Karl Lagerfeld

17 Jul 19
Footwear News

She stars as the face of Kors’ latest fragrance, Wonderlust.

17 Jul 19
TONY88

Shalom Harlow (born December 5, 1973) is a Canadian model and actress. She gained prominence as a fashion model in the early 1990s, and went on to appear on six American Vogue covers between 1993 and 1997. She has appeared in advertisements and on runways for fashion houses such as Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, […]

16 Jul 19
Robb Report

After all, who doesn’t like a Baguette?

16 Jul 19
Automotive World

Domagoj Dukec has led the BMW Design team since April 2019

16 Jul 19
WWD

The rapper posted a short video on Instagram donning a bubble-gum pink fur bomber, cap and shorts in the same hue with the FF logo with a coming soon tease.

04 Jun 19
Yakymour

After studyng at the Tournelle Institution in Courgent, then at the Notre-dame de Mantes-la-Jolie Institution in the Yvelines where she got her baccalaureate, Ines de la Fressange began her career as a model in 1974 at the age of 17. She quickly became nicknamed by many as ‘the talking mannequin’, due to her tendency to […]

04 Jun 19
Yakymour

After studyng at the Tournelle Institution in Courgent, then at the Notre-dame de Mantes-la-Jolie Institution in the Yvelines where she got her baccalaureate, Ines de la Fressange began her career as a model in 1974 at the age of 17. She quickly became nicknamed by many as ‘the talking mannequin’, due to her tendency to […]

15 Jul 19
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Do you need to know Karl Lagerfeld’s Age and Birthday date? Karl Lagerfeld was born on 10 september, 1933 in Germany.
How old is this celebrity? And what are his/her social media accounts?…

15 Jul 19
KGS Blog

How did the once dorky trend go from rags to riches? Bum bags are arguably the most polarising bag in the accessory community. They’ve come a long way from being thrown in the bargain bins at Urban Outfitters.The hands-free bag has been a symbol for dorkiness among tourists and dads for the past several years, […]

15 Jul 19
Jamie's Photography

What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce. — Karl Lagerfeld This is the first post of the blog. This photograph was captured on my recent trip to Marseille. The slightly long exposure shot enables the constant waves of the ocean to appear as one fluid […]

15 Jul 19
Angela Bender Portfolio

He was known as the creative director of the French fashion house Chanel, a position held from 1983 until his death, and was also creative director of the Italian fur and leather goods fashion house Fendi, and of his own eponymous fashion label. He collaborated on a variety of fashion and art-related projects. Lagerfeld personal style Lagerfeld […]

