Curious... Spring/Summer 2011 —
Vs. magazine’s Spring Summer 2011 issue offers four different covers, another example of what is becoming something of a standard now expected by the demanding reader. Vs. takes the approach of garnishing the effort with celebrity; those already known and those on the rise. Sky Ferreira, Paris Hilton, Nanna Oh Landa and Kylie Minogue are individually given the Vs. treatment as they act as very beautiful prompts to all sorts of questions about fame, fortune and generally becoming a star.
Naturally, inside the covers, each is accorded her own feature and it’s not an indictment against the others to say that Matt