Kate Moss David Bowie Vogue

Kate Moss does David Bowie twice: 'Vogue' Paris December/January 2012 and 'Vogue' UK May 2003.
Photo: Courtesy of Vogue Paris and Vogue UK

Hold the phone, y'all. This morning we spotted Kate Moss gracing the December/January 2012 cover of Vogue Paris in FULL David Bowie/Ziggy Stardust hair and makeup and the first thing we thought was: "HOLY COW SHE LOOKS CRAMAZIINGGGG!" followed by our second thought, which was: "Waiiiiit a minute. Haven't I seen this before, or am I taking crazy pills?" Turns out we're not crazy (HA!) and Kate Moss has actually channeled ol' Ziggy before on Vogue UK back in 2003. The description of the old issue says Kate's cover was in the style of Bowie's Aladdin Sane album (which has the iconic Ziggy Stardust red and blue lightning bolt makeup and stick-straight '70s mullet hair), and the inside spread paid tribute to the rock star by dressing up in his original costumes. But we NEED to talk about Kate's most recent cover stat because this mayyy be one of the best things to happen to us, like, ever.


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Miranda Kerr walks in the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
Photo: WireImage

Last night, we cleared out our schedules to finally tune in to the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (oh so conveniently aired POST-Thanksgiving—food baby, I WILL be rid of you soon enough). After teaser stills of every embellished balconette dripping with gems and pearls, every show-stopping set of WINGS, we were beside ourselves with anticipation to see each drop dead Vicki Sec's Angel to do her best "Sashay! Shante!" down the runway in these EPIC getups. Amongst all the glittering and frilly lingerie, though, one thing was markedly clear: These bishes have INCREDIMAZING skin.


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Yasmin Le Bon, Helena Christensen, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Eva Herzigova in Duran Duran's "Girl Panic!" music video.
Photo: S-Curve Records

Ever since we peeped Harper's Bazaar UK's supermodel-adorned December issue, we've been waiting for the accompanying music FILM. Oh, yes, the '90s supes—namely Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen, Eva Herzigova, and Yasmin Le Bon—were not only shot for the cover of the mag, they have a whole spread and it's all part of the MEGA (META) MUSIC VIDEO, "Girl Panic", for the MEGA BAND Duran Duran shot by video kingpin Jonas Akerlund. This nine minute explosion of fashion, music, and supAHmodel mayhem is finally here, and we've dissected it in its entirety. But before we begin, we have a little history to discuss…

Reema Ruspoli in "Rio," Christy Turlington in "Notorious," and Sheila Ming in "Hungry Like The Wolf."
Photo: EMI

Yes, these photos look slightly weird and out of place, and they should. They're from the '80s! It should be known that Duran Duran ORIGINATED the whole models starring in videos thing. At the beginning of their music career, they were well-known in Europe but had yet to break into the U.S. market, and it was their stylish videos (featuring models) which caught the eye of MTV, which was then in its infancy. MTV put Duran Duran's vids in heavy rotation, and the band and the network both experienced marked success. Videos for "Hungry Like the Wolf" and "Rio" were gigantic hits and featured models frolicking in face paint, and the video for "Notorious" starred supermodel Christy Turlington. But the supes in "Girl Panic" take the notion to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL. They actually play the band and do some heavy duty acting, too, each one talking and behaving like their real-life band member counterparts (cue champagne parties, lounging on hotel carts, waking up outside on some steps, and whipping through the streets of London in a Rolls) while groupies in lingerie sleep all over things. This is LE ROCK and LE Roll, people, and we like it. Come take a look at all the decked-out debauchery…


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Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Helena Christensen as Duran Duran in 'Harper's Bazaar UK.'
Photo: Courtesy of 'Harper's Bazaar UK'

No, you have not gone back in time, and no the biggest SUPERMODELS of the nineties have not started their own space-rock band. We're here to tell you that the SUPES have RETURNED!! In all their glorious model revelry! The December issue of Harper's Bazaar UK is making FASHION HISTORY (we'll get to this in a moment) with an all-supermodel cover featuring the biggest models of the grunge decade, namely Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen, Yasmin Le Bon, and Eva Herzigova dressed as Duran Duran. What makes this all so unprecedented is that this photo shoot is actually for a short film/music video for the band's new song, "Girl Panic," directed by Jonas Akerlund who did Lady Gaga's "Telephone" video (so you know it's gonna be something special). Also? These supermodels look RAD and are aging like fine wines.


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Models on the cover of the Winter 2011/2012 issue of "V" magazine.
Photo: Terry Richardson/"V" magazine

If the 1990s is the age of the supermodel and the naughties were all about celebs on magazine covers, then what are the 20-teens? (The 2010s? We still have no idea what to call this decade.) Well, if it's up to stylist and former Paris Vogue editrix Carine Roitfeld, we are entering the age of the MODEL again. Not super, mind you, just MODEL, which is much more cool and minimal. In fact, Madam R has spearheaded the entire models-on-covers movement by placing not one, not two, but SIX models on FOUR different covers for the upcoming issue of V magazine, which marks the first time a model has been on the cover in the last two years. Shot by Terry Richardson (of course...gorge models...DUH) in vivid hyper-color, each duo wears designer ready-to-wear along with Hawaiian leis (because it's winter, obvs) while striking totally relaxed, smize-perfect poses that are innate to their kind (and have been meticulously attempted by celebutantes the world over for the past decade). On the yellow cover, Candice Swanepoel and Joan Smalls wear Balenciaga and VISORS while on the pink cover, Sui He and Hanaa Ben Abdesslem wear Celine while staring into your soul. It's as if they're all saying, "This is our territory, beeches, and we're TAKING IT BAAAACK," while sending out smoldering laser gazes from behind not only a giant V but a misleading cover line that says, "let's go Cruising!" It's all very intense and begs the question: Are celeb covers OUT and model covers back IN?


