While models Karlie Kloss and Liu Wen had fun posing for a photo shoot in NYC, we couldn't help but admire their slick outerwear. Karlie modeled a classic trench in a cropped cut, while Liu showed off a sportier, leather black and beige bomber jacket. After seeing these two very different jackets side by side, we couldn't help but wonder which we'd pick if we had to choose just one. A toughie, we know — but are you a classic trench or trendy bomber kind of girl? Cast your vote, then shop your favorites below!
"I never in a million years dreamed that I would be living in New York City," Karlie Kloss says at the beginning of the Fall 2013 campaign video for Coach. "But here I am!"
Kloss, Liu Wen, and male model Will Chalker were lensed by fashion photographer Craig McDean for the campaign, which is a pretty big departure from Coach's past ads. It's the first time full looks from the brand's clothing and accessories lineups have been used in one of its campaigns, and it's also a lot more cinematic. The shots feature the models walking around the city's iconic neighborhoods, including the Meatpacking District, the West Village, Tribeca, and along the High Line.
Click through for a look at the campaign's still images, Kloss's video, and what she and Wen had to say about living in New York City.
Her earnings were down slightly last year, but Gisele Bündchen is still far and away the highest-paid supermodel on the planet, according to Forbes.With a reported $42 million in earnings between June 2012 and June 2013, Bündchen once again tops the money-minded magazine's annual list of the 10 highest-earning runway walkers and campaign stars. In second place is Bündchen's fellow former Victoria's Secret Angel Miranda Kerr, with reported earnings of $7.2 million. That means that even after the $3 million drop she experienced last year, Bündchen still earns nearly six times as much as her closest competitor.
But that should come as no surprise: this is Bündchen's seventh year at the top of the list, and with contracts for brands ranging from H&M to Oral-B, she's making money from sectors outside the fashion industry. In fact, Bündchen earns so much money that in 2011, it was reported that if the companies she represented were analyzed as a single stock index, they would outperform the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
Kate Moss also made headlines earlier this Summer with news that she'd tripled her income last year, but that figure (a reported $18 million) was based on earnings of her companies Tilly Church and Skate LLP. The Forbes list takes only personal earnings into account.
The other models on this list aren't quite that rich, but they're still making plenty of money. A look at who else made Forbes's list of highest-earning models, here.
Along with the retailer's Coachella-ready Divided wares, H&M is launching The New Icons, a collection inspired by its campaign models, Joan Smalls, Liu Wen, Lindsey Wixson, and Daphne Groeneveld. And, as you may have guessed by the source of inspiration, the clothes prove just as cool as the ladies wearing them. With a rocker edge that reminds us of Givenchy-meets-Joan-Jett appeal, and a romantic Americana slant that's more Ralph Lauren in the '90s, the latest batch of H&M clothes offers up an easy "road map" for emulating a similar brand of cool-girl styling. We're particularly drawn to the silver-embellished black vest, cream-colored ruffle lace miniskirt, and the drawstring bucket bag both Smalls and Wixson show off in the campaign. Here's your first look at The New Icons collection — available in stores in early April — right this way.
>> Liu Wen shows off a fresh batch of Zara in the brand's latest Spring 2012 lookbook. Breezy white dresses, bright peplum skirts, vibrant coral jeans, and pastel sequin blazers — they're rolling into Zara stores and zara.com all this month, and Wen makes them all look so effortlessly chic. Click through to see the pics right here.
>> The release of the complete lookbook a few days ago was only part of the story — now, the entire Marni for H&M ad campaign is here. Lensed by Sofia Coppola and featuring model Liu Wen and actress Imogen Poots — who also stars in the collection's campaign video — the images are exactly what we'd expect: dreamy, exotic, and rich with want-now patterns and prints. See the images here, now.
>> Who walked 73 shows this Fashion Month while still finding the energy to play guitar backstage? Who skipped London Fashion Week this season and still managed to land among the top catwalkers this season? See which models were most in demand for Spring 2012 in the slideshow.
Photos by Greg Kessler
A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Today's Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2011 Campaign Shoot (Plus Gucci Campaign Rumors)
>> Stefano Gabbana tumblred images from the New York set of Dolce & Gabbana's Fall 2011 campaign today, showing a cast that includes Liu Wen, Maryna Linchuk, Constance Jablonski, Monika Jac Jagaciak, Isabeli Fontana, and Kate King. The girls are shown alternately dressed up as men and women, mirroring the label's Fall show. Jagaciak — who has her hair slicked back and is wearing a suit — tweeted a few hours ago that she "is Jac the dude today." Gabbana's photos in the gallery.
No images from the Gucci Fall 2011 campaign set, meanwhile, but the end product is rumored to feature four girls — two who Gucci has cast before and two who are newcomers to the label, including "that one stunning Top 10 Newcomer who all the key clients had to have," The Imagist reports.
>> The latest Fall 2011 campaign scuttlebutt: Isabeli Fontana is taking the early lead, with campaigns for Escada and Donna Karan booked, and a rumored appearance for Bottega Veneta as well. Karan's campaign, which was captured by Patrick Demarchelier the past three seasons, was snapped by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for Fall 2011.
Meanwhile, Steven Meisel shot (and Karl Templer styled) the Fall 2011 Louis Vuitton campaign in New York yesterday — but there will reportedly be no Kate Moss appearance as there was on the runway. In fact, no supermodels will be featured at all: Instead, the six models chosen are said to be from the current generation — "Top 50-ish, a bit new. Nothing from the Icon list." Daphne Groeneveld and Fei Fei Sun are rumored to be among them.
Versace, like Donna Karan, is also switching up photographers — after going with Mario Testino for the past eight seasons, Donatella Versace has chosen Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott to do the Fall 2011 honors (with styling by Joe McKenna). Originally, the Versace campaign, like Vuitton, was reportedly supposed to feature six models, including Candice Swanepoel and Groeneveld, but the photographers are rumored to have settled instead on one girl with "short dark hair" who is a "cover star." Some are thinking that might indicate Saskia de Brauw as Versace's new girl.
To round out the Fall 2011 campaign placements so far, Juergen Teller shot Irina Kulikova yesterday for Moschino at Turin's Ristorante del Cambio, Ralph Lauren has reportedly cast its runway opener Sui He, and Liu Wen is rumored to be in the upcoming Dolce & Gabbana campaign.
A few images from the various shoots in the gallery.