Talking about Carine Roitfeld the other day reminded me of her fashion ways. Which were pretty strange, I admit, but really haunting. Carine used the models bodies as her Vogue signature style. Spice that with some cigarettes and you have the complete picture of what Roitfeld did for Vogue.
Ever since she left VP, I keep seeing her stereotypes throughout various editions of Vogue (let’s keep an eye out for that, like we do for the bob cut?). The latest which came to my attention is Vogue Germany, the November 2011 issue. With Rosie Huntington Whiteley on the cover, Vogue Deutsch manages a smooth, yet completely unwanted transition to a GQ –ish approach of fashion (you can discover it after the jump, in the gallery) with a little help from Alexi Lubomirski.
I’m sure there’s some perfectly clear and valid explanation for all this, until we find it, though, I’ll keep my “meh” original impression. The new Transformers darling, Rosie, is more than a fashion model. She’s the body of fashion which needs no clothes. She’s the pout of fashion which needs no body. Rosie, puuuhlease, leave fashion alone?