February 25, 2008

powerful stuff.


vogue’s march issue is dedicated to power players, and there’s none bigger in hollywood than producer/actress/model drew barrymore. this year, she’s adding director to that list, with her debut feature whip it, starring ellen page about women’s roller derby. in lanvin on the cover, drew just doesn’t seem to look like drew, which is a shame because her past covers (for vogue and bazaar) have been great. like bazaar, this issue is packed with eds, but not all good ones.

on the good side, there’s high destination by craig mcdean, featuring stam, raquel zimmerman, caroline trentini, and coco rocha. the styling by grace coddington is spot on, as is the hair and makeup by guido and patmcgrath, respectively. definitely the best ed of the issue.

another great ed is hollywoodland by mario testino, has casey affleck and karen elson playing 1950s house. karen is such the perfect model for this era of fashion.

vogue continues it tradition of featuring society weddings with the extravaganza known as the lauren davis-andrés santo domingo. don’t know who they are? most people don’t. davis is a contributing editor at vogue, and that’s probably all you need to know as to why this wedding gets twelve pages of coverage. davis seemed to spend no expense, as she wore two olivier theyskens designed gowns, one on which was made from 60 meters of silk jacquard and took seamstresses and embroiderers over 2,000 hours to make.

also in this issue:

change of pace photographed by norman jean roy follows liya kebede to meet with four designers starting anew at storied houses (marco zanini at halston, peter som at bill blass, lars nilsson at ferre, and alessandra facchinetti at valentino)

magical thinking by david sims features daria werbowy in a bland studio ed. a waste of her immense talents.

the way she moves by steven klein has caroline trentini again but this time she’s paired with channing tatum as a wealthy woman who falls for a mover.

the girls can’t help it is an interesting feature on blake lively and leighton meester from gossip girl.

a man of distinction is an amazing profile of stefano pilati, with raquel, coco, caroline, lily donaldson and milana keller in the accompanying pics.

in a brilliant move by steven meisel, natalia vodianova & sasha pivovarova show off the season’s best accessory: jewelry.

although all of the fashion eds aren’t great, there are some wonderful articles. if you don’t mind vogue’s sometime elitist attitude, you’ll enjoy this issue.

cover pic from fadedyouthblog; other scans from luxx at thefashionspot