Tonne Goodman, once a model, is now a powerful editor for Vogue Fashion Magazine. Born in 1952 and first working at Vogue in 19670, Goodman has truly created a lasting name for herself. Tonne Goodman has caught my attention by her journey through out the fashion industry. Starting as a beautiful model accompanied by long hair, she had modeled for high end magazine brands. Being successful was outlasting for her because other photographers would attempt to copy her model photographs, but could never quite compete with Goodman’s beautiful quality. Discovered outside of her apartment building at the age of 14, she has worked with the New York Times magazine, Calvin Klein, Harper’s Bazaar and Anna Wintour.
Tonne Goodman became a powerful woman, while starting out as an average model. I personally look up to any woman that has become successful in the fashion industry because the industry is a terribly difficult industry to work in, as well as to work with. The fashion industry requires a strong personality to accomplish important goals, regardless of long term or short term.
1. LADY GAGA
Tonne Goodman’s work with Lady Gaga stood out to me due to the fact of Lady Gaga’s outrageous style. I believe that it could be difficult to work with Ms. Gaga, similar to working with any celebrity. Gaga is featured in a classy cream-colored dress, accented with gold layers and pleasantly pink hair. It is said that Tonne Goodman helped Gaga to style her hair accordingly because Gaga requested to resemble Anna Wintour’s bob cut. Understandably so, Tonne helped Lady Gaga to give her exactly what she wanted, while fulfilling her own editor and styling needs. It may be challenging for an editor to create an image, while working with both their own needs, as well as the model’s needs.
2. KATY PERRY
Katy Perry is permanently accompanied by a visibly unique style of fashion. From her music videos, to award shows, to everyday wear, Katy’s fashion choices never fail to draw attention. Tonne Goodman worked with Katy Perry to agree on a fashion choice that worked positively for the both of them.
Tonne brilliantly used Katy’s light features to accent the vibrant make-up and clothing items for a strong display. The dress used in the photo shoot is a long-sleeved dress, complimented with royal red roses. Tonne Goodman used this rosy dress to fit the fall fashion of the Vogue magazine because it is a light, colorful dress. While still featured with long sleeves, it is due to the chilly weather that seems to accompany the season.
3. MICHELLE OBAMA
Michelle Obama must be the most difficult client out of these three women. I imagine Michelle Obama to be difficult to work with due to her high ranking in the United States. A lot of editor’s work with many artists, models, actors/actresses, and celebrities; but not the first lady. Tonne Goodman used Michelle’s short hair to accent her royal blue dress, showing off the low v-neck cut through out the chest.
Paired with bronzed, dangling earrings, Michelle’s short haircut displays all of the details to make the photo completely come together. Tonne Goodman featured Michelle Obama in the spring edition of Vogue, discussing fashion that helps to “flatter every figure”. Tonne Goodman used this Vogue edition wonderfully, as Michelle Obama looks curvy, while remaining to display a thin figure in her deep blue dress.