I was very reserved when I saw Kristen McMenamy’s photos from Vogue Italia July 2009. Photographed by Steven Meisel and supposedly being a recognition of her supermodel status, the pictures look pretty frightening.
Not because of Kristen. Or maybe because of her. But it all looks so cold, so unalive I can’t think of anything else but the undead, goth inspiration for this upcoming Fall season. Which is not very fash-inviting to me. I like my fashion to be funny and sunny! (the story continues with more images and a video right after the jump!)
Though I cannot deny the artistic (fashion wise and not only) value of this pictorial, I can’t feel blessed by such a gloomy view. Kristen McMenamy goes great with the theme, the clothes, the atmosphere, she really makes one with the outfits and the setting (whoever imagined the styling was truly inspired). Vogue Italy delivers a chilled goth moment for July 2009 (is that really Kristen’s hair?), a model par excellence issue, so rare in Vogue‘s world!
Kristen is downright super, even if she’s hardly remembered as such. (I have to ask, though, because it’s so obvious – if she would have appeared in George Michael’s Freedom 90, would she have been remembered as clearly as Christy &co as one of the supermodels?) (photos via)