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In January, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis reported news that seemed to shake Earth on its axis. The zodiac we had grown up with, that our parents and grandparents had grown up with, was essentially a crock, a cruel cosmic error that led us to believe we were Cancers instead of Geminis, Scorpios instead of Libras. The reason for this disruption: a new, thirteenth sign—Ophiuchus— whose characteristics include flamboyance and arrogance, and whose sudden revelation left the world in astrological limbo. Who are we as a people if not a glorious mix of neurotic Cancers, aggressive Scorpios, vain Leos, and fabulously over-the-top Geminis? It didn’t make sense. Meanwhile, we were busy wrapping an issue inspired by a different type of star, the human kind—eternally elusive, endlessly fascinating, infinitely beautiful, rich, and talented, and sealed away behind an army of managers and bodyguards. Stars fascinate because they truly are just like us, except dialed all the way up to 10. What we learned in the course of this issue is that real fame is ultimately about living beyond reproach, outside the confines of agents, stylists, and perhaps even fans. Our lead hero, Celine Dion, has evolved into such a megastar that she has, in effect, transcended her own celebrity, emerging on the other side as something incredibly rare: a happy woman. Her story is a lesson in thinking big and living large, and putting life and family first. It’s the ultimate way to be. On the cover is another icon of music and fame, Britney Spears, photographed by Mario Testino in a series of portraits that capture an ever-evolving star. This year will doubtless be hers as she emerges with an album that has comeback written all over it. Not that Ms. Spears is coming back from anything, because through it all she has produced music that never ceases to get us talking, Tweeting, downloading, and, ultimately, dancing. When we think Britney, we think good times and great songs—minus the pretense. And we want to get closer. Elsewhere in the issue, we deal with fame in various permutations, from the scandalous (French tabloid sensation Zahia Dehar, photographed by Sebastian Faena) to the overnight (transgender supermodel Lea T, photographed by Willy Vanderperre) to the self-made (buxom L.A. billboard queen Angelyne). We also tear through the Spring collections in a series of images featuring icons like Gisele Bündchen, Karen Elson, Carolyn Murphy, and Joan Smalls, each in various incarnations of the season’s best and boldest new looks. But what of our dear uprooted zodiac? Renowned astrologer Susan Miller quickly dismissed the Tribune’s Sturm und Drang—Leos are Leos, Libras are Libras, and that simply doesn’t change overnight. The purported astrological shift does remind us, however, that much like fame, star worship is an eternally precarious business. And that’s precisely the fun of it. Mr. V 74

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82 PARTY From Los Angeles to les boulevards, here’s a sampling of our pre-spring celebrations

114 HERE SHE ISÉ Behind the scenes at the glitziest, gaudiest, most overthe-top glamorous night of the year

88 HEROES The stylish world of Celine Dion; the magical, mythical life of Stevie Wonder

116 MADE IN U.S.A. Following his French fashion revolution, designer Olivier Theyskens has a new Theory for American sportswear

135 RIDING HIGH On the eve of his highly anticipated fashion-week premiere, Christophe Lemaire, the new head of Hermès ready-to-wear, discusses his vision for the future

92 CATCHING UP WITH LIBERACE We break out the Ouija board for a conversation with classical music’s eternally spangled star

118 HEIRS APPARENT Valentino’s new designers take us inside the label’s legendary atelier

138 BRITNEY FOREVER The first lady of modern pop was, is, and always will be our shining star. Photographed by Mario Testino

94 ANGEL IN AMERICA Long before Paris and Kim, a self-made Hollywood icon named Angelyne proved celebrity was entirely attainable

120 MAKING MAGIC Famed face painter Tom Pecheux aims to perfect the image of an American legend

192 THE CHRONICLES OF ZAHIA Introducing France’s sweet and scandalous young lady. Photographed by Sebastian Faena

96 SOMEWHERE IN BABYLON Kenneth Anger’s book of secrets shook Hollywood to its core. We’re still feeling its reverberations

122 NEW ORDER Bally’s Graeme Fidler and Michael Hirz explore the past to reinvent the label’s future

98 PICTURE PERFECT Artist Richard Phillips shares his top ten celebrity snapshots

123 EXTRA From new scents and new zines to new tunes and new talks, it’s everything you need to keep your springtime fresh

204 THE DREAMS OF LEA T Fashion's new It girl took a difficult path to stardom and self-realization, but it was worth the wait. Photographed by Willy Vanderperre

100 DR. STRANGE Bay Area rapper Lil B is ready for the big leagues

125 STEP ON IT! Bye-bye ballerinas: Spring’s favored footwear goes from flat to phat

102 WORK IN PROGRESS Gabriel Orozco takes a hometown tour; Sterling Ruby delves into the canine psyche; Lucy McKenzie paints her multidimensional masterpiece

126 FAMILY MATTERS Third-generation jewelry maker Gaia Repossi opens up inside her family’s Parisian maison

134 V-BAY A gold rush of shimmering Spring accessories

234 OH SNAP! See what develops when we give some of our V Girls a handful of cash and an hour alone in front of the photo booth’s lens. 240 V-MAIL Pick your spring fling from our fresh-faced lineup

106 FASH FORWARD Psychic Susan Miller gives us a super-sneak peek of what’s to come from every house in the fashion zodiac

128 SIGNS OF SPRING Let the stars align you with the perfect addition to your warm-weather wardrobe

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108 LUCKY STAR From middle school student to pop music sensation. Welcome to Greyson Chance’s wild ride

132 INTO THE LIGHT Designer Sharon Wauchob’s undercover career can’t stay in the shadows much longer

168 GISELE UNZIPPED BY HEDI SLIMANE

110 POWERHOUSE You want real star power? We’re giving Hollywood’s most powerful players the spotlight they deserve

148 GLAM SLAM BY MARIO TESTINO

180 KAREN TAKES FLIGHT BY RYAN McGINLEY 212 FOXY LADY BY ALASDAIR McLELLAN 222 STRICTLY CAROLYN BY DANIELE + IANGO 228 CAT POWER BY ANTHONY COTSIFAS

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“Hi Mark, this is Rene Angelil,” says the legendary husband and manager of Celine Dion. He is with his wife en route to the studio in Florida where she is a week into rehearsals for her first Las Vegas residency since Caesars Palace built her a 4,100aries seat coliseum to house “A New Day…,” her $400 million grossing musical spectacular that ran for five years and closed in 2007. Angelil gallantly offers a mobile number to reach him in case of further questions, then bows out of the conversation. “Have a great day. Here’s Celine.” Celine Dion is a star. She is otherworldly in that she no longer needs to engage the world on any terms but her own. “I feel more glamorous now than ever,” she says. “I don’t have to dress, sing, or say things to please people. I can just feel good. Let’s just say I don’t have to be cool. It’s not about being cool. I can just be chic. I can be myself and do things as I feel inside. And I don’t feel I do wrong by doing that.” Hers is an incredible story that begins with meeting her future life partner as a 12-year-old pop hopeful from Charlemagne, Quebec. Having gone from the youngest of fourteen children


to Top-40 ubiquity, Celine is internationally famous for a voice that makes the world cry. She is the first and last word in professionalism; she is a brand founded on easy listening, delivered without cynicism or shame; and she is a lesson in dialing it all the way up, as she did for her 1998 Academy Awards performance of “My Heart Will Go On,” her epic theme from Titanic— accessorized with a $25 million Heart of the Ocean necklace. Celine describes the as-yet-untitled show as “glamorous, grand, and chic,” words she revisits often, pronouncing them with an elegant French-Canadian accent. A sophisticated, Art Deco–inspired, old Hollywood–style affair, the new show will have no dancers (unlike the last production, directed by Franco Dragone of Cirque du Soleil) but will include a full orchestra to back Celine as she sings her repertoire: standards by jazz greats, a James Bond medley, and a Michael Jackson tribute, among other surprises. She hints at “beautiful effects and magical things on stage” and speaks of a determination to achieve an unsurpassed level of polish, a process she compares to a couturier delivering work to the runway. “When they touch the fabric, when they’re trying to find the right stone, when they’re figuring out if there is going to be wonderful embroidery…” she trails off. Her analogy is fitting for an icon with a history of adventurous

extravagances, from the daring John Galliano for Christian Dior backward white smoking tuxedo she wore to the 1999 Academy Awards to the unabashed opulence of her Melkite Byzantine vow-renewal ceremony at Caesars Palace in 2000. “It’s always fun to be asked what I’m wearing because I appreciate clothing tremendously,” Celine admits. “I’m wearing a Lanvin dress right now. No sleeves, beautiful chiffon, a wonderful way to wake up in the morning. Nothing too structured, but beautiful, elegant, and chic. I’m enjoying his work tremendously,” she says of [Lanvin designer] Alber Elbaz, who contributes designs to the new show, along with Atelier Versace, Giorgio Armani Privé, Givenchy Haute Couture, and Elie Saab (all selected with guidance from her stylist Annie Horth). Celine is a shopping dynamo. “I love to shop,” she says. “I love fashion. I love so many wonderful things. It’s not only about clothes, it’s about shoes, it’s about accessories, it’s about jewelry. My husband is next to me right now and when I say jewelry I can see money signs in his eyes because he’s going crazy! Sometimes I wish I could just wear a beautiful, elegant bathrobe with lots of jewelry that is like, ‘Where are you going?’ ‘Exactly right here, hon. Nowhere else but here.’ I can take a hot bath with just my beautiful wedding ring and it’s like getting married

again. I’m probably wearing more jewelry and chic things in my house when no one sees me than when I’m out there trying to be accessible. Maybe it’s a mistake, maybe it’s not, but you should see me behind closed doors. It’s quite something.” Does she wear all of this to cook an egg? She laughs. “Sometimes you don’t want to know when I’m wearing it. It’s like up to the roof! It’s just wonderful. I’m fortunate to have beautiful things.” If Celine’s words sound wild in print, they are overwhelmingly gracious and endearing when spoken. She views her considerable resources as a gift to share with her family, allowing for impressive homes where they take turns on the waterslide, blow bubbles by the pool, and eat cupcakes on the beach. She wears her unparalleled accomplishments as elegantly as she does her expertly cultivated wardrobe. “As time goes by, we feel that we’ve done it all,” she says. “And here we are sitting in a car going to rehearsals beginning a new show. Are we going to be inspired again? Yes we are! And everything seems to be brand new.” The show had already sold $10 million in tickets at the time of our conversation. Mark Jacobs Celine Dion in Montreal, 2008 Photography GŽrard Schachmes


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Few 20th-century musicians can claim to have the same cultural reach as Stevie Wonder. During his fifty years in the music industry (he signed his first record deal with Motown at age 11), he has proven himself to be not only a visionary musician, but a kind of oneman emissary for peace and understanding. Everyone has a blissful memory of Wonder.

T. COLE RACHEL Are you one of those artists who are happiest when you’re in the studio making things, as opposed to playing shows or touring? STEVIE WONDER All of them are great. All of them are blessings. Being in the studio, there is a kind of energy you have because you’re an artist in the art studio, creating something. With live performances, you have the audience and the interaction of the musicians playing live and that’s another exciting energy. When you’re by yourself and you come up with an idea, that itself is another energy because you’re creating this idea in your mind and you’re imagining it. When I wrote “Master Blaster,” I imagined me being somewhere like Jamaica with Bob Marley and just you know, jammin’ it. [Laughs] I was just imagining that as I was playing the demo, in my room at home. TCR So many of your songs have been sampled by other

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Whether you grew up listening to Songs in the Key of Life on a turntable or watched him sing “Superstition” on Sesame Street, odds are that your life has been made exponentially better by his music and infinite wisdom. Now at age 60, just months before he is to be inducted into the Apollo Theatre Hall of Fame (and nearly a half-century after his debut at the legendary Harlem venue), Wonder’s message remains positively, fantastically, and resolutely the same: just be love. T. Cole Rachel

artists. How do you feel about that? And what do you think about rap music? SW I think it’s great. When my oldest son was 16 he was listening to a lot of rap music. I would ask him, “Do you feel that way about life? Do you feel that way about women?” I always told him, as much as you may understand it, there are some people who take it literally. Make sure you stay on point and understand what is a creative art—an artistic statement—as opposed to how someone might really feel. And it’s interesting, considering the recent shootings in Arizona. That’s a perfect example of when you have too many people saying this crazy stuff and then some person takes it literally and they go out and do craziness. TCR It’s unfortunate that it takes an incident like that for everyone stop and take a step back and look at their own language. SW It’s crazy. I listen to talk radio all the time. I listen to all the different personalities and some of these people are just spewing out insanity. From my point of view, there are so many more interesting, exciting things that we should be talking about, like the discovery of new planets, possible ways of healing people, ways of bringing people closer together. What I always say is that we live on this planet and there is nowhere else we can go except this planet. We live on this land together, so you know, we need to work this shit out! TCR In 1972 you went on tour opening for the Rolling Stones. What was that experience like for you? SW It was fun, though we didn’t travel together. We interacted to some degree, but I was younger than they were and their experience was one that was very different from mine: I was busy working on music and they were busy celebrating the music they had already made. It was on that tour, in New York, that I wrote “Superstition” and “Looking for Another Pure Love.” I wrote a few things on that tour that were ultimately on Talking Book. TCR I’ve always been curious about the infamous recording that’s been floating around for years that’s supposed to be the last known recording session with John Lennon and Paul McCartney together in California—at which you were also present. What do you remember about that? SW I was in Studio B and they were in Studio A, at Record Plant, and they were jamming, putting stuff down, laying different tracks, trying to come up with something, really just having fun. And I think we did “Stand by Me” together, just being crazy. It was funny. I think Phil Spector was there too. I can’t remember where we were, but I was in the restroom or something like that and I was singing and he said, “Shut the fuck up!” and I was like, “Fuck you!” TCR You’ve obviously had a very long and fruitful friendship with Paul McCartney. Did you know John Lennon well? SW Whenever we saw each other, there was definite respect and love. I just loved his heart. I just liked his desire to want to see peace, to want to see people come together and live together and make this world a better place. The last time I saw him, I remember he was working on the last album and he and Yoko were getting back together, and, you know, it was just a nice thing. TCR What do you have planned for 2011? SW Now, I don’t want you to think that I’m being all holier than thou, but my resolution for this year was to allow God to use me in any way to do more, to encourage more, to inspire more— that’s what I wanna do. Tell everybody that I said, Just be love. If we can all just be that, if we can all just shine that light, then we’re gonna get better. I’m very optimistic about the world. I just am.


