Kellan Lutz, why now? There is a critical mass point in the career of a successful model where his image ceases to only advertise a fragrance or undergarments and starts to connote the himself. Anonymity evaporates and suddenly the hunk of man in the bespoke suit has a name, an identity. Who today can look at the Calvin Klein X Underwear campaign and not think, “That’s Kellan Lutz, the Twilight bloke”?
The Chanel Resort 2011 show took place in Saint-Tropez this week and featured Ford Models’ Brad Kroenig, Crystal Renn, and Hanne Gaby. With Karl Lagerfeld casting the show there was little surprise at the inclusion of his friend and male icon Brad Kroenig.
Meet Michael Wozniak, 6’2″ (188 cm), 20-years-old, winner of the VMAN FORD MODEL SEARCH and currently on the cover of VMAN18 photographed by Terry Richardson. Two weeks after the Florida native’s pictures were submitted to VMAN for consideration Michael had already met with Ford agents and was shortlisted as a finalist. Sometimes new models struggle with the transition into fashion, but not Michael. He also studies business and is a member of the Saint Leo University men’s golf team.
Introducing Michael Wozniak, now represented by Ford Models. Please visit fordmodelsblog.com to see pictures of and read about Michael.
We mentioned this story last week and here’s a not-so-subtle reminder to buy the June 2010 issue of Glamour featuring Crystal Renn photographed by Matthias Vriens-McGrath. We would also like to remind you that owning an auto repair garage is not a prerequisite for hanging the below tear sheet of Crystal on your wall. A dusty 12″ of Van Halen‘s 1984, however might stand you in good stead!
One look at the new pictures of Crystal Renn by photographer Armin Morbach and styled by Ingo Nahrwold for German magazine Tush and you’ll be clamoring to swap your studio apartment’s brick walls and hardwood floors for wooden paneling and carpeting. Crystal’s smoldering good looks threaten at every turn to ignite the poly fibers of this Calvin Kleinish set. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, 2010 is Crystal’s year.
Before the weekend begins we’d like to rattle off some last minute sundries…
+ Kate Kosushkina garners special praise from PRODn, the Production at Art + Commerce blog, for the look of hers they describe as “expensive.” Visit PRODn to read the complete story.
Ford Men‘s Ethan James appears in a cover story in the May issue of U Magazine photographed by Shannon Sinclair with hair by Song Isabel Hee, makeup by Mark Anthony Edio, and styling by Jessie Cohan. Shot in Coney Island the editorial features Ethan wearing an eclectic array of vests, wrestling suits, and a stylish pair of vintage boots. Verdict: Ethan’s the perfect casting choice for U Magazine‘s “Male Issue.”
Tao Okamoto appears in the Beauty section of the June 2010 issue of Vogue Nippon in a story photographed by François Nars and styled by Patti Wilson. MDC reported this last week and ever since we’ve been shaking like rice paper waiting to get our hands on the actual issue — our news agent still has only the May issue. In lieu of the tear sheets we pointed our Firefox to the portfolio of François Nars at theCollectiveShift and found the story and lo, what a story! What shade of eyeshadow doesn’t look good on Tao? Crikey.