Now that’s something you don’t get to see in every Vogue edition! It actually went further than Vogue Paris on some accounts! If we only consider the fact alone that France is struggling to pass the law of marriage equality, seeing Joan Smalls and Raquel Zimmermann kiss and make out in Vogue US’ latest issue is nothing short of sheer revolution!
Luckily, the fashion crowds know better than to take the streets and protest like some French people do.
The pictorial is called ‘To Rome with Love’, it was masterfully executed by Mario Testino and styled by Tonne Goodman with hair by Christiaan and makeup by Tom Pecheux.
Raquel and Joan make a pretty decent couple, if we’re to take it literally and the fashion choices the stylists made for this pictorial follow certain clichés but they work out well together. After all, you wouldn’t actually expect both girls to wear skirts in the same photo. At all times. If Joan had worn sneakers with her pants suits, I would’ve been inclined to say that Tonne Goodman’s inspiration for Joan’s character was Ellen DeGeneres.
As general information, both Joan Smalls and Raquel Zimmermann are heterosexual – one of the most notorious relationships between high profile models involves Freha Beja Erichsen and Arizona Muse. Would’ve been pretty interesting seeing them in this pictorial instead of Joan and Raquel. A big thank you to Anna Wintour who approved this scenario for Vogue publishing in spite of the fact that not even half of the Union’s states and districts recognized the marriage equality. May this set an example for further reference! Fashion or otherwise.