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Porter Preview

February 10th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

What better way to unleash a new magazine than to enlist the world’s biggest supermodel and two of photography’s superstars. Porter Magazine‘s first issue hits newsstands with a gorgeous new Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin shoot starring Gisele Bundchen. Never ones to do things by halves, the Net-A-Porter team begins their first print venture with an issue centered around the creativity and intelligence of great women. Inside you’ll find an array of talented beauties from Karlie Kloss to Uma Thurman. Led by editor-in-chief Lucy  Yeomans and NAP Executive Chairman Natalie Massenet, the magazine promises a fashion forward perspective that speaks to today’s intelligent women.

See more from PORTER on the Net-A-Porter website.

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A Grand Finale

December 19th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Marc Jacobs tenure at Louis Vuitton comes to a close with a stellar campaign shot by Steven Meisel and featuring a series of the designer’s muses. Film legend Catherine Deneuve, director Sofia Coppola and actress Fan Bing Bing share space alongside models Gisele Bundchen, Edie Campbell and Caroline de Maigret in Meisel’s elegant images. Sporting Mona Lisa smiles and pieces from Jacobs’ dramatic final collection Marc’s muses each represent a facet of the Vuitton ideal. Meisel’s portraits with their refined styling by Karl Templer, exquisite makeup courtesy of Pat McGrath and chic coifs by Guido Palau imbue his subjects a regal quality and capture the essence of each woman.

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Face Off: Daft Darlings

November 6th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

French robo-duo Daft Punk have a way of showing up alongside gorgeous top models and while promoting their album, Random Access Memories they’ve made magazine appearances something of a habit. This month they share cover space with Gisele Bundchen on the frontpage of WSJ in a shot by Terry Richardson, but it wasn’t too long ago that they were in the pages of Vogue alongside Karlie Kloss. Add in a CR Fashion Book story back in August with Milla Jovovich, ads for Saint Laurent, Dazed covers, L’Uomo Vogue and well you get the picture.

But which model pulls off posing alongside the world’s most famous robots?

Who is taking it to that next level Gisele, Karlie or Milla? 

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Ph. Terry Richardson for WSJ

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Ph. Mathieu César for CR Fashion Book  - see the full story on CR Fashionbook.com 

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Ph. Craig McDean for American Vogue - see the full story on Vogue.com 

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Nobody Does It Better

October 15th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

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A November beauty special to remember! Gisele goes full glam with makeup by Yadim and hair by Christiaan, the end result is perfection as always.

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First Look: Self Service+Gisele

September 27th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

The legendary Ms. Bundchen looks better than ever on the cover of the new Self Service Roe Ethridge‘s elegant, stripped down shots capture Gisele’s natural beauty, freckles and all. The barely there makeup by Aaron de Mey and hair by Recine help, but the allure is pure Bundchen! Dressed in sleek seasonal styles by Balenciaga, Céline and Kenzo, selected by none other than Marie Chaix, Gisele looks every inch the supermodel.

Images courtesy of Self Service

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Anniversary Party

July 1st, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

More is more and for the 25th Anniversary of Steven Meisel and Franca Sozzani at the helm  Vogue Italia unleashes a slew of collectible covers starring fashion’s best and brightest. Naturally, the legendary Meisel shoots each cover and uses the opportunity to showcase his versatility and signature flair for drama. Running the gamut from a stark exploration of S&M chic, to an all out Avedon-esque glamour shot, Meisel captures the fashion set from supermodels to rising stars.

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Linda Evangelista, John Pearson, & RJ King

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Amanda Murphy, Ethan James GreenMeghan Collison, Frederik MeijnenCameron Russell & Louis Steyaert

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Gisele Bundchen & Tony Ward

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Raquel Zimmermann & Dorian Reeves

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Stella Tennant & Peter Marino

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A Healthy Obsession

June 4th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Whenever Steven Meisel and Gisele Bundchen join forces for Vogue Italia you know you’re in for a treat. The June issue delves into beauty with a satirical look at the pleasures of primping – from your basic treatments and manicures, to controversial extremes like the much discussed ‘vampire’ facial. Meisel shoots in his signature high gloss style, while Lori Goldstein mixes in pieces from Louis VuittonFendi alongside a few larger-than-life Chanel Joaillerie sparklers. Given the subject matter the dream team of Pat McGrathGuido Palau and Jin Soon Choi are naturally a big part of the action – their elegant touch keeps Gisele looking flawless, even in the middle of chemical peels and deep conditioning masks.

View the Covers + Behind the Scenes Video on Vogue.It

 

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A look back on Gisele’s Vogue Italia covers.

