Vogue Paris: Nouveau Genre
By Kate Ringo Suzuki
Flash forward to the present issue of Vogue Paris, March 2013, with Emmanuelle Alt at the helm. We see clearly from the editorial styled by Géraldine Saglio titled "Nouveau Genre" (or in English, "New Style") that Alt is a “top” to Carine Roitfeld’s “bottom.” Saskia de Brauw appears in the spread once again, her image dramatically altered. This time Saskia takes the stage with tough-chic model, Casey Legler.
The lush and dreamy set has been swapped for a stark studio set cast in black and white. Let’s call the set “minimalist” and move on. Saskia and Casey are tough tomboys who boldly don sharp, all-black, architectural clothing. Any trace of curvy femininity that they may be endowed with is hidden. In its place are tattoos and edge à la the power 80s. It's as if Emmanuelle Alt is fantasizing about Watts, the blond tomboy from the 1987 movie, Some Kind of Wonderful. What if Watts had a date to the prom? What would Watts wear?
Parisian chic as interpreted by Vogue Paris has shifted from elegant eroticism to working class gender bending. Who goes home with the championship belt?
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