Olivier Rousteing on Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and His Balmain Army

Empowered. Strong. Confident. These words exemplify how it feels to be a part of the ferocious clique of supermodels, “It" girls, and starlets that make up Olivier Rousteing’s Balmain Army. Watch MODTV's exclusive behind-the-scenes film for Allure Magazine featuring Olivier Rousteing and his Balmain Army - Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Adriana Lima, Karlie Kloss, Jourdan Dunn, Bhumika Arora and Josephine Skriver.

Backstage at Balmain Gigi Hadid told me she feels stronger when she wears Balmain and can feel the brand’s 31-year-old creative director Olivier Rousteing’s energy in his creations.

"Obviously I love Olivier as a person, but as a designer, I think he is so awesome. He always brings a different element to the fashion week, and there is nothing like his pieces. I feel like I fall in love with a different part of every look. I just slip on his clothes, and I feel stronger."

Gigi who is currently dating singer Zayn Malik - believes the French-born Olivier Rousteing hand picks powerful women, he wants to grace the catwalk in his fashion show and to be a part of the Balmain Army. "He really picks girls that he thinks has a strong look, he wants beautiful, powerful women, and I think that energy we feel from him and his clothes."

And fellow model Jourdan Dunn, 26, credits the star for standing up for diversity and including women of all ethnicities in his presentations and campaigns. "What Olivier stands for? He stands for diversity. He is all about championing that always, in the shows, and his collections, he is showing women of all ethnicity, it is a strong thing to be a part of. You definitely feel that when you’re walking down the runway in these beautiful garments, you feel empowered."

Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima is grateful Olivier is open to embracing the modern woman with his designs and commercials. "I feel grateful when I see designers like Olivier embracing the modern woman." Watch our exclusive Balmain video now and read the story on Allure.Com

Interviews by Karen Morrison, Executive Producer & Director.  DP Cameraman: Giovanni Sicignano.  Camera Karen Morrison.  A production of MODTV Fashion Network

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KAIA GERBER : The Next Supermodel

Meet Kaia Gerber, Cindy Crawford's 15-year-old daughter and modeling's next big thing. She is the face of Marc Jacobs Beauty and the new face of the fragrance 'Daisy'. We first met Kaia backstage at Public School  fashion show over a year ago. It was Kaia's first New York Fashion Week and she was so excited to be there and happy to chat with us about her hot modeling career.

Kaia Gerber is signed with IMG Models globally and just shot the cover of Vogue Paris with her mom Cindy Crawford photographed by Mario Testino.  She also appears in campaigns for Alexander Wang Spring 2016 and Chrome Hearts and has also shot with Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia.

Interviews by Karen Morrison, Executive Producer & Director. A production of MODTV Fashion Network

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Balmain Spring 2017 Backstage ft Olivier Rousteing x Gigi Hadid

Designer Olivier Rousteing takes us backstage at his Balmain Spring 2017 Collection in Paris with  Gigi Hadid and his supermodel goddesses Josephine Skriver, Romee Stijd, Sara Sampaio, Doutzen Kroes and Isabeli Fontana. Hair by Sam McKnight. Makeup by Tom Pecheux.

Interviews by Karen Morrison, Executive Producer & Director.  Camera: Giovanni Sicignano, Karen Morrison.   A production of MODTV Fashion Network

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Get the Look: Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016

Get the look of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2016 and get the gorgeous makeup look by makeup artist Tom Pecheux. Supermodels Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid take us backstage with VS Angels Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio and Romee Strijd. The makeup look is beyond glow-y, beyond bright-eyed, and of course, beyond sexy. Makeup artist Tom Pecheux told Allure how to try the look at home.

“The makeup today is a mix of a French glow—natural, effortless skin—and a very Hollywood glamour makeup on the eyes, plus a glossy lip,” Pecheux said. “Victoria’s Secret is bringing wings to the girls, I’m bringing me to the wings of the eyes of the girls.”  Watch Tom demo the look above, then learn how to get the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show makeup look on Allure.Com.  Video by MODTV for Allure Magazine.

Interviews by Karen Morrison, Executive Producer & Director.  Camera: Giovanni Sicignano, Karen Morrison.   A production of MODTV Fashion Network

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Sam McKnight – Why Gigi, Cara and Karl Lagerfeld Adore this Hair Genius

Find out why Gigi Hadid and Cara Delevingne adore hair genius Sam McKnight and why Karl Lagerfeld says he is the "best hair stylist in the world."

Sam McKnight is a professional hair stylist and legend who's been working in fashion for 40 years. Sam was Princess Diana's stylst for seven years and he's styled every supermodel on the planet from Cindy Crawford to Kate Moss, who is also one of his closest friends.

"Sam has been doing this so long, he is a genius. He just flips his finger and the hair looks amazing", Gigi Hadid told us backstsage at Balmain Spring 2017 collection in Paris.

