Whether you think she belongs there or not, Kate Upton is managing to keep her place in the world of high fashion. June 2013 debuts her first ever cover for US Vogue, the magazine bestowing her the rather lofty title of “the hottest supermodel on earth.” In short messy curls and on-trend vintage swimwear cuts, Upton really is a long way from Sports Illustrated.
These kind of theatrical, grandiose shoot concepts seem to often be reserved for the pages of US Vogue and the creative eye of Grace Coddington. Despite having amazing gowns and opulent 1920s styling, the star power of Carey Mulligan, and the lens of Mario Testino, this one somehow falls a little flat and feels a little too staged.
In case you were missing Kate Moss, Vogue Paris has you covered. Moss stars in a shoot titled L’Étoile De Lima celebrating – as does the issue as a whole – the beauty of Peru. Sarajane Hoare’s styling is what underpins the whole series: blending tradition with what’s on trend and giving elegance to a kind of eclectic maximalism. Naturally you need a star-studded cast…
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The drama of a Roberto Cavalli collection doesn’t always translate smoothly. Nor are Mario Testino’s campaigns always something to behold. But together, for Cavalli’s spring / summer 2013 campaign, everything just clicks.
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Following on from Natalia Vodianova’s campaign for Stuart Weitzman comes a thematically similar shoot starring Kate Moss. Both campaigns center on the idea “that Stuart Weitzmans are the first thing you put on in the morning and the last thing you take off at night”, hence the states of partial dress the models find themselves in. Moss was shot by Mario Testino for the American…
Keira Knightley has one of those lucky faces that suits pretty much any hair cut, colour and style. The chin-length tousled wavy bob is no exception. These shots for the December 2012 issue of Allure pair that dishevelled hairstyle with immaculately applied red lipstick for a look that’s classic and modern all at once.
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Natalia Vodianova covers the December 2012 issue of Vogue UK – not quite looking like she matches up with the ‘explosion of fashion and fun’ colourfully advertised across the front. She does look rather elegant instead, though.
Mario Testino is one of the most sought after photographers in fashion, so it’s no wonder that the Museum of Fine Arts Boston have decided to host two separate exhibits for him, displaying all of his iconic photos and body of work. The first exhibit, Mario Testino: In Your Face consists of a collection of fashion photography (from Gisele Bundchen to Karlie Kloss) and celebrity…