The latter are almost like artists themselves.' Her extraordinary allure is, he says, 'fragile and strong, intense and intelligent, extremely feminine yet with an androgynous attitude and a touch of aristocracy.Most of all, and perhaps most importantly, she has a deep inner beauty that makes her stand out from everyone else.'Boscono and Tisci first met in London 17 years ago when he was studying fashion design at Central Saint Martins and asked her to appear on the invitations to his graduate show.Yet over the course of her 20-year career she has starred in advertising campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Calvin Klein, Hermès and Bulgari, among others; walked for Valentino, Versace, Giorgio Armani, and most recently Chanel; and appeared in four Pirelli calendars. 'I'm happy to be a blank piece of paper to the designer or the photographer of that day.'In other words, Boscono is the epitome of model-as-muse.At 35, she remains as sought-after as when she started as a teenager. As Riccardo Tisci observes: 'Some models possess beauty; others, like Mariacarla, give their beauty to us artists.En 1999, elle fait ses débuts sur les podiums pour Issey Miyake et Vivienne Westwood avant de représenter les marques Bulgari et Diesel.C’est le début d’une longue et fructueuse carrière pour la beauté romaine.Boscono is overwhelmingly friendly, tactile and talks fast in her husky, Italian accent between mouthfuls of bagel – necessary fuel, she says, after partying with Riccardo Tisci at Natalia Vodianova's Love Ball fundraising event the night before.With her jet-black hair, pearly skin and animated expressions – a Snow White reinvented by Tim Burton – Boscono certainly doesn't conform to the usual principles of beauty.
Mother love ‘I look at my daughter and think: “You have my old skin and I want it back! Mother knows best ‘Having my daughter steal the spotlight is pretty funny and I just love it! She clearly carried it off; Harper Beckham, that ultimate arbiter of toddler fashion, has since been spotted in the label.
If our parents were supermodels, then we might have been a little less braces-and-bunches and a little more Kaia Gerber, too.
Donatella herself selected Kaia, a perfect replica of her mother, to front the Young Versace campaign. How is it possible that a child was incubated in that flawless Brazilian body?
Défilé Issey Miyake printemps Paris 1999 | Défilé Givenchy automne Paris 2006 | Bien avant de devenir mannequin, Mariacarla Boscono était déjà globe-trotter.
Né à Rome, le futur mannequin déménage aux Etats-Unis avec sa famille avant de s’installer au Kenya.