Sunday, November 25, 2012

Karlie Kloss Does Duality for Vogue China

Cover Girl Karlie Kloss

Vogue China December 2012

Making a splash on the year end issue of Vogue China, Karlie Kloss shows off her appealing mystique in a set of dusky designer wear from some of Fall/Winter 2013's best collections. The elegantly shot editorial depicts fashion duality and highlights the difference between feminine and masculine tailoring. Entitled 'Black Night', the only dose of festive scarlet red colour was featured on the cover, which rates as one of my favourites for December 2012.

Karlie Kloss delivers high-amp glamour on the December 2012 cover of Vogue China. She is red haute in a stunning silk Valentino Couture Fall 2012 gown with sheer neck, sleeves and skirt, enshrouded by a voluminous pleated cape.

Set One

Karlie dons an elegant peasant sleeve, high-neck Gucci gown with chiffon pleated skirt and velvet inserts. Her sparkly shoes are by Arfango. In an androgynous contrast, to the right, she is pictured in a cropped tailcoat, bustier and high-waisted trousers, all from Jean Paul Gaultier's Fall Couture collection. Her chunky heels are by Miu Miu.

Set Two

To the left, Karlie is decked out in a sexy and sleek-fitting Tom Ford gown with velvet panels placed in all the right places. Her menswear inspired ensemble (minus the runway skirt) with bejewelled high-low jacket is by Prada, her heels are by Miu Miu.

Set Three

Karlie displays the unique and expert tailoring of Maison Martin Margiela in a step-waist wide-leg crepe trousers. I love the high-low asymmetrical cut on the waist and hemline. This look is beautifully contrasted by a tulle, silk and lace Alberta Ferretti gown with nude underlay & embellished halter neck and feather fringed skirt.

Set Four

Karlie is alluring in a curve-enhancing charcoal gown with mesh and leather inserts by Bottega Veneta. Moving onto a more macho look, she is dashing in a Donna Karan one-button coat and chic white shirt, styled with a top hat and Miu Miu heels.

Set Five

To the left, Karlie poses in a debonair tuxedo jacket by Maison Martin Margiela with satin lapel, her ankle boots are by Lanvin. Achieving gender style equity, Karlie looks exquisite in a transparent Emilio Pucci gown with shimmering geometric beadwork. A pair of crystal covered Christian Louboutin pumps fit her feet. 

Taking a look at the contrast of androgynous and elegant styling placed side by side, which do you prefer...Feminine or Masculine?

*Images via Vogue China and


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