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Milan Rumor Mill: The Hiss Squad Strikes Back

Red's Joe Lazo has been scooped up for  the Hugo BossRed's Joe Lazo has been scooped up for the Hugo Boss

I really wanted to take an art break on this post, but sometimes you just have to go where the information is.

Scoop Du Jour: French Playboy Launches

Julie Orden: PH: Greg Kadel: French Playboy: Dec 07Julie Orden: PH: Greg Kadel: French Playboy: Dec 07

It's good to have your antenna up these days. A few posts back TI dug up a 90's Mugler shoot for Playboy. Today we got the hot tip that Playboy France just got a blue chip launch. The first issue featured Juliette Binoche on the cover shot by Karl Lagerfed. Here's a sneak peek of the second cover shoot (December) shot by Greg Kadel featuring actress Julie Orden. The styling was done by the inimitable Natasa Vojnovic. Click on the image then choose the "Original" option for the full Julie O experience. That makes it all the more fetishistic, right?


Claudia Schiffer in Vogue Paris: August 2007Claudia Schiffer in Vogue Paris: August 2007

"I mean I'm not nervous when I walk onto the set for a photo-shoot because there is very little that's going to happen that hasn't happened before."
Claudia Schiffer to TI.

The Legend of Kristen McMenamy

Kristen McMenamy: Photo: Vanity Fair 90'sKristen McMenamy: Photo: Vanity Fair 90's

In Paris this season when Kristen McMenamy came bounding out at the Givenchy SS08 with her signature madwoman-on-the go walk, one newbie was heard to exclaim, "Who's that old lady". Oh if only she knew. That old lady is a living legend, not only for the face, walk or poses but because of the entertainment she brought to the trade. Kristen has morphed from glamazon to androgyne to Career Woman back to glamazon into her Grand Dame incarnation this October. Here are our Top 10 Legendary Kristen Moments. She's so Marquess ( By way of Philadelphia)!

Current Reading: Bob Richardson : Damiani editore

Bob Richardson: Damiani: 2007Bob Richardson: Damiani: 2007

"I want to go beyond cool. I'm bored with it."
Bob Richardson

Bob Richardson, the book, is as lavish and glossy as you would want it to be. Terry Richardson, son of, certified blue chip photographer of our day and the editor of this tome, certainly outdoes himself, along with the Creative Director Doug Lloyd and Art Director Gustaf Torling. They deliver a beautiful coffee table tribute that hits all the right, all the expected notes. The cover is that iconic image . Inside is the legendary shot of the model weeping on the beach and Terry has been vigilant in tracking down all those missing tears , chromes and prints from 60's and 70's issues of Harper's Bazaar, Nova, Italian, French and British Vogue necessary to complete the puzzle.

Early Warning System: The Steidl/7L Chapter

Babeth: Published by 7L. Coming soon!Babeth: Published by 7L. Coming soon!
Two major books looming from 7 L and Steidl (for our money, the best makers of fashion books on the planet, right now). The first: current Numero editor and Jill magazine legend Babeth Dijan has her own album coming. Includes all the big hitters such as Mert Alas & Marcus Pigott, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Nathaniel Goldberg, Karl Lagerfeld, Peter Lindbergh, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Guido Mocafico, Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello, Liz Collins, Solve Sundbo, Camilla Akrans, Greg Kadel, Dusan Rejlin, Ellen von Unwerth, Paolo Roversi. And that makes it a must for the reference library of every young fashion-head looking for an education.

Metamorphoses Of An American: Photographed by Karl Lagerfeld. Steidl. Coming soon.Metamorphoses Of An American: Photographed by Karl Lagerfeld. Steidl. Coming soon.

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