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If that's true, then they're almost certainly the most attractive couple in the world, Brangelina be damned. Arizona and Freja posed for an intimate portrait spread by Terry Richardson and got some snapshots done by Karl Lagerfeld.
It's pretty ridiculous that it took us all so long to realize that they were together.
I never intended for this space to feed into the fashion rumor mill (this is a classy blog, damn it! Whatever the reason, American flag-inspired motifs are having a moment. This look from Japanese designer Miharayasuhiro’s S/S 11 collection offers a darker interpretation of American patriotism.
), but if gossip about same-sex models dating emerges, you can bet it’ll show up here sooner or later. The grey, washed out image of the American flag looks as if the flag were up in smoke or inside a war zone.
On that note, Elle reports buzz from the Paris Couture shows about a courtship between my favorite lesbian model Freja Beha Erichsen and the face of Prada’s baroque-gone-bananas S/S 11 collection, Arizona Muse. I like the overall mood of the look as well as the sense of movement in the blazer.
It’s surprising because (a) I only know of 1 queer model couple in fashion history – Freja and Catherine Mc Neil who dated in 2008 – and (b) who knew Arizona was queer? Dolce & Gabbana For Dolce & Gabbana’s F/W 11 runway presentation, they sent a series of dresses down the runway in what looked like a sartorial version of a 4th of July Parade.
(I had assumed she was straight after hearing she had a baby just a couple of years ago. But why are so many foreign designers using this motif in their collections? The dresses varied from sexy, form-fitting cocktail dresses, to flowy, formal gowns.
I was equating birthing with sexuality – silly me, I know.) So there now might be a new queer model It’s the Fourth, and strangely enough it’s non-U. My favorite look was this lemon-colored, diaphanous, floor-length dress.
The grit and painterly quality of the flag looks like a reference to Jasper Johns’ “Flag” series from the 1950s.
Here, she’s modeling a look from the “club kid smoking French cigarettes”-themed S/S 11 collection from Balmain.
To me, it represented a celebration of femininity and brought to mind the enormity of the cosmos.