Today I’m premiering the Spring Summer 2010 issue of Vs. Magazine. You might remember it from previous issues, when I was trying to convince you they’re really something else in the fashion magazines landscape.
This time, however, I won’t try to convince you about anything, the following stands by itself to prove that Vs. is, with any doubt, not your average magazine. And their upcoming issue, with Claudia Schiffer, Vanessa Paradis, Bar Refaeli and Claire Danes is set to amaze your aesthetics. (don’t miss the rest of the story and the images right after the jump! Click here for the gallery!)
Four covers are ready for the Vs. SS 2010 issue. One more beautiful than the other, each with a strong personality and message. I’ll take Claudia and concentrate on her part in this Vs. Magazine issue: she’s impersonating Miss Julie (yes, Strindberg’s Fröken Julie), something quite different and new from her previous, boring Brigitte Bardot-esques pictorials you can find in so many other magazines.
If you’re slightly familiar with the play’s story, you’ll know that Miss Julie’s tragic, contradictory self isn’t easy to portray. Nevertheless, with a little help from Kayt Jones photographic skills, Claudia manages a wonderful, both fashionable and artistic visual moment. A dreamer, a woman, yet with such hautain-ish, aristocratic gestures and strong postures, Claudia’s Miss Julie isn’t something I’d want to miss! There’s also a short film on Vs. site, a short film with scenes from the shooting itself plus vintage frames building the atmosphere. That and Massive Attack’s Angel really make this Kayt Jones directed film striking and as noir as every Miss Julie act should be. So I’m graciously encouraging you to watch it on Vs ‘ site!