Thursday, January 9, 2014

Commanding Presence - Joan Smalls & Jourdan Dunn

Reigning Supers Joan Smalls and Jourdan Dunn dazzle for W Magazine's February 2014 issue in an editorial lensed by legendary photographer Patrick Demarchelier. Smalls and Dunn play the complimentary pair styled by Patrick Mackie in the bare essentials from the Spring/Summer 2014 collections of Alberta Ferreti, Saint Laurent, Stella McCartney, Fendi, and Burberry Prosum. Twenty-five year old Smalls and twenty-three year old Dunn both emerged on the modelling stage circa 2007, and experienced divergent paths on the journey towards success. Puerto Rican born Smalls struggled to gain recognition early on in her modelling career before a switch of representation to IMG Models in 2009 and a breakthrough runway appearance as a Givenchy exclusive at the Spring/Summer collections in January 2010 opened up the high fashion floodgates. Smalls has since cemented her status a the number 1. ranked model in the world according to Models.com, via countless blue chip editorial and runway bookings. Dunn who has long been a steadfast favourite of IMA's, has achieved many milestones throughout her career including being the first black model to walk for Prada in over a decade with her landmark Fall/Winter 2008 appearance, a cover spot for Vogue Italia's July 2008 'Black Issue', and numerous advertising campaigns for the likes of Burberry Prosum, John Galliano, Yves Saint Laurent cosmetics, cK Calvin Klein, Rag & Bone, Tommy Hilfiger, and Top Shop Unique. Dunn's crossover from high fashion goddess to household name was precipitated by consecutive appearances at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and the 2013 launch of her own cooking show 'Well Dunn' on Jay Z's Life +Times YouTube channel.

Joan Smalls & Jourdan Dunn
W Magazine - February 2014
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
Source - thefashionspot.com

Jourdan Dunn
W Magazine - February 2014
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
Source - thefashionspot.com

Joan Smalls
W Magazine - February 2014
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
Source - thefashionspot.com

Joan Smalls & Jourdan Dunn
W Magazine - February 2014
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
Source - thefashionspot.com

Joan Smalls
W Magazine - February 2014
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
Source - thefashionspot.com

Jourdan Dunn
W Magazine - February 2014
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
Source - thefashionspot.com

Joan Smalls
W Magazine - February 2014
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
Source - thefashionspot.com

Joan Smalls & Jourdan Dunn
W Magazine - February 2014
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
Source - thefashionspot.com

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