A GNTM contestant dressed in a Native American themed costume. Image: Heidi Klum’s Facebook
Television personality and model Heidi Klum has caused controversy by posting photos to her Facebook page from “Germany’s Next Top Model” featuring models dressed in Native American costumes including face paint and headpieces. Jezebel writes that, “It [depicts] Native Americans as a primitive and mythologized people of the past, which is a patently and malignantly untrue media narrative.” Klum still yet to respond to the criticism which as of now–the photos were posted to the page two weeks ago. The comments on her Facebook page seem divided. One user writes their criticism, “Emulating Native America (sic) will always be a pop culture fetish but if you should choose to do so at least try to pay some respect and honor how sacred these items are to us by educating the people who follow you in where they come from and what they mean. I’m sure this comes across as ‘creative’ to some but it’s not original. Honor the original and pay tribute to those who’ve been MASSACRED preserving what they believed in when they made and wore their traditional regalia.”
Maserati Taps Klum–Although “Project Runway” Season 13 is some time away, its host Heidi Klum is back in the spotlight with the latest Maserati campaign. The luxury car manufacturer tapped the German top model for its 2014 advertisements photographed by Francesco Carrozzini. The images depict Heidi in everything from casual wear to formal red carpet events showing the diverse appeal of the automobile. / Set design by Andy Henbest @ Frank Reps
Instagram Update – Top models like Candice Swanepoel, Barbara Palvin, Behati Prinsloo and Jourdan Dunn keep it candid in our Instagram roundup of the week. From selfies taken in private moments to images taken at major events, these beauties know how to captivate interest! And make sure to check out our previous Instagram roundups.
Instaglam Shots – Despite the holiday season, models are still hard at work going to events and posing for new shoots. Luckily for us, Instagram has made it easy to keep up with the industry’s best faces. See our Instagram picks of the week featuring beauties like Heidi Klum, Izabel Goulart, Barbara Palvin and Erin Heatherton. Look at last week’s Instagram roundup here.
The Show Must Go On – “America’s Got Talent” and “Project Runway” star Heidi Klum graces the pages of Hunger Magazine’s spring-summer issue. Rankin captures the German model in the glamorous designs of Roberto Cavailli, Dolce & Gabbana and Dior amongst others styled by Maryam Malakpour. Surrounded by the bright lights of Las Vegas and the city’s showgirls, Heidi stands out against the chorus line in the dramatic spread and video.
Model Glamour – Yesterday, we recapped star style at the 2013 Met Gala and now here’s a look at what some of our favorite models wore. Beauties including Kate Upton, Coco Rocha, Miranda Kerr, Karlie Kloss, Liu Wen, Cara Delevingne, Gisele Bundchen, Heidi Klum, Jourdan Dunn, Joan Smalls, Constance Jablonski and more attended fashion’s big night in designer names. Check out our slideshow below of the models’ looks.
Glamour Girl – Model and television personality Heidi Klum covers the March issue of Interview Germany, looking sultry with red lips and lush curls. Photographed by Rankin, Heidi also opens up about her success in Amaerica to the magazine; “My face and my body have turned into a trademark. I can sense that my scope of duties is slowly transforming itself. I’m very happy that America has welcomed me with open arms. My farewell greeting ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ has become cult over here.”
Heidi - Photographer Robert Erdmann captures the incomparable Heidi Klum in these images for the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar Russia. Heidi is striking in a bold mix of elegant autumn pieces that harken back to 60s style. Looks include selects from the likes of Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Oscar de la Renta, Stella McCartney, Prada and Yves Saint Laurent styled by Natalia Alaverdian. / See the Heidi’s cover here.
Project Runway host Heidi Klum covers the September edition of Harper’s Bazaar Russia