August 15th, 2011 Posted by Janelle comments (16)

The Gucci look could never be called minimalist but in Love Magazine‘s latest issue, a pared down Natalia Vodianova makes the line’s ostentatious wares look downright austere. The beautiful and simple shots by Alasdair McLellan capture Natalia’s beauty and Katie Grand‘s impeccable styling brings out the best of Gucci’s archival pieces.

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  1. Dom says:

    Alasdair McLellan is definitely the most underrated photographer working today. This edit is amazing!

  2. mikeyd says:

    she doesnt look great, looks old and tired….

  3. necia says:


  4. Janelle says:

    How does she look old? o_O Personally I think she looks great, she’s a beautiful woman, not a girl anymore and the pictures reflect that.

    I like that these picture aren’t over retouched, you can still see lines (though lets face it Natalia has like 3 lines tops) and skin texture.

  5. Lisaaaaaa says:

    sure it is Natalia? Because when you look at the past picture it could easily be Volodya Averianov (as in chest) But sooooo beautiful, this ed!

  6. Kouklina says:

    Actually Natalia has a deep (sad) expression… Alasdair is more Peter Lindbergh’s spiritual heir here while he is usually Bruce Weber’s one 😉

  7. charlotte says:

    i think its refreshing to see Natalia doing an ed where she isn’t styled like a vamped up lolita. she is a woman now, she looks great.

  8. Christopher Yong says:

    she’s sooooo EXTRAORDINARY!!! she makes the Gucci monogram looks so expensive and not Gotti…

  9. mikeyd says:

    by spiritual heir you mean copycat i presume…

  10. GP says:

    She makes a handsome boy. She looks ageless.

  11. DECCIIE says:

    Loving the fur this season!

    I actually did an article about the best Gucci products of 100 year Gucci for GQ

    For more check out:

  12. k says:

    hm. i love the clothes anyway…

  13. Nora says:

    I’ve never seen Nat V looks so strong with such simple make up! Usually when her hair is tied back like this she’s got bright red lips or some other make up! It’s very refreshing to see her as she naturally is.


  14. carola says:

    She’s too young to be looking like that. She doesn’t look old, or ugly, there’s just something weird about her face here…

  15. marcus. says:

    I love the sobriety off these images.

  16. eg says:

    That happens when you play 100% with natural light

    what you see is what you get…naturallightcould be really tricky (you can see here not even reflectors) so obviously any girl could look “tired, old”

    The editors took a big risk here and almost got away with it…why almost because you see people complaining about Natalia’s instead of admiring the clothes/styling/etc

    Not a smart choice :/


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