The Ford Models Blog can sit on a winning hand for only so many days, but eventually must lay out what readers surely will consider to be a royal flush. We’re of course talking about the Francisco Lachowski interview special from the other week that we produced fresh on the heels of his sojourn in Japan.
The Ford Models Blog openly admits that its threshold to making mention of Hannelore Knuts is extremely low. In fact, just the other day she bought a quart of milk from the bodega around the corner, which we’ve been meaning to mention all week. Dairy tales aside, it is Ultramegalore‘s birthday today — gelukkige verjaardag! — and we would be remiss if Thursday’s solo blog entry was not devoted to her.
What distinguishes V from most any other fashion magazine on the newsstand today is its refusal to simply accept the world as is. Think of how The Size Issue (V63) spooked the hell out of the fashion world by directly addressing the very existence of, deep breath, differently sized bodies.
Ford Men’s Francisco Lachowski speaks with Damien Neva of the Ford Models Blog in this interview special. Please visit fordmodelsblog.com
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.