The long-awaited September issues are just beyond our reach, and as always, every major fashion publication has made it their mission to pull out all of the stops in the hopes of captivating an audience.
Harper’s Bazaar Global Fashion Director Carine Roitfeld has implemented what she describes as her dream portfolio into the magazine’s upcoming issue, Women’s Wear Daily reports. With the focus of the issue being “Icons,” she has chosen stars of all ages who have been influential in the fashion world. These leading ladies include Lady Gaga, Penélope Cruz, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Joan Smalls, Lauren Hutton and Brooke Shields, among others.
The portfolio was shot by Sebastian Faena and overseen by Bazaar‘s creative director Stephen Gan. Roitfeld decided fishnets would be the common ground between all of her models, the material being used for anything from tights to gloves to pieces of a dress.
While this isn’t the groundbreaking inspiration we’re used to from Roitfeld, who made her mark as the forward-thinking editor of Vogue Paris and now runs the avant-garde CR Fashion Book in addition to her duties at Bazaar, but she explains that part of her motivation in using a more subdued inspiration is to connect people from other countries to fashion. Many people may not be familiar with the kind of fashion and creativity that Bazaar is known for, and she wanted to ease them into how she sees the world.
In only her second year as global fashion director, this issue will be the first time that Roitfeld’s shoot is displayed on the U.S. newsstand cover over Harper’s Bazaar.
Roitfeld reveals this portfolio has been a dream of hers for the past 30 years, and while she has selected women to be featured as “icons” for this September Issue, with her scope of creativity and innovation in such a short time at Bazaar, we think she has embodied a fashion icon of her own.
Photo: Sebastian Faena