The Warrior Way
Vogue US March 2010
Daria Werbowy by David Sims
Isn't this so refreshing? Its great to see a large publication like American Vogue take on such a big theme in pop culture right now. What is even more refreshing is the fact that it is a beautifully inspired editorial. This could have gone the way of Harper's Bazaar, and could have been cheesy and over the top. I think this is one of the instances where David Sims photography really works in a natural setting. These pictures are a such a natural and somber impression of James Cameron's Avatar world. Not only that but the second picture is impressing - I never realized how much Daria resembles a Na'vi creature before that photo! Imagine how beautiful this will look in print ...
I thought it would be interesting to see a line up all of the runway looks (runway photos only make it on to this blog once a year!) versus how they're styled in the editorial. Grace Coddington did a great job of combining dresses from the Spring Summer 2010 runway season. It's not her usual style but its so great to see the geometric prints and angular cuts of the spring season in print. The Rodarte war paint inspired war paint is so at place as well. And the Alexander McQueen armadillo boots! I don't think they could have found a better place than this editorial ... Avatar couldn't have come out at a better time for the fashion world!