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CARINE ROITFELD DOUBLES HER PLEASURE

Kate Moss: Vogue Paris April 08:Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin ,Josh Beech: Hedi Slimane for VHI via thefashionspotKate Moss: Vogue Paris April 08:Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin ,Josh Beech: Hedi Slimane for VHI via thefashionspot

Well that's two in a row for Carine Roitfeld both in the sense of her dual management of Vogue Paris and Vogues Hommes International and the fact that the second VHI under her watch has turned out to be a sizzler. Today's challenge is to be succinct so here's TI's bullet points as to why both Vogue Paris and VHI are run-to-the-newstand brilliant.

THE INDESTRUCTABLE SUPERMODEL

When Supermodels Ruled The Earth: Cindy Crawford As IconWhen Supermodels Ruled The Earth: Cindy Crawford As Icon

Who invented the supermodel? Was it Gianni Versace when he started to employ the top editorial stars of the day in his runway shows? Was it Steven Meisel when he started to bulk-book The Trinity (Christy, Linda, Omi) month after month for every gig in sight? Maybe it was Gerald Marie and John Casablancas when they started to package the right girls dressed in the right clothes, staying at the right hotel at premium rates to the clients. Or was it the girls who took these opportunities as presented by Gianni and Steven and Gerald and ran like thieves with it all the way into history ( with stops off at The Fashion Cafe, The George Michael "Freedom" video and an aerobic video here or there).

The Big Tease with Mr B: By Gregory Vaughan

Mr Kanner sped these Gregory Vaughan shots of Major-star-in training Sean Biloski over to TI this morning and we were not one to deny you the matinee idol charms of Mr B. Viva Le Vaughan!

Cut It Up, Speed it Up, Shoot Ahead!

Playing dress up with Jourdan on Mike Schwartz's set was so much fun!Playing dress up with Jourdan on Mike Schwartz's set was so much fun!

Fashion Blips and Bytes

The Inimitable Rinko KikuchiThe Inimitable Rinko Kikuchi

The April issue of of iD features my very favorite actress in the world, the one and only Rinko Kikuchi. I think Rinko is beyond genius. I love her sullen pout, her fast shifting haircuts, her alliance with Chanel. I think she is the kind of global/cross-cultural super-star that mainstream media sleeps on. Expect to see many a post on Rinko at TI because this crush is serious! Rinko is on the cover of the "Gender" issue of iD. Very 90's that ...to do a "Gender" issue but it's interesting that the ten year cycle of errant androgyny is here again. Love the i-Date feature on iD's Myspace page that has a questionnaire with options ranging from Male/Female, Straight/Gay, Bi/Boy, Girl/ Man, Woman/Trannie, She-he/He-She, Mother/Other. TI is not mad at the polymorphous nature of that and plans to feed into it ferociously. I also am in deep love with idmagazine.com's flash video feature that allows you to speed-read through their entire issue. Check it out right now. It's just like being at the newstand!

It's The Wendell Lissimore Show

Coming Attractions: Starring Wendell LissimoreComing Attractions: Starring Wendell Lissimore

Ladies and gentlemen, prep yourselves for a very special Wendell Lissimore moment, looming your way to TI next week. We do believe this marquee face of Red Model Mgmt is fast becoming a one man cult. As well he should be!

REFERENCE LIBRARY: THE CALVIN KLEIN TV ADS

This weekend I read Ingrid Sischy's Vanity Fair profile on Calvin Klein's post Calvin Klein Inc. existence. It constitutes buying and decorating multiple houses and it is indeed an enviable life. There is a section in the article that gets into a bit of heavy lifting in arguing Calvin Klein's validity as a landmark American designer. It got me thinking...what is it exactly about Calvin Klein that stays on our minds? After all these years, the power of his imaging still haunts American fashion like the echo of a music that once kept the party going.

ANGEL ANGEL DOWN WE GO STARRING DAN CAMERON by JOE LALLY

Joe Lally strikes again in his latest exclusive edit. This editorial shot for THE IMAGIST is based on the wonderful AIP movies of the 70's, that were often an exploitation of the counter-culture youth market.
In this pictorial, PIW's model-actor Dan Cameron plays one of the characters in a film produced by AIP, entitled 'Angel, Angel, Down We Go', that actually starred Hollywood legend and movie star Jennifer Jones. Dan plays a hippie gone over the wire in a Los Angeles Cult.

ANGEL ANGEL DOWN WE GO
starring actor-model DAN CAMERON (Public Image)
IMAGES by JOE LALLY
HAIR-PETER LENNON (de facto)
BODY DRAWINGS BY BYRON (byrontattoos.com)
shot at Byron Tattos 274 W. 12 ST>

KATE MOSS IN Libération PH: HEDI SLIMANE

KATE MOSS IN Libération  PH: HEDI SLIMANE via hedislimane.comKATE MOSS IN Libération PH: HEDI SLIMANE via hedislimane.com

The world keeps asking, "What's up with Hedi Slimane and his inevitable clothing line?"

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