Posts Tagged ‘Riccardo Tisci’

In the age of models, no model has persisted in her career quite like Gisele.
Other models have stayed in the game for very long periods of time, but none as
consistently as Gisele Bundchen.

After maintaining her place as the world’s highest earning model for several
seasons, Gisele left her lush Victoria’s Secret contract. Since that time, she married an NFL quarterback (Tom Brady), had a child and started just a few businesses all over Brazil. And now, without every truly leaving, she is making a comeback.

Recently, Terry Richardson shot her for the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Brazil, and today there are photographs of her in an ‘editorial-like’ photo shoot with Riccardo Tisci. What? Could this mean that longtime friend, model Mariacarla Boscono, has been replaced as Tisci’s muse? I guess we’ll find out soon enough.

-Nadjma Sako

Since the beginning of his career, Kanye has made it a point to showcase a discourse of style through his personal appearances and music videos. Since 2008, he has made one of the most legitimate celebrity entrances into the fashion arena.

The most common error celebrities commit when considering a design career is the desire for another hyphen (e.g. actor-singer-fashion designer). They propagate the misconception that fashion is not a career that demands study and a particular skill set, not an industry full of vapid shallow individuals.

Kanye’s first formal step was to intern at Fendi under the tutelage of Karl Lagerfeld, which is obviously not where most begin, but definitely an incredible opportunity. From there, began his collaborations with Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton. Eventually, he released his popular sneaker, the Air Yeezy.

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Christian Dior showed at Paris Haute Couture Week this past Wednesday afternoon, and John Galliano was nowhere in sight. Galliano, former creative director, was fired by Dior after 14 years for his anti-Semitic remarks, caught on video, in a Paris bar. Bill Gaytten, who’s been on the design team at Dior for 23 years and is head of the label’s studio, was the man who took a bow at the end of the show, along with his assistant, Susan Venegas. The collection was complete with blue giraffe prints, zebra stripes, layers upon layers of chiffon, square-shaped sequins, and all things Easter-colored. It was one of the most incoherent haute couture collections I’ve seen.

But I’m not saying cohesion should be as literal as Alexandre Vauthier’s haute couture collection, which used only two shades of red. With the exception of one ivory dress complete with what looks like a football player’s shoulder pad, but bedazzled with fine silver and gems, Vauthier’s collection featured monochromatic looks in red. At least the ladies look à la femme fatale.

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