In New York that Calvin exclusive has emerged as a major star-making platform (Irina K, Karlie Kloss, Toni Garrn Ali Stephens being Calvin XCL emeritus) .
Submitted by Wayne on Mon, 2008-11-03 19:53.
After her one season stint as the face of Calvin Collection quite a few punters were ready to put Ms Garrn in the "short-lived" category. But today at lunch one of my devoted Hiss Squaders whispered in my ear that there was a major plan by a very directional client being built around Garrn
TI Friday,August 1, 2008.
Submitted by Wayne on Tue, 2008-09-23 21:45.
extreme lengths one after the other
The Hiss Squad Predictions for Prada SS 09 on Sat Sept 20th
Submitted by Wayne on Mon, 2008-07-28 20:27.
Submitted by Wayne on Mon, 2008-02-11 18:51.
Late last year I had the fun opportunity to hang out with Toni Garrn while interviewing her for Spur Japan. It was just me and my shaky hand-held Flip, Toni and the natural light spilling through the windows of Women offices in NY. In this clip Toni describes the moment she found out she would be the face of Calvin Klein SS08. Now here's a girl that million dollar dreams are made of.
Submitted by Wayne on Thu, 2008-02-07 21:07.
Submitted by Wayne on Fri, 2007-09-21 01:55.
At Haru while having lunch with the nicest model manager you could imagine, the following happened. As usual, the talk had turned to agency gossip. Not malicious, or particularly competitive but just...idle. " Yeah and Gemma Ward's been looking particularly happy these days". he said in a fairly loud voice, "Cause as we all know she's not always the happiest camper" I sat facing the door, so I could see, literally as he spoke the approaching figure of...Gemma Ward, in these little denim hot pants and a totally non-descript tank top with that model staple, an army coat thrown over it. She looked great, tall and slimmer than the last time we glimpsed her with long tousled blonde hair, looking very much like a beautiful teenaged tourist. She was with her IMG agent. I completely blanched and my lunch companion followed my eyeline to its conclusion. At that point we burst out laughing.If this were a scene in a movie, the audience would go..."Yeah Right!" Poor Gemma probably felt over scrutinized at this point and whether under the weight of our gaze or by pure chance, Maja and Gemma soon elected to take an outside table. I waved hello as they went by and left it at that.
Submitted by Wayne on Thu, 2007-09-13 05:56.
I spent much of the morning of August 23rd circling the Soho/Chinatown district that surrounded the Women/Supreme offices, intent on being the first client to nab the Supreme show package. I was literally sitting in La Esquina, downstairs when I got the text that the damn thing had finally arrived. When I got to Paul Rowland's office, the scale of the production left me gobsmacked. An army of assistants were compiling these massive cards into huge black photographer's boxes, neatly wrapping the whole proposition with a black grosgain ribbon. "Now this is what you called boutique," I thought. I fled like a thief to the MDC offices to make sure that package got a priority scanning and uploading!