American models Amber Valletta, Binx Walton, Carolyn Murphy, Karlie Kloss, Sara Grace Wallerstedt, Selena Forrest & Taylor Hill celebrate their American spirits in 'Homeward Bound', styled by Camilla Nickerson in Zoe Ghertner images for Vogue US September 2017./ Hair by Rudi Lewis; makeup by Fara Homidi
Vogue writes: "We’ve seen their faces stretched across shiny billboards and peppered throughout the glossy pages of fashion magazines and lookbooks, but today’s top models weren’t born into their jet-setting, international-runway lifestyles. So seven of our favorite all-American models are taking us on a journey back to their roots—from the mountains and prairies of Colorado to the free-spirited swamps of Louisiana. Follow along as Taylor Hill recalls her summers hiking and winters snowboarding; Karlie Kloss visits her humble, family-oriented Missouri; and Amber Valletta returns to her grandparents’ Oklahoma farm. “Home is where the heart is,” Valletta declares. We couldn’t agree more."
Two other recent posts come to mind, looking at 'Homeward Bound'. Carolyn Murphy talks in-depth in September 2017's InStyle magazine about her new online business mamamurphy.com and her relationship with Shinola, a Detroit-based American artisan brand that speaks to business revival and core American values progressive style. Right-wingers and progressives are in a battle to define American values.
Miu Miu's Spring/Summer 2018 campaign also comes to mind, shot in New Orleans and the Louisiana bayou with the Preservation Hall band, founded by white northerners in the throes of America's civil rights movement.
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