15 Jul 19
The Shutterstock Blog
Explore modeling history with seven stunning women of color who changed modern high fashion and carved a path for future generations. When Pat Cleveland was growing up, she looked at fashion magazines and didn’t find anyone who looked like her. Early in her career, when she traveled to the American South as part of the Ebony Fashion Fair, she endured threats of violence from members of the Ku Klux Klan. She and her fellow models were attacked while trying to use the bathroom. Still, Cleveland persevered. In the 1960s, she and other women of color made history by becoming the supermodels of a new generation. They revolutionized fashion, but they also helped reshape the country and the world. By the 1970s, the model Iman had redefined what “the girl next door” looked like in America. Let’s take a look back at some of the iconic supermodels whose beauty, strength, and courage made a permanent mark in magazines, in our imagination, and in the pages of history. “The world has changed,” Cleveland ​told​ ​Harper’s Bazaar​ a couple of years ago. “We’re all part of one world now. Fashion has to be for everyone.” 1. China Machado China Machado. Barry Lyndon. Screening and Dinner Party, New York. Photo by Nick Machalaba/Penske Media/Shutterstock. Sometimes called “the first non-white supermodel,” this mixed-race, Shanghai-born model made waves in 1959, when she appeared in ​Harper’s Bazaar​. As ​the story​ goes, the magazine initially debated featuring the now-famous photographs, but Richard Avedon threatened to quit if they didn’t run. The photographer later called her “probably the most beautiful woman in the world.” Machado ultimately went on to serve as the magazine’s Senior Fashion Editor and Fashion Director. She returned to modeling at the age of 81, appearing in campaigns for fashion brands like Barneys and Cole Haan. Warren Hoge and China Machado. Rolling Stones Party, New York. Photo by Pierre Scherman/Penske Media/Shutterstock. “China Machado was one of the first great pioneers in the firmament of haute couture,” fashion journalist André Leon Talley told ​The New York Times​ in 2016. ​“Internationally, she paved the way for diversity and other races, as well as paving the way for the rise of the black model in print and on the runway.” 2. Pat Cleveland Model Pat Cleveland wearing a dress from the Stephen Burrows Spring/Summer 1971 collection. Photo by Nick Machalaba/Penske Media/Shutterstock. This supermodel got her start after a chance encounter with Carrie Donovan, assistant fashion editor at ​Vogue​, on a subway platform. She was a teenager on her way to school. Unfortunately, Cleveland faced an uphill battle with racism and prejudice. In the late 1960s, Eileen Ford of Ford Models told her she doubted she’d ever make it in the business due to the color of her skin. Of course, Cleveland proved her wrong, and her presence on magazine covers marked a change in the nation. Scott Barrie celebrating with models, including Pat Cleveland and Grace Jones, after a showing of his Spring 1974 collection. Photo by Pierre Schermann/Penske Media/Shutterstock. She went onto work with the preeminent designers, editors, and photographers of the time—Karl Lagerfeld, Halston, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior, Diana Vreeland, Guy Bourdin, Richard Avedon, Andy Warhol, etc.—and on several occasions, she also posed for Salvador Dali. Pat Cleveland models an outfit from Halston’s RTW Summer 1980 collection. Photo by John Bright/Penske Media/Shutterstock. Sadly, Cleveland was diagnosed with colon cancer earlier this year, shortly after modeling in Paris Fashion Week. Designers, stylists, photographers, and fellow models ​rallied around her​ to show their support—a powerful testament to her enduring influence. 3. Naomi Sims Headshot of African American model Naomi Sims wearing a tie-neck, printed chiffon blouse. Her hair is pulled back in a bun. Article title: “The Accessories – The Beauty Part: Black Gray.” Photo by Harry Morrison/Penske Media/Shutterstock. In 1968, ​Ladies’ Home Journal​ published its first cover featuring a Black model. Her name was Naomi Sims, and more than forty years later, ​The New York Times​ would ​call it​ “a consummate moment of the Black is Beautiful movement.” Portrait of model Naomi Sims seated on a chaise lounge with her dog laying at her feet. Article title: “Treatment: Black Beauty: What’s it All About.” Photo by Nick Machalaba/Penske Media/Shutterstock. Early in her career, Sims had trouble finding representation, with more than one agency turning her away for being “too dark.” Instead of allowing them to dissuade her, however, she’d reached out directly to photographers, landing her first major appearance in ​The Times fashion supplement. Model Naomi Sims wearing a white silk pantsuit and holding a drink at a party hosted by Tony Perkins celebrating both the 1,000th performance of the play Equus and Perkins’ 45th birthday on April 4th, 1977. Article title:  “Eye View: Horsing Around at 45.” Photo by Abner Symons/Penske Media/Shutterstock. Sims went on to become a prominent author and businesswoman, serving at the helm of a multimillion-dollar wig company. She also mentored the next supermodel on our list, Beverly Johnson. “Naomi was the first,” the designer Halston said in 1974. “She broke down all the social barriers.” 