Rounding out our 2009 lists are our picks for best editorials of 09. Given that there were literally hundreds of editorials that came out this year, we went with the ones that stood out in our minds, kept us talking or just plain dazzled us. Keeping the list to just 10 was difficult, so be sure to tell us your favorite editorials of 2009 too.
Daria, warrior princess! This high kicking, Russ Meyer influenced editorial was fun and ferocious.
The juxtaposition of those metallic dresses with the modern architecture was beautiful, plus it made us appreciate the incredible design of both.
Pop culture was full of vampires and villains this year, so Klein’s controversial tale of a bloodthirsty Lara was especially relevant.
Who would have thought that Kaws’ artwork and couture would work so perfectly together?
It was exciting to watch this story being shot on Showstudio and then to see the beautiful final result.
06. It’s A Madcap World
Vogue US February 2009
Photographer: Steven Meisel
Fashion Editor: Grace Coddington
Models: Viktoriya Sosonkina, Anna Jagodzinska, Karlie Kloss, Jourdan Dunn, Natasha Poly & Liya Kebede
This story was an absolutely joy, hands down one of the best editorials we’ve seen in American Vogue. Ever.
Dazed is always pushing the boundaries of editorial and this was another cool concept : everyday objects turned into visually arresting fashions.
Times Square has never looked as fashionable as it did in this energetic story.
09. Idol Worship
Vogue Hommes Japan F/W 09
Photographer: Josh Olins
Fashion Editor: Shun Watanabe
Model: Marshall Brockley, Shi Han Hsiao, Keith Hernandez, Andrew Ruffin, Alexander Johansson,Ethan James Green, Philip Huang, Joseph Culp
Male models as music idols – everyone from Michael Jackson to Grace Jones is payed tribute in this story.
Vogue Italia December 2009
Photographer: Steven Meisel
Fashion Editor: Karl Templer
Models: Linda Evangelista, Karen Elson, Christy Turlington, Agyness Deyn, Lara StoneKasia Struss, Karlie Kloss, Anna Selezneva, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Sessilee Lopez, Sasha Pivovarova, Viktoriya Sosonkina, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Kristen McMenamy, Jamie Bochert, Gisele Bundchen, Natalia Vodianova, Natasha Poly, Naomi Campbell, Freja Beha Erichsen
Finally fashion goes into the hands of the models themselves : the years most talked about and tweeted story lampooned social media while giving us a peak at the private lives of our favorite models.
What were your favorite editorials of 2009?
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