Monday, August 15, 2011
Read: The September Issues, US Vogue vs. French Vogue
It's that time of year once again when we build up our biceps not just by carrying shopping bags filled with new fall fashions, but by the bibles of fashion known as the September issues. Girls, gays and the smart boyfriends/husbands of all look to these magazines to see what we all will aspire to wear over the next few seasons. In our first September Issue battle, Ms. Devil Wears Prada herself Anna Wintour went with Kate Moss for the cover and the spread inside featuring Ms. Moss's recent wedding. Ms. Alt of French Vogue, went for the first non-model to grace the cover in 5 years---Monoco royal and granddaughter of Grace Kelly, Charlotte Casiraghi. Both covers were shot by the Peruvian photo genius Mario Testino who shot 3 September issues this year, the other being UK Vogue. US Vogue is getting more critical acclaim, but I personally think the choice of Moss is too obvious and the vibe is a bit too crunchy and ethereal for my taste, (although the picture of Moss and her daughter are stunning, as is the appearance of Carine Roitfeld *LOVE*). Charlotte's pictures and pieces featured are just gorgeous ---rich, bold, sexy, stunning, and a bit more raw. French Vogue continues to rule for me. Which do you all prefer?