Sam's new book "Hair by Sam McKnight', published by Rizzoli was released this week, it's a personal visual diary of his remarkable career, "it's forty years of fashion through hair".

Sam creates the looks for the biggest fashion runway shows in the world, including Chanel, Fendi, Balmain and DSquared2 and has been working with Karl Lagerfeld for the last decade. We've been filming backstage with Sam during that entire time and had the opportunity to produce this mini-documentary film about Sam McKnight for Allure Magazine. Featuring interviews with Karl Lagerfeld, Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss and Doutzen Kroes.

Read more about Sam McKnight's career, his new book and his advice on how to make it in fashion on Allure.Com.

Interviews by Karen Morrison, Executive Producer & Director.  Camera: Giovanni Sicignano, Karen Morrison.   A production of MODTV Fashion Network

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Gigi Hadid Speaks Out on Body-Shaming on Social Media

Designer Giambattista Valli told us he cast Gigi Hadid in his Spring 2016 show because he felt she embodies the spirit of his woman, "She's perfectly beautiful, and so stunning and so real".

American born Gigi Hadid is 20 years old and is signed to IMG models and is a social media superstar with over 7.2 million Instagram followers.  She has appeared in Sports Illustrated and is one of the faces of Maybelline New York.  During the recent Spring 2016 fashion month, Gigi walked in some of the world's hottest designer fashion shows including Anna Sui, Tommy Hilfiger, Versace and Balmain.

Backstage at Giambattista Valli Spring 2016 show supermodel Gigi Hadid speaks to us about body-shaming on social media and the impact of the bold viral post that she recently shared with her Instagram followers.  Hadid had received numerous negative comments on the popular social media app, with some criticizing her curves, slightly jumpy walk and reality show pedigree.  On September 28th she defended herself with a passionate, heartfelt post on her Instagram feed:

“No, I don’t have the same body type as the other models in shows… You can make up all the reasons you think I am where I am, but really, I’m a hard worker that’s confident in myself, one that came at a time where the fashion industry was ready for a change.” @GigiHadid

We caught up with Gigi Hadid backstage at the Giambattista Valli show in Paris to find out more about her empowering message for women everywhere.

Interviews by Karen Morrison, Executive Producer & Director.  Camera: Giovanni Sicignano.   A production of MODTV Fashion Network.

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Chanel Spring 2015 Backstage ft Karl Lagerfeld

It's all about #GirlPower at Chanel Spring 2015. Designer Karl Lagerfeld talks to us about his stunning Chanel collection that is all about empowering women and "be your own stylist".

Get an exclusive look at CHANEL Spring 2015 backstage with designer Karl Lagerfeld, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, Anna Dello Russo, Leigh Lezark and Marigay McKee, President of Saks Fifth Avenue.

Interviews by Karen Morrison, Executive Producer & Director.  Filmed & Edited by Giovanni Sicignano and Karen Morrison.  A production of MODTV Fashion Network.

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Marc Jacobs Spring 2014 Backstage

Watch our exclusive video and get an all access pass at Marc Jacobs Spring 2014 and go backstage with Cara Delevingne, Georgia May Jagger and Lily McMenamy and makeup artist Francois Nars at New York Fashion Week.

It's all about individual style at Marc Jacobs Spring 2014 and one look at his model casting and you instantly understood the message.  Even though all the models wore bleached out surfer punk wigs, it was impossible not to still notice the models of the moment - Cara Delevingne, Georgia May Jagger and Lily McMenamy (MJ current campaign girl).

Makeup artist Francois Nars gave the models a "slash of teal or ink blue eyeliner".  There was no blush, no lip, and the skin was kept very transparent.  As Francois Nars explained it "Marc always wants the girls to look a little decadent and "off".  He used NARS Blue Dahlia and Kaliste eye pencils (coming out in November) and tons of mascara to give the models that coo, downtown edge. The look was so cool and it worked perfectly with the clothes. Watch our exclusive Marc Jacobs Spring 2013 Backstage fashion video here now.

Reported and produced by Karen Morrison, Executive Producer & Director.  Camera: Giovanni Sicignano. A production of MODTV Fashion Video Network.  

Victoria’s Secret Swim 2012 BTS Adriana Lima

What are the hot swim trends for Summer 2012? Go behind the scenes with supermodels Adriana Lima and Candice Swanepoel on the Victoria's Secret Swim 2012 Catalog shoot in Turks & Caicos to find out.

The VS swim collection for 2012 is full of bold color, exotic prints and is inspired by one of the sexiest places on earth Adriana Lima's home of Brazil. As the VS Angel explains in this behind the scenes video "Even if you are shy, don't worry about it - you can still look hot". Shop the collection at VictoriasSecret.Com.

