Today, it's hard to think of Calvin Klein without picturing Lara Stone and this morning the brand revealed yet another campaign starring the Dutch model but this time for their 'Push Positive' underwar range. As the name suggests, the campaign is all about the push-up bra so naturally, the Steven Klein-shot images showcase Stone's ample bussom in all of their glory.
The bras, which the brand are already declaring as 'today's ultimate wardobe solution', come with a butterfly shape crafted from innovative soft-wire technology that allows them to move naturally with the shape of the body.
According to the press release, the campaign is focused mainly on digtal media, which reportedy 'represents approximately 70% of the global media mix' that they're targetting and is 'expected to garner over 575 million impressions'. To accompany the images, the first week of September will see the launch of a special Cavin Klein Push Positive campaign on YouTube.
Going by the print ad for Lady Gaga's debut fragrance, Fame, the trailer for the commercial was always going to be 'out there'. In fact, scrap that. The fact that it was created by the singer full stop pretty much guarantees that. And true to form, the trailer is just that.
In 30 seconds the Steven Klein-shot video you get chest baring men, bondage and lots of black latex, so pretty normal in the world of Gaga. How that all links to the fragrance is unclear but nonetheless, the pure spectacle of it works. Today we're all too used to the standard wind-in-hair celebrity fragrance commercial formula so anything that deviates from that is a welcomed move in my book and besides, it wouldn't be Lady Gaga if there wasn't any theatrics to it.
Interview magazine's latest editorial has got everyone talking. Crystal Renn appears alongside Karolina Kurkova in 'Strict Institution' lensed by Steven Klein. The story shows Renn as a mentally distrurbed patient and Kukova as sadistic character who ties her Renn up and abuses her and stragely, the pair are really convincing. Steven Meisel's Rehab shoot starring models like Agyness Deyn and Sasha Pivovarova in Vogue Italia back in 2007 sprung to mind.
Last month's profile of Nicki Minaj in the New York Times was revealing for many reasons, but more so because it detailed her flourishing relationship with Vogue. The magazine's director of special events, Slyvana Ward Durrett, has had her eye on the singer for a long time and the rapper's agent was said to be pitching to the magazine for a cover. And last week, Minaj spoke of Anna Wintour being really nice to her when they sat together at the Carolina Herrera show last season
Although the cover is yet to happen, we're more than happy with this shot of Minaj that appears in the magazine's latest issue. In the Steven Klein-shot editorial titled 'True Colours', Minaj is painted blue and smolders in a red dress. Although she's had a few good editorials in the past, this is by far my favourite.
I've always been a fan of W magazine but ever since Edward Enninful arrived at the magazine last May, it only seems to be getting better. This March cover is a case in point. Kate Moss appears shot by Steven Klein championing the issues 'Good vs. Bad' theme or 'Bad Kate and Good Little Katie' as write Will Self puts it.
When Armani announced that Rihanna would face their Armani Jeans campaign, I received the news with mixed feelings. Would Rihanna make a good campaign girl, yes but was I expecting something different and interesting, maybe not. The singer has been plastered over just about every men's magazine looking scantily clad so I was expecting the ad to be the usual overly sexy shot but when the campaign was released on their Facebook page yesterday, I was really impressed.
Rather than going the obvious route, they've gone a lot more tomboy-ish giving the singer a short blonde wig, chunky knitwear and biker boots. The fact that it was shot so beautifully in black and white with a moody feeling by Steven Klein definitely doesn't hurt.
If this campaign is anything to go by, we can expect a real treat from her upcoming Emporio Armani underwear campaign.
When you think of top male models, David Gandy definitely springs to mind. So that said, it is hardly a surprise that Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have decided to make the model the focus of a book.
Although Gandy appeared in Dolce & Gabbana's famous 'Milan Family' and 'Uomini', this is the first time that the duo have chosen one model to feature. The book will showcase images of Gandy from the brand's shows, campaigns and editorials shot by everyone from Mario Testino to Steven Klein. "I'm so proud of this project," Gandy told Vogue.com. "I couldn't have imagined in my wildest dreams when I first start working together with Dolce and Gabbana over six years ago, that I would ever have my own book."
It was officially the worst kept secret that Madonna will not be returning as the face of the Dolce & Gabanna spring campaign. But the secret was officially confirmed last week when pictures emerged of Victoria's Secret models Izabel Goulart, Isabeli Fontana, Alessandra Ambrosio and Maryna Linchuk all on set for the campaign with Steven Klein.
But it's not all bad for Madonna. The singer moved to Dolce & Gabanna after having a successful stint as the face of Louis Vuitton so it's safe to assume that she'll be working with another big brand soon.
Last week it was announced that Ben Reardon has stepped down as editor of i-D and is now heading up GQ Style. Taschen have since not wasted any time and have announced the magazine's deputy edior, Holly Shackleton, will take the top spot.
Reardon left the magazine with a successful September issue with three great covers - Kate Moss, Lady Gaga and Naomi Campbell - all shot by Steven Klein. "I'm excited to further develop i-D's position at the forefront of the style press," Shackleton told WWD.
Visionaire, the ever beautifully created fashion and art bible have created a tribute to the late Alexander McQueen, fittingly entitled 'Spirit'. Nick Knight, Lady Gaga, Steven Klein and Mario Testino have all contributed to the limited edition book, which features images inspired by McQueen, all printed on paper embedded with wildflower seeds that if planted, watered and given sun would blossom.
"Visionaire first featured the designs of Lee Alexander McQueen in 1996 and since that time, he has been a continuous inspiration and a presence in Visionaire," the magazine's founders Stephen Gan, Cecilia Dean and James Kaliardos explained, "McQueen's special commissions are among our most treasured contributions. His daring and challenging ideas of fashion have consistently excited and provoked us."
It seems that McQueen must have felt a similar respect for the thrice-yearly Visionaire, as he had approached them long before his untimely death. "In 2003, McQueen came to our SoHo office and gallery to discuss collaborating on an issue of Visionaire - an issue that never came to be. This is our tribute to him." The Spirit edition of Visionaire can be bought in Alexander McQueen boutiques, Colette and on the Visionaire website.