Z-Card is a fairly inexpensive to get noticed. Every model is expected to have a Z-Card which she or he can leave with photographers, designers, directors and anyone who may need a reference of your work.
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Prat portfolio book 11"x8" (A4)
A portfolio is an important tool when approaching a model agency. It will not only act as a guide to what you can do and where you have worked, but eventually, it will act as your permanent photo album of your modelling career!
Our high quality material portfolio protects you pictures because it's made of acid-free polyester sheets which means that you pictures will look sharper and professional.
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Gia Marie Carangi moves to New York City to become a fashion model and immediately catches the attention of powerful agent Wilhelmina Cooper. Gia's beauty and willingness to pose nude help her rise quickly to the forefront of the modeling industry, but her persistent loneliness drives her to experiment with mood-altering drugs like cocaine. Failed attempts at reconciliation with her mother Kathleen Carangi drive Gia to begin abusing heroin. Although she is eventually able to break her drug habit after much effort, she has already contracted HIV from a contaminated needle and dies at the age of 26.
In 1997 the fashion designer Gianni Versace was murdered on the steps of his Miami home. Fashion Victim tells the strange story of Versace's rise to fame and subsequent murder.
"The Devil Wears Prada," as that spot-on title would indicate, takes place in the world of haute couture. And that pretty much sums up the movie. The film is based on the best-seller by Lauren Weisberger, who did a stint as an assistant to Anna Wintour, the all-powerful editor of Vogue. Hathaway plays Andy Sachs, a fashion-challenged Northwestern graduate who takes a job as an assistant to Miranda, editor of Runway magazine. Her idea is that a year at Runway on her resume will help her achieve her goal of working at the New Yorker. But Andy so doesn't fit the mode.
If there could be a patron saint of fashion, the ultimate gamine Audrey Hepburn would fit the bill, especially in the much-loved "Breakfast at Tiffany's." Her gift to womankind? The simple black dress -- short or long -- that looks perfect at either the cocktail party or just hanging outside Tiffany's with pastry and coffee in hand (as Audrey does so elegantly in the film). Collaborating with famed costumer Edith Head (who could have her own film and fashion list) was Hepburn's style sovereign, Hubert de Givenchy, the couturier who costumed almost all of Hepburn's films.
American Gigolo (1980) is usually cited as the film in which Giorgio Armani deconstructed the male suit and reconstructed the masculine ego, with Richard Gere as his narcissist mannequin.
Before she lost her head, Marie Antoinette spent her days much like another poor little rich girl we know so well, Paris Hilton. She shopped with her girlfriends. In director Sofia Coppola's new biopic, the spoiled young queen gets about her business in splendid, sorbet-coloured gowns by Italian costume designer Milena Canonero and, on her toes, Manolo Blahnik mules.
A John Hughes film, starring Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy, James Spader and Jon Cryer, 1986's film Pretty in Pink is a must see for anyone interested in 80s movies. Fans consider Pretty in Pink to be one of the best representations of high school in the 1980's and certainly one of the best of the Brat Pack movies. It deals with relationships, class struggles and social cliques while at the same highlighting the fashion, music and hair styles popular during the decade. The themes of the movie, however, are timeless and as relevant today as ever.
In 1967 Roger Vadim directed this erotic romp through space with a young Jane Fonda in the title role. The film was based on a futuristic comic strip of the time and also on Jean-Claude Forest's original film of the comic.
Barbarella was the most fashion conscious space fantasy at the time. The costumes were designed by Jaques Fonteray and were influenced by the space age fashions that designers were creating at the time.
Mod's quickly adopted "Barbarella's" characteristic sexy skin-tight jumpsuits, mini-skirts, go-go boots, and generous decolletage, and the look became symbolic of the sexual revolution.
The movie that made Julia Roberts America's biggest female star, catapulting her to the boys club with her huge paychecks. Roberts' vivid grin gave the picture its spark.
