Kate Moss doesn't just inspire designers; she inspires artists. She's been painted by Lucian Freud and sculpted in gold by Marc Quinn. She's even caught the attention of graffiti artists Banksy and Mr. Brainwash.
Now the man who created a hologram of Queen Elizabeth, Chris Levine, has teamed with makeup artist extraordinaire (and friend of Kate) Charlotte Tilbury to further immortalize the supe, rendering her as a "holographic stereogram," a kind of light installation. “Kate has been an ambition of mine for some time," Levine told the Telegraph. "I always felt she was someone who somehow transcended fame and for whatever reason her spirit was resonant in contemporary pop culture. It’s that spirit I wanted to express, to radiate.”
The large-scale portrait was unveiled today in Levine’s first solo show, Light 3.142, at the Fine Art Society Contemporary, where it will remain on view through June 17, after which it will go up at Selfridges for one week.
Today, Cindy Crawford stepped out on the Cannes red carpet, visibly confident that her 47-year-old body would stand the test of time in an unforgiving goddess gown by Roberto Cavalli. It did.
Also today, Christy Turlington was named the "new" face of Calvin Klein. Of course faces usually come with bodies, and it's expected that both will be in excellent shape when the Mario Sorrenti-lensed campaign reaches magazines in the fall. The 44-year-old mother of two, whose first modeling gig for the house was a 1988 campaign by Irving Penn, replaces Lara Stone, who's likely worn out from all her non-stop, contractually obligated, busty flawlessness.
These high-fives come the day after Angelina Jolie's sensational and very brave op-ed in the New York Times detailing her decision to undergo a double mastectomy and urging others to have the test that opened her eyes, saving countless lives. So, a good week for women so far.
Sunning and luxuriating in the SoCal desert, occasionally dancing spastically to live acts by their favorite bands, the beautiful people were made for a music festival like Coachella. This is their domain. They came, they saw, they tweeted...
Chanel Iman & Alexander Wang:
Rita Ora via Jeremy Scott:
WHAT WHAT ritaora IS IN DA HOUUSSEEEE !!! instagram.com/p/YEE46lyMKU/— JEREMY SCOTT (@ITSJEREMYSCOTT) April 13, 2013
Ke$ha via Jeremy Scott:
Jeremy Scott via Pablo Olea:
Best weekend ever slatertrout @ Coachella instagram.com/p/YEqawBEoK-/— Ireland B Baldwin (@IrelandBBaldwin) April 14, 2013
In the middle of 100,000 people at Coachella listening to Knife Party blow our minds. Unforgettable… instagram.com/p/YGR5mID5MI/— Slater Trout (@SlaterTrout) April 14, 2013
With her popsicle-blue eyes and chiseled jaw, Swedish stunner Ellinore Erichsen was made for editorial. The walking ice sculpture, who's often compared to Aymeline Valade, first began appearing in Stockholm-based magazines like Bon, then defrosted in Gallic glossies like French Glamour and Madame Figaro, as well as alterna-titles such as Purple.
At the fall collections, her runway debut, she merely dipped her toe in the water, walking only for London designers, including Christopher Kane and Roksanda Ilincic. We suspect she won't hesitate to jump right in at the spring '14 shows.
You gotta hand it to Cameron Russell, the Victoria's Secret model who keeps blasting the fashion industry for its skin-deep superficiality. Just months ago she gave a scathing speech at the tech-geek conference TED, in which she painted a pretty harsh picture of the modeling industry and claimed it was not supposed to be a career path for her (although it's doubtful the audience of presumed virgins was listening very intently)...
Now the Columbia poli-sci major is at it again, going on ABC's Nightline to denounce the modeling biz, saying "It requires a genetic lottery win. It's just a lot of luck"...
So kudos to Cameron, who's walked for everyone from Chanel to Versace and appeared in campaigns for Louis Vuitton and Calvin Klein, for exposing the bushy underbelly of the rag trade. But one has to wonder: Why is she still modeling?
You'll want to set aside a chunk of time for this. Wilhelmina has plunked 53 videos onto YouTube—all in smart black-and-white—of their models at the New York, Milan, and Paris fall collections. Do what we did and start with the first, Marike Le Roux at Hermès, and let them play continuously until the end, when David Hundertmark muses about being young and traveling the world. Models really are perfect. Plus, you've never heard so many adorable accents.
In what could just be wishful thinking by horny men everywhere, a website called Now This News is claiming they have an "internal memo" from Playboy confirming Kate Moss will cover its 60th anniversary issue in January 2014. The site further claims the shoot, taking place this month in London, will be shot by Mert & Marcus and styled by Alex White.
As farfetched as this is, it wouldn't be the first time the related yet very opposing fields of fashion and porn have crossed paths. A few years ago, a nude Lara Stone was seen frolicking in French Playboy. Since Kate has never shown much interest in keeping her Moss covered (yet always tastefully), this rumor could very well be true.
No one could have guessed that Alex Kirtoka would open Christian Dior couture earlier this week, after only a smattering of magazine work, mostly in her native Ukraine. Maybe it's her crazy-blue eyes or her resemblance to Karlie Kloss, or perhaps Raf Simons just wanted to surprise everyone with a total wildcard. Whatever the case, her lock on 2013 is certain.