Review: Vogue Paris May 2013 Issue
By Heather Dunhill
I love that the team at Vogue Paris signaled the start of summer in the May issue with a cruise up the French waterways showing a modern take on favorites like the Breton stripe, the white pant, and the rolled jean. Be sure to get your proper dose of what’s next for sunnies in "C’est Vogue" beginning on page 68, any of which will render you instantly summer chic. And, all the trompe-l'oeil products can be found in "Beauté," pages 101–102, to make us look as if we’ve conquered the seasonal sun without the damage. But, that’s as far as summertime went…
Then it gets a bit dysfunctional for me as far as editorials go. We hop out to the desert dunes, which I really dig — great styling by Emmanuelle Alt. From there, a quick change to downtown couture, another chic layout by Alt. After which, we take a sharp left turn and hit "Esprit Tribal"… not so fab. Our final destination is somewhere dry, the UAE perhaps, with "Sultane" then a red-eye to Cannes where the issue definitely finishes strong in style and styling. An entirely chic tome in style, no doubt. Just a head scratcher as far as leitmotif, a far cry from the strongly themed Peru issue just a month ago.
The not-to-be-missed gems, and right on time, are the dark glamour features: "Punk Atomique" and "Dieu Underground," which are certain to serve as a primer for the debut of "Punk: Chaos to Couture" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC this month. And, be sure to catch my review of Alt’s editorial "Couture," which features the punk girl, all grown up and modern.
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