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Flashback: Vogue Paris February 2005 with Gemma Ward by Mario Testino

Since Gemma Ward recently made her modeling comeback on Prada‘s Spring 2015 runway during Milan Fashion Week, we’re taking a look back at one of the Australian beauty’s most memorable Vogue covers for this week’s Fashion Flashback. Gemma covered the February 2005 issue of Vogue Paris, lensed by Mario Testino. The baby-faced teenage model was captured wearing a black and white polka dot dress from Stefano Pilati‘s debut collection for Yves Saint Laurent, styled by Carine Roitfeld.

Flashback Vogue Paris Feb 2005 Gemma Ward


Gemma was also shot by Testino for a series of images inside the issue where she showcases even more of Pilati’s first collection for YSL. In each and every shot, she models with a pair of scissors (kind of an odd fashion accessory). She’s either cutting her own hair, her bottom lip or attempting to cut a goldfish out of its bowl while crawling across a table. The engaging editorial is even featured inside Roitfeld’s book, Irreverent.

Anja Rubik, snapped by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, also stars in the 258-page issue. Crystal Renn was shot by Craig McDean for some photos that helped shape her career, and Natalia Vodianova was captured by Mikael Jansson on a tennis court at night. If that wasn’t enough, Patrick Demarchelier photographed Natasha Poly for a set of dreamy black and white images where Natasha donned a selection of white summer dresses.

Familiarize yourself with the issue’s contents inside the thread and don’t hesitate to reignite discussion here.