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INSPIRATION: CHARLOTTE RAMPLING IN "NIGHTPORTER" (1974)

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NIGHT PORTER
Arena Magazine
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Model: Carolyn Murphy.



NIGHTPORTER/ CUIT DE PEAU
Photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth
Número Magazine, September 1999
Model: Lisa Ratliffe.

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YSL F/W 2003 Hair & Makeup
Inspiration: Diana Ross
Bio: Diane Ernestine Earle Ross (born on March 26, 1944) is an American singer and actress, whose musical repertoire spans R&B, soul, disco, jazz, and pop. Ross first gained prominence as lead of the successful girl group The Supremes, before establishing a successful solo career in 1970. During the 1970s and 1980s, Ross became one of the most successful female artists of the rock era, also crossing over into film, television and Broadway.

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Diana Ross is known for having a very unique signature hairstyle and I think the look works very well on the models and for YSL in general - at least Tom Ford's version of YSL. Its all very sexy and slightly unkempt (though they probably spent hours making it look just so) and I think it just looks good with the clothes that season. I also like how they got the smokey eye and pale lips just right as well I think Ms. Ross would approve. Tom is a big fan of hers - the models walked to a Diana soundtrack this season and he designed a special custom YSL gown for her to wear to the Costume Institute Gala as well.

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Marc Jacobs F/W 07
Inspiration: Il Conformista (The Conformist)
Il Conformista Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Il Conformista Costume Designer: Gitt Magrini

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I love Bertolluci and I love Marc so this collection is something very special - other designers have referenced Il Conformista before but I like the way Marc has gone about making everything very graphic and modern. The clothes are very art deco and precise - all the reviews (and Marc himself) mention the overall theme of "boredom" but I don't find these boring at all. Merely classic and true to the original Magrini costumes. The beautiful hats are especially impressive to me.

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YSL Rive Gauche Spring/Summer 2001
Inspiration: Betty Catroux
Bio: Betty Catroux is a fashion icon who has been a muse to both YSL and Tom Ford, famed for her long white-blond hair, lanky body, gaunt features, and androgynous appearance. Catroux and Saint Laurent met, according to her, in a "very, very gay" nightclub in Paris, Regine's in the 1960s and have been friends ever since. She inspired Saint Laurent to begin dressing women in clothes inspired by men's tailoring, including the famous "le smoking" tuxedo.

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If she had a calling card, it would read "muse." Tom Ford dedicated his debut collection at YSL Rive Gauche to this lanky, equine beauty with the iconic curtain of blond hair. Helmut Newton's lens worshipped her angular, almost Amazonian frame. But Catroux's most famous collaboration has been with her longtime friend and partner in nightlife, Yves Saint Laurent, who still calls her his "twin sister." She combines androgynous glamour with a very Parisian sense of refined ennui and irreverence — at her 1968 wedding to decorator François Catroux, she wore a black-and-white fur chubby and knee-high patent-leather boots. When Victor Hugo asked her in 1976 what she normally did in Paris, Catroux answered "nothing" — the rest of the world, however, finds her quite something indeed.

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West Side Story
Inspiration: The 1961 Film starring Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Russ Tamblyn & Richard Beymer.
The film West Side Story is an adaptation of the Broadway Musical of the same name, loosely adapted from William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. The action takes place on the streets of New York City. The film is ranked #41 on the American Film Institutes list of the 100 best American movies, #2 on its list of best musicals & #4 on its list of best romantic American movies. The film won 10 Academy Awards & the soundtrack album made more money than any album before it.


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US Vogue November 2002
Models:
Natalia Vodianova, Maria Carla Boscono & Maggie Rizer
Styled by:
Grace Coddington
Photographed by:
Bruce Weber




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Wild At Heart
Inspiration: The Wild One the 1953 movie starring Marlon Brando.
The sale of black leather jackets and motorcycles reached new heights after the film's release, and motorcycles became a symbol of youth rebellion. The film's poster of Brando leaning on his motorcycle remains a best-seller.

