April 2010 magazine covers
Amber Valletta. The cover has a certain 90s vibe to it, very Meisel x VI in late 90s. Maybe it’s the angle, and choosing a supermodel from that decade. Amber appeared on the Vogue Italia March ’09 couture supplement cover shot by Steven Klein.
Natasha Poly on her sixth Vogue Paris cover. Now that’s a supermodel.
Gisele Bündchen again for the annual Shape Issue. The 2008 edition of her and Lebron James caused quite an amount of controversy, this year’s certainly looks like it is going in the right direction, just post-birth Gisele and her world famous body (in Stella McCartney).
Kate Moss photographed by (surprise, surprise) Willy Wandeperre, the man behind all the highly praised Jil Sander campaigns. Great to see him shooting for a Vogue cover and working with Kate Moss. The lighting, shadow and angle is very Wandeperre-style.
German starlet Diane Kruger, in strong brows and highlighted cheekbones, cover by Karl Lagerfeld.
Edita Vilkevciute in Louis Vuitton. See her in the season’s hottest swimsuits, toying around with a snake in the main editorial shot by David Vasiljevic here, what a vixen.
An all-Naomi Campbell issue, cover by Steven Meisel.
Chinese actress Li Bing Bing (and the face of Earth Hour in China) in Louis Vuitton.
After fronting the cover for January, Daria is back for April. This is one of those rare issues in which the cover is not by Inez & Vinoodh (Mikael Jansson shot it)
Abbey Lee. Odd expression and pose…
In a rare non-Bollywood actress cover, here comes one with India’s own supermodels— Gia Johnson, Nethra Raghuraman, Tinu Verghis, Ashika Pratt and Esha Gupta— in swimsuits.
Jolin Tsai in Chanel
Julia Hafstrom. Always great to see covers with minimal text.
Bregje Heinen photographed by Matt Irwin, reprint from an editorial in Vogue Nippon
Newcomer (and Brazilian of course) Renata Sozzi who is skyrocketing through the ranks this season— an appearance in the Louis Vuitton veteran-filled Fall ’10 show, and the recent Rolling Stone Brasil cover. Can you smell Victoria’s Secret for this girl?
First black model on the cover in a long time— Sessilee Lopez, and Numero favourite Toni Garrn (her third cover for them in 14 months) photographed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino.
Natasha Poly in Celine
Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston by Steven Klein, sort of promoting their movie ‘The Bounty Hunter’. Stefano Tonchi formerly of T New York Times has just been confirmed as the new editor in chief of W.
Dazed & Confused
The XX, cover by Pierre Debusschere.