The ‘E-Pimps’ of OnlyFans

Clever marketers have figured out how easy it is to simulate online intimacy at scale, ventriloquizing alluring models with cheap, offshore labor.

#english-language, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #miami-fla, #models-professional, #onlyfans, #philippines, #pornography

Will the Fashion Workers Act End Exploitation in the Fashion Industry?

The Fashion Workers Act, a bill working its way through the New York Legislature, takes on a largely unregulated industry.

#fashion-and-apparel, #fashion-workers-act, #hoylman-brad-m, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #model-alliance-the, #models-professional, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Searching for the Notorious Celebrity Book Stylist

In the name of personal branding, influencers might be paying someone to make them look like readers. But does a novel deserve more respect than a handbag?

#books-and-literature, #celebrities, #fashion-and-apparel, #hadid-gigi-1995, #jenner-kendall, #libraries-and-librarians, #models-professional, #poetry-and-poets, #social-media, #writing-and-writers

Patrick Demarchelier, Fashion Photographer, Dies at 78

The Frenchman was famous for his portraits of supermodels and his close relationship to Princess Diana, and his images are a part of the fashion canon.

#a-world-history-of-photography-book, #coddington-grace, #deaths-obituaries, #diana-princess-of-wales, #fashion-and-apparel, #friedman-vanessa-v, #lindbergh-peter-1944, #magazines, #models-professional, #paris-france, #photography, #sexual-harassment, #united-states, #vogue

Their Job: Making Watches Look Their Best

For parts models, keeping their hands beautiful is an essential part of their routine.

#advertising-and-marketing, #hands, #models-professional, #nails-body-part, #watches-and-clocks, #wrists, #your-feed-fashion

A Model’s Refugee Story

Irina Lazareanu has a new book about her life in fashion. But it was her life before fashion that haunts her now.

#books-and-literature, #chanel-sa, #content-type-personal-profile, #fashion-and-apparel, #immigration-and-emigration, #lagerfeld-karl, #lazareanu-irina, #models-professional, #romania, #runway-bird-book, #your-feed-fashion

Model Guinevere van Seenus Becomes A Photographer

After decades of modeling, Guinevere van Seenus, mega-muse of the 1990s, has begun a new chapter in life and love.

#fashion-and-apparel, #models-professional, #photography

How Lauren Chan, Model, Spends Her Sundays

As Fashion Week approaches, Lauren Chan manages to fit in some self-care and family time, with some 1980s tunes thrown in.

#brooklyn-nyc, #chan-lauren-model, #content-type-personal-profile, #fashion-and-apparel, #models-professional

Eileen Gu Is China’s Freestyle Hope for the Olympics

Born in San Francisco, she’ll compete in the Olympics for China, her mother’s native country. Can an 18-year-old freeskier be all things to all people in a fractured world?

#china, #content-type-personal-profile, #fashion-and-apparel, #freestyle-skiing, #gu-eileen, #models-professional, #olympic-games-2022, #peng-shuai, #politics-and-government, #saas-fee-switzerland, #san-francisco-calif, #united-states, #zhao-chloe

April Ashley, London Socialite and Transgender Pioneer, Dies at 86

She modeled for Vogue, partied with John Lennon and Mick Jagger, and married into minor nobility, all while fighting for legal recognition of her gender.

#ashley-april-1935-2021, #deaths-obituaries, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #high-society-and-socialites, #london-england, #models-professional, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

How Lila Moss Hack Brought Diabetes to the Runway

And to the forefront of the conversation on inclusivity and fashion.

#clover-grace, #diabetes, #fashion-and-apparel, #fendi-spa, #medical-devices, #milan-fashion-week, #models-professional, #moss-hack-lila-grace, #northwood-blyth-bambi, #versace-gianni-spa, #your-feed-fashion

The ‘13 Going on 30’ Versace Dress Has Come Full Circle

A perfect storm of internet fashion trends — and Halloween — has resurrected a Y2K-era Versace dress. At least, for now.

