Supermodel Naomi Campbell may be known as one of the tougher supermodels in the industry, renowned for her sharp tongue, but all can be forgiven — hereabouts, at least — now that she’s chosen an Alon Livne dress for the promo photo of reality modeling show “The Face.”
The Oxygen Media show, which follows three supermodel coaches as they compete with each other to find the new face of luxury hair care brand Frederic Fekkai, features Campbell, Anne Vyalitsyna (otherwise known as Anne V) and Lydia Hearst, but it’s Campbell, the 43-year-old veteran of the industry, who is seen as “the face” of the show.
And it was Campbell’s stylist who saw and snagged one of Livne’s dresses during New York’s fall Fashion Week, following up several months later with an official invitation for his black tap-pants-plus-chiffon piece. Once Campbell settled on Livne’s work for the show’s promo photo, her fellow models, Anne V and Hearst, also opted for Livne designs.
It’s been a successful year for the 28-year-old designer, whose first brush with fame began when performer Beyoncé commissioned the Project Runway winner’s cherry red cutout-gown for her “Freakum” outfit in the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.
Cutouts are a recurring theme in Livne’s patterns, and it’s clear that celebrities and models love the look. “I LOVE your designs,” proclaimed Hearst on Instagram to Livne, to which he responded, “THNKS ! I love u!”