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V What do you find most exciting about the world today? LIBERACE Number one: the evolution of music. Music now brings people together more than ever. I’m very interested in the world becoming smaller through technology. I’m also very interested in medical breakthroughs we’ve achieved, in particular AIDS research. The disease has come to a standstill. V How do you think music is changing? L Well, we are just now discovering the healing aspects of music, which is what I tried to achieve with my own music way back when. But I’m most interested in the pure music made by instruments, not necessarily in a performance. I think music should have no words—they convolute the message and take away from the musical aspect of whatever is being performed. V Besides lyrics, what do you think music needs less of? L I’m not interested in music that has any violent aspect, things like hard-core rap. It separates people when in fact music should unite us. Violent music begets violence in reality—the person

who creates that violent song in turn creates separation, and the separation creates real, physical violence. I believe what you put into music is what you get out of it. V Your music was always full of love. Is there anyone from the material world you miss? L I did and always will love Scott. V Do you believe you’ve been reincarnated? L Yes, into a female musician, a singer. V Can you tell us who? L It’s not up to me to tell people. It’s up to her. V What do you think about Lady Gaga? L I think we are a bit alike in terms of showmanship. You know, you create the image and then you become the image. That is something we share. V How do you think we have progressed as a culture? L We have come very far with regard to women’s rights and gay rights. I was such a perfectionist because I encountered so much adversity in my life that I wanted to rise above it. That’s also why I chose to be reincarnated as a woman—so I wouldn’t have to deal with that again. But I am very happy with the evolution of society… it no longer matters who you are—man, woman, straight, gay. V What do you envision for the future of mankind? L Everything on the planet is going to become more unified. I envision universal rights, where if you have rights in this country you’ll have them around the world. People will become even more plugged-in, and the less fortunate will be able to enjoy our culture because of access to the Internet. We are working toward a unified consciousness and it will soon come to pass. Liberace spoofing a day in his own life during a television special, including a scene where he bathes in his $55,000 marble bathtub. Hollywood, 1978

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The legendary pianisT and compeTiTive dresser passed away over 24 years ago, buT he never really checked ouT. liberace sTill has plenTy To say abouT The sTaTe of music, his war on lyrics, and The fuTure of The world in general. we held a séance To geT iT all down

We could use Liberace right about now. Since his death by cardiac arrest in 1987, the worlds of music and pop culture have been significantly less colorful and a lot less bedazzled. Just in time for our Star Power Issue, we called New York–based psychic5"6364 medium Jesse Bravo to conduct a séance with the music legend. We learned the following: Liberace hates hard-core rap, believes lyrics destroy music, and continues to wear his share of outlandish fashion looks. “He appeared to me in a purple cape with silver sequined flowers all over it,” says Bravo. “Even in the spirit life he is over-the-top, and he values himself very highly.” As do we. Here the spirit of Liberace speaks about the future of music and mankind.


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twenty some odd years ago in l.a., an unknown named angelyne launched the personal advertising campaign that would transform her into a celebrity icon, cult heroine, and hollywood urban legend (depending on whom you ask). intrigued? read this, then join her fan club 94

Fame chasers have long zeroed in on Los Angeles almost instinctively, hoping, against all odds, to rise above the fray of freewaybound Hollywood hopefuls and emerge as bona fide stars. But long before America tried to keep up with the Kardashians, or "26"3*64 Paris Hilton became a household name despite lacking any demonstrable talent, a blonde bombshell by the name of Angelyne was taking the pursuit of celebrity to its literal extreme: in the early 1980s, she plastered the Sunset Strip with posters and flyers bearing her image. Seeking even greater exposure, she then partnered with investors and began putting up billboards throughout the city (including one on the side of a skyscraper). Featuring a photo of her in a seductive pose, along with her name and phone number, Angelyne’s giant personal advertisements invited millions of Angelenos to call her up, send her a message, join her fan club, or pay for a ride around town in her trademark pink Corvette (which she lovingly refers to as her “spaceship”). It worked. These days, the sight of Angelyne and her hotpink hot rod has been known to reduce admirers to tears. She often finds dozens of love notes plastered across her windshield, or a few dedicated fans waiting around for a photo and one of the “Angelyne” T-shirts she keeps in her trunk. Still others spend years simply hoping to catch a glimpse of her, the West Coast version of Herman Melville’s white whale. Calling from her car phone while cruising through Beverly Hills, Angelyne spoke about what it’s like to be an elusive avatar of celebrity in the hometown of fame. Patrik Sandberg

PATRIK SANDBERG Where are you right now? ANGELYNE I’m driving to the Chevy dealer to have my car detailed. I’m right by where the O.J. Simpson murders took place. It’s a beautiful neighborhood. PS When did you first realize you wanted to become a star? A As a little girl, I wanted to be so adorable that I could sit on the laps of the leaders of the world and ask them to make peace and not blow up the Earth. But now that I’m a big girl, I can get more done! Woo-hoo! PS Was it hard to get noticed when you first came to L.A.? A It was terribly difficult. I tried everything. I was a singer in a punk-rock band that wasn’t getting any attention. But then the band put a photo of me on the flyers, and the minute they did we started to get noticed. I ended up doing some interviews around L.A. as a result, but I kept wanting more. So I found an investor and put my first billboard up on Sunset, and it was like, boom! The media jumped on it—and then I jumped on them! I became addicted! I wanted more and more billboards. Then people became addicted to me! I’d drive around in my pink Corvette and everyone would stare at me. PS Do you have any billboards up now? A I don’t, and I’m actually getting more attention by not having them up, because people miss me. But I just feel like I don’t want them up right now. I am an artist, and I just can’t paint when I’m not inspired. PS Which billboard has been your favorite? A Oh, gosh! Well, the first one I did made me famous. Another one I did was in the most movies, so that was good. I also did one that looked like a pink kitten, which is currently part of the set of the Broadway show Rock of Ages. If it wasn’t for that first one, though, I wouldn’t be where I am today, so I have to go with that one. But I like them all—it really just depends on what mood I’m in. Like, “Which boyfriend do I choose tonight?” or, “Do I want chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla?” PS What is it like being recognized on the street? A I love it because I take complete command of the energy and keep it spiraling upward. People will scream, “Oh my gosh, it’s Angelyne!” A lot of gay people do that. Or little girls will say, “Oh, mommy, there’s a Barbie doll!” People get tearful. I also think part of it is because I dress pragmatically, on a spiritual level. Something happens to people physiologically, as if a spark gets triggered within them, because there’s suddenly A BUNCH OF PINK THROWN AT THEM! A lot of celebrities also ask for my autograph or tell me I inspire them. Once I was driving in Malibu Canyon and some guy behind me kept honking. I thought, He is so rude! But then he pulled up alongside me and rolled down his window: it was Warren Beatty! He said, “Hi, Angelyne, I’m a big fan!” I’ve also had Ellen DeGeneres ask if she can be my stand-in. PS The way you’ve sought fame for fame’s sake is very conceptual. To attempt something like that in Hollywood was very courageous, but today there seems to be a glut of people who are famous for no reason. How do you feel about these types of celebrities? A I think a lot of famous people hide behind their talent. But I am extremely talented—and I have nothing to hide behind. My artwork has been in USA Today, and the Getty Museum said I started a new type of painting. I’m also a great singer with a five-octave range, and I am a wonderful actress. But who cares about any of that? It’s my persona that comes through! I feel that everybody should do their own thing and God bless them. I believe that everybody is a star on the inside, and the star they want to be will come out in time. PS What would you like your legacy to be? A I’m spreading a pink message. I believe everybody has an Angelyne within them—meaning their highest self. My legacy is about inspiring people to be who they truly are, at their very best. Ask yourself, “What am I good at? What can I offer the world?” It’s all about loving what you’re doing. You have to be true to yourself and do what you want to do. You’re going to make it! Angelyne in Los Angeles, 1998 Photography Larry Lombardi

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In 1959 kenneth anger compIled the most lurId tales of tInseltown’s most famous faces, presagIng our obsessIon wIth celebrIty defamatIon by decades. he’d do It all over agaIn, If today’s dIsh weren’t quIte so lukewarm 96

“Frankly, the biggest thing that has changed about Hollywood is that the people are not interesting.” Filmmaker Kenneth Anger is speaking from a pay phone somewhere on the streets of the city he famously eulogized in his salacious bestseller, Hollywood Babylon, a dark, adult fairytale collection of facts and urban legends about the scandals of Los Angeles’s screen gods and goddesses. “In the early days of Hollywood, people were real characters,” says Anger. “They may have been foolish and over-the-top, almost like caricatures, but they were profoundly interesting.” Anger is, of course, the legendary auteur behind classic underground films such as Scorpio Rising, but with Hollywood Babylon, he became forever intertwined with American tabloid culture. If we are still fascinated by the tarnished golden age of Hollywood, it’s partly due to the titillating stories Anger, now 83, told in his book. Few who read it upon its release in France in 1959, or later in its unauthorized American edition in 1965, can forget those tawdry tales: silent-film comedian Fatty Arbuckle’s rape and murder of actress Virginia Rappe with a champagne bottle, Rudolph Valentino’s supposed ex-lover Ramon Novarro found dead with a lead dildo in his mouth, and original It girl Clara Bow eagerly pleasing the entire USC football team. In an era before TMZ and Gawker, Hollywood Babylon became the go-to source for who-cares-if-it’s-true–style gossip. Anger’s book became an instant classic.

“The book made quite a splash and started a trend,” says artist Don Bachardy, who became friends with many of Hollywood’s biggest stars during his longtime relationship with author Christopher Isherwood. “It interested people because all sorts of interpretations were being given to the old Hollywood lore. And that got a lot of people going again on old Hollywood. Some people thought the stories were true and some didn’t, but it didn’t really matter. The book was intriguing enough that people would read it whether they believed it or not.” Since then, some have attempted to sue Anger, and silent-film buffs have devoted websites to debunking him, all of which add to the book’s mythic quality. But are there further facts that Anger has since learned about the tales in the book that have made him want to update it? “Not really,” he says, curtly. “There’s nothing slanderous or inaccurate in the book.” When Hollywood Babylon was released in France, where Anger was then living, French New Wave filmmakers were busily sanctifying classic cinema. François Truffaut, a film critic at the time, had encouraged Anger to compile the Hollywood legends he’d heard as a child growing up in Beverly Hills. “Avantgarde film was a very nice hobby, but it cost me more money than it was bringing money in,” Anger explains. He spent six months writing the book in an inimitable literary style: a whirling mix of alliteration (“Pitiless Parsons of Parvenu Parish”), lurid tabloid-style hyperbole (“Movie Star Death Orgy”), and allusions to notorious occultist Aleister Crowley. As Anger tells the tale of starlet after starlet destroyed by sexual appetites, he evinces a mix of admiration and sadness, guilt and castigation—the same kind we experience today when reading about the downfalls of our favorite stars. Anger also serves up a generous helping of dish on everyone from the studios and stars to the movie-going fans (the “rubes”) who bought into the stars’ false wholesomeness, then publicly chastised them when they erred. To drive this point home, Anger designed the book’s photographic layout as a grim parody of movie-star picture books. A publicity still of Mexican sex kitten Lupe Velez at her most glamorous becomes bitterly ironic when juxtaposed with a story about her accidental drowning in a toilet after a failed suicide attempt. BabylonÕs 1975 authorized edition became an absolute must-have when Anger included never-before-seen postmortem photos of the car crash that killed the book’s cover girl, Jayne Mansfield. Anger published a hit sequel in 1984, but a third volume, he says, is unlikely, because the mores of the exposé are so loose today that it’s hard to find stories that shock. Besides, the stories he’d like to tell, like those about famous Scientologists, would invite costly lawsuits. “Even though I may have very accurate information, my lawyers say it’s not worth it,” he concedes. One suspects, however, the real reason there won’t be a third volume is that while there may still be Babylon-worthy tragedies— such as the deaths of Michael Jackson and Heath Ledger—our thirst for celebrity gossip has been slaked by an industry that wastes its energy reporting on the minutiae of the D-list. For better or worse, Hollywood Babylon’s impact on our culture is still evident every time we click on an article about the Real Housewives, Heidi Montag, Snooki, or The Situation. At the end of his book, Anger compares Hollywood to Miami Beach, calling it “TACK-EEEEEE.” Today’s celebrities might not even be worth the capital letters. Adam Baran Photography Marco Roso Prop styling Lauren Boyle


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Artist richArd PhilliPs knows the contours of young hollywood’s fAmous fAces better thAn Almost Anyone. here, he shAres A recent history of PAPArAzzi PhotogrAPhy, stArring the heroes And heroines of his Photo-reAl PAintings Blake Lively and Chace Crawford “What happens in Miami…goes out to the world via telephoto lens!”

Robert Pattinson “No matter how skilled one becomes at RPA, it is the tweens one must truly watch out for.”

Kristen Stewart “Efforts at casual transversal of public spaces melt into a choreography of unreachable cool.”

Zac Efron “When fist meets lens—it’s a story as old as Hollywood itself. Do not f#$% with the Zef!”

