Rising model Bibi Abdulkadir is lensed by Cornelius Käss in luscious layers of ‘Sustainable Beauty for Vogue Italia Fotografia. / Hair by Benjamin David; makeup by Erin Green
The talented, introspective, inquisitive, artistic, expressive and visionary photographer Alexandra Von Fuerst shares ‘Portrait of a Lady’ with Vogue Italia online.
Talent Lana Del Rey is styled by Arianne Phillips in ‘I’m Writing My Future’, honoring Del Ray’s self-publication of her first-ever volume of poetry. Photographer Steven Klein captures the trifecta June 2019 cover star for Vogue Italia. / Hair by Garren; makeup by Diane Kendal
Model Leila Goldkuhl is styled by Helena Tejedor in casual getaway clothes lensed by Hugo Comte for Vogue Italia June 2019./ Makeup by Holly Silius; hair by Dennis Gots
Model Faretta is styled by Victoria Young in ‘Picture Perfect’, lensed by Tom Munro for Vogue Italia May 2019./ Hair by Alex Brownsell; makeup by Miranda Joyce
Model Anok Yai didn’t even like the picture posted on Instagram, taken by a professional photographer who captured Yai, at Howard University’s homecoming week in October 2017. Eighteen months later Yai not only covers the May 2019 issue of Vogue Italia, but she is lensed by one of fashion’s most provocative, talented, transgressive photographers Steven Klein. Amazing!
Patti Wilson styles Anok Yai for ‘Best In Show’, a classic Steven Klein editorial. “Great fashion photography not only understands the clothes and makes them look beautiful and of-the-moment,” says Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, “but it also brings a twist that catches the eye and captures the imagination. In the case of Steven Klein, you give him a dress, and he will give you a girl in a dress with a robot in a garden. It’s clever, conceptual, and ultimately lyrical.” .
Rising Somali model Ugbad Abdi is considered to be Fall 2019’s breakout star. She credits fellow-Muslim refugee model, Minneapolis-based Halima Aden as her inspo. “Before Halima, I just assumed there was no place for the hijab in the fashion industry,” Ugbad told i-D. “I have now realised that Muslim women can be anything we want to be.”
Ugbad is styled by Vanessa Reid for ‘Ugbad in Tanzania’, lensed by Viviane Sassen for Vogue Italia May 2019./ Makeup by Irena Ruben
Woo Lee styles a black beauty trifecta including models Adot Gak, Bibi Abdulkadir, and Fatou Jobe in utiliarian-inspired, architectural layers, chic elegance. David Dunan captures the ‘New Generation Beauty’ and strong woman, sensual aesthetic for Vogue Italia April 2019. / Hair by Peter Gray; makeup by Jeanine Lobell