As I received my latest Vogue Magazine, I can help but let out a little gasp. It’s the supermodels issues!!!! the cover girls are Liya Kebede, Natalia Vodionova, Jourdan Dunn, Caroline Trentini, Anna Jagodsinzka, Isabella Fontana, Lara Stone, Raquel Zimmerman. The issue filled with articles like ‘supermodel and the boyfriends’, ‘model off duty’, interview with top supermodels like Naomi Campbell and Karen Elson. Also, Natalia Vodianova roleplay photoshoot as supermodels like Twiggy, Veruscha, Penolope Tree and Lauren Hutton.
Also, an interview with the legendary photographer, Steven Meisel, by Jonathan Van Meter. It just came to my acknowledgement that he’s the ‘famous model maker’, he ‘found’ them, this included Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Amber Valetta, Natalia Vodionova, Jessica Stam, Karen Elson, Agyness Deyn, Liya Kebede, Coco Rocha and many more. To put it right, he’s the one who made them supermodels. And he shot beautifully too!!
I know some say that this issue of Vogue kind of shallow (who cares about the models??), but when I read it through, I think what they trying to say is, that the condition change. there were years when models is the designer’s muse. they were the inspiration, as Lauren Hutton said over brunch with other younger models, years ago modelling is considering as an art, but now it’s all about the money, plus it’s boring to see tv star and celebrity in the cover. (duh, blake lively?). But I think, not all are bad, I like March 2009 issue, with Michelle Obama on the cover, it’s inspiring to see her and all the woman featured on the articles (the power issue).
anyway, shallow or not, fashion is meant to be beautiful and these beautiful people (I tried not to sound too envious), put the last piece of puzzle in the designer imagination.
I always enjoy Vogue, especially the photoshoot and the classy articles.
all by Steven Meisel