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KEEPIN’ UP WITH KENDALL: Someone please dial 911! There’s a fashion emergency happening within the Kardashian clan by the name of Kendall Jenner. But this girl isn’t committing a crime like her less sartorially-savvy older sisters Kim, Khloe and Kourtney. This issue regards the five-alarm status of her modeling career right now.

Earlier this month, she booked a coveted slot to walk in Marc Jacobs’ Fall 2014 show in New York. Then she ‘hopped across the pond’ to walk for Giles during London Fashion Week, while squeezing in time to hobnob with Anna Wintour during the TopShop Unique show. But, if that wasn’t enough, she lands an opportunity to walk exclusively for Givenchy in Paris.

Kendall’s career launched after she signed with model management firm The Society last year. They’re a division of Elite Model Management in New York, representing bold-faced names like Adriana Lima and Lindsay Wixson. She’s also recently developed a strong business relationship with powerhouse stylist Katie Grand. This explains Kendall’s stints for Marc Jacobs and Giles; two of many designers Grand works with during show season.

But, let’s be honest here: it doesn’t hurt that she comes from reality television royalty. Her father is Olympic legend Bruce Jenner (check!) and her sister is Kim Kardashian, mother to the daughter of Kanye West (BOOM!). Surely, she’s got the look, but she’s definitely got the right connections.

See the full story on sister site Dress-Code.

Hungry For Fashion: There’s fast food, but there’s also “fashfood”.

Givenchy Love You Long Time: Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci continues to wow us with his creativity and inspiration. This season he was clearly inspired by Japan, but most certainly China—not a surprise since every other fashion brand is trying to milk the Chinese for their money thanks to a booming economy. But, at the end of the day, this collection is haute-couture. And not everyone can afford it, no matter how successful a country’s economy may be.

According to Tim Blanks' review of the collection for Style.com, “one outfit required 2,000 hours of cutting and 4,000 hours of sewing”. Clearly, this is not your typical run-of-the-mill clothing.

Givenchy Spring/Summer 2011

Whiteout may describe the wintry weather conditions pummeling the American Midwest at the very moment, but white hot is in the forecast for Givenchy next spring!

Albino male model Stephen Thompson headlines Riccardo Tisci’s Spring/Summer 2011 advertising campaign for Givenchy.

Baring it all in French Vogue...

Asian persuasion is the name of the game on the runways this season, thanks to newcomer Paolo Roldan. New York Magazine’s James Lim caught up with this number one stunner to discuss his sudden newfound success.

Philippines-born, Toronto-raised Paolo Roldan is a testament to Riccardo Tisci’s power in this industry. On Roldan’s last day of fall 2010 castings, the 25-year-old was sent on a last-minute go-see with Tisci, where the two made an instant connection. A month later, Roldan debuted exclusively, closing Givenchy’s fall 2010 collection. Tisci then cast the charismatic hunk as the ideal Givenchy man for a spread in Arena Homme +, on top of starring in the label’s fall campaign alongside Mariacarla Boscono and Malgosia Bela. Most famously, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott shot Roldan in the flesh for French Vogue (which you can see in the NSFW slideshow). But he’s now catching on with other designers too. Phillip Lim recently courted Roldan to close out his spring 2011 show. Reminder: This all happened in the span of just one year. Click ahead to read a Q&A with Roldan, and then visit his new model profile to see loads of on- and off-the-runway pics.

Tell us a bit about your childhood.
I was born in Quelon City in the Philippines and lived there until I was about 9. I still have vivid memories about growing up there. It was different from a North American way of living. We spent most of the year in Quelon City, where I went to school at Ateneo De Manila. Academically, I did well, but somehow I felt like I didn’t fit in for the most part. When school ended, my parents would send my brother and me to our grandparents’ farm in the provinces. We would help to plow the fields and take care of the animals. My grandfather also had fighting cocks. My brother and I would go on Stand by Me–like adventures — minus the corpse.

How did you get discovered?
I was discovered in New York while on a business trip. It was David Bossman at Boss Models who came up and introduced himself to me. [He] asked if I had any time to do some test shots. We made arrangements to shoot that same day after all my appointments were done.

You’re a favorite at the house of Givenchy. How did that relationship begin?
I wouldn’t necessarily peg myself as a favorite, but I definitely have a great relationship with the “Givenchy family.” It’s really a strong family-type vibe with them. Our relationship began at a New York casting for the Givenchy fall 2010 show. It was my last day in New York, and I received a call from my agent. I dashed over to the agency to get my book and proceeded to the casting. To make a long story short, I met the infamous Riccardo Tisci at that casting. Since then, I’ve done a few editorials, three shows, and a campaign for the house of Givenchy. I’m thankful for the opportunity!

