Nestled in the shadows of Citi Field in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens is an enclave of auto repair garages, transmission specialists, and junk yards. Although the manufacturing sliver of the New York City Planning Commission zoning map doesn’t appear in any of the glossy brochures for the recently built Mets stadium, it does figure prominently as backdrop for a shadowy Essential Homme November / December 2011 editorial featuring Linus Gustin (Ford Men) photographed by Marco Falcetta.
PRETTY PARTY STYLE. dresses that POP, jewels that SPARKLE, and shoes that ROCK. PLUS the coolest jacket you’ll ever own. The previous three phrases in all their typographical incongruity are but a selection of the many attention grabbing headlines that appear on Teen Vogue December / January 2012. For the sake of this page, however the issue’s main attraction is a sugary sweet story featuring Ondria Hardin (Ford) and Andie Arthur (Ford) photographed by Jason Kibbler.
Anne Sophie Monrad (Ford) features in a new editorial by photographer David Urbanke in the online magazine The Ones2Watch New Wave. The Jordan Bradfield and Jamie Kreindler-styled story adopts a much sunnier approach to its blonde heroine than its shadowy, film noir namesake “I Walk Alone” starring Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas ever would have deigned.
Although Corinna Ingenleuf (Ford) recently moved to New York, the German model’s presence in leading European editions of Vogue has gone uninterrupted since summer. The other week her Richard Burbridge Vogue Italia story was mentioned in Daily Links and today it is her portrait by Max von Gumppenberg & Patrick Bienert in Vogue Deutsch November 2011 that is of particular interest.
On the Level
While most citizens would think twice about slipping into a pair of second-skin leather pants for day, models are not most citizens. So it’s not Karmen’s legwear that caught our eye, rather her pairing with a feminine, fitted jacket on top. It’s very ladies who lunch, without any of the attendant stuffiness. Another notch on the cool scale? Contrasting animal-print accessories and a pair of aviators, which are more ladies who rock.
Thursday evening the annual Fashion Forward reception and runway show to benefit the Gay Men’s Health Crisis took place at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 West 18th Street. Over 70 models featured in the runway show that included looks from designers Chris Benz, Thom Browne, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marlon Gobel, Sally LaPointe, Zang Toi, Timo Weiland, and VPL. On the night models from divisions Ford, Ford Women, Ford Men, and Ford Men Direct turned out in full force and many of them can be seen in this backstage video.