You know something is extra fantastic when you can only respond with Anne of Green Gables gifs. This is how it is DONE, SON. From the venue, New York’s fabled Ziegfeld theater where the art of spectacle was invented, to the presentation, with the girls walking the red carpet, being photographed by the paparazzi, and then walking the aisles of the theater as a band played, to the collection itself, this all works together perfectly as a wonderful tribute to Americana through out the ages. From vintage film actress dresses to bandstand festooning to Letterman jackets to Bowie-esque blue suits to motorcycle jackets and everything in between, Marc Jacobs showed all of these important pieces of fashion from the last century done his way, with a cheekiness and a delight that so many other designers lack. All this plus some amazing casting, including Beth freaking Ditto. I think my only complaint about this show was that the girls were all so unsmiling. If there was ever a reason to have some happy models, this collection was it. You can read more about the references to past icon fashion moments here, and watch the video of the show here.
The 2015 Pirelli calendar is a triumph! Steven Meisel photographs a diverse set of models, including Natalia Vodianova, Joan Smalls, Candice Huffine, Karen Elson, and Gigi Hadid, all posed like perfect little naughty pin-up cupcakes. I love every shot!
Ellen von Unwerth’s been a long time favorite of both myself and Bo – her celebration of fun, pretty ladies, retro looks and female sexuality creates a world that, in our eyes, is exactly the way the world should look. This month EVU has two edits in Vogue Brazil, a perfect venue for her brightly coloured, highly stylized photos. I also found these amazing pictures of Bjork from 1993 that I’ve never seen before, showing her when she was a baby pixie princess and not the otherworldly queen she is now. It’s amazing to see how much she’s changed while still keeping that internal spark that makes her her.
Adriana Lima for Vogue Brazil, September 2014
Alessandra Ambrosio for Vogue Brazil, Septmeber 2014
Bjork for Vogue Italia September 1993
Nadja Auermann, Kirsty Hume & Jaime Rischar for Vogue US, March 1995
The Pirelli calendar is a great fashion myth, actually seen by few, talked about by many. Next year’s calendar is shot by Steven Meisel, who’s past work with Madonna is a great indication of the level of unabashed sex that will fill the twelve months. These just released behind the scenes pictures, taken by Marc Regasm reveal the ladies of next year – supers like Adriana Lima, newbies like Gigi Habib and the gorgeous plus sized model Candice Huffine, all decked out in latex and corsets and knee socks and Jesus H Christ this is a lot of fetishy wonderment.