Chace Crawford and Ashley Greene “Kissing is a three-person activity.”

Miley Cyrus “A year after her famous Annie Leibovitz shoot, Miley wears virginal white atop a matching stallion.”

Dakota Fanning “An unsuccessful attempt at camouflage using Balenciaga’s Arena Giant City bag.”

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Leonardo DiCaprio “No matter how many beatings this Oscar-nominated actor takes on or off set, he is still the number-one quarry of all!”

Taylor Swift “Reflections in a Golden Curl starring Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal. Most women in her situation would do the very same thing!”

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Robert Pattinson “Demonstrating admirable poise and agility in the art of Radical Paparazzi Avoidance.”


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RappeR LiL B invented a suBgenRe of music so wiLd and weiRd it couLd onLy find a Life on the weB. Lucky foR fans, his wi-fi is aLways on “I got kinda freaked out when I got to one hundred thousand,” explains rapper Lil B. “I was like, Oh my god! But when I get to five hundred thousand, I’m really gonna be happy.” B isn’t talking about album sales or dollars and cents, however. Rather, the for-&0 mer member of Bay Area group the Pack is referring to his number of Twitter followers, and his reaction is not without merit. Considering that most of his mixtapes and albums have been released for free online or 100

There’s another way B intends to stay close to the streets: he wears, and promises to keep wearing, the same pair of decrepit Vans sneakers “until I make my first million dollars.” The shoes appear ready to fall apart at any moment. “They’re worth $45,000,” B says proudly. “I put my own price to them.” It’s quite possible they’ll soon be worth even more. “I got some surprises for you,” B says, hinting at an exclusive. “I was in a meeting with [Universal Motown president] Sylvia Rhone and I was showing her my new stuff and my top-secret new hit, and she was like, ‘This is worldwide!’ She was flabbergasted. She said she could hear Rihanna on it. So I really am taking it to that level and beyond.” But would he really consider giving up his own brand of weirdness for a global smash? “I’ll never forget my underground roots and my connections to the people I hold dear,” B says. “You know, I gotta keep these Vans safe.” Patrik Sandberg Lil B in New York, January 2011 Photography Nagi Sakai Styling James Valeri Vest and shorts Dsquared Watch (his left) Missoni Sunglasses Jeremy Scott for Linda Farrow Projects Leather cuff (his left) Maison Martin Margiela Chain bracelets (his right) and socks stylist’s own Lil B’s Glassface LP is out in spring 2011 from Basedworld

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through independent vinyl-only labels, these numbers border on the paranormal. As one of the web’s most visible new talents, B boasts over one hundred Myspace music pages, a popular Tumblr (under the alias “Dior Paint”), a Twitter account that endlessly streams quotations and retweets, and a YouTube account with over two hundred homemade music videos and new content popping up almost daily. The Internet has played a critical role in B’s story from the beginning. “My first Internet was WebTV—that’s for the real Internet motherfuckers right there,” says B, remembering his early online days with the warmth of recalling an old friend. “I wanted to make music even when I was in middle school, so I would go on the Internet and take other people’s songs like they were mine and put my own words in.” His instinctive habit of poaching material soon evolved into a uniquely bizarre and beautiful style of mixing, blending the unlikely genre of ambient music with his own syrupy spoken rhymes. It’s such a unique sound that B has coined a musical genre all his own that he calls Based. He has christened himself the Based God. “Based music is about being yourself, staying positive, and doing what you feel you need to do,” he explains. “It started when I was in the Pack and I just kept going, kept pushing that Based lifestyle. It’s about respecting people and respecting art— being close to the streets and to the people.”


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DOWN MEXICO WAY

Artist GAbriel OrOzcO hAs spent A cAreer exAmininG the mAteriAl wOrld. his lessOn: GOOd fOOd is entirely subjective Tlalpan is a district in the south of Mexico City and I have lived there for thirty years. I have gone to eat in this market around my house since I was in art school. Unfortunately the food is not that great, but it is close and a nice place to start the day. Gabriel Orozco 103


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Artist Lucy McKenzie investigAtes the iMpLicAtions of context by crAfting whoLe environMents in which her Art cAn reside. cALL it instALLAtion Art for instALLAtion’s sAKe This trompe lÕÏil interior painting was produced as a backdrop for showing my own work after I had seen the effect that the context of a private or semi-private space has on art display. This was the third time it had been used as a display device: first for my own work, then for that of friend and fellow painter Alan Michael, and now for the photographs of Eileen Quinlan in a private collection in California. The work was slightly damaged in transit, so in the photograph I am touching up surface scratches with a thin glaze of oil paint after having dusted the entire surface of clinging debris. Lucy McKenzie


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Artist sterling ruby reflects on the clouded psychologicAl stAte of mAn’s best friend Dogs often dig when feeling sick or especially anxious. Dogs that are extremely ill will go off and try to dig a hole in which to lie and die. Likewise, when dogs are feeling threatened or insecure, a den may provide comfort and help them relax. When digging is related to trauma, separation, or genetically anxious temperament, it may become an obsessive, tension-reducing mechanism that usually provides only temporary relief. A dog will ďŹ ll its holes back in if feeling defeated or hopeless, thus presenting a type of behavior that represents giving up. Sterling Ruby, excerpt from Cartographic Yard Work: Dog Behavior, 2009 105


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Famed astrologer susan miller charts what’s next For some oF Fashion’s most intriguing talents. iF her predictions ring true, these 12 designers are headed For a serious winning streak MARC JACOBS ARIES (MARCH 21ÐAPRIL 19) Aries are the celestial favorites for the first five months of 2011, and with Marc’s three planets (including Jupiter and Mercury) in Aries, he will be lucky times three. Marc has the magic potion now, which is supreme confidence—he will know what he wants to do, and his aim will be sure and steady. Later, he will be hailed as a true pioneer for the new direction he chooses. Marc is already huge, but watch, just watch, because he is about to increase his empire substantially. He’s on fire in 2011, and, happily, we will be the beneficiaries of his talents.

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DONATELLA VERSACE TAURUS (APRIL 20ÐMAY 20) Taurus stays cool and calm under pressure, which is an asset in any circumstance. By Donatella’s chart, nothing was given to her on a silver platter, and now she is entering a major reward period unlike any she’s seen before. From June 2011 to June 2012, Taurus will have the most glorious outlook of any sign— opportunity and lucky breaks will fall out of the sky, and, at times, Donatella may be downright amazed at her good fortune. She will travel internationally much more than usual, and her trips will be both broadening and stimulating. On the runway, watch for sensuous fabrics like silk, suede, velvet, cashmere, and wool to be used in what I would call “innovative investment” dressing. ALBER ELBAZ GEMINI (MAY 21ÐJUNE 20) Gemini is coming off of a dazzling career year in which they could do no wrong, and Alber Elbaz is certainly a good example of this trend. So many of the decisions he made over the past twelve months will prove right-on-the-money in 2011. Alber also has a major, and very rare, full moon lunar eclipse on June 15, within three days of his birthday, which is sure to shake things up. He will soon raise the curtain on a whole new direction in his life. GIORGIO ARMANI CANCER (JUNE 21ÐJULY 22) In 2011, the best news for Cancers—and Mr. Armani has three planets in Cancer—is that their careers will blaze brightly throughout the first half of the year, earning rave reviews from January through May in a way that has never been seen. Cancer prizes quality above all else, and also loves the idea of wearable, seasonally universal investment pieces, so expect plenty of beautiful fits, exquisite tailoring, and timeless fabrics. MICHAEL KORS LEO (JULY 23ÐAUGUST 22) Michael Kors was born with Uranus, the planet of genius, in exact conjunction with the Sun, which gives him the gift of pure originality and, yes, genius. Kors will always do things his way— and thank goodness for that, because women all over the world will benefit. The period from June through the end of the year will be an astounding time of awards, kudos, and overall praise. Kors should maintain his high profile on TV and spread his influence far and wide now, because once this trend is over in June 2012 and he has already proven himself with his present goals, there will be a whole new mountain to climb. KARL LAGERFELD VIRGO (AUGUST 23ÐSEPTEMBER 22) Karl Lagerfeld is a Virgo, and he is known to be curious and aware of new trends. When I first read Mr. Lagerfeld’s chart, having already observed this lovely quality in him myself, I quickly scanned it for any important emphasis in Gemini, the sign that would account for his proclivity to gather up information with the relish of a reporter. And as the chart opened, bingo: there was his moon, highly elevated in youth-oriented Gemini, and Mr. Lagerfeld’s secret for staying forever relevant and vital. REI KAWAKUBO LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23ÐOCTOBER 22) Charts of fashion designers are often stacked with Libra planets because Venus, the planet of beauty, rules Libra. More importantly, Libra is considered the arbiter of taste. Saturn is now mak106

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ing a very rare visit to Rei Kawakubo’s Sun as well as to all her Libra planets, making this a critical time for her future. During these visits, which occur every twenty-nine years, we commit to a big goal that we know will not be fully realized for some time, usually not for at least two years. Rei will be thinking very long term, as Saturn makes us very conscious of the passage of time so that we plan ahead.

ROBERTO CAVALLI SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23ÐNOVEMBER 21) Is anyone surprised to hear that Roberto Cavalli is a sexy Scorpio? Life will be sweet this spring for the Florentine designer. Jupiter, giver of gifts and luck, will contact Cavalli’s progressed moon in late April, so he’ll be jovial and happy. The second half of the year shows that Cavalli could benefit from a new partnership or association. Jupiter will move through his marriage/merger/partnership sector (seventh house), so he may choose someone new to represent him in one territory, or form a new joint venture. Fortunately Scorpio understands the give and take in any relationship, and rarely gives up its power. You’d have to get up very early in the morning to outwit a Scorpio! JOHN GALLIANO SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22ÐDECEMBER 21) John Galliano, born in the freewheeling ’60s, is a Sagittarius with Uranus, planet of genius, in theatrical Leo. This planet wields a strong influence in his chart, for Galliano’s creativity knows no bounds. An adventuresome feeling will be in the air now that Jupiter will be in Aries from January through early June, and this is the first time in twelve years that Jupiter has visited this constellation. He was born with the moon in Aries, and since the moon rules how the public perceives us (among other qualities the moon imparts) Galliano’s collection will be met with rave reviews. This trend will energize him in a whole new way, and coax him to investigate bold new paths.

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DIANE VON FURSTENBERG CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22ÐJANUARY 19) DVF was born with enormous energy and drive, for she has the Sun and Mars in Capricorn and her moon in Aries, all at nine to ten degrees, forming what we call a cardinal T-square. This is considered a most challenging aspect to be given at birth. It is clear nothing was handed to her in life—she has earned every bit of her success. Looking ahead, DVF will enter a brilliant creative phase from June 2011 to June 2012, one of the biggest and best of her life. With Pluto in Capricorn and Jupiter in Taurus, she’ll likely create a fresh, new creative look that will carry her forward for a decade or longer. NARCISO RODRIGUEZ AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20ÐFEBRUARY 18) Aquarians are always ahead of the rest of us, but they pioneer forward into new realms while keeping their own style. The current transiting planets in Aquarius will be beaming golden vibrations to Narciso’s natal planets in that same sign, and to his natal Jupiter in Aries, which will also be enjoying a “Jupiter return.” This spring will be a strong time for praise, so whatever direction Narciso chooses now should be one he continues to embellish and shape in September and in the coming two years. REED KRAKOFF PISCES (FEBRUARY 19ÐMARCH 20) Astrologers tend to agree that Pisces is the most purely creative sign of the zodiac. Pisces rules the twelfth house of the subconscious mind, and this sign dives deeply into the unconscious to come up with highly imaginative ideas. This March will be an incredibly positive time for Reed, for no less than five planets will be stacking up in Pisces. He should not be sorry to see Jupiter move to the next sign, Aries, for the coming six months will be a time of enormous reward. Artwork Christopher Favale


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Despite having been plucked from obscurity only recently, Greyson Chance is already living large. Calling from a recording studio in Los Angeles, the 13-year-old phenom—who rocketed to pop-music stardom on the strength of a YouTube clip in which he expertly performs an acoustic rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi”—is polishing off

it straight from my heart and from my own passion.” While it’s hard to believe that an early-teen, however precocious, has already stockpiled enough romantic ennui to power an entire album (“I’ve experienced my share of heartbreak over my thirteen years,” Chance says), there is no denying his greater vision. In addition to writing an album, plotting the choreography for his stage show (“It’s gonna be like David Bowie—you know, very youthful and fresh, a fun rock-and-roll show for young people”), and sorting out his personal style (“I’m really into jackets and vests—I like to look a little more formal”), Chance is most excited about being given the opportunity to forge his own artistic path. “I was thinking about something yesterday, during rehearsal with my band,” he says. “I was thinking that the best thing about all of this is just making music—making art—and the satisfaction you get from something like writing a really great song. It’s such a good feeling. I just want to be able to keep doing this forever.” T. Cole Rachel Greyson Chance in Los Angeles, January 2011 Photography Hilary Walsh Styling Mark Holmes Shirt Marc by Marc Jacobs Greyson Chance’s debut LP is out in April 2011 from Interscope

