I Love American Vogue!
Tina Fey graces the cover, losing her Vogue virginity in a Mario Testino editorial, showcasing her true beauty, brains, and wit. The issue also features many unexpected editorials. Steven Meisel shot Vogue regulars Karlie Kloss and Liya Kebede alongside fashion’s top faces Lara Stone & Freja Beha, with newcomers Mirte Maas and Rianne ten Haken. The editorial proves to be one of the most diverse and unexpected shoots in ages, thanks to the assorted cast of models and beautiful clothing.
Annie Leibovitz photographed the most influential and creative modern designers, which accompanied an insightful article by Sally Singer. The designers profiled included Christopher Decarnin of Balmain, the Mulleavy sisters from Rodarte, Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy and many other designers whose designs have rocked the fashion industry in the past few seasons.
Vogue also injects a shot of youth into the issue with editorials featuring young Hollywood stars Blake Lively, Robert Pattinson, and Amamda Seyfried. I like that Vogue is branching out, and featuring celebrities that fit outside the Nicole Kidman/Charlize Theron/Kate Hudson/Drew Barrymore mold.
Perhaps the most shocking component of March’s Vogue was Vogue’s endorsement of internet as a respected form of fashion media. Two articles about internet fashion made the pages of Vogue, one about streetstyle and one about bloggers! The streetstyle shoot showcased and introduced readers to many of streetstyle’s biggest names, including Lauren Santo Domingo, Giovanna Battaglia, Lily Donaldson, Vanessa Traina and Sasha Pivovarova. (to learn more about streetstyle click here!)
Vogue also profiled many of the biggest names in the fashion blogosphere, including Bryanboy, Garance Dore and Tommy Ton. The article was great exposure to the well-deserving bloggers, and gave respect to blogging as a reputable form of fashion journalism. I really hope Vogue keeps up the fresh faces and articles in the magazine!
Luckily, none of Vogue’s old faces were lost through the mini-makeover. Vogue regulars Daria Werbowy, Raquel Zimmermann, Isabeli Fontana and Caroline Trentini all had editorials too, shot by legendary photographers Terry Richardson, Steven Klein, David Sims and Mario Testino. At this rate, American Vogue is well on its way to reclaiming it's throne in the fashion kingdom! Have you had a chance to look at the latest Vogue? If not, check out all the editorials here! And leave your thoughts on Vogue’s mini-makeover, after the jump!
Labels: Anna Wintour, Daria Werbowy, Freja Beha, Karlie Kloss, Lara Stone, Lily Donaldson, Liya Kebede, Mario Testino, Sasha Pivovarova, Steven Klein, Steven Meisel, Tina Fey, Vogue