Model of the moment and current Prada face, Lexi Boling, has landed Vogue Italia's May cover. The American model has become a regular choice for Steven Meisel, who also shot Lexi for Prada's recent accessories campaign. For Italian Vogue's latest, Boling is posing against a dark background, with the focus very much on her beauty and the styling of her hair. It's no wonder Meisel shot a close-up of this girl, after Guido worked his magic on her hair and Pat McGrath did the makeup for this 'look of the moment' shoot. Karl Templer styled Lexi in a top from Tod's.
"What is this, an outtake from Prada Pre-Fall campaign?" questioned Zorka.
"Looks like a boring Prada image," wrote Bruce7Lee.
Nymphaea thought the cover resembled a past Vogue Italia cover: "Nice simple cover, same vibe as Doutzen's VI cover but a tad more modern."
"Finally! I find this cover sooo gorgeous, but that might be all because of Lexi," commented anlabe32.
Miss Dalloway was also enthusiastic and wrote, "Simple but sooo lovely, I adore this! And amazing to see Lexi get a cover on her own, she rocked the runway season!"
So, there are mixed reactions from our forum members and I feel the same. This does look like it was taken just moments after the recent Prada campaign. On the other hand, I'm such a sucker for anything shot in a studio–especially when it's been photographed by Steven Meisel.
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