A Pure Wonder by Craig McDean.Vogue Italia March 2008. Model- Karen Elson. Stylist- Tabitha Simmons. images via Trend Hunter
And this ain't no tragedy. No m'am. As Kanye would say, Craig McDean shot the best editorial of all time, of all time (stale joke?). Okay, maybe not the best of ALL time, but it has been a favourite of mine for quite a while. Blows my mind out the gutter each time I see it. I love the movement and the varying textures with fabrics of tulle, feathers and brocade. I also really like the illusion along the edges of each photo; leaves me wondering...is it a painting or a photo? No matter how long I sit staring at it, contorting my head this way and then that way, I just can't tell what's what.
I think Sydney from the rabbit-hearted girl might fully appreciate this post. She stated on Playback Rewind that Karen Elson is one of her favourite models right now. I'm not surprised as to why. Karen looks incredible in this editorial. Ethereal and other worldly. What do you all think? You likey?