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FALL 2009
Madonna Models for Louis Vuitton

When picking superstar Madonna as the face of Louis Vuitton, designer Marc Jacobs knew he wanted to turn heads. The Fall 2009 campaign for the luxury brand is like nothing we've ever seen before. The ad, photographed by Steven Meisel, can make you love the 'material girl' and the high-end brand more or make you feel like you took acid. Either way, I find the campaign entertaining. The campaign introduces five new Louis Vuitton handbags and shows the public that you can model at any age. By the way, Madonna is turning 51 this August.

Sasha Pivovarova Draws for Chanel Moscow

It seems the growing trend in the modeling industry is being multi-talented. Sasha Pivovarova is not only the face of Chanel’s Paris-Moscow collection, but also has lent her graphic design skills, translated into beautiful illustrations, for the restaging of Chanel’s Moscow show. According to Pivorova, the inspiration for her drawings came from “…the joy of seeing fairytale characters coming to life in one of the main theatres in Moscow, the city where I was born.” Pivorova was put to the task by none other than Karl Lagerfeld and may also illustrate a storybook for him in the near future.

Lakshmi Menon

Named after Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity, wealth, purity, generosity, and the embodiment of beauty, grace and charm, Indian born model Lakshmi Menon is one of the most exotic models featured on the runway. Menon began modeling in India in 2006 and after only one year in teh industry landed a Swatch ad campaign and was featured on the cover of the premier issue of Indian Vogue alongside Gemma Ward and other top Indian models.

In 2008, Menon replaced model Daria Werbowy as the sole face of Hermès. The same year she appears again on the cover of Indian Vogue- but this time she appears solo.

Street Style: Found in Chelsea's "Galleries"

Alex, 23
Manhattan - Works at Modern Pictures Gallery

Boutique Rundown: Agent Provocateur - Soho's Premiere Lingerie

Agent Provocateur
133 Mercer Street
(between Prince and Spring Street)
New York, NY 10012
(212) 965-0229

Agent Provocateur specializes in basic and themed lingerie designed to kick it up a notch in the bedroom. The best thing about AP’s designs is that they are scandalous and classic at the same time, the type of garments that you would see on a pinup. After launching in London in 1994, AP has expanded into several international stores and an extensive online catalogue. A pink neon sign announcing the entrance to the Soho store and a staff outfitted in maid uniforms, pin curls and red lipstick underscore the boudoir theme.

Fashion Calendar: Tuesday, June 30th


Celebrate the launch of Rob Thomas' new album when the artist himself stops by Bloomingdales. Buy an album, and he'll sign an autograph. Then, go shopping. 1000 Third Ave., at 59th St. (212-705-2000); 6 p.m.

The Botox Cosmetic: Express Success campaign and Vanessa Williams will host a Rack Relay clothing drive at Grand Central Station. Donate new or gently used professional clothing and enter to win a lunch date with the actress. Grand Central Station, Vanderbilt Hall, 87 E. 42nd St., at Park Ave.; 11–2.

Trend List: Resin/Tortoiseshell
Chloë Loves Chloé

It’s not often a celebrity gets papped in the same outfit twice so, for Chloë Sevigny to be seen in the same outfit not two but three times, it must be love. The actress/style icon, who is constantly revered by the fashion industry for her quirky sense of style, has made Chloé's scalloped suit from the Spring Collection her staple summer uniform. And if anyone knows how to work an outfit to its full potential, it’s Chloë. She’s taken the look from effortlessly cool, in tan and a leopard print top, to demure, when she wore the ivory version with a high-collared blouse and boater hat, and finally to sexy, with a low-cut embellished vest. If only we all had the Chloé scalloped suit top get us through the summer…