Of The Minute
December 18th, 2012 by Janelle | Model News
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From the over the top fashion spectacles, to the simple images brimming with quiet beauty, these are the glossy magazine stories that captivated us in 2012 – the loved, the hated and the fiercely debated.


THE EVERCHANGING FACE OF BEAUTY
Ph. Sølve Sundsbø |  W Magazine | Lara Stone & David Agbodji - Models | Marie Chaix - Fashion Editor/Stylist | Sam McKnight - Hair Stylist | Lisa Butler - Makeup Artist | Mike Pocock - Manicurist

Solve Sundsbo’s epic tribute to beauty was projected 40ft high at W’s spectacular fashion week fete. Most stories would fall flat when taken out of their magazine context, but Solve’s did the exact opposite. W’s oversized format gives you only a taste of how the jaw-dropping these images can be.


DAME OF THRONES
Ph. Tim Walker |  W Magazine | Kristen McMenamy - Model | Jacob K - Fashion Editor/Stylist | Julien d’Ys - Hair Stylist | Val Garland  – Makeup Artist |  Andy Hillman - Set Designer | Larissa Gunn - Casting Director

If there is one model who we can imagine inhabiting a world of pure fantasy, it is Kristen McMenamy. Is it any wonder then that she fits perfectly into Tim Walker’s fantastical, Game of Thrones influenced editorial? Epic battles fought in head to toe couture, luxe armor, medieval headdresses, this story has everything!


GOYA
Ph. Fabien Baron | Interview |  Ludivine Poiblanc (Fashion Editor/Stylist| Marie Piovesan - Model | Paul Hanlon (Hair Stylist) | Jean-Hughes de Chatillon (Set Designer) | Elsa Deslandes (Manicurist) | Michelle Lee for KCD (Casting Director)

Art history buffs will see Francisco Goya’s influence all over Fabien Baron’s adventurous story for Interview. Baron has always been adept at creating stark fantasy, but here he reshapes Marie Piovesan in the mold of the masters. Ludivine Pointblanc’s skillful styling elevates this story from being simply a goth-baroque showcase for the seasons edgy pieces and pushes it into the level of art.


RODARTE MONOGRAPHIC
Ph. Nan Goldin | Grey Magazine ItalyValentina Ilardi Martin - Fashion Editor/Stylist |Carrie Anne BurtonDorte Limkilde  & Ondria Hardin - Models

The combination of Nan Goldin and Rodarte seems made for evocative images and Grey magazine’s Rodarte Monographic does not disappoint. Goldin revisits the brand’s history in her signature style and adds a new layer of visceral moodiness to Kate and Laura’s work.


HOLY FLOWERS
Ph. Pierre Debusschere | Zuzanna Bijoch – Model | Dazed & Confused | Robbie Spencer - Fashion Editor/Stylist | Karin Bigler - Hair Stylist | Adrien Pinault - Makeup Artist | Noah Shelley for AM Casting - Casting Director

Pierre Debusschere’s skillful image manipulation has created some memorable stories over the years, but Holy Flowers may be his best to date. Elegant, artistic and of course visually arresting, this triply editorial is easily one of the years best.


PARIS MON AMOUR
Ph. Mario Sorrenti | Vogue Paris | Recine - Hair Stylist | Aaron de Mey - Makeup Artist | Igor Ouvaroff - Set Designer | Anny Errandonea - Manicurist | Brenda Abrial - Manicurist | Emmanuelle Alt -  Fashion Editor/Stylist

Unleash Mario Sorrenti and a slew of the world’s top models onto the streets of Paris and what do you get? A singularly stunning tribute to the fashion capital and all the biggest talents in design. Each house is interpreted in its own unique fashion, whether its a ruffled McQueen dangling precariously from the Eiffel Tower, or Ralph Lauren’s 30s style suits in a stylized black and white shot.


ANIMAL ATTRACTION
Ph. Jeff Bark | Dazed & Confused | Katie Shillingford - Fashion Editor/Stylist | Bette Franke - Model | Rick Gradone - Hair Stylist | Rick Gradone - Makeup Artist

Kittens, pink and girlish glee get taken into surrealist territory in Jeff Bark’s wonderfully weird story for Dazed and Confused. Bark has always been a master of the bizarre side of fashion, but here he manages to unleash a dizzying array of oddity, all wrapped up in a deceptively cute package.


HAUTE MESS
Ph. Steven MeiselLori Goldstein - Fashion Editor/Stylist | Abbey Lee KershawLindsey WixsonDaphne GroeneveldKaren ElsonCoco RochaJoan SmallsLily DonaldsonGuinevere Van Seenus and Jessica Stam - Models | Jimmy Paul - Hair Stylist | Pat McGrath - Makeup Artist | Mary Howard - Set Designer | Lisa Logan - Manicurist

Vogue Italia always manages to push buttons, so it is unsurprising that their March coverstory was one of the most controversial and talked about editorials of the year. Everyone had an opinion on this story; some found the concept pure artistic kitsch, while others considered it offensive and insensitive. One thing everyone could agree on was that Meisel had created yet another hotly debated editorial, one people are still up in arms over months later.


