It’s official British supermodel, Kate Moss
will be gracing the cover of Playboy in January 2014 for it’s 60th anniversary. Graceful and Playboy in one sentence I’ll be damned. 6o years, 6.0 thats how long Hugh Hefner has been making satin pyjamas look dirty.
Kate Moss – Yes she’s 40 next year BOOM!
Reports say that Kate will be wearing nothing but a pair of stockings and bunny ears (what’s new?). The shoot will reportedly take place at the late Gianni Versace’s Miami mansion, a supermodel in a fashion designers home does redeem it, doesn’t it. Moss also turns 40 next year, it’s true 40 is the new 30.
Over in America, supermodel Tyra Banks is exhibiting art work..well… photographs of her imitating past and current supermodels. I have to say this is genius and Tyra does nail the few faces that have been revealed. Amongst the supermodels she will be imitating are Kate Moss, Cindy crawford, Iman, Cara Delevingne.
Here are a few shots of the artwork. FYI no airbrushing has been done, just hair, make-up & lighting.
Tyra Banks as Cindy Crawford
The inspiration – Cindy Crawford
Channeling Kate Moss…I can’t resist quoting Kanye West’s Stronger “…lets get lost tonight, you can be my black Kate Moss tonight…”
The world’s shortest supermodel Kate Moss
Tyra as Cara Delevingne, gangsta
Cara Delevingne I love her un-supermodel-like look, even the weird looking girls from Benoni can make it.*wink*
In Other News: Fashion industry veteran Bethann Hardison and supermodels Iman and Naomi Campbell have formed an advocacy group called The Diversity Coalition and have lodged complaints about the racist acts of designers not casting models of colour in their runway shows and campaigns. Designers like Armani, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan (DKNY), Victoria Beckham have been some of the fashion houses singled out for the lack of diversity in their casting while Diane Von Forstenburg and Tom Ford have been applauded for their diversity.
Naomi Campbell, Bethann Hardison & Iman
Many designers apparently justify this as more of a creative and vision issue than anything else. Eh mm *side eye*. According to Iman and Naomi there are less working black models now than there were in their hey days which explains why we never see many of the talented black models who were on shows like Americas Next Top Model and The Face, the jobs out there for black models are few and far between. That said the Diversity Coalition maintains that they are not calling the named fashion houses racist just the act of it, is there a difference?