Last night, Milk feted the opening of Sante D'Orazio's exhibition, "Barely Private". We missed it for our last soccer game, but we'll be heading west to catch the show before it closes January 5th. The exhibition, a follow up to his "A Private View" ten years ago, links back to his photo diary of the same name, published by Taschen, which features a handful of models celebrities both disrobing and barely robed. D'Orazio, who's shot editorials for Vogue and campaigns for Versace, picked his portraits of Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Angelina Jolie, Diane Kruger, Claudia Schiffer, Brooke Shields and Keith Richards to hang on the walls of Milk. Each is hung in a collage-like format, mounted on the walls with handwritten notes about each subject and each experience. It's open to the public from now until the 5th, from 10am to 6pm.
Evolution of the Slash: A Retrospective of Models-Turned-Actresses
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.