After a blockbuster September cover, Vogue Italia moves swiftly on to the release of its latest issue. Steven Meisel photographed Karlie Kloss, Lexi Boling and Sasha Pivovarova for Italian Vogue‘s October 2014 issue. The trio of Meisel favorites were styled by Karl Templer wearing the same Giorgio Armani jacket, while an effortless amount of makeup was applied by Pat McGrath using L’Oréal Paris products. Guido Palau decided to cover the girls’ hair with a black headpiece, a popular choice for past Meisel shoots.
Our forum members still had mixed reactions to the cover. “Whoa, love it! Need to scrape my pennies together for this. It seems to me it’s just VI that shoots Lexi Boling?” raved Benn98, who is certainly an admirer of the fold-out cover.
KateTheGreatest shared his sentiments and wrote, “Stunning, to me this is typical Meisel.”
“Simple and gorgeous, Meisel at his best! All look great, and very happy to see them,” proclaimed a more than satisfied Miss Dalloway.
“In my opinion this is better than last month’s cover. It’s simple but so stunning. As much as I love Karlie though, reading that Coco [Rocha] is in the editorial, I would [have] really loved to see her on the cover. Though Karlie is one VI repeater that I will never complain about,” echoed JesseDillon, but then went on to comment, “I don’t think Sasha & Lexi are needed here though. I can understand a multi girl fold-out if there is more than one girl on the main cover, but this way I’m not a fan.”
Also not a fan of the fold-out was Lifeispeachy: “I love every picture but I don’t see the point of making a fold-out.”
“Meh, they all look identical. Bored,” wrote marsnoop2, who didn’t appreciate the repetition of the cover images.
“Nothing particularly exciting. I hate the layout. Talk about taking a theme too literally…” disapproved an underwhelmed orchidee.
Coco and Aymeline Valade join Karlie, Lexi and Sasha for the cover story, and thanks to Oxymore, the editorial can be viewed inside the thread. Check out “Shape Shift” along with the rest of the content and join the discussion here.