Raquel Zimmermann by David Sims for Vogue US December 2010

raquel photo Raquel Zimmermann by David Sims for <em>Vogue US</em> December 2010

Vogue US takes their first look at the spring collections with David Sims’ Straight Up. Starring Raquel Zimmermann as a fiery redhead, the story features glitz and glam looks from the likes of Jil Sander, Miu Miu, Gucci and more styled by Camilla Nickerson.

raquel photo1 Raquel Zimmermann by David Sims for <em>Vogue US</em> December 2010
raquel photo2 Raquel Zimmermann by David Sims for <em>Vogue US</em> December 2010
raquel photo3 Raquel Zimmermann by David Sims for <em>Vogue US</em> December 2010
raquel photo4 Raquel Zimmermann by David Sims for <em>Vogue US</em> December 2010
raquel photo5 Raquel Zimmermann by David Sims for <em>Vogue US</em> December 2010
raquel photo6 Raquel Zimmermann by David Sims for <em>Vogue US</em> December 2010
raquel photo7 Raquel Zimmermann by David Sims for <em>Vogue US</em> December 2010
raquel photo8 Raquel Zimmermann by David Sims for <em>Vogue US</em> December 2010
raquel photo9 Raquel Zimmermann by David Sims for <em>Vogue US</em> December 2010


  • anonymous

    This kind of frightens me.

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely terrifying. She is photoshopped to the inch of her life. Ive never seen Raquel look ugly…and US Vogue has managed to do it. Congratulations.

  • lizzie

    yuck

  • http://twitter.com/elenavasilieva Elena Vasilieva

    loving the colour palette and this retro vibe,

    http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
    x

  • http://fornooone.blogspot.com/ Olga

    the 5th look reminds me of Roisin Murphy

  • Gnome

    They even photoshopped her nose out. Never seen anything quite like it…

  • http://www.front-row-view.com/ Frontrowview

    This is just a bad scan right? It can’t actually be that bad… can it? Eugh..

  • http://whycantmybestfriendbeme.blogspot.com/ Anita Siraki

    i love raquel…but i have to agree that she’s been OVERLY photoshopped…not only that….IT’S BORING. can we sign a petition to revive us vogue?!?!?!?!?!

    http://whycantmybestfriendbeme.blogspot.com/

  • Rachel

    i wonder if US Vogue even knows how boring they are? do they look at any other Vogues?? they are amazing! this spread is boring and raquel looks frightening… COME ON, US VOGUE.

    • Dave

      Exactly. For how arrogant Anna Wintour is, you would think that Vogue US would have something better to contribute to society.

      • Anonymous

        You cant even blame Anna. She’s trying to stay in business, and America has a long history of OBSESSION with “Celebrity”. If they put Freja on the cover, I doubt it will sell, put Jennifer Anniston and her whining, boom, major sales. It tells you of a sad state US high-fashion is at.

    • Dave

      Exactly. For how arrogant Anna Wintour is, you would think that Vogue US would have something better to contribute to society.

    • Dave

      Exactly. For how arrogant Anna Wintour is, you would think that Vogue US would have something better to contribute to society.

    • Dave

      Exactly. For how arrogant Anna Wintour is, you would think that Vogue US would have something better to contribute to society.

  • Rachel

    i wonder if US Vogue even knows how boring they are? do they look at any other Vogues?? they are amazing! this spread is boring and raquel looks frightening… COME ON, US VOGUE.

  • Etc

    The thing that constantly baffles me about US Vogue is how they manage to use the best photographers, best stylists, and best models and still manage to come up with such boring spreads. The clothes look beautiful though.

    http://www.collaborationetc.wordpress.com

    • Anonymous

      Right!?!? Like I said in my previous post, this obsession with mediocrity and celebrity reflects in America’s high fashion concept. Everyone gets offended by everything. Womans breasts, buttocks and sex are a sin. Its really sad actually. Nothing worse than censored art.

  • Redpoppyfashion

    Raquel looks like a modern photoshopped version of The Virgin Queen (Elizabeth I). YIKES

  • THX6050

    What I’m getting from this editorial is a story of decadent minimalism, which looking back on the SPR 2011 collections makes sense to me. US Vogue is unapologetically geared towards middle America (you know where they can a make profit), but by middle America standards this editorial is pushing the envelope so lets give them some credit. And for all you ‘Photohop’ experts the photography is similar to Ellen von Unwerth’s style which for those of you who have tried to at least learn about photography know can be achieved with film speed and aperture/exposure settings etc. so please PLEASE stop assuming because you’re all making an ass of yourselves.

    • Anonymous

      How about you stop selling your opinion as a FACT? Nobody here claims to be an expert in photoshop or professional photography, rather simply expressing OPINIONS.

      “so please PLEASE stop assuming because you’re all making an ass of yourselves. “…..hmmm, how about you get over yourself?

    • renam

      LUV U!

  • http://www.markese91.blogspot.com Mikelle S

    I missed the point at which Raquel lost her nose… oh and I was just wondering… Does anyone know who those platforms are by in the first two images?

    • Collaborationetc

      they are Prada SS11. love

      • http://www.markese91.blogspot.com Mikelle S

        The metallic ones are prada?

        – Sent from my Palm Pixi

  • Ris002

    You should have a look at the magazine morons! They are really bad scans! This is by far the best spread Vogue have done, quite subversive and nothing to do with Ellen von unworth (I mean really?!!) Sims is a genius! everyone else steals from him, way ahead of the curve.

  • Ris002

    You should have a look at the magazine morons! They are really bad scans! This is by far the best spread Vogue have done, quite subversive and nothing to do with Ellen von unworth (I mean really?!!) Sims is a genius! everyone else steals from him, way ahead of the curve.

  • GUEST

    I rather like this. I don’t think models need to be beautiful and I’m quite enjoying her “uglification” because it contrasts and compliments the clothes nicely. I also like the nod to Queen Elizabeth I (even if unintentional). One of the more interesting Vogue spreads in the last few years. The pictures do look like bad scans and the colors are blown out (as a result of which its hard to see her facial features). I imagine that will not be the case in the actual publication.