Posts Tagged Karlie Kloss

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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Go backstage with Karlie Kloss, the 19 year old American beauty who insiders like photographer Mario Testino say is destined to be fashion’s next supermodel. The last year has been extraordinary journey for Karlie Kloss and we captured some of those moments in this exclusive behind the scenes video.

In the last year Karlie graduated from highschool, walked in every top designer fashion show from Dior to Lanvin, appeared in numerous editorials and ad campaigns and was shot for the cover of LIFE Magazine by fashion photographer Gabrielle Revere.  Karlie is the first model to appear on LIFE’s cover in over 20 years, a true honor for this former ballet dancer who grew up in St Louis and is represented by IMG Models.

We followed Karlie behind the scenes at New York, Milan and Paris Spring 2012 fashion week, and caught up with her backstage at  Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show to find out what life has been like for this icon in the making.  Watch our exclusive behind the scenes fashion video featuring interviews with Mario Testino, Gabrielle Revere and hair stylist Sam McKnight. 

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

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Go backstage at Balmain x H&M Fashion Show with designer Olivier Rousteing and his gorgeous “Balmain Army” including Kendall Jenner, Gigi HadidKarlie Kloss, Alessandra Ambrosio and Jourdan Dunn. On Tuesday night in New York City Rousteing’s supermodel squad hit the catwalk showcasing looks from the Balmain Collection set to launch in H&M stores worldwide and online on November 5th. Featuring interviews with Kylie Jenner and top model Sara Sampaio.

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French designer Olivier Rousteing is 30 years old and has been the Creative Director of Balmain since 2011. In just four short years Olivier has brought a much-needed fresh take to the Balmain aesthetic and fueled an explosive growth in the brand’s sales and popularity thanks in part to social media. Balmain now has over 2.6 million Instagram followers and Olivier Rousteing has over 1 million followers on his Instagram, the first French designer to do so. His social media presence and clout goes even further thanks to his circle of celebrity friends like Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Rihanna. The global launch of his Balmain collection for H&M has been Olivier’s personal dream in the making.

“I want to talk to my generation, this is my main aim as a designer. H&M allows me the unique possibility of bringing everyone into the world of Balmain, get a piece of the dream and create a global #HMBalmaination: a movement of togetherness, fueled on a hashtag” 

Olivier has brought the couture feeling that Balmain is known for to his H&M capsule collection – “it’s really a celebration of my couture pieces for Balmain, obviously I changed the techniques, I changed the beading to make it more affordable but I tried to keep the couture feeling“.

Olivier said he wanted to launch the collection in New York City because “America is all about mix and diversity and this collection is all about mixité also – that’s why I think America is going to love it…we’re all about diversity and America is one of the most beautiful countries that is diverse – I’m really proud this collection is launched here in New York“.  The Balmain x H&M collection by Olivier Rousteing will be available in H&M US stores and worldwide, as well as online, starting on November 5, 2015.

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Watch Balmain x H&M Fashion Show (full length HD) by Balmain Creative Director Olivier Rousteing featuring supermodels Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss, Jourdan Dunn, Alessandra Ambrosio.  Check out the opening music track  “Walk for Me” by VAZ, the official song for the Balmain x H&M Campaign #HMBalmaination.

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On Tuesday night, on Wall Street in New York, the Balmain x H&M Collection made its global runway debut in front of a celebrity-packed audience which included Gigi Hadid, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Ne-Yo, Diane Kruger, Coco Rocha, Jourdan Dunn, Zachary Quinto and F1 Champion driver Lewis Hamilton were among the guests on hand to get an exclusive look at the glamorous, powerful and richly detailed collection designed by Olivier Rousteing. The Balmain collection will be available in H&M US stores and worldwide, as well as online, starting on November 5, 2015.

The night was as bold and powerful as Rousteing’s designs, bringing together fashion and music to celebrate the collection in a venue themed like a futuristic subway system. After an exclusive preview of the campaign music video, starring Kendall Jenner, dance crews hyped up the crowd for a runway show featuring top models.

