Vogue Paris: Christy
By Heather Dunhill
What an amazing trifecta of talent on these impactful pages of Vogue Paris — stylist Géraldine Saglio, photographers Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin (AKA Inez & Vinoodh) and the stunningly sexy model Christy Turlington, who has been quoted as saying: “I sincerely feel that beauty largely comes from within.” Maybe that’s why as a forty-four year old mother she is still on the pages of one of the hottest fashion magazines out there. Surprising to think, by antiquated industry standards, that she was “too old” to model more than a decade ago. How nice for us that has evolved and the teens and tweens are no longer the primary keepers of what makes a woman beautiful.
Turning the pages, at first glance it’s easy to be drawn in by the tights — Saglio signals that it’s time to embrace hosiery, again. But this time around, the modern twist is to make them a focal point and a layered accessory. Even a chic necessity as with the black leather braided mini-skirt. Then, take a closer look at the makeup by Aaron de Mey and hair by James Pecis; it’s perfection. Goes to show for those of you out there that consider makeup an after thought to your look…
But it’s the incredibly moody and limited palette that catches us off guard, the stark contrast of black on white and the absence of color that makes the strongest statement. Except, of course, for the unexpected crimson in a coffee mug, rose, or contemporary chair. Reminding us with all the color that abounds in fashion now, not to turn our back on ebony, or ivory for that matter, because it can bring the drama with the subtlest inflection. It’s art — the edgy, sexy, modern kind.
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