Classical Influence

April 9th, 2010 Posted by Janelle comments (44)

Steven Meisel presents a classic view for Vogue Italia: the stylized portraits featured in April’s cover story seem timeless. Led by the iconic Amber Valletta and Angela Lindvall, models Joan Smalls, Lara Stone, Freja Beha Erichsen, Giedre Dukauskaite, Gwen Loos, Jac Jagaciak and Abbey Lee Kershaw, manage to look like true stars in the short and shrunken looks crafted by Karl Templer. The barely there ensembles, emphasize Spring’s focus on all things small, but the one of a kind hair creations courtesy of Guido Palau are larger than life.










Image Credit | Scans by Diciassette @ tFS

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  1. Veljko Gavrilovic says:

    THANK YOU!!! So, PLAYING WITH PROPORTIONS!!! Read the cover’s title before you say something bad, please!!!

  2. sandra says:


  3. Beauty Is Diverse says:

    Gorgeous photos

  4. Hector says:

    i lovw jac jagaciak and abbey lee kershaw photos
    jac, great body
    abbey, so sexy 😉

  5. lasher says:

    love them!

  6. Mango says:

    I LOVE Joan and Lara

  7. Chungkit says:

    I was hoping that the inside story would be amazing, and I was not disappointed…This is CLASSIC Steven, Mesiel at his best.

    Joan Smalls is the STAR of this editorial, hands down!

  8. trumancapote says:

    it s so disappointing to see every month such huge budget n great models going wasted by some one like meisel who clarerly doenst care anymore in doing soemthng special..if he ever did

  9. glunge says:

    i love the return to classic studio photos. there are great touches here with some of the models’ hair and makeup. and beautiful cast of models – giedre isn’t working enough and joan smalls is a revelation.

    but i’m always disturbed with schoolgirl fashion for grown women. i wish meisel would work less with karl templer as when they shoot editorials together their stories can easily look misogynistic. time to move on to marie chaix!

  10. AJP says:

    I feel bad for the models, having to wash their hair after that crazy styling! Beautiful editorial though!

  11. lulu says:

    i LOOOOOVE this!!! the styling is so fantastic.

  12. Model Whispers says:

    Jac and Joan are great here. Can Jac ever take a bad picture or a pose? She’s such a natural model. and good to see Giedre, hope she has more editorials in future, i miss her.

  13. Marcus says:

    This is a classy shoot! Love it!

  14. Charlotte says:

    joan smalls is killer!

  15. Mista B says:

    trumancapote, just rude.
    no one works harder than Meisel, sorry.
    cheer up.

  16. Allison says:

    I hate seeing Jac so skimpily dressed. Girl is only 16, ick. But anyway, Lara Stone’s picture is definitely my favorite, she can’t ever seem to do wrong. Poor Freja got some seriously ugly hair.

  17. trev-o says:

    soooo happy Joan is in this..i am in love with the styling in the editorial..gorgeous

  18. PAULO GÓIS says:

    Gisele Bundchen e Isabeli Fontana deixavam bem mais legal.

  19. poo says:

    Wow. This is brilliant. Especially the Freja pic (tho would have loved to not have the other leg cropped out).

  20. GP says:

    They all have a bad hair day!!! I love the 6th photo, who is she?

  21. richard says:

    karl templer does the best editorials with steven meisel , the styling is amazing !this is timeless genuis ….another classic

  22. anlabe says:

    Great editorial. I love Lara, Jac and Gwen.

  23. Toni K says:

    This works. But if that hairstyle we see on Amber & Freja becomes THE next thing, I’m horrifyid to walk streets of my home town. But good for hairspray sales!

  24. Ris says:

    The hair is disgusting 😛
    I like the pictures though…

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  26. Joe says:

    I really dislike the amount of hairspray being used around the fashion industry at the moment! It looks so false and dirty . Not in a positive way either .Prada started it I think , with those disgusting pigtails . Then Roberto Cavalli with that greasy looking side fringe thing and now editorials like these . Put the hair spray down!!

  27. marvoi says:


  28. Mols says:

    Looks like every Roversi shoot, combined. Not impressed.

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  30. Larapixie says:


  31. gav says:

    joan smalls is body (and face) is devine.

  32. Ken George says:

    Great pictures

  33. JoltOfDavid says:

    The casting is quite good, the styling, too.
    That kind of hair seems to be THE thing since Guido promoted it at the Prada Menswear Spring/Summer 2010 show.

  34. peterModelObsessed says:

    Angela Lindvall has no neck here.

  35. Josh says:

    I am so excited to see Joan Smalls in this! I hope we can see her in American Vogue.

  36. Peter says:

    Joan and Abbey look divine. Amazing casting. Steven is a genius.

  37. VICTOR NOBLE says:


  38. xawaska says:

    Amber with Justin bieber hair style….humpf

  39. Alejandra / Ferrater Studio says:

    Hardly anybody can shoot such amount of emotion, feeling, fashion and art all at once as him! Gorgeous!!

  40. Shanila B says:


  41. Amarilla says:

    The whole sloppy just got out of bed and drowned hairspray look is working for Joan Smalls solely but honestly these hairdo’s are catastrophic IMO.

  42. Gustavo says:

    is meisel taking a look at w every once in while to get some ‘inspiration´for his vi spreads?
    when you look at w for inspiration something is reaaaally really wrong

  43. Marilyn says:

    Love for the second one

  44. M.L. says:

    prada hair influence 🙂

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