KARLIE KLOSS PREPARING FOR FASHION WEEK AT 237 LAFAYETTE, PHOTOGRAPHED BY JOHAN.
KAR-LIE. KAR-LIE. KAR-LIE.
Photo and illustrations by Nick Knight
So obsessed with this editorial omg.
Backstage at Jason Wu, Spring 2013
3 of my faves in a stunning shot!
Vogue US March 2012. I love Grace Coddington’s feminine stylings, that retro hair, and those Mad Men-esque painted backgrounds. Every detail is perfect, right down to the shoes (and that little iPod nano — the only indication that this editorial was from a modern-day shoot).
Balmain Autumn/Winter 2012
Paris Fashion Week
I don’t usually like Balmain, only because it looks the same to me, year after year. However, there are always a few looks that slightly tickle my fancy. Karlie, this year it’s yours!
I love me some K. Kloss, but the recent Vogue Italia spread shot by Steven Meisel featuring Karlie made me sick to my stomach. Not because I’m personally offended by Karlie’s super-thin body or visible hip & collar bones (like some are), but because many girls and women who don’t look like that will think, “Wow, this is what you have to look like to get into a fashion magazine? Wow, my body is horrible/awful/fat/disgusting/you-fill-in-the-adjective.”
Now, it’s not my place to judge whether or not Karlie is healthy, so for argument’s sake, let’s say she is. She’s 19 years old. She’s still a teenager. Our bodies change so much throughout our lives, especially after puberty, after we’ve fully developed and our body begins to settle into its new home. How can Vogue Italia feel good about claiming a teenager has THE “body” (as evidenced by the editorial’s title, “Body by Kloss”).
Young girls growing up today don’t realize that bodies change. Why? Because older women are buying into the notion of staying teenager-thin. THAT’S NOT HEALTHY.
I want to write a more informed, researched, and eloquent post about this topic because it really FIRES ME UP, but I have to go to my last class of the semester, peace out girl scouts.
Ralph Lauren, S/S 2012
As much as I adore Ralph Lauren (and adore is an understatement!), I just couldn’t get myself to love this collection. The colors are too much for me. I shy away from the Eastery pastels… if he had substituted in some dusty rose and mauve and muted army green, Sara would’ve been a very happy girl.
(photos via Fashion Gone Rogue)
If you don’t know her name, chances are you’ve seen her face: in glossy ads for Donna Karan and Marc Jacobs and Victoria’s Secret; in luscious spreads of American Vogue (and on the cover of its little sister Teen Vogue); in TV highlight reels about the hottest shows at Fashion Week; in (untrue) blog reports that she’s dating Joe Jonas.
But who is the real Karlie Kloss, this young woman leading such a glamorous life? LIFE.com sent photographer Gabrielle Revere to the couture shows in Paris, to Kloss’ childhood home in St. Louis, and around New York City to capture the story of a model just graduated from high school and now free to fully embrace a career of seemingly endless possibility. It is that story — and, of course, her fascinatingly chameleonic face — that makes Karlie Kloss a classic LIFE cover girl.
see more — Model Karlie Kloss: Inside Her Life
Excited to read this!
designers have muses, okay? we know it, they know it, but rarely do said designers come out and declare who is shaping the face of fashion’s future…until now.
thanks to vogue, we know that diane von furstenberg placed dibs on rooney mara, derek lam thinks willow smith is “the future-forward american icon” and narciso rodriguez is in awe of fellow fashion blogger hanneli mustaparta. click here for the others.
Love these ladies. Love muses.