Sasha Pivovarova and Miuccia Prada are a match made in heaven. The Russian model served as the face of Prada from A/W05 until S/S08 before the pair she was replaced by Linda Evangelista, but they're back together again for Miu Miu. Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot shot the model for the brand's latest campaign. But she's not alone. Kaisa Struss and Querelle Jansen both appear in the campaign alonside her.
The Spring/Summer issue of i-D, out tomorrow, is set to be a treat. As we reported yesterday, Sasha Pivovarova, Natalia Vodianova and Freja Beha Erichsen have all been shot for the issue's different covers. If that wasn't enough, Dree Hemingway styles herself in a 'Home Is Where The Heart Is' inspired shoot allegedly shot at her grandfather Ernest Hemingway's home.
The magazine has more exciting news as they announced that their website is set for a redesign, which will be unveiled in May.
To Jean Paul Gaultier - whose Target collection launches today - globalism should be taken literally. The theme-loving designer mixed countries side by side on the catwalk, with label signatures like trenchcoats, cone bras and pinstriped pieces combined with Masai necklaces, a babushka and a tough leather jacket. Colours wildly spanned the rainbow, and each style had a thrown-together quality that might reflect the dreams of a world traveler.
Taken individually, Gaultier offered wearable, saleable pieces - like the bustier dress worn by house favourite Coco Rocha. Joining her on the runway were the likes of Sasha P, Lakshmi Menon, Tao Okamoto and Rose Cordero, plus a healthy cast that made this the most diverse show in Paris. And really, isn't that what multiculturalism is all about?
Christophe Decarnin's signature rock-chick style isn't gone for Fall, but this time, the Balmain designer has added a touch of Baroque. Label signatures like strong-shoulder dresses, skintight trousers and structured jackets were still present on the AW10 runway, but with plenty of brocade, naval-inspired detailing and regal high-necked collars to balance out the more expected flashes of skin.
Decarnin was wise to explore the pantsuit, as seen in Abbey Lee Kershaw's gold blazer and flared-trouser combo. If women can typically lengthen their legs with Balmain's thigh-bearing mini dresses, now they can do the same with an over-the-boot leg line. In fact, where Decarnin ventured longer, he actually resonated more. Rich burgundy and mushroom-coloured brocade trenches plus the designer's playful short in front, long in black evening dresses added maturity to the line - all the while, keeping Decarnin's loyalty to wise cuts intact. Sure, Sasha P could wear the sparkly pailette dresses for days, but for the rest of us, it's nice to have options. And if maturing process includes lurex for days we have an attitude, then all the better.