British Vogue editor pleased to see Kaia Gerber ‘in the trenches’ with other models

British Vogue’s Edward Enninful is happy to see Kaia Gerber “in the trenches” with other models.The rising fashion star, who is the daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, has already landed campaigns for the likes of Versace, Jimmy Choo, and Karl…

British Vogue’s Edward Enninful is happy to see Kaia Gerber “in the trenches” with other models.

The rising fashion star, who is the daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, has already landed campaigns for the likes of Versace, Jimmy Choo, and Karl Lagerfeld.

British Vogue editor-in-chief Enninful also tapped Gerber to be on the cover of the October 2019 issue of the publication, and in an accompanying article, praised the model’s commitment and professionalism.

“That Kaia has become one of the brightest faces in modelling is a personal delight to me,” he wrote. “I have known Cindy Crawford, her supermodel mother, since the ’90s, so it’s wonderful to now work with her daughter, who is as driven, hardworking and beautiful as Cindy is. It always pleases me that, every season, despite coming from privilege, I see Kaia in the trenches with the other models, doing show after show, always on time and with a kind word for everyone. That’s the way to do it.”

In the cover image, Gerber poses in a black and white ensemble from Valentino. Guido Palau and Pat McGrath were behind her hair and make-up, Joe McKenna was the stylist, Jin Soon Choi was in charge of the manicure, with Steven Meisel helming the photoshoot.

And in a post sharing the news on her Instagram page, Gerber commented that the prestigious gig was the “best” birthday present, as she celebrates turning 18 on 3 September.

“October issue of @britishvogue by #stevenmeisel is out! thank you @edward_enninful for the best birthday present, and to everyone involved #joemckenna, @guidopalau, @patmcgrathreal, and @jinsoonchoi,” she gushed.

The October issue of British Vogue hits newsstands on 6 September.

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Claudia Schiffer lands Vogue Italia cover after 25-year break

Claudia Schiffer has landed a Vogue Italia cover for the first time in 25 years.The German supermodel first appeared on the front of the Italian fashion publication in a photoshoot helmed by Steven Meisel in March 1990 and went on nab two more covers i…

Claudia Schiffer has landed a Vogue Italia cover for the first time in 25 years.

The German supermodel first appeared on the front of the Italian fashion publication in a photoshoot helmed by Steven Meisel in March 1990 and went on nab two more covers in 1994.

A quarter of a century later, Schiffer is now on two of the August 2019 covers of Vogue Italia, with fellow model Stephanie Seymour also fronting two covers.

“25 years after my first @vogueitalia cover the connection I felt with @collierschorrstudio transported me back to the Avedon days,” the 48-year-old captioned a snap of her photoshoot on her Instagram page on Thursday, referring to her work with iconic fashion photographer Richard Avedon.

One image shows Schiffer standing in the nude while clutching a strategically placed blazer, neon green stilettos, and purse from Saint Laurent. A second cover shot depicts her sporting a black blazer and black high heels in front of a mirror.

Overseen by Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Emanuele Farneti, creative director Ferdinando Verderi, photographer Collier Schorr and stylist Vanessa Reid, the issue is emblazoned with the headline, “Claudia by Claudia.”

Regarding the inspiration behind the photoshoot, Schorr noted that she was influenced by Helmut Newton’s auto-portraits but wanted to subvert convention by allowing the model to become an “active subject” who is sharing the process with the photographer.

“When you are photographing women such as Stephanie and Claudia, who are literally like the walking lexicons of fashion gesture in photography, there are things they will and will not do. There’s not one thing that you see in these photographs that Claudia didn’t want to do – if she didn’t want to do it, she changed it,” Schorr commented.

The new issue of Vogue Italia will hit newsstands on 6 August.

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Christy Turlington stars alongside Marc Jacobs in his fall 19 campaign

Christy Turlington has been tapped to appear opposite Marc Jacobs in the fall 2019 campaign for his high-end clothing brand.In recent years, the supermodel has taken a step away from the fashion world to focus on her family and charity projects, but sh…

Christy Turlington has been tapped to appear opposite Marc Jacobs in the fall 2019 campaign for his high-end clothing brand.

In recent years, the supermodel has taken a step away from the fashion world to focus on her family and charity projects, but she came out of retirement to close Jacobs’s fall/winter 2019 show held during New York Fashion Week in February.

Following the runway show, Turlington posed with Jacobs for photographer Steven Meisel, and the designer has now used those black-and-white images for his new marketing imagery.