One of the oddest fashion trends was inspired by this mega-popular Cinderella story of a prostitute who meets her prince, falls in love and becomes a lady. Though Marilyn Vance's classic designs for Roberts included a russet polka-dot dress and the now-familiar red Cerutti gown that had women swooning, it was Roberts' "before" look, which appeared on the poster and videotape cover that made more waves fashion-wise. Paris runways paraded scores of "Pretty Woman" hooker looks -- spandex, hot pants and thigh-high go-go boots -- which made the oldest profession the newest thing.
The finest film ever made about the fashion industry. The foolish might argue that, actually, the tired old cliches are out here on parade: models are stupid, the industry is vapid, the clothes run the gamut from unwearable to unbearable. But, first, these are all, in essence, fair points, which is why the other movies that wheel them out are so dull: yes, yes, we know fashion can be silly - thanks for sharing. Zoolander, however, uses them as mere launch pads and takes them to fabulously surreal proportions, somehow coining a plot that involves male models being hypnotised by Will Ferrell and Milla Jovovich to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Why Malaysia? Who knows? It's a bit like asking why the Mutant Ninja Turtles have to be Teenage - the genius lies in that extra little detail.
Lately, Diane Keaton has been lambasted for her fashion sense. Yet there was a time when she was celebrated for it. As Woody Allen's quirky, eponymous leading lady in the beloved "Annie Hall," Keaton received kudos (and an Oscar) not only for her performance but also for her irreverent style. Costume designer Ruth Morley worked alongside Ralph Lauren to create Keaton's signature look of cheeky, chic menswear.
Disco was already in full swing (and hated by the "Disco Sucks" crowd) by the time "Saturday Night Fever" arrived, but the mega-hit propelled its style into the mainstream. John Travolta's blow-dried hair, tight, shiny polyester duds, platform shoes and that famous white suit created enough of a sensation to make even your grandma take disco lessons.
Diana was the world's most photographed woman in the 1980s and 90s. Her every outfit was scrutinized, criticised, admired and endlessly copied, her every fashion choice enormously influential. But it was only towards the end of her life that she found her own, true style and the panache and confidence to flaunt it. Here, Colin McDowell has written a definitive, well-researched and intelligent book on Diana and her influence on society, attitudes and fashion. Lavishly illustrated throughout with rare and striking images, and exquisitely designed, "Diana Style" is the natural follow up to the international bestseller, "Audrey Style".
Where to Wear is the London's most detailed and authoritative directory of clothing and accessories stores. The book tells you where to find out-of-the-way boutiques and discount outlets; the best places for vintage and high end designer, a big variety of department stores; where to go for budget-busting extravagance or bargain-basement trophies. Where to Wear also lists convenient lunch stops, hairdressers, fitness studios, nail salons, day spas, leather repair specialists and much more to complete the whole shopping experience.
Stephen Fried recreates the life and tragedy of the supermolde Gia Carangi. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with her family, lovers, friends, and colleagues, the book portraits an unforgettable character and tells a powerful story about beauty and sexuality, fame and objectification, mothers and daughters, love and death.Thing of Beauty inspired the 1998 Emmy-winning HBO film "Gia".
Irreverent and honest, How Not to Look Fat offers cutting-edge tips on maximizing your slimming potential, from banishing back fat and finding flattering gym clothes to getting the right haircut and smelling thinner (yes, there's a scientifically proven way). With tips from fashion insiders and advice on what works best, How Not to Look Fat encourages women to have fun with their wardrobes and makeup, to enjoy their figures, and not to take dieting (and life) too seriously.
Written by top British fashion journalist, Karen Hommer, this little guide is a must-have fashion accessory for the style-conscious woman. Packed with tips and timeless rules, enhanced with classic photos of style icon, the book "teaches" the reader how to choose the right shoes and lingerie, when to say "no" to this season's fashion trend and why you can never have too many white T-shirt.
Fashion today is produced and consumed globally. It is influenced by art, popular culture, technological innovation, politics, and trade regulations. Moreover, fashion constantly references ideas and cultures from around the world, both past and present. The book brings together the key writings on the subject, covering the history, culture, and business of fashion.
