The Ford procession through various international issues of Vogue continues unabated with this Vogue Italia agosto 2011 editorial featuring Ford’s Karmen Pedaru and Ming Xi photographed by Emma Summerton.
VMAN has in Ford Men’s Clark Cord & Matthew Terry the very archetypes the forthcoming VMAN 23 sets out to celebrate. In a pair of recently released promotional videos by Cycy Sanders this season’s VMAN winners Clark and Matthew are presented to the world along archetypal lines as athlete and artist respectively.
The other week Ford’s Karmen Pedaru graced this page with a furious punk redolence courtesy of that Interview August 2011 story by Fabien Baron. Today, the Michael Kors F/W 2011 campaign model continues in this rich shapeshifting vein with an all-blonde British Vogue September 2011 story by photographer Paul Wetherell and fashion editor Miranda Almond.
On Friday the entry posted on this page about a certain Citizen K International Summer 2011 magazine cover by Grégory Derkenne that featured amongst other things a campy pink background, an Eli Saab Couture embroidered lace veil, and… The 67×90 pixel thumbnail that accompanied the posted link on the Ford Models Facebook certainly divided opinion ranging from 100+ resoundingly positive comments and likes on one side to sort of Terms of Service brinksmanship practiced by the company founded by celebrated women’s rights champion and Facemash creator Mark Zuckerberg.
A month ago I waxed lyrical about the Chinese microblogging service called Sina Weibo. That service alone breaks more covers of Vogue服饰与美容 (literally “Vogue Fashion and Beauty”), what the West calls Vogue China, than even the excellent tFS Forums could ever dream.
If the name of photographer Matthew Kristall rings a bell, then it’s for good reason. He is the inspired presence behind the camera for many a T Magazine story and that memorable shot of Ford’s Julia Saner blowing a kiss at the closure of the Christian Dior F/W 2011 show in March.
Fourteen years ago the United Kingdom handed over Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China after having previously leased it for 99 years. Since that handover the former British dependency off China’s southeastern coast has become a de facto expression of the mainland’s juggernaut status on the world stage.
On Tuesday Models.com smacked the world upside the head with a cover preview of Dansk A/W 2011 featuring Ford’s Sigrid Agren photographed by Aitken Jolly. This cover makes it three so far for Sigrid this year that also includes Numéro Tokyo April 2011 and Bon International S/S 11.
LOVE 6, the sixth issue of the Katie Grand-edited biannual spelled in all caps, has hit Manhattan newsstands like any 432 page magazine for $19.99 ($21.76 w/tax) would — with a resounding thud. When the resultant plume of dust settled around the stack of LOVEs (8 different covers, mind, collect them all!), therein contained was an editorial by photographer Sølve Sundsbø featuring Ford’s Hannah Noble and Anais Mali.
If Diesel campaigns are all about cheek, then Dolce & Gabbana’s are all about correctness. Put another way, they champion rectitude in a world gone to the dogs or at least one perceived to have gone that way. A Dolce & Gabbana campaign is that older Italian brother who takes his junior to task for smoking that first cigarette despite himself being a seasoned pack-a-day smoker.