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Flashback: Vogue Paris September 2007 with Natasha Poly by Patrick Demarchelier

Yet another superb issue of Vogue which I had completely forgotten about. I wouldn't have given this particular September issue another thought if it weren't for my bookcases deciding to buckle under pressure this week. The cover just stood out amongst the rest (and for good reason). You can guarantee if I were to describe to you a Vogue cover shot with leopard print overload, you would be horrified at the thought of such a fashion faux pas. Although, the French Vogue team have showed us how it's done.

Vogue Paris' September 2007 issue has Natasha Poly photographed by Patrick Demarchelier on the front cover. The Russian model is decked out in leopard print Givenchy haute couture, which was styled by then editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld.



This 458 paged issue has something for everyone, with fashion stories from photographers Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, David Sims, Terry Richardson, Mario Testino and Mark Segal. We are also treated to appearances from Daria Werbowy, Sasha Pivovarova, Alice Dellal, Raquel Zimmermann and Lara Stone to name a few.

My favorite story from the issue is an editorial entitled 'Chic en Seine' photographed by Terry Richardson. It is a storyboard of Brazilian model Raquel Zimmermann and her male companion around the streets of Paris. The story consists of a glamorous Zimmermann wearing a range of jeans, blazers, jackets and shirts, in a successful attempt to emulate a young Parisian woman. Emmanuelle Alt styled the shoot and it's evident throughout. Many of the looks created seemed to have been pulled right out of Alt's closet. The outfits are simply gorgeous and this is exactly the type of fashion I love — relatable, comfortable and most of all, wearable.

Check out the thread from 2007 and familiarize yourself with the content here.