Vogue’s September issue is shaping up to be one of its most outspoken yet. With a legion of supermodels and the buzziest rising stars populating its pages, the 125th anniversary edition is doing much more than showcasing the industry’s favored faces. The cover, featuring Jennifer Lawrence posing as the lady in red in front of the Statue of Liberty, was only the first of many subtle commentaries on the current political climate. Inside the issue, Joan Smalls and Lara Stone aid another statement in an editorial shot by Steven Klein and styled by Grace Coddington.
Even supermodels get tripped up on their own nerves. In another striking editorial for Vogue’s special edition, 125th Anniversary issue, the pub wrangled a party of legendary supermodels to exhibit the forthcoming fall denim trends and get candid about their careers. Joan Smalls, Gigi Hadid, Elaine Erwin, Amber Valletta and Carolyn Murphy return to the pages of the title they know so well in the meta shoot lensed by Annie Liebovitz. The editorial is dreamy, true to the iconic image maker’s aesthetic, and transforms the reader into a spectator with external set shots that create an elevated, behind-the-scenes vibe. Inside the spread, the supers talk their most memorable model moments and what it really takes to get the right shot.
Kate Moss poses for Harper’s Bazaar September 2017 issue wearing the latest from the brand for which she will be the forever muse. Styled by Elissa Santisi, Kate wears tailored denim and a minimalist, checked suit hailing from Calvin Klein’s 205W39NYC’s fall collection. In the feature, Kate opens up about the “raw” photos that made “Obsession” THE fragrance of the time and immortalized the supermodel within the industry. She also reflects on the recent release of never-before-seen images from the same campaign that fronted Raf Simons’ modern rendering of the scent, now dubbed “Obsessed”.
On being sent by Calvin Klein to the Virgin Islands with her then-boyfriend and iconic photographer, Mario Sorrenti:
Carolyn Murphy has been low-maintenance chic way before it became cool. The woman who embodies what comes to mind whenever the word “supermodel” is uttered graces the September cover of InStyle to reminisce on her heyday, but more importantly, look forward.
Exuding the heart of small town America, Carolyn’s spread makes tending to the farm and relaxing with a Budweiser look high fashion in a way only she can. Utility jumpsuits, shearling wool and sturdy, farmer’s denim paint the story of a teen from the Florida Panhandle who suddenly found herself rubbing shoulders with household names while simultaneously building one of her own.