Kate Winslet

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes with Kate Winslet for St. John

Jul/19/2011 at 12:00 PM ET

Kate Winslet has been busy working her sexy side as the new face of luxury knitwear brand St. John and as a special treat, the company has released a behind-the-scenes video from the shoot for the actress’s fall 2011 advertising campaign. In the clip above, shot at the historic Loew’s Theater in New Jersey, a sultry Winslet talks about wearing clothing that simply feels good — and looks good, too. “The clothes are cut beautifully, the fabrics are elegant, you can look extremely chic without trying too hard,” she says in the clip above. “You don’t feel that the clothes are something that only a model would be able to wear.” And with her own children to raise, Winslet said she feels inspired by fellow mothers and other women who give their all, one of the many reasons why she loves the ease of the brand. “The St. John collection is effortless and chic, and I think speaks to how real women live and dress today,” she shares in a statement. Catch Winslet’s ads when they launch in print in September. –Kim Peiffer


PHOTO: Kate Winslet Strikes a Pose for St. John

Jun/13/2011 at 01:30 PM ET

Kate Winslet for St. JohnCourtesy St John

She had the fashion world abuzz when she was announced as the new face of American knitwear company St. John in April, and now, Kate Winslet‘s first official photo for the fall 2011 advertising campaign has been revealed. In the image, shot by photographer Craig McDean at the Loew’s Theater in New Jersey, Winslet shows off her sultry side, laying across a stage draped in a figure-hugging granite Milano knit dress and sporting tousled curls. “Kate is an ideal choice for our new campaign,” St. John creative director George Sharp said in April. “She is an accomplished, beautiful woman with an extraordinary body of work, and one of the most admired actors of her generation. She embodies the modern sensibility of St. John, she is contemporary and authentically captures the style of the St. John woman.” The campaign will launch in September in magazines nationwide, but Winslet will also collaborate on “behind the scenes” vignettes for the brand’s website. Tell us: What do you think of Winslet’s ad for St. John? –Kim Peiffer



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Jun/03/2011 at 06:00 PM ET

Kate Winslet on why she posed nude
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Kate Winslet's 'Oh, Okay' Attitude Toward Posing Nude

May/31/2011 at 10:30 AM ET

Kate Winslet on why she posed nude
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Kate Winslet has bared it all for the cameras before, even coached others through the process. But the star explained recently just how photographer Mario Testino got her to strip down. “You know that his biggest strength without 
fail is making women look beautiful,” she said at the El Museo del Barrio gala Thursday evening in New York City, as she presented the celebrity favorite with an award honoring his career. “When Mario turns to you and says, ‘It’s beautiful, but I think it
 would work better naked, no?’ How can one refuse?” Winslet, who has talked openly about issues with her body, explained, “No matter what
 insecurities about oneself a subject may have, Mario makes them go away 
like a magician.” She continued, “One moment you are in the hair and makeup chair fully 
clothed and wishing you had smoother skin, longer legs and smaller feet and then Mario comes in and in that charming way he takes you by the
 hand and says, ‘Don’t worry it’s going to be amazing.'” Testino, who also shot the famed engagement portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, says convincing Winslet was as easy as she claims. “I said to her, I want you to pose 
nude for this exhibition,” he said of the “Todo o Nada” exhibit that will open in Rome in July. “And she was like, ‘Oh, okay, Mario.’ 

She said yes right away.” That didn’t come as a surprise to Testino. “Most of them I think trust me. I would never let them down.”Kim Peiffer, with reporting by K.C. Baker



EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Kate Winslet Works the Camera for St. John

May/12/2011 at 10:30 AM ET

Kate Winslet for St. John
Courtesy St. John

When Kate Winslet visited a historic New Jersey movie theater last week, it wasn’t to catch a film; the actress was shooting her first campaign photos as the new face of St. John. The Oscar-winning star was recently tapped to front the American knitwear line — taking over for past models Angelina Jolie and Karen Elson — and did so in a glamorous setting, at Jersey City’s historic Loew’s Theater. “They want to keep it looking like me and not have it look like me pretending to be a model wearing these clothes,” Winslet told WWD the day of the shoot. “I’m obviously not a model. I’m not the size of a model. I don’t have the face of a model or the shape of a model.” What she does have, though, is the timeless beauty the brand was looking for. St. John is using Winslet to help evolve its image, adding looks like silk gowns, leopard print coats and woven pants — plus costume jewelry and handbags — to its usual collections of skirt suits. “To me, it’s fresher than that,” Winslet said. “It seems fresher than that because of the fabrics. They’re extremely delicate, extremely wearable and very flattering. I have worn several of their pieces over the years.” We’ll see just what she’s been wearing in September, when her ads debut in magazines nationwide. –Kate Hogan

Kate Winslet for St. John
Courtesy St. John


Kate Winslet: The Fab New Face of St. John

Apr/28/2011 at 01:30 PM ET

Kate Winslet is the new face of St. JohnDavid Fisher/Rex USA

She donned restrictive undergarments for her role as a single mother in the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce and showed off her flawless skin as a spokeswoman for Lancôme. Now, Kate Winslet is joining the ranks of A-list stars as the new face of luxury American knitwear company St. John. The actress has signed on to star in the company’s fall 2011 campaign, following in the footsteps of former spokesmodels Gisele Bündchen, Angelina Jolie and Kelly Gray, and the most recent face, Karen Elson. “Kate is an ideal choice for our new campaign,” creative director George Sharp said in a statement. “She is an accomplished, beautiful woman with an extraordinary body of work, and one of the most admired actors of her generation.” The campaign images, which were shot at the historic Loew’s Theater in New Jersey this week by photographer Craig McDean, will debut in magazines this September. Tell us: What do you think Winslet as the newest face of St. John?Kim Peiffer



Kate Winslet Wouldn't Rewear Her 'Mildred Pierce' Wardrobe

Mar/30/2011 at 04:30 PM ET

Kate Winslet Mildred Pierce Undergarments
Courtesy of HBO

She’s earning raves for her performance — and her period costumes — as a Depression-era single mom in the HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce, but you won’t see Kate Winslet wearing those on-screen outfits again anytime soon. “Under no circumstances,” she told StyleList when asked if she’d revisit her character’s wardrobe, which spanned the 1930s. Why the aversion to the clothes? Winslet’s co-star (and onscreen daughter) Evan Rachel Wood offered a clue: the film’s costume designer, Ann Roth, was a stickler for period detail, down to the restrictive undergarments. “It was uncomfortable. Oh, absolutely,” Wood said of the girdles and garter belts. “It was tight, it was hot, but you have to do it.” Despite the discomfort, Winslet said she really appreciated how much the clothes helped tell the story of Pierce’s life. “I loved watching each shape change … based on the period, but also based on Mildred’s success and her own sense of confidence and her own sense of style as well, which really does seem to develop.” Catch the next episode of Mildred Pierce at 9 p.m. Sunday on HBO. –Alex Apatoff



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