4. Beverly Johnson Model Beverly Johnson. Halston Made-to-Order Fall 1974 Ready to Wear Collection Runway and Ambience. Photo by Fairchild Archive/Shutterstock. When this model first started, the owner of her agency told her she’d never be on a cover. But growing up during the Civil Rights Movement had helped shape Johnson into the fearless woman she was, and despite the naysayers, she didn’t give up. Model Beverly Johnson. 96-piece collection. Includes a group of rainwear from his Halston III division and introduction of Ultrasuede. Photo by Fairchild Archive/Shutterstock. In 1974, Johnson didn’t just land ​a​ cover; she landed ​the​ cover of American ​Vogue. She was the first woman of color in the fashion magazine’s 80-plus-year history to do so. “Beverly’s cover was history,” André Leon Talley would ​recall​ on the 40th anniversary. “It was groundbreaking.” Model Beverly Johnson. 96-piece collection. Includes a group of rainwear from his Halston III division and introduction of Ultrasuede. Photo by Fairchild Archive/Shutterstock. Since then, she’s made a career in business, acting, and music, and of course, she’s still an icon. “Once a supermodel, always a supermodel,” she told ​Ebony​ in 2017. When Tyler Mitchell became the first African-American photographer to shoot a cover for American ​Vogue, she saw the movement she helped start come full circle. “This is our Oscar,” she told ​NPR. “This is our gold medal.” 5. Bethann Hardison Bill Kaiserman, Bethann Hardison, Stephen Burrows, and Betsey Johnson. Basile Collection Party, New York. Photo by Dustin Pittman/Penske Media/Shutterstock. This model/activist was first “discovered” by the fashion designer Willi Smith in New York. The year was 1967, and at the time, she was working in the Garment District. Looking back, she says she got her “​big break​” when she delivered a dress to the merchandising executive Bernie Ozer, telling him, “If you really want to have a great show, you’ll have me in it.” She was onto something. After her time in front of the camera, Hardison went on to build her own management company, where she mentored a new generation of models. In the 1980s, Hardison turned her focus to activism, and she continues to advocate for diversity in the industry today. When asked in 2016 whether she saw a connection between social movements and fashion activism, she responded, “Yes, of course! The fact of the matter is that everything is consciousness. This conversation is important.” 6. Billie Blair Billie Blair modeling a floor length gown from the Concept VII RTW Fall 1973 collection. Photo by Ed Azzopardi/Penske Media/Shutterstock. Known for her “dancelike strut,” this supermodel made history as part of The Battle of Versailles Fashion Show in 1973, a face-off between American and French designers. Blair, Bethann Hardison, Beverly Johnson, Pat Cleveland, and Iman were among the ten women of color included among the 36 American models—a landmark number. Cream brocade dress with feather hat modeled by Billie Blair in the Oscar de la Renta Resort Spring 1979 show. Photo by John Bright/Penske Media/Shutterstock. A year later, ​People​ dubbed her “New York’s newest superstar model” and “this season’s standard of female beauty.” Halston chimed in, adding, “She is more like a starlet than a mannequin. I love her walk, her fantastic body, her dramatic delivery.” 7. Iman Model Iman. Bill Blass Fall 1976 Ready to Wear Runway. Photo by Fairchild Archive/Shutterstock. This model’s career took off in 1975 after the prominent American photographer Peter Beard spotted her out and about in the streets of Kenya. At the time, she was twenty years old, a Somali refugee studying political science at university. Beard asked her if she’d ever been photographed, and, she ​later admitted​, she “had no idea what he was talking about.” She asked for $8,000 for her first modeling job—the price of her tuition. Iman modeling a dress from Michael Kors Spring 1986 Collection. Photo by Kyle Ericksen/Penske Media/Shutterstock. The next year, Iman appeared in ​Vogue, and she soon drew the attention of leading designers of the time, including Yves Saint Laurent, who famously dubbed her his “dream woman.” In the following decades, she would grow to become one of the most influential supermodels in the world, establishing herself as both a businesswoman and a philanthropist. Calvin Klein and Iman attend Rosalynn Carter’s fashion show and tea at the request of fashion enthusiast Shigeko Ohira, wife of Japan’s prime minister on May 4, 1979 in Washington, DC. Article title: “Eye.” Photo by Guy Delort/Penske Media/Shutterstock. She has since spoken out about her experience as a refugee. “My parents left with one picture of each of us,” she ​told​ The Enough Project in 2010. “One picture.” As an adult, she would collaborate with her generation’s greatest photographers—Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, and many more—and her pictures would grace the covers of magazines around the world. Model Iman poses for a portrait. Mary McFadden Fall 1977 Ready to Wear Advance. Photo by Fairchild Archive/Shutterstock. Want more modern history in images? Check out these photo tours: A Look at Ralph Lauren’s 50 Years of Unforgettable Fashion 10 Facts About Legendary Fashion Designer Yves Saint Laurent Documenting LGBTQ Rights with Kay Tobin Lahusen and Barbara Gittings Marc Jacobs’ Runway Evolution: Demonstrating the Power of a Fashion Photography Archive 10 Pop Music Icons Photographed by Dezo Hoffmann