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Double Vision: Comme des Garçons

November 2nd, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Some collections are made for editorial greatness, on the runway they’re good but when a talented team gets ahold of things the stories those garments can tell are limitless. One collection that has found new life editorially is Comme des Garcons‘ excellent fall/winter showing. The exaggerated proportions, bold patterns and plays on dimension have made for some truly striking imagery. Stylists seem to love playing with Rei Kawakubos artful creations, and there are a few looks that keep popping up in magazines month after month. Whether they’re worn by the likes of style legend Iris Apfel, transformed into samurai gear for Meghan Collison, or made part of David Sims‘ stark imagery, it is impossible to miss a CdG piece. Take a look back at some of the most memorable uses of the collection thus far and see how different stylists dealt with some of the more popular pieces.

Meghan Collison by Craig McDean, styled by Karl Templer in Interview

by Sarah Moon, styled by Jacob K for 10 Magazine

Meghan Collison by Fabien Baron, styled by Karl Templer for Interview

Cara Delevingne by Jean Baptiste Mondino, styled by Carine Roitfeld for CR Fashion Book

Saskia de Brauw by Mario Sorrenti, styled by Emmanuelle Alt for Vogue Paris

Erjona AlaLida FoxLula OsterdahlOphelie Rupp and Ros Georgiou by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia

Magdalena Langrova by Sebastian Kim, styled by Katie Mossman in Vogue Germany

Kati Nescher by Mario Sorrenti, styled by Joe McKennafor Vogue Paris

Dorothea Barth Jorgensen by Charlotte Wales for Vision China, styled by Clare Byrne.

Laura Kampman by Philippe Vogelenzang, styled by Jos van Heel in Vogue Netherlands

Franzi Mueller by Mel Bles, styled by Vanessa Reid in Pop Magazine

Iris Apfel by Jeff Bark, styled by Robbie Spencer for Dazed & Confused

Kasia Struss by Knoepfel & Indlekofer for WSJ

Anais Pouliot by Paolo Roversi, styled by  in Purple Fashion

Mackenzie Drazan by Mikael Jansson styled by Karl Templer for Interview

Kati Nescher by David Sims for American Vogue




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A New Star

May 16th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Emmanuelle Alt is a creature of habit and the pages of Vogue Paris during her tenure reflect that. We’ve come to expect the same photographers, the same creative teams and the same models month after month – nothing wrong with that mind you, but we can’t help but miss the good ol’ days. Carine Roitfeld had a wonderful habit of picking a fresh model and highlighting her with a great story or cover – one of the many things that kept the magazine exciting. Even though we’re treated to the joy of seasoned supermodel Gisele Bundchen on the June  VP cover, we’re still more interested in the VP newcomers.

Nadja Bender makes her Vogue Paris debut in chic style with an only-girl story by David Sims. The graphic and gorgeous shoot is styled by Joe McKenna and features his signature panache, with visors, veils and those Stella McCartney pjs all making an appearance. The end result is a story that feels retro (we’re getting Marlene Dietrich vibes in some shots) but is clearly rooted in the now. Bender registers beautifully in each shot, even managing to make that quilted Balmain vest look good.

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Put A Ring On It

April 30th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Is there a single more ubiquitous luxury item than the Givenchy couture nose rings? Sure those Prada car print skirts are everywhere and you can’t walk down the street without seeing a Celine luggage tote, but nothing is more noticeable than five pounds of metalwork dangling from a beautiful girl’s face.

Add to this that the Givenchy nose rings have all the elements of an editorial frontrunner; undeniable visual impact – check, expensive – check, hard to get your hands on – double check. There was absolutely no way editors could resist themselves and as such the rings have been showing up in every magazine imaginable for the past few months.

Are you still enjoying seeing these beautiful ornaments – or are you ready to move on to the next trend? We admit to experiencing a bit of Givenchy fatigue – considering that the pieces are always styled with Givenchy looks, which is nice but not exactly exciting. Wouldn’t it be interesting to see these paired with something else – maybe mix in one of those other overexposed editorial favorites, Balenciaga Darth Vader visors anyone?

Franzi Mueller by Greg Kadel for Vogue Germany

Jessica Chastain by Paolo Roversi for W Magazine, styling by Edward Enninful

Vlada Roslyakova by Richard Burbridge for Dazed & Confused, styling by Robbie Spencer

Karlie Kloss by Angelo Pennetta for British Vogue

Natasha Poly by Mario Sorrenti for Vogue Paris, styling by Emmanuelle Alt

Grimes by Hedi Slimane for Dazed & Confused

Marie Piovesan by Paolo Roversi for Vogue Italia, styling by Panos Yiapanis

Arthur Gosse by Fabien Kruszelnicki for Hero Magazine

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Editorial Inspiration: Gloria

April 23rd, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

It is no secret that fashion frequently cribs from cinema for editorial inspiration and in the latest Vogue Paris, Terry Richardson recreates the look and feel of John Cassavetes’ film, Gloria. With Joan Smalls taking on the titular role and Géraldine Saglio styling, the VP version of things is considerably more glamourous, but the story is essentially the same – former mob mistresses becomes accidental guardian of a young boy. On the big screen that means shoot outs and grit and in the pages of Vogue that means playground trips and bright red Valentino gowns.

Both the edit and its inspiration are heavy on early 80s / late 70s chic, but we wouldn’t have minded if Joan went all badass and started taking down mobsters. We know the era of Emmanuelle Alt means that Vogue Paris is kindler and gentler, but with source material this fierce it seems a shame not to take things to the next level.

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Four Visions

March 29th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Unless you’ve placed yourself on a magazine ban, or been living beneath the safety of a rock, you’ve heard the murmurs about Vogue Paris losing its edge. Whether it is blog posts about lackluster covers, or tFS rumblings, it feels like everyone has an opinion on the excitement level (or lack there of) in the post Carine Roitfeld era.

While we admit to missing the sexed up, controversy courting, boundary pushing days of Mme. Roitfeld, the Emmanuelle Alt helmed VP has its high points – Wham lipsync moment non-withstanding. April’s issue features a striking beauty story by Karim Sadli, featuring Malgosia Bela reinvented by four of the top young talents in hair & makeup. Anthony Turner, Lucia Pica, Yadim & James Pecis create a series of strong, attention grabbing looks for Malgosia that showcase their creativity and modern views of what a striking editorial look can be — how’s that for excitement.

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Raquel & Roll

October 25th, 2011 |Posted by

What better pairing is there when Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin team up with Raquel Zimmermann? For the latest issue of Vogue Paris, Raquel shows off haute couture looks varying from Chanel, Valentino, to Elie Saab styled by Emmanuelle Alt. With rock and roll hair and makeup against the refined couture looks, Raquel poses in the craziest ways that only she can pull off.

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High Gloss

October 21st, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Makeup artist Lisa Butler captures the season’s cosmetics trends in a gorgeous Vogue Paris story by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Dramatic lips, smoky eyes and the season’s chicest fashions selected by stylist Suzanne Koller.

Karolina Kurkova

Hanaa Ben Abdesslem

Isabeli Fontana

Izabel Goulart

Natasha Poly

Arizona Muse

Scanned by Fashion Screen

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Put On A Happy Face!

August 22nd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Kristina Salinovic brings her dimples to the pages of Vogue Paris in an unusually upbeat story by David Sims. Cheerful girls smiling and jumping seems worlds away from what we expect to see in VP, but we can’t help but be won over by Kristina’s enthusiasm. Emmanuelle Alt‘s precision styling hones in on a series of coveted pieces, from Dolce & Gabbana omnipresent star prints to a chic Balmain jumpsuit.

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