Model Saskia De Brauw Plays David Bowie, Face Of Saint Laurent Menswear

One of the greatest things 2013 has thus far brought the universe is the return of long-silent rock icon David Bowie. Just this week he released a music video for his second single "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)", featuring androgyn superstars Tilda Swinton and Andrej Pejic, whom I've raved about before.


But a face I did not recognize was the one who played a young Bowie, 31-year-old Dutch model Saskia De Brauw. There's a lot to be said about a model who can ditch the industry at 16 to pursue her art, then return full-force at 29, nabbing Vogue covers, show openers and every desirable campaign.

After a little clicking around cyberspace, De Brauw absolutely stopped my heart as the face of Saint Laurent SS13... Saint Laurent menswear that is. Shot by YSL Creative Director Hedi Slimane, Slimane's penchant for androgyny, artists and musicians over the usual fleet of overbred, underfed models is a beacon in the industry. I haven't been so taken by a campaign since actor Sam Riley posed for Burberry shortly after portraying Joy Division's Ian Curtis in Control. There's just something about a delicate, disillusioned "boy" in a slim suit. Very throwback Dior Homme.














Fashion Flashback: Supermodels Behind Bars

Not that much of a flashback, but we're looking back to the simpler times of 2010 at Love magazine's multi-cover Spring/Summer 2010 issue. Featuring the top supermodels of today and yesteryear, the eight covers were shot by the very well-seasoned photographer duo Merc Alas and Marcus Piggott.

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Stark, simple, stunning, this series really belongs on a gallery wall, taking the bodies that have worn the most coveted and expensive garments in the past twenty years and giving them nothing but a few grey bars (appears to be tape), heels and a simple stretch rope. I love how each model is in an identical pose, almost as if to stack them against each other in a fight worthy of Mount Olympus lore. Their individual looks are boiled down to their purest forms: Lara and Kristen the cyberbots, Natalia and Jeneil the innocents, Amber and Daria the unpredictables, Kate and Naomi the succubuses.