Blast from the Past: Isabella Moments

Every so often Vogue Italia comes out of left field and delivers a cover that features a true fashion legend. This month the honor goes to the incomparable Isabella Rossellini, one of the most photographed women ever and a model who ruled the world’s of fashion and film. Take a look back on her fashionable history, and some of those iconic images.

1982: Isabella by Richard Avedon in American Vogue

1986: With director David Lynch, photograph by Helmut Newton

1986: With actor Kyle Maclachlan in Lynch’s masterpiece, Blue Velvet.


1987: Giving the signature i-D Magazine wink on the cover of a vintage issue shot by Fabrizio Ferri.

1988: Shot by Robert Mapplethorpe

A prolific series of Vogue Italia covers from the 80s, until today.

1990: As bleached blonde bombshell, Perdita Durango in Lynch’s Wild at Heart. A look that went on to inspire several fashion editorials

1990: Alongside daughter Elettra Wiedemann on the cover of Vogue Paris by Brigitte Lacombe

1990: a classic image by Steven Meisel for Allure Magazine

1994: Isabella, alongside generations of legendary models on Vogue Italia‘s 30th Anniversary issue.

1996: Rossellini & Monica Bellucci for Dolce & Gabbana, it doesn’t get anymore Italian than that!

1997: An immaculate black and white by the late Irving Penn.

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  1. Ok, so who can name the models in the Italian vogue 1994 cover? I see Lauren Hutton, Rachel Williams, Naomi, Christy Turlington, Kirsty Hume, Laetita Casta, Carla Bruni, Ali McGraw, Patty Hansen, Claudia Schiffer, Christy Turlington, is that Linda E? , Kaate Moss, Trish Goff, Marissa Berenson Penelope Tree(??), Stella Tennant,Verushka.

  2. That’s not Penelope Tree it’s Peggy Moffatt. And Evangelista is right next to Bridget Hall, not Kate Moss.

  3. Linda changes her look so much, it’s hard to tell…but isn’t she the shoulder-length brunette with her hand on her neck, sitting next to Kate Moss, behind Bridget hall, right? Right? LOL!

  4. maby Niki Taylor, near Brigett Hall and Christy Hum
    but Nadja Auerman – exactly near Claudia and Kate Moss
    Laetetia Casta absent absolutly

  5. Ladies on Vogue Italia’s 30th Anniversary cover. They are (left to right from top):

    Nina Griscom, Rachel Williams, Susan Forristal, Kim Williams, Kristen McMenamy, Stella Tennant, Meghan Douglas, Chessy Rayner, Peggy Moffitt, Naomi Campbell, Jane Hitchcock, Trish Goff, Patti Hansen, Nadja Auermann, Marisa Berenson, Carla Bruni, Ali MacGraw, Claudia Schiffer, Ann Turkel, Linda Evangelista, Jaime Rishar, Isabella Rossellini, Veruschka, Kate Moss, Bridget Hall, Lucie de la Falaise, Donna Mitchell, Shalom Harlow, Kristy Hume, Sofia Coppola, Christy Turlington, Lauren Hutton.

    Btw, any clues on who the third girl (next to bellucci) in the dolce & gabbana ad is?

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