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Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Blasts from the past

Petra Nemcova got a mention in the NYT fashion section - how many people know that she was in the 1996 Model Look final? I saw her pic in the official 1996 final programme, and she appears briefly in a short FTV clip that features some of the models from that contest.

If you ever wondered who is the person that A Wintour has been copying for the past 30 years, the answer is in this pic - Mary Quant in London in 1961, with her partner - Bazaar was the name of her second boutique, any resemblance to the logo and title of a famous fashion magazine is entirely coincidental...



From an old campaign Patricia Barros did for Joge in Brazil - shows why a certain Elite bigwig was impressed...



Long before Leticia Birkheuer was noticed by high fashion, she used to play championship volleyball - she then did glamour modelling and was actually one of the 10 top Brazilian names internationally, with several Milan/Paris shows to her credit, when Gisele hit the big time. Here is an old Morango pic, with Leticia in a minimalist "healthcare professional" outfit...

Natalia Vodianova in a classic lolita pose before high fashion "discovered" her...




Most NYC "pros" are still clueless about who the model in the Dior Beaute ads in the late 90s was - it's nice to see the elegant Kristina Semenovskaya (from a Russian H Bazaar cover in 2000, before overseas Bazaar editions became even more pathetic than the Vogue ones) appearing again in Dior cosmetics campaigns, after the "contemporary elegance" experiment with the usual high fashion heroes bombed.


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