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Flashback: Vogue Paris October 2005 with Gemma Ward and Du Juan by Patrick Demarchelier

As Gemma Ward fever continues to hit our forums, we take another look back at one of the Aussie model’s most memorable Vogue covers for this week’s Fashion Flashback series.

The October 2005 issue of Vogue Paris featured a fresh-faced Gemma, who was joined by Chinese model Du Juan for the magazine’s Chinese-themed issue. The pair was photographed by Patrick Demarchelier and styled by Carine Roitfeld, who selected matching sweatshirts from Dior Homme for the duo. Jeans finished off Du’s look, while Gemma showcased a gorgeous fur coat from Dolce & Gabbana. We just don’t see covers like this anymore, right?

Flashback Vogue Paris October 2005 Gemma & Du Patrick Demarchelier


As if a cover shot wasn’t enough, we also get to see Gemma and Du together once again inside the 338-page issue. In “La Cité des Anges,” the dynamic duo are captured around the vibrant city of Shanghai dressed in pieces from Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs and John Galliano with some intriguing and thought-provoking styling from Roitfeld.

Also found inside is Russian model Natasha Poly, who posed before Craig McDean’s lens with some coats of the season strategically placed on her head (yes, placed over her head like a nun), making for some very interesting imagery. Mario Testino shot Freja Beha Erichsen, who was styled by Marie-Amélie Sauvé, donning a mass of curls and monochrome outfits with a splash of purple. But the standout story is “Sur Scène” with American model Cameron Russell, shot by Nathaniel Goldberg with Emmanuelle Alt on styling duties. The black and white story consists of a short-haired Cameron oozing a punk attitude, while showcasing a variety of glamorous black dresses from Gucci, Blumarine and Lanvin. Alt styled the dresses with studded belts, black tights and trainers for added drama — and it worked!

Do you remember the issue like it was yesterday? Dig out your copy of Vogue Paris’ October 2005 issue or take a look inside the thread here.