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Jenny Shimizu + Tao Okamoto = Japanese Supermodels

Top: Jenny and Tao backstage, NYC Fashion Week / Bottom: Jenny and Tao, Christopher Kane, S/S 2010

Cause+Effect Public Relations Welcomes Jenny Shimizu!

Photo by: Michael Crook

“Jenny Shimizu – the iconic supermodel, actress and media personality – continues to defy convention, and create a truly unique combination of beauty and strength.”

Contact and Booking Information:
415.294.0024 [main]
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Jenny Shimizu, Sofia Coppola, Zoe Cassavetes, Sean Mortensen, Karl Lagerfeld, Andre Leon Talley and Naomi Campbell together in Paris.

In the mid-1990s, Sofia Coppola and best friend Zoe Cassavetes helmed the short-lived series Hi Octane on Comedy Central which spotlighted reputable and underground people, with frequent guests like Donovan Leitch, Mike Watt, Thurston Moore, Beck, and model-actress Jenny Shimizu. In one episode, titled Paris Fashion” Sofia and Zoe send Sean Mortensen off to Paris during show season to interview fashion’s elite. Sean makes his rounds and gets one-on-one with Karl at Chanel, Andre Talley on his way to a show, and Naomi backstage. But, the real star of the show is Jenny Shimizu. Sean catches Jenny on the runway, backstage and while off-duty. They talk girls, sex, cars, fashion and tattoos–and Jenny treats us by stripping down and showing off 2 of her most famous designs. Naomi Campbell also takes a moment to say a few words on how much she loves Jenny, while she eats french fries on film.

True fact: Before Jenny ever modeled, and after she was discovered, she worked as Sean Mortensen’s mechanic in Los Angeles. They remained lifelong friends.

This post is dedicated to Sean Mortensen: 1966-2009

New York Portraits by Ari Marcopoulos and styled by Heathermary Jackson: Jenny Shimizu

Purple Fashion magazine #13 Spring Summer 2010

70 Portraits, shot by 9 Photographers, in 5 cities.

L: Lindsay Lohan by Terry Richardon, R: Jenny Shimizu by Ari Marcopoulos

Jenny Shimizu – New York, New York.

“Clearly, Purple Style is always personal. We don’t photograph people to celebrate (and to sell) fashion. On the contrary we shoot creative fashion to celebrate creative people to show them at their best. Beyond that, we’re convinced that fashion isn’t interesting if interesting people don’t wear it, glamorize it, and enjoy it — season after season.
— Olivier Zahm, Editor-in-Chief/Creative Director, Purple Fashion magazine

Jenny Shimizu MERCH Coming Soon

Jenny  Shimizu can now add designer to her list with the launch of her t-shirt line coming Spring 2010. The collection will include 3 designs, crafted with down-to-the-smallest-detail attention.

Hint: Motorcyles, Playboy and a 90’s Supermodel.

They will be available for purchase on her official website. Check back for updates!

Behind the Scenes with Jenny Shimizu and Richard Avedon: The Pirelli Calendar Story

Jenny Shimizu, Pirelli Calendar 1997, Women of the World by Richard Avedon

Giant Robot: Avedon?

Jenny Shimizu: “I worked with him. That’s who I did the Pirelli calendar with. He’s insane, and it was great because I’m kind of insane myself. So we ended up just going crazy the whole day and then I had to get hired the next day because we didn’t do any of the work we were supposed to do. We were playing like we were gorillas for the entire day…all he does is run around and act like a gorilla. Just genius. Mismatched shoes, just the mad scientist. I love that.”
-Jenny Shimizu interview by Eric Nakamura, Giant Robot:10

About: The Pirelli Calendar
The Pirelli Calendar is regarded as the world’s most prestigious calendar of women, featuring pictures generally considered glamour photography including artistic nudes of the most sought after women of our time. Appearance on the calendar has become a mark of distinction for those photographic models that are chosen, as well as for the photographers commissioned to produce the images used. To models, it is known as the top job to earn in one’s career. Two stunning images of Jenny Shimizu are featured in the 1997 edition, Women of the World, photographed by Richard Avedon.

About: Women of the World, Pirelli Calendar, 1997, Richard Avedon featuring Jenny Shimizu (Japan)
Women of the World is the title of this second Avedon Calendar, made in 1997 and launched in Venice at Palazzo Grassi. For this edition, the great American photographer was inspired by Pirelli’s presence as a multinational in a variety of countries all over the world: Brazil, China, United States, Japan, etc. He thus wanted to pay a tribute to all women, representing their country of origin. Each one is extraordinary in her own way, and in all of them Avedon found the inspiration by which to create 12 intimate portraits that celebrate the uniqueness, variety and beauty of women everywhere. Once the Calendar had been completed, he commented: “My job was to take pictures of the twelve most beautiful women of the planet. I am not only a lucky and spoiled man… I am also exhausted!”

About: The Exhibition: Pirelli Calendar 1964-1997
700 photographs, taken over 33 years of Pirelli history were featured in a travelling exhibition titled, “Pirelli Calendar 1964-1997.” Included in the exhibition were 400 calendar images that made the final cut, and 300 coveted behind the scenes and outtake photographs. The exhibition debuted in Venice and then travelled the world from Monte Carlo to Caracas.