Model update: Karolina Kurkova welcomes a baby boy; Lara Stone and Gabriel Aubry to replace Madonna at Louis Vuitton
There is lots going on in the land of models right now, which is why I thought it best to update you in these handy bite-sized chunks...
- First up, congratulations go out to Karolina Kurkova who has welcomed her first child with fiancé, Archie Drury. The Victoria's Secret model gave birth to son, Tobin Jack Drury, on Thursday with bub weighing in at 6 lbs. 3 oz. "Both mother and baby are happy and healthy," her rep confirmed. Now Adriana Lima, Gisele Bundchen have to follow suit to make it a little Angel quartet with Heidi Klum's newest addition.
- A younger model is set to topple Madonna from her Louis Vuitton perch, with Lara Stone tipped to succeed the Queen of Pop in the next campaign. Rumour has it that that the Dutch model will be the face of the label's spring/summer 2010 campaign, to be photographed by Steven Meisel. For its menswear division, it's Halle Berry's squeeze Gabriel Aubry who has bagged the gig. Aubry who has previously modelled with Agyness Deyn for Uniqlo, has reportedly already shot the ads in Ibiza, with apparently some "gentle encouragement" from Madonna.