When viewing Hailey Clauson in September 2011’s issue of Vogue Russia, it’s easy to see how a girl like this could have been mistaken for a far older age, as was the case with the recent Blood Is The New Black T-shirt scandal photograph, shot by Jason Lee Parry, for which Clauson and her parents are now suing Urban Outfitters. It’s simply impossible to wrap one’s mind around the fact that this skyrocketing model is a mere 16 years of age. The pages of this Vogue Russia editorial feature Clauson moving with the finesse of a veteran, either surrounded by golden curls and the billowing fabric of long wind blown dresses that seem to defy gravity, or with slicked back hair, aggressively angled in desaturated shots of mainly black, ultra textured menswear ensembles.
The spread somehow incorporates an astonishing amount of fall trends into one story that includes dots, stripes, metallics, uber saturated solids, wide legs, menswear inspiration and plunging v necklines to name a few. Even Clauson herself could almost be considered a fall trend, having closed for Badgley Mischka and opened for the Gianfranco Ferre fall show in Milan in 2011.
The duality of the editorial spread in Vogue Russia itself is telling, showing the ultimately different facets of fall fashion for the coming season. There is no one specific look, but more a wellspring of styles to pick and choose from as you please. Much like how one can be a young girl and still, somehow, be considered a woman.
To view the full editorial from Vogue Russia, which was photographed by Terry Tsiolis, click on the thumbnails above.