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Greyson ChanCe parlayed an impressive GaGa Cover into a reCord deal and Global fame. his debut album taCkles the subjeCt of knoCk-down, draG-out love—from the 7 th-Grade perspeCtive

his debut album and feverishly rehearsing for his first national tour. Not bad for a kid who less than a year ago was living a normal life back in Edmond, Oklahoma. “It’s all still really unbelievable,” Chance says of his rise to fame. “I first realized that something big was happening when my mom started sending me these text messages while I was at school. They said stuff like ‘fifteen thousand!’—which was the number of people who had viewed my video online that day. It was crazy.” (The video’s current view count is approaching forty million.) Ellen DeGeneres soon came calling, first asking Chance to perform on her show and later signing him to her newly launched record label. He celebrated the occasion by chatting with Gaga herself, who gave his version of her song her personal stamp of approval. Not long after that, Chance flew to L.A., where he immediately joined up with a stable of highprofile record producers to begin plotting world domination. And what does your average 13-year-old pop-star-in-the-making croon about? Love, of course. “The record sort of traces the course of a relationship,” Chance explains. “You know how it is: you start out so in love, but eventually she breaks your heart. Then you hate her and you love her at the same time. So it starts out with a very happy message, but the songs get very deep and dark and theatrical as you get toward the end. The record is really about heartbreak and how you deal with it. It’s very personal to me. I wrote


p o w e r How does a star become a star? It starts wItH good management and ends wItH stellar Pr. tHese 4 talent and Pr agencIes work wItH some of tHe most sougHt-after celebrItIes In tHe busIness. we asked tHem How tHeY do wHat tHeY do and wHo tHeY do It for

ToDD shemarya arTisTs iNC. Location: Los Angeles Number of staff: 9 Founded: 1997 Who are some of your most prominent clients? For endorsements and branding: Brad Pitt, Matthew McConaughey, Orlando Bloom, Alexander Skarsgård, Eric Bana, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Aniston, and Kate Bosworth, to name a few. For branding and management: Rachel Zoe, Brian Atwood, Jeff Leatham, Camila Alves. For photography: Steven Klein. Please describe a recent proud moment. Adopting my kids. When working with a client, what is your main objective? To help them create a business for themselves in which they can use their creativity and passion and is profitable, and in turn allows them to make choices in their careers for the right reasons. What does your agency do better than any other 110

agency in the world? Plan and strategize for the talent and match them with the perfect brand so the fit is organic and real. This keeps the integrity of the client intact, which is the ultimate long-term goal. If you could change one thing about the business, what would it be? The egos… Many people have forgotten why they are in the business—to make a difference and have fun. Fill in the blank: Talent agents are the think they are the celebrities of Hollywood. ÑTodd Shemarya

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SLATE pr Location: Los Angeles and New York Number of staff: 20 Founded: January 2010 Who are some of your most prominent clients? Anne Hathaway, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas, Benicio Del Toro, Chelsea Handler, Dakota Fanning, Daniel Craig, Dianna Agron, Gwyneth Paltrow, Johnny Depp, Jennifer Aniston, Uma Thurman, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Ryan Gosling, Sarah Jessica Parker, Harrison Ford, Katie Holmes, Helen Hunt, Julianne Moore, Jon Hamm, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Hugh Laurie, Liv Tyler, Meg Ryan, Jude Law, Kate Bosworth, Michael Patrick King, Ang Lee, Neil Patrick Harris, Russell Crowe, Owen Wilson, Roland Emmerich, Ryan Murphy, the Tony Awards, the SAG Awards, the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Woody Harrelson, and Tom Ford, to name a few. テ心tephen Huvane From left: Andy Gelb, Robin Baum, Stephen Huvane, Simon Halls, Ina Treciokas


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Location: Los Angeles and New York Number of staff: 40 Founded: 1999 Who are some of your most prominent clients? They are all prominent in one way or another. Please describe a recent proud moment. Realizing that I won’t have a midlife crisis because I love this job just as much now as I did the day I started. When working with a client, what is your main objective? To help them figure out what their goals are, achieve them, and not forget to have a life. What does your agency do better than any other agency in the world? Get along. If you could change one thing about the business, what would it be? Make New York the hub. Fill in the blank: Talent agents are the of Hollywood. I prefer chess to fill in the blanks. ÐJason Weinberg Front row, from left: Dannielle Thomas, Jason Newman, Naisha Arnold, Jennifer Merlino, Rob Levy, Guy Oseary, Stephanie Simon, Katie Rhodes, Jason Weinberg. Back row, from left: Jennifer Au, Justin Grey Stone, Donovan Daughtry, Alissa Vradenburg, Van Johnson, Elise Konialian, Jennifer Levine, Greg Clark, Evan Hainey, Laura Rister. Not pictured: Beth Holden Garland, Michael Lazo 112

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ID Location: Los Angeles, New York, London Number of staff: 76 Founded: 1993 Who are some of your most prominent clients? On the talent side: Amy Adams, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Stephen Colbert, Marion Cotillard, Dustin Hoffman, Diane Lane, Sean Penn, Natalie Portman, and Ben Stiller, among many others. On the technical side, filmmakers such as Michel Gondry, Catherine Hardwicke, Jason Reitman, and Julie Taymor. On the brand side, our clients include Mercedes-Benz, Netflix, Neutrogena, Nintendo, and Tiffany & Co. On the philanthropic side, we’re very proud of our work with organizations such as the Entertainment Industry Foundation, the J/P Haitian Relief Organization, and Stand Up To Cancer. Please describe a recent proud moment. It is very rewarding when your clients are recognized by their peers in a marquee moment—like Chris Colfer, Claire Danes, Paul Giamatti, Jim Parsons, and Natalie Portman did recently at the Golden Globes—because that is the sum of many milestones. When working with a client, what is your main objective? We certainly don’t subscribe to the mantra that all press is good press. We want our talent and our brands to be recognized for their work and their accomplishments, not their personal lives. We’re wired to get results—and ultimately,

those results are designed to help our clients continue working, land those highly-coveted projects, drive consumer awareness, and engage audiences with their work. If you could change one thing about the business, what would it be? I have two, though they are very often connected: Our world’s love affair with gossip, and the increased pressure media outlets and reporters are under to break stories without fully vetting them. If you’re not careful, an inaccurate story can travel the globe before you’ve had a chance to respond. Fill in the blank: Publicists are the ambassadors of Hollywood. ÐKelly Bush From left: Bryna Rifkin, Patricia Lemoine, Rachel Karten, Mara Buxbaum, Erin Gorman, Gillian Smith, Koko Stanley, Allie Sockolov, Phyllis Rogers, Meredith Judkins, Rae Murillo, Natalie Lent, Lindsay Krug, Victoria Taylor, Kendall Aliment, Allie Willensky, Noelle Meixell, Andrea Lamelas, Priscilla Martinez, Enjoli Duval, Jenny Hershman, Kimberly Smith, Chet Mehta, Erica Tarin, Liz Mahoney, Megan Moss Pachon, Melissa Munafo, Tara Friedlander, Dan Strickford, Victoria Harvie, Kelly Bush, Allison Elbl Striegel, Adriana McMahon, Shannon Sonnier, John Koch, Rupert Fowler


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From left: Miss Delaware 2010, Kayla Martell; Miss District of Columbia 2010, Stephanie Williams; Miss Florida 2010, Jaclyn Raulerson; and Miss Georgia 2010, Christina McCauley (showing off the fancy footwear they designed for the pageant’s annual “DSW Show Us Your Shoes Parade”)

These two Miss America’s Outstanding Teen titleholders only had eyes for shoes at the DSW parade

“I’m here to represent my state to the best of my ability, so we’ll see what happens! If I’m what they’re looking for, then I’ll be the next Miss America,” a humble and hopeful Miss Nebraska 2010, Teresa Scanlan, told V just days before being crowned Miss America 2011

Following the DSW parade, Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2010 titleholders have an impromptu sing-along to the Black Eyed Peas’ “I’ve Got a Feeling”

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Miss Arkansas 2010, Alyse Eady, performing a ventriloquist version of the song “I Want to Be a Cowboy Sweetheart” for this year’s Talent portion

For the country’s most gorgeous and ambitious young ladies, no crown is more desired. V got a backstage pass to the 90th anniVersary oF the miss america pageant to capture all the pomp and totally surreal circumstance

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Scenes from past pageants added to this year’s anniversary celebrations—including this shot of Miss America 2007, Lauren Nelson, receiving her crown from 2006 winner Jennifer Berry. Teresa Scanlan tells TV viewers why she deserves to win

You’re never too old to wear glitter. Case in point: three of the lovely ladies vying for the (unaffiliated) title Ms. America 2011

Photo assistants Audrey Chin and Job Piston Special thanks Bonnie Maclsaac and the Miss America Organization

At some point during the first several years of her life, nearly every little girl will choose the impossibly glamorous, ultragirly, and, more often than not, utterly ridiculous person she wants to be when she grows up. Yet, while most of us will never become ballerinas, princesses, unicorn veterinarians, or any of the other sparkly pink-wearing women we once aspired to, there are a lucky few whose blindly naïve childhood dreams become honest-to-god adult realities. Eighty-four of them have the Miss America Organization to thank. In January, V spent a weekend in Las Vegas for a behindthe-scenes look at ninetieth annual Miss America pageant and a glimpse of the fifty-three (including District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico) intensely ambitious teens-totwenty-somethings vying to live out their childhood fantasies. This year, it was Miss Nebraska, Teresa Scanlan, whose dream came true; but if the fifty-two remaining contestants, legions of devoted fans and future hopefuls, and eighty-nine years worth of past competitors are any indication, winning isn’t everything— and playing dress-up can be just as fun. Martha Glass

2011 contestants show V some love during the pageant’s opening number. Coincidence? We think not!


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Olivier Theyskens arrives for a meeting near Theory’s New York headquarters casually clad in a black T-shirt and jeans. Only his shoes— loafers with quirky, oversize tassels—suggest an intimacy with high fashion. Initially reserved, Theory’s recently appointed artistic director $"13*$03/ becomes relaxed, giggly even, once we’ve settled down with beers. The bar is sparsely populated, its patrons unlikely to recognize him. “I’m very happy to be here,” Theyskens says later. “I’m happy to be more here.” The sentiment is subject to one of two interpretations, both afforded by his new position: more time spent in New York, and more commercial success. “Today it’s very complicated to think about ‘niche’ because fashion is global at all distributions,” Theyskens explains. “With niche, you might always reach a particular customer. That is a horrible thing and a very beautiful thing.” Prior to partnering with Theory, 34-year-old Theyskens was well-versed in that “thing,” having spent a decade creating complex, critically lauded collections destined for lavish editorial spreads—but not so many closets. At 19, he dropped out of Brussels’s prestigious La Cambre school of visual arts and struck out on his own, gaining notoriety two years later at the 1998 Oscars when Madonna wore his black-satin hook-and-eye coatdress. Theyskens produced his eponymous collection until 2002, when he assumed the role of creative director at Rochas, where his typically dark, lush designs were less dramatically conceived. There, he transformed lace, a house signature, into dresses, skirts, and red carpet–ready gowns, earning a CFDA International Award in 2006. The same year, however, Rochas’s owner, Procter & Gamble, shuttered the company’s fashion branch, presumably unwilling to sustain production of Theyskens’s demi-couture. By March 2007, Theyskens was presenting his first collection for another storied French house, Nina Ricci. A modern, albeit moody, femininity prevailed, a marriage of precision and poetics. Silhouettes skewed long and lean; bolts of bright color tempered muted, dusty palettes. These ethereal gowns were much sought-after—and out of reach for all but the wealthiest women. Like Rochas, Ricci was keen on making its fashion division profitable; Theyskens memorably parted ways with the house six months before his contract expired, having just shown what was arguably his best collection. In the next year, he would sketch, publish a book, and switch gears, getting in touch with his inner everywoman. “After I did my last show, I really wanted to think and see and walk, spend more time in the street,” he recalls, laughing. “But I was not sleeping in the street!” Nor will he be anytime soon. Last May, the world got its first glimpse of fashion’s new odd couple: Theyskens and Theory CEO Andrew Rosen. At a party, the pair discussed the possibility of a Spring collaboration, and the interest was mutual. “When I first met Olivier, I was inspired by his vision,” says Rosen. “There was a synchronicity between his desire to create more accessible clothes, and my belief that there is a huge opportunity for a designer perspective in the contemporary space.” Buzz for the Belgian’s take on Theory’s workwear basics—called Theyskens’ Theory—was akin to that of an improbable Hollywood nuptial: immediate and giddy. Enamored of the slim, shrug-shouldered blazers and low-slung cropped denim, retailers ordered everything on offer, a first for Theyskens. “Sometimes buyers won’t take simple pieces—they only want pieces that scream the designer’s name,” he explains. “It was important to put the two names together, because then they start thinking, ‘Yeah, it’s Theyskens’ Theory.’ It can be a simple T-shirt and a great designer jacket.” Theyskens now oversees the men’s, women’s, and accessories collections for the sportswear powerhouse—a marked departure from the Rochas days of fashioning one-hundred-thousand-dollar gowns out of 500 yards of rooster feathers. Not that doing something similar in the future would be out of the question. “Maybe after a certain amount of time I will consider extending my design skills to other things,” says Theyskens. “I always say, If I want to make a special thing, I can. I can put my name, Olivier Theyskens, on anything.” Sarah Fones