“My friendship with Christy began in 1987. Over these past decades she has always shown up for me. Always. After closing our RUNWAY FALL 2019 MARC JACOBS show, Christy agreed to be photographed for our campaign,” he wrote on his Instagram page alongside a snap of Turlington standing in a ballgown while he reclines on the ground. “The results are stunning and the day in the studio with her, Steven and the crew was a day I will always cherish. It is a great gift to continue to create new memories with her.”

Katie Grand styled the photoshoot, while Pat McGrath was in charge of make-up and Guido Palau did the hair. Another image posted online shows Turlington and Jacobs standing side-by-side, which the 56-year-old captioned: “Christy and me by Steven. What more could I dream of?”

And Turlington, 50, appeared to be pleased with the results too, as she uploaded two of the photos to her Instagram page and commented, “Anything for Marc, always…So excited to see the first of these images taken by #stevenmeisel with @themarcjacobs.”

A number of the mother-of-two’s celebrity pals praised the photos as well, with Rachel Zoe, Eva Herzigova, Niki Taylor, Naomi Campbell, and Anna Sui all leaving messages in the comments section.

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Elizabeth Hurley’s teenage son Damian makes modelling debut

Elizabeth Hurley’s 17-year-old son Damian has followed in his mother’s footsteps by landing his first beauty campaign.Damian, the son of Elizabeth and her ex Steve Bing, appears alongside other fledgling models such as Sonjdra Deluxe, Violet Chachki an…

Elizabeth Hurley’s 17-year-old son Damian has followed in his mother’s footsteps by landing his first beauty campaign.

Damian, the son of Elizabeth and her ex Steve Bing, appears alongside other fledgling models such as Sonjdra Deluxe, Violet Chachki and Zhengyang Zhang in the video to promote Pat McGrath’s new make-up range, entitled Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection The System, more than 20 years after his mother became the face of beauty brand Estee Lauder.

In the campaign, shot by legendary photographer and director Steven Meisel, Damian is seen wearing a giant brunette bouffant wig, reminiscent of his mother’s glamorous locks, while staring sultrily into the camera.

Damian, who signed to TESS Management in London last year, sports a white T-shirt and black leather jacket for the clip, while modelling McGrath’s Sublime Perfection primer, foundation and setting powder.

“A supermodel is born,” McGrath said to Vogue about the teenager. “It’s no surprise that as the offspring of the iconic Elizabeth Hurley, Damian is a bright, young, emerging star who has an absolutely magnetic personality, energy, and an exceptional look.”

The youngster was equally complimentary about the legendary make-up artist, and told the publication she had “truly changed the face of beauty, especially for my generation.”

He added, “To be captured through the lens of the incredible, legendary Steven Meisel was a truly phenomenal experience. I’ve long admired Steven’s fierce aesthetic and I’m so proud to be a part of this incredibly beautiful and disruptive campaign.”

McGrath’s new line will be available to buy from her website, as well as other select websites and stores, from 26 July.

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Irina Shayk regrets allowing sister to overpluck her eyebrows

Irina Shayk wishes she didn’t allow her sister to pluck her eyebrows when they were young.The Russian supermodel is one of the most beautiful women in the world, having landed campaigns for the likes of Intimissimi lingerie, Versace, and Burberry.Howev…

Irina Shayk wishes she didn’t allow her sister to pluck her eyebrows when they were young.

The Russian supermodel is one of the most beautiful women in the world, having landed campaigns for the likes of Intimissimi lingerie, Versace, and Burberry.

However, Irina shared in a new video for Harpersbazaar.com, that even she suffered an eyebrow disaster at one point.

“I have an older sister (Tatiana), she loved to experiment with (beauty),” she recalled. “She decided to pluck my eyebrows because she wasn’t sure if she wanted thin or thick eyebrows on herself, so she decided to try this on her younger sister. So, I had super thin eyebrows for a while.”

Irina went on to note that she now prefers a “thick, natural” brow. The model also credited celebrity hairdresser Harry Josh with her new bob haircut.

“Harry Josh is obsessed with the short hair,” the 33-year-old smiled. “So, that was his idea and the reference was Christy Turlington in the early 1990s. I love her, she is a goddess, style icon, and she always has her hair on point!”

Elsewhere in the chat, Irina was asked to pick her favourite photoshoot to date, and she named a Versace campaign which was helmed by photographer Steven Meisel.

“It was kind of this iconic make-up, this beautiful green eyeshadow and natural hair. So, this look is definitely a stand out for me, just the way he placed his light and the way he shot it – it was really iconic,” she added.

