If you feel like you didn’t see much of street style starlet Taylor Tomasi Hill this past fashion month, that’s because you didn’t.
Tomasi Hill is deliberately avoiding photographers, repeating outfits and slipping in and out of shows ala Anna Wintour, according to our sources. The reason? She reportedly wants her position as Moda Operandi’s artistic director to be taken more seriously.
To be fair, this doesn’t mean she’s gone altogether. Tomasi Hill did a photo diary for Harperbazaar.com over fashion week, and was featured on Style.com.
But her dialed-back presence should not go unnoticed, as she’s not the only one in that first crop of street style stars to selectively avoid the spotlight.
On the one hand, it does look a bit like a ’90s Gap ad and we’re sure Fashion Spot commenters are complaining about Alt’s lackluster styling. But on the other hand, it’s kind of amazing. Alt chose a great cast of gals who look awesome together, photographed beautifully by Inez & Vinoodh, and the simple outfits definitely highlight each woman’s beauty.
When Carine Roitfeld left French Vogue, rumors circulated that one racy fashion editorial in particular was the reason for her firing. It featured children, like the now-infamous Thylane Blondeau, dressed provocatively in adult clothing and makeup, posing suggestively. It was a little creepy, as was much of Vogue Enfants.
So it’s no surprise to find that, like the rest of the magazine under new EIC Emmanuelle Alt, Vogue Paris’ children’s editorials have gotten a little more tame–which is definitely a good thing.
We rounded up the 25 best dressed from all the fashion weeks. You’re welcome.
Vogue Paris is just about the last fashion glossy to unveil its all-important September issue (why you always so slow, Vogue Italia?), and the reveal comes with an overall redesign of the iconic glossy, solidifying new-ish EIC Emmanuelle Alt‘s stamp on the magazine and fully realizing her point of view.
You know it’s almost officially summer when you start seeing topless pictures of Gisele popping up on magazine covers. This morning Vogue Paris tweeted this picture of Gisele on their June/July “body special” issue. When you’re doing a body issue, Gisele is an obvious choice. And wow. What an ass a body it is.
Continuing the recent resurgence of ’90s supermodels, Laetitia Casta graces the cover of Vogue Paris’ May 2012 issue (left). While the cover hasn’t gotten the warmest reception from Fashion Spot commenters, we like the fresh, effortless simplicity and how it showcases Casta’s natural beauty. Still, it’s a far cry from pre-Emmanuelle Alt covers and, as Read more →
Pierre Balmain, the more gently priced secondary line from Balmain, launched its second ever collection in Paris this week. The look is very Emmanuelle Alt (though she once styled Balmain’s shows, she has nothing to do with the line): Skinny black pants (in leather or denim), an ultra-soft tee, and blazers with strong shoulders. When you want to mix it up–a leather motocross jacket. There’s a little added glitz for fall in some sequined leggings, and a bit of Jane Birkin in the more flowy pieces (as you can see in the above video). And there’s a little bit of Carine Roitfeld in that incredibly sexy sheer dress. So basically if you want to look like a chic French “It” girl–here you go.
Emmanuelle Alt is not your average Vogue editor and we’re beginning to love her for that.
When the French Vogue EIC enlisted her staff and some models to create this incredible video performance of “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wham! we thought it was the best thing we’ve seen fashion people do in a long time. It was completely unexpected, original and something we couldn’t imagine Alt’s American counterpart doing in our wildest dreams. And now, thanks to Grazia, we know how it came about.
According to the British rag, it was all Alt’s idea. “I didn’t really [have to] think about it too much, because you know, I love Wham and George Michael!’
This should make your Monday a little better. To celebrate the relaunch of Vogue.fr, Vogue Paris’ website (it looks a lot cleaner and more like a Tumblr site now), EIC Emmanuelle Alt, French TV personality Mademoiselle Agnès, and models Anja Rubik, Karmen Pedaru, Jasmine Tookes and Kendra Spears got together to perform Wham! “Wake Me Read more →