It’s hard to argue with Victor Demarchelier’s decision to become a photographer. As the son of famed fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier, the younger Demarchelier practically grew up on photo shoots for Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue and has easy access to his dad’s darkroom. What’s more, Demarchelier always has a willing subject at his disposal in model Caroline Trentini, his girlfriend of three years. “It’s all definitely convenient,” admits the 25-year-old, who, at 6-foot-3 with piercing blue eyes, looks more like he should be in front of the camera than behind it.
Demarchelier’s first solo New York show opens today at Clic Gallery in SoHo. Titled “Creating Images,” the exhibit features 20 works taken by Demarchelier over the past several years. While he says there isn’t a theme among the pieces, most are black-and-white prints of subjects dear to the photographer. “It’s very personal,” explains Demarchelier of the shots, which range from a childhood teddy bear to a topless Trentini.
Gisele Bundchen is Vogue's April cover girl, and just six weeks after giving birth to her beautiful baby boy Benjamin, Gisele invited the fashion mag into her Boston home to chat about her hubby, her new beauty line and her efforts to save the environment.
Supermodel Kate Moss offered her support (and her body) to Sport Relief 2010, modelling a dress made from recycled mosquito nets by William Tempest, no less. The campaign aims to highlight the charity's commitment to tackling malaria.
The super is seen donning the striking strapless creation by hot British talent William Tempest, in a series of shots for the charity campaign.
And Kate is urging people to get involved and donate money to the cause, as giving just £5 can buy someone a life-saving mosquito net - one of the most cost-effective methods of preventing the spread of malaria.
‘I was shocked to hear that one child dies from malaria every 30 seconds,' says Kate. ‘That's why I was happy to be involved in this important project for Sport Relief.'
The corseted, panelled dress has been created in Tempest's signature structured style - and was inspired by architecture set against the skyline, and the way it shimmers in the sun.
'William Tempest's dress, which incorporates recycled malaria nets, is absolutely gorgeous,' continues Kate.
‘I loved wearing it and working with William. It's a great way of raising awareness of the seriousness of malaria, a disease which is both preventable and treatable.'
The dress is set to be auctioned-off to raise money for charity in the near future.
Here's your chance to own the amazing designer clothes, shoes and bags that were modelled in the New York and London Fashion for Relief fashion shows worn by Eva Herzigova, Jaquetta Wheeler and Naomi Campbell.