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Charlie Heaton tapped to star in Loewe campaign

Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton is fronting the sultry new campaign for Loewe.Creative director Jonathan Anderson’s latest menswear campaign for spring/summer 2020 features the actor in three images captured by legendary fashion photographer, Steve…

Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton is fronting the sultry new campaign for Loewe.

Creative director Jonathan Anderson’s latest menswear campaign for spring/summer 2020 features the actor in three images captured by legendary fashion photographer, Steven Meisel.

In anticipation of the upcoming third season of Stranger Things debuting on 4 July, Anderson tapped Heaton to front the campaign, collaborating with stylist Benjamin Bruno and design agency M/M Paris for the images.

The first shot shows the British star looking into a mirror and gazing at his own reflection, with his hair messy and lips smeared with Pat McGrath lipstick, with Anderson explaining that the snap is meant to evoke “a moment of introspection before going on stage”.

Wearing an ankle-length white tank top and cotton poplin shorts, the designer also hinted that the image references the “ambiguity” of Heaton’s character.

The second photo shot by Meisel showcases the 25-year-old’s tattoo-covered hand, holding a pile of dirt in an image from the photographer’s upcoming showcase, A Show of Hands.

According to Loewe’s Instagram post, which shared all three shots, it is “a symbol of protest for today’s turbulent times.”

The third and final shot is a still life photograph of Loewe’s new spring/summer 2020 Grand Puzzle Bag, which features rugby stripes as a sweet tribute to Anderson’s family background in the sport.

Heaton, who plays Jonathan Byers in the Netflix series, will next be seen wearing pieces from the show’s new collaboration with high-street label, H&M.

The Swedish retailer enlisted Heaton’s co-star, actor Dacre Montgomery, to model some of the new garments in images released earlier this month.

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Kaia Gerber debuts updated Jimmy Choo monogram in new campaign

Kaia Gerber has unveiled the new Jimmy Choo monogram as part of the footwear label’s fall/winter 2019 campaign.The 17-year-old model, daughter of fashion icon Cindy Crawford, is working with the luxury accessories brand for the second time. “For me, J…

Kaia Gerber has unveiled the new Jimmy Choo monogram as part of the footwear label’s fall/winter 2019 campaign.

The 17-year-old model, daughter of fashion icon Cindy Crawford, is working with the luxury accessories brand for the second time.

“For me, Jimmy Choo represents strength and power,” Gerber, who has also modelled for fashion houses such as Versace, Calvin Klein, and Marc Jacobs, said in a statement. “I am so grateful to be a part of the autumn/winter campaign, which marks an important chapter in the brand’s story.”

While Sandra Choi, creative director of Jimmy Choo, is thrilled with the marketing imagery.

“In my mind, Kaia represents a muse for the next generation with a timeless sense of beauty,” she shared. “She’s a modern heroine in the making.”

The new campaign sees the debut of the JC monogram, which is cast in brushed gold with an interlocked silhouette.

According to Choi, the monogram is meant to be seen as the embodiment of what Jimmy Choo stands for: iconic and timeless.

“The multi-faceted design reflects the dynamism of the Jimmy Choo woman and the accessories she commands,” the designer explained.

Shot by photographer Steven Meisel, Gerber is looking chic as she wears several footwear styles, including sleek camel stiletto boots, black and red utilitarian sneakers, and white leather mid-heeled boots.

The rising star, who made her debut at the age of just 10 for Versace’s junior line, Young Versace, also poses with the brand’s new family of handbags, The Varenne.

Available in leather and suede, the three styles – bowling, cross-body, and clutch – are available in several colourways, including a deep red, camel, black, dust, and dark green, complete with the new JC monogram.

The campaign is set to appear across the world from 11 July.

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Naomi Campbell: ‘It’s taken me a long time to feel right in my body’

Naomi Campbell finally feels comfortable in her own skin. The British supermodel has strutted her stuff on the runway, starred in fashion campaigns and posed for photoshoots a great number of times throughout her 33-year fashion career. But in a new e…

Naomi Campbell finally feels comfortable in her own skin.

The British supermodel has strutted her stuff on the runway, starred in fashion campaigns and posed for photoshoots a great number of times throughout her 33-year fashion career.

But in a new essay for the July issue of British Vogue, the 49-year-old catwalk icon shared that she felt “awkward and inadequate” when she was growing up and she’s only become at ease with herself recently.

“It’s taken me a long time to feel right in my body – it’s something that has come with age, and has really only happened over the past few years,” she wrote. “My mentality has played a big part in that journey, and working out has helped because it strengthens my mind, too – I’m not trying to become a muscle woman but, for me, the two things come as a package.”