The book examines the work of those scientific researchers and fashion designers, such as Issey Miyake, Hussein Chalayan and Walter Van Beirendonck, who are transforming today's science fiction into tomorrow's reality. Fashioning the Future is essential for those interested in the long-term future of fashion, design and lifestyle - as well as for everyone wanting to know how to stand out from the crowd.
The author Suzanne Lee is a Senior Research Fellow in Fashion at Central Saint Martins and a creative consultant for several London-based fashion designers. Her research centres on emergent technologies and their application to future fashion. Lee has curated fashion for the British Council as part of 'Lost and Found: Critical Voices in New British Design' and has exhibited work internationally.
Unseen Vogue the secret history of fashion photogrpahy. Chosen from over a millian images in the Vogue Archive, Unseen Vogue reveals the extraordinary pictures which were commissioned by the magazine but never published.
Featuring previously unseen work by Cecil Beaton, Guy Bourdin, David Bailey, Horst, Lee Miller, Helmut Newton, Bob Richardson, Norman Parkinson, Juergen Teller, Nick Knight and Mario Testino, this exhibition will deconstruct the complex process of creating fashion images and trace the history of fashion photography as well as offering compelling insights into fasion and social history.
Swinging Sixties takes a new look at a revolutionary moment in twentieth-century fashion. Its starting point is the publication in April 1966 of Time Magazine's famous issue on London's reinvention as the new world centre of style. Forty years on, chapters by prominent authors reconsider the role played by designers, retail entrepreneurs, journalists, photographers and film-makers in promoting a new way of dressing that reverberated far beyond the British capital.
Pity the celebrity photographer who must battle ego and will to seduce his subject into doing something never before seen while remaining easily recognizable. It's a mighty envelope to push, but LaChapelle, who made his reputation shooting stars for Interview and other glossies, does it enthusiastically and with humor. Whether it's a What Ever Happened to Baby Jane MTV parody with Courtney Love and Madonna look-alikes or Tom Arnold dressed in a chicken costume, the visual wit of LaChapelle's images is infectious. Less successful are shots like the one of a model bound from forehead to ankles in what looks like duct tape. But when LaChapelle stays away from literal and figurative blow-up dolls and focuses on personalities, his subjects -- and images -- come to life.
As one of the 21st century's most travelled, acclaimed, and influential fashion photographers, Mario Testino has unsurpassed access to the most magnetic stars of popular culture. For some time now, he has been collecting a personal archive of off-screen moments, often snatched spontaneously before, during, and after more official sittings for Vanity Fair, Vogue, and Testino's many clients in the world of fashion. The result is a portrait not just of a generation of the most wanted and talked-about, but an invitation to be part of the backstage parties and unstaged moments of Testino's life.
Commissioned by the best-known fashion magazines of the time, including Italian and French Vogue, these portraits of what Vogue once called -The Bailey Kind of Girl- include models such as Jean Shrimpton, Marie Helvin, Penelope Tree, and Bailey's wife, Catherine Dyer. Blended with these are Bailey's startling ethnographic portraits of, for example, Asaro mud men and Indian dancers, and his own paintings, at the heart of which lies an abstract kind of beauty. In his illuminating introduction, Robin Muir sets these photographs in the context of the period in which they were taken and reminds us that for over forty years Bailey has challenged our notions of female beauty with his own highly personal vision.
Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel is an icon of fashion, and can lay claim to having invented the look of the 20th century. At the height of the Belle Epoque, she stripped women of their corsets and feathers, bobbed their hair, put them in bathing suits and sent them out to get tanned in the sun. She introduced the little black dress; trousers for women; costume jewelry; the exquisitely comfortable suit that became her trademark. Early in the Roaring Twenties, Chanel made the first ever couture perfume - No. 5 - presenting it in the famous little square-cut flagon that, inspired by Picasso and Cubism, became the arch symbol of the Art Deco style. No. 5 remains the most popular scent ever created.