NEW YORK — It’s not all about the designers. What would the collections be without the models?
Here’s some of the newer names in heavy rotation this fall.
Gemma Ward/IMG Stats: Age 16; 5’10; blonde hair; blue eyes; first New York runway season; Prada and Miu Miu runway exclusive last season in Milan Hometown: Perth, Australia Name dropping: Prada spring 2004 campaign; Italian Vogue with Steven Meisel; Vogue with Annie Leibovitz; British Vogue with Nick Knight; W with Paolo Roversi; Harper’s Bazaar with Patrick Demarchelier Runway schedule: Confirmed for Carolina Herrera, John Varvatos, Zac Posen, Luella Bartley, Oscar de la Renta, Jill Stuart and Behnaz Sarafpour Secret weapon: The girl’s got class and “the sophistication of Lady Di,” according to agent Phil McGowan.
Heather Marks/Supreme Stats: Age 16; 5’10; light brown hair; blue eyes; second New York runway season; walked Vuitton, Givenchy, Chanel, and D&G last Paris and Milan runway seasons Hometown: Calgary, Canada Name dropping: American Vogue with Raymond Meier; Italian Vogue with Steven Meisel; W with Craig McDean; Flair with Philippe Cometti Runway schedule: Confirmed for Zac Posen, Diane von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, BCBG and Anna Sui; on hold for Calvin Klein, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Jill Stuart, Imitation of Christ, Proenza Schouler and Mathew Williamson Secret weapon: She’s just got it, and the personality to boot.
Dasha Tchernova/Marilyn Agency Stats: Age 19; 5’9 1/2; brown hair; blue-green eyes; first runway season Hometown: Siberia, Russia Name dropping: Calvin Klein spring 2004 campaign with Mikael Jansson; Valentino Red campaign; Vogue with Mario Testino; British Vogue with Carter Smith; French Vogue with Terry Richardson; Russian Vogue with Alexei Hay Runway schedule: Confirmed for Badgley Mischka, BCBG, Jill Stuart, Rebecca Taylor, Lela Rose, Yigal Azrouel, Y&Kei, Derek Lam Secret weapon: Long locks and a captivating gaze.Anna J/Next Model Management Stats: Age 16; 5’10; blonde hair; blue eyes; second New York runway season Hometown: Warsaw, Poland Name dropping: Moschino Cheap & Chic spring 2004 campaign; Italian and British Vogue with Paolo Roversi; French Vogue with David Sims; Flair with Patrick Demarchelier; ID with Richard Bush Runway schedule: Confirmed for Marc Jacobs, DKNY, Zac Posen, BCBG, Jill Stuart, Diane von Furstenberg, Y&Kei; on hold for Calvin Klein, Richard Tyler and Esteban Cortazar Secret weapon: She’s “all about sass,” according to her agency.
Diana Sillatos/Major Model Management Stats: Age 16; 5’10; light brown hair; blue eyes; first New York runway season; did Jil Sander exclusive last Milan runway season Hometown: Tallinn, Estonia Name dropping: Jil Sander spring 2004 special catalogue with Giampaolo Sgura; Teen Vogue with Frederic Helwig; Kult Magazine with Christina Taranto; D Magazine with Lorenzo Bringheli Runway schedule: Walked Perry Ellis; confirmed for Vena Cava, Lynn Park and Mary Ping; on hold for Zac Posen, Richard Tyler, Jill Stuart and Monique Lhuillier Secret weapon: A big bundle of energy.
Anne Marie/New York Model Management Stats: Age 18; 5’8 1/2; dark blonde hair; green eyes; first New York runway season; Prada and Miu Miu runway exclusive last Milan season Hometown: Bergen, Netherlands Name dropping: French Vogue with Craig McDean; Harper’s Bazaar with Patrick Demarchelier and Patrick Shaw; British Vogue with Paolo Roversi; Teen Vogue with Thomas Schenk and Raymond Meier Runway schedule: Walked Perry Ellis; confirmed for Marc by Marc Jacobs, DKNY, Milly and Nanette Lepore Secret weapon: Couldn’t be sweeter.
Gerren Taylor/New York Model Management Stats: Age 13; 5’11; dark brown hair; brown eyes; second New York runway season Hometown: Santa Monica, Calif. Name dropping: Spring 2004 Marc by Marc Jacobs campaign with Juergen Teller; Gap TV ad with Peter Lindbergh; Tommy Jeans spring 2004 campaign; W with Bruce Weber; Teen Vogue with Carter Smith and Thomas Schenk Runway schedule: Confirmed for Tracy Reese, Peter Som, Twinkle by Wenlan, Catherine Malandrino, Atil Kutoglu, Gustavo Arango, Generra, Milly and Hong Kong Luxe Show Secret weapon: She’s got a strut to rival Gisele’s.Cameron Russell/Ford Models Stats: Age 16; 5’9; dark blonde hair; brown eyes; second New York runway season Hometown: Boston Name dropping: Givenchy Spring Colors 2004 makeup campaign with Richard Burbridge; The Face with Greg Lotus; Teen Vogue with Raymond Meier; Japanese Vogue with Alasdair Mclean Runway schedule: On hold for Calvin Klein, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Proenza Schouler and Luella Bartley Secret weapon: That face!
Sarka Littmannova/Trump Model Management Stats: Age 15; 5’10; blonde hair; blue eyes; first New York runway season; walked Emporio and Giorgio Armani last Milan runway season Hometown: Prague, Czech Republic Name dropping: Spring 2004 European Emporio Armani campaign Runway schedule: On hold for Ralph Lauren, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, DKNY, Diane von Furstenberg, BCBG, Vivienne Tam; early Milan option for Jil Sander Secret weapon: Blonde and so beautiful!
Trilby Doone/IMG Stats: age 19; 6’; light brown; blue eyes; first runway season Hometown: New York Name dropping: She just signed three weeks ago and doesn’t even have a card, but is already lined up for the spring 2004 Giorgio Armani Fragrance campaign with Mikael Janssen. Runway schedule: Confirmed for Narciso Rodriguez and Tess Giberson Secret weapon: Gams galore!
“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
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast