Yesterday LOVE magazine revealed a sneak peak of the Prada Fall 2012 campaign and now it's finally here. According to the press release, the Steven Meisel-lensed campaign used 'shifting camera angles and endless depth of field [to] create a playful illusion of perspective and proportion, recalling the setting for a videogame.'
Models Elza Luijendijk, Magdalena Frackowiak, Vanessa Azente, Anne V and Iselin Steiro appear sporting those statement geometric shape printed suits that we all fell in love with back in February.
Having made its debut in Saint Tropez before selected guests on Monday, Chanel's newest short film is now available to view online. Creative director Karl Lagerfeld not only wrote and directed the feature - entitled 'Remember Now' - but also appears as a cameo role. "When I do a film, I see the movie before I've made it. I don't make scripts because it's written in my head. I like short one-liners" he explained.
Heidi Mount, who plays Pamela, a hostess adds "There's a script, but it's basically Karl telling you what he wants. He has the whole thing up in his head". Along with Mount, the 17-minute feature stars Abbey Lee Kershaw looking reminiscent of Jane Birkin, Freja Beha Erichsen emulating Mick Jagger and Magdalena Frackowiak as a sassy Brigette Bardot-esque character, as well as DJ Leigh Lezark and Lagerfeld's male muse of the moment, Baptise Giabaconi.
Whilst it had been confirmed last week that Heidi Mount was to star in the latest Chanel mini movie, the crew snapped by paparrazi over the weekend revealed a star studded line up for the short film, which is to be used for the upcoming Chanel Cruise 2011 show on the 21st of May.
Mingling with Karl Lagerfeld and Heidi Mount were French actor Pascal Greggory, Karolina Kurkova, Magdalena Frackowiak, Leigh Lezark, Freja Beha Erichsen and Abbey Lee Kershaw - and although most travellers are currently cursing the cloud of volcanic ash disrupting their holiday plans, Leigh Lezark seemed fairly happy on the second day of shooting. "@ Karl's Villa, volcano ash cloud: please never go away!" she tweeted from the St Tropez harbour.
Terry Richardson has worked for everyone from H&M to Pinko toRolling Stone magazine. Most recently, the photographer has been in the limelight for the sexy editorial he shot which featured Abbey Lee Kershaw, Magdalena Frackowiak, Eniko Mihalik and Freja Beha Erichsen touching each other all scantily clad.
Despite Abbey Lee praising him recently, it looks like Rie Rasmussen does not share her sentiments. "He takes girls who are young, manipulates them to take their clothes off and takes pictures of them they will be ashamed of. They are too afraid to say no because their agency booked them on the job and are too young to stand up for themselves," she told Page Six. "His 'look' is girls who appear underage, abused, look like heroin addicts...I don't understand how anyone works with him."
The drama didn't end there. At a recent party in Paris, she decided to voice her opinions to him directly. "I told him what you do is completely degrading to women. I hope you know you only [bleep] girls because you have a camera, lots of fashion contacts and get your pictures in Vogue," she said. "Instead of arguing with me, Terry ran out of the bar. Then the next day, he called my agency and complained I called him names in front of clients in Paris. It was the most cowardly thing I have ever seen."
There's nothing like a heavy dose of irony to get a John Galliano show going. This season, plenty of attention has been paid to the internet surge of fashion shows. Designers are, now more than ever, streaming shows live online or uploading videos from the runway shortly after the models head home with their goodie bags. That takes away some exclusivity of appearing in person when the lights dim. But this week in Paris, Galliano gave countless reasons to see the real deal: Try a laser-lit runway with bubbles surrounding the models, then turning to vapor, and one of the designer's best show in years. Even so, you could say that his level of spectacle is on the decline.
How fitting, then, for Galliano to reference the Old-Hollywood era when silent-film stars watched themselves be pushed out of their industry. Galliano told Style.com: "It came from a research trip to L.A. I went around the old houses of Hollywood and imagined how stars like Tallulah Bankhead, Lillian Gish, and Mary Pickford lived." So a collection of teensy silk slips, peekaboo chiffon gowns and evening coats lavished with film-gel roses celebrated a dying exuberance that probably would never resurface, if you ask him.
We loved seeing Magdalena Frackowiak and Natasha Poly accessorised to the nines, with lace gloves and black-feather adorned hats seen as second nature. Lace jackets over cardigans, pale folded socks with platform Mary Janes - it reminded us of a time when more careful attention was paid to dress. And yet as much as we were swept up in the fancy, we got that 'Sunset Boulevard' sense of melancholy that times are changing, and people are moving on.
The one good sign we have here? That with designers like Galliano leading the pack, there's still time left to live like Tallulah.