Schiffer appears in a short film made for website Fashionair, which was granted access to archive Chanel footage and stills for the film. Charting Schiffer's rise from being spotted in a nightclub aged 17 to meeting Karl Lagerfeld, the film won’t rock the fashion world but it lends insight into one of the world’s first supermodels.
The 150-year-old British heritage brand, Burberry, pushed the "fast-forward-into-the-future" button at London Fashion Week, launching a global style offensive in 2D and 3D. At 4.25pm, a few minutes behind schedule, Burberry Prorsum’s autumn/winter 2010/2011 collection hit the catwalk in a 1,000-seat tent in the grounds of the Chelsea College of Art – simultaneously being streamed live around the world, and also in 3D to audiences in New York, Paris, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Dubai.
The collection, designed by the Yorkshireman, Christopher Bailey, was a “salute to the services”, referencing the long history of Burberry’s involvement with the military. The “Burberry Cadet Girls” formed a military parade, in updated sheepskin flying jackets, bristling with buckles and zips, officer’s mess jackets, khaki trouser suits, trench-coats, and naval reefer jackets. The arsenal of front-line inspirations was sexed-up with skin-tight, lace and satin, body-conscious dresses, over thigh-high boots in leather and snakeskin.
"It's space military," said Louise Goldin, of a collection whose launching pad was the photos of Pierre Cardin's graphic sixties work and body armor pinned to her studio wall. That puts Goldin in the futurist/sci-fi substream of current trend, though in her case, it's a development of the silhouette she's been working a while. For Fall, it took her into sculptural stiff-peplumed army green or navy tunics and A-line skirts with padded 3-D geometric surfaces, as well as matte-shine splicings of leather, stingray, and fox.
After Naomi Campbell's recent double act of kindness for Haiti, it truly goes without saying that she’s worthy of a bit of recognition for her efforts. And last night at the Elle Style awards, Naomi took home the Outstanding Contribution award not only for her charitable heart, but the work she’s done over the years with The White Ribbon Alliance. How appropriate for Elle to honor Naomi, since it was the first magazine she modeled for in 1986. The iconic supermodel chose to wear Alexander McQueen to honor the late designer in her moment.
But Naomi wasn’t the only supermodel going home with an award, as Claudia Schiffer was honored with the title of Model of the Year! Congrats girls!