May your Monday be cheery.
Images: Drew Barrymore photographed for Arena UK, July 1994; Police eyewear campaign image; Karen Elson photographed by Irving Penn for Vogue Italia, March 1997; Christy Turlington and Kate Moss backstage in the ’90s; Linda Evangelista photographed by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue Italia, June 1990; Claudia Schiffer for Chanel, 1992; Kate Moss for Calvin Klein, 1992
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● Tim Gunn says the board of directors at Ungaro must have been “smoking crack” when they appointed Lindsay Lohan as “artistic advisor” to the multimillion-dollar company. [NYMag] ● Supermodel Claudia Schiffer won’t fall prey to the botox trend, saying she would rather age gracefully then inject that “poison” into her face. [DigitalSpy] ● Despite being called “Hitler” by Megan Fox, Michael Bay came to her defense after crew members mocked Fox in an open letter defending the director; Bay says it’s all part of Fox’s “crazy charm.” [ContactMusic]
● Bruce Campbell has revealed that Spider-Man IV will start shooting in January and that director Sam Raimi may have given him a larger, more villainous role in the latest installment. [AccessHollywood] ● Jennifer Aniston is taking a hiatus from churning out rom-coms to go on an “adventure.” [MSN] ● Photographer Tyler Shields says he and four cast members of the new CW show The Vampire Diaries were falsely imprisoned by Georgia police for a nonexistent flashing incident during a photo shoot. Shields says the police “extorted” more than $6,000 dollars worth of bond money from him. [Radar]
This spring marks the invasion of the supermodel. Just as “new nostalgia” is affecting fashion trends from the red carpet to clothing racks at Topshop (not to mention TV dinner trays at Target), the recession has likewise sparked a resurgence of interest in the seasoned supe. Take one look at high-fashion advertising campaigns for SS09 and the trend is clear: “Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista for Dsquared2, Gisele Bundchen and Kate Moss for Versace, Stephanie Seymour for Valentino, Claudia Schiffer for Yves Saint Laurent, and now, Amber Valletta in a stunning campaign for Loewe,” says Fashionologie. And fashion rags are following suit.
For its February issue, Vogue Canada has featured none other than icon Iman on its cover. Same with designer look books — think Missy Rayder making a comeback via Alexander Wang’s SS09 look book. Considering all of the aforementioned models have perhaps passed their heyday and still look flawless, the trend is infinitely inspiring. That is, objectively speaking. Realizing you’ll never have that figure and face — no matter what age you are — is another story entirely.
Well, know you can. And you have Karl Lagerfeld to thank. It seems the inimitable fashion designer has added yet another side project to his lengthy resume: dish designer. “It is said that the champagne coupe is inspired by Queen Marie Antoinette’s breast,” says Luxist. And, it was this fact that supposedly inspired Lagerfeld’s new breast-shaped bowl, modeled after the bosom of his fellow countrywoman and supermodel Claudia Schiffer.
“Lagerfeld’s version is a generous bowl with a rosy base which sits on a stand of three porcelain replicas of Dom Pérignon and a platter signed by Lagerfeld and Schiffer.” It can all be yours (as well as a bottle of Dom Pérignon Oenothèque ’95) for a mere $3,150. The price may seem a bit steep, but bragging rights like these are priceless.
What makes a supermodel? According to Naomi Campbell, “Models need to earn their stripes — I just think the term [supermodels] is used a little too loosely.” Campbell, who’s lucky enough to have arguably earned the title, goes on to say that “Kate Moss is obviously a supermodel but after Gisele, I don’t think there’s been one.” The original crop of supermodels includes Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Claudia Schiffer, and of course, Campbell, who dismisses the new crop of popular models like Agyness Deyn and Hilary Rhoda as unworthy of the supermodel tiara. Easy for her to say, all perched high on her glass stilettos and hurling objects at servants.