Kate Moss, Daria Werbowy, Lara Stone and Raquel Zimmermann in the same shot? W went all out for its September issue and made sure every model fan’s heart beat a little faster when seeing the featured “Super Normal Super Models” editorial.
The story was shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, styled by Edward Enninful and has a stellar cast that also includes Amanda Murphy, Suvi Koponen, Meghan Collison, Anna Ewers, Mariacarla Boscono, Saskia de Brauw, Mica Arganaraz, Daan van der Deen, Filip Hrivnak and Steve Milatos. Does this sound like perfection?
You would think that with so much supermodel awesomeness our forum members would find little to complain about. But several members pointed out the similar aesthetic to past campaigns by Bruce Weber. “Super Normal Super Models definitely seems to be influenced by Weber. It looks like a grungier version of an old Abercrombie & Fitch catalog,” posted orchidee. While others wondered about the inclusion of some of the models. Personally, I can’t find any faults in the casting or the images.
Positive sentiments were also shared by kokobombon. “I find it refreshing that [Mert & Marcus] produced something that is not overly saturated and Photoshopped, even if the style looks like someone else’s,” she wrote.
“Kate Moss on Suvi Koponen’s lap?! What happened? Anyway, I truly love it. That shot with Amanda, Daria and Mariacarla is fantastic,” admitted anlabe32.
See the full editorial on the forums. Be sure to also check out the rest of the editorials in this issue, including a gorgeous Emma Summerton layout starring Mariacarla and more epic group shots featuring Rihanna, Iman and Naomi Campbell.