Alt Shows Boobies, Male Models Go Psycho For 57 Minutes, Best & Worst Use Of Prints + More!
Alt Shows Kate’s Boobies – YAY!
If there were any doubts that Emmanuelle Alt, now editor-in-chief at Vogue Paris, wouldn’t be able to fill Roitfeld’s Gucci shoes (a la Tom Ford circa 1999, of course), consider her second cover for the publication a f*ck you to any naysayers. While Roitfeld was busy styling Barneys windows, Alt teamed up with Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott to create the only-Kate-Moss-could-do-this-justice cover of May’s French Vogue. I admit, it may not have the same shock value as some of Roitfeld’s editorials did (Lara Stone & her cross dresser model buddies comes to mind), and it may read a tad commercial, but kudos to Alt for depicting the sort of glamour we expect to see from the French — and pulling it off with a little Kate booby.
Male Models Go Psycho
About two months ago, NY Mag published an article called Fight Like a Pretty Boy — where male models go to prove they’re not Ken dolls. Well, if male models were hosting their own fight club somewhere in Chinatown two months ago, then starring in psycho dramas is this month’s flavor. Psycho Drama, a film by Joseph Lally, features Adam Senn (remember him from The City?), AJ Karlovich, Anthony Gallo, Ben Bonnet, Michael Brager, Jeff Moerchen, Marcus Andersson, and Richard Guaty.
If you’re as read up on male fashion models as I am, you’ll notice a pattern here: All these models are pretty boys. Notice how the hipster, slightly ugly male models (say, Cole Mohr) aren’t looking to start a fight in front of North Dumpling? It doesn’t take Freud to spell out that these men are desperately trying to pump up their image with a little violence, a little machismo. And luckily for their handsome faces, we’re happy to watch them sort through their complexes. Here’s 56 minutes and 28 seconds of male models pulling a boy interrupted: PSYCHO DRAMA.
An Open Letter To Gap Inc.
Dear Gap Inc.,
According to Business Week, I hear you’re targeting an Old Navy store opening in Japan by 2012. Yikes! Fine, Japan may have embraced Cold Stone, Starbucks and KFC, but please, for the love of fashion, do not send summer cookout wear to one of the most avant-garde and stylish countries. We understand how the reverse relationship has benefited us (UNIQLO and Muji, welcome. We look forward to seeing more of you stateside), but, sadly, that relationship doesn’t work both ways. Please say you’ll reconsider. Please?