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FAMOUS FACES IN FLARE

Ten of our finest moments from the past 3O years

FAMOUS FACES IN FLARE
Ten of our finest moments from the past 3O years


Gwen Stefani


 
Gwen Stefani

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In honour of our 30th anniversary, FLARE recently launched an exhibit at Toronto’s prestigious Spoke Club during the Toronto International Film Festival called FLARE CELEBRITY , gathering 30 portraits of the most famous names ever published in our magazine’s history. To commemorate the occasion, we have created a gallery of the exhibit’s 10 most fascinating images snapped by our roster of inspiring photographers.

 

Elisha Cuthbert


 
Elisha Cuthbert

ELISHA CUTHBERT – FLARE, SEPTEMBER 2006

Photographed by: Max Abadian Behind the lens: Universally known as Canada’s sexy girl next door, Cuthbert is also one of our country’s hottest acting exports. Here, we mixed her steamy red-carpet style with a twist of vintage Hollywood glamour.

Keira Knightley


 
Keira Knightley

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY – FLARE, SEPTEMBER 2007

Photographed by: Max Abadian Behind the lens: Always a chameleon on camera, Knightley knows how to make any scene work to her advantage. Shot in The Savoy Hotel in London, the then-22-year-old Golden Globe–winning actor offers a moment of intense emotion—which is her specialty onscreen.

Gwen Stefani


 
Gwen Stefani

GWEN STEFANI – FLARE, JUNE 2005

Photographed by: Max Abadian Behind the lens: This was photographed in Monte Carlo the year that Stefani quit her day job as lead singer for No Doubt to sign up for a new career as a solo singer as well as a designer for L.A.M.B., aka the then–little clothing label that could. Her newfound confidence comes off remarkably clear in this photo, since during our shoot, three of her solo hits were climbing the charts.

Eve Salvail


 
Eve Salvail

EVE SALVAIL – FLARE, DECEMBER 1999

Photographed by: Max Abadian Behind the lens: Unlike many others before her, Quebec-born model Salvail always walked on a runway of her own—sporting cropped hair, dragon tattoos and underground club wear on and off duty. Which is probably why she became one of Jean Paul Gaultier’s darlings in the 1990s. This close-up photo captures her independent nature and otherworldly spirit.

Kate Moss Naomi Campbell


 
Kate Moss Naomi Campbell

KATE MOSS & NAOMI CAMPBELL – FLARE, OCTOBER 1997

Photographed by: Deborah Fulsang Behind the lens: Before street-style blogs conquered the fashion world, FLARE began to regularly feature models who strutted off the catwalk—women who inadvertently created World Wide Web–mania. Here, Moss and Campbell are snapped off duty and off guard on the streets of Paris, overdressed in the epitome of ’90s chic.

Dita Von Teese


 
Dita Von Teese

DITA VON TEESE – FLARE, NOVEMBER 2006

Photographed by: Max Abadian Behind the lens: Nobody studies the golden age of glamour as seriously as Dita Von Teese. When it comes to taking a picture—such as this one, which was snapped on an estate in the Hollywood Hills—Dita has the ability make her surroundings look as though they’ve time traveled with her into 1950s.

Isabella Rossellini


 
Isabella Rossellini

ISABELLA ROSSELLINI – FLARE, NOVEMBER 2000

Photographed by: Michael Williams Behind the lens: Rossellini is the definition of ageless style and beauty and this photograph completely supports this theory. Taken when Isabella was 48 years old (looking 30-something), she resembles her mother, Ingrid Bergman.

Destiny's Child


 
Destiny’s Child

DESTINY’S CHILD – FLARE, OCTOBER 2001

Photographed by: Paul Alexander Behind the lens: Taken in the matter of minutes at the MuchMusic HQ on Toronto’s Queen Street West, Alexander made history by snapping the fastest and chicest shot of the group that has ever been published.

Brad Pitt George Clooney


 
Brad Pitt George Clooney

BRAD PITT & GEORGE CLOONEY – FLARE, DECEMBER 2007

Photographed by: George Pimentel Behind the lens: As one of the country’s top sharp shooters, George Pimentel’s red carpet moments are more artful than artifice. This extraordinary moment, taken at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival (during the Ocean’s 13 premiere) captures the public pomp and circumstance of the celebrity world as well as the strong friendships that endure behind the scenes.

Heidi Klum


 
Heidi Klum

HEIDI KLUM – FLARE, JULY 1998

Photographed by: Michael Williams Behind the lens: Before she was saying “auf wiedersehen” to eliminated contestants on Project Runway, Klum was a top model who worked with FLARE on a number of issues. Here, Williams brings out the power and the beauty behind the German-American icon in a single snap.

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