Models walk in fashion shows, this is a part of their job description. Supermodels used to walk in shows all the time back in the 90’s, recently they have been more limited to editorials and advertisements. Giles Deacon decided to change this. He was obviously influenced by the Prada and Louis Vuitton shows last Spring, but he decided to take it to the next level.
The models in the Giles show were the top names in the industry. Opening the show was Agyness Deyn followed by Bambi, a few models later new mother Alessandra Ambrosio strutted, in a bikini no less. Then there was Karolina Kurkova, Lindsey Wixon, Chanel Iman, Behati Prinsloo, Jessica Stam, Dree Hemingway, Kasia Struss, and Coco Rocha. But then comes the true surpise, the heavy hitters which have walked in quite some time, Stella Tennant and Veruschka.
Veruschka photographed by Richard Avedon
For those who don’t know, Veruschka is 71 years old, and one of the first super models popular in the 1960’s.
And Stella Tennant is now 40 years old, and is a very popular British model known for her androgynous look.
There was something else quite surprising featured on the Giles catwalk. Curves. He was following the hourglass trend from last season and amplified it in his dresses.
Muiccia Prada does no wrong in my eyes. Both Prada and Mui Mui are amazing brands which speak to me. I loved loved (loved) the Spring/Summer 2010 collection as well as the Fall/Winter which will hit stores soon. The advertisements are always quirky and charming (see below) but the most recent campaign features very alien like models and a whole lot of air brushing.
This is the Spring/Summer campaign featuring Lindsey Wixon, big lips and all.
Super 60’s, Twiggy inspired, it is amazing and perfect and I love it.
But now with the Fall/Winter, the trend is more towards completely washed out faces and unrealistic face/body shapes:
I love the so called “alien” models such as Gemma Ward and Lily Cole, and it seems to me like this trend is coming back in the fashion industry. However, Daphne Groenveld, the far left model honestly scares me in this image, but she is super pretty in real life. And Lindsey Wixon is featured in these ads again, she is the one with the completely unrealistic cleavage. The amount of photo shopping done to her chest bothers me to no end, and especially because it is done quite poorly. I am no expert on photo-shopping, and I won’t pretend to be, but the shading and highlighting looks too fake to me, I am overly distracted by it too appreciate the great clothing.
These are images of Lindsey in a bathing suit: