Thursday, January 29, 2009
New Kid On The Block
There’s a new girl in town and her name is Lara Stone. The 26-year old mannequin who hails from the Netherlands has taken the fashion world by storm dominating not some, but all of the latest issue of Paris VOGUE. Apparently Carine Roitfeld, the notoriously sharp-witted editrix of French VOGUE is so enamored with Lara, she has dedicated an entire issue to the new face and more notably, the new body.
Lara's archetypal Victoria Secret Angel physique has been described by Purple’s Olivier Zahn as one of a “1970s Playboy model” with the face of a child. Every man’s dream; but high fashion's too? It’s worth noting that the February issue has more photos of Lara flaunting a nude body than the spring collections. What message is Roitfeld trying to convey? That in these desperate times of economic downfall we all must go nude?
Still, Lara has been paraded around as the face of Givenchy, Prada, and Jil Sander to name a few, and the nonexistent eyebrows give her just enough edge to make fashion's bad boys swoon, which means that she can bridge the gap between sexy and sartorial - one that Gisele has a hard time doing these days, I mean, have seen those Versace ads?
Final Word: For fashion veterans, Lara is hardly a “new face”, but to the rest of us who have yet to acknowledge her as a one-name phenomenon like Kate, Gisele or Naomi, we’ll just enjoy the photos for now.