Vogue US September 2012 | The Vogue 120 by Norman Jean Roy

Vogue US September 2012 cover, Vogue US, Mert and Marcus, Lady Gaga

Sports is out! Fall is in! The conclusion of the London 2012 Olympic Games brings us to the onslaught of ultra thick September issues and no prizes for guessing who is the winner here. The Vogue US September 2012 issue is literally the biggest issue yet with 916 pages, surpassing the previous world record held by the Vogue US September issue of 2007 by a whooping 76 pages!

How apt as well, that Vogue celebrates its 120th anniversary this very month; yes the magazine was founded in September of 1892. Out of all the fashion publications out there, –at the top of my head– only Harper’s Bazaar can claim an earlier birth date.

Lady Gaga graces the cover for the second time in Marc Jacobs but the highlight for me has got to be The Vogue 120: The Stylish Singers, Designers, Actors, Models, and More (Under 45) of the Moment. Hitting all the nails on the head, this list is essentially a names-you-need-to-know list. Sadly, not all of them made it to the editorial; imagine if they all did!

Check out who made it to The Vogue 120 editorial by Norman Jean Roy below.

Norman Jean Roy, Vogue US September 2012, Vogue US, Hamish Bowles, Raf Simons, Diane Kruger

Raf Simons and Diane Kruger.

Norman Jean Roy, Vogue US September 2012, Vogue US, Hamish Bowles

Karen Elson, Sarah Burton, Christopher Bailey, Stella Tennant, Stella McCartney and Claudia Schiffer.

Norman Jean Roy, Vogue US September 2012, Vogue US, Hamish Bowles

Peter Copping, Erdem Moralioglu, Emilia Clarke and Ruth Wilson.

Norman Jean Roy, Vogue US September 2012, Vogue US, Hamish Bowles

Riccardo Tisci and Rooney Mara.

Norman Jean Roy, Vogue US September 2012, Vogue US, Hamish Bowles

Phoebe Philo and Marie Piovesan.

Norman Jean Roy, Vogue US September 2012, Vogue US, Hamish Bowles

Vanessa Traina, Jenna Courtin-Clarins, Prisca Courtin-Clarins, Virginie Courtin-Clarins, Claire Courtin-Clarins, Lauren Santo Domingo, Shala Monroque, Alexia Niedzielski, Lily Kwong and Elizabeth von Guttman.

Norman Jean Roy, Vogue US September 2012, Vogue US, Hamish Bowles

Jennifer Lawrence.

Norman Jean Roy, Vogue US September 2012, Vogue US, Hamish Bowles

Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, and David Neville and Marcus Wainwright.

Norman Jean Roy, Vogue US September 2012, Vogue US, Hamish Bowles

Peter Dundas and Caroline Trentini.

Norman Jean Roy, Vogue US September 2012, Vogue US, Hamish Bowles

Olivier Rousteing, Joseph Altuzarra, Anthony Vaccarello, Chanel Iman, Kate Upton and Candice Swanepoel.

Norman Jean Roy, Vogue US September 2012, Vogue US, Hamish Bowles

Nicolas Ghesquière and Kristen Stewart.

Norman Jean Roy, Vogue US September 2012, Vogue US, Hamish Bowles

Karlie Kloss, Liu Wen, Arizona Muse and Joan Smalls.

Norman Jean Roy, Vogue US September 2012, Vogue US, Hamish Bowles

Florence Welch.

Norman Jean Roy, Vogue US September 2012, Vogue US, Hamish Bowles

A$AP Rocky, Kati Nescher, Dylan Rieder, Zoë Kravitz, Alexander Wang and Azealia Banks.

Norman Jean Roy, Vogue US September 2012, Vogue US, Hamish Bowles

Dominique Young Unique, Tali Lennox, Mickey Sumner, Christopher Kane and Cara Delevingne.

