i-D’s cover trifecta for the 2009 winter Flesh and Blood Issue is not without a certain charm. But still. Don’t you feel tired of all that Lara Stone overexposure?
Mind the little Jagger girl, she’s coming up strong! (must be the BB gap) Supermodels? Three beautiful ladies wearing as less as black leather boots for a magazine cover will sell despite of who they are and what they do (or used to do). Because clothes-less issues as even more relevant than the actual clothes! (the story continues right after the jump with more images, check out the gallery to see more from the Winter 2009 issue of i-D magazine!)
It’s sad to see how they overrate and overexpose the models just to bring the cover closer to the absolute boredom threshold beyond which I’d never want to see another supermodel on the cover of a magazine. No, photographing a bag or a pair of boots or whatever else while the model doesn’t wear anything else won’t highlight the object. Far from it! It just vulgarizes and out focuses. Yes, they’re beautiful! Who can argue with Helena Christensen, Claudia Schiffer and Eva Herzigova? They’re the supers! And still… Overworked and overtired, the theme of wearing only your bag is the pride and joy of this Flesh and Blood issue. I loved Helena’s watches corset and I thought it was more interesting than the other recurrent fashion poses.
As for Laraxploitation: it’s good, it still works. But one day, my friends, one day, she’ll be as fresh as a 20s cliché. Sure, lovely, but dusty and overrated. Georgia Jagger is a very promising lovely young woman who gets a world of coverage because (one) she’s the daughter of and (two) because of that BB-ish, Stone-ish teeth gap so a la mode right now (hence her portraits-only pictorial). All in all, this i-D is great. Beautiful and classic. I’d go buy a photographic review of the past years in fashion and I’ll be just as satisfied! (photos via)