Vogue Italia July 2005 : Linda Evangelista by Steven Meisel
cover and review from fashistonline forum
"Cover: Linda by Steven
This story is a celebration of Sharon Stone and the most beautiful women in Hollywood. Apparantly Sharon Stone had a complete surgical overhaul before her triumphant red carpet appearance at Cannes. Allegedly, Sharon recuperated at the Carlysle hotel, where this editorial was shot.
Linda plays Sharon, and herself.
Inguna, Eugenia, Julia, Elise and others play plastic surgery patients, wearing bandages and the latest in designer fashions. The new girls pose in group shots, and recuperate together. Perhaps they represent new Hollywood? Britney, Mandy Moore, etc.
Linda stands alone. She drinks a coca-cola thru a purple straw while enduring lipo. She checks her email on her laptop in her hospital bed on her tummy wearing heels. Makes a cell phone call during lipo.
The line between reality and fashion has never been thinner!
If the monster LA issue earlier in the year was an US Weekly issue as hi fashion, this is the behind the scenes gossip, imagined as reality, starring famous models.
The before and after pics are so "The Swan".
Say what you will about Steven Meisel, his thumb is firmly pressed on the pulse of pop culture."
from wwd...ed was shot at the st. regis, not the carlyle...
Those who can't get enough of the slew of makeover and plastic surgery shows on television will love the July issue of Italian Vogue, which features an 80-page fashion shoot photographed by Steven Meisel called "Makeover Madness." The story, which was styled by Edward Enninful, was shot over five days in a medical equipment rental facility and a suite in the St. Regis ó for recovery shots, naturally. Though Linda Evangelista scored the cover, models Elise Crombez, Euguenia Volodina, Missy Rayder, Julia Stegner, Inguna Butane, Hana Soukupova and Jessica Stam pose inside for "before" and "after" shots as well as slightly graphic portrayals of scalpels entering skin, complete with faux blood, courtesy of makeup artist Pat McGrath.