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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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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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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.

His signature style is to celebrate individuality – he says he doesn’t like “cookie cutter” looks where every girl on the runway looks the same. “I always want my hair to feel that it has an emotion to it. You question how the girl got there. People don’t know me for doing glamorous hair. I like to see hair that you don’t see the technique in it, and then you question how it got there, where the girl’s come from. So there is always a tension to it and there’s something broken about it. I like to do the kind of hair where you can make it a little more personal because everybody is different. And where I’m based, in London, there’s a punk attitude; there’s a slight rebelliousness to what we consider beautiful.”

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 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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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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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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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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