Saturday, September 12, 2009

Vogue Goes Rouge (as in Red Riding) for September Issue

Fairy tale fashion shoots remain popular, as is evidenced by Vogue's "Into the Woods" Red Riding Hood spread for the September '09 issue. (Personally, I love to see how the photos - consciously or unconsciously - highlight aspects of the fairy tales on which they're based.)

Fashion watchers have noted the similarities to a shoot done in 2007 by the same photographers, Mert & Marcus: girl in the woods, in autumn, pursued by 'wild' animal (and also titled "Into the Woods"). There are similarities - enough that the photographers may wish to try a different approach for their next few gigs - but all in all they're both beautiful shoots and have their own unique fairy tale aspects.
(You can click on the images to view a larger version)
For today, enjoy another/new look at our other favorite little girl in the wood, Red Riding, played by Natalia Vodianova. The fashion colors are almost exclusively reds with touches of gray and black so I'm guessing the suggestion is this Red is a little wolfish all by herself.I'll post the 'W' spread, which features fur and is Goldilocks themed, complete with teddy bears, in a few (3) days.

As a little bonus, Vogue's Grace Coddington, styled the Prada window on 5th Avenue (New York) in Red Riding Hood fashion to reflect the current spread. If you're in New York, you can go see it right now (and there's a good possibility you'll see the store mannequins bearing wolf heads while the LRRH window stays intact).

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