Lara Stone’s Vogue Paris September 2009

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What a surprise, really! Of all models, Lara Stone on the cover of Carine Roitfeld’s Vogue Paris September 2009? Absolutely unexpected!

Without being ironic, this is new but only as far as Lara’s haircolor (and some of her styling) goes. With a little help from Mert and Marcus, she’s supposed to bring a certain Gloria from our memory but nobody dares to say who that Gloria really is. Maybe my inspiration fails me but I can’t think of any brunette other than Gloria Estefan. Do help me, who the mystery Gloria would be? (more images right after the jump!) (photos via)

Lara Stone Vogue Paris September 2009 cover

Lara Stone Vogue Paris September 2009

Lara Stone Vogue Paris September 2009 Gloria


#1 Adriana on 08.18.09 at 3:54 pm

Well, well, sooooo very unexpected and yes very different. I do sincerely hope it’s not Gena Rowland’s in her late great husband’s “John Cassavetes’ movie “Gloria”?
Gloria Swanson? Gloria Vanderbilt? Sees none of those ladies here portrayed. Anyone else?

#2 kpriss on 08.18.09 at 10:30 pm

I thought about that movie too, but no, that Gloria was blonde… Carine is playing games!

#3 kpriss on 08.18.09 at 10:33 pm

It makes (some) aesthetic sense if she’s portraying Gloria Vanderbilt. But even so, my faible fashion culture bows down to Carine’s September Issue.

#4 Adriana on 08.19.09 at 5:52 am

Oh dear what have I done to John’s name?

This “Gloria” seems to tell me: “Don’t mess with me”.
Yes, Gloria Vanderbilt makes sense. She came first to my mind since I bought that brand often for someone who loved it and it does make sense. Swanson is easy and I just love Gena and John.

Lara “in de gloria” because that’s how our national birthday song ends….I was kinda singing that…..let’s see what friend google says…..

I think Gloria Vanderbilt in her younger days?

#5 kpriss on 08.19.09 at 6:16 am

yup, Vanderbilt it is! How childish of me to think someother Gloria. The resemblance is… forced and even if surprising, Lara’s brunette do has something more to do with Carine’s ego and stubbornness than with Lara’s physical allegiance with 30s cine-icon Gloria Vanderbilt.

#6 Daydreamer on 08.19.09 at 9:48 am

One of my favorite cover in sept issue. Right model with surprised makeover and a beautiful spread. That’s enough for buying a magazine during this recession time.

#7 Adriana on 08.20.09 at 5:13 am

I read the funniest thing yesterday about Lara and this cover. Someone wondered how it was possible Lara is from the Netherlands, she looks soooo like a Parisian you see! LOL!!!

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