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Frances Bean Cobain

Photo: All images courtesy of photographer Rocky Schenck

Last week, the entire blogosphere stopped en masse to stare with wonder and exhilaration at a young woman named Frances Bean Cobain, who looked defiantly out of shots done by designer/photographer Hedi Slimane. Today, we received another batch of Frances Bean images, this time from Los Angeles photographer (and friend) Rocky Schenck. The shoots could not be more different: Slimane's are rough and stark, while Schenck's show Frances as a glamorous, slightly tortured beauty. Loosely tied hair, pouting lips, vintage outfits instead of ripped and torn T-shirts. Though not channeling her rocker history, these pictures are just as alluring.

Frances Bean, unlike her counterparts Jagger or Osbourne or Leon, is a relative unknown. Sure, there was her parents' infamy and the Kurt Cobain tragedy, but we don't see her in the Page Sixes and gossip magazines...as strangely familiar as her face may be. How did this young thing pass us by? Why did we not notice her blossoming into a beauty or get to ogle her awkward teen stage? And how did her mother, Courtney Love, the mistress of very publicly courting drama, shield Miss Cobain from the ills of fame?


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Polly Bean on the catwalk.
Photo: Courtesy of Polly Bean

From Betty Boop to Jessica Rabbit, there has been no shortage of gorgeous, tantalizingly drawn female cartoons. They are the perfect model: they'll fit in what they wear, are able to exist in ridiculous proportions, and almost never fall down when walking the catwalk. But fortunately their real-life counterparts haven’t had to deal with the vastly superior 2-D renderings. Until now.

Premier Model Management has just signed Polly Bean, who is a skinny and droll doodle done by London-based cartoonist Neil Kerber. Kerber dresses Bean in the latest looks (we hear she gets them for free, lucky thing) and has been seen in Philip Treacy, Valentino, and custom (CUSTOM) Prada eyeglasses. And now that she’s got real, official representation, we’re sure she’ll land a campaign or two this fall. This is a stunning turn of events for all cartoons, and since Polly is all the rage, we’ve picked four other 2-D females who should get scooped by modeling agencies, stat. Once they’ve inked their own deals, we’ve picked the designer who we know will outfit them first.


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Lottie Moss at older sister Kate Moss' wedding in Abingdon, England on July 1, 2011.
Photo: Getty Images

In an interesting turn of events, after days of build up to legendary super model Kate Moss's wedding to Jamie Hince, the most memorable part of the nuptial brouhaha one week later is *drumrollllll* Kate's fresh-faced younger sister Lottie! I suppose it's not that crazy seeing as the fashion climate is hungry for younger and younger faces (*cough* Hailee Steinfeld and Elle Fanning *end cough*). And real talk, if you've stumbled upon a babyface with SUPERMODEL GENES, well, game over, people. That's, like, the Golden Snitch* to literally any agency/designer/label on the planet.

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Models walk the D&G menswear fashion show in Milan, Italy, on June 20.
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HOLLLLYYY SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS. Men. Lots of them. Shirtless. Coming DIRECTLY toward us. While we'd normally avoid mobs of 20+ ripped dudes at all costs, we literally cannot move. Like, we can't stop staring at their Ken Doll lines. Er, Brad Pitt in Fight Club lines. Er, muscle-y hip lines. WHAT ARE THEY CALLED? We need to lock down a name for this IMMEDIATELY because it's quite possibly the hottest. Thing. Ever. How does it happen? HOW DO THE HIPS GET SO RIPPED LIKE THAT? Also, why do we feel sooo naughty staring at them? It's like a big arrow pointing down to their, erm, manly bits. Too much? NEVARRRR.


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Tyra Banks and André Leon Talley.
Photo: Courtesy of typeF

Tyra Banks and André Leon Talley have teamed up to make a series of 'Fa-Fa-Fa-Fashion' vids for Tyra's new fashion website/community typeF. The duo picks a topic that real people can relate to like skinny jeans or little black dresses or trench coats or whatever (you know Tyra, she likes to keep it real) and runs absolutely bananaswild with it for five minutes. ALT stations himself in a metal chair and really grounds the whole endeavor with a wealth of historical context (in this one he talks about the Victorian bustline and the Edwardian uni-boob), and Tyra sits on his lap, hamming it up to his every word.

In this installment about "Shapewear" (basically corsets and spanx and prosthesis-looking binding crap that goes from your knees all the way up to your boobs) there is a point where Ms. T is wearing nothing but flesh-colored (like, anglo "flesh-colored") support underwear and walking around like a mummy to indicate how binding all of it is. Obviously the best and only way to illustrate this point...


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