Nothing will ever come close to the Supermodel Era during the 90s, but I feel a renaissance with models becoming household names is upon us. Personally, I say bring it on. I was a huge fan of Linda, Christy, Naomi and Cindy back in the day.
Vogue recently released their annual list of the fashion industry’s Top 10 female models and I thought I’d share it with you. I’m sure I’m not the only modelizer out there who might enjoy this. With regards to how Vogue determined which girl made the list is beyond me. I’m sure it had to do with who landed on the most editorials and covers of the publication’s various international editions. Check out the list below. I’m sure you might recognize a couple of the names.
Some consider Thanksgiving the start to the Holiday Season, while others wait for December 1st. For me, it’s when CBS airs their annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. No lie. It’s one of my favorite things in the entire world. Mark my words, one day I will attend it front row, hanging out with the supermodels respective boyfriends ;) While not as potent as last year’s telecast, the lingerie fashion show still managed to be the highest rated program of the night in the coveted demo. Congrats ladies.
For me, this wasn’t one of the best outings by Victoria’s Secret. I thought there was TOO much focus on the music acts. Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars all performed two sons apiece. IMHO, the show shines the best when it’s all about the ladies sashaying down the runway to a wicked mash-up. It’s their one time a year to shine. We can watch RiRi and the Biebs on the X Factor, Grammys, AMAs, VMAs and the list go on.
That said, there were a few highlights. The “Circus” theme was brilliant (thanks to the awesome mashup) as was the “Silver Screen Angels“. The giant-sized pinball props for the “Pink Is Us” was also worth noting. Even though a few ensembles from the “Calendar Girls” segment made my Top 15 list, it was the worst theme. When the outfits went wrong, they went horribly wrong. Check out my Top 15 favorites from last night’s show.
Last night, Dan and I attended NABS Cannes Lions Screening where award winning commercials from 2011 were shown. One of the commercials singled out for its outstanding achievement was Diesel’s Island campaign. Personally, I loved the print ads but wasn’t crazy about the commercial. But to each their own I say. For the brand’s 2012 Spring & Summer campaign, they’ve left the deserted island and headed back to the studio. Once again, I love the imagery but that goes without saying. Ever since I worked in retail back in the day, I’ve always appreciated the Italian denim’s visuals.
Photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, the campaign seems to be a play on misproportion. A bevy of female and male models pose with oversized and miniature props ranging from a boiling pot, bird cage, safe, life-sized robot and a dollhouse on fire to name a few. Simon Nessman, Patrick Kafka and Dmitriy Tanner are the trio of male models appearing in the ad campaign. I’m definitely going to highlight them in future editions of my Model Behavior weekly feature. They’re so dang cute.
Before sharing the images, I wanted to mention that one of my favorite female models of the moment is also featured in the series of photos. Chinese model Liu Wenn looks absolutely stunning. She’s currently ranked No. 6 in the fashion world on models.com. You might recognize her from watching the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show . Wen was the first Asian model to walk for the lingerie company. Other female models appearing in the ads are Catherine McNeil, Ashley Smith, Alison Nix and Maria Palm.