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June 1999 & August 2001 | Ph. Steven Meisel

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December 2009  & December 2010 | Ph. Steven Meisel

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State of Grace

November 19th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Grace Coddington by Sebastian Kim

On the eve of the publication of Grace Coddington‘s memoirs the famously flame haired fashion editor is everywhere. Pick up a copy of i-D Magazine‘s latest issue and you’ll see her on the cover, head to any news website worth its salt and you’ll find an excerpt from the tasteful tell-all (or just check it out on Vogue.com) detailing the backstory of some epic editorial moment straight from Vogue’s pages.  Indeed it seems we’re living in a state of Grace, so to speak, so what better time to look back on the trademarks of her work – those quintessential details that set her styling apart from everyone else. It would be impossible to go through twenty years of Grace and pick a few editorials that sum up the depth and diversity that make her work great, instead we look to four Coddington calling cards that are certain to appear in every one of her stories; glamour, history, fantasy and humour.


GLAMOUR

It goes without saying that Vogue is a repository for high-glamour imagery, but Grace has always pushed the borders of what that means. It isn’t enough to showcase off the runway looks or exquisite couture, the image has to convey something powerful and iconic.

‘The Heat of the Moment’ – Photographer Ellen von Unwerth, Model Naomi Campbell American Vogue, March 1998

‘High Art’ Photographer - Annie Leibovitz, Model - Natalia Vodianova, American Vogue November 2004

‘Daydreams’ Photographer Steven Klein, Models Daria Werbowy and Natalia Vodianova American Vogue September 2004

‘Talk to Her’ Photographer - Steven Meisel, Models - Joan SmallsCoco RochaKaren ElsonGuinevere Van SeenusCaroline TrentiniLiya KebedeAbbey Lee KershawDaphne Groeneveld, American Vogue 2012


HISTORY

Recreating the look and feel of historical periods with contemporary design has become something of a Vogue standard and when Grace takes on history the end result is always memorable. From haute baroque, to 50s style Brando-chic and 70s style glam rock, her interpretations of the past have always been fresh and dynamic.

‘French Twists’ Photographer - Annie Leibovitz, Models – Lily Cole, Gemma Ward, Gisele Bundchen, Daria Werbowy, Karen Elson, American Vogue May 2004

‘A Feast for the Eyes’ Photographer -Steven Meisel, Models – Kylie Bax, Amy Wesson, Elsa Benitez, Carolyn Murphy, Naomi Campbell, Michelle Behennah, Guinevere Van Seenus, Trish Goff, Chandra North,  American Vogue December 1996

‘Custom of the Country’ photographer Annie Leibovitz, Model Natalia Vodianova, American Vogue August 2012

‘Wild At Heart’ Photographer - Peter Lindbergh, Models – Helena ChristensenCindy Crawford,  Linda EvangelistaClaudia SchifferNaomi Campbell, Karen Mulder, Tatjana Patitz, and Stephanie Seymour, American Vogue 1991

Rock the House, photographer Steven Meisel, American Vogue, November 2001


FANTASY

No one creates a fantastical scenario via clothes quite like Grace does. Her instantly recognizable fairy tale collaboration with Annie Leibovitz has raised the bar for just about everyone by taking the familiar childhood tales and re-imagining them as fanciful fashion moments. Who says Alice can’t fall down the rabbit hole while wearing head to toe Tom Ford? Even with the elaborate sets, mythical allusions and high concept themes, Grace makes you notice the clothes first and foremost.

‘Joy to the World’ Photographer Steven Meisel, American Vogue December 2002

‘It’s a Jungle Out There’ Photographer – Steven Klein, Models – Maggie Rizer, Trish Goff, Oluchi Onweagba, Liisa Winkler, Anouck Lepere, Karolina Kurkova, American Vogue June 2001

‘Garden of Delights’ Photographer -Steven Meisel, Model - Caroline Trentini, American Vogue December 2006

‘Alice in Wonderland’ Photographer - Annie Leibovitz, Model - Natalia Vodianova , American Vogue December 2003

‘Wizard of Oz’ Photographer - Annie Leibovitz, Model - Keira Knightley, American Vogue December 2005

‘Romeo and Juliet’ Photographer - Annie Leibovitz, Model - Coco Rocha, American Vogue December 2008


HUMOUR

A concept that is regrettably missing in most fashion editorials yet always has a place in Grace’s work. Whether it is Stella Tennant leading a troop of boyscouts or Karen Elson starring as Grace herself, there is always that added touch of whimsy that makes her work a delight.

‘A Shot of Scotch’ Photographer - Arthur Elgort, Model - Linda Evangelista, American Vogue September 1991

‘Graceful Elegance’ Photographer - Steven Meisel, Model - Karen Elson, American Vogue August 2008

‘O’ Pioneers!’ Photographer - Arthur Elgort, Model - Stella Tennant, American Vogue June 2001

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