This year Vogue has stripped down their summer covers for June and July fronted by our times “supers”. Nathalie Vodianova fronts Vogue Russia June issue, and the most talked about Gisele Bundchen’s more provocative butt-in-sand-cover for Vogue Paris June/July lensed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. I love them both in different ways and isn’t a great thing that when they strip down covers like this they choose 2 healthy looking models, both mums and have long successful careers behind them?
The Face July 1990
This iconic fashion beauty, Kate Moss, turned 38 yesterday, she’s been around as long as my memory goes and still going strong. Here’s one of Moss first break though jobs, as a 16 year old fronting The Face July issue in 1990, photographed by Corinne Day, in a shoot titled “The 3rd Summer of Love”. Hip Hip Hurra Kate!
Ok, since I’ve already included Emmanuelle Alt’s covers of Vogue Paris since she began let me introduce you to her 5′th one. This one, a close-up of the Princess of Monaco, Charlotte Casiragh, photographed by Mario Testino. It’s obvious the year of the royals and though she’s a gorgeous girl, and it’s a beautiful portrait, I find this cover pretty boring and would have expected more dynamic….. But I like the hair and make-up though, not the typical glossy-royalty.
Morning ya’ll, after a few wonderful days and a night of traveling I’m back in London which is not that bad either but I’ve got plenty of things to catch up on.
Anyway, loving this 60′s style August cover of Vogue Paris featuring Lara Stone and lenced by Inez and Vinoodh. Refreshing from Emmanuelle Alt’s previous 3 close-up covers and proves that her work cannot be called predictable.
It can hardly have missed anyone by now that Vogue Paris‘s June/July cover and spread with Isabeli Fontana photographed by Mert & Marcus is a remake of Vogue Italia‘s spread in February 1989 with Linda Evangelista photographed by Steven Meisel in Cuba.
I love this new oversaturated, hot and sweaty editorial though the original absolutely has a life of it’s own, and just for the fun of it I picked out some images of both spreads, the remake on the left and original shot on the right hand side.
Image via Vogue Paris Live
Emmanuelle Alt continues perhaps playing it safe by putting big names on the cover of Vogue Paris, her second issue, May 2011′s cover stars Kate Moss and I must say I personally like this much more that her first cover. Having that said I fell totally in love with her first spread so I can’t wait to see what’s hiding inside this issue.
Here’s Emmanuelle Alt’s first French Vogue cover featuring Gisele Bunchen and personally I’m not crazy about it and I can’t see much of Emmanuelle’s chic and rocky influence going on, but hey, I love her and I’m pretty sure she’s gonna do better in the time to come.
But I’m pretty sure this issue’s gonna sell anyway and as the NY magazine The Cut said : “But Alt’s basically got Gisele in her bra and panties here so how can she go wrong?”
Cannot argue that….