Images Courtesy of Vogue

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

Lady Gaga for Mugler Spring/Summer 2012 Film

The Mugler Spring/Summer 2012 fashion show began with a short film featuring Lady Gaga. Creative director –and Lady Gaga’s stylist– Nicola Formichetti called upon Inez and Vinoodh as film directors while Lady Gaga also acted as music director with her remix of Black Jesus + Amen Fashion and Heavy Metal Lover.

“I am a Mugler woman, don’t fuck with me.” which Lady Gaga sang at the start of the actual film screened during the Paris show was conspicuously omitted from this film edit. Lady Gaga with buck-teeth and pigtails; the video made no sense at all unless you are a Gaga fan. This is Nicola Formichetti’s second outing as creative director with designer Sébastien Peigné and it was obvious he was still banking on Lady Gaga’s popularity although she did not walk in the show this time round. Maybe she won’t even be featured next year. Hopefully this will mark a step away from Nicola Formichetti’s over-reliance on Lady Gaga. More fashion than entertainment is what the Mugler brand needs.

For Mugler Spring/Summer 2012, Nicola Formichetti presented a slightly more wearable ensemble unlike his latex and sheer-laden Fall 2011 show. Cut-outs in different shapes and panels in odd patterns, some colour-blocked, in a structured and slender silhouette set in a mostly neutral colour palette were the highlights.

A meek attempt at deconstruction? Tame or innovative? You decide.

Mugler Spring/Summer 2012, Nicola Formichetti

Mugler Spring/Summer 2012, Nicola Formichetti

Mugler Spring/Summer 2012, Nicola Formichetti

Mugler Spring/Summer 2012, Nicola Formichetti

Mugler Spring/Summer 2012, Nicola Formichetti

Mugler Spring/Summer 2012, Nicola Formichetti

Mugler Spring/Summer 2012, Nicola Formichetti

Image credits: fgr

Daily Reads | Philip Treacy Talks, Harper Seven Beckham, Balenciaga’s New Website, Rihanna New Face of Armani and Catherine Middleton’s Last Look

Philip Treacy talks about art (he is collaborating with Tate Liverpool to curate Conversation Pieces), his former muse Isabella Blow, Kate Moss’s wedding, the royal wedding with more than 30 of his hats on display including Princess Beatrice’s hat of which he said ‘I didn’t give a fuck about 140,000 bloggers’. Plus Lady Gaga wanting to intern at Philip Treacy where she was overheard saying, “Can somebody buy me some brown underwear for tomorrow?”.
Yay or nay? [The Guardian]

The Beckhams welcome their first daughter and fourth child, Harper Seven Beckham. With her birth, there’s finally someone to inherit Victoria Beckham’s extensive bag collection!
Thoughts on the name? [Daily Mail]

Balenciaga goes digital. The new Balenciaga website equipped with e-commerce to the U.S., U.K. and France, with more countries to be added later on, will go live this week. More than 3000 photographs and 200 videos will be added including behind-the-scenes videos of campaign shoots and runway shows. The very first short film featuring the Balenciaga Resort collection shot by Steven Meisel will also be released.
About time don’t you think? [WWD]

Rihanna replaces Megan Fox as the new face of Emporio Armani Underwear and Armani Jeans. The first Fall campaign ads were shot in New York and will be released in September.
Is Rihanna a suitable replacement? [Fashionologie]

The Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton reverts back to safe sartorial choices in a Whistles top and skirt with Prada pumps on the final day of her North American tour attending the reception to mark the launch of Tusk Trust’s US Patron’s Circle.
What do you think of her final look? [Red Carpet Fashion Awards]

The Fashion Body- Right Hand by Nick Knight

SHOWstudio.com's Nick Knight

That is the title of SHOWstudio.com‘s latest film project and the first film from the project. Short films will be created by contributors such as Lady Gaga, Lily Cole, Rick Owens, Gareth Pugh and other leading personalities to celebrate a specific part of the human body. This series has just debuted this summer, and will air every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I think it is a brilliant idea- a fashion on film series and none other than SHOWstudio.com’s director and visionary photographer Nick Knight to start the ball rolling. Click HERE to watch the first film of the series- Right Hand by NIck Knight. It is high time we had more of fashion in that kind of media.