Celestial Bodies

March 15th, 2011 Posted by Janelle comments (45)

Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott pay tribute to the world’s best bodies in the pages of Vogue‘s Shape Issue, with an understated editorial styled by Tonne Goodman. When you have Natalia Vodianova, Joan Smalls, Daria Werbowy, Gisele Bundchen, Raquel Zimmermann and Lara Stone all in one story, little else needs to be done so M&M tone down their signature theatrics and let the beauty of each girl and Lisa Butler‘s natural makeup shine through.

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  1. FashionInsider says:

    wow Joan is amazing!! My personal fav.

  2. Elijah says:

    all this beauty in one post is just giving me a headache

  3. TeeVanity says:

    Lovely! All the ladies look great!

  4. RD says:

    they all look incredible

  5. magazine says:

    all great models. all so beautiful. WOW

  6. jeremydante says:

    DEAD!!! so in looooove. beautiful! completely!

  7. anastasia beverhausen says:

    Beauty overload. Stunning. End of line.

  8. Podesta says:

    Breathless!!! all girls look stunning!

  9. HausOfVogue says:


  10. jahsley says:

    what an amazing cast!!!!!!!!! too bad there is no group portrait. 🙁

  11. bryan says:

    daria shot is pure genius. the most striking shot of the year.

    that shot should have made into lanvin’s campaign. not too many times that we see a dress that can speak to us.

  12. KK says:

    wow Gisele is the oldest model and she looks very fresh and young. Beautiful shots! love them all!

  13. PeterModelObsessed says:

    As usual Natalia Vodianova, the fruit vendor from Russia won!!!

    WTF happens to Gisele’s face? Her face isn’t the best shot of them all.

    I miss Lara Stone without the eyebrows. That’s who she is. That made her unique and a stand out!

  14. omg says:

    lara looks likes she lost a lot of weight. i miss when she was more curvier. in the CK1 videos and in this editorial she looks just as skinny as every1 else.

  15. Ewa says:

    You should put a warning when you post such a beauty overload.How am I supposed to look in the mirror now???

  16. D. says:

    they should all be on the cover… that would be great..:)

  17. paris says:

    Gisele looks gorgeous. Her bone structure is impeccable. Love Daria,Gisele,Natalia,Raquel and Lara shots. what a cast!

  18. Josh says:

    Joan and Daria’s shot are killing me right now!! That close-up of Joan could be her Estee Lauder ad right this minute!!

  19. jordana says:

    You mentioned everyone except Joan. I think she’s the one that’s most impressive having had an explosive career over the last year. We’ve seen the other girls in the spread for years. I applaud Joan on being in such great company. There’s something very supermodel-like about Joan and I think Vogue, Mert & Marcus and many others recognize it. She’s got a certain charisma and her body is drop dead. She needs to be doing Victoria’s Secret!!!

    And there’s nothing impeccable about Natlalia’s bone structure in her photo.

  20. jane smith says:

    Joan looks spectacular !!!!!!
    You are my #1 model.

  21. PeterModelObsessed says:

    Wow, all models are really good, but face wise…. Natalia really is the most beautiful.

    I’m sure, you guys will agree on this one!


  22. Safari Disco Club says:

    I agree with jordana. Not mentioning Joan would be a little misleading I think. It’s so inspiring to find out that how she’s been able to battle MS and have an amazing career. Not only that she is incredibly gorgeous as well.

  23. Janelle says:

    Wait, how is Joan not mentioned? She’s the second model credited.

  24. mari says:

    now now, they are all great beautiful women and models. Joan is very gorgeous. Joan,Gisele,Daria,Lara bone structure is FLAWLESS.

  25. Tom says:

    Thank heavens for Photoshop eh?

  26. Janelle says:

    As much as these are photoshopped I think that the ladies featured really are some of the most beautiful in the industry. Mert & Marcus may enhance their images as part of their style, but when you’re front and center with Lara Stone, or Joan Smalls or any of these girls really they’re undeniable beauties. You could take a crap snapshot of Daria Werbowy on your cell phone and it would still look better than 99% of earth’s population.

    I also think that the retouching on this story was done just right – a little surreal in true Mert & Marcus fashion, but not distractingly so. You can’t beat M&M for a high glossy fantasy and that is what I think this is.

  27. Elijah says:

    werque @ Janelle’s comment

  28. manDY says:

    NATALIA! RAQUEL! and my favourite of all, LARA
    so gorgeous

  29. Yeoh says:

    impeccable cast! the shots are gorgeous, seriously some people need to stop hating.lol

  30. Safari Disco Club says:

    Oh no I was talking about (I’m assuming jordana was as well) the previous commentator above us who said s/he loved all the models except for Joan.

  31. Janelle says:

    ^ Aaah ok, I was confused there for a minute 🙂 Could never leave Joan out, she’s one of my faves!

  32. Safari Disco Club says:

    Yeah mine too. I think she is beyond stunning <3

  33. carola says:

    My God, Joan is stunning, she is a future supermodel, with that face and body she is destined to be near Gisele/Daria status.

    Gisele looking amazing, great face, hot body. Daria looks perfect as always, it’s crazy that she doesn’t have a beauty contract yet.

    Not feeling Natalia’s shot, well never really been a fan of hers.. Lara looks okay, definitely liked her better when she had a little more meat on her bones, her face looked better too.

    Raquel is beautiful as always.

  34. carola says:

    Oh shit I forgot Daria has that Lancome contract lol, lack of sleep.

  35. Josh says:

    ^^haha- yeah, go to sleep, lol!!!

  36. clafleur says:

    They should’ve all been on the cover of this months vogue together. Great job casting this editorial. Each and every one of them belongs there.

  37. Nigel S. says:

    Painfully beautiful – each and every one of them. Joan is really working it. Her internal strength rages through every time. The second she sets foot on the runway all of the other girls appear weak.

    And Queen Daria…
    As this is a homage to the finest bodies – one would have loved to see Isabeli.

  38. Things I Like says:

    they all look nice, but im a bit sad to hear about Joan’s story. i guess she is doing good now thank God


  39. Jacoblacoste says:

    Fyi, scoliosis is simply when the spine is curved. This is quite common. Gisele Bundchen, Rebecca Romijn, Vanessa Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar and many other have scoliosis.

  40. PAULO GÓIS says:

    Gisele Bundchen and Raquel are simple best. VIVA BRASIL!

  41. PAULO GÓIS says:


  42. Vick says:

    Daria, Gisele,Raquel,Joan.

  43. GP says:

    Daria and Joan. All of them is better than the cover. I am so buying this issue!!

  44. PeterModelObsessed says:

    Wow! Lara Stone in American Vogue April….

    is she the Most Intriguingly Beautiful woman or what???.

  45. gghf says:

    Gisele’s face is flawless, she looks like exotic brazilian barbie.

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