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US Vogue September 1991
Models: Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Tatjana Patitz, Stephanie Seymour & Karen Mulder
Styled by: Grace Coddington
Photographed by: Peter Lindbergh




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Model & Supermodel
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Twelve Beauties by Irving Penn 1947

Dazzle by the Dozen

by Owen Edwards
Source: smithsonian.com

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Irving Penn, is considered one of America's greatest living photographers. He has set an unsurpassed standard for still life and portraiture and has been a powerful, creative force in fashion photography since just after World War II. Today, according to Kimberly Jones of the Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York City, certain Penn prints sell for more than $100,000.

In 1947, Penn was 30 years old and had already worked for the legendary Russian art director Alexey Brodovitch, designed advertising for Saks Fifth Avenue, spent a year painting in Mexico, helped create Vogue covers as an assistant to Alexander Liberman, and made photographs while serving as a wartime ambulance driver in Italy and India.

One winter day in a studio in Manhattan, however, Penn faced a formidable challenge. Assembled for an unprecedented group portrait were 12 of the most famous models of the era. The mere idea of gathering this dazzling dozen in a single room may have seemed to Penn a reckless act. Each of the models was accustomed to being the focus of attention and to posing for the best-known fashion photographers of the time, Europeans like Horst P. Horst and George Hoyningen-Huene or New Yorkers such as John Rawlings. Though Penn was an up-and-coming talent, he was still a young man from Plainfield, New Jersey, so it's easy to imagine that some of the divas might have—ever so charmingly—looked down their perfect noses at him.

Penn had a powerful ally: art. From his earliest efforts with the camera, he had embraced classic traditions. In his photographs for Vogue, he carried on the formal values and impeccable chiaroscuro lighting of master painters as varied as Rembrandt, Tiepolo, Goya, de Chirico and Balthus. Nevertheless, given the magnetic fields of the stars in his galaxy that day, Penn's task was akin to Zeus struggling to establish order in the heavens.

Of course, this gathering had a practical editorial purpose. As French designers like Christian Dior reinvented high fashion, and postwar Paris rose again to its position of fashion hegemony, Vogue waxed patriotic and dressed its most famous models in the designs of Americans, including Henri Bendel and Nettie Rosenstein. Anyone familiar with today's fashion magazines will instantly note what seems different about this picture: the models are women, not girls, and they look entirely at home in these extraordinary clothes. For instance, Lily Carlson, wearing the white gown in the center of the picture, was 32 at the time, and Lisa Fonssagrives (who would marry Penn in 1950 and remain his wife until her death in 1992), seen in profile just to the left of Carlson, was 35. John Szarkowski, now director emeritus of photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, later wrote that fashion then still represented "an exceptional and precious variety of art object that privileged women might wear—might inhabit—as a badge of their station, wealth, and taste." And to inhabit such fashion required an assurance that went beyond looks. These were individualistic women with the kind of presence that made their first-magnitude beauty secondary, even in a fashion photograph. Many of the women went on to excel in other fields. Lisa Fonssagrives became a successful sculptor represented by the Marlborough Gallery in Manhattan. Lily Carlson, who died in 2000, became a photographer herself; her work appeared in such magazines as Life and Look. And Dorian Leigh, reclining in the foreground, opened a restaurant in Paris, then returned to the States to write about food.

Penn, always very private, no longer talks about the making of this portrait. Most of the women in the picture have died, and he says thinking about that long-ago day is painful. But some years ago, he described to me the rigors of the sitting. Penn is famous for controlling every aspect of his pictures. If there is a bee on a lemon in a still life, you can be sure Penn put it there. These models, however, were lens veterans who knew how best to show off their profitable bone structure. Thus a struggle was perhaps inevitable. In what he has called "the sweetness and constancy" of the light in the skylit studio, Penn carefully adjusted a dozen poses to create a precise visual point-counterpoint, then ducked under the cloth of his large view camera. But as he studied the image in the ground glass, he saw elegant heads turning back to positions their owners knew to be flattering. Time after time, Penn came from behind the camera to set things right, until, by dint of will power or stamina, he carried the day.

The influence of great painters is clear in the result, but Penn's ironic inclusion of beat-up stepladders, a clump of scruffy carpet and a wad of crumpled wrapping paper places the picture in the modern tradition. As a complex, endlessly unfolding composition and a masterwork of lighting, 12 Beauties is fashion iconography at its best. Like many great photographs, it captures the passionate spirit of an era. We see with undiminished clarity a time when optimism was in ascendancy, and poise was power.

