There isn't really a limit to the Lady Gaga machine. The 'Born This Way' singer is currently on tour, is collaborating with long time stylist Nicola Formichetti on his work at Mugler and yesterday she revealed that she's secured another fashion gig.
The latest deal under her belt is a regular column in V magazine starting in the summer 2011 issue which is set to hit stores in May. The column is said to be a commentary on all things art, fashion and beauty.
Just because we know you've been missing Aggy as much as we have, here the model is in the forthcoming issue of V magazine. As The Cut points out, we haven't seen Dean in many editorials since she shaved her hair off early on in this year but hopefully this signals the start of an editorial comeback.
Amongst a flurry of rumours, some about marriage, some about children, Miranda Kerr's publicist confirmed on Friday that the Victoria's Secret beauty had indeed gotten married to sweetheart Orlando Bloom overnight. It seems the Australian model's love life isn't the only blissful thing in Kerr's life at the moment - high fashion (in particular, Italian) brands seem to love Kerr's look, with a flurry of high-end shoots recently.
The latest in a long line saw the model starring in Jil Sander's Fall 2010 campaign, shot, as usual by Willy Vandeperre, following her spots in the Prada campaign, as well as shoots in American Vogue, Numéro, i-D, Love and V.
Plus-size model Crystal Renn starred in V magazine's January issue, the publication's first-ever "Size Issue." The Cut reports that Renn features again in the next issue, so it seems that size diversity - at least partially and temporarily - is in. Here, Renn lounges in an Agent Provocateur bra with Dolce & Gabbana briefs at Tribeca's Smyth Hotel. But (gasp!) she actually has clothes on in another shoot for the mag.
Following on from the splash V magazine made with its plus-size issue, the risk-taking magazine strikes again. The 'size-issue' is a celebration of the body, irrespective of shape or size, and offers dual covers featuring Gabourey Sidibe and Dakota Fanning - either actress appears on the flip out cover, depending on which you choose. The two cover girls, though different in appearance, have their profession in common. Sidibe tells V how far she has come saying: "Growing up there weren't a lot of actresses and singers who looked like me. There were no real times that I thought maybe I can do it, until Mo'Nique came along. She's a plus-sized woman who didn't care about one day being skinny...And she disproved everything that everyone has ever told me."
Fanning also gives some insight into how she has coped with growing up in the public eye as a child star saying: "I think that when you're in the public eye, you automatically become a role model, because people are reading about you and looking at pictures of stuff you've done. So I definitely think you have to make good choices. But you know no one's perfect, everyone makes mistakes, I have made mistakes and I will make mistakes. I'm only human." We just like the fact that both ladies seem so down-to-earth. Perhaps 2010 will be about the accessible celebrity/model/woman?
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.
Taking into account Karl Lagerfeld's comments surrounding the size debate recently, you'd think he'd be the last person to shoot a plus-size model, wearing Chanel. He's said: "No one wants to see curvy women. You've got fat mothers with their bags of chips sitting in front of the television and saying that thin models are ugly." How endearing.
Well, after making those remarks and calling anti size-zero magazine Brigette "absurd" for featuring real women as opposed to models, it was a shock to see the models.com preview of the Karl Lagerfeld shoot for V magazine's size issue - starring a plus-size model. The shoot features burlesque dancer 'Miss Dirty Martini', scantily clad in the classic Chanel monotone colours and a hell of a lot of jewellery, with Jane Schmitt posing as Coco Chanel herself. Mind you, Mr Lagerfeld did have Beth Ditto play at his Fendi party at Paris Fashion Week- maybe his 'fat-phobia' is finally shifting?
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.