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Designers Maria grazia Chiuri anD Pier Paolo PiCCioli extenD Valentino’s legaCy into a new DeCaDe by Making the Clothes younger, shorter, sweeter, anD sexier. their gaMe isn’t reVolution, but eVolution Known around the world as simply “Mr. Valentino,” the legendary designer has famously dressed some of the world’s most fabulous women, for everything from presidential inaugurations to red carpet arrivals. But the power of the brand itself extends "26"3*64 beyond its namesake creator. At its core is the desire to make women look beautiful. And by respecting this basic guiding principle, the now-retired designer’s former apprentices, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, have managed to fill their boss’s shoes and reestablish his eponymous brand as a true fashion powerhouse. 7*3(0 It all began thirteen years ago, when the pair were each asked to create a bag for Mr. Valentino. Despite not having their sketches pre-approved by the designer, both samples were a hit. “He told us that he recognized himself in our work,” Piccioli recalls. “It was the highest compliment.” It was also a lesson learned. “That’s when we decided we’d never show him a sketch of anything we were working on,” Chiuri says with a laugh. “But it really is a very special and sincere relationship.” In fact, Chiuri and Piccioli have always been uncommonly honest and up-front with Mr. Valentino, even while working under him: the rest of the design team would coddle the designer’s new creations. Only they dared offer objections. But Chiuri and Piccioli say the real secret to their current success comes from retaining the integrity of the brand’s namesake designer, while integrating a sense of modernity. “You take a little bit of the DNA of the house, and then you push, push, push,” Piccioli explains. Their signature studded kitten-heel pump— which combines the timelessly simple and elegant shapes of classic Valentino shoes with contemporary embellishments—is the shoe of the past two seasons. The new Valentino is also a hit with a younger generation of fashionable Hollywood stars, including Kirsten Dunst, Chloë Sevigny, and Michelle Williams. “We’re dressing young women who love to be romantic, beautiful, and bourgeois,” Chiuri says. “As well as a bit different.” If they ever do need inspiration, Piccioli and Chiuri think back to their earliest fittings with Mr. Valentino. “He knows everyone, and he knows about everything,” Piccioli recalls. “Over and over, we would ask him to tell us about Capri, about dressing Jackie O, about Bianca taking him to Studio 54. His are the kinds of stories you only find in history books.” And now that the torch has been passed, it’s Chiuri and Piccioli who will be writing the next chapters. Derek Blasberg Behind the scenes at Valentino Spring/Summer 2011, Paris, October 2010. Top right: Pier Paolo Piccioli (Virgo) and Maria Grazia Chiuri (Aquarius) Photography Schohaja 118


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dominant themes: Seattle grunge and Hollywood glamour. One need only look at the sexually charged advertisements they imagined for Gucci (under the direction of Tom Ford) to appreciate their collective genius. Pecheux has also been the man to add a playful, glamorous touch to photographs by Testino and Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin for this magazine, beginning with issue one, which featured actor Jude Law’s handsome visage daubed in layers of multicolored face paint. While Pecheux no doubt continues to dream up imaginative looks for leading magazines and advertising clients like Versace and Givenchy, he makes an equally powerful impact on the runway. Consider, for example, Yves Saint Laurent’s Fall 2008 show, which featured an army of goth fembots, each one sporting a bowl-cut wig and dense lipstick in matching tar-black. It was a landmark beauty moment that inspired legions of ink-lipped imitations. For Pecheux, Spring 2011 is all about hints of deep tangerine—a matte, saturated lip at Marni and a thick swath across the lids at Derek Lam (two of the designers he claims allow him to “express himself one hundred percent”). “Besides working with talented people, actually applying makeup is my favorite part of the job,” he says. “When you do a fashion shoot, you spend most of the day watching other people work. But at shows it’s We have ’80s-era Parisian nightlife to thank all about the makeup for four hours—and I love that!” for Tom Pecheux, as it was the lure of the While Pecheux doesn’t shy away from fantasy, his number City of Light’s over-the-top glamorous clubs, one objective is—and has always been—making the women who like Le Palace, that informed his decision to are lucky enough to sit in his chair look absolutely stunning. focus a then-nascent makeup career on fash- “When Tom does makeup, he thinks of the person being photoion. “In school we were learning about the- graphed, rather than himself,” says Testino. “Most creatives in "26"3*64 ater, movies, ballet, and special effects, and the fashion world think it is most important for their work to be we had to find our focus,” Pecheux recalls. noticed. So when you put yourself at the service of the person “For me, makeup is all about making people look beautiful, so I you are putting makeup on, it’s a sacrifice, in a way. But through immediately realized that special effects was not my thing. Plus, that Tom has managed to bring out his talent and show that no one makes a woman as beautiful as he does.” with movies, you don’t see anything until a year later, after they’ve edited everything, and I can be a very impatient person—so that Pecheux’s sphere of influence has increased exponentially wouldn’t work. And the theater required me to work at night… over the years, thanks to his roles at two major beauty brands. No thank you! The night is reserved for parties, not work.” In 1999 he took over from Serge Lutens at Shiseido and helped While nightlife may have nudged Pecheux’s makeup career them launch the legendary The Makeup, and since 2009 he toward fashion, it wasn’t parties but pastries that brought him has served as Estée Lauder’s creative makeup director. For a to Paris, at age 18, from his family’s farm in the countryside. He brand that historically has not been known for experimentation, spent two years crafting croissants and palmiers before realizing signing a radically creative Frenchman was a major statement. what excited him about cooking couldn’t be found in a cramped Pecheux’s goal for the classic label has been twofold: give it restaurant kitchen. “Making food for people you don’t see or know a dose of backstage cred, and extend its appeal to a broader, was something I didn’t enjoy,” he explains. “For me, cooking is younger audience. “The Lauder products are amazing, and they about sharing, especially with friends—in the restaurant, you cook, have to be; their reputation is based entirely on cosmetics,” he but you don’t share.” Then one night, at a party, he met a girl who says. “If the product sucks, it’s not like they have bags or shoes was studying makeup, and something immediately clicked; two or little dresses to fall back on, like so many other brands do. My months later he traded in his rolling pin for a makeup brush, enroll- goal is not only to have people saying my mother loves Lauder, I ing at L’Ecole Privée des Techniques du Maquillage Artistique want the girls I’m working with every day to love it just as much. Christian Chauveau, the only makeup school in Paris at the time. All that’s missing is a bit of edge, a naughtier attitude. And I can Those first few years as a makeup artist were, by his own help them with that. After all, I’m French!” Fiorella Valdesolo account, rough. But once Pecheux met Carine Roitfeld and Mario Testino, a powerful creative team was born. Working Tom Pecheux in New York, May 2010 together, the trio dreamed up a ’90s aesthetic that was at once Photography Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin Shirt Pecheux’s own provocative and innocent, the antithesis of the decade’s two

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Bally’s new designers fashion a sleek future for the swiss laBel By reimagining its iconic past “We like to say that the brand believes in things—as opposed to ‘We do shoes’ or ‘We do bags,’” says Bally co-creative director Michael Herz. “We believe it’s all about the materials, the form, and the use of color.” Not surprisingly, these were the elements that came into play in the run-up to the Spring 2011 shows, when Herz and creative partner Graeme Fidler presented their debut ready-to-wear collection for the luxury heritage house. The arrival of Herz and Fidler—alumni of another heritage label, Aquascutum—signals a new era for the venerable 160-year-old Swiss brand, which is slated to open twenty-two new stores over the next eighteen months. “There was a lot we had to learn very quickly,” Herz concedes, “because you’re faced with the challenge of essentially knowing the ins and outs of the entire company—how it’s structured, who’s there, what’s happening, what’s been happening.” Getting to Bally’s roots entailed a thorough accounting of the company’s century-deep archive. There, the pair uncovered both the square heel shape they would eventually use for Spring’s wood-and-metal–soled shoes, and the clean geometric lines (a nod, Fidler points out, to “the harshness and precision of Swiss architecture”) that would inform their ready-to-wear premiere. Standouts from the season include structured linen and canvas jackets with black-and-caramel leather piping, and slim-cut, three-quarter-sleeve sweatshirts color-blocked in vibrant hues of mustard, poppy, and emerald-green. Even floor-length gowns were made sleeker, accented with a simple harness detail. “We wanted to strip everything down,” Herz says of Bally’s newly elegant, streamlined core. “The challenge was to turn a beautiful classic into an essential.” Sarah Fones

Photography Kai Z Feng Styling Catherine Newell-Hanson

Makeup Kaoru Okubo for NARS Cosmetics (Management Artists) Hair Tuan Anh Tran using Bumble and bumble (L’Atelier NYC) Models Hyoni Kang and Juliana Schurig (Ford NY), Naomi Preizler (Next) Casting Alina Zakaite (PRODn / Art + Commerce) Photo assistant Phil Dunlop Stylist assistant Anna Stokland Location Root [Bk]

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Toilet Paper artwork courtesy Maurizio Cattelan; fragrances, Miller, Kirkwood photos Marco Roso, prop styling Lauren Boyle, manicure Alicia Torello (The Wall Group); Vuitton photo Billy Farrell Agency courtesy Louis Vuitton; P‰tŽ artwork courtesy Fatima Al Qadiri; DVF photo Mark Reay

new SCenTS Some of Spring’s best new fragrances are as lush and green as the season itself. Cartier’s Cartier de Lune is flush with flowers (honeysuckle, wild rose, lily of the valley) and spiked with pink pepper and juniper berries, then softened to a subtle, wearable scent with underlying wood and musk notes. Jimmy Choo’s eponymous fragrance debut is equal parts power and elegance—with lush green top notes seasoned by tiger orchid, toffee, and patchouli—much like the famed footwear it’s named

for. And if you just can’t make up your mind, David Yurman’s new Essence Collection features a trio of new scents—Exotic (florals mixed with warm, woodsy patchouli), Fresh (fruit flavors accented with classic flowers and soft musk), and Delicate (fresh pink pepper and lotus blossom balanced by rose, amber, and orange)—designed to be worn alone or layered. Pick your perfume pleasure now, then be sure to stop and smell the real roses. Martha Glass

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new zine Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan’s playfully subversive aesthetic was last captured in print form as the cult publication Permanent Food, a collection of indelible photographs in homage to our image-obsessed culture. His new magazine, then, is stridently post-image: dubbed Toilet Paper, it consists of found imagery that has been “reprocessed” by Cattelan and his friend, photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari. The resulting works reflect Cattelan’s signature absurdist style, each more cleverly executed than the next. But what’s with the name? “In the end, it’s what all magazines end up as,” says Cattelan. “Also, it’s a name you don’t forget.” Much like its contents. James Block

new DeSTinATiOn ART Louis Vuitton’s Fifth Avenue flagship is ground zero for all things LV. Now, it’s also a venue for the art world’s latest, thanks to Art Talks, a series of discussions between artists and curators, often coinciding with in-store installations. Currently on view is French artist Xavier Veilhan’s Mobile (above), a group of large, rotating purple domes suspended from the store’s ceiling. The piece follows in Veilhan’s spectacular, inquisitive style to create an abstract ode to travel, movement, and kinetic luxury—in short, a Vuitton signature. Katrin Lieber

“Kuwait is a closed world. I wanted to show what no outsider gets to see,” says Ku wa i ti - b o r n , N ew Yo r k– based artist Fatima Al Qadiri of her large-format photo book P‰tŽ. C omprised of both found images and Al Qadiri’s own photographs t a ke n o n Ku wa i t i s o i l , i t offers a visual account of a nation abandoning its impoverished past and journeying into new excess, or as Al Qadiri puts it, “the severe transition from a poverty-stricken, almost medieval lifestyle, to an über-rich, gold-plated toilets lifestyle.” She adds: “The goal is to present vignettes of the Kuwaiti culture and style that, now, constitutes the status quo.” Like mystery meat, it can be difficult to neatly sum up its many parts; but, says Al Qadiri, “that’s why it’s so fascinating! It’s our own slice of pâté.” Patrik Sandberg P‰tŽ is available at Opening Ceremony, NYC

new ReTROSPeCTiVe new SHOe SHOP Since the launch of his namesake line in Spring 2005, British shoemaker Nicholas Kirkwood has become the fashion world’s go-to guy for statement-making footwear—both on the runway (with Rodarte and Gareth Pugh, among other collaborators) and off (André Leon Talley, Daphne Guinness, and VisionaireÕs own Cecilia Dean are just a few of his very vocal supporters). The young designer will have even more to be proud of this March, when he opens the doors to his first-ever brick-and-mortar shop. Located on Mount Street in London’s Mayfair, the milestone flagship will also be home to Kirkwood’s design studio. Yes, Kirkwood shoes can already be had at multiple high-end retailers around the world, but when you know what you want (and you happen to be in the neighborhood), who wouldn’t go straight to the source? Martha Glass

In 1976, Newsweek put Diane von Furstenberg on its cover, heralding the then-29-year-old as a fashion revolutionary and, as it turns out, ensuring her face would forever be as instantly recognizable as her signature wrap dress. Beginning in April, Pace Gallery’s three-year-old Beijing outpost, Pace Beijing, will celebrate both the designer’s legendary visage, and her equally ageless designs, with “Diane von Furstenberg: Journey of a Dress.” Four decades of DVF portraits from Andy Warhol, Helmut Newton, and Mario Testino, among many others, will be displayed chronologically alongside new work created specifically for this show by a select group of local artists. The exhibition also boasts more than sixty vintage-to-contemporary versions of the DVF dress (culled from the designer’s personal archives), as well as a collection of photographs that tell the DVF story—from Studio 54 to the Obama White House. James Pogue

“Diane von Furstenberg: Journey of a Dress” runs April 2–May 14, 2011, at Pace Beijing


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new creative collaboration In conjunction with its Creative Caribbean Network—a platform for artists, photographers, writers, and musicians from throughout the Caribbean to showcase their work—arts organization PUMA.Creative is partnering with Miami’s Bass Museum of Art to launch a three-year initiative dedicated to further promoting the region’s talent. The plan kicked off during Art Basel Miami

Beach last December with the Bass exhibition “ISAAC JULIEN/Creative Caribbean Network,” a survey of the artist’s photographs and films. Looking ahead, the partnership has plans for a series of exhibitions, musical performances, and other live events, each scheduled to launch on key dates throughout the Miami cultural calendar for the next three years. Derek Blasberg

