It's a bit of a shock to see übersupermodel Gisele Bündchen without her long, luscious locks in the new Balenciaga ad — shot by Steven Klein — but she looks tough and fierce.
Besides Beyoncé and the Clydesdale, there was something else eye-catching during the Super Bowl: Calvin Klein's first-ever Super Bowl commercial. Calvin Klein Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of PVH Corp, hired creative director Fabien Baron of Baron + Baron to create the 30-second spot, shot by Steven Klein and…
Lara Stone is a successful model and we basically love seeing her everywhere. But what we don't love is seeing all the girls who look like Lara, kinda-sorta, that the modeling industry is now promoting to ubiquity. This must stop.
The October issue of the fashion magazine Numéro features an editorial spread in which French model and Estée Lauder face Constance Jablonski poses in a brown Afro wig and dark makeup with this season's second-hottest accessory: a black baby.
- "I was asked recently by a significant magazine for women over 40 to pose with a cougar, and I refused to do it because I felt it was insulting. They took away the cover." Cattrall finds the term sexist. [Extra]
The May issue of Paris Vogue features Penelope Cruz as guest editor. Inside, the shoot starring noted plus-size model Crystal Renn includes one partially nude image, in which her pubes are the focus. [NSFW]
- An Australian designer told the press that she will not extend her size range beyond an Australian 14 — roughly a U.S. 8 — because to do so would "endorse unhealthy living." Said Rosemary Masic, of label Nevenka:
We're not in the biz of dreaming up Jen-Brad drama, but it is a little weird that Steven Klein - the same guy who shot the infamous Brangelina-playing-house W spread - has now done Jen-and-Gerard, "provocatively", for the same mag:
And who keeps leaking the "before" shots of Madonna photo shoots?
Why, in so many fashion photographs, do the models look dead? It's a theme that's persisted in magazines as long as I can remember. These ads for the New Zealand boutique Superette are only the tip of the violence-glamorizing iceberg.
This ten-page Italian Vogue editorial from February, 2006, features two Caucasian models made up to look like black women. The photographer? A certain Steven Klein.