Wow does Anna Wintour know how to put on a show! The US Vogue editor in chief decided to up the stakes for Fashion's Night Out 2010 by staging a catwalk show, but only the best will do for Ms. Wintour. She recruited some of the world's best known models for the show including Naomi Campbell, Gisele Bundchen, Coco Rocha, Karlie Kloss and Lily Donaldson. They modeled pieces from a range of designers including Yves Saint Laurent, Celine and Zac Posen. The catwalk was circular allowing for easy viewing for attendees. The super models arrived on an open top bus as they danced to "Empire State of Mind". Click through to see photos.
Several Autumn ad campaigns have been revealed over the last few days including Gucci and Aquascutum, so I thought I would bring you a round up. Plenty of models are taking centre stage this year as Karlie Kloss remains the face of Dior and Aquascutum. For the latter, she poses surrounded by male models; Matt Benstead, Jacob Coupe and Tristan Knights. Raquel Zimmermann is getting sultry on the bonnet of a car for the pre-fall Gucci campaign. She poses with Joan Smalls and was shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Other campaigns which have been revealed include Alexa Chung for Pepe jeans and Mirte Maas for Chanel. See below for larger images.
As the new month begins, there is a whole range of new magazine issues for us to get our teeth in to and this month there are a few A list coverstars. Demi Moore has bagged the cover of Elle, Gemma Arterton for In Style and Gywneth Paltrow for Vogue.
Gwyneth was shot by Mario Testino for the magazine where she talks about her life as an Oscar winning actress. Karlie Kloss also stars in the publication showing off the Americana trend. Last week, the Vogue fund winner was announced as Erdem which the magazine explains further.
Will you be picking up a May copy of Vogue?
We're seeing a lot of Karlie Kloss in 2010, she even appeared on the catwalk in Paris yesterday for Dior. The model is the face of British label Aquascutum for Spring 2010 as she poses with Roch Barbot. She appears in the classic trench coat with statement lips for the shoot which was inspired by, "escapism, returning from a summer music festival, and dancing in the moonlight. It’s the story of a couple caught before or after an embrace, at dusk or dawn." The ad campaign was shot by Willy Vanderperre who worked with Michael Herz, head of the brand’s women’s wear design, on a recent i-D magazine issue. Karlie's ads will appear in the March issues of magazines, what do you think?
2010 is looking to be a busy year for Karlie Kloss. The American model has already landed the Dior campaign and now she can add Hermes and a Vogue Italia cover to her CV. Karlie poses for Hermes with a stack of classic silk scarves and a thick plait.
I love the colours in this campaign and it's perfect for the Spring. Karlie was also shot falling over for the latest issue of Italian Vogue.
Are you happy to see Karlie landing such high profile campaigns?
The new year has introduced us to a lot of new ad campaigns. There is a big variation for Spring with bold shapes at Givenchy, controversial imagery at Lanvin and sultry Claudia Schiffer for Chanel. We can now add another to the mix as Karlie Kloss' first Dior campaign has been revealed. It was shot by Craig McDean as Karlie poses with a top handle black handbag. It's a classy image and Karlie looks very sophisticated, which I like. What do you think of this ad campaign?
There is still time to vote in my poll for your favourite model of 2009, but Vogue's top model across the globe has just been revealed. American born Karlie Kloss gained the most editorial space ahead of Lara Stone and Sasha Pivovarova, whilst Patrick Demarchelier was the top photographer. Karlie dominated both American and British editions of the publication with Malgosia Bela and Lily Donaldson being the other popular names for the UK. Interestingly, Vogue UK had the smallest number of models and photographers used overall. Is Karlie one of your top models too?
As the Summer sales begin, all eyes move to Autumn and more specifically, the ad campaigns! Emma Watson's Burberry campaign has already impressed most of you and here is another for the September issue. The Spring Pringle of Scotland campaigns starred Brit models Pixie Geldof and Daisy Lowe as well as New Yorker Lydia Hearst. This season it's Karlie Kloss in the limelight as she poses in the Autumn collection. It was shot by Interview magazine's art director Fabien Baron and has a classic feel to it. What do you think of these black and white images?
We've already drooled all over the new Topshop collection and planned our outfits but here is the icing on the cake. New Brit it-model Jourdan Dunn (who recently starred on the cover of Vogue Italia) is the face of the latest Topshop ad campaign alongside Karlie Kloss. The girls are showing off their London style on a buses and tubes for the 'Topshop on the move' theme.
Topshop's creative director Ronnie Cooke-Newhouse, explained, "We wanted the campaign to have a very London vibe, sticking to Topshop's roots. And Topshop girls are movers and shakers - super-stylish, cool girls." We couldn't agree more! See below for images from the campaign.