Caped gowns, face paint and elaborate embellishing suggests operatic inspirations were behind Vogue Russia’s April cover story. Txema Yeste and the team fuse baroque whimsy with a modernly costumed Natasha Poly. It’s Yeste’s first Vogue Russia cover, but this one makes eleven for Russian icon Poly. The vibrant fashion editorial paints in eye-catching strokes using red as a warring component against the playfully theatric adornments by Olga Dunina. Makeup artist Tyron Machhausen (BRIDGE Artists) redirects attention from an understated glowing skin to a painted white-and-rose face, common in the realm of opera. A single black and white image stands out as a classic note in contrast to the rest of the visuals like the indulgently styled and royally pearl-laden portrait.
Photos courtesy of Txema Yeste/Pancho Saula