Actress Julianne Moore has been named as the new face of Talbots. The 49-year-old replaces supermodel Linda Evangelista as the face of the women's clothing brand for their Spring 2011 campaign, starring in an advertising campaign and a catalogue.
"Julianne Moore. I've been dying to say those two words for two months. What I love about Julianne Moore is that she's a natural beauty-she's a true American beauty. She will make our brand feel modern, which is what the 40-ish woman is. She's effortless-an effortless beauty," Talbots chief creative officer Michael Smaldone said at his latest signing.
He also said he hopes Julianne will be less "severe" than Linda, adding, "A lot of women recognized Linda Evangelista as a woman they knew. The reaction was tremendously positive. We wanted it to be dramatic - we wanted it to turn a lot of heads, which it did. We were more severe on purpose . I think Julianne Moore will soften our look."
Julianne has previously modelled for designer Tom Ford and starred in a series of ads for fashion brand Bvlgari, where she posed naked with a handbag and lion cubs, which were banned in Venice, Italy, for being too racy. Linda's Fall/Winter 2010 campaign was used to re-launch the brand. Julianne will shoot the photos for the brand this week with photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell is “loyal” to the fashion designers she has worked with from a young age.
The British-born model explained the support of the likes of Gianni Versace and Yves Saint Laurent helped her break into the industry, and while she is not “forced” to wear their designs, she considers them to be “creative geniuses.”
“Our group kind of broke in with the support of designers like Gianni Versace, Azzedine Alaia, Yves Saint Laurent, and Karl Lagerfeld, and their connections to both the magazines and the photographers. I loved watching so many of the great designers I’ve worked with do what they do. That’s why I’m still loyal to the designers that I’ve known since I was 16. It’s not that I’m forced to be - it’s that they’re creative geniuses and I love what they do. For my whole group of girls, it wasn’t always about how much we were getting paid. We were interested in how creative it looked-how it would come across.”
Fashion giant Talbots names Linda Evangelista as the face of their newest campaign.
The 44-year-old supermodel has been hired by the 63-year-old clothing company as it undergoes a re-branding. The mother-of-one was photographed last week by top fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for a glossy advertising campaign which will be launched in September.
“She possesses this timeless yet spontaneous glamour that’s irresistible in our minds,” said Talbots chief marketing officer Lori Wagner.
Linda, who fronted last year’s Prada Fall campaign and is the current face of L’Oreal Paris cosmetics, recently admitted she puts her make-up on 10 minutes. The beauty has learnt so many tricks during her 30-year career she only takes a few moments to perfect her appearance.
“I did my own make-up this morning and it takes 10 minutes, tops! My best trick is to do it in natural light. I keep all my make-up on a huge mirrored tray and I just take it to whatever window is looking good that day.”
Nick Knight thinks that the fashion industry is racist.
The photographer claims the profession is geared towards white models and is unhappy that some industry professionals are reluctant to work with black models.
“I’ve always I’ve always found the fashion industry to be extremely racist, to the point that I don’t know how they get away with it. When I first started I couldn’t believe what I was hearing, ‘We can’t have a black model—they’re not aspirational.’ You can’t say that!”
Supermodel Naomi Campbell agrees with Nick, previously claiming she wasn’t given as much work as other models because of her skin color.
Speaking about Naomi’s anger, Nick said, “Talk to Naomi and she’s f***ing incandescent with rage that she’s not on the cover of Vogue. She puts it down to racism.”
Naomi, who has been on the cover of British Vogue eight times, has previously spoken about racism in the fashion industry.
Nineties supermodels seem to be both ageless and never out of a job. Here’s Linda Evangelista for John Galliano’s Fall/Winter ‘09 collection, looking radiant and selling those clothes quite well.
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Linda Evangelista applies her make-up in 10 minutes. The Canadian supermodel - who fronted last year’s Prada Fall campaign and is the current face of L’Oreal Paris cosmetics - has learnt so many beauty tricks during her 30-year career she only takes a few minutes to perfect her appearance. She said: “I did my own make-up this morning and it takes 10 minutes, tops! My best trick is to do it in natural light. I keep all my make-up on a huge mirrored tray and I just take it to whatever window is looking good that day.”
However, the 44-year-old beauty is so particular about how her lips look she often turns down the industry’s biggest make-up artists to make them up herself. She explained to Britain’s Grazia magazine: “I can’t live without lip liner - it just makes my face and defines it like nothing else. My cheekbones are sucked in and everything just sharpens. I’ve been using it for years and I never let make-up artists do my lip liner on shoots, not even the big ones! I don’t do lipstick. I think lip liner and a slick of gloss give a much more modern and plumping effect.”
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