At least Vanity Fair didn’t use stock photography for this cover, right? Vogue just had to throw around the term ‘supermodel’ for Kate Upton, didn’t they? She hardly models. Where are the full-bodied models with skill and craft? Kate is constantly type-casted as the buxom blonde, it’s easier for the photographer that way, so unfortunately for her career, that’s how she’ll be shot the majority of the time. That’s not even the issue. Girl can’t model. She’s pretty, but her eyes seem dead in this shot, but perhaps that was the point.
An old tired concept strikes oil. Majorly. The inclusion of Daria is a little odd and the placement of maybe Claudia or Cindy may have been a better choice, but these images are striking. None of them look a day older than their photoshopped age.
Open the magazine up and the images get better. I’m always for any ode to the ‘super’, so count me in for the Linda, Kate, Naomi, and the Christy covers. It isn’t nostalgic if they’re careers are still on fire.
Interview September 2013 Models: Naomi, Kate, Daria, Amber, Linda, Christy , Stephanie Photographer: Mert & Marcus
There comes a time in your life when you graduate from youthful adolescence to an adult, some quicker than others. We got a taste in Karlie’s Vogue Italia editorial, but now, we see that our princess has grown up into a sex kitten to be reckoned with. During MBFW, I was not only lucky enough to stand next to Karlie, but I got to witness the walk. Put me down gently now, for I have seen it all.
Photographer Greg Kadel Styling Elizabeth Sulcer Model Karlie Kloss
So here it is in all of the 916 pages of glory. A new phone book for another decade of fashion. At first look I will admit that I loved this. Don’t ask me why, these are things I cannot explain. At second glance, well, I find it rather off-putting to say the least. It’s not so much Lady Gaga herself, but rather that the clashing color choices are just so…and the red ribbon…the magenta…I don’t know. I’m also going to put it out there that they could have chosen something a little better. Sure, Marc Jacobs is an acceptable choice for a milestone (120 years of Vogue), but I feel something would have been a better choice. Prada put out these wonderfully printed suits that would have been fabulous. You know what would also have been fabulous for the anniversary? A model. A newly formed supermodel-in-training. Karlie Kloss. Maybe a little less Rupaul, no? Dreams, right?
Vogue September 2012 Musician: Lady Gaga Photographer: Mert & Marcus Stylist: Grace Coddington
There may be more covers coming, but I’m going to focus on these right now. I believe this may be Miss Kloss’s first shoot with Karl, so I’m going to say this is really major for her career. May she become a Chanel girl, amen. Covering in Jean Paul Gaultier haute couture, Karlie’s cover was the first to be revealed and obviously our girl is working it. Need the editorials ASAP.
Numéro Paris March 2012 Models: Karlie Kloss, Saskia De Brauw, Aymeline Valade Photographer: Karl Lagerfeld
By now, if you haven’t dove into the sultry, honey-dripping vocals of Miss Del Rey yet, you are far behind. Probably as far behind as I am with this cover, but hey, why not play catch-up, right? Say what you want, but girl is a big hit, plump lips, old Hollywood waves and all. Her personal style isn’t quite a hit yet, although Mulberry has already named a bag after her, and she can’t run around in a floral crown all of the time. The music is what matters.
Also, can I put it out there, Terry Richardson looks exactly how he looks in photos. Maybe even less creepy. Food for thought.
T Style Spring 2012 Musician: Lana Del Rey Photographer: Terry Richardson