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John Casablancas, Modeling Visionary, Dies at 70

Ford, who accused Elite of poaching models and sued the company in the late 1970s, described Mr. Casablancas’s methods at the time as “sleazy.” Beyond his feuds with other agencies, Mr. Casablancas was frequently criticized for having sexual relationships with young models. His public affair with Stephanie Seymour in 1983, when he was 41 and she was 15, ended his second marriage, to Jeanette Christjansen, a former model and the 1965 Miss Denmark. Mr. John Casablancas was born on Dec. 12, 1942, in Manhattan, the third of three children of Fernando and Antonia Casablancas, a Spanish couple who, after fleeing the country’s civil war, grew wealthy from operating a family textile-machinery business with factories around the world. After attending several European universities without graduating, and taking jobs in finance, public relations and real estate, he accepted a position offered by a family friend to become the marketing manager of a Coca-Cola factory in Brazil.

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and ain't i a woman?: Virtually perfect?

Reading about Webbie Tookay, the new "internet model", engineered to eradicate the need for "real" women to model clothes on the internet, I recalled a cartoon I saw many years ago when I was first noticing, and becoming outraged about, the portrayal of women in the media. The cartoon was titled "The Perfect Woman", and it depicted a voluptuous woman — I can't remember if she was naked or scantily clad — who had, instead of a head, a drinks tray on which rested a freshly poured, inviting looking beer. Displaying clothing on a mannequin rather than a real live person is nothing new. Stylised pictures of impossibly perfect women modelling clothes are nothing new. Even real live "super-models", while a relatively new phenomenon, have been with us for several years now.

So what is different about a virtual reality model on the internet? The Future Of Motion Capture Animation: Building The Perfect Digital Human. If you have the QuickTime plug-in, you can view Webbie talk the talk. © Giant Studios.

The Future Of Motion Capture Animation: Building The Perfect Digital Human

I'm an avid surfer and I love to dance," the Elite model told WABC-TV Eyewitness News last December, adding that she also enjoys sports and working out at the gym. Who is this athletic beauty? None other than Webbie Tookay, the world's first virtual model, making her digitally animated debut via satellite feed. Webbie is the brainchild of Illusion2K, the "virtual management" division of Elite Models Inc., and Giant Studios, a motion-capture and performance animation studio in Atlanta. Webbie's television "interview" served as a marketing tool to demonstrate the capabilities of Biomechanics Inc.' Watch this Quick Time movie of the preparation for a motion-capture session. © Giant Studios. Next year's models. It was only a matter of time.

Next year's models

After all, you have to admit that real supermodels are slightly imperfect. Cindy Crawford has a mole. Kate Moss has bad hair days. An unflattering picture was once taken of Linda Evangelista. We simply cannot be expected to put up with these flaws. "Webbie Tookay" is a digitally composed "woman", created by designer Stephen Stahlberg and signed by the Elite model agency for their new division, Elite Illusion 2K.

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Movies & TV: 1939 – The Wizard of Oz premieres at Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Hollywood. 1948 – Candid Camera, with Allen Funt, debuts on ABC TV. 1948 – CBS-TV broadcasts the first nightly news show with Douglas Edwards as anchorman. 1964 – The Beatles’ A Hard Days Night opens in New York City. 1981 – The Waltons last broadcast airs on CBS-TV. Music & Radio: 1952 – Willie Mae Thornton (Big Mama) records the original version of “Hound Dog”. 1958 – Elvis Presley’s single “Hard Headed Woman” goes gold. 1962 – Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as The Beatles’ drummer 1965 – “I Got You Babe” by Sonny & Cher hits#1 1966 – The Beatles play their final tour show in the US at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. 1990s.