Mer Girl

April 1st, 2010 Posted by Janelle comments (37)

Alla Kostromichova goes under the sea for Vogue Nippon, Solve Sundsbo and George Cortina transform Alla into a gilded sea creature, clad in shimmering McQueen and Balmain. Posing underwater requires special skill, but Alla pulls it all off perfectly.

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37 Comments

  1. Mathew says:

    That second shot is so eerie and fetal, but I think I really like it.

    My fav shot is the last one. Just the simple arch in her back while her face just touches the waters surface is quite lovely.

  2. trev-o says:

    this is absolutely mesmorizing
    Alla is a model of true longevity
    she can transform into anything I love her
    http://trevofashionisto.blogspot.com

  3. All about Models says:

    So far my favourite editorial from Alla. It’s very fairy-tale. Beautiful
    http://allaboutmodels.blogspot.com/

  4. Amber says:

    Gorgeous. And a great tribute to Alexander McQueen’s work as an Artist.

  5. Mango says:

    That’s quite creepy.

  6. lea says:

    dis is jus super crazy………so hottt

  7. LeRene says:

    I commend her for her attempt, but the poses are lacking as are her facial expressions. Surprisingly, the ones where her eyes are closed allow a certain serenity. Otherwise, earth, air, and fire keep Alla out of this element.

  8. Joey says:

    Is it actually underwater? Either way, it’s still a great and innovative editorial.

  9. Barbora Pontini says:

    Avatar again ..?

  10. All_about_new_faces says:
  11. All_about_new_faces says:

    WOW ! avatar? I don’t think soo.
    amazing
    http://allaboutnewfaces.blogspot.com/

  12. Joe says:

    I hope the water didnt damage the McQueen clothes :O

  13. stace says:

    2nd pic is so awesome.

  14. eek says:

    Uhh…America’s Next Top Model?

  15. Model Whispers says:

    Wow she looks like a beautiful ocean creature out of fairy tale in those McQueen outfits.

  16. mark says:

    wow!!!!!

  17. promise says:

    the second picture is so nice, but the concept is so tyra!

  18. Reuben says:

    The photos are incredible. It is so futuristic. The second photo reminds me of a sonogram, the third one is so.. intriguing, very amphibian-esq.

  19. Kate B. says:

    настоящая красавица!русские модели рулят!

  20. Andre says:

    I don’t intend to sound like a harsh critic,I love the overall concept, however I feel like this story should have been a lot better. A beautiful long girl dripping in McQ should have made for a really UH-Mazing story.I’m an avid supporter of Solve’s work, I just could have seen way more from this!

  21. W says:

    Amazing ediotrial..
    second and last photo especially
    the mcqueen collection looks perfect underwater.

    http://williscrazy.blogspot.com

  22. JW says:

    This is fabulous!

  23. The Space Boy says:

    Oh my god, I was already in love with this collection of alexander mcqueen, but this is incredible, My whole body is in love.

  24. renato sirotich says:

    very well this pics and many original iniziative . well

  25. Larapixie says:

    amazing!

  26. Antonio Barros says:
  27. 4/2 says:

    WoW….

  28. Backless says:

    creature of Atlantis

  29. Calvin says:
  30. christopher Y says:

    OH MY DEAR BUDDHA… this is one of the most stunning editorials of the year… it’s certainly the closest tribute paid to Alexander McQueen with so much relevance to his SS10 collection…
    the images are soft, floaty, lively and truly mesmerizing… it makes me wanna hold this vulnerable little creature and put her at ease…. OH my… it’s really putting me to tears… thanks Vogue Nippon…

  31. cyril says:

    i love all of her shots… its so surreal and amazing!!!

  32. Catharina P says:

    love it!!!

  33. terence fuller says:

    i absolutely luv these pictures!!!!!!!!

  34. M.L. says:

    fantastic! adore it. it is so out of this world especially the last one and the one with miu miu dress <3 Alla was a perfect pick for this shoot..something different, salute!

  35. Queen of Mayhem says:

    AMAZING! This is definitely one of my favorite editorials on here!

    http://queenofmayhem.blogspot.com/

  36. .blanc says:
  37. jennnnn says:

    the overall concept is unique, especially since it really is underwater. however i think the poses get repeditive and slightly creepy. very much reminded of avatar.

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