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17 posts tagged "Saskia de Brauw"

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. []

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]

Photo: Steven Meisel

Gymnastics In Chanel


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.

Photo: Courtesy of Chanel

The Fall Campaign Countdown Begins, An Angel Heads For The Heavens, Koop Flies The Coop, And More…


Fashionologie begins compiling the Fall ’11 ad campaign rumors and placements. Word from the fashion forums is that Kate Moss won’t be in Vuitton (a group of younger girls, possibly including Daphne Groeneveld, left, and Fei Fei Sun, may be instead), Mert & Marcus’ ads for Versace might star Saskia de Brauw, and Ralph Lauren will likely tap Sui He, the Chinese model who was the first Asian girl to open his show, for his label’s spots. [Fashionologie]

From the Department of Unexpected Announcements: Doutzen Kroes is scheduled to be on the first commercial Dutch flight to space in 2014. [Dance4Life via Racked]

Is the FLOTUS without her stylist? Designer Peter Soronen, who has designed some dresses for Michelle Obama, suggested at a recent panel that Meredith Koop, who took over First Lady styling duties from Ikram Goldman, may already be out the door. [The Cut]

And congrats to Tess Giberson—the downtown designer has just opened her first shop, on Soho’s Crosby Street. [WWD]

Photo: Luca Cannonieri /

Behind The Scenes At Viktor & Rolf’s Casting Session


The fashion flock have jetted to Paris for the last leg of the Fall 2011 défilés, and along with the editors and front-row mainstays are the runway models, of course. For Dutch duo Viktor & Rolf’s upcoming Saturday show, Andrew Weir held an intimate casting in the 11th arrondissement heavy on the boldfaced names and sprinkled with up-and-comers. Notably, Victoria’s Secret regular Candice Swanepoel, who’s coming off a strong Milan season walking Fendi and Dolce & Gabbana, wowed the casting director. “Candice is a beautiful girl who sends a hush over the room when she floats in,” Weir raved. “She reminds me of what the girls were like when I first started in this business.”

Among the casting’s other stunners were IMG’s Joan Smalls and Elite’s Caroline Brasch Nielsen, who debuted just a year ago and has already fronted Valentino and Marc Jacobs campaigns. On the fast-rising front, DNA’s Saskia de Brauw and Emily Baker are having a buzzy moment, while a few older, more established names, like Delfine Bafort, were on hand as well. For newbies, the openings are slim, but possible. “I have no rules when it comes to casting,” Weir claimed. “But in New York, I can be more experimental, while in Paris, I lean more towards elegance.” And for those looking to capitalize in Paris, the stakes are on a big exclusive. Said the casting director: “A girl can be successful in New York by walking numerous shows, while in Paris the most successful can walk one.”

Top row, above: Candice Swanepoel and Joan Smalls; Second row, above: Aymeline Valade and Delfine Bafort; Below: Marique Schimmel and Iris Egbers.

Photos: Andrew Weir

Rowley Gets Penny Wise, Stephen Colbert Fights Denim Shrinkage, Saskia Soars, And More…


Cynthia Rowley—whose brand extensions have run the gamut from Band-Aids to diapers—sits down to discuss her latest venture, Pretty Penny, which basically seeds funding to organizations she and her advisers think worthy. Their first beneficiary? Exhibition A, the online art-sale site created by her business manager, Laura Martin. [WWD]

The latest issue of Glamour names the mag’s 50 most glamorous celebrities of 2011, a list topped by Kate Winslet. Ms. W may be plenty glam, but she’s got no problem roughing it, either: “I love it when a character requires me to look less than my red-carpet best,” she said. “It’s more fun playing a character that requires you to look like dog shit.” [Glamour]

Stephen Colbert is Wagging His Finger™ at (his words) “the skinnification of the American jeanscape.” Catching his particular ire? Levi’s new “ex-girlfriend jean,” the male equivalent of the boyfriend jean, an ultra-skinny style that looks borrowed (or, as Colbert imagines, robbed) from his ex. [Racked]

Dutch beauty Saskia de Brauw (left) has been around the block once or twice, but she’s certainly having a moment now: The beauty landed not one but two international Vogue covers for March, Paris Vogue and Vogue Italia. [Fashionologie]

And famously reclusive Azzedine Alaïa emerges to interview famed stylist Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, a woman who helped mold the image of the nineties supermodel, in this month’s Interview. Don’t expect her to take too much credit. “Stylists should remain behind the scenes,” she says. “A great stylist, like a great designer, lets the work speak for itself.” [Interview]

Photo: Luca Cannoniere /