Since June is in full swing most of the biggest campaigns for Fall 2012 have already dropped and so far they are looking good. This week Mulberry released all of the images of their campaign, in what has quickly become one of my favourites, and stars Lindsey Wixson alongside a furry friend shot by Tim Walker.
Equally good are the Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott-lensed Gucci ads, which stars very sultry looking Karmen Pedaru and Nadja Bender. For Jean Paul Gaultier, Karlie Kloss appears again and joins forces with Willy Vandeperre who shot her for those Bally campaigns a few seasons ago. Stella Tennant, who has been clocking up quite a few editorial appearances recently, has also bagged a big campaign this season fronting the Givenchy ads.
All eyes may have been on the red carpet at Cannes over the weekend but a big event took place in Las Vegas too last night, as it played host to the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.
While the red carpet looks didn't quite match up to what we saw in Cannes, the looks were actually pretty good. Taylor Swift sported a red Elie Saab gown, Julianne Hough looked incredible in a silver Kaufman Franco creation and Miley Cyrus had everyone talking in this Jean Paul Gaultier double breasted mini dress.
Jean Paul Gaultier played homage to Amy Winehouse at his couture show last week. While many thought it was a positive tribute to the late singer, her family have publicly criticised the show for being "in bad taste".
"We're still grieving for her loss and we've had a difficult week with the six month anniversary of Amy's death," Winehouse's father Mitch told The Sun. "To see her image lifted wholesale to sell clothes was a wrench we were not expecting or consulted on" and "no one asked us for permission or offered to make a donation to the foundation."
Andrej Pejic's career continues to go from strength to strength. Not content with securing a campaign for a Dutch push-up bra, his recent interview with a French TV news channel revealed that he has a lot more exciting things in the pipeline.
In the interview he confirmed that he's booked a couture show and while he didn't confirm which brand it is for, all bets are on Jean Paul Gaultier. The model walked in the designer's menswear collection last week and has walked for his before and has appeared in his S/S11 campaign alongside Karolina Kurkova so it wouldn't come as a surprise. But that's not all as the model also revealed that he is set to sign his first ever major perfume deal in the next few weeks.
Lady Gaga is always collaborating with the fashion world in one way or another. The big talk is her pending fashion book with Terry Richardson set for release this November but that's not the only fashion project that she's worked on this past year.
It's already aired in France and now 'Gaga By Gaultier' - a 75 minute documentary about the singer being interviewed by Jean Paul Gaultier - is finally coming to the US. The show charts the first time the pair met and sees Gaultier show the singer around his atelier as well as scene showing them both appear in a photoshoot. Gaultier also questions the singer about her fashion choices and discusses how she uses her clothes to communicate ideas.
Helmut Lang is one of my favourite designers and according to recent reports he also tops the list for Hermès bosses too. After Jean Paul Gaultier decided to leave the brand back in May, Lang was reportedly the favourite to succeed him at the house but rejected offers leading Christopher Lemaire to bag the creative director role. The revelation his not a surprise as Lang is currently focusing on his work as an artist rather than as a designer.
The first time I saw Madonna was on Top of the Pops. She was singing 'Holiday,' and she had a fabulous look. (I actually thought that she was English because she was so stylish.) She was into the same things that I was doing at the time, like crosses, oversized jewelry, and fishnets. The second time I saw her live was at the first MTV awards in New York at Radio City Music Hall. It must have been 1984. She sang 'Like A Virgin' in a wedding dress and was simulating 'self contentment' or 'self satisfaction,' to put it euphemistically. The audience was mostly business people, who were horrified. There were just a few young fans — and me, who absolutely loved it. That is when I realized that she couldn’t care less what others thought of her, and I also saw how powerful she was.
Clearly going freelance was the right move for Carine Roitfeld. She only resigned as editor of French Vogue back in December but she has already bagged big deals with two of Paris' leading fashion houses.
Earlier this month, the fall 2011 campaign she style for Chanel was released and now the first images of the Jean Paul Gaultier campaign that she worked on has come out. The campaign, shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, stars Kristin McMenamy wearing all black and a leather knee length pencil skirt that you would imagine Roitfeld wearing.