It feels like ages since I saw a Vogue cover with a model on the front, or any magazine for that matter. But May’s issue of Vogue has not one but nine models of the moment.
There is: Liya Kebede, Natalia Vodianova, Anna Jagodzinska, Isabeli Fontana, Lara Stone, Jourdan Dunn, Raquel Zimmermann, Caroline Trentini and Natasha Poly.
They all have that delicate glow of an airbrush, but there’s no denying their beauty, I really doubt photoshopping was actually necessary. The cover has the strapline: â€œThe Man Who Made Them Stars which refers to a major shoot and article with photographer Steven Meisel. But as Jezebel so rightly pointed out, he had very little to do, and in some cases at all, with the nine cover stars’ rise to model fame.
The article titled ‘The Godfather’ is an interesting take on Meisel’s career shooting lots and lots of lovely women. Madonna commented there’s â€œa great sense of mystery [about him], you get sucked into his aura. He knows things. Well one thing is certain, he knows how to shoot women and make them look their very best.
It looks like it’s going to be a very interesting issue, jam-packed full of all the top models including Naomi and Agyness. For a sneak preview click here.