Words like “legend” and “visionary” are often overused–especially in the fashion world. But both would accurately describe modeling agent John Casablancas, who died Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil of cancer, the New York Times is reporting. He was 70.
If the glamorous supermodel era of the ’80s and ’90s could be attributed to one person, it would be Casablancas. But his career was shrouded in almost as much controversy as it was glamor.
Victoria’s Secret Angel Behati Prinsloo might not have been discussing new fiance Adam Levine at last night’s launch of the latest Victoria’s Secret perfume (her handlers told me questions about her recent engagement were off limits), but she’s obviously on cloud nine this week.
“This is one of the most incredible days of my life,” she told the audience, “not only because of this fragrance but because of everything that’s just happened, to this point–I just want to cry!” And then she did, several times.
A modeling agency that represents women of all sizes? In an industry that likes to categorize women–as “straight size” (0-2) or “plus size” (12-16)–it’s a revolutionary concept. But that’s just what former Ford agents Gary Dakin and Jaclyn Sarka, both of whom co-directed Ford’s plus board for many years, have done in setting up their new agency JAG. “We are the first agency in New York that’s dedicated solely to women of all sizes,” Dakin said.
Models are usually seen and not heard. But Josephine Skriver, who has starred in campaigns for Michael Kors, MAC, and DKNY and walked the runways for Lanvin, Erdem, and Diane Von Furstenberg has something to say.
The Danish model grew up with two sets of gay parents–and now, she’s sharing her story to help the LGBT community’s fight for equality.
Karlie Kloss is certainly not shy about taking it all off for Vogue. And with a body like that why would she be?
It’s been a while since we checked in on Vogue‘s Health Initiative, which officially celebrated its one year anniversary in June. Introduced last May, the initiative outlined six tenets which would work to promote health and well-being in the pages of Vogue‘s 19 (now 20) international editions.
So how much progress has the Health Initiative one year later? We investigated.