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PRE-FALL: Sheer 2011


Labels: Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Temperly London, Yves Saint Laurent

We again look to Givenchy when we begin to discuss the sheer trend that has been prominent in collections for a few seasons now. Last season the blogs buzzed about Abbey Lee Kershaw‘s street style when she wore a sheer skirt, but the trend been popping up on runways since at the least Spring 2010. Finding the right way to wear the trend is sometimes tricky though, and while some don’t have the legs to bare, designers have been particularly focusing on sheer tops for the season that can be covered with a nice jacket or slipped over another shirt.
Ricardo Tisci is another Miuccia Prada with pushing the fashion industry. You may have read about Givenchy in the past few seasons for a variety of reasons, mainly because of his models: Lea T(a transexual), Stephen Thompson(an albino), or the amount of diverse models on the runway for his Fall 2011 menswear showing. While some say he doesn’t purely for press sake, the fact of the matter is, he’s the only major label, or sometimes just the first, to do it. Because in this industry relevance is key, it doesn’t matter who actually does something first, but it’s who you remember and Tisci sure does have a way of making us all remember.
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FIXATE: Stephen Thompson

Stephen Thompson is a model that is more than likely about to explode with name recognition. This morning at about 1 AM the above preview of the Givenchy Spring 2011 campaign appeared on WWD and of course was instantly posted to The Fashion Spot. It has been systematically blogged, reblogged, tweeted, and Tumbl‘d, by bloggers around the world. While Daphne Groeneveld may have been the topic of discussion for a while(because of her Vogue Paris cover with Tom Ford and opening for Calvin Klein) I think that it will be, albino model Stephen Thompson from Major NY that will have the bloggers pounding away this season.

Normally Model Mondays are pretty orderly, runway work here, campaigns there, with some editorial on the side. Well Stephen Thompson was only signed to Major Models in November(Jason from Soul is probably regretting not taking him at this moment) and really hasn’t done much since then. This translates into a thread on TFS that was only started this morning, and images with no credits. While I can say that Stephen used to be signed to Ugly Models in NY, this actually isn’t a joke, there was a spot on MSNBC about it, there’s really not much else to tell you guys. Because of this I’ve grabbed all the images I could find and I’m posting them for you to pore over. Continue to check back though because as time goes by I’ll be refining and organizing.

Campaign
Givenchy Spring 2011

Editorial

Lx Magazine(Lost Boys)
Dis Magazine(In a Pinch)