Monday, November 26, 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


sonia de macedo said...

She is such a stunner!

Wishing you a fabulous week lovely,

Leonor said...

such an amazing editorial:)) love it! keep in touch darling! by the way, I have a new post now and would love to know your opinion on it!!


Lina Louise said...

Amazing fashion! I prefer the masculine styling:)
Thank you for a great post!! xx

Chai Chen said...

Wow! I love sets 2 &4. Maybe a little bit of 5 too hhee. Cool! :)


Bravoe Runway said...

She looks amazing in everything but I prefer the feminine look. Androgyny isn't really something I like.

Harija said...

Neat post and love your picks!
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Elizabeth Nott said...

These are all amazing! I prefer her feminine though :)

Josie said...

I lovelovelove Karlie! She looks stunning in all of these, I can't decide if I prefer her girly or androgynous! xxx

Sunny & Star said...

Such beautiful items. I love how dramatic and feminine they are. Especially that stunning red dress.

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trishie said...

How gorgeous! I love the chunky Miu Miu shoes...perfect accessories.

Adeola Naomi said...

When I first saw this I love it all!
She look amazing either way and I personally love having the best of both worlds.
Hope you are great dear.
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hope in high heels said...

She looks absolutely stunning both ways - the contrast is superb, the styling elegant and she is divine. What an eye-catching editorial. Getting off the fence though, I think the feminine is my favorite... it's a little edgier.

Thanks so much for stopping by the other day - it was lovely to hear from you. I didn't realize how long I'd been gone until I posted again tonight... I'm so looking forward to catching up on what you've been posting these last few weeks over the next couple of days x

Alessandra said...

Inspiring pics!

Joyce said...

I am loving the contrast between androgynous and more feminine! Especially the cool tuxedo jacket in the last set with the semi sheer gown :)

Chris Ed said...

Hi Sam,
I love the cover and the second set! Great post! Have a nice week, chris

Katie Q. said...

It's amazing how different a model can look from show to show, in a few of the shows I had to really look to make sure it was the same gal! She really works both the feminine and the masculine looks, I'd have to say very favorite is her in Jean Paul Gualtier's show, which is awful, I always feel bad l; liking his stuff. (The guy may be a huge jerk, but he creates such gorgeous clothes. Doesn't that just figure.)

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fluff and fripperies said...

Such an amazing shoot - Karlie looks SO different! I think the feminine shots are probably my favourites xo

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The Garage Starlets said...

Gorgeous editorial!

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Nicole said...

Have always loved Karlie! Gorgeous feature, and I love the black gowns. Bottega and Pucci is great!

Stefania said...

These pics are amazing dear!Kisses

Demi Mist said...

I love all the outfits!
Have a great week!

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Denisa said...

I really like that style. Looks amazing. Have a nice day.

Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

Wow! This is really stunning editorial!!! WOW!!!!

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

I love the androgynous look but can't pull it off personally, what about you Sam? Is that a look that you're able to incorporate into your everyday style?

Nicoleta_B said...

Awesome post! Really inspiring!

Have a great week,


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livlovelaugh said...

these are such amazing images! Thank you for sharing them!!


yosivoyalamoda said...

Totally in love!

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Lilli said...

Hi Sam! I have a huge crush for this model, always looks so great and stunning!! I think she got a natural grace, one of my fav model at the moment!:) Btw, I like in both way, masculine and feminine, what legs!:) She is really gorgeous with the Alberta Ferretti gown! happy monday dear, have a nice week ahead!:*

Daniella said...

Hi Sam, Hope you enjoyed your weekend.

What a great post, I adore Karlie Kloss! She looks amazing as always in these pictures, the styling is incredible and of course I lean slightly towards the masculine styling but the glamorous and more feminine styling is also sooo sooo beautiful! :)

Take care,
Daniella xox

Bernadeth G. said...

Such a lovely post, I like these pictures so much! :)

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t said...

Interesting shoot!

Heather said...

Such amazing looks!

Pearls & Paws

Hanna & Christel said...

Wonderful shoot!
We the first dress is my favorite!


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Gigi, street style said...

Karlie Kloss is so versatile. Love her.

Paula RL said...

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I think it's a huge example for me to follow, and a great inspiration!
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The Urban Market said...

I prefer feminine style. The red dress is so beautiful!


Heiress said...

Set two and five are so gorgeous !! Love Karlie always.

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Miss Top Ten Image said...

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BTW waht a great editorial!!! Amazing dresses ad great art direction!

Agnieszka (Aga) Guerrero Olesinska said...

Stunning pictures! she is amazing

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S said...

She is stunning and alla the dresses incredible!!!
My fav is the 1st look! Great pics!!!

Always Maylee said...

Gorgeous dresses!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Fashion and Tea Maniac said...

Red is my all time favorite color that's why I fell in love with the vogue cover!
Gorgeous dress

Carolyna said...

so great post honey, I love Karlie Kloss. I prefer this fiminale style much more but both looks great

Caroline Susanto said...

wow awesome inspiration ^^ such a great post ^^


Miss Kwong said...

she poses very well... but I feel she's too bony for my liking.
but she makes a great supermodel and she's really good at her work!

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Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

i definitely prefer the feminine style.
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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

That cover is absolutely stunning! Karlie Kloss totally pulls off both the feminine and masculine styling. I don't think I can choose which I like better actually.

I have to say that snow really does add to the magic of the holiday season. I hope it's something you'll get to experience one of these years.

Have a wonderful week Sam!
Rowena @ rolala loves

Elle Sees said...

with a name like that, she had to the famous!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

I love that the dresses and pants are so flowy!

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOD. I AM IN LOVE WITH HER. Karlie is nothing but a goddess. I am so happy now she is getting all the pretty little attention she deserves. Set Four she just looks DIVINE. And I LOVE your blog too btw. Actual high fashion posts are just love love loveeee.

Gemma x

La borsa di Mary Poppins said...

very nice!!:)

Aleksandra said...

She looks AMAZING !

Elizabeth {Ms Classic Glamour} said...

Karlie does a great job here! I'm more of a fan of the feminine looks myself. Great post as usual, Sam!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

i loved set #3 in that GORGEOUS gown!

Justina said...

I LOVE that first Valentino dress, but I like it better in the orange the runway model is wearing.


Stephanie said...

These looks are gorgeous!

Beauty Follower said...

Great clothes and shooting!

Fashion-Bridge said...

Gorgeous photos!she's so beautiful and elegant like a bird! I love the first photo



Margaret Cruzemark said...

Amazing pics - killer Karlie!!!
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark

alea said...

fantastic photos:)

Diana Marks said...

She is gorgeous! Love those incredible sets!

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Giovanna said...

Loving the juxtaposition of the masculine and feminine! Great sets!


Je ne sais quoi said...

UMMM WELL ALL OF THEM! she looks stunning and the outfits are just divine!
great post :D

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Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

That Alberta Ferretti gown is TO DIE FOR!!! Absolutely insanely beautiful. Loving the whole shoot, especially the cover. The androgynous styling is pretty cool I reckon, but I would have to vote for the feminine looks, just stunning!