He successfully melded his own innovations with those of the founding designer, and vastly expanded the brand’s commercial reach. His work soon turned Balenciaga into a critically acclaimed fashion house in the 2000s.
Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga – Dec 2003, by Annie Leibovitz
Balenciaga – Nicolas Ghesquiere – Jun 2003 – by Steven Klein
Kate Moss is the new face of Alexander McQueen. The images and campaign film were shot in East London by long-time McQueen collaborator Steven Klein. Moss was a good friend of the brand’s late eponymous founder and appeared as a ghostly hologram at the end of the designer’s a/w 2006 show.
Dree Hemingway stars in Agnona’s new campaign, shot by Inez and Vinoodh. Stefano Pilati’s debut at Agnona (the bourgeois Italian company that, for more than a half-century, has been synonymous with refined double-face cashmere) was pretty quiet by fashion standards, but the clothes themselves do the talking.
His first major assignment for Vogue – a 2004 accessories portfolio of platform and column heels, titled “The Anti-Stiletto” – set a new standard, showing the model of the moment, Daria Werbovy, in motion as she leaped across the page and kicked up her heels in flowing party frocks.