Couture’s Flights of Fancy–Model Lindsey Wixson and fashion giant Karl Lagerfeld team up once again after Chanel’s spring 2014 ads for the April issue of Harper’s Bazaar US. The American beauty poses for the German creative in a haute couture editorial which channels Marie Antoinette style with powdered wigs and pink cheeks. Stylist Amanda Harlech selected looks from the couture houses of Giambattista Valli, Giorgio Armani and Dior amongst others for the whimsical shoot.
Cara Delevingne + Karl Lagerfeld backstage at Fendi’s fall show / Courtesy of Instagram
If it was not apparent by now, Karl Lagerfeld is a big fan of Cara Delevingne. The German fashion superstar captured the British model for Chanel and Fendi campaigns, and also tapped the blonde to open the labels’ respective fall 2014 shows which Lagerfeld serves as creative director for. In a recent interview with The Sunday Times UK, he compared the model to the legendary Charlie Chaplin. “She’s a character. She’s the Charlie Chaplin of the fashion world,” says Lagerfeld. “She is kind of genius, like a character out of a silent movie. I would see her better in a silent movie than a talkie because she over-accents the movement. Girls admire her like they used to Kate Moss. They all want to be as free as her.”
Beauty & the Beast–Following up her gravity defying, bikini clad Sports Illustrated shoot, Kate Upton shows quite a different side for a story featured in CR Fashion Book. The bi-annual fashion glossy has released a preview of a new shoot inspired by “Beauty and the Beast”. Kate poses alongside Brazilian model Marlon Teixeira in covered-up fashions styled by Carine Roitfeld in the Karl Lagerfeld snapped spread. The blonde beauty is shown wearing classically styled looks from the likes of Celine, JW Anderson and Pringle of Scotland in the dramatic shoot.
English Rose–British model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley graces the March 2014 cover of >Harper’s Bazaar UK. The English rose looks lovely in a yellow and green look from Dior for the photo lensed by Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld. Bazaar’s global fashion director Carine Roitfeld styled the shoot which will also feature Naomi Campbell and Karolina Kurkova. Want to see more Rosie? View her recent Autograph lingerie line for Marks and Spencer.
Fendi’s Water Walls–Following up a preview, Fendi has released its full spring-summer 2014 campaign photographed by Karl Lagerfeld. Top models Nadja Bender and Joan Smalls pose for the German creative, playing mirrored images while working it in front of an icy water wall backdrop. Nadja and Joan model geometric prints, furry bags and sheath dresses in the colorful set.
Chanel’s Spring Campaign – The spring-summer 2014 campaign from Chanel has been revealed, and the new advertisements featuring rising stars Lindsey Wixson and Sasha Luss. This marks Sasha’s first Chanel campaign while it is Lindsey’s second. Photographed by Karl Lagerfeld, the pair wears the bright color palette of spring along with matching hairdos consisting of sheared cuts with bow accessories.
Fendi’s Spring Campaign – The spring-summer 2014 campaign from Fendi taps Nadja Bender to front its latest collection. The brand’s creative director Karl Lagerfeld photographs the top model in a studio image where its new bag is the focus. Lagerfeld must be a fan of Nadja, after her appearance in Chanel’s cruise advertisements also photographed by the German designer.
Rhinestone Cowgirl – Following up the runway show last week, Chanel has released its pre-fall 2014 press kit starring Ashleigh Good. The blonde, who has appeared in multiple campaigns for the French brand including the current cruise advertisements, poses for Karl Lagerfeld in sepia-toned images. Ashleigh does her best cowgirl chic impression in tweed jackets, denim, south-western inspired prints and jewelry, and even shimmering embroideries.
The New Chic – For its cruise 2014 advertisements, Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld captured models Ashleigh Good, Nadja Bender and Dalianah Arekion in a series of black and white images. The girls also starred in the recent Chanel Prestige eyewear campaign. In the Lagerfeld-snapped photographs, the trio wears relaxed, resort wear in the images with a retro, slightly thirties vibe.
The Prestige – Following up its fall campaign, French fashion house Chanel releases a series of eyewear advertisements for its Prestige Collection. Karl Lagerfeld photographed rising stars Nadja Bender and Ashleigh Good in the black and white snaps. The duo looks nerdy chic with greased hair, white button-up t-shirts and oversized frames.