The cover is shot by Patrick Demarchelier. (source)
The cover is shot by Patrick Demarchelier. (source)
Anna Wintour must be in a good model mood as she’s featured yet another catwalker on the cover of Vogue US! Russian model Natalia Vodianova was photographed by Annie Leibovitz and styled by Tonne Goodman (in Chanel Pre Spring 2015) for the November 2014 front page of the monthly fashion publication. (source)
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In 2013, Vogue US had a quite good year, cover wise.
Anna Wintour finally gave the cover slot for the much deserving celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain (both were photographed by Mario Testino and Annie Leibovitz respectively). Anna also gave buxom model Kate Upton her first ever Vogue US front page spot. Lots of people hated the news when they first heard about the rumor, but the result was suprisingly good. She wears Dolce & Gabbana on the cover that was shot by Mario Testino. Now we just have to wait and see if the rumour of Girls‘ creator and leading lady, Lena Dunham lands the upcoming cover of the magazine true or not.
Peruvian Mario Testino is one of Anna‘s favourite photographers, and this year the 59 year old photographed two more covers other than Jen-Law and Kate Upton. He shot The Great Gatsby actress Carey Mulligan and two-time cover star (in a lovely chartreuse Oscar De La Renta dress) for May, and Academy Award winning actress Kate Winslet for November issue.
Mario Testino is not the only one who repeats the cover stint for the monthly fashion bible, because 64 year old American Annie Leibovitz also shot several covers besides our favourite Jessica Chastain‘s December issue. She photographed the January issue with Gwen Stefani in Saint Laurent, April with Michelle Obama in Reed Krakoff (another favourite!), July with Katy Perry in Rodarte, and August with Claire Danes in Burberry Prorsum.
Fashion photographers David Sims (born in UK), Patrick Demarchelier (French), and Peter Lindbergh (German) shot the rest of the cover slots this year with Rooney Mara, Beyoncé, and Sandra Bullock respectively.
After a so so line up last year, finally Glamour US got their mojo back! This year’s covers are more interesting than 2012.
Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway was the first actress to graced their front page, photographed by Alexei Hay (the New York-based photographer also snapped the September issue with Jennifer Aniston). One of our favourite covers was fronted by actress Zooey Deschanel. The New Girl leading lady was photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth, who also photographed most covers this year. Frankfurt born von Unwerth shot the total four out of twelve slots for the Cynthia Leive edited magazine. She shot Dakota Fanning for March, Pink for June, and Lily Collins for July.
After Anna Wintour was appointed as the artistic director of Condé Nast earlier this year, you can see that there’s a subtle change on Glamour covers. Even though the amount of text are still ridiculous, but towards the end of the year, they were more streamlined and doesn’t affected the main image of the cover star. One interesting fact, Lady Gaga posed in front of plain white background for Patrick Demarchelier on December issue, which reminds us of the magazine’s signature before they going through major make over last year. But this could be one time thing only. We gotta see what future issues brings.
In another news, Glamour recently named Paul Ritter, previously at their rival Elle, as their new Creative Director. We can expect new contribution from him in next year’s issue because Paul will start at the magazine on November 11th.
The remaining covers this year were featuring actresses Kate Hudson by Patrick Demarchelier; Hayden Panettiere by Peggy Sirota (love the strong summer vibe!); Kerry Washington also by Peggy Sirota; singer Rihanna by Terry Tsiolis (her retro curls were amazing), and boyband One Direction who posed together with model turned actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley by Matt Irwin.
The 49 year old First Lady of America is landed her second cover slot for Vogue US (click here for her first cover), once again photographed by Annie Leibovitz.
Michelle Obama wears a sleeveless dark cerulean dress by Reed Krakoff with eggplant panelling. We love how Anna Wintour (congrats on her new position as Condé Nast‘s artistic director) decided to skip the banner on the usual top left and uses less headlines to match the gorgeously bold color palettes.
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Most of Vogue US covers this year were great. Except Keira Knightley‘s October issue by Mario Testino. Camera loves her chiseled aristocratic face, but that metallic glove was really distracting and unnecessary. But, overall we are pleased with this year’s line up. We are excited already to see 2013 cover stars, because they’ve started the year with Gwen Stefani, and today there’s a rumour swirling that Beyoncé will be featured on the magazine’s important March issue, snapped by Annie Leibovitz few days ago. Just in time for her Super Bowl singing stint. Talk about perfect timing.
Anna Wintour gave five cover slots to first timers this year, and every single one of them wasn’t disappointed. Annie Leibovitz photographed Vogue US‘ oldest cover star, 63 year old Academy Award winner Meryl Streep for the earthy January issue (fellow winner and returning cover star, Marion Cotillard landed the August slot by Peter Lindbergh). She also photographed the then Olympic hopefuls from America, soccer player Hope Solo, swimmer Ryan Lochte (he’s now one of the few men who got the honor to be featured on the cover), and tennis player Serena Williams for June issue. Mario Testino shot two first timers: young singer Taylor Swift for February and the ever lovely Emma Stone for July. Last but not least, one of the most anticipated covers of the year was Adele‘s March issue, photographed stunningly by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.
Their 606-page March issue wasn’t the only issue we looked forward to. Because in September, they made history when they producing their biggest issue, ever! The 916-page edition was fronted by Lady Gaga, who wears Marc Jacobs purple patched dress and posed also in front of M&M‘s lens. The busy duo also produced the striking April cover, with Jennifer Lopez in a fiery red Bottega Veneta dress.
Scarlett Johansson goes blonde and wears vintage Prada dress on her second Vogue cover. The bombshell actress graced the May issue by Mario Testino. Rihanna also landed her second cover slot this year (as well as Lady Gaga). The Barbadian singer fronted the magazine’s November issue in Valentino, that was shot beautifully by Annie Leibovitz. Rounding up her work with Vogue US, Mrs.Leibovitz photographed the December front page with former Academy Award host, Anne Hathaway (in a green Vera Wang Spring Summer 2013 dress). And that makes her shared the spot with Mario Testino, who also shot four covers this year for the magazine.
The spring 2012 exhibition organized by The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art is Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations.
The exhibition, on view from May 10th through August 19th 2012, explores the striking affinities between these two Italian designers from different eras.
Inspired by Miguel Covarrubias’s satirical “Impossible Interviews” for Vanity Fair in the 1930s, curators Harold Koda and Andrew Bolton orchestrate conversations between these iconic women to suggest new readings of the designers’ most innovative work.
The Gala Benefit was held on May 07th, with Honorary Chair Jeff Bezos and Co-Chairs Carey Mulligan, Miuccia Prada, and Anna Wintour; Baz Luhrmann serves as Exhibition Creative Consultant with Nathan Crowley as Production Designer.
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Finally!! The highly anticipated (the result is suprisingly gorgeous with the beautiful purple dress) September cover of Vogue US has reached the internet! Newlywed supermodel, Kate Moss (the first time a model graced the oh-so-important September issue since a long time, 2004 to be exact, and her sixth Vogue US covers if we didn’t lose track) was photographed by the famed Mario Testino for the issue that will hit the newsstands on August 23rd.
The spread for the issue is rumoured the be featured 10 wedding dresses from 10 designers wore by none other than Mrs.Hince who just got married on July 11th! Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang and Valentino are among the top designers who reportedly participated in the story after being personally asked by Anna Wintour to imagine the dress they’d most like to see Kate Moss wear for her wedding.
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