Tell us something we don’t know about you.
I think I have nine lives! I’ve had so many close calls since I was a kid. I’ve probably gone through four of them by now.

What’s your diet like? Is it hard to maintain that physique?
My diet for the past two years consists of a lot of chicken breasts, grilled steaks, greens, tuna, sweet potatoes, and beans. At the peak of it, I was working out five to six times a week. It’s not that hard once you get into the routine of it. It becomes quite an addiction (in the best way!).

On your off days, what do you enjoy doing?
I try to get together with my family or my girlfriend’s family. We try to go as often as we can for the good company and home-cooked meals. When I’m not doing that, you’d probably find me at some random gym with my boys. I also have a passion for cooking, and sketching clothes.

Where do you see yourself in five years?
Ideally, I would love to have my own clothing line/business. My interest would be to hold down the creative side of things in that situation. Also, next year I will be a face of the new Zipped Man fragrance from Perfumer’s Workshop launching spring 2011.

Favorite thing about being a model?
Traveling and making new friends along the way. Oh, and getting random gifts from everyone I work for.

Worst thing about being a model?
Knowing what’s coming out and getting to try on the clothes before the public gets to see them. I’m a fashion junkie … I get too attached to the clothes!


Givenchy love

Calvin Klein Dior Homme Givenchy Gucci Hugo Boss John Varvatos Marc Jacobs 3.1 Phillip Lim Dolce & Gabbana Z Zegna

Black Party, Spring 2010

Black Party is this weekend, but who does that anymore? According to fashion designers, a black party is happening on the runways. Doom and gloom within the global economy influenced this trend and it’s very evident in many collections this season. It’s pretty odd because color is strongly associated with spring. But, get used to it because, judging from the state of the current economy, black may be here for a while.

Break Me Off A Piece Of That Ass…

Francois Sagat featured of the cover of WAD #40.

…And a delicious ass it is because it belongs to, the one and only, Francois Sagat. If you’re a non-sheltered gay male, you’re probably familiar with him as one of gay porn’s bad boys. But, little you may know, he is an undercover muse in the world of fashion and has influenced a select few of the power players in the biz.

Remember Riccardo Tisci’s spring 2009 men’s collection for Givenchy? The models in his runway show sported squared-off fadeout hairstyles, reminiscent of Sagat’s signature tattooed head. Plus, it’s no surprise that Pablo Contreras, headlining the campaign, resembled a twinkier, more fashion-ready version of Sagat. It’s known that sex sells. But, when a gay porn star inspires the look for an entire collection, you know that selling sex takes on a whole new meaning.

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Alexander McQueen Aquilano Rimondi Givenchy Couture Jean Paul-Gaultier Davidelfin Davidelfin Gianfranco Ferre James Long Kenzo Lanvin

Green Day, Spring 2010

Green is the color of the day because it’s St. Patrick’s Day, another excuse for alcoholics to drink their brains out. Despite a shortage of this color on the runways this season, some designers felt lucky enough to show it in their collections. However, be careful how you wear it because resembling a leprechaun has never been flattering.

Givenchy Alexis Mabille Dior Homme Louis Vuitton Michael Kors Neil Barrett Prada Versace Rick Owens Issey Miyake

Welcome To The Gun Show!, Spring 2010

‘Bing, bang, boom!’  is the sound coming from the runways for spring 2010, because designers are ready to show off those arms. Throw on a tank top and make sure your layered shirt, sweater or jacket is sleeveless. This trend is unique because designers found creative ways to incorporate full looks into their collections without a need for sleeves.

Throw on a button-down shirt, layered with a sweater vest and jacket and – boom! – you have a full look…without sleeves! I’ve never had a problem with a good set of guns, so men everywhere need to be ready to aim and fire!

Givenchy Calvin Klein Duckie Brown Prada John Varvatos Moncler Gamme Bleu Raf Simons Richard Chai Y-3 Rick Owens

Sheer Envy, Spring 2010

Your body better be in peak condition because it’s going to be exposed for all to see. Designers want you to show off your best assets without shedding a layer. It’s quite common to see models sporting pee-a-boo shirts on the runway, but designers take transparency to a whole new level this season by exposing legs, arms, and almost the whole body to some extent.

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