15 posts tagged "Saskia de Brauw"
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]
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.
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]
Riccardo Tisci is famous for his meticulous casting: Rumor around Paris during men’s fashion week was that he begins casting his shows as far as six months in advance to get the perfect mix. No surprise, then, that the models who hit the boards for his Fall 2011 men’s show (including a few ladies, like Daphne Groeneveld, Saskia de Brauw, and Joan Smalls) made for one of the best lineups of the week. His Givenchy Haute Couture collection was shown in Paris today, and he’s attempted another casting coup: using only Asian models, including Ming Xi, Fei Fei Sun, Liu Wen, Shu Pei Qin, Du Juan, Ai Tominaga, and Tao Okamoto. Check it out above, and check back shortly for the full Givenchy Fall 2011 couture show.
Remember the heady thrill you got when a middle school teacher announced the arrival of a new transfer student? Well, that’s exactly how we feel about the crop of new faces promised each season. The countdown to NYFW has begun, and it’s only a matter of days before Fall show packages start rolling in. Who will be the next Arizona or Lindsey? Only time will tell, but for now, here’s a primer on the ones to watch next month.
A close runner-up for our Spring Top Ten list, 19-year-old Anais Pouliot (above) walked in 37 shows last season and has since had editorials in W and Vogue Nippon. The Canadian stunner with a Wixson-rivaling pout worked the pre-fall circuit like a pro. We’re willing to bet on a huge second season.
Saskia de Brauw (left) started modeling at 16 before quitting to go to art school. Now the 29-year-old Amsterdam native is back. She walked directional Spring shows like Balenciaga and Givenchy–where she’s become a house favorite (she starred in the latest ad campaign and pre-fall lookbook)–and can be found posing alongside Daphne Groeneveld in the February issue of Paris Vogue. COACD‘s Douglas Perrett summed it up nicely: “Saskia will kill it this season.”
A relative mystery until last week’s Alexander Wang ad campaign announcement, Aymeline Valade is now catching the attention of casting directors everywhere. A Balenciaga runway turn (she also posed for the pre-fall lookbook), Vogue Turkey cover, and a Craig McDean spread in the latest Interview indicates this Frenchwoman is on the fast track to supe-dom.
What, no Russians? Hardly. A cute name and even cuter face scored Pevek-born Juju Ivanyuk opening spots at Alexander McQueen and Celine. But the 18-year-old really skyrocketed during pre-fall, doing lookbooks for McQueen, Narciso Rodriguez, Philosophy, and Vera Wang. No wonder she was a shoo-in for today’s Christian Dior Haute Couture show. Check her out in Look 22.