#amazon-com-inc, #australia, #celebrities, #clueless-movie, #costumes, #design, #dresses, #e-commerce, #fashion-and-apparel, #garner-jennifer, #grande-ariana, #halloween, #hilton-paris, #milan-italy, #models-professional, #movies, #rodrigo-olivia-2003, #social-media, #spears-britney, #tiktok-bytedance, #two-thousands-decade, #versace-donatella, #versace-gianni-spa

How Kyrsten Sinema Uses Clothing to Signal Her Social Class

The senator is trying to play many roles in Washington at once.

#beauty-concept, #fashion-and-apparel, #internal-sub-only-nl, #models-professional, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

The Emily Ratajkowski You’ll Never See

With her new book, the model tries to escape the oppressions of the male gaze. So our writer is keeping some of her secrets.

#beauty-concept, #content-type-personal-profile, #models-professional, #my-body-book, #nudism-and-nudity, #photography, #ratajkowski-emily, #women-and-girls, #writing-and-writers

Ivy Nicholson, Model and Warhol Factory Star, Dies at 88

She blazed through 1950s Europe as a top fashion model and then became a part of the 1960s Warhol crowd in New York before falling on hard times.

#actors-and-actresses, #deaths-obituaries, #fashion-and-apparel, #models-professional, #nicholson-ivy-1933-2021, #warhol-andy

Emily Ratajkowski Is a Work in Progress

With her debut essay collection, “My Body,” the model and influencer takes stock of what she’s gained and lost from selling her image for a living.

#beauty-concept, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #fashion-and-apparel, #models-professional, #my-body-book, #ratajkowski-emily, #women-and-girls, #writing-and-writers

A Talent for Talent

Kendall Werts is a new kind of representative for a new kind of celebrity. Often he plucks clients when they’re young and on the verge of something bigger. Then he finds what that is.

#actors-and-actresses, #agents-business, #celebrities, #content-type-personal-profile, #fashion-and-apparel, #models-professional, #werts-kendall

The Cruel Paradox of Linda Evangelista’s Fate

A world obsessed with women’s hyper-visibility can dispatch them so swiftly to invisibility.

#age-chronological, #beauty-concept, #coolsculpting, #evangelista-linda, #face, #models-professional, #plastic-surgery

Fashion Is Not Only for the Young and Skinny

Consider Missoni, Tod’s and even Emporio Armani. Time for designers to get with the program.

#armani-giorgio-spa, #etro-spa, #fashion-and-apparel, #milan-italy, #milan-fashion-week, #missoni, #models-professional, #tods-group, #your-feed-fashion

Linda Evangelista Says Body Sculpting Procedure Left Her ‘Disfigured’

The ’90s-era supermodel said side effects from a fat-freezing procedure caused her to become depressed and a recluse after “not looking like myself any longer.”

#allergan-inc, #food-and-drug-administration, #linda-evangelista, #models-professional, #plastic-surgery, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Supermodels Speak Out Against Sexual Harassment

As former models prepare to offer testimony against Gérald Marie, their former agency boss, big names like Carla Bruni, Paulina Porizkova and Karen Elson are offering their support.

#metoo-movement, #christensen-helena, #elite-model-management, #elson-karen, #jovovich-milla, #marie-gerald, #model-alliance-the, #models-professional, #otis-carre, #paris-france, #porizkova-paulina, #sarkozy-carla, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-fashion, #ziff-sara

At Top Magazines, Black Representation Remains a Work in Progress

Last summer’s racial reckoning brought calls for an industrywide overhaul in fashion. But change is slow.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #beauty-concept, #black-in-fashion-council, #black-people, #british-vogue-magazine, #elle-magazine, #enninful-edward, #essence-magazine, #fashion-and-apparel, #hair, #harpers-bazaar, #hearst-corp, #hiring-and-promotion, #instyle-magazine, #knowles-beyonce, #magazines, #minorities, #models-professional, #nasr-samira, #photography, #race-and-ethnicity, #vogue, #w-magazine, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-fashion

Former Supermodel Accuses Elite Model Agency Executive of Rape

Carré Sutton accuses a former executive at a modeling agency of sexual assault, and a second employee of enabling the attacks.

#metoo-movement, #casablancas-john, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #elite-model-management, #manhattan-nyc, #marie-gerald, #models-professional, #new-york-child-victims-act-2019, #otis-carre, #paris-france, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tapscott-trudi

Overlooked No More: Hettie Anderson, Sculptors’ Model Who Evaded Fame

Her image has been rendered on gold coins and monuments around the United States. But little is known about this Gilded Age model.