Stella McCartney Fall Winter 2011 Backstage

Go backstage at Stella McCartney Fall Winter 2011 fashion show with supermodels Candice Swanepoel, Natalia Vodianova, makeup artist Pat McGrath and hairstylist Eugene Souleiman. Stella's sexy body sculpted dresses and masculine oversized jackets made for a stunning presentation at the Paris Opera House.  With her father Sir Paul McCartney in the front row, Stella once again wowed the crowd with her collection that celebrates women and focuses on ease.

This article was written by Karen Morrison, Executive Producer & Director. A production of MODTV Fashion Video Network. Videographers: Giovanni Sicignano and Karen Morrison.

Chanel Fall 2016 ft Karl Lagerfeld, Willow Smith, Pharrell

Karl Lagerfeld takes us inside his Chanel Fall 2016/17 "Front Row Only" Ready to Wear Collection at Paris Fashion Week where all 3,000 guests were invited to sit front row. The decor was reminiscent of the salons at 31 Rue Cambon, where Gabrielle Chanel presented her designs.

"People complain they can't see the clothes because they are too far away; this season everyone is front row"  - Karl Lagerfeld.

We loved all the new accessories. Boaters, helmets and riding hats in tweed, felt or leather were fastened by straps adorned with byzantine crosses, pearls or camellias. Models walked down the runway in boots with horizontal lacing or loafers with heels that accentuated a modern attitude.  Witty accessories such as cat cuffs, emoticon jewelry, and bobbin and coat-hanger handbags punctuated the silhouette.

Post show, Karl Lagerfeld told us about the gorgeous beauty look of the show by Tom Pecheux, and why he loves working with the hottest "models of the moment" Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid.  Featuring interviews with Chanel ambassadress Willow Smith and music mogul Pharrell Williams.

Interviews by Karen Morrison, Executive Producer & Director.  Camera: Giovanni Sicignano.   A production of MODTV Fashion Network

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Stella McCartney Talks ‘POP’ Her New Fragrance

Stella McCartney talks to us about her new fragrance 'POP' and the campaign starring Grimes, Madonna's daughter Lourdes Leon, Kenya Kinski-Jones and Amandla Stenberg.

"In the world of beauty, I really want to create something that feels really now, that pops right now." I was just really excited; I have two young girls, and I have alot of younger friends, and they really inspired me.  The cap is incorporated into the bottle, you can throw it into your bag, it's a beautiful fresh, vibrant scent.

POP is the third fragrance for McCartney, and this one is aimed at millennials. "I wanted the casting to be young women about to pop who have something to say.  Stella chose girls that are young, modern and  I want the world of beauty for the next generation to be something a bit more that we can identify with."

The film for POP was directed by Melina Matsoukas and features four very different young girls.  Performance artist Lourdes 'Lola Leon', Madonna's daughter; musician Grimes, actress and campaigner Amandla Stenberg and animal activist Kenya Kinski-Jones.

Kenya told us she loved being in the film and said it was an unforgettable experience and so about now "the spirit of Pop is being in the moment, about being apologetic about who you are."

Watch our video interview with Stella McCartney and Kenya Jones now and for more information and to shop visit StellaMCartney.Com

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Kendall Jenner Backstage Fendi 90th Anniversary

Kendall Jenner takes us backstage at Fendi 90th Anniversary Couture show by Karl Lagerfeld at the legendary Trevi Fountain in Rome.

"It's an amazing, timeless brand, every piece you see you can tell there is love and care put into it" Kendall said before the show. "I just think the brand is just so amazing, every time I get to work with them and I walk in and see the clothing, the shoes, bags and the accessories I'm always in awe".

Karl Lagerfeld has been Creative Director for Fendi for over 50 years and explained the historic show at the Trevi Fountain was inspired by Danish illustrator Kay Nielsen "there is a kind of fairytale story because the theme of the collection is "Legends and Fairytales" it's a feeling and a mood".

The models walked on a plexiglass catwalk across the water with the famous fountains and pools form the 1960's film, La Dolce Vita. This was the first fashion show to take place at the Italian landmark.

"In 2012 Fendi restored the Trevi Fountain, and we thought could you imagine if we could do a show here" Silvia Fendi explained backstage before the show, "it's the best way to celebrate 90 years of stories".

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Pat McGrath: Flawless Beauty at Stella McCartney

Pat McGrath Max Factor Global Creative Design Director takes us backstage at Paris Fashion Week at Stella McCartney and shows us how to create the flawless, natural beauty look perfect for Spring Summer.

THE LOOK:  As Pat McGrath explained to us backstage the look is simple - it's all about perfected flawless skin, natural eyes with rich lashes. For product info and to shop the collection visit MaxFactor online.

Interviews by Karen Morrison, Executive Producer & Director.  Camera: Giovanni Sicignano.   A production of MODTV Fashion Network. Produced by MODTV in association with Max Factor UK.

