I'm slowly but surely getting super excited for Vogue's September issue... first it was the Halle Berry cover (kinda meh, but it's not bad), then it was the Lara Stone editorial shot by Mert & Marcus (very reminiscent of her and Edita's Sep09 W Magazine editorial, also shot by M&M), and now this. In celebration of the second annual Fashion's Night Out event, Grace Coddington styled a gaggle of models and celebrities (athletes, actors/actresses, artists) for this celebration of fashion and celebrity. Steven Meisel shot the ed which was spread out over four days on the roof of 30 Rockefeller Center.
The cast is as follows... get ready, it's a doozy—models: Guinevere van Seenus, Carolyn Murphy, Liya Kebede, Kristen McMenamy, Stella Tennant, Kirsi Pyrhonen, Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, Mirte Maas, Daria Strokus, Jourdan Dunn, Miranda Kerr, Lara Stone, Valerija Kelava, Eliza Cummings; celebs: Robert Fairchild, Kathryn Morgan, Pharrell Williams, Christina Ricci, Yi Jianlian, Usher, Rachel Weisz, Terence Koh, Carolina Herrera, Ryan McNamara, Elly Jackson, Dakota Fanning, Hayden Christensen, Eddie Redmayne, David Chang, Tony Vincent, the Olsen twins, Henrik Lundquvist, and Naomi Watts.
eta: Something that didn't strike me at first, but is worth mentioning, the number of great models in this are so under used; it could have become a larger production; either way, I'm still satisfied and excited for the results... I just hope this fits in my mail slot when it arrives.
[sidenote: no surprise, but this year's September issue is the size of a phonebook; unfortunately, 80% of that is ad content (532pages)—that's a 25% increase from last year's, in case you were wondering]