Naomi has discovered how to treat her body well too and takes time to rest when she has been working long hours.

“I’ve learned, too, not to take my body for granted. Some people think that I push myself too hard, but today I know my limits: I know when I have to take time out,” the model continued. “I’ve learned not to feel guilty about staying in bed when I’ve spent several weeks at work; I now know how to lie on the beach and just let the day go by.

“For me, it’s all connected – I need a healthy body for a healthy mind and a healthy spirit. I know that what comes from within is projected outwards.”

In the essay, Naomi also revealed she didn’t know how to pose when she was first scouted as a model at the age of 15 and credited photographer Steven Meisel with teaching her how to be still and quiet, although she still struggled with feeling self-conscious while doing lingerie shots.

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Naomi Campbell celebrates 33-year long fashion career

Naomi Campbell has shared a candid message on social media to mark her 33 years in fashion.The British supermodel was first scouted at the age of 15 and has since gone on to establish herself as one of the most sought-after names in the world, having m…

Naomi Campbell has shared a candid message on social media to mark her 33 years in fashion.

The British supermodel was first scouted at the age of 15 and has since gone on to establish herself as one of the most sought-after names in the world, having most recently walked the runway for the likes of Valentino, Louis Vuitton, and H&M x Moschino.

Now, Naomi has taken to Instagram to reflect on her career and her ongoing success.

“They said I would only last 11 years, but here I am today celebrating 33 years in the business of fashion! I feel so blessed and grateful to God. I never thought that there would be a day when I would even convey such a message on social media!” she captioned a black-and-white snap of herself as a teenager posing for photographer Steven Meisel. “To my beautiful mother Valerie Morris @valeriemorriscampbell I thank you for believing in the dreams of a three-year-old and letting me be me. Your love and support has kept me going through good and bad times (sic). I love you mum.”

Naomi went on to express gratitude to her family for helping her over the course of her “incredible” journey and made special mention of the friends who have stuck by her “through thick and thin,” even when she is constantly working.

However, the star remains adamant that she has no plans to retire from modelling and is especially focused on her philanthropic work in Africa.

“My friends are always telling me to slow down and rest but I’m at a point in my career where my vision is crystal clear, and for now I’m on a mission. A mission to nurture the new and next generation. A mission to ensure that my industry – the fashion industry – is a place that’s diverse and of equal opportunity and I’m on a mission to change the narrative and perception of the great continent of Africa! I do believe that I will rest when God wants me to, but until then I’ll keep going!” the 48-year-old concluded.

Accordingly, the post caught the attention of a number of Naomi’s celebrity friends, with Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Heidi Klum, and Helena Christensen all praising her in the comments section.

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Naomi Campbell lands British Vogue cover

Naomi Campbell is British Vogue’s March cover star.The cover marks the legendary supermodel’s debut for Edward Enninful, who took over the fashion glossy in 2017. The pair has long been firm friends, and the British-Ghanaian editor couldn’t hide his jo…

Naomi Campbell is British Vogue’s March cover star.

The cover marks the legendary supermodel’s debut for Edward Enninful, who took over the fashion glossy in 2017. The pair has long been firm friends, and the British-Ghanaian editor couldn’t hide his joy at Campbell’s shots.

“It is always a pleasure to unveil a March issue of Vogue, to herald the start of fashion’s new season in earnest, to dwell on themes of re-emergence and renewal after a gloomy and (this year especially) uncertain winter,” he writes in his editor’s letter. “This month’s Vogue has added personal significance, as its star is no less a force than Naomi Campbell, who makes her cover debut for me as editor-in-chief.

“It’s no secret that Naomi and I go back more than half of our lifetimes. We first met on a shoot for i-D in Paris in the early 1990s on a day I will never forget. I can recall her walking into the studio like it was last week. In an Anna Sui dress, with her Whitney Houston curls, there she was – the most beautiful woman in the world.”

Shot by Steven Meisel, the cover image sees Campbell prove she can still turn heads, with the photo giving the impression she is moving around. She also poses for a series of high-fashion stills inside Vogue’s pages.

Enninful goes on to explain how he and the 48-year-old, who he hired as a contributing editor when he took over from former editor Alexandra Shulman, cemented their friendship after the i-D shoot.

“I was a young fashion director and Naomi was already famous well beyond the industry, but we bonded on sight,” he recalled. “After the shoot wrapped, she invited me to jump on a private plane to Dublin with her – I was due back in London and had only £10 in my pocket – but that’s just the way it is with Naomi. A quarter of a century later and she hasn’t changed. You never know where you’re going to end up.”

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