Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Power of Persistence

Karl Lagerfeld enlists the exceptional modelling talents of Joan Smalls and Saskia de Brauw for the Chanel Spring/Summer 2012 campaign. Combining pure physical strength, grace and beauty, de Brauw and Smalls are a vision of elegance as they pose on various gymnastic apparatus set amidst the picturesque landscape of the Hotel du Cap Eden Roc on the Cote d'Azur. The serene-like poses held by de Brauw and Smalls are a testament to the resilience and determination of the two models who are now only just hitting their stride professionally as models following years in the industry.

Smalls who has modelled since 2007, spent her early modelling days posing for catalogue clients such as Nordstrom. de Brauw's early forays into modelling in 1996 left her unfulfilled personally and professionally, leading her to focus instead on her education. In 2010, de Brauw decided to give modelling another shot based on the encouragement of a friend who happened to be a make-up artist. Both Smalls and de Brauw received the masterstroke of approval from designer Riccardo Tisci who cast the models to appear in the Givenchy presentations and have not looked back since.


Saskia de Brauw & Joan Smalls

Joan Smalls

Saskia de Brauw

Saskia de Brauw & Joan Smalls

Saskia de Brauw

Joan Smalls

Saskia de Brauw

Joan Smalls  & Saskia de Brauw
Chanel - S/S 2012
Photographer - Karl Lagerfeld
Source - fashiongonerogue.com

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