It’s that exciting time of year when we fashion bloggers brace ourselves for 5 lb. September issues (and dread the arrival of Fashion Month). After last week’s reveal of an appealingly offbeat Lady Gaga on the September cover of American Vogue, we are happy to report that the magazine’s French sister is doing things a little different next month, too. Vogue Paris’ September issue will feature a front-to-back overhaul, from a more minimal cover (we’ll get to that in a second!) to “a cleaner, airier design, with remodeled typography and the use of a craft-paper-like brown background — both of which hark back to its look in the Sixties and Seventies.”
French Vogue EIC Emmanuelle Alt and Condé Nast France president Xavier Romatet spoke with WWD about the new look, describing it as an attempt to “reaffirm the magazine’s point of view with a chic, timeless identity.” Said Alt:
“All the other Vogues carry a country name. Vogue Paris is the only one to carry the name of a city. Everyone fantasizes about Paris. It’s the concept of the ‘Parisienne.’ The ‘Parisienne’ is a girl who makes people dream worldwide, rightly or wrongly, a girl who represents a particular style, a taste, an allure.”
For the September cover, that particular style is moody and sexy, thanks to the glam-goth appeal of three supermodels (and six really impressive cheekbones). Kate Moss’ cover is above. Next, a cover starring (Carine Roitfeld favorite) Lara Stone:
And the one we’re most excited about… the high-profile return of the great Daria Werbowy:
Of course, not one of these ladies is French, but that’s what makes them great models, right? All of them were photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott and all of them look pretty spectacular wearing that sheer Dolce & Gabbana dress… but… Daria! Daria’s back! And how perfect is her face for that bold red lip and subtle eye?