Show Packages: think of them as baseball cards for the fashion set. For casting directors, they're pertinent to their jobs in the days leading up to Fashion Week, but for the rest of us... well, they're another excuse to ogle pretty faces, and take a look at who will be gracing the runways during the upcoming week. The biggest agencies are rolling out their strongest lineups this season...and while some present rather basic packages featuring simple photos of their models, there are a few that take creative license in the best way.
Ford Models outfitted their girls in the tradition of lazy-luxe glamor: white silkscreen Ford sweatshirts, uplifted by dramatic period effects: floor-sweeping skirts and dusters, petticoats, headdresses, feathered boleros, fur stoles and coats that will make you want to stroke your computer screen. IMG has to be the most striking package by far, turning their already statuesque models into literal works of art, superimposing their likenesses into iconic western paintings that are as recognizable to the art history geek as the models are to the fashion-obsessed.
DNA, Women, Supreme, and Major kept theirs simple--black and white, or neutral hued shots of their girls. Soul Artist and Muse embraced the graphic vibe: Muse imbued each shot with the small red and green dots and bold lettering characteristic of comic book art, while Soul Artist framed each girl's shot with elaborate doodles you might find in the notebook of a college student at the end of a a three-hour seminar.
Click through to see some of our favorite show cards, and a few of the familiar faces who will be walking in New York this season.