Ironically a week after Nicola Formichetti hit the headlines after allegedly revealing that he doesn't like fat people in an interview with W magazine, an editorial featuring a group of plus sized women shot by Richardson has been released in Vice magazine. The shoot features normal women in what appears to be their own clothes and make-up, shot for the magazine's latest issue which hit newsstands this week.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have a lot to smile about this season and we're not just talking about the fact that duo avoided that big tax evasion case earlier on this year. Their white lace dresses have racked up a whopping 43 covers so far this season, only five behind Prada with 48.
As we reported, the dress made a big appearance on Gisele Bundchen for Emmanuelle Alt's first cover for Vogue Paris as editor in chief, Britt Maren wore it for a German Vogue cover, Penelope Cruz dons it dor the latest American vogue issue and now Constance Jablonski appears on this month's Greek Vogue in the dress having sported it in on the cover of Spanish Vogue back in February.
But it doesn't end there. The dress has also been a hit on the red carpet too. Diane Kruger was the first to sport it back in February at the premier of 'Unknown' in LA and in March Kate Bosworth dressed it down with black army boots and a military jacket to host a party for Nylon.
Forget counting fresh faces by the number of shows young models walk in each season, it's time to track magazine-cover wear. This season, look 22 of the Fall '10 Balmain show - a v-neck, sparkly gold minidress - is easily the front runner. Already, the frock has been spotted on Claudia Schiffer (for one of 40 Zeit magazine covers for the read's 40th anniversary in October), Anna Dello Russo (for 10's fall issue) and Natalia Vodianova (for British Harper's Bazaar in December).
That's not to mention placements on the October cover of Indian Vogue (starring Cindy Crawford), the August issue of German Vogue (with Abbey Lee Kershaw) and the November issue of Spanish Vogue (look for Toni Garrn). Don't forget about the latest sighting, on Anne Hathaway's December cover of British Elle. Well, Balmain, you sure do know how to turn heads at the newsstand.
Our favourite models have secretly been undergoing big makeovers. After much speculation, Catherine McNeil's agency has finally confirmed that the model has undergone a big change, releasing this image of her new black bob.
Abbey Lee Kershaw was the first to start the makeover trend this season - deciding to go blonde for the S/S11 shows and cutting her hair to shoulder length for a recent Chanel campaign. Ajak Deng followed suit, also deciding to go blonde after being encouraged by Jimmy Paul and Edward Enninful. “They dyed my hair for Italian Vogue, but everyone seems to like it, so I think I’m going to keep it like this for a while! It was a little shocking,” she told Modelinia. “I was crying, but now I’m trying to rock my new hair!”
The lack of a gap between the end of London fashion week and the start of Milan has not worked for two reasons. Firstly, editors have had to rush from a full day yesterday and fly to Milan first thing this morning for shows. The schedule has also allegedly affected the model line-up for shows last night in London.
According to sources, models booked to walk for Gucci today were required to be in Milan last night, preventing them from walking in the Burberry Prorsum S/S11 show yesterday. Burberry favourites like Lily Donaldson, Abbey Lee Kershaw and Freja Beha Erichsen were notably missing but the brand did manage to secure Jourdan Dunn who has made a full comeback to the runway after giving birth early this year.
Abbey Lee Kershaw has been looking for a change for a while after cutting her hair recently but has gone one step further and decided to go platinum blonde. "I was ready for a big change," she said as she unveiled her look at the Chanel Soho store opening in New York last night. She plans to keep the look for the whole season "unless a designer asks for it to be changed."
She took the plunge only two days ago so hasn't got a response yet she told Fashionologie. "It took seven hours and I didn’t speak for another four hours," she told Modelina. "I’ve never dyed my hair before. Also I think that with the cut that I’ve got, it was the time to go white.”