Carine Roitfeld, the former editor in chief of Vogue Paris, resigned from the magazine earlier this January and succeeded by the magazine’s fashion editor since 2000, Emmanuelle Alt. The lucky girl to get casted for Carine‘s last edited cover was the Spring Summer 2012 campaign face of Chanel and Max Mara, 30 year Dutch model Saskia de Brauw, as she was photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.
Fellow Dutch beauty, Lara Stone (she was the 90th Anniversary cover girl last year. A great cover!), landed two cover slots this year and both were gorgeous: February issue in Gucci by Mario Sorrenti and August issue in Haider Ackermann by Inez & Vinoodh.
Kate Moss, who was Carine‘s first cover model 10 years ago, also landed two cover slots this year. In 2010, the Addiscombe born supermodel was photographed by Mario Sorrenti for the summery June/July issue. In 2011, she was featured for Emmanuelle Alt‘s second VP cover under her direction, the May issue (her first cover was Gisele Bundchen in Dolce & Gabbana by Inez & Vinoodh for April), and also the iconic December 2011/January 2012 front page, both were snapped by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggot.
The well known photographer duo also lensed couple more front pages this year for the magazine: Isabeli Fontana for June/July, and the now pregnant Sasha Pivovarova for October. The remaining covers were great in my opinion: Charlotte Casiraghi, the second child of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, Hereditary Princess of Monaco, and the late Stefano Casiraghi, an Italian industrialist, by Mario Testino for September and the current IT model, Arizona Muse by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin for November.
And that’s wrapping up our annual covers recap! Feel free to share your favourites from this year’s line up on the comment box below, click here to read all of the 2011 recaps and here for Vogue Paris‘s 2010 review.
Thank you so much for reading it, have a blast holiday, Happy New Year and see you in 2012, guys!!