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Gangs of New York by Mario Testino for Vogue US February 2011

Vogue US’ February issue profiles some of New York’s top designers in an editorial featuring over thirty girls wearing designs from the likes of Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren and Proenza Schouler. Photographed by Mario Testino and styled by Grace Coddington, Julia Saner, Anna de Rijk, Frida Gustavsson, Jac Jagaciak, Kate Somers, Julia Hafstrom, Julia Johansen, Luisa Bianchin, Chantal Stafford-Abobott, Donna Loos, Gwen Loos, Patricia van der Vilet, Mirte Maas and Nimue Smit, Arizona Muse, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Kendra Spears, Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, Ajak Deng, Arlenis Sosa, Chanel Iman, Anais Mali, Jourdan Dunn, Sessilee Lopez, Jana Knauerova, Hannah Holman, Britt Maren, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Kasia Struss, So Young Kang, Hyoni Kang, Tao Okamoto, Fei Fei Sun and Ming Xi.







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25 Comments

  1. Collaborationetc

    January 26, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    great concept. but i am not appreciating the lazy and tired use of having black/brown girls in turbans. so called representing or inspired by Africa.

    on another note, love the British punk gang set

    http://www.collaborationetc.wordpress.com

  2. Collaborationetc

    January 26, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    great concept. but i am not appreciating the lazy and tired use of having black/brown girls in turbans. so called representing or inspired by Africa.

    on another note, love the British punk gang set

    http://www.collaborationetc.wordpress.com

  3. Stephanie

    January 26, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    mario testino is.. amazing!! 😀 Love the whole editorial, fabulous pics!

  4. florider

    January 26, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    a nice ‘clin d’oeil” or homage to the good old days of US Vogue with the 90’s mega supermodels.
    I still remember to this day one shoot where you had: Carla, Cindy, Stephanie, Linda, Claudia, Cindy, Nadja, Christy, Naomi in one spread. Ah those where the days, Funny enough in this shoot here, they are all made to look so alike that it is hard to tell who is who!? It tells me a lot about this generation…call me nostalgic!

  5. Caroabello_85

    January 26, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    grace+mario=perfection

  6. M

    January 26, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    The styling is amazing but it does not feel like an editorial and the backgrounds could be a lot better. I am happy to see that US Vogue is using models of color.

  7. ...

    January 26, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    i hate the bowl haircut that the asian models sport. it never looked good, and still doesnt

    • Doen EnO

      January 26, 2011 at 11:19 pm

      Maybe it’s an homage to the bowl cut that most Asian kids grow up having. I personally think it’s cute (and maybe I’m biased because I too grew up with a bowl cut).

  8. couturemepink

    January 26, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I really like the concept, and the first picture is very beautiful and ethereal, but I just don’t see how the third picture fits. Maybe I’m missing something here.

  9. rotimi ariwoola

    January 26, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    beautiful! i love sessilee lopez

    http://www.thingsilike-rotex.blogspot.com

  10. rotimi ariwoola

    January 26, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    beautiful! i love sessilee lopez

    http://www.thingsilike-rotex.blogspot.com

  11. brook

    January 26, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    its good that vogue is useing girls of color but why are all the whites together and blacks and asians together, why couldn’t they be mixed???? i don’t get it

  12. anonymous

    January 27, 2011 at 12:51 am

    Good idea, but for me it falls flat. I agree with the commenter above, why do they all have to be grouped together by race?

  13. Warrenpeace_333

    January 27, 2011 at 6:39 am

    Love the Rodarte!!! Proenza and Marc close second.. The rest fall short… Grace and Mario definitely a great collabo!!

  14. sue du jour

    January 27, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Totally agree with Collaborationetc, brook, and anonymous. Grouping the models together by race is a lazy and ignorant creative choice. Reducing race to an aesthetic gives ammunition to all the designers/casting agencies that only hire white models because they are right for the brand’s “look.”

    Read the rest of my take here: http://sue-du-jour.com/2011/01/vogue-tries-fails-to-get-it-right-with-models-of-color

  15. last_high

    January 27, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Chanel Iman is so out of place, totally ruins the shot. Why put the worst model in the centre?

  16. DNM

    January 27, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    If you read the issue you’ll see that the girls were all grouped by their ethnicities, their hair colors, and nationalities.

  17. guest

    January 27, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    The Asian models are killing it!!! Love how they look in the clothes!! Best shot!!

  18. seamovement

    January 27, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    abbey lee looks amazing. she stood out with that red dress. <3

  19. Marco

    January 27, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Love this!!! what a great idea, very refreshing for Vogue US, well done Anna

  20. maddie

    January 28, 2011 at 1:19 am

    Best US Vogue spread in a loooong time. Kudos.

  21. Gwendolyn Dot

    January 28, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Really? Is it necessary to separate races, US Vogue?

    amelie-fleurjaune.blogspot.com

  22. Kooe

    January 31, 2011 at 7:37 am

    i adore the 3 last pics

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