Viktor & Rolf couture, fall 2015

The Babes of the Fall 2015 Couture Shows

We go backstage at the fall 2015 couture shows in Paris. Photos by Sonny Vandevelde...


Viktor & Rolf

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Jul 10, 2015 21:36:00
Vivienne Westwood

The Studs of the Spring 2016 Men's Shows

We go backstage at the spring 2016 men's shows in Paris and Milan. Photos by Sonny Vandevelde...


Vivienne Westwood

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Jun 30, 2015 15:58:00
Hari Nef

Trans-Model Hari Nef Signs with IMG

At this very moment, these five minutes, the modeling industry seems transfixed by the spawn of privilege (Kendall, Gigi, Cara, Smiths). But that's hardly stopping a slew of trailblazers from edging into the business on the basis of merit and intrigue. Brooding trans-model Hari Nef is the latest such challenger, having recently signed with the gold standard of agencies, IMG.

The 22-year-old Massachusetts native and Columbia graduate shared the news with her Instagram followers. “I can't verbalize how thrilled i am," she wrote with a tinge of irony (because how could she verbalize it?), "to be joining the @imgmodels family thanks are due to @ivanmbart for his generosity and vision.” Ivan Bart is IMG's managing director, who took to Twitter with exclamatory glee: “Today begins our journey with @harinef. This girl's future is so bright; the guys got knocked out behind her!”

Though still fledgling, with only Hood by Air, Selfridges, Eckhaus Latta, and Adam Selman under her belt, Hari Nef has mystery, acerbity, and an exploding Instagram presence on her side. Not to mention the steely gaze of Stella Tennant, the gothy vibe of Siouxsie Sioux, and the mannish mane of Dorothy Parker.

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May 29, 2015 15:03:00
Lineisy Montero @ Prada

Lineisy Montero

In one's debut modeling gig, one wants to stand out. Enter Lineisy Montero, who stole the Prada show — a Milan exclusive — with, among her many other charming traits, a baby afro.

The 19-year-old Dominican isn't the first to sport the 'do, but for Prada, whose influence on the fashion world is like none other, it's a coup. The brand inexplicably went 15 years without a single black model on its runway, not since Naomi Campbell in 1997. It took Jourdan Dunn in 2008 to break the spell, and from then on it's been relaxed, straight black hair.

Following Prada, Lineisy walked for a number of shows in Paris, including Céline, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, and of course Miu Miu. And she'll go on to do all kinds of amazing things. But she'll always be remembered for her natural hair at Prada in 2015. She was, in effect, a doppelganger of her idol, Lupita Nyong'o, who by the way wore Prada to the Oscars. The house seems to be making up for lost ground.

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Mar 18, 2015 16:22:00

Model Behavior: Paris Backstage 2/2

Backstage at the Paris fall 2015 collections: Dior, Vivienne Westwood,
Chloé, Mugler, Acne Studios, Kenzo, Emanuel Ungaro
Photos by Sonny Vandevelde


Dior


Dior

 

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Mar 06, 2015 20:01:00

Model Behavior: Paris Backstage 1/2

Backstage at the Paris fall 2015 collections: Rick Owens, Dries Van Noten,
Lanvin, Balmain, Vionnet, Rochas, Manish Arora
Photos by Sonny Vandevelde


Rick Owens


Rick Owens

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Mar 06, 2015 20:01:00

Model Behavior: Milan Backstage

Backstage at the Milan fall 2015 collections: Prada, Fendi, Gucci, Versace, Pucci,
Dolce & Gabbana, Bottega Veneta, Jil Sander, N°21, Moschino, Alberta Ferretti, Etro
Photos by Sonny Vandevelde


Prada


Prada


Prada

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Feb 27, 2015 15:01:00

Model Behavior: Thom Browne Backstage

Watch Thom Browne's girls having a whale of a time backstage at his fall 2015 collection. Photos by Sonny Vandevelde...

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Feb 17, 2015 23:54:00

Model Behavior: New York Backstage

Backstage at the New York fall 2015 collections: Richard Chai, Prabal Gurung, Altuzarra,
Jason Wu, Tommy Hilfiger, Diane Von Furstenberg, Karen Walker, Thakoon, Derek Lam
Photos by Sonny Vandevelde


Richard Chai


Richard Chai


Richard Chai


Prabal Gurung

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Feb 17, 2015 15:01:00

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