Model Morphosis

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The life of a model is ever changing. Don't be who you want to be- be who the photgrapher, designer, or magazine wants you to be. A model's physical appearance is as varied as the runways the walk on. Sometimes it's hard to believe that the girl walking gracefully at Chanel is the same one skipping youthfully at Betsey Johnson.

The NY Times ran an article called Model Morphosis charting a day in the life of a few models going through Fashion Week. If I didn't know it was just one girl, I almost wouldn't believe it.

A model goes through a lot of makeup (and makeup remover) in one Fashion Week, but imagine how much a supermodel goes through in a career. Let's run with that...

For this little experiment, I picked Isabeli Fontana. She models for Victoria's Secret, so I think that makes her pretty super. She's also doing ads for Valentino, Versace,and Roberto Cavalli this season. The photos run from 2001 to 2008. I think her makeup removal for Viktor & Rolf (row 5, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th pictures) alone could keep the baby oil industry afloat.


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Photos all via Style.com. From top left: Alessandro Dell'Acqua Fall 05, Behnaz Sarafpour Spring 05, Christian Dior Fall 02, Dolce & Gabbana Fall 04, DSquared2 Fall 06, Givenchy Spring 06, Jeremy Scott Fall 02, John Galliano Spring 05, Louis Vuitton Fall 04, Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 04, Versus Fall 02, Max Mara Spring 06, Miu Miu Fall 08, Miu Miu Spring 04, Oscar de la Renta Fall 08, Oscar de la Renta Spring 04, Prada Fall 08, Viktor & Rolf Fall 08, Viktor & Rolf Fall 01, Viktor & Rolf Spring 05, Valentino Fall 04, Versus Fall 01, Zac Posen Fall 08, Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 03.

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