It’s been a while since I haven’t seen Kate Moss on a magazine cover! Especially a Vogue Paris cover! So here she is, in all her mimic splendor, doing her best Bowie impersonation for the December 2011 January 2012 issue of VP as photographed by Mert and Marcus.
You should also notice that this is the music issue. So why isn’t there a musician on the cover, you’d ask? Because we have Kate wonder – Moss who is married to a musician and who is also flirting with music herself, singing here and there at her husband’s venues. Anyhow, I admit I liked her impersonation of David Bowie, even if many voices raised against it.
What you need to know, if this cover is pushing you towards the newsstand: don’t expect a Kate Moss pictorial inside – there isn’t any! (click through to discover Vogue Paris’ inside surprise!)
What you’ll find instead is the Balmain one-piece worn by Kate on the cover, also worn by Raquel Zimmermann in her Queen of Noise pictorial, styled by Emmanuelle Alt and photographed by David Sims. A very rock’n’roll pictorial heavily influenced by Kate Moss’s husband’s band colleague – Allison Mosshart (cover pun intended, I imagine) and Patti Smith. I find that it’s a gesture of low imagination and style creativity, even if it brings elements from the cover inside the magazine.
What Emmanuelle Alt did was splitting the cover image (or the other way around – bringing together the inside goodies under one aesthetic through Kate Moss as David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust) between two pictorials. We’ve seen Raquel, now let’s check out Arizona Muse below, as David Bowie photographed by Inez and Vinoodh. How do you like the new Vogue Paris?