A designer of great renown, an award winning feature filmmaker, an iconic Belgian model, a trompe l’oeil, word balloons, intrigue, seduction, etc and so on all come together in this four and half minute video treatment for the Lanvin for H&M Fall 2010 campaign. Directed by Mike Figgis and featuring Ford’s Hannelore Knuts amongst an equally starry cast the video takes a cheeky look at the anticipation and borderline obsession surrounding the debut of the mass market line by Alber Elbaz.
Ford’s Hildie Gifstad features in Crash 53 Fall 2010 in an editorial photographed by Stefan Zschernitz and styled by fashion editor Sarah Cobb. Titled “Protection” the story does just what it says on the tin by picturing the Norwegian walking amidst a barren landscape possibly near the seaside bundled up under several layers. Protection is of course a breeze when it’s supplied in jacket-form amongst others by Hermès, Lanvin, Céline as well as in shawls by Kenzo by Antonio Marras and the odd pair of faux fur shoes by Chanel.
Ford Men’s CJ Hancock features in a Harper’s Bazaar November 2010 editorial photographed by Nick Haymes and styled by Brana Wolf. One solitary look that isn’t even described in the captions to his opposite number’s half dozen or more…such is the fate of a men’s booking for Bazaar.
Alas, more editorial with Ford’s Hanne Gaby Odiele! The occasion is Jimmy Fallon‘s conversation with designer Tommy Hilfiger in Interview November 2010 speaking about the brand’s twenty-five years in fashion. Photographed by Craig McDean and styled by Karl Templer Hanne Gaby cuts a sexy figure wearing this naughty number from the Tommy Hilfiger S/S 11 collection along with custom cut-out argyle socks by Tao.
During the month of October, under the coordination of sisters Stefanie and Rachel Berks of the Ford Art Department, members of the greater Ford Models family in New York took a moment to create a series of video messages with models, makeup artists, stylists, parents, bookers, and others to show LGBTQ youth that indeed life gets better.
The Ford Models Blog tends to buy Vogue Nippon regardless of the editorials, but as ever the four week lag between the Japanese release and its appearance on Manhattan newsstands leaves us more sour than a spoonful of sanbaizu. Today, however is different in at least in the respect that we have an actual complete story before the magazine issue, which will likely arrive some time in July of 2014. Ford’s Hanne Gaby Odiele features in a Vogue Nippon December 2010 editorial photographed by Matt Irwin and styled by Aurora Sansone.
Don’t know about you, but the Ford Models Blog is dubious about editorial photo captions that make mention of intangibles — fragrances, lotions, hair products, etc. Who is to say these phantoms were in fact present at the time of the portrait like a clearly visible knit sweater and heel were?
Ford Men’s golden boy Aiden Andrews bags another F/W 10 campaign and this time for Raf Simons. The connections between designer, photographer, fashion editor, makeup, hair and model that crisscross this campaign alone are dizzying. Raf Simons of course designs his own line as well as the menswear and womenswear lines for Jil Sander.
If the only editorials that were available were those blogged and reblogged on the interweb, then stories such as Paolo Roversi‘s excellent “‘Round about Midnight” featuring Ford’s Valerija Kelava would suffer not least because it hadn’t even appeared in its entirety in the so-called sphere of blogs. As it is there is something unseemly about uploading scans of pictures that are otherwise beautifully laid out on the page replete with captions, designer names, production credits and all printed on rich paper stock (depending on the magazine).
Ford Men’s Petey Wright features in Citizen K International Fall 2010 in an editorial photographed by Harley Weir and styled by Jérôme André. Titled “Art Is Heart” the story takes a bleary eyed look at the Fall 2008 VMAN model search winner in various states of undress. When bothered by the stylist to be clothed Petey wears the odd piece from Dior Homme, Polo Ralph Lauren, Uniqlo +J, Gaultier 2, or whatever else happened to have been lying on the studio floor.