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Flashback: Vogue Italia February 2005 with Doutzen Kroes by Steven Meisel

I often find myself going through phases with certain models. This week I have been obsessed with Dutch model Doutzen Kroes. I was on the hunt for images of Doutzen when I came across a photograph which was shot by Steven Meisel. After doing some research regarding this particular photo, I found out it was part of a set of images entitled 'Fresh' from the February 2005 issues of Vogue Italia.

TheFashionSpot is a huge database of fashion images, so I searched for the issue's thread and found the entire shoot (alongside a comment of mine from 2009 which I completely disagree with today)! After seeing a scan of the cover, I knew I had already seen it somewhere before. I searched my stack of Italian Vogue's and there is was…February 2005.

The fold-out cover is a profile shot of Kroes wearing a white Blumarine blouse. It really is something special, and with hair by Guido, makeup by Pat McGrath and styling by Edward Enninful, we couldn't expect anything less.



Steven Meisel's 16-page story with Kroes doesn't disappoint. The story is flawless, consisting of mostly black and white images and shows Doutzen in a classic studio backdrop wearing a range of outfits from Max Mara, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren Collection, Miu Miu and Gucci.

The rest of the issue features Daria Werbowy by Mario Sorrenti, French actress, former fashion model, and singer Emmanuelle Seigner by Peter Lindbergh, Gemma Ward by Craig McDean and a few other hidden treasures.

You can check out the issue's thread and familiarize yourself with the content here.