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Tao Okamoto for Kenzo S/S 11

Last Friday we took a look at Mario Testino‘s “Gangs of New York” story from Vogue February 2011 that featured Ford’s Tao Okamoto. For that editorial the Japanese wore Rodarte, but today it is her feature for the Kenzo S/S 11 campaign by another Mario, Mario Sorrenti, that has caught this page’s attention. The campaign for Antonio Marras‘s Kenzo spring line extends the breathtaking landscape motif of recent campaigns by situating Tao and the other models along a rocky shore with crashing waves. Continue reading

Nikola Jovanovic | GQ Italia Gennaio 2011

It has been days since I spoke about Ford Men on this page, which is no doubt a lingering side effect of having blogged, tweeted, and breathed them during almost every moment of that heady week in Milano. Perhaps I needed some distance, that’s all. That ends today after having pulled the January issue of GQ Italia from my once carry-on luggage. Continue reading

Ford Models Show Package NY F/W 11

Late last Friday, minutes before I was to leave the agency for the weekend, a delivery arrived from our uptown office at 57 W 57 St. With less than a fortnight until the F/W 11 show season kicks off in earnest at Lincoln Center, the delivery, an unassuming white box, could be only thing, Ford Vol. II, Paul Rowland‘s second show package of his Ford tenure. Even before Mr. Rowland’s arrival to the agency in March of last year his show packages were always a highlight of any runway season and Ford Vol. II is most certainly no exception. Continue reading

Ming Xi & Hyoni Kang | Dazed & Confused Feb. 2011

Dozens and dozens of magazines cross my desk at the Ford Models Blog each month — many still never even leave it. Few magazines, however hold a place in my black heart like Dazed & Confused does. Editor Rod Stanely‘s London-published monthly has a signature editorial style that can be identified squinting at fifty paces, which is no mean feat given the preponderance of periodicals in the johnny-come-lately world of fashion publishing. Continue reading

Karmen Pedaru | Vogue Paris Février 2011

With the clock running down on Carine Roitfeld‘s tenure at Vogue Paris the Ford Models Blog is going to savor every moment until full-time is called. There’s one more issue in the offing for the soon-to-be erstwhile editor-in-chief so I’ll dispense with any further eulogizing and instead call attention to the jewelry story featuring Ford’s Karmen Pedaru by photographer Paola Kudacki and fashion editor Véronique Didry. Continue reading

Anais, Hyoni, Tao, & Ming | Vogue Feb. 2011

The Ford Models Blog rarely ever reaches first for Vogue when it visits the newsstand. So long as Vogues Paris and Italia are staring down this page where it buys magazines in the West Village they simply cannot be resisted. That said, just like our very own, very small New York backyard Anna Wintour‘s monthly is not without its own unique rewards. Continue reading

Hannelore Knuts for Akris S/S 11

Apart from the usage fee, the acclaim, and the sheer nowness of a campaign, advertising offers another unique benefit, namely, the temporary reprieve from fashion’s impermanence. Say wot? The magazine editorial through the strictures of publishing is firmly anchored to a particular issue. That Sølve Sundsbø story was a brilliant shoot, but its sole foray into print at this point remains the December/January 2010-11 issue of Interview. Continue reading

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This page normally eschews the usage of all caps, but there are a few exceptions not least of which include our partnership with VMAN. Continue reading

Ming Xi for Diane von Furstenberg S/S 11

Ever since the Ford Models Blog left for Milan, spent sleepless nights in Milan, and returned from Milan it has had a devil of a time catching up with the countless editorials and campaigns that surfaced in its absence. Today and every day until New York Fashion Week F/W 11 this page will do its best to put that right and we thus begin with Ford’s Ming Xi featuring for the Diane von Furstenberg S/S 11 campaign by photographer Glen Luchford and stylist Anastasia Barbieri. Continue reading

Anais Mali | Vogue Italia gennaio 2011

There are few better places to find a sprawling thirty-two page editorial than in an issue of Vogue Italia. Whatever the gallery may think about photographer Steven Meisel the simple fact remains that his regular contribution to the Condé Nast monthly from editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani will be a discussion point whether or not it spits oil. Continue reading

Valentino Spring 2011 Couture

Ford’s Julia Saner, Hanne Gaby Odiele, and Sigrid Agren featured for the Valentino spring 2011 couture collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli. In addition to presenting two looks Julia Saner, current face of Valentino S/S 11, closed the show. Continue reading

Anne Sophie Monrad for BCBG Max Azria S/S 11

Blonde curls…white socks & heels…no, this isn’t a Harmony Korine film treatment, this is the BCBG Max Azria S/S 11 by photographer David Roemer featuring Ford’s Anne Sophie Monrad. Anne Sophie slots in perfectly for this spring campaign that will no doubt have almost everyone longing for warmer months as they slog through slushy Manhattan streets. Continue reading