Models Anok Yai, Cara Taylor, Emily Ratajkowski, Hayley Bieber, Hyunji Shin, Krow, Taylor Hill, and Winnie Harlow showcase the spring 2019 season in ‘Stardust’, styled by Carine Roitfeld and Jon Hartleben. Photographer Mario Sorrenti is behind the lens for Harper’s Bazaar Australia March 2019./ Hair by Akki; makeup by Kanako Tanase
Porter Magazine #31 celebrates “five years of Incerdible WOMEN’ with supermodel, activist, supermom and Tom Brady’s wife Gisele Bündchen on their cover. George Cortina styles the Super Bowl loving Brazilian — who makes her husband invite healing and protection stones into his life, with a special necklace and drops she prepares. Mario Sorrenti captures Gisele in ‘Born This Way’. / Hair by Akki Shirakawa; makeup by Kanako Takase
Photographer Drew Jarrett captures musician Arsun Sorrenti for the February 2019 ‘Paradising’ issue of RUSSH magazine. The son of Mario Sorrenti and Mary Frey, Arsun was interviewed a few months ago in i-D Magazine. Check out Arsun’s music, which packs a powerful resonance in these times.
On May 20, 1997, Amy M. Spindler wrote for the New York Times about the fatal heroin overdose of the promising young photographer David Sorrenti, 20. Spindler questioned the degree of complicity the entire fashion industry embraced in the advancement of the trend known as ‘heroin chic’.
Unlike the music industry, which has rallied with interventions and programs to get musicians off drugs, or the film industry, where known users have been subjected to drug tests for insurance on movies, the fashion industry has done little to combat the problem among the young in its ranks. The only event mounted to commemorate Mr. Sorrenti's death was a photo exhibition in his memory, called the ''Art of Fashion Photography,'' at a Flatiron district studio during March fashion week in New York. The drugged-looking photos from Detour were on view at that show.
In May 1997, President Clinton denounced the American fashion industry for cynically abusing teenagers and helping spread heroin usage to a new and younger group of people. “Some fashion leaders are admitting flat-out that images projected in fashion photos in the last few years have made heroin addiction seem glamorous and sexy and cool," President Clinton stated. “And as some of the people in those images start to die now, it's become obvious that is not true. The glorification of heroin is not creative, it's destructive. It's not beautiful, it is ugly. And this is not about art, it's about life and death. And glorifying death is not good for any society.”
As his name implies, Davide Sorrenti came from a family of photographers including his mother Francesca, his older brother Mario and sister, Vanina — “the Corleones” of fashion photography according to Francesca. His girlfriend and muse at the time Jaime King had her own struggles with heroin use, writes Models.com.
A key reason for the Naples-born Sorrenti family coming to New York in the early 1980s was Davide’s painful blood condition, Cooley’s anemia. The disease required frequent blood transfusions and caused the young Sorrenti to look even younger than his age.
Last week Charlie Curran premiered his seven-year-in-the-making documentary “See Know Evil”, a film attempting to tell Davide’s story, at Manhattan’s SVA Theatre, A second screening was held Thursday night, November 15.
Actor and WildAid ambassador for elephants and Africa, Lupita Nyong'o covers the Fall 2018 #28 issue of Porter Magazine. The 2014 Academy Award winner for Best Suporting Actress for her performance in '12 Years a Slave' is styled by Cathy Kasterine in 'L is for . . . ' lensed by Mario Sorrenti. / Hair by Vernon Francois; makep by Nick Barose
Supermodel Gigi Hadid fires up the pages of V Magazine #114, fronting the issue's extreme sports focus. Hadid has "serious athletic chops . . . (was) a hardcore athlete circa high school . . . with a passion for sports (that) propels her fiercely competitive streak and impressive work ethic." George Cortina styles Gigi and action hero images by Mario Sorrenti.
Gigi Hadid and Serena Williams may be almost a generation apart, with one dominating the field of modeling and the other as Tennis's GOAT, but they are close friends for so long that Gigi can't remember how they met. Serena even said that Hadid is "one of the few people on this planet I'd leave my baby for -- for one night."
When these two MVP's get together to talk perfectionism, sister-dynamics and how to inspire current and future generations of powerful women, we're ripe for reading. There is the matter of sisters Bella and Venus, with Gigi offering that she and Bella "are more competitive about holiday cooking" than their careers.
Meanwhile, Serena blazed her way into Round 3 at Wimbledon Wednesday, with no evidence of the serious injury that took her out of the French Open and her good friend Meghan Markle, aka the Duchess of Sussex cheering her on.