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Why Supermodels Love Mugler + David Koma’s Futuristic Vision

Supermodels Doutzen Kroes, Taylor Hill and Isabeli Fontana tell us why they are in love with Mugler and Creative Director David Koma's futuristic vision and modern sense of style."He's an incredible designer and super modern and feminine at the same time, and the fact that he's so sweet and nice is just a bonus" Doutzen explained backstage.

David Koma is 29 years old, was born in Georgia and is now based in London. He showcased his first collection at the age of 15 after studying Fine Art in Saint Petersburg. Kona graduated in 2009 with distinction in MA Fashion from Central Saint Martins, he launched his signature label in 2009 and was appointed Creative Director of Mugler in 2013. His sexy, ultra body-contouring look appeals to women who want to look cool and confident, but with an edge. "It's not on purpose; it's just kind of my handwriting - whatever I do it has a little bit of that futuristic touch," David Koma told me backstage at his Mugler Spring 2016 show at Paris Fashion Week.

Some of the world's hottest models from Karlie Kloss to Georgia May Jagger have walked in David Koma's Mugler shows, and they are all his fans, "it's one of the main reasons I'm a fashion designer and why I want to do my job is them. Every time I see them walking in my show and being around wearing my clothes, really it inspires me and makes me want to more".

Discover more about David Koma online or at Muglerusa.com.

Interviews by Karen Morrison, Executive Producer & Director.  Camera: Giovanni Sicignano.   A production of MODTV Fashion Network

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Top Model Barbara Palvin

#FlashbackFriday Meet hot model Barbara Palvin. The 16 year old native of Budapest, Hungary was the star of Fall 2010 fashion week and is a supermodel in the making.

Discovered when she was just 13 years old, Barbara is now with IMG Models and made her exclusive runway debut at Prada's Fall 2010 Collection. In Paris she did all the top fall 2010 collections including Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Giles Deacon and Nina Ricci.

Barbara, who looks like a baby Natalia Vodianova, is having an amazing breakout season recently shooting editorials for W Magazine, Vogue Paris, Glamour, Numero and Jalouse. We caught up with Barbara backstage at Nina Ricci and Prada's Fall 2010 shows - see why this girl is destined to be a major star.

Update: Today Barbara Palvin is one of the ambassadors of L'Oreal Paris and is one of the beauty brand's hottest stars. She's walked in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and was recently named Sports Illustrated 'Swimsuit Rookie of the Year'. Follow Barbara on instagram @realbarbarapalvin

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Latest STYLE NEWS

Watch MODTV’s exclusive behind-the-scenes film for Allure Magazine featuring Olivier Rousteing, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Adriana Lima, Jourdan Dunn, Bhumika Arora and Josephine Skriver.

Meet Kaia Gerber, Cindy Crawford’s 14 year old daughter and modeling’s next big thing. We spoke to Kaia backstage at NYFW about her hot modeling career and her beautiful Mom.

Paul Hanlon is one of fashions rising stars; this 39-year-old Brit creates the looks for Moschino, Giambattista Valli and Louis Vuitton and Gucci. There is always a sense of rebellion and uniqueness to what Paul Hanlon creates.

Gigi Hadid takes us backstage at Balmain Spring 2017 fashion show Paris with designer Olivier Rousteing and his supermodel goddesses Josephine Skriver, Romee Stijd, Sara Sampaio, Doutzen Kroes and Isabeli Fontana.

Find out why Gigi Hadid and Cara Delevingne adore hair genius Sam McKnight and why Karl Lagerfeld says he is the “best hair stylist in the world.”

Gigi Hadid speaks out about body-shaming on social media and the impact of her bold viral post that she shared with her 6.5 million Instagram followers.

Karl Lagerfeld takes us inside his Chanel Fall 2016 Collection where everyone sat Front Row. Featuring Willow Smith, Pharrell Williams, Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner.

Giuseppe Zanotti gives us an exclusive look at his Fall 2016 Collection with model Imaam Hammam and Kyle Anderson, Style & Accessories Editor of Marie Claire

Stella McCartney talks to us about her new fragrance ‘POP’ and the campaign starring Grimes, Madonna’s daughter Lourdes Leon, Kenya Kinski-Jones and Amandla Stenberg.

Kendall Jenner takes us backstage at Fendi 90th Anniversary Couture show by Karl Lagerfeld at the legendary Trevi Fountain in Rome.

Pat McGrath, Max Factor Global Creative Design Director takes us backstage at Paris Fashion Week at Stella McCartney and shows us how to create the flawless, natural beauty look perfect for Spring Summer.

Supermodels Doutzen Kroes, Taylor Hill and Isabeli Fontana tells us why they all love MUGLER and Creative Director David Koma’s futuristic vision and modern sense of style.

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