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US Vogue September 2004
Models: Gemma Ward, Liya Kebede, Natalia Vodianova, Karen Elson, Hana Soukupova all wear Rochas. Daria Werbowy, Karolina Kurkova, Isabeli Fontana, and Gisele Bündchen
Styled by: Grace Coddington
Photographed by: Steven Meisel


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US Vogue May 2007
Models: Lily Donaldson, Hilary Rhoda, Doutzen Kroes, Sasha Pivovarova, Caroline Trentini, Raquel Zimmermann, Jessica Stam, Chanel Iman, Coco Rocha, and Agyness Deyn
Styled by: Grace Coddington
Photographed by: Steven Meisel


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I love the editorial based on West Side Story Thanks MMA!

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The Leading Lady
Inspiration: Ava Gardner & Linda Evangelista
Ava Gardner Bio: Born on a tobacco farm, where she got her lifelong love of earthy language and going barefoot, Ava grew up in the rural South. At age 18, her picture in the window of her brother-in- law's New York photo studio brought her to the attention of MGM, leading quickly to Hollywood and a film contract based strictly on her beauty. With zero acting experience, her first 17 film roles, 1942-5, were one-line bits or little better. After her first starring role in B-grade Whistle Stop (1946), MGM loaned her to Universal for her first outstanding film, The Killers (1946). Few of her best films were made at MGM which, keeping her under contract for 17 years, used her popularity to sell many mediocre films. Perhaps as a result, she never believed in her own acting ability, but her latent talent shone brightly when brought out by a superior director, as with John Ford in Mogambo (1953) and George Cukor in Bhowani Junction (1956). After 3 failed marriages, dissatisfaction with Hollywood life prompted Ava to move to Spain in 1955; most of her subsequent films were made abroad. By this time, stardom had made the country girl a cosmopolitan, but she never overcame a deep insecurity about acting and life in the spotlight. Her last quality starring film role was in The Night of the Iguana (1964), her later work being (as she said) strictly "for the loot". In 1968, tax trouble in Spain prompted a move to London, where she spent her last 22 years in reasonable comfort. Her film career did not bring her great fulfillment, but her looks may have made it inevitable; many fans still consider her the most beautiful actress in Hollywood history.

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Born May 10th 1965 in St. Catherines, Ontario to Italian parents and was raised in a working class, traditional Catholic family. By the age of 12, Linda had joined a Toronto model agency, working during school holidays. She was discovered by an Elite scout at the Miss Niagara Teen contest when she was 16 years old and signed with Elite New York, later moving to Paris to progress her career. She has been dubbed 'The Chameleon' for her unique ability to adapt her look. She became famous after having her hair cropped short by stylist Julian D'Ys at the suggestion of photographer Peter Lindbergh. Linda was part of the supermodel Trinity along with Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell. She was featured in Peter Lindbergh's book '10 Women' and appeared in George Michael's 'Freedom' and 'Too Funky' music-videos. In 1990, Linda was named as one of People magazine's '50 Most Beautiful People'. Linda once joked that she wouldn't get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day.



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US Vogue March 2006
Model: Daria Werbowy
Styled by: Grace Coddington
Hair by: Julien d'Ys
Makeup by: Gucci Westman
Photographed by: Mario Testino






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Heavenly Creatures
Inspiration: The 1999 film The Virgin Suicides ~ Love Sex Passion Fear Obsession
The Virgin Suicides is a beautiful story about five sisters, and their mysterious existence, told in the words of the neighborhood boys who worshiped them and who come together 20 years later to try and solve the mystery of the Lisbon sisters. It is a solitary story of the girls isolation and the sleepy portrayal of how they watched powerless as their fragile lives disappeared.


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UK Vogue March 2006
Models: Behati Prinsloo, Romina Lanaro, and Felicity Gilbert
Styled by: Miranda Almond
Hair by: Raphael Salley
Makeup by: Samantha Bryant
Photographed by: Benjamin Alexander Huseby




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