Stefano Tonchi of W magazine took a break from the shows to partner with Joanne Crewes to host an event for 'The Ever Changing Face Of Beauty', a video installation created by Sølve Sundsbø. While all the attention went to Sienna Miller and her baby bump, the outfits worn by Evan Rachel Wood, Liya Kebede and Cate Blachett, were definitely worth some attention.
The Oscars of the fashion calendar is fast approaching with the CFDA Awards less than a week away now, and as always they have produced a programme for the awards alongside a journal, where for a break in tradition it isn't only the designer's work that features in a sexy photo shoot, but the talent behind the pieces too.
Alexander Wang chose to pose with six of his high school friends, whilst provocative Tom Ford posed on his own with a series of mirrors, resulting in an image of ten Tom Ford's (surely never a bad thing). Along with Wang and Ford, Prabal Gurung and Jason Wu were also among the designers shot by Solve Sundsbo for this year's awards, which takes place on Monday, with Lori Goldstein at the helm of styling and Trey Laird in charge of creative direction.
When we learnt that V magazine was dedicating its February cover and issue to plus-size models, we did not expect that the news would cause such a divide amongst fashion industry insiders. At first glance, you could be excused for seeing V's plus-size issue as a ploy, or perhaps even an attempt to shock readers (remember the issue featuring Lady Gaga topless?).
But if 2009 taught us anything, then it was that the use of plus-size models in ad campaigns and editorials is far from being a fad of the moment. Photographed by Solve Sundsbo, who has worked with the likes of Givenchy, Gucci and Hermes in the past, the images for V featuring the likes of Crystal Renn prove that these models can hold their own next to their skinnier counterparts.
V magazine's size issue doesn't come out until 14 January, but images from the issue are already being passed around. Last week, we brought you a preview of Terry Richardson's"One Size Fits All" spread, featuring Jacquelyn Jablonski and Crystal Renn posing in the same outfits. Now, we have the first look of photographer Sølve Sundsbø's shoot for the issue.
The "Curves Ahead" editorial, previewed on Models.com, features models Candice Huffine, Marquita Pring, Michelle Olson, Tara Lynn and Kasia P in various stages of undress. One-man fashion hurricane Nicola Formichetti styled the shoot, which features heavily on denim and bodysuits - that is, when the models are wearing anything at all.
His work is featured in i-D, Another Man and Numero to name a few, and he has created advertising pieces for industry giants to include Giorgio Armani, Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. Now, renowned photographer Solve Sundsbo is turning his hand at designing, with three pieces created for creative agency and label of the moment, Surface to Air. Using three prints inspired by 'Parrot', 'Dry Cleaner' and 'Hair', Sundsbo has designed a dress, top and a dry bag, all of which are available in each print, and can be purchased on the Surface to Air website, starting at 140 euros.