Sasha Pivovarova’s life is one dreams are made of. The catwalk superstar was discovered a scant two years ago, when her then-fiance, now-husband Igor sent pictures of her to the modeling agency IMG. Two weeks later, she opened the Prada show. two years later, the Moscow native is the face of Prada and Giorgio Armani Cosmetics, among others, and has appeared on countless magazine covers, including American, Italian and British Vogue. For those who have wondered what life is like for one of fashion’s hottest faces, Pivovarova gave us an all-access pass for one hurly-burly day during New York Fashion Week. Let the mayhem ensue.
"The most important part is the feeling of satisfaction when it’s over,” says Pivovarova, who on this day, Monday, Sept. 10, wolfed down a coffee and pastry near her Williamsburg, Brooklyn, home before heading into town for a day that would end about 14 hours later. She walked in the Carolina Herrera, Anna Sui and Oscar de la Renta shows, while squeezing in fittings at Zac Posen and Donna Karan. Though her sculptural bone structure and icy blue eyes give Pivovarova a fierce mien, in person she’s irrepressibly sprightly. No surprise then that when asked what’s going through her mind as she stalks the runway, her answer is immediate. “I just think happy thoughts.”
"The fashion shows are the most dynamic part of my life," says Pivovarova, who heads to the beach for a month to marshal her energy before fashion season kicks off. Moving from city to city, working 16 to 18 hours a day, walking in four to five shows a day — it’s like the Olympics of modeling."
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia