Weekly Catch for 4 February – Model, Fashion, Culture and Men’s Corner News

Photo: the gap

In this past week, we had Groundhog Day, and, the verdict – six more weeks of winter, as Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Thursday morning. Will Phil be right? Well, we will have to wait and see. One thing is for certain, we are looking to beach-filled days and nights.

Here’s your latest Weekly Catch with the model, fashion, culture and men’s corner news you may have missed.

Models

Naomi Campbell

Returned to The Gap, 25 years after she shot the 1992 campaign with Steven Meisel, for the brand’s “The Archive Reissue” collection.

Photo: the gap
Photo: the gap

“I think it’s incredible to be able, 25 years later, to be appearing in an ad wearing the same T-shirt in the same size,” Naomi shared with British Vogue. “When I came to America, my friends back home – before we had Gap in England – would say to me, ‘Bring me this thing from Gap.’ So I would always bring home lots of presents. I remember it was a really big deal at the time. I didn’t sleep the night before because it was The Gap. When we shot the picture, it was really the first one I had done as myself – I mean where I looked like me, not really dressed up, just in a T-shirt. The pieces are just so comfortable and easy.”

A video posted by Gap (@gap) on

Here’s a look at the original ad…

Photo: the gap
Photo: the gap

Read more at vogue.co.uk.

Irina Shayk

Is the face of Bally‘s spring/summer 2017 campaign, which was captured by Gregory Harris in London. The model and soon-to-be mom is joined by fellow models Kit Butler and David Trulik. Styling was done by Jonathan Kaye with makeup by Lauren Parsons.

Photo: bally
Photo: bally
Photo: bally
Photo: bally

Sara Sampaio

Is joined by model Andrew Cooper in Hogan‘s spring/summer 2017 campaign, which was photographed by Sebastian Kim.

Photo: hogan
Photo: hogan

Charlotte McKinney

Was enlisted for Guess‘ underwear campaign, which was shot by Yu Tsai. Singer Joe Jonas is also featured.

Photo: guess
Photo: guess

RELATED: Hailey Baldwin Fronts Guess’ Fall/Winter 2016 Camapign

Fashion

Jimmy Choo

Has unveiled their spring/summer 2017 campaign, which features models Kiki Willems and Lou Gaillot and was snapped by Daniel Jackson.

Photo: jimmy choo
Photo: jimmy choo

“The one-of-a-kind beauty found in nature was a key inspiration for the spring/summer collection, and how we need to pause in our busy lives to stop for a moment and marvel at the wonders we co-exist with,” shared creative director Sandra Choi. “The oversized perspective of the set reinforces the extraordinarily mesmerizing power of nature.”

Shop Jimmy Choo’s spring/summer 2017 campaign at jimmychoo.com.

The Line

Is showcasing swimwear by Lisa Marie Fernandez, Flagpole Swim, Marysia and Totême for their latest lookbook, “Spa Day: On Stillness and Swimsuits”, which was photographed by Hanna Tveite and features model Esti Van Balen with styling by Gabrielle Marceca, hair and makeup by Kim Weber and lighting design by Oliver Fernandez. The shoot was inspired by Vogue’s 1975 shoot that was shot by Deborah Turbeville.

Photo: the line
Photo: the line

Shop The Line’s Spa Day: On Stillness and Swimsuits lookbook at theline.com.

FRAME

Captured its latest collection in Los Angeles with the brand’s co-founder, Erik Torstensson, behind the lens. Model Sasha Pivovarova was tapped for the campaign.

Photo: frame
Photo: frame

Shop FRAME’s ss17 collection at frame-store.com.

Culture

V&A Museum London

Has unveiled its latest fashion exhibit, “Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion”, which was curated by Cassie Davies-Strodder and focuses on the latter part of Cristóbal Balenciaga’s career – in the 1950s and 1960s.

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908 – 2004) | Cristóbal Balenciaga at work, Paris, 1968 | © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos | V&A Museum
Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908 – 2004) | Cristóbal Balenciaga at work, Paris, 1968 | © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos | VBalenciaga: Shaping Fashion at V&A; 27 May 2017 – 18 Feb 2018; vam.ac.uk/balenciaga

“Cristóbal Balenciaga was one of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th century. Revered by his contemporaries, including Coco Chanel and Hubert de Givenchy, his exquisite craftsmanship, pioneering use of fabric and innovative cutting set the tone for the modernity of the late 20th century fashion,” shared Davies-Strodder.

Richard Avedon (1923 – 2004) | Elise Daniels with street performers, suit by Balenciaga, Le Marais, Paris, 1948 | © The Richard Avedon Foundation | Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion at V&A; 27 May 2017 – 18 Feb 2018; vam.ac.uk/balenciaga
Richard Avedon (1923 – 2004) | Elise Daniels with street performers, suit by Balenciaga, Le Marais, Paris, 1948 | © The Richard Avedon Foundation | Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion at V&A; 27 May 2017 – 18 Feb 2018; vam.ac.uk/balenciaga

The curator continued, “The exhibition will show his lasting impact on fashion through the work of those who trained with him and through recent garments by designers including Molly Goddard, Demna Gvasalia and J.W. Anderson who reflect the legacy of his vision today.”

Hiro (b. 1930) | Alberta Tiburzi in 'envelope' dress by Cristóbal Balenciaga, Harper's Bazaar, June 1967 | © Hiro 1967 | V&A Museum
Hiro (b. 1930) | Alberta Tiburzi in ‘envelope’ dress by Cristóbal Balenciaga, Harper’s Bazaar, June 1967 | © Hiro 1967 | Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion at V&A; 27 May 2017 – 18 Feb 2018; vam.ac.uk/balenciaga
File_1877, 12/18/08, 1:23 PM, 16C, 6000x7531 (0+60), 100%, Custom,  Richard Avedon (1923 – 2004) | Dovima with Sacha, cloche and suit by Balenciaga, Café des Deux Magots, Paris, 1955 | © The Richard Avedon Foundation | V&A Museum
File_1877, 12/18/08, 1:23 PM, 16C, 6000×7531 (0+60), 100%, Custom, Richard Avedon (1923 – 2004) | Dovima with Sacha, cloche and suit by Balenciaga, Café des Deux Magots, Paris, 1955 | © The Richard Avedon Foundation | Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion at V&A; 27 May 2017 – 18 Feb 2018; vam.ac.uk/balenciaga

V&A’s Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion runs from 27 May 2017 to 18 February 2018. Tickets are available for pre-sale at vam.ac.uk.

Men’s Corner

The Hamptons + Seinfeld + An Army Bunker

This Amagansett home was not only featured in the 1994 Seinfeld episode, “The Hamptons”, but in 1944, during World War II, it also served as an army bunker, according to the New York Post. It features four bedrooms, four and a half baths, two fireplaces, a pool, 228 feet of beachfront and sits on 1.37 acres.

Photo: corcoran
Photo: corcoran

The price tag is currently $8.75 million and is listed with Corcoran.

Read more at nypost.com.

Happy 200th Anniversary to the Bicycle

“Good things can have disastrous beginnings. The humble bicycle, which marks its 200th anniversary this year, owes its birth to the gigantic eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Tambora in 1815. The debris launched into the atmosphere briefly cooled the globe and ruined harvests around the world.”

“One result was a shortage of feed for horses in Germany, where they were slaughtered in large numbers. In desperation over the loss of the animals, Baron Karl von Drais, a German aristocrat, began experimenting with the idea of human propulsion. Two years later he devised the first two-wheeled vehicle…”

Read more at wsj.com.

Until next week…