Harper's Bazaar has just released the first images from Carine Roitfeld's debut editorial as the magazine conglomerate's Global Fashion Editor. The feature stars Roitfeld favorites like Lara Stone (above), Stephanie Seymour (below) and Joan Smalls in looks highlighting spring trends.
In a statement sent around today, Bazaar's publisher, Hearst, said the shoot will run in 26 international editions of the magazine, which altogether have a circulation of 11.3 million across 44 countries.
The former Vogue Paris editor and photographer Kacper Kasprzyk cut out all the frills and just showed models wearing great clothes. At first, it seemed like a little bit of a letdown (who knew Roitfeld's return to the world of corporate glossies would be so unprovocative?), but after a bit of thought, I decided it was unfortunate that this kind of straightforward approach wasn't more common to fashion editorials. And I guess Roitfeld had to show A LOT of restraint in other areas of the feature to justify styling Stone in that metallic Comme des Garçons bandage sack-dress thing.
Harper's Bazaar has made the feature available online here.
Images courtesy of Harper's Bazaar