#anderson-hettie-1873-1938, #art, #biographical-information, #black-people, #deaths-obituaries, #french-daniel-chester, #manhattan-nyc, #models-professional, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #saint-gaudens-augustus, #sculpture

Farida Khelfa Wants to Challenge the Image of Middle Eastern Women

One of fashion’s first top Arab models has a new documentary about the creative class in Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

#content-type-personal-profile, #de-lautre-cote-du-voile-movie, #discrimination, #documentary-films-and-programs, #khelfa-farida, #middle-east, #models-professional, #muslim-veiling, #muslims-and-islam, #women-and-girls

Why Did We Fall for the Victoria’s Secret Angels?

How the pomp and pageantry of Victoria’s Secret worked for so long.

#fashion-and-apparel, #lingerie-and-underwear, #models-professional, #victorias-secret, #victorias-secret-angels, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-fashion

Victoria’s Secret’s New ‘VS Collective’ Is Late But Welcome

The lingerie company may be a brand in decline, but it’s still everywhere you look. 

#fenty-fashion-label, #lingerie-and-underwear, #models-professional, #victorias-secret, #women-and-girls

Model Shaun Ross Charts a Musical Path

After appearing in videos for Beyoncé and Katy Perry, the 30-year-old former model released “Shift,” an R&B album with electronic feels.

#content-type-personal-profile, #fashion-and-apparel, #models-professional, #rhythm-and-blues-music, #ross-shaun-1991, #shift-2021-album

Falling in Love With Another Model Was Never the Plan

Neither Amanda Lauren nor Adam Mann, both models with significant Instagram followers, were actually looking to date when they joined Hinge. But then he saw her profile.

#hinge-mobile-app, #models-professional, #soccer, #weddings-and-engagements

Paulina Porizkova on Instagram, Aaron Sorkin and Aging

The veteran supermodel is contesting the will of her late husband, Ric Ocasek — and writing herself a splashy new chapter.

#content-type-personal-profile, #models-professional, #ocasek-ric, #porizkova-paulina

Barbara Stone, Modeling Agent to American Beauties, Dies at 87

At Stewart Models in the 1960s and ’70s, she specialized in fresh-faced American blondes and played a key role in the careers of Cheryl Tiegs and Cybill Shepherd.

#agents-business, #deaths-obituaries, #models-professional, #stewart-models, #stone-barbara-1933-2021, #tiegs-cheryl

A Model Steps Behind the Camera

Miles Garber, a former runway fixture, is married, a new father and has started his own studio.

#candles, #content-type-personal-profile, #fashion-and-apparel, #models-professional

Model Vikki Dougan on How She Became ‘The Back’

The model once known as “The Back” on a Hollywood career cut short.

#content-type-personal-profile, #dougan-vikki, #models-professional

Vikki Dougan on How She Became ‘The Back’

The model once known as “The Back” on a Hollywood career cut short.

#content-type-personal-profile, #dougan-vikki, #models-professional

The Tragedy of Harry Uzoka

He was a shining star of a tight-knit group of rising Black male models in London. Why did he die at the hands of another model?

#black-people, #fashion-and-apparel, #koh-george, #london-england, #models-professional, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #okigbo-jonathan, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media, #uzoka-harry

Elsa Peretti, Star Designer of Elegant Jewelry, Dies at 80

Celebrities wore Ms. Peretti’s creations on the red carpet and in the movies. Some years her merchandise represented 10 percent or more of Tiffany’s sales.

#deaths-obituaries, #design, #fashion-and-apparel, #jewels-and-jewelry, #models-professional, #peretti-elsa, #tiffanycompany

Leyna Bloom on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

The model and actress is the first transgender woman of color to appear in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

#bloom-leyna, #content-type-personal-profile, #models-professional, #sports-illustrated, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #your-feed-selfcare

Did Black Lives Matter Change the Fashion Industry Yet?

Tracking an industry where Black representation has been rare.

#advertising-and-marketing, #black-history-continued-2021, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #fashion-and-apparel, #magazines, #minorities, #models-professional, #photography, #race-and-ethnicity, #shopping-and-retail, #your-feed-fashion

Ella Emhoff Signs to IMG Models

The second daughter follows the inauguration poet Amanda Gorman to IMG.

