Fur and the forties and art deco dames. It won’t be any surprise that US Vogue’s greatest weapon, Grace Coddington, was behind the styling on this period piece of a shoot. And what a way to cement fur as a fall 2011 trend? There’s one of Gucci’s coloured fur pieces in lilac; there’s a boat-necked piece with fur trim; and there’s this Miu Miu dress with flittering sequin swallows, capped off by fur sleeves. In the latter Vogue’s text gets all proverbial about hard fists in soft gloves, but frankly we just think Lara looks darn perfect and no philosophising need be done.
The ’40s film noir world created by Grace Coddington and Peter Lindbergh for the July 2011 issue of US Vogue is also inhabited by Frida Gustavsson and actor Alexander Skarsgard. Click on the thumbnails to view it in full.