Exciting news for "21st century model" fans and people who get goosebumps from the current "A-list" faves - some biz experts are quoted in the NY Times
on the quality of the latest model crop from IMG Models
Cintia Dicker - backstage in NYC
"...The feminine ideal at this particular moment in fashion is epitomized by Sasha Pivovarova, a young woman from Moscow who affects an unblinking robotic stare on the runway and who walks in an ungainly goose step that makes her look radio controlled..."I don't know what it is with these girls," said Hal Rubinstein, the fashion director of InStyle magazine, referring to a group that some of the still photographers who track the global fashion circuit have taken to calling moodles (as in poodles). "We had a show in New York, and they told me, 'We can get you all the big girls,' " Mr. Rubinstein said, referring to a benefit runway presentation InStyle staged to inaugurate the spring 2006 season. "Then I went backstage, and I couldn't tell one from another
Allegedly, the "designers" don't want mods who may "distract from the garments" - the truth is that all these designers are complete idiots who will just take what the agencies and production people offer them as the "models of the season". In the 90s, they championed the "drop dead gorgeous woman" because that was what the top agencies and their playboy bosses wanted to promote - and they are in no position to dictate what the mods should look like, assuming they ever cared to.
The moronic nature of fashion people is illustrated by a comment Elbaz (a designer who was "stale and boring" when he worked for YSL
, according to Cruella Wintour and her lackeys, but is now in the Vogue
"10 best" list, since he is employed by a major Conde Nast
advertiser) once made on FTV - "I had so much trouble getting the top girls for my show and was so upset that I decided to forget about them and select my own mods from what else was available instead" - he sounded like he launched his own little revolution against the fashion world...
Raica, from a shoot she recently did for Lenny
, in Brazil
The voguey crowd is horrified by "nudity" and is known to have blacklisted lesser models whose drug habits had inconvenienced their business, but they have no such trouble with iconic habitual drug users and their chic antics - Conde Nast's
W mag has Kate Moss on the cover (on purpose) and Galliano's advisers "...put on his runway women who look enough like Ms. Moss for them to be promoted as doppelgängers
...". Maybe some fashionable asshole will come out and proclaim, in JFK fashion, that "We are all cokeheads". Sharon Stone, who looks like a shark when she opens her mouth, thanks to a terrible lift job, also "supported" Katie - she, of course, happens to work for Dior
Word is that Katie was planning to leave the UK for good (and maybe move to NYC where Conde Nast
was cultivating her "fashion queen" status?) so the Mirror
thought it was the proper time to hit back at her.