#emhoff-ella, #fashion-and-apparel, #img-worldwide, #inaugurations, #knitting-and-knit-goods, #models-professional, #your-feed-fashion

Alexander Wang Responds to ‘Grotesquely False’ Assault Allegations

“I never engaged in the atrocious behavior described,” Mr. Wang said, after a model alleged he was groped by Mr. Wang, setting off a wave of accusations against the fashion designer.

#balenciaga-fashion-label, #fashion-and-apparel, #instagram-inc, #models-professional, #sexual-harassment, #wang-alexander-1983, #your-feed-fashion, #your-feed-selfcare

Alexander Wang Responds to Assault Allegations

A model alleged he was groped by Mr. Wang, setting off a wave of accusations against the fashion designer. “I never engaged in the atrocious behavior described,” Mr. Wang said.

#balenciaga-fashion-label, #fashion-and-apparel, #instagram-inc, #models-professional, #sexual-harassment, #wang-alexander-1983, #your-feed-fashion, #your-feed-selfcare

Stella Tennant, Aristocratic Model, Is Dead at 50

Noble lineage, classic beauty and punk attitude combined in a model who stood at fashion’s apex for three decades.

#deaths-obituaries, #fashion-and-apparel, #models-professional, #photography, #your-feed-fashion

The Ups and Downs of Fashion in 2020

What happened in 2020, when everyone’s life (and wardrobe) was turned upside down.

#converse-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crocs-inc, #dresses, #fashion-and-apparel, #models-professional, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #savile-row-london-england, #shopping-and-retail, #suits-apparel, #two-thousand-twenty

Emily Ratajkowski, Nude Photographs and Justice

Emily Ratajkowski accused the photographer Jonathan Leder of assault and using photos against her wishes. Other women say they have similar experiences.

#advertising-and-marketing, #art, #brooklyn-nyc, #domestic-violence, #fashion-and-apparel, #magazines, #models-professional, #nudism-and-nudity, #photography, #ratajkowski-emily, #woodstock-ny, #your-feed-fashion, #your-feed-internet-culture, #your-feed-selfcare

The White Issue: Has Anna Wintour’s Diversity Push Come Too Late?

Vogue’s September issue celebrated Black culture and contributors. But some employees say the magazine’s powerful editor fostered a workplace that sidelined women of color.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #bon-appetit-magazine, #conde-nast-publications-inc, #fashion-and-apparel, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #models-professional, #race-and-ethnicity, #vanity-fair, #vogue, #wintour-anna

Karen Elson on Body Shaming, Nudity and Speaking Up for Herself

In a new autobiography, the model pulls back the curtain on her career.

#elson-karen, #fashion-and-apparel, #models-professional, #photography, #sexual-harassment, #the-red-flame-book, #weight, #your-feed-fashion

Amid a Fashion Month Like No Other, Scenes of a Not-So-Distant Past

The industry has been quick to adapt to the realities of making and showing clothes during a pandemic, but that doesn’t mean the community and the pageantry aren’t missed.

#browne-thom, #fashion-and-apparel, #johnson-ulla, #milan-fashion-week, #models-professional, #new-york-fashion-week, #versace-donatella, #wu-jason

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Lose Baby After Pregnancy Complications

“Driving home from the hospital with no baby,” Ms. Teigen wrote on Twitter. “How can this be real.” She said she and her husband had decided to call the infant Jack.

#babies-and-infants, #deaths-fatalities, #legend-john, #models-professional, #music, #social-media, #teigen-chrissy

What Happened at New York’s First Pandemic Fashion Show?

Jason Wu tests out the runway’s new normal.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fashion-and-apparel, #fashion-shows, #models-professional, #new-york-fashion-week, #spring-studios-manhattan-ny, #tribeca-manhattan-ny, #wu-jason

Fashion Advertisers Rediscover Black Models

In the fall ad campaigns, race-conscious casting now matters. Is it progress, or is it cynicism?

#advertising-and-marketing, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #fashion-and-apparel, #luxury-goods-and-services, #magazines, #models-professional, #race-and-ethnicity