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.

Prada Spring 2011 Campaign By Steven Meisel

 When it comes to fashion, it's never too early to start thinking a season ahead. While we're wishing we had the much lauded and ridiculed Chanel fur suit as temperatures drop, take a winter's respite with Prada's sunny, Tim Burton-striped spring 2011 campaign shot by Steven Meisel. Along with Spanish top model Mariacarla Boscono, there's the practically indistinguishable Arizona Muse (she should DEFINITELY start a band), Kinga Razjak, Zuzanna Bijoch and Tati Cotlia.

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Some Celeb Costume Pics from Twitter and Beyond

Just a few I dug up that I really dug!

 Adriana Lima as Corpse Bride

More after the jump: 

 Rachel Zoe Project's Brad Goreski as child blogger prodigy Tavi Gevinson

 Joan Rivers as Snooki

 Keri Hilson as Big Bird

 Fabolous as The Joker

 Jason Biggs as pilot Chelsea "Sully" Sullenberger

Designer Prabal Gurung as Marc Jacobs 

Snoop Dogg as Count von Count

 Jersey Shore's Pauly D as Justin Bieber

Heidi Klume and Seal as WTF?

Dita Von Teese as her publicist!

Jermaine Dupri as a body bag!

ASOS Sells Clothes and Crushes

I don't know how long cheap/chic online shopping giant ASOS has had this option, but they have videos of their gorgeous British models catwalking in the very pieces you're perusing. Instead of shopping for clothes, I found myself shopping for boys--and I love it.

Based in the UK, ASOS sells over 850 different designers with the overall selection tailored to what you would think to see on London trendsetters. It's essentially a Topshop/Shopbop killer: most prices for high-end designer-esque looks are in the same range as fellow UK retailer Topshop, but ASOS has the benefit of mixing collections designed by vastly different creative minds working independently of each other. There's a noticeable lack of true diversity when several teams design on the same salary, under one roof, chatting at the same coffee station.

It's incredibly compelling, albeit almost voyeuristic to see the models move, see their body language, gaze and gait--makes you realize these are warm bodies, not just mannequins. The clothes become less a fashion item and more, well, merely what's blocking his skin from mine... and when the outfit's sold, he'll have to take it all off. Right?

Chanel Fall 2010 Campaign

Chanel gets fringed and fuzzy for their Fall 2010 campaign, with models Freja Beha Erichsen and Abbey Lee Kershaw who is just everywhere this season.

Shot by Chanel designer Karl Largerfeld himself, of course. Luckily this campaign was shot in March in NYC, so these ladies didn't get all flustered in fur during the summer heat wave. On the other hand, Elle Creative Director and "The City" star Joe Zee, willingly took to the streets in the summer, and made headlines wandering around New York in a FW 2010 Chanel fur suit in temperatures pushing 100 degrees! 

Publicity stunt or an abominable Joe-man bikini attack?

But it looks like his random-acts-of-fashion antics worked: Zee is now following in the footsteps of former Elle Fashion Director Nina Garcia, developing his own fashion critique show for the Sundance Channel. I wonder if Elle is pissed their core staff keeps leaving to be on TV?

But back to the beauties: Abbey Lee may be all over the place, but I'm totally loving Freja after seeing these candid photos from before their Chanel shoot:

Freja's got a natural eye for flawless urban rocker style, while Abbey, well, looks like a kid wearing her mom's designer clothes (sorry!).  Having a total girl crush right now. 

P.S. Sorry boys, Freja swings the other way (score ladies!)

See more fantastic candid photos from this shoot at The Greyest Ghost

Kinda love seeing photos of incredible models looking imperfect :).