For information: creativecaribbeannetwork.com; bassmuseum.org

new songstress On her self-titled debut, Anna Calvi comes off sounding more like the multi-genre love child of Nick Cave and Siouxsie Sioux than an unknown 20-something playing into an 8-track in her parents’ basement. Raised in a music-loving family, Calvi was reared on everything from Captain Beefheart and the Rolling Stones to Maria Callas; childhood violin lessons taught her about classical music; and she credits Django and Jimi for leading her to the guitar at age 13. Today, the London-based singer-songwriter is churning out theatrical, darkly romantic goth-pop to the acclaim of critics, fellow musicians (Cave and Brian Eno among them), and even renowned couturiers (Karl Lagerfeld is a fan) to usher in a new era of multi-dimensional performance-pop. Taryn Harrington

new show Among Hedi Slimane’s most recent projects is the curation of “California Dreamin’: Myths & Legends of Los Angeles,” a survey of Los Angeles art stars like Ed Ruscha, Chris Burden, John Baldessari, Dennis Hopper, Jim Shaw, and Raymond Pettibon, now showing at Paris’s Galerie Almine Rech. The show coincides with the release of Anthology of a Decade, a new book of photographs documenting the music, art, street fashion, and haute couture scenes that Slimane traversed before, during, and after his tenures at Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior. Together, the book-show combo are evidence of both Slimane’s attention to youth culture and his more historical groundings in traditional photography. Patrik Sandberg

Anna Calvi’s self-titled debut is out in March 2011 from Domino Records

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new bag, babY Synonymous with her ready-to-wear designs, Nicole Miller’s handbags are designed to be staple items in every woman’s wardrobe. Coupling canvas with leather, function with fancy, masculine with feminine, and exclusivity with affordability, the

New York–based designer measures opposing elements in equal parts, creating the perfect overall balance. Among the standouts: a chic sharkskin minaudière encased in metal, a new option for evening. For those who don’t believe in pitting fashion against function, here are the new standbys. Gillian Tozer

Kathy Grayson, former Deitch Projects director and cofounder of the Hole, is heading to Russia—and she’s bringing some of New York City’s most audacious artists with her. On display inside Moscow’s Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Grayson’s exhibition, prosaically titled “New York Minute,” brings an amalgam of the city’s energetic talent to the attention of an international audience. Grayson’s intention: to create a survey of the new artistic tendencies emerging throughout the five boroughs. “All these people have exhibited together, partied together, dated, studied together, or painted together,” Grayson says of the lineup. “This represents a true cross-section of a vast artist community.” The sampling includes Jim Drain, Kembra Pfahler, Tauba Auerbach, Lizzi Bougatsos, Cody Critcheloe, Aaron Bondaroff, David Benjamin Sherry, and Terence Koh, among various others, and will continue its expanse through May 2011. Patrik Sandberg

PUMA photo Tyler Loy/WorldRedEye.com; Slimane photo courtesy Hedi Slimane, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris/Brussels; Calvi photo Maisie Cousins; Grayson photo Francesco De Michelis

“California Dreamin’” runs through March 26, 2011, at Galerie Almine Rech, Paris. Anthology of a Decade is out now from JRP Ringier


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Gaia Repossi joined heR fatheR’s jewelRy house to inject a dose of heR own inteRnational flaiR. heRe, she speaks about the histoRy, pRocess, and inspiRation behind heR tRibal-chic jewels I wanted to be a painter—that was always my dream. I studied fine arts in Paris, and completed a masters in archeology. I was in Africa and saw how the Masai wore jewelry, so I wanted to bring that element into my work. My father is very chic and classic and 1*4$&4 Repossi has always been about big stones and exquisite craftsmanship. I wanted to continue with the same level of craft, but I’m more interested in a silhouette. It’s a stronger statement. From the start I’ve had the complete freedom to do what I want. My parents were both surprised and scared. My mom had a hard time wearing my pieces; they were very experimental. But now she loves them. She still has her pearls and diamonds but she wears a few of my rings every day. I’m working on three projects right now. One is a very small collection, only two pieces, which are very masculine with lots of chains. It is called Forçat, which means convict in French. The other is a collaboration with the Kageno Foundation, which 126

builds houses and schools for children in Rwanda. That will just be a very simple collection of small ropes. I’m also working on a line of very high-end jewelry inspired by peonies and Chinese tiaras—I love taking something from the past and making it modern. I do all the sketches myself, which is the only quick part of what we do. It takes at least one month for a piece from start to finish. Very soon we will open an office on Mercer Street in New York and I’ll move there too. This is a very exciting moment for us. Gaia Repossi

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Taurus Your innate stability seems to stop just short of your closet, Taurus. But finding calm amid a storm of lush earthiness, conservative simplicity, and materialistic glamour is certainly no easy feat, especially when outfits are involved. The all-in-one remedy: back-to-nature boar bristles, a sleek white heel, and a luxe label (Reed Krakoff), combined to create your perfect Spring pair. Boar hair and lizard sandal reed Krakoff

aries You’ve never second-guessed a gut reaction before, Aries, so why start now? Whereas others might shy away from Miu Miu’s graphic, lime green-accented stilettos, all you see is a perfect attention-grabbing pair. With your confidence, they’ll be a go-to item for many Springs to come. Patchwork shoe Miu Miu

cancer Your ideal Spring accessory wasn’t picked for its moody blues, Cancer—it’s actually the metal in this Armani that makes the most sense: silver is an ideal color for crabs, and it turns this otherwise everyday item into something suitably imaginative. Plus, the hardware says you’re hard-core, which (no offense) could be a welcome change of pace. Chain link and ribbon bag Giorgio armani


capricorn For some, spring-cleaning is an excuse for spring shopping. While you’re too practical for an all-out spree, Capricorn, you’re also smart enough to know that one key piece can be all it takes for a total revamp. Michael Kors’s almost-orange bag is seasonal and a staple, so you can indulge without overdoing it. “Gia” shoulder bag Michael Kors

leo Even the most generous among us needs to spoil herself every once in a while. Besides, Leo, as the king (rather, the queen) of the astrological jungle, you deserve some fit-for-a-monarch embellishments—this attention-grabbing turquoise heel, for example. Strap on Dior’s flirty, feather option, and get ready to be revered. “Tahiti” sandal in feather, suede, and leather Dior

pisces Easy, breezy, daydreamy Pisces—just because you have a tendency to get lost in the clouds doesn’t mean you don’t come back down to Earth on occasion. And when you do, you’ll need a bag to hold all your stuff. Diane von Furstenberg’s striped version fits most anything you can dream up, and it’s brilliant, watery blue stripes are the perfect color for little fishies like you. “Harper” bag Diane von Furstenberg

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SagittariuS Spring is in the air—so no matter how many times the rest of the zodiac tells you to rein it in, Sag, your grandiose optimism is never more appropriate than when the birds start to sing and flowers start to bloom. And speaking of florals, the giant-size petals on Jil Sander’s Spring sack make it a perfect seasonal accessory for your giant-size outlook. Floral photo-print bag Jil Sander

gemini You have the ability to strike up a conversation with anyone, anytime, anywhere; but admit it, Gemini, even a smart and snappy smooth-talker like you gets tongue-tied every once in a while. Avoid any awkward silences by stepping into these LVs—because electric-pink zebra head stilettos aren’t just fun to wear, they’re also instant conversation starters. Patchwork sandal Louis Vuitton

Virgo Since you’re such a perfectionist, Virgo, we’ve found you the perfect springtime accessory: Givenchy’s streamlined leather clutch. This piece screams determination, organization, and diligence, while the stark white color suits neatniks and virginal innocents alike. (As for the punk-rock zipper detail, well, no on should remain a virgin forever…) Zip detail evening bag givenchy by riccardo tisci


AquArius As far as you’re concerned, Aquarius, unconventional is where it’s at—and that applies to fashion choices too. Kick-start your Spring wardrobe with some non-conformist, notice-me footwear. Yves Saint Laurent’s hypercolored snakeskin wedge makes the perfect jumping-off point. “Baobab” python wedge Yves saint Laurent

scorpio You’ve been shedding those winter layers little by little, Scorpio, and soon you’ll be transformed into your summer self! But no matter how good you look in as little as next to nothing, superficial changes alone won’t affect how you feel. Be your best self with wearables that make you look as fierce and fabulous on the outside as you already are on the inside. Versace’s superhigh, standout sandals are sure to keep your spirits lifted. Grecian print sandal Versace

LibrA Warmer weather means lightening—and livening up—your wardrobe. In your case, Libra, it also means plenty of unfussy options for staying chic even while chilling out. Prada’s whimsical woven heels are equal parts easygoing, ultraromantic, and entirely charming. Kind of like you. Woven leather shoe prada

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experience at both poles of the fashion spectrum has proved jump late last year when she made her New York fashion week invaluable. “The product is the most important thing,” she says. debut as the creative director of socially conscious brand Edun. “Fashion can give [the customer] a little lift and make them feel The breezy poplin shirt dresses, slouchy, well-worn knits, and special—it means much more to me than when people buy some- easy-fit, raw-edged jackets were something of a departure from thing based just on the marketing.” her namesake label. “As a designer, I’m sure my touch will be Wauchob has parlayed that mindset into work on her own there,” she says, “but my goal is for Edun to have its own set of label. The items that pass the test of her scrutiny are uncompro- identifiable markers.” misingly modern and all about form with benefits. Her feminine When asked about stepping into the spotlight with a new clothing is both strikingly tactile and delicate. “My customers are brand after not getting noticed by much of the fashion world turned-on by details,” she explains. “They often get more out of for so many years, Wauchob expresses a surprising gratitude. details than I ever imagined.” Simply put, Wauchob’s wares are “Staying under the radar helped my work,” she explains. “It didn’t wearable—irresistibly so. “I work hard not to intimidate my cus- start out as a conscious decision, but my tendency is to focus tomer. I want people to feel comfortable picking up my clothes.” on the job at hand. I naturally shy away from the rest of the indusWauchob has been content keeping a low profile, noting that try, but that allows me to develop my products even further and the attention of a few discerning buyers is ultimately more impor- express more of my own voice.” If the quiet legacy she’s already tant to her than widespread recognition. But her ability to turn built is any indication, it’s this kind of rigor that assures continuout well-made, desireable pieces hasn’t gone unnoticed by cru- ing success. Robert Cordero cial tastemakers and stores like Lane Crawford in Hong Kong and L’Eclaireur in Paris (both of which have carried her collec- Top left: Sharon Wauchob in New York, September 2010 tions practically since the beginning). Her stock saw its biggest Photography Martien Mulder

Makeup and hair Yuko Mizuno using NARS Cosmetics (Rona Represents) Special thanks Tribeca Grand Hotel, New York

“Move around as much as you can,” photographer Martien Mulder tells his subject, Sharon Wauchob, during their shoot in a sundrenched Soho penthouse. “Can you maybe get up? Stand up? Go sit over there?” The erratic, rapid-fire commands continue, $"13*$03/ but Wauchob remains coolly cooperative, showing no signs of diva-like resistance—a testament to the Paris-based designer’s even-keeled temperament, and, more importantly, to the deliberate, no-shortcuts approach she has applied to her eponymous clothing brand over the past twelve years. In a world increasingly inhabited by fastrising young upstarts, this industry veteran has always seemed comfortably out of place. Originally from Ireland, Wauchob graduated from London’s Central Saint Martins in 1993 and cut her teeth developing textiles with independent designer Koji Tatsuno. Later she designed accessories for Louis Vuitton, just as Marc Jacobs was transforming the French megabrand with those covetable bags that have since become the stuff of retail legend. For Wauchob,

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Christophe Lemaire wants to puLL in the reins on fashion. newLy appointed as Creative direCtor of hermès, the frenCh designer is more interested in timeLessness than trends

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Christophe Lemaire’s Marais studio and boutique are in many ways direct reflections of the Parisian designer himself: tasteful, simple, and cleverly referential. A boyish 40-something dressed in layers of muted tones, Lemaire speaks softly and possesses the elegance of a Nouvelle Vague actor or a member of an ’80s indie-rock band. “I don’t like clothes that shout,” he explains. “Sometimes, silence is stronger than noise.” Recently, however, Lemaire’s out"3*&4 put has elicited much more than just a whisper from the fashion world: after having brought Lacoste to both commercial and critical success during his decade as the brand’s artistic director, last summer he replaced Jean-Paul Gaultier as the head of women’s ready-to-wear at Hermès. He presents his first collection this March. Lemaire’s appointment to the executive rank of the iconic French house is due in no small part to the success of his eponymous collection. “For me, fashion is something very important but also very intimate,” he explains. “I believe in clothes that have meaning.” Launched in 1991—but discontinued between 2000 and 2006—the label returned to the catwalk once again in July of 2010 with a coed collection presented on a Paris rooftop. The looks were a refreshing take on tailoring with an Asian twist, the color-scheme flitting between neutrals and bright shades reminiscent of the designer’s childhood in Senegal. “It was all about timing. My own line has had a very checkered existence. I feel now that I have a certain maturity in my work—and with the announcement of the Hermès job, it felt like the right time to do a show again.” A taste for noble materials and well-wrought shapes clearly links Lemaire to the Hermès philosophy; it also sets him a world apart from what he calls the “dŽrive spectaculaire” of the fashion industry. “There seems to be a focus on absurdity and downright ugliness right now,” he says. “I’d rather have a customer who buys one coat and treasures it for years than a girl who buys five T-shirts and bins them within months!” Serendipitously, Lemaire’s vision coincides with the increasing demand for sustainable luxury. His work at Hermès will doubtless prove that quiet is the new loud—in fashion, at least. Nathalie Fraser Christophe Lemaire in Paris, December 2010 Photography Johan Sandberg Jacket Christophe Lemaire F/W 2011


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Britney’s shining moment, fashion’s glam attack, gisele’s enviaBle jeans, karen elson’s free spirit, the remaking of lea t, the foxification of joan smalls, the second life of zahia dehar, and the fantasies of carolyn murphy. spring is written in the stars 137


over a decade ago, she eMerged as a teen Music sensation—the very definition of sexy, exuberant PoP in our age of excess, and the teMPlate for a legion of iMitators. but britney was no flash in the Millennial Pan. through crisis and controversy, she has adhered herself to our consciousness siMPly by doing what she does best: crafting irresistibly danceable, instantly unforgettable hits, over and over (and over and over and over) again. in 2011, britney is still britney, and she’s back with an albuM designed to get us Moving. again PhotograPhy Mario testino styling Panos yiaPanis

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ritney Spears, the sweetest girl who ever emerged from McComb, Mississippi, is once again on a mission to make us dance. This spring, the greatest pop star of our generation returns with Femme Fatale, a suite of hits destined for good times, late nights, and heavy clubland rotation. Filled with brazen, sexual lyrics against an aggressive, Euro-style beat, the album’s first single, “Hold It Against Me,” shot to number one in nineteen countries within hours of its release in January. The fans, it seems, have been waiting. At age 29, Spears has achieved a level of fame and notoriety that might make continued success an easy prospect. Yet she remains anything but asleep at the wheel. Fatale finds Spears in control of her image and her sound, building on a decade-strong brand of feel-good pop. If we love Spears (and we undoubtedly do), it’s because she’s a constant reminder of the fun and freedom we’ve enjoyed, and a harbinger of sunny days ahead. She is good times preserved in amber. We don’t ever want her to change. She’s perfect just the way she is.

