Vogue Russia cover budget increased in 2012. They managed to tapped top photographers, two of them are fashion designers who also a photographer: Hedi Slimane and Karl Lagerfeld. Slimane, the new head designer at Saint Laurent Paris snapped Iselin Steiro and Daphne Groeneveld with his signature dark and moody image for the cover of the magazine’s March and April issue respectively. While Karl Lagerfeld—of Chanel, Fendi and his namesake label in case you didn’t know—tried something colorful for the December cover, featuring La Linda, in a Fendi yellow fur coat that looked so bright and catchy.
The Demarcheliers, Patrick and Victor, also landed cover job for Vogue Russia in 2012. The father shot the Dolce & Gabbana-clad models trio (Kate King, Anais Pouliot and Ming Xi) for February, while his son shot the October issue featuring actress Scarlett Johansson, who coincidentally also wears Dolce & Gabbana. And she looked good in it!
While the remaining photographers (Anthony Maule/January, Alexi Lubomirski/May, Cüneyt Akeroglu/June, Ellen Von Unwerth/August, and Mario Testino/September) were only shot one slot each last year, British born Richard Bush was lucky enough to secured two cover stints: July issue with Lily Donaldson (our fave), and November issue with Arizona Muse (her second consecutive year appears on the magazine’s front image).
The magazine already released their January issue with Lara Stone, and the editor in chief, Victoria Davydova, continues to work with Hedi Slimane as photographer. Yeah, she likes him that much because she gave him his third cover works in less than a year.
You can also read our review of 2011 covers, here. Share to us your favourite image from Vogue Russia in the comment box below.