” she explained. “I don’t have an exact future in mind. In this industry, one day it’s one way and the next day it’s another. I feel like if you expect anything, you might get disappointed, so I try not to have any expectations and just appreciate the present.” Chances are, we’ll be seeing more of Glauser at the Fall shows in February.
The fashion houses are releasing their Spring campaigns in full force, a holiday gift of sorts to online-fashion newsmongers in the slow days leading up to Christmas. Next up is Saint Laurent, where Hedi Slimane chose Spring ’13 show opener Julia Nobis to star. Following Saskia de Brauw’s gender-bending turn in the SL men’s campaign, we’d half hoped for a guy to cross the aisle on this one, but all the same: Merry Christmas to us!
Tonight in Paris, Karl Lagerfeld unveiled his fourth collection for Tod’s Group’s Hogan label, followed by a private bash held in his honor to celebrate. Here, in this making of the Fall ’12 ad campaign video, he describes his latest efforts for the label as “elegant, young, graphic, bright.” Above, get a sneak peek at the clothes and watch Karl and his model, Saskia de Brauw, in action.
Karlie Kloss Makes A Tumblr, J.W. Anderson Debuts His Aldo Collaboration, Balenciaga’s Patti Smith-Inspired Campaign, And More
Model-of-the-moment Karlie Kloss was inspired by her friend Coca Rocha to start a Tumblr, called Kloss Gloss, which she launched this week. She has posted her latest editorials and a behind-the-scenes video from her Numéro shoot with Greg Kadel. [Kloss Gloss]
J.W. Anderson celebrated his collaboration with Aldo at Selfridges last night in London. The designer, along with Christian Cota and Mark Fast, was selected to work with the brand as part of the Aldo Rise initiative. [Vogue U.K.]
Patti Smith’s gritty photos in her book Just Kids served as the inspiration behind Balenciaga’s new Spring campaign. The Steven Meisel-lensed images, starring Laura Kampman, Juliane Grüner, Rosie Tapner, and Kirstin Liljegren, are shot in a torn-up bedroom much like the one in the iconic image of Smith and Sam Shepard. [Models.com]
Karl Lagerfeld’s gymnastics-themed campaign came out last month. Now Chanel has released a video that gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the shoot with Joan Smalls and Saskia de Braw. [Telegraph]
Joan Smalls and Saskia de Brauw might be a little too tall for gymnastics, but Karl Lagerfeld decided to give them a shot anyways for his Spring ’12 Chanel campaign. To Smalls’ and de Brauw’s credit, they’re looking in great form perched on those uneven bars, in their matching white Chanel pencil skirts and cropped blazers. Here, an image of the Carine Roitfeld-styled campaign, which was photographed at the picturesque Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France. We give it a 9.2.