Jean Paul Gaultier -Prêt-à-porter printemps-été 2014
For Jean Paul’s summer 2014 presentation at the Paradis Latin, Gaultier created his own version of Dancing with the Stars. Blanca Li, who choreographed the show (and also some of my Longchampvideos), Rossy de Palma and Tanel Bedrossiantz were the judges of this extraordinary casting.
Watch the video above for my best John Travolta in Grease impression, Karlie Kloss striking a pose voguing and Hannelore Knuts performing a tango. The soundtrack is tops! "It will be murder on the dancefloor!" promised Jean Paul Gaultier after joining Blanca Li for the frenzied finale.
NYFW via INSTAGRAM (Part Two) - September 4th - 13th
Pat McGrath tells me the inspiration for the beauty look at #MaxFactorVB is clean, fresh, architectural - an almost no makeup look with a twist of color.
Mother Pat McGrath is not only a master of makeup, but a master of the photobomb! Backstage at #MaxFactorVB.
One of the looks at Victoria Beckham SS14. Simple, clean and fresh like the makeup. Pat says Max Factor’s “Always Delicate” will be one of the lip colors to look for next year. You heard it here first!
How fantastic is Lady DvF? Today, yesterday, always! Such an honor to come to this show.
Master makeup artist, editor and modern day renaissance man James Kaliardos and I have practically the same do! Backstage at DVF.
Do you think supermodel means the same thing today, as it did when you first became famous?
"No, First of all, I think the only sacred ground that’s left for models is the runway. If the celebrities could figure out a way to get on the runway, they would. But they don’t have the bodies for it. Models have lost everything else. They’ve lost the beauty accounts, the covers. But the thing that’s also a shame is that they don’t have a voice.
"But social media, like especially the way Coco Rocha is doing it — that’s where you can actually create your own content and your own voice. And young models have to stop being treated like hangers for hire and take control of that. Because they can. Trust me, young girls and boys who are out there in their teens who want to be in this industry whether as a designer, a makeup artist, or a stylist, they aren’t looking at Kim Kardashian, they are looking at Karlie Kloss.
"It’s that connection to fans that models don’t have to be given, now. They can have a voice. They can video blog. They can Tweet. They can create. And that’s what they really should do."
A few months back, MTV asked me to join a group of models, designers and musicians in talking about how the iconic show “House of Style” presented and indeed changed the fashion landscape. The show is such an amazing time capsule and looks at the time when the supermodel reigned supreme. It really was the first of its kind, long before fashion made a splash on the small screen. When new models try to claim supermodel status or announce they are bringing back the supermodel I have to laugh - that time period will never be repeated, but at least we can look back on all the fabulousness of it thanks to MTV.