20 May 2011

Meet Louis Vuitton's new model army!

It won’t be out till the August magazines hit the newsstands (beginning of July, peeps!) but we’ve got the skinny on the forthcoming Louis Vuitton A/W campaign, and, purely out of kindness, we are going to share it with you. Marc Jacobs' atmospheric ‘The Night Porter’ themed show in Paris this spring was one of the biggest highlights of fashion week, and the ads for the collection don’t disappoint.

As usual, Mr Jacobs is looking to break away from whatever he has done in previous seasons, and cast a load of so-young-they’ve-only-just-hatched models; Zuzanna Bijoch, Daphne Groeneveld, Gertrud Hegelund, Nyasha Matonhodze, Anaïs Pouliot and Fei Fei Sun. Marc himself had this to say on the subject; ‘Steven Meisel and I met and decided we would do this wonderful story of beautiful vintage cars, little dogs and fresh-faced young women. It's a very classic scenario, and of course it suggests travel, but I think we gave it a fresh, modern and sometimes a little bit naughty, tongue-in-cheek spin.’

Zuzanna Bijocjis and Daphne Groeneveld

Let’s meet the gang, shall we? Zuzanna Bijochis 17, Polish and has already caught the eye of one Mrs Prada, having walked in Miu Miu and Prada in her first season, which quickly led to her being snapped up by many more designers the next season, including Vuitton and even Victoria Beckham. Daphne Groeneveld is a little better know, she’s the Dutch lady best known for appearing in the whited-out Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci campaign with Albino model Steven Thomas last season. Purdy.

Gertrud and Zuzanna

Gertrud Hegelund is 20 and Danish, this is her FIRST EVER campaign having featured in very artistic, achingly hip fashion editorials in mags such as Numero, Another and V Magazine in the past.

Nyasha Matonhodze is from Zimbabwe via Northhampton, and is a teeny weeny 16 years old. She has walked for Marc by Marc Jacobs, and starred in a few editorials but is doing well to have bagged (ho ho) a Vuitton campaign so soon.

Fei Fei Sun is Chinese, and quite in demand as a catwalk model – having strutted for Chanel, Christopher Kane and Jil Sander amongst others.  Anaïs Pouliot is from Quebec, Canada, was born in 1991 and has created quite a stir on the fashion blogs with an amazing shoot she did with photographer Emma Tempest, of sexy Anais in the bath!

Also featured were no less than seven pairs of pedigree dogs, on hand to hang out with the gorgeous girls and vintage motors. Do stay tuned to Grazia Daily as we get back to you with each of their names and vital statistics too!

- Naomi Attwood


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