V As a child, what did you imagine fame would be like? BRITNEY SPEARS I don’t think I thought about “fame” when I was a child. I knew I wanted to perform and I knew I wanted to be on stage but I don’t think I ever thought about fame or what comes with being famous. V Do you think you were destined to become a star? BS If not, then God definitely has a strange sense of humor. V Do you follow astrology? BS A little. I like to believe there is a little magic in the world, but I also believe we choose our own path. V When did you first realize you were famous? BS Am I famous? V Define a femme fatale. BS A woman who is sexy and strong, dangerous and mysterious, cool and confident. V If your Circus album represented a comeback, what does Femme Fatale represent? BS I think Femme Fatale speaks for itself. I worked really hard on it and spent almost two years recording it. I think it’s the best album I have ever made. There’s nothing to say. I’ll let the music speak for me. V What direction are you taking with the sound? BS I wanted to make a fierce dance record where each song makes you want to get up and move your body in a different way. That’s what I want from the music I listen to. This record is for the clubs, or something you play before you go out at night. It’s definitely my edgiest and most mature sound yet. V Would you consider this new album a revolution or an evolution? BS It’s a little of both. There are songs on this album that don’t sound like anything else and are completely revolutionary, but I also believe that this album expresses where I am today as a woman and is an evolution of who I am. V What is your favorite song on the album and why?

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BS I really love “On the Rocks” because it sounds so different from anything I have ever heard. It’s so cool and quirky. V These days it seems everyone collaborates with everyone else, yet you have always been very selective. Would you collaborate again? Who would you like to collaborate with next? BS You’ll just have to wait and see… V You have your finger on the pulse. How do you discover new artists, collaborators, and genres of music? BS I like music that makes you move and connects with your soul. I like to feel inspired right away when I listen to new music. I always have songs being sent to me from new artists and producers from all over the world, which is really cool. From there I just follow my heart. V What have you been listening to on your iPod lately? BS I love the Black Eyed Peas. They always put me in a good mood. I listen to them a lot. I love Christina [Aguilera]’s “Woo Hoo,” and “Paper Planes” by M.I.A. I CANNOT stop listening to “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool & DCup. V Everybody knows you as Britney the pop star. What are some of your talents and interests that might surprise people? BS I love to cook, especially for my boys. I also make a mean southern sweet tea from a recipe my mom passed on to me. It’s really good. I love it. I make it for my boys all the time. V Despite the ups and downs in your past, you’ve always come out on top. What is the secret to your success? BS I have learned to always stay true to myself and never let what other people say about me change who I am. It’s a really important lesson that took me a long time to learn. V What makes you happy? BS My boys. V What makes you sad? BS When people are cruel to each other. V Your every move is reported in the media. What are your tricks to staying balanced and not letting it get to you? BS I’m past all of that. I try to block it all out and not pay attention to anything they write about me in the magazines or online. I’m done with that. V In the past you allowed your fans a great deal of access into your world, much more so than now. Do you feel you’ve become guarded? BS A little bit. I think it’s easier to let people in when you’re younger, but when I became a mother I wanted more privacy for myself and my children. A life away from my life. V What motivates you to keep doing what you do? BS I love making new music for my fans, I love performing for my fans, and most importantly, I love my fans. I am so lucky to have their support. They drive me. V If you walked away from it all tomorrow, what would you do instead? What would you miss the most? The least? BS I’d be a full-time mom which would be cool. I’d miss my fans and all of the love the most, but I definitely would not miss having my picture taken everywhere I go. I wouldn’t miss showering in arenas either. So gross! V What would you like people to know about you today? BS That the bitch is back and better than ever! [Laughs] V Where do you see yourself in ten years? BS Right here! V What do you feel will be your legacy? BS Two amazing boys and a lot of music that hopefully brings a lot of people a lot of happiness.

Britney Spears’s Femme Fatale is out in March 2011 from Jive


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Makeup Linda Cantello for Giorgio Armani Cosmetics (JOE) Hair Rudi Lewis for Bumble and bumble (Management Artists) Models Lindsey Wixson (Marilyn), Abbey Lee Kershaw (Next), Hannah Holman (Elite), Anais Mali, Karmen Pedaru (Ford NY), Fei Fei Sun, Jourdan Dunn (Women), Julia Hafstrom (IMG) Manicure Roseann Singleton (Art Department) Photo assistants Ivan Shaw, Alex Franco, Benjamin Tietge, Sam Johnson Stylist assistants Connie Berg and Anna Stokland Makeup assistant Tracy Alfajora (JOE) Hair assistants Allen Wood, Albert Vasquez, Wren Grondzik Set and prop styling Sebastian Sergeant Catering Better Being and Noz Catering Location Canoe Studios, New York Retouching R&D

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Hannah wears Dress and belt Miu Miu Clutch Giorgio Armani Hat vintage Yves Saint Laurent and hood vintage from Keni Valenti Retro-Couture


GISELE

UNZIPPED Gisele B端ndchen has spent over a decade at the top. But FolloWinG Birth comes reBirth. noW, at aGe 30, the neW mother sheds her Glamorous exterior and proves that the secret to lookinG FlaWless is in the jeans. this is a Fashion icon stripped Bare Photography Hedi Slimane Styling Clare Richardson 168


Gisele wears Jeans H&M On hair, Wella Professionals Perfect Setting Blow Dry Lotion


Chain necklace David Yurman Cross necklace (worn throughout) modelテ不 own On eyes and lips, Burberry Beauty Effortless Mascara in black and Lip Cover in rosewood


Leather jacket Burberry Prorsum Denim vest 7 For All Mankind T-shirt Trussardi 1911 Jeans Calvin Klein Jeans


Leather jacket Bess Denim vest (worn underneath) Diesel Tank (customized by stylist) BOSS Orange Skirt Baby Phat On lips, Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in apricot shimmer


Jacket G-Star Mesh tank and hooded sweatshirt (worn underneath) Isabel Marant Pants Burberry Prorsum On eyes, Burberry Beauty Eyeshadow in gold trench


Sweatshirt Isabel Marant Jeans (customized by stylist) Diesel Ring modelテ不 own


Studded denim jacket (customized by stylist) and shorts United Colors of Benetton Denim jacket with attached sweatshirt hood (worn underneath) H&M Tank Uniqlo On skin, Burberry Beauty Sheer Foundation in trench no. 1


Vest Guess Tank Balmain On hair, Wella Professionals Velvet AmpliďŹ er Style Primer


Vest G-Star Bra Dolce & Gabbana Skirt Zadig & Voltaire


T-shirt (customized by stylist) Y-3 On lips, M.A.C Cosmetics Lipstick in creme dÕnude


Makeup Wendy Rowe for Burberry Beauty Hair Eugene Souleiman for Wella Professionals (Streeters London) Model Gisele BĂźndchen (IMG) Manicure Gina Viviano CertiďŹ ed in Minx Nails (Artists by Timothy Priano) Digital capture Alessio Boni (Dtouch) Photo assistants Stian Foss and Erik Kragh Stylist assistant Ronald Burton and Derrick Quinn Makeup assistant Asami Matsuda Production Kim Pollock Production assistant Clay Gardner Retouching Dtouch Special thanks Yann Rzepka and Splashlight

Tank Uniqlo Pants Express Shirt (worn around waist) Ralph Lauren Blue Label Bracelet Georg Jensen


K A R E N tA K E s f l i g h t Turn up The volume and geT loose. spring’s new silhoueTTe is lighT as air and ready for lifToff Photography Ryan McGinley Styling Panos Yiapanis

Top Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesqui•re Fragrance Balenciaga Paris

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T-shirt, pants, peplum Jil Sander On eyes, LÕOrŽal Paris HiP Studio Secrets Matte Shadow Duo in dashing


Dress Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Tights Tabio


Skirt, bodysuit, harness Lanvin


Dress Valentino Tights Tabio Shoes (worn under tights) Calvin Klein Collection Necklaces stylistテ不 studio


Dress Nina Ricci Cardigan (worn under dress) and skirt Chanel On eyes, M.A.C Cosmetics Eye Shadow in rule


Dress Yohji Yamamoto Tights Tabio Shoes (worn under tights) Calvin Klein Collection


Dress Comme des Gar•ons


Dress Versace Cardigan (worn underneath) Sisley


Digital director Joshua Steen (Root Capture) Digital technician James Needham Set design Marla Weinhoff Set design assistant Colin Adrian Manicure Hiromi Kameyama Safety coordinator Chris Barnes Balloon wrangler Chris Healey Locations Root [Bk] and St. Ceciliaテ不 Church gymnasium, Brooklyn Retouching Gloss Special thanks Kip McQueen, PJ Spaniol, D.I.E./Root [Bk]

Jumpsuit Cナスline


Production Larry McCrudden (The Custom Family) Production design Joe Termini (The Custom Family) Lighting director David Diesing Photo assistants Aubrey Meyer, Carlos Ruiz, Chad Moore, Brandee Brown Stylist assistants Matt Carroll, Jessica Dell, Tom Guinness, Erika Kettleson, Mary Rossetti StylistÕs studio Philly Piggott Production support Nicole Hektner, Anne Curran Conrad, Matt Mimiaga (The Custom Family)

Dress Rick Owens Shoes Calvin Klein Collection Tights Tabio

Makeup James Kaliardos for LÕOrŽal Paris Hair Duffy for Tommy Guns NY Model Karen Elson (Women)


THE CHRONICLES OF ZAHIA

In France, she’s known as “the creature,” a beauty wIth curves so outrageous they border on otherworldly. but ZahIa dehar Is also an example oF the body as weapon—the source oF a very publIc scandal InvolvIng 3 oF europe’s best soccer players. In a world exclusIve IntervIew, the controversIal 19-year-old bombshell and modern-day mary magdalene speaks about her FemInIne wIles and her secrets to seductIon. the delIghtFul ms. dehar came to us by way oF FashIon edItor carlyne cerF de dudZeele, who shares our InFatuatIon wIth the buxom blonde. “I have always been FascInated wIth super-ZahIa,” explaIns de dudZeele. “she Is totally unreal, and I just knew she would be perFect For a FashIon story. my dream came true!” Photography Sebastian Faena Styling Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele

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Briefs Eres


Bustier Dolce & Gabbana Shoes Manolo Blahnik


Bikini Chanel On skin, NARS Cosmetics Bronzing Powder in laguna


Towel, showercap, teddy bear D. Porthault On eyes, NARS Cosmetics Duo Eyeshadow in pandora


Dress Dolce & Gabbana Earrings and bracelet Chanel Fine Jewelry Shoes Manolo Blahnik Fragrance Chanel No. 5


Jacket, necklaces, bag Chanel Earrings Chanel Fine Jewelry Skirt Victoriaテ不 Secret


Bikini Eres Watch Chanel Watch Hat Dior Bag Dolce & Gabbana Shoes Manolo Blahnik


Dress Victoriaテ不 Secret Shoes Manolo Blahnik


Trench Burberry Prorsum Bag Herm•s Shoes Manolo Blahnik


V You haVe assets that most women would die for. You also present Yourself in an ultrafeminine waY. do You belieVe it’s easY to identifY with You? Zahia dehar i like to highlight eVerY detail of mY bodY and belieVe eVerY woman has the power to do the same, depending upon what she likes. it’s not a matter of moneY, and eVen less a matter of perfection. it’s all about will. whether You are tall or small, thin or heaVY, beautiful or more ordinarY, femininitY is part of eVerY woman. i belieVe it’s the ultimate weapon when You know how to use it. V What do you think is your own most powerful asset? ZD You tell me. V What do you think is a manÕs most powerful asset? ZD I like men to be protective. I especially love a man who can stand by me in any situation. V Your body is completely surreal. What are your tricks for staying in shape? ZD Thank you for the compliment. I’m lucky to be naturally thin. I don’t pay any particular attention to what I eat, but I do play some sports and I love to dance. V You gained international notoriety at a very early age. Do you feel youÕve grown up too fast? ZD It’s true that I’m only 19 but, you know, a lot of people have become famous a lot younger than me. V Do you have any regrets? ZD Who doesn’t? V Where do you get your rebellious nature? ZD Since when is being feminine rebellious? V You remain highly visible in the press and maintain a unique personal style. Who are your favorite designers? ZD I love to accentuate my curves. Dolce & Gabbana fits me well and shows off a woman’s body in a way I like. I also wear Chanel and Roberto Cavalli. For shoes, no one is better at showing off women’s feet in an erotic way than Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik! But I can’t always fit the shoes I want as my feet are the size of a geisha’s! [Laughs] V What is your greatest guilty pleasure? ZD That’s a secret. V What do you like to wear to bed? ZD Sexy lingerie only! V What is your secret to seduction? ZD For me, a woman should not approach a man. She should give him the opportunity to court her. Being beautiful, gentle, and pleasant to be with is just about all a woman needs to seduce. V The French press talks a lot about your upcoming projects. There are rumors about lingerie, perfume, clothing lines. Can you share anything about your future plans? ZD The French press says a lot of things about me. [Laughs] It’s still a bit too early for me to talk about my plans. Let’s just say that what I’ve been imagining for years is coming to life. V What do you hope to achieve? ZD I have often dreamed of outfits, accessories, and other ornamental items that serve as a tribute to femininity. Today these dreams are becoming a reality that I can wear and share with women who, like me, want to celebrate their femininity.

