• Tue, Aug 2 2011

Mert & Marcus’ Love Editorial Stars Supermodels, Hints At Bestiality & Necrophilia… But Is It Beautiful?

Love magazine is making quite a splash with its August issue: rolling out a bunch of different covers, featuring established top models (Lara, Mariacarla), up-and-comers (Daphne G), and young Hollywood muses (Hailee Steinfeld, Elle Fanning). The covers are all striking and moody (each star is crying, after all) but none of them so much as approach the darkness of Mert & Marcus’ editorial within, What Lies Beneath. Starring a cadre of major models–Lara Stone, Mariacarla Boscono, Saksia de Brauw, Kristen McMenamy, Guinevere van Seenus–and alludes to sex, death, myth (Leda & the Swan!), and a nightmarish mix of all three.

Also, it’s full of nudity, so be warned.

All images from Fashion Gone Rogue.

(As a sidenote, I think I like this ed because it reminds me so much of an old favorite from Vogue Italia, starring Gemma Ward and shot by Mario Sorrenti. You can see all of it here, but just to give you an idea…)

 

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