We may only be getting our heads around autumn fashions, but brands are already thinking ahead to next spring. Case in point: handbag.com spies can exclusively reveal that last week they spotted photographer Horst Diekgerdes shooting the Louis Vuitton spring/summer 2010 shoe campaign outside Les Deux Magots café on the Left Bank in Paris. The model was a girl called Amanda Sudano. Never heard of her? You soon will have. According to a source, the reason for the choice of model is that Vuitton's shoe designer, Fabrizio Viti, is a huge fan of her mother, who is none other than disco diva Donna Summer. Other notable fact: it's the first time Vuitton has used a sole black model in one of their ads. (Did Vuitton not mind that Summer's song, I Feel Love, is the track for rival brand Gucci's Flora fragrance?)
Amanda Sudano is certainly not new to the fashion scene. The 23-year-old beauty, who is currently on the modelling books of Bella Agency in New York, was snapped arm in arm with Marc Jacobs at the Louis Vuitton show during Paris Fashion Week last October, wearing a total Louis Vuitton look of pale pink tulip skirt, grey fox stole and anthropomorphic patent wedge heels (pictured). Expect to see a lot more of her, and her shoes, during the upcoming round of Paris shows.
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Picture: Amanda Sudano, daughter of Donna Summer, is the new face of Louis Vuitton