Bad news - there's no Mert and Marcus editorial in the September issue of Vogue ... but will an Annie Leibovitz editorial make up for it? Daria and Adam Driver, star of HBO's "Girls", are photographed for a fashion story in County Kerry, Ireland.
Wild Irish Rose
Vogue US September 2013
Daria Werbowy and Adam Driver by Annie Leibovitz
I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say everyone was expecting those Mert and Marcus candids from Venice to finally come to fruition in this issue. After all, they were shot way back in April and if my industry timing is correct then they should have been in print by now. There's also the possibility that the entire editorial could have been scrapped. It's happened before (Raquel Zimmermann's editorial in the September 2007 issue of Vogue) and with the magazine's mammoth budget its not entirely impossible. Although it would be such a shame considering how beautiful the candids were ... I still have hopes for the October issue though!
On to the editorial we actually get to see! Annie Leibovitz takes us to the rugged terrains of Ireland with the unexpected coupling of Daria and Adam Driver. I think this editorial might be the result of those candids of Grace in Ireland. I'm a sucker for the Vogue 'couple editorial' and a photoshoot in Ireland has always been on my wishlist for Daria. I'm sure these will look even more beautiful in print as most of Leibovitz's work does.
I don't have too much to say other than I really do love this shoot and the fact that Daria is shown in minimal makeup, true to her 29 years. That Vogue is still loyal to models reaching their thirties, and presents them in their actual light, is refreshing in such an ephemeral industry.