Baby-faced sex instructor Ansel Elgort, freshly showered and nearly hairless, is one of the latest models in Mario Testino's ongoing Instagram photo project, "Towel Series."
The 2012 Hollywood Issue cover of Vanity Fair — shot by Mario Testino — features 11 "starlets" shot in satin and feathers for a "'20s and '30s boudoir feel." The ladies on the power panel — the left third, aka the actual newsstand cover — are Rooney Mara, Mia Wasikowska, Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain. Pariah…
Vogue's photos of Kate Moss's wedding are the centerpiece of the magazine's all-important September issue — but someone got a little over-zealous with the post-production manipulations. In Mario Testino's studio portrait of Moss and her daughter Lila Grace, several of the 8-year-old's fingers have been erased.
- Chanel is apparently turning the Musée D'Orsay in Paris into a giant, sparkly, 2,890 square foot billboard for No. 5 perfume. We hope the museum is being rewarded handsomely for its services as a host for corporate messaging. [WWD]
Last December, Condé Nast sued a fashion blogger for posting unpublished pictures from Vogue, Teen Vogue, and Lucky. The culprit? 22-year-old fashion-obsessed community college student Ross Ulrich, who once said his "heroes" were Bruce Weber, Steven Klein, and Mario Testino.
Now that January ladymag covers are coming out, we can come to some scientific conclusions about the Vogues of 2010. Who made the most covers? Which designers were most favored? Which photographers? How old was the average Vogue cover subject?
- Christy Turlington says, "There's nothing rewarding about modeling. It was a fun opportunity that allowed me to see the world but spiritually and intellectually there is nothing rewarding about the profession at all."
- Is Lady Gaga getting her butch on modeling for Vogue Hommes Japan under the pseudonym "Jo Calderone"? Nicola Formichetti styled — he works with Gaga regularly — and Nick Knight — ditto — published the pictures online. So. [ONTD]