US Vogue May 2007 : The World's Next Top Models by Steven Meisel
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As far as model covers go, I like the idea of using new or new-ish models who are on first-name basis among people in the industry and modelizers but still relatively new to the general public. This is the kind of cover that can take a girl's career to exciting new heights. I am definitely more interested in seeing this than a cover with Natalia Vodianova or Shalom Harlow. I'm also glad that it's a group shot. Does it say something about the lack of wow-factor of the current crop of girls when it's hard to find a girl that can single-handedly carry a cover?
The styling -- white shirt with bright-colored taffata skirt -- is a bit Carolina Herrera.
Now onto the selection: thank you who did a breakdown of the girls' agencies and nationalities. Always helpful to see the politics behind the scenes.
- I have mixed feelings about the selection but not at all surprised, except the fact that Sasha took center stage instead of Trentini.
- Sasha may be a Meisel favorite but she really hasn't proven her range to be considered so vital. I mean, she hasn't worked with that many photographers. Even Natalia Vodianova didn't go exclusive that early in her career, and she pretty much took the industry by storm when she started. Also, I thought Sasha looks a lot like Anja Rubik there.
- Why would Agyness's inclusion surprise anyone? She got an only-girl edit plus a one-page article in March. If that is not a big deal, I don't know what is.
- I think Freja did shoot an editoral for US Vogue (with Raymond Meiers, possibly) but it did not run, and only bits of it showed up in the back pages. That doesn't bode well for her future at this publication. Lisa Cant is sort of the same way.
- Anja Rubik may just be another Mariacarla Boscono, always the bridesmaid, never the bride. She is everywhere except for US Vogue.
-- You know who I really feel bad for? Elise Crombez. Meisel works in mysterious ways. I wonder if Elise is given the cold shoulder b/c her shape has become more womanly, but that apparently did not hurt Karen Elson one bit in Meisel's world.
-- If Cameron Russell didn't take time off for Wellsley, she'd be right up there representing American girls along with Hilary Rhoda.
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