After the fashion show, the Backstreet Boys’ took to the stage for a surprise live performance keeping the energy going late into the night with an audience packed with celebrities and fashion industry press celebrating the momentum for #HMBalmaination.

Music Credits: “Walk for Me” by Vaz.  Genesis – Justice [Merlin] BecauseMusic; Din Da Da – Kevin Aviance, IODA; Express Yourself – Diplo feat. Nicky Da B  BBBTV_MadDecent [Merlin] BecauseMusic.  Runway Show Courtesy H&M

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“We’re the Balmain army – we all look like Balmain warriors, strong confident women – don’t mess with us”,  Karlie Kloss explained backstage at Balmain Spring 2015. Get an exclusive look at Balmain, one of the shows at Paris Fashion week with designer Olivier Rousteing, hair stylist Sam McKnight and makeup artist Tom Pecheux.  “Simplicity and strength is the modern sexy” explained Sam McKnight, who gave the models slicked back, wet looking tough hair.

Designer Olivier Rousteing has the best casting at Paris Fashion week, all the hottest models of the moment walk in this show from Kendall Jenner, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Joan Smalls. Watch our award-winning Allure Backstage Spring 2015 video series on Allure.Com.

Reported and produced by Karen Morrison, Executive Producer & Director.  Filmed & Edited by Giovanni Sicignano and Karen Morrison. Allure Backstage is a production of MODTV Fashion Network.

 

“It’s one of those organic fashion relationships” Designer Jason Wu and Karlie Kloss talk to us about their special bond at Jason Wu Fall 2015 backstage at New York Fashion Week.

 Karlie is the embodiment of the Jason Wu woman…we grew up together and it’s really nice to see how we have both evolved“.

“Strength and seduction” was the theme of Jason Wu’s Fall 2015 show and as he explained backstage after the show “there is something polished, grown up and sexy about this collection.”

The inspiration for the beauty look was photographer Helmut Newton and Charlotte Rampling. Makeup artist Diane Kendal used the new Jason Wu x Lancome color palette, keeping the makeup barely there – “It’s really about making the girls looking sexy and beautiful”.  The look hair stylist Odile Gilbert created was also a first “the hair down with a tiny wave in the back”.  For more visit JasonWuStudio.Com

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

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Watch our exclusive video at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2013 and go backstage with top models Candice Swanepoel, Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes, Lily Aldridge, Karlie Kloss, Behati Prinsloo, Izabel Goulart and Malaika Firth.

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is known as the “sexiest night on television” and this year features musical performances by Taylor Swift, Neon Jungle and Fall Out Boy.  The spectacular fashion show will feature 40 of the world’s top models and will be seen in 185 countries.

This year Candice Swanepoel is wearing the $10 million dollar fantasy bra.  We spoke to a few of the Victoria’s Secret top models backstage and asked them to share their secret to looking beautiful and feeling confident walking on the runway in lingerie. Makeup artist Dick Page and hair stylist Orlando Pita  show us the trick to getting that gorgeous, sexy supermodel glow.  Watch our backstage video here now and be sure to tune in to Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2013 on Tuesday, December 10th at 10pm EST.  Discover more at VictoriasSecret.Com

Runway footage, including performances by Taylor Swift and Neon Jungle provided courtesy of Victoria’s Secret.

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

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Go backstage at New York fashion week and watch our first episode of Allure Backstage Spring 2015.  Get a behind-the-scenes peek at Jason Wu’s Spring 2015 show, where the beauty look included dewy skin, natural but enhanced brows, and relaxed ponytails.  Plus, hear about the inspiration for the look from makeup artist Diane Kendal, top model Karlie Kloss, and the designer himself.

Watch our award-winning Allure Backstage Spring 2015 video series on Allure.Com. Reported and produced by Karen Morrison, Executive Producer & Director.  Filmed & Edited by Giovanni Sicignano and Karen Morrison. Allure Backstage is a production of MODTV Fashion Network.

 

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