Gender-bending model Andrej Pejic is set to become a reality TV show star, Italian Vogue reports. The show will follow the model who took global runways by storm- walking in both menswear and womenswear shows- as he embarks on a variety of job assignments. Shooting is currently underway in New York City.
Vogue.co.uk reports that supermodel Naomi Campbell will soon play mentor to aspirant models in a new show with a format similar to Tyra Banks’ ‘Next Top Model’. The US show titled ‘The Face’ is being produced by NBC Universal who are also responsible for ‘The Voice’. More supermodels whose names are yet to be announced will also be part of the show.
Meanwhile, Tyra Banks has reportedly dropped Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and J Alexander from ‘America’s Next Top Model’ in a bid to spice things up. It’s a cut throat business indeed!
France’s indoor smoking ban proved to be no deterent for Kate Moss when she left the audience gasping as she made a return to the catwalk in a Louis Vuitton show- fag in hand- in Paris on Wednesday. Fetish was the subject of the Marc Jacobs designed collection as rumours rage high that he is a candidate for John Galliano’s vacant post as head designer at Dior. Naomi Campbell also appeared on the ramp for the LV show.
Lea T, the transexual Brazilian model who shot to fame with a Givenchy ad campaign for autumn/winter 2010, hit the runways of Sao Paulo at the weekend making it her debut fashion week show. The Telegraph reports that Lea T had just done a LOVE Magazine cover shoot in which she kisses Kate Moss for the publication’s “Androgyny” issue.
Fashion is once again at the forefront of breaking boundaries by giving the world a transexual fashion icon.
That’s right! No more hiring models younger than 16 for catwalk shows. Models are to be provided with healthy meals, snacks and water backstage at fashion week and will be educated about eating disorders. These are some of the new regulations for hiring models as announced by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), reports Vogue.co.uk
Let’s see if anything will change and whether other fashion capitals will follow suit. I think it is great that designers are taking it upon themselves to change the industry which they, in the first place, helped shape as a place for girls who starve themselves. For some girls, whose dream it is to strut the catwalks of the world’s fashion capitals, going skinny means a lot of what they probably interprete as hard work; staying away from food in order to fit into those sample sizes.
Model and television star Alexa Chung is being called the Kate Moss of her generation as her style continues to garner attention. The star of ELLE UK’s November 2010 issue was last night awarded in the British Style category at the British Fashion Awards. Her style is quite something and she’s apprearing on best dressed lists the world over. As for the “Kate Moss of her generation” title, given to her by a New York Times writer… I do not know. That would make her a style icon, now wouldn’t it?
A little like a chameleon, adaptable to any situation and circumstance is how one Alexandra Robertshaw describes herself. And these traits are exactly what the judges of ELLE Magazine’s Fresh Face Talent Search required. The 17 year old from Johannesburg was last night announced as the inauagural winner of the talent search, one of many ELLE powered competitions aimed at strengthening South Africa’s fashion industry.
Robertshaw walks away with prizes to the value of R 45, 000 from various sponsors and will be the star of ELLE’s April 2011 issue. The other seven finalists will be featured in the January issue alongside Robertshaw and I keep wanting to call her “Bradshaw”
She also receives a two-year contract with BOSS models, will be appearing in the Woolworths campaigns for winter and summer 2011and check this… she’ll only be in matric next year. I bet the jocks at her school are swooning. Congratulations, Bradshaw… I mean… Robertshaw!