At the age of 22, Tiiu Kuik (d’management group) has quite an impressive portfolio–from walking for labels such as Christian Dior and Jean Paul Gaultier to being photographed by Paolo Roversi and Steven Meisel, Tiiu has proved to have true staying power over the years. Like many models, she was discovered at a young age. Tiiu was only 14 when a modeling scout approached her at a local food fair in Estonia and offered her their business card. Understandably, Tiiu was doubtful about the prospect at first. “I was an awkward and tall teen–the tallest in my class and often teased for it. Modeling was the last thing on my mind.” But in the end, it was her mother who encouraged her to try modeling. “She thought it would be a good life experience and help me get over my shyness. Neither of us ever expected it to take me outside Estonia or bring in any money.” Now, Tiiu loves traveling and we can only be thankful for her mother’s encouragement.
Donning a brunette wig, actress Tilda Swinton takes on the daunting task of channeling the late fashion icon and patroness of the arts, Marchesa Casati, in the fall-winter issue of Acne Paper Sweden. In front of the lens of Paolo Roversi, Swanton transforms into the Italian legend in dark ensembles styled by Mattias Karlsson.
Shalom Harlow by Paolo Roversi
Du Juan shot by Paolo Roversi for W October 2006; styling by Alex White.
Photographed by Pierpaolo Ferrari and styled by Camilla Nickerson, a heart-broken Linda Evangelista makes a hard-hitting political point on the cover of W magazine’s November Art Issue. Working with Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, Evangelista understood his direction at once, honing in on her skills as an actress to best represent both political and religious subjects of a controversial nature.
Ali Michael by Paolo Roversi
Paolo Roversi delivers yet another hauntingly beautiful layout to W October with “Dream Sequence”. The moody series stars Monika Jagaciak, Darya Kurovska, Dorothea Barth Jorgensen and Regina Feoktistova in ethereal designs by Chanel, Valentino amd Givenchy Haute Couture. Styled by Alex White, the quartet looks as if they stepped out of a period film with their demure makeup and hairstyles.
Sasha Pivovarova by Paolo Roversi
Paolo Roversi’s work appears nearly unrecognizable for the latest installment of Pop. The well-known photographer moves away from his usual nineteenth century influence in favor of something a bit more modern. Entitled, “Spent!”, the colorful spread is styled by Vanessa Reid and depicts models Jessica Stam and Lily Cole in bundles of clothing.