Superhero films have been dominating the box office and as such dominating our thoughts. And because fighting off enemies whilst also looking awesome necessitates a skin-tight costume (superheros are the stuff of fantasy, after all) it’s a fine line between superhero and superfreak. Not just those of the X-Men kind, but the Rick James kind. The kind you don’t take home to mother.
With a wardrobe consisting largely of latex, Steven Klein’s shoot Super Linda for W Magazine plays along that line. The clever styling by Edward Enninfu works in fall 2012 trend pieces as well as those intended for fetishist purposes. But if looking at the shoot makes you think that rubber catsuits and latex capes are in prolific high-fashion supply, it’s not quite the case: most of the fetish pieces are by David Samuel Menkes or Atsuko Kudo, specialists in the area. But again, Enninfu’s styling works them in so well you wouldn’t know the difference.
Starring, fittingly, original supermodel Linda Evangelista, the shoot appears in W’s September 2012 issue. You can view more by clicking on the thumbnails.