Just something we noticed while flipping through shows yesterday...
Beauty and fame often go hand-in-hand, so it makes sense that models and actresses seem to be forever trading places. The latest model to make the jump to acting is Erin Wasson, who we got a first look at in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter today. And she's following in the footsteps of some of acting's biggest names, like Mila Jovovich and Cameron Diaz, who got their start as models. But while the model-turned-actress is certainly not a new breed, there seem to have been even more slashes emerging recently: Gemma Ward, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Brooklyn Decker, for instance, have all made the jump. And the new Mad Max movie (Mad Max: Fury Road) is almost cast entirely with models: former model Charlize Theron and more current ones Abbey Lee and Rosie Huntington Whitely are all set to star. And while the model/actress transition is certainly not rare--it can be hard to pull off (see: Cindy Crawford in Fair Game). Click through for our round-up of the most memorable models-turned-actresses.
Titanic hits theaters tomorrow for the first time in about fifteen years--though this time the drama, action and the infamous iceberg will be bigger thanks to 3-D technology. But that's not the only thing that's grown--the film's stars, Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio's fame has also sky-rocketed since the movie first hit theaters. And according to Winslet, Leo has, um, grown in other ways as well. The English actress said of the film, "We do look very different, we’re older. Leo’s 37, I’m 36 – we were 21 and 22 when we made that film. You know, he’s fatter now – I’m thinner.” ...You said it, Kate, not us! Check out our round up of Leo and Kate through the years– through thick and thin, in both weight and fashion. Has Kate’s style stayed afloat, and did Leo’s sink with the ship? Click through to see what we think!
Yesterday's most buzzed about shows were easily Alexander Wang and Altuzarra. In addition to showing on the same day and being generally hot young designers, Wang and Altuzarra had something else in common: they both featured huge fur mittens in their fall collections. However, as is often the case, Balenciaga did it first.