Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fade to Black

Andrew Weir is one of a handful of casting directors that play an instrumental role in determining which faces will feature prominently throughout the show season. Weir is the founder of casting agency ACW Worldwide which assembles show line-ups for the likes of  Thakoon, Viktor & Rolf and Jen Kao. Each season, the ACW casting in New York is one of the most highly anticipated casting events of the season, attracting literally hundreds of models in the hopes of impressing Weir and his team. Throughout the casting process, the models are photographed and instructed to demonstrate their walk before the casting panel. The hundreds of girls in attendance at ACW's casting consist invariably of established faces and a sea of hopeful newcomers. Speaking with Time Magazine, Weir details what it takes to get him enthused, "She's that rare combination of all things the make a model a model. Strength, height, symmetry, confidence, an amazing walk, an amazing presence, beautiful skin, beautiful hair, perfectly proportioned - an amazing girl." Weir's casting polaroids are amongst my favourites and capture perfectly the essence of what it takes to impress.

Anne Vyalitsyna
Photographer - Andrew Weir
Source - weirdiary.com

Juliana Schurig
Photographer - Andrew Weir
Source - weirdiary.com

Daga Ziober
Photographer - Andrew Weir
Source - weirdiary.com

Constance Jablonski
Photographer - Andrew Weir
Source - weirdiary.com

Hirschy Hisrchfelder
Photographer - Andrew Weir
Source - weirdiary.com

Irina Nikolaeva
Photographer - Andrew Weir
Source - weirdiary.com

Kelly Gale
Photographer - Andrew Weir
Source - weirdiary.com

Irina Kravchenko
Photographer - Andrew Weir
Source - weirdiary.com

Laura Kampman
Photographer - Andrew Weir
Source - weirdiary.com

Anniek Kortleve
Photographer - Andrew Weir
Source - weirdiary.com

Ashleigh Good
Photographer - Andrew Weir
Source - weirdiary.com

Kati Nescher
Photographer - Andrew Weir
Source - weirdiary.com

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