Monday, December 23, 2013

Work In Progress - Irina Shayk

One aspect of model management that IMA finds particularly fascinating is the carefully constructed process of taking a model formerly recognised for her commercial mainstream appeal and rebranding her to attract the interest of high fashion denizens. For twenty-seven year old Russian bombshell Irina Shayk, better known for her scintillating Sports Illustrated Swimsuit appearances and top rankings on men's magazine annual Hot Lists including for GQ, the transition to greater high fashion credibility is being sped up by her recent change of management to boutique model agency The Lions in New York. Signs of a definitive shift in Shayk's modelling trajectory were signalled earlier this year by an appearance in Givenchy's Fall/Winter 2013 show. Over the ensuing twelve months, Shayk has garnered the attention of Fashion Editor Carine Roitfeld and stylist Katie Grand appearing in multiple fashion editorials for Harper's Bazaar, CR Fashion Book, and Love, not to mention only girl editorials for Spanish Vogue and V Man. Shayk's appearance in this month's issue of Spanish Vogue reveals the stunningly photogenic model in a completely different light. Photographer Giampaolo Sgura hones in on Shayk's melancholic green eyes and pillowy lips, with the model donning winter overcoats, billowy skirts, and boots which conceal her trademark swimsuit curves. Shayk assumes natural organic poses which subdue the bombshell quality for which she is renowned. All signs so far point towards Shayk completing the crossover to high fashion exclusivity in 2014. Watch this space...

Irina Shayk
Spanish Vogue - December 2013
Photographer - Giampaolo Sgura
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

Spanish Vogue - December 2013
Photographer - Giampaolo Sgura
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

Spanish Vogue - December 2013
Photographer - Giampaolo Sgura
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

Spanish Vogue - December 2013
Photographer - Giampaolo Sgura
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

Irina Shayk & Ryan Kennedy
Spanish Vogue - December 2013
Photographer - Giampaolo Sgura
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

Spanish Vogue - December 2013
Photographer - Giampaolo Sgura
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

Spanish Vogue - December 2013
Photographer - Giampaolo Sgura
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

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