the international editions of vogue, especially vogue italia and vogue paris, continue to blow away the us version. edgier photography, better selection of models, and stellar art direction keep these two ahead of the pack.
september’s vogue italia features new american hotshot hilary rhoda on the cover for the second time this year. the inside editorials include hilary and iselin by steven meisel and a couture supplement featuring mimi roche.
vogue paris’ cover has stam, snejana, sasha, and gemma on the cover sporting chanel resort. the issue’s editorial features a staggering 50 models, from malgosia, angela lindvall, erin wasson and tasha, to gemma, coco roche, freja, irina and du juan, all shot by craig mcdean. there’s also an ed on justin timberlake shot by terry richardson and a piece on stephanie seymour (also shot by mcdean). the issue was to feature heather bratton, and there is a one-page shot of her and dedication to her. thefashionspot has scans of the issue.