V Magazineâ€™s celebrity-heavy Fall Preview issue is devoted to the idea of transformation and gives pride of place to the stunning cover celeb, Penelope Cruz.
Online PR News – 11-July-2011 – – V Magazineâ€™s celebrity-heavy Fall Preview issue is devoted to the idea of transformation and gives pride of place to the stunning cover celeb, Penelope Cruz. Inside Ms Cruz simmers in Mert & Marcusâ€™ neon-dripping images that accompany Mark Jacobsâ€™ ode to the perfect Hollywood actress. Anna Paquin undergoes an even more dramatic transformation in Sebastien Faenaâ€™s photos, styled by Sally Lyndley, that accompany her interview with Nick Haramis. Televisionâ€™s favourite dark heroine gets made over as a 1930â€™s-style â€“ well actually more than one- screen goddess and shows that itâ€™s a look that clearly suits her. And Paris Hilton who has had more comebacks than a boomerang is transformed yet again for Daniele & Iangoâ€™s fashion shoot. In its lush monochrome pics, Paris profiles hot looks from the likes of Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton and Yohji Yamamoto, amongst others, sporting a new pale-lipped, kohl-eyed look that is very 1960â€™s; think revamped FranÃ§oise Hardy for a svelte winter.
Continuing the sixties flavour, Josh Olinsâ€™ fashion story â€˜Baby Loveâ€™ really is stunning. Picking up on the 1960â€™s feel in the collections by everyone from Stella McCartney and Lanvin to Bottega Veneta and Balmain, Olins creates a beautifully nostalgic shoot with an Asian twist, brimming with retro hip. Just to give some idea of how strong the 1960â€™s feel is for the coming season: almost any one of these photos could pass for an archival photo of that exuberant point in the 1960â€™s when many east Asian societies underwent momentous change. Olinsâ€™ camera effectively re-enacts that very particular time when many young women discarded traditional cultural aesthetics and succumbed to western-style pop mania and even started producing their own girl groups too.
Transformation of a much more personal nature is inherent in Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadinâ€™s stark shoot, styled by Nicola Formichetti, of Nomi Ruiz, the Amazonian transgendered siren of New Yorkâ€™s music underground. Making the transition from vocalist on numerous Hercules & The Love Affair hits to fronting her own new band Jessica 6, Inez & Vindoohâ€™s uncluttered photos capture a diva at the moment of a new birth, emerging like Botticelliâ€™s Venus, fully formed and full of self-confidence and, as usual, much, much more top art, design, lifestyle and celebrity packing the issue from top to toe.