Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2013 | A Backstage Film

Artistically shot by Sean Frank for Alexander McQueen, the label invites you to an exclusive glimpse backstage at the Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2013 show held in September.

“The collection is a study of femininity. We looked at erotica. Vargas girls, cages, corsets and crinolines and the idealisation of the female form. Nothing is set in a particular period. It’s about sensuality and skin but not nudity. We also wanted to express lightness, for the clothes almost to hover over the women who wear them.” Sarah Burton.

Well, Sarah Burton couldn’t have said it any better.

Vogue Italia July 2012 Collections | Various Models by Steven Meisel

Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox, Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm, Lula Österdahl, Elena Bartels, Steven Meisel, Karl Templer

The Vogue Italia July 2012 Collections main editorial shot by Steven Meisel, featuring the Fall/Winter 2012/2013 collections has got to be one of the best editorials to date this year –if not the whole of this year.

Starring Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox and Elena Bartels on the three-page cover –all wearing Gucci– with Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm and Lula Österdahl in the rest of the shoot, the models managed to blend effortless together while pulling off a myriad of acts that you would never have thought would befit the clothes they were wearing. Immaculate styling by Karl Templer and peculiar yet ingenious set designs by Mary Howard complete this winning editorial spread.

Check out the rest of this spectacular editorial featuring Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox, Elena Bartels, Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm and Lula Österdahl by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia July 2012, showcasing the Fall/Winter 2012/2013 Collections below.

Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox, Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm, Lula Österdahl, Elena Bartels, Steven Meisel, Karl Templer

Miu Miu

Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox, Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm, Lula Österdahl, Elena Bartels, Steven Meisel, Karl Templer

Alexander McQueen

Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox, Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm, Lula Österdahl, Elena Bartels, Steven Meisel, Karl Templer

Givenchy

Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox, Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm, Lula Österdahl, Elena Bartels, Steven Meisel, Karl Templer

Comme des Garcons

Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox, Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm, Lula Österdahl, Elena Bartels, Steven Meisel, Karl Templer

Bottega Veneta

Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox, Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm, Lula Österdahl, Elena Bartels, Steven Meisel, Karl Templer

Prada

Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox, Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm, Lula Österdahl, Elena Bartels, Steven Meisel, Karl Templer

Marc Jacobs

Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox, Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm, Lula Österdahl, Elena Bartels, Steven Meisel, Karl Templer

Balenciaga

Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox, Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm, Lula Österdahl, Elena Bartels, Steven Meisel, Karl Templer

Lanvin

Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox, Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm, Lula Österdahl, Elena Bartels, Steven Meisel, Karl Templer

Versace

Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox, Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm, Lula Österdahl, Elena Bartels, Steven Meisel, Karl Templer

Rick Owens

Vanessa Axente, Julia Nobis, Erjona Ala, Mackenzie Drazan, Lida Fox, Ros Georgiou, Hedvig Palm, Lula Österdahl, Elena Bartels, Steven Meisel, Karl Templer

Louis Vuitton

Images Courtesy of vogue.it/Steven Meisel

Happy Valentine’s Day From V Magazine

If it’s not too late; Happy Valentine’s Day from yours truly!

Happy Valentine’s Day from V Magazine is directed by Justin Wu and stars Jacquelyn Jablonski, Andrej Pejic and Martha Streck among others wearing the likes of Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Roberto Cavalli and Christian Lacroix to the soundtrack of the late Etta James’ I Just Want To Make Love To You.

Credits: justin wu/v magazine

Vanity Fair January 2012 | Lady Gaga by Annie Leibovitz

Lady Gaga, Vanity Fair January 2012 cover, Annie Leibovitz

As if we have not had enough of Lady Gaga for one year, she appears yet again, this time in Atelier Versace on the cover of Vanity Fair January 2012. And what a way to start 2012.

Phoographed by Annie Leibovitz and styled by Nicola Formichetti (Lady Gaga’s stylist), Lady Gaga entrances in various locations around New York City. Shot in a classic Annie Leibovitz style, this is one editorial that Vanity Fair is going to find difficult to top for 2012. Check out the full spread as well as a behind-the-scenes video of Lady Gaga by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair January 2012 below.

Lady Gaga, Vanity Fair January 2012, Annie Leibovitz

Lady Gaga wears an Alexander McQueen coat.

Lady Gaga, Vanity Fair January 2012 cover, Annie Leibovitz

Lady Gaga and jazz singer Tony Bennett, whom she recorded The Lady Is A Tramp for his new album.

Lady Gaga, Vanity Fair January 2012 cover, Annie Leibovitz

Lady Gaga wears a Michael Kors coat.

Lady Gaga, Vanity Fair January 2012 cover, Annie Leibovitz

Lady Gaga wears a Valentino Haute Couture dress.

Lady Gaga, Vanity Fair January 2012 cover, Annie Leibovitz

Lady Gaga wears a Versace skirt and bandeau top and Mercura NYC shades.

Image credits: Annie Leibovitz/Vanity Fair, tfs

Vogue US December 2011 | Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron, Vogue US December 2011 cover, Annie Leibovitz

Charlize Theron graces the Vogue US December 2011 cover clad in Calvin Klein emerging from the water looking every bit the ethereal goddess. Shot by Annie Leibovitz, whom we haven’t seen in a while for Vogue US, this is Charlize Theron’s fifth Vogue US cover. Moving away from the usual Winter covers, this one has Resort written all over it. Check out Charlize Theron in stunning poses against a backdrop of the ocean and rocks that are signature Annie Leibovitz in the Vogue US December 2011 editorial spread below.

Charlize Theron, Vogue US December 2011, Annie Leibovitz

Charlize Theron in Alexander McQueen.

Charlize Theron, Vogue US December 2011, Annie Leibovitz

Charlize Theron in Marchesa.

Charlize Theron, Vogue US December 2011, Annie Leibovitz

Charlize Theron in Christopher Kane.

Charlize Theron, Vogue US December 2011, Annie Leibovitz

Charlize Theron in Salvatore Ferragamo.

Image credits: tfs, Annie Leibovitz/Vogue