April 2012 magazine covers
Rock The Trend monthly round-up of all major magazine covers – the Vogues, the Numeros, the Ws – see them all at a glance! Plus, guess which VOGUE cover has a model holding a fish bowl this month!
After going over the top last month with his usual gang of favorite models, Steven Meisel photographed a group of up and coming models Sojourner Morrell, Thairine Garcia, Chrystal Copland, Aaron Vernon, Lyle Lodwick and Ethan James in a prom night-themed setting, with styling by (the super amazing, awesome, talented) Pano Yiapanis. Reminds me of a Lanvin campaign!
Doutzen Kroes in Givenchy by David Sims. It’s been two straight months of ‘safe’ minimalist look from Vogue Paris (last month was black & white with Natalia Vodianova) – don’t you miss those times when Carine Roitfeld would put together a white NIKE sports bra and olive green fur on the cover?
Jennifer Lopez in Bottega Veneta for the annual Shape issue, photographed by Mert & Marcus. This is her second Vogue US cover – her last feature on the front of the ultimate fashion bible is at least seven years ago … January 2005. She’s definitely making a comeback, no doubt!
Here’s a now heavily preggers Sienna Miller on her fifth Vogue UK cover, wearing Stella McCartney, giving a super Blake Lively-ish smile! Cover photography by Ryan McGinley
Laetitia Casta by Miguel Reveriego
Iris Strubegger fronting Vogue Germany again, (she was last on the cover in September 2011). But this time the cover shot is much more striking with a strong focus on her face and with photography by legendary German photographer Peter Lindberg.
Hedi Slimane might have assumed his role at YSL, but his photography projects are still going strong – shooting the second consecutive Vogue Russia cover, featuring Daphne Groeneveld.
Top chinese actress Fan Bing Bing goes from masculine to feminine in this double cover for Vogue China, shot by Inez & Vinoodh (second consecutive Vogue China cover under the Dutch duo!)
Kate Moss in Louis Vuitton shot by Mert & Marcus. It seems like the only time Mert & Marcus shoots for Japanese Vogue is when there is Kate Moss (here’s her past covers from 2009 and 2011, both by them)
Daphne Groeneveld by Rafael Stahelin… she’s carrying a fish tank!
Jolin Tsai in Burberry. The top Mando pop singer personally attended the Spring/Summer 2012 Burberry Prorsum show during London Fashion Week last year and sat front row!
Gauri Khan and Sussanne Roshan
You can never say no to a Lara Stone cover, can you? So. Full. Of. Fierce.
Julia Frauche by Kai Z Feng
Alys Hale in Prada
Romee Strijd, Ymre Stiekema and Josefien Rodermans take the honor of being the first cover stars together on the debut issue of Vogue Netherlands (and 19th edition of Vogue Worldwide) photographed by Marc de Groot.
Aymeline Valade by Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello
Lily Donaldson by Nino Munoz
Xiao Wen Ju by Tiziano Magni
Keira Knightley by Mert & Marcus
DAZED & CONFUSED
Grimes! I discovered her because of this issue of Dazed & Confused and I am now obsessed with her music and style. Hedi Slimane aka YSL designer shot this cover, of Grimes in Givenchy Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2012.
[images: thefashionspot.com scans, models.com, vogue sites, wmagazine.com]