The Edge

September 23rd, 2010 Posted by Janelle comments (25)

Josh Olins takes Karolina Kurkova back to her avant-garde roots in i-D‘s new issue, shooting her in gritty black and white portraits styled expertly by Alastair McKimm. Karolina’s typically glamorous presence is transformed in this story that takes menswear inspired looks and turns them on their heads with a dash of ingenuity; Karolina in stripped down Stella McCartney and Calvin equals perfection.

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  1. j'adore says:

    The one and only..

  2. Marcus says:

    Not a bad spread, I must say.

  3. joao says:

    the one and only

  4. Mango says:

    Impressive shots there

  5. W says:

    I am certainly enjoying KK’s stunning come back.

  6. glunge says:

    i’ve always preferred this intellectual side to all of her different looks.

    was she back at prada today?

  7. garson says:

    nothing really special unlike when she was young

  8. juniedree says:

    love High Fashion KK! always preferred it to bombshell KK. she just suits it better in my opinion. well done Karolina! welcome back. hope she gets some more covers now! amazing comeback and one of the best models of the early 2000’s.

  9. forreal says:

    Very cool

  10. HannaV says:

    Karolina is stuning as always and the shots are really beautiful

  11. den says:

    always love her, amazing model

  12. tarx says:

    Glad she is back where she used to belong…
    I didnt get her VS thing at all…remember the early Meisel covers with KK?

  13. janice says:

    the one and only…….

  14. Carl says:

    amazing, I really like it

  15. gise says:

    first time in years i give her a second look. perhaps a long-term editorial comeback is possible?

    (i swear i posted this yesterday. are posts that are not gushing over a model/picture deleted now? would be irrational given that kk’s career will carry on regardless of my or anyone else’s personal opinion…)

  16. carola says:

    Could be worse.. the last pic is terrible, the others are alright. I don’t know, I don’t wanna be a bitch but it’s like she hasn’t aged well (and I know she’s not old lol, I’m just saying she didn’t make it from 16 to 26 like almost all the other models, who in fact look better with age).

    I remember some amazing editorials in Vogue Paris with KK.. maybe I’m just comparing these pics with her older pics.

  17. MODEL100% says:

    95% PERFECT

  18. GP says:

    Who is this new model? She looks so fresh, love her.

  19. Irene says:

    Love those eyebrows!

  20. Marika S says:

    SHE IS AMAZING!!! So transformable! she is genious

  21. Marika S says:

    Oh, she is genious! So transformable

  22. Nigel S. says:

    Incredible to have her back in full swing.
    Her recent editorial is October’s Elle is gorgeous.

    Seeing her on the runways this current season is such a time warp – especially in the couple of shows which features Rianne Ten Haken and Erin Wasson.

    No she doesn’t have the summery glisten and evident joy in her face as she did post leave but perhaps she will get back to that place is she so desires.

  23. Nigel S. says:

    If* she so desires

  24. Nik says:

    I think that headshot is absolutely stunning!

  25. Nik says:

    (cont.) I am really glad to see Karolina’s comeback to HF. The girl WAS sex on heels for VS, but KK (to me) brings something special to the plate. She has had a pretty good year all-around, and she is gonna SLAY in 2011! And at the same time, as a whole I love how a lot of the early ’00 girls(Raquel, Mariacarla, Daria, Isabeli, Karolina, Giselle, Liya, Natalia etc.) have become so influential in the industry after so many years still. True powerhouses, AND NOT FADS. Makes me think we are in a new supermodel era.

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