Makeup Lena Koro for NARS Cosmetics (Tracey Mattingly) Hair Oribe at Oribe Salon, Miami Beach (Art Partner) Manicure Rica Romain using Zoya (See Management) Tailor Keke Cheng Digital capture Audrey Rudolf Photo assistants David Diesing and Carlos Ruiz Stylist assistants Kate Grella and Matt Feniger Makeup assistant Ruiko Oshika Hair assistant Judy Erickson Production Helena Martel Videographer Cosmo Erazo Catering Better Being Retouching View Imaging Special thanks Frédéric Delliaux and Oliver Morgan


Bikini Chanel


the dreams of lea t

The journey from Leandro Cerezo, The boy, To Lea T, The woman, was anyThing buT smooTh. on The oTher side, however, emerged a smoLdering beauTy and Transgender iCon in The body of a 21sT-CenTury supermodeL. weLCome To The age of Lea T Photography Willy Vanderperre Styling Olivier Rizzo 204

Lea wears Dress Yves Saint Laurent Belt (worn throughout) Comme des Gar•ons Shoes Manolo Blahnik Victor wears Jacket Raf Simons S/S 2000


Dress Versace On eyes and lips, Maybelline New York Eye Studio Color Pearls Marbleized Eyeshadow in carbon frost and Color Sensational Lipcolor in nearly there


Dress Prada On hair, TIGI Manipulator Wax


Dress Jil Sander On eyes, Maybelline New York VolumÕExpress The Falsies Mascara in very black


t’s the last taboo—even the most potty-mouthed will pause before hurling it out. But what makes the word— yes, cunt—even more loaded is that in certain circles it’s not a bad thing at all. Once used in the transgender community to describe someone who served realness without necessarily having a vagina, the word now applies to anything that is utterly fierce to the power of fabulous. It is quite wonderful then that the hottest new model of the decade is as cunty as it gets. In the past year, the raven-haired Lea T has blossomed from a shy, virtual unknown into a full-fledged super-mannequin. At Givenchy, she has gone from studio assistant to house model, featured in the label’s Fall 2010 ad campaign, photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott. She famously posed nude in French Vogue for photographer Mario Sorrenti. Her most lionizing moment, however, has no doubt been a special appearance on Oprah in February. Lea T, it seems, is everywhere. With her long, languid frame, high cheekbones, and huge brown eyes, Lea is a bombshell even by modeling standards, her soulful beauty the primary reason she was signed with renowned agency Women. But the source of international fascination no doubt has to do with the fact that she was once a boy. (Born Leandro Cerezo, Lea grew up in Italy and Brazil, the son of famous Brazilian football player Toninho Cerezo.) As the first openly transgender model to appear in a major advertising campaign, she is rapidly becoming a glamorous face for the burgeoning trans movement and all the infinite shadings of gender it includes. Yet what ultimately makes Lea so beguiling is not how fierce or fab she is, but how fragile and real. “I’m not beautiful, I don’t look like a model,” she says from the Milan apartment she calls home when not working with Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci in Paris, recalling a journey to the top that was neither straightforward nor comfortable. Though she modeled in Milan years ago as a very androgynous boy, she says it was really Tisci—a friend for over a decade—who slowly coaxed her out of sneakers and into pumps (literally, she says, in the case of a party they attended in Paris years earlier). In Lea, the designer sees both model and muse. “She embodies sensuality and fragility, femininity and masculinity,” Tisci explains. “Lea represents my entire world.” When Tisci went to Givenchy in Paris, he brought Lea with him, but she felt overwhelmed by the heady fashion world and fled back to Milan. “I didn’t want to accept it,” she says of her sexual identity. A few years of soul-searching ensued, coupled with the uneasy realization of a looming and necessary change. “A lot of my friends really helped me understand who I am,” she says, recalling her decision to start the intense process of gender reassignment, beginning with hormone therapy. “But some people were really mean. They’re not really tolerant of these things.” Her family, for one, was not entirely supportive. “At one point, I became really depressed.” When Tisci learned of the difficulty Lea was having, he hatched a plan to bring her back to Paris, debut her as a model, and give her a new last name—or initial, at least. It was his own. “He told me, ‘You’re part of my family, and I want you to have my surname,’” she recalls. Lea’s newfound fame and success has been a long time coming. Piero Piazzi, the director of Women in Milan, remembers spotting Lea with Tisci on a beach in Bali almost seven years ago. Even then, Piazzi thought she was Women material, boy or not, and asked Lea to call him—but she wouldn’t. “She was very shy,” the agent recalls. “She didn’t really respect herself, she didn’t know herself. Lea has had a very sad childhood, she’s suffered a lot. But the thing is, she’s not just a beautiful girl outside. She’s very beautiful inside as well.” For her part, Lea recalls what Piazzi said when she finally agreed to see him a year ago. “Ah, I’ve been waiting for you for seven years, and finally, here you are.” Clearly, Lea T was worth the wait. David Colman

Dress Chanel On hair, TIGI Superstar Hairspray


Top (worn backward) and skirt Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Shoes Manolo Blahnik


Pants Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesqui•re On skin, Maybelline New York Fit Me! Foundation in nude beige Victor wears Jacket Raf Simons S/S 2000


Coat (worn as dress) Dior Homme Shoes Manolo Blahnik On hair, TIGI Queen for a Day Thickening Lotion

Makeup Max Delorme for Maybelline New York Hair Anthony Turner using TIGI (Art Partner) Models Lea T (Women) and Victor Nylander (Ford Europe) Manicure Huberte Cesarion (Marie France Thavonekham) Photo assistants Romain Dubus and Antoni Ciufo Stylist assistants Donatella Musco and Bruno Werzinski Set design Vincent Olivieri (The Magnet Agency) Production Floriane Desperier (Management Artists) Special thanks Henri Coutant (Dtouch) and Stephanie Jaillet (Janvier)


Joan wears Dress Osklen Sunglasses Marc Jacobs Earrings Kenneth Jay Lane Bangles Alexis Bittar On hair, Bumble and bumble Holding Spray


foxy lady

Don’t mess with spring’s forceful anD feminine woman. DeckeD in everything leather (with a touch of lace), she takes no prisoners in her approach to style. supermoDel joan smalls gets into the groove Photography Alasdair McLellan Styling Beat Bolliger Bodysuit and shorts ChloŽ Earrings Louis Vuitton Shoes Bally On skin, EstŽe Lauder Double Wear Mineral Rich Loose Powder Makeup SPF in intensity 5.0

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Bikini top Nicole Miller Earrings Kenneth Jay Lane Bangle Van Cleef & Arpels


Shirt and skirt Salvatore Ferragamo Turtleneck BOSS Black Bangle Alexis Bittar Earrings vintage On hair, Bumble and bumble Brilliantine


Dress Valentino Briefs La Perla On eyes and cheeks, EstŽe Lauder Pure Color EyeShadow in enchanted meadow and Signature Blush in radiant spice


Bra Alberta Ferretti Necklace Dolce & Gabbana Earrings Beyond Retro Bangle Georg Jensen On hair, Bumble and bumble Defrizz


Jacket Miu Miu Earrings Beyond Retro On eyes, EstŽe Lauder Pure Color EyeShadow in polished platinum and Automatic Brow Pencil Duo in soft black


Trench Michael Kors Dress (worn underneath) Armani Exchange Sunglasses Diane von Furstenberg Bag Salvatore Ferragamo Shoes Christian Louboutin


Dress and belt Comme des Gar•ons On eyes, EstŽe Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Bold Volume Mascara in black


Makeup Sally Branka (Julian Watson Agency) Hair Shon (Julian Watson Agency) Model Joan Smalls (IMG) Manicure Sophy Robson (Streeters) Photo assistants Gareth Powell, Simon Bremmer, James White Stylist assistants Delphine Danhier, Sharna Newton, Stephen Hockaday Makeup assistant Jenny Coombs Hair assistant Nao Kawakami Production Ragi Dholakia and Alex Hill Set design Poppy Bartlett (The Magnet Agency) Catering Healthy Yummies Locations Gillian Millner residence (Location Partnership) and Spring Studios, London Retouching Picturehouse

Jacket and skirt Versace Earrings Beyond Retro Shoes Bally On hair, Bumble and bumble Does It All Styling Spray


Jacket and shirt Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesqui窶「re Haircombs (worn throughout) Rick Owens Netting stylistテ不 own Hair bow (worn throughout) made by hairstylist On lips, Estナスe Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in wild blossom


Dress Salvatore Ferragamo Corset vintage Paco Rabanne from Quidam de Revel

STRICTLY CaRoLYn A dArk current runs beneAth spring’s escApist innocence. supermodel cArolyn murphy brings it to the surfAce with these feArless new looks Photography Daniele + Iango Styling George Cortina 223


Dress Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci On hair, John Frieda Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Cr•me


Dress Azzedine Ala•a Fishnet tights (worn as sleeves) Wolford On eyes, EstŽe Lauder Gel Eyeliner in black


Makeup Virginia Young (Streeters) Hair Luigi Murenu for John Frieda Model Carolyn Murphy (IMG) Manicure Tatyana Molot (Artists by Timothy Priano) Photo assistants Matt Roady and Ken Tisuthiwongse Stylist assistant Jaime Kay Waxman Hair assistants Akinori Shirakawa, Tsuyoshi Harada, Mari Watase, Sasha Nesterchuk Catering Rice NY Special thanks Splashlight

Dress Alexander McQueen


Top and skirt Versace Fishnet tights Wolford Shoes Christian Louboutin On hair, John Frieda Luxurious Volume Extra Hold Hairspray


CAT POWER Let’s face it: a pet is as much an accessory as any must-have bag. When coLor-coordinated, the pussy and the purse make a purrfect pair Photography Anthony Cotsifas Fashion editor Catherine Newell-Hanson Cat colorist Robert Willingham

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CONFETTI KITTY

Silver Surprise with ÒClassic TweedÓ bag Chanel


LE CHAT, C’EST CHIC!

Homer with ÒTricolor Lady DiorÓ bag Dior


snakeskin the cat

Rocco with ÒPapierÓ python tote Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesqui•re


KITTEN CABOODLE

Mittens and Sky Blue with ÒStriped CanapaÓ bag Prada


Prop styling Linda Heiss Photo assistants Karl Leitz and Damien Prado Retouching RWRetouching Sabrina, Silver Surprise, Rocco, Mittens, and Sky Blue provided by All Tame Animals Inc. No cats were harmed in the creation of this article

NAVAJO CAT NAP

Patootie with ÒBlanket FrameÓ bag Ralph Lauren Collection


OH SNAP!

we gave some of our favorite girls a fistful of dollars, a trove of spring clothing and accessories, and some solo time in the v-booth. here’s what developed when our photographers took the day off

JOAN Dress and shoe Michael Kors

Styling Tom Van Dorpe

CRYSTAL Jacket Balmain Top DKNY

ABBEY LEE Dress Diane von Furstenberg

ARLENIS Tank Armani Exchange Jeans J Brand rubia Necklace Torrubia & Tor t nne Vio t cele Bra

JOAN Dress Michael Kors Neck lace Dsquared 234


CAND IC E iller Shirt Nicole M t M ask Lost Ar

CAN DICE Jacket Nina Ricci Gloves Carolina Amato

JULIA Jacket United Colors of Benetton Bra Agent Provocateur Necklace Alexis Bittar Bag D&G Bracelet Herm•s

ARLENIS Top Michael Kors Bikini Diane von Furstenberg Necklace Torrubia & Torrubia On lips, Lanc™me LÕAbsolu Rouge Lipcolour in absolute rouge

JULIA Jacket Reed Krak off Bracelet Shamba lla


ENIKO Jacket Michael Kors Shirt D&G

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ENIKO Top Stefanel Shorts J Brand

ARLE NIS Top Lacoste Bracelets (her right ) Torrubia & To rrubia Bracelet (her lef t) Vionne

CONS TANC E Dress Diane von Furstenberg Sunglasses Jerem y Scott for Linda Farrow Projec ts

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Models Abbey Lee Kershaw (Next), Constance Jablonski, Arlenis Sosa, Eniko Mihalik (Marilyn), Crystal Renn (Ford NY), Anouck Lepere, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Joan Smalls, Candice Swanepoel (IMG) Casting Evelien Joos Special thanks The Standard, New York


CRYSTAL Necklace Tom Ford Top Sisley

ANOUCK Top Reed Krakof f Pants D& G

ANOUCK Shirt Diane von Furstenberg Necklace Torrubia & Torrubia On lips, Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Colour in cambon

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JOAN Jacket Dsquared

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Dance China New York of the New York Chinese Cultural Center performing ÒDunhuangÓ Choreographer Jiang Qi Dancers Leslie J. Miller, Bei Zheng, Lei Zhou Photography Youlin Shen Special thanks Leslie Miller, Cathy Hong, Janie Wong


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