FIERCE CREATURES
Ph. Patrick Demarchelier | W Magazine | Edward Enninful - Fashion Editor/Stylist | Magda LaguingeZuzanna Bijoch & Meghan Collison - Models| Jimmy Paul - Hair Stylist | Dick Page - Makeup Artist | Lisa Jachno - Manicurist

Nothing better than a bit of experimental fashion set against a desert backdrop. The model army takes to the sands in pieces by McQueen and Chanel, looking stronger than ever thanks to Edward Enninful’s skillful styling. Perfection.


OLYMPIAD
Ph. Mikael Jansson | Interview  | Karl Templer (Fashion Editor/Stylist) | Eugene Souleiman (Hair Stylist) | Suvi KoponenConstance JablonskiMatthew Terry, Nicklas Kingo - Models |Mark Carrasquillo (Makeup Artist) | Stefan Beckman (Set Designer) | Michelle Lee for KCD (Casting Director) | Yuna Park (Manicurist)

Mikael Jansson recreates the look and feel of Leni Riefenstahl’s classic portraits of Olympians, in this sporting story done in tribute of the 2012 games. Sculpted bodies and graphic black and white are natural partners and these shots make the most of both, creating a fitting tribute to athleticism.

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22 Comments

  1. B says:

    LOVE Dame of Thrones, Animal Attraction, Fierce Creatures. The one with Kate Moss in W magazine should have been here as well though.

  2. anindya shabrina says:

    thats so cool

  3. KMV says:

    So many great editorials this year, and you picked some of the best! “Super Linda” starring Linda Evangelista from the November issue of W deserves an honorable mention!

  4. Christy says:

    NAG GOLDIN/GREY MAGAZINE/ RODARTE

    The best!

  5. ALBERTO T.BADALAMENTI says:

    NAN GOLDIN – GREY MAG….!?!? BORING…

  6. ALBERTO T.BADALAMENTI says:

    THE EVERCHANGING FACE OF BEAUTY…..BEAUTIFUL ….really.ATB

  7. ALBERTO T.BADALAMENTI says:

    PARIS MON AMOUR……bravo Mario,always very chic xxxATB

  8. ALBERTO T.BADALAMENTI says:

    GOYA…………..nice

  9. Cake me out says:

    Welldone Pierre Debusschere!!!! Holy flower is the best one!

  10. Francesco says:

    it´s such a shame that there´s no editorial from Mart&Marcus or Nick Knight

  11. Elash says:

    Pfff always the same one. Nice but getting boring!

  12. J MDM says:

    What is all these nonsense, best of editorial? A freak show? Are these whole bunch of overly done & styled photographes becuase the clothing itself is too boring? What is the point? Magzines try to outdone each other to grab reader’s attention and ad buyer? If this fashion is all about then it is rather sad.

  13. amby says:

    Olympians, Fierce Creatures and Haute Mess are great! Love them all!!

  14. LolaS says:

    GREY is the new thing.
    Love Nan’s edit.
    Bravo!

  15. Emma says:

    To Alberto Badalamenti:

    You are so boring and Sad.
    You don’t have the right of mentioning Nan Goldin.
    Neither Grey. Shame on you and your mediocre obsolete work.
    E

  16. Nigel S. says:

    “Fierce Creatures” and “Dame of Thrones” are certainly among my years favorites.

    Isabeli in Marie Claire Espana. December = too beautiful for words.

    Ajak Deng;
    Numero China – November
    City Dweller for Obssession Magazine F/W
    XXXXXXL – Modern Weekly China F/W

    Constance Jablonski: Vogue Russia- December
    Naomi/Kate: Interview Russia.
    Natasha Poly: “Modern Zaman Şövalyesi” – Vogue Turkey
    Rianne Ten Haken: “Body of Work” – Elle September
    Liya Kebede had a sexy spread in November’s Numero

    So many well-executed editorials this year…makes the head spin.

  17. Nigel S. says:

    And definitely “Paris Mon Amour” – Vogue Paris
    and Isabeli’s cinematic masterclass of an edit in Schon.

  18. Nigel S. says:

    **Jacquelyn Jablonski: Vogue Russia – December**

  19. Pepito says:

    I don’t like anything.

  20. adrian says:

    nan Goldin… Fierce!!!

  21. adrian says:

    Dame of Thrones was great as well

  22. mimi says:

    Why no men’s editorials?

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