Remember those images of Kate Moss starring in the campaign for her collection with Fred and their uncanny resemblance to Moss' S/S12 David Yurman ads? Well, it looks like all hasn't been forgiven because the jeweller has dropped the model for fall 2012 and opted for Gisele Bundchen instead.
Changing models for campaigns isn't anything new but considering that reps from the brand called the Fred campaign 'embarrassingly similar' to the ones Moss posed for them the year before, this change was definitely a lot more personal. A source close to the brand reportedly confirmed this to the Daily Mail saying that 'David decided that after Kate's faux pas she just wasn't the right fit for the brand any longer.'
By last week we'd all seen just about all of the major September issue covers but Vogue Paris was notably missing. That all changed today, though, as the glossy finally revealed their all-important issue and it's an interesting one.
As always, the cover was all about models with Vogue Paris favourites Kate Moss, Lara Stone and Daria Werbowy bagging their own separate covers. All three models appear sporting the same hair and make-up and black Dolce & Gabbana dress in line with the issue's black theme and that's where the similarities end. The issue also sees the magazine undergo a major revamp. 'The magazine features a calendar, airier design, with remodeled typography and the use of a craft-paper-like brown background - both of which hark back to its look in the Sixties and Seventies,' WWD reports.
Emmanuelle Alt has been under a lot of criticism since taking the reigns at the magazine and the September issue seems like a conscious step on her part to finalise the changes she's been making to put her stamp on things.
Georgia May Jagger, Kate Moss, Lily Donaldson and Naomi Campbell
Yesterday we finally saw the likes of Stella Tennant, Kate Moss and Jourdan Dunn hit the runway at the closing ceremony wearing British designers like Victoria Beckham and Alexander McQueen but the party started before the event.
Ahead of the festivities Naomi Campbell hosted a party in the capital to mark the Olympics but also for her Fashion for Relief charity. As you would expect, the party was full of fashion folk like Vivienne Westwood and Ozwald Boateng but Campbell did actually invite some athletes so British cyclist Dani King was there along, who naturally turned up sporting her gold medal.
Kate Moss' upcoming book might not be a tell-all, by Premier Model Management founder Carole White's new book will be. Today, White confirmed that she's working on a memoir detailing her experiences in the industry from her model days to founding the agency with brother Chris in 1981 and looking after the likes of Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell.
'Having worked in the fashion industry for over 40 years, and managed the careers of the supermodels at the height of their fame, I am forever being asked questions by the press and public alike about the modelling world,' she told Vogue. 'Compiling a book of my memories - both good and bad - just seemed to be the next transition and I would love to share and give people an insight into the industry I love.'
Fashion photography books are my vice and if there was ever one to be excited about it's the upcoming 'Kate: The Kate Moss' book created by casting director JessHallett and Jefferson Hack.
Over the years Moss has been the star of he fair share of similar books, like 'Kate Moss by Mario Testino', but this will be the first to chart her career in images. Sensing the mounting anticipation for the title to drop, earlier on today the team at Another revealed the eight options of covers available. The images include that iconic Corinne Day-shot shoot for The Face, along with a 1995 Vogue Italia cover and two Vogue Paris covers. As the title so aptly put it, 'this is work that not only represents the extraordinary depth of work by a single model, but also tracks the history of fashion media and modern culture.'
Kate: The Kate Moss book will be released on November 6.
For a while now we've known that Kate Moss will take part in the closing ceremony alongside other big British models like Naomi Campbell and Stella Tennant but even now, it's still unclear what, or who, they will down the runway. The latest issue of Vogue might reveal a clue.
To mark the event and in collaboration with the British Fashion Council, Vogue commissioned Nick Knight to shoot all of the models involved wearing British designers, leading people to speculate that the girls will wear the same brands for the closing event as they wear in the shoot.
In the issue Moss appears wearing a gold encrusted dress by Sarah Burton, as does Campbell, while Stella Tennant appears in Christopher Kane, Lily Cole and Donaldson in Erdem and Vivienne Westwood respectively, Georgia May Jagger in Victoria Beckham and Jourdan Dunn in Jonathan Saunders. I think it's safe to assume that they won't wear the same things but I'm sure the brand choice will be the same.
Before you get excited, it's not an autobiography. Kate: TheKate MossBook is actually a photo book dedicated to the model edited by casting director Jess Hallett and Moss' former boyfriend and the father of her daughter Lila, Jefferson Hack.
According to the Telegraph, the book features shots of the model lensed by everyone from Mario Testino and Hedi Slimane to Terry Richardson and Karl Lagerfeld. The photos aim to chart her modelling career starting from those classic shots taken by Corinne Day for the Face in 1990 to her Calvin Klein ads and more recent work.
The book will be available from November 6 at £50.
With the Olympics just around the corner, the details of the closing ceremony have finally been released and as expected, fashion is set to play a prominent role in the festivities.
Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Stella Tennant, Lily Cole and Lily Donaldson will walk the runway as David Bowie performs songs 'Fashion' and 'Rebel Rebel'. Georgia May Jagger will also walk in the show as a replacement for Rosie Huntington-Whiteley who dropped out of the show as a part of her efforts to be seen as an actress rather than a model.
Salvatore Ferragamo have a thing for supermodels. For their S/S12 ad campaign they booked Forbes' richest supermodel Gisele Bündchen and for their latest ads, they've opted for Forbes' number two, Kate Moss.
The campaign, shot in Berlin's Russian embassy by Mikael Jansson also stars Karmen Pedaru, who is currently fronting the Fall 2012 Gucci campaign, and Sean O'Pry. According to a release, the campaign is supposed to show 'a role-play between Kate Moss' unmistakable femininity, Karmen Pedaru's reserved beauty and Sean O'Pry's striking appeal, amidst a geometrical play of mirrors and fabrics that recreates the environ of a fairy tale place.'
With the London Olympics just around the corner, the official opening ceremony isn't the only thing people are talking about. Yesterday reports emerged that some of Britain's biggest models will be involved in the event's closing ceremony on August 12.
All the big names like Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Stella Tennant are expected to appear alongside younger girls like Lily Donaldson and Jourdan Dunn. Each model will allegedly sport the designs of leading British designers like Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood.