Vogue Italia is celebrating a truly impressive milestone, its 50th Anniversary. Captivating photographs of the world’s most beautiful women, we are reminded that “Physical beauty is passing – a transitory possession – but beauty of the mind, richness of the spirit, tenderness of the heart – I have all these things – aren’t taken away but grow! Increase with the years!” ~ Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire.
“With this special issue, we wanted to celebrate Fashion and Photography, its essential spokesman; but most of all we wanted to celebrate the women who are the queens of Fashion and those for whom Fashion itself was born and exists. Models, actresses, artists, socialites, royalty, singers… all in their own way with a unique style and hence women-icons, women-symbols. But above all, women. Who here, in an imaginary fashion parade, talk about themselves also how the vision of women has changed, and how their aesthetic evolution/revolution has accompanied the changes in their social position and role.” ~Anniversary Issue. A tribute to style by Franca Sozzani
From the left. Liu: woolen top, Balenciaga. Miranda: embroidered wool and cashmere pull, Etro. Cindy: Blumarine dress. Ophelie: dress with fringe, Stella McCartney. Hilary: Mock Roberto Cavalli. Cindy: Blumarine dress. Karlie: python biker jacket and pants, Roberto Cavalli. Jourdan:-plaid jacket, Burberry Prorsum.
From the left. Christy: sheepskin laminated on patchwork dress of organza and mutton, Prada. Natalia: wool sweater with dégradé inlay, Miu Miu.
From the left. Candice. Adriana: top-bag, Moschino. Miranda: DVF jumpsuit. Ophelie. Elise: inlays dress, Bottega Veneta. Hilary: Mock jacquard, Roberto Cavalli. Karlie: coat of multicolor felt, Marni.
From the left. Naomi: evening satin viscose dress, Versace. Guinevere: Stella McCartney coat. Cindy: wool and angora pull cape with embroidered crystals, Balenciaga. Elise. Hilary:mock Roberto Cavalli. Ophelie: Stella McCartney dress.
From the left. Anais: lamé dress with leather collar and chain, Jean Paul Gaultier. Sasha: hood of lace and chiffon, Michael Kors. Natalia.
From the left. Cameron: leather jacket, DSquared2. Anna: silk blouse, Fendi. Stella: wool perforated top, Chanel. Linda: cashmere dress, Dior.
Images and quote: Vogue, Italia.