Marion Cotillard | Jean-Baptiste Mondino | Dior Magazine No.1 F/W 2012/2013

Dior Magazine joins Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book in new media this season. In an ode to Irving Penn, photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino captures Marion Cotillard in this stunningly elegant editorial that frames the ‘new look’ future of Dior under Raf Simons.

The designer’s July couture show touched on themes of “sculptural lines, ravishing color, a preference for pockets, a sense of chic femininity, but also ease”, wrote Cathy Horyn for The New York Times.

The frankly feminine imagery is so fresh in Kate Middleton sort of way.

Of course, while we dream about Smart Sensuality elegance on the outside and a private reserve of intense sensuality on the inside, “an Italian gossip magazine owned by former Premier Silvio Berlusconi published a 26-page spread of topless photos of Prince William’s wife Kate on Monday despite legal action in France against the French magazine that published them first.” Ah yes, a 21st century reality check! ~Anne


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