I imagine Carine Roitfeld was the little girl everyone loved to hate in school. She must have seemed so annoyingly perfect.
Beautiful, clever, and sexy, she must have been so stylish, and probably told all the other kids how to dress. She must have been thought of as a snob.
— Stephen Gan
on Carine Roitfeld
Above: The devastating Stella Tennant photographed by Steven Meisel for Vogue ITALIA September 2011
Below: The woman who inspired the whole AVANT-GARDE issue of Vogue ITALIA, Ethel ‘Wasp Waist’ Granger — a woman so ahead of her time, she wore (in addition to her record-holder 33cm waist) 15 different facial piercings and gasp! high heels in the Fifties.
Read about her amazing story.
Raf Simons (N°14) joins Tom Ford (N° 7), Stefano Pilati (N°3) as designer-cover boys of FANTASTIC MAN.
Once we were walking through the Tuileries and some girl was wearing some weird lederhosen outfit, and behind her was Vanessa Paradis. The paps were so distracted by the lederhosen fancy-dress girl that they totally missed Vanessa Paradis.
We thought, That’s a bit stupid. In the end, her style is much more understated and believable, and something that should be what’s being discussed rather than someone wearing an elephant on their head.
— Sophia Neophitou
, editor-in-chief of 10 and 10 Men
in Harper’s Bazaar
Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci directs a visual meeting of minds in Dazed’s 20th-anniversary special October issue, with former Dazed fashion director Katy England and art shaman Matthew Stone combining to create a darkly decadent extravaganza. Many of the models discovered and championed by Tisci present personally chosen pieces from his six-year reign at Givenchy.
The cover of AnOther Magazine AW11 featuring the divine Rachel Weisz in mustard Miu Miu, clutching a baby goat.
A BABY GOAT.
A FRIGGIN’ BABY GOAT.
AND SHE’S ABOUT TO NIBBLE THE EAR OF THAT FRIGGIN’ BABY GOAT.
“I was sick of all my friends asking me what’s Manila like and why don’t I ever go back home. So this year, I’m telling all my friends that they have to shut up now.”
— Stephen Gan — creative director of Harper’s Bazaar & co-founder of V and Visionaire — on his decision to visit Manila after 10 years, in a new interview
with Alex Vergara.
Gwyneth Paltrow: Harper’s Bazaar US, March 2012
Photographer: Terry Richardson
I think it’s great. They’re using a 2-cover approach — one, a more traditional cover awash with cover lines seen here and this sparse one shot by Terry. Editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey talks about the redesign in this WWD feature.
Adele (Vogue US) & Lana Del Ray (Vogue UK)
Something so obvious (but crucial) that I missed: forget-or-abdicate notes it’s a "UK artist on US cover; US artist on UK cover. I love it, I love it, I love it."
Pablo X, Cubao, by Joseph Pascual, Rogue December 2008
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Vogue: The Editor’s Eye ”celebrates the pivotal role the fashion editor has played in shaping America’s sense of style since the magazine’s launch 120 years ago. Drawing on Vogue’s exceptional archive, this book focuses on the work of eight of the magazine’s legendary fashion editors (including Polly Mellen, Babs Simpson, and Grace Coddington) who collaborated with photographers, stylists, and designers to create the images that have had an indelible impact on the fashion world and beyond. Featuring the work of world-renowned photographers such as Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, and Annie Leibovitz and model/muses, including Marilyn Monroe, Verushka, and Linda Evangelista, The Editor’s Eye is a lavishly illustrated look at the visionary editors whose works continue to reverberate in the culture today.”