The Devil received a “Face Lift” from VOGUE Paris


While figuring out what to submit to Fashionese Daily last night, I remember my French VOGUE (VOGUE Paris) August 2007 issue that I bought at Borders earlier this month. I know it’s a bit too late but how on earth could I ever forget this? It is indeed a collectible edition, personally for myself and it is such a shame that it takes me so long to share it with you!

Being a huge fan of VOGUE Paris, I was completely stunned after seeing the quite controversial fashion spread portraying model Snejana Onopka as the beloved devil-in-chief, Anna Wintour. It was styled none other by the talented Carine Roitfeld, the editrix-in-chief of VOGUE Paris and photographed by the renowned photographer, Mario Testino, in a front-row setting where Wintour usually caught on camera.
L’Icône or The Icon was the title of the spread featuring model Snejana in Wintour-inspired look with her famous bang and narrow bob, big sunglasses, and of course, exposing her forbidden love affair with fur. I remember showing it to one of my friend, she even thought that it was the actual Anna Wintour looking years younger, and asked me whether she got a face lift! Even my hubby thought the same way..haha :D Anyway, kudos to Carine for successfully translating such brilliant ideas and always inspiring us with her incredible styling skills.
If Wintour and her team at American VOGUE would actually do a similar editorial to Mlle. Roitfeld, I wonder how it would turn out..

see the rest of the editorial here

sources & images: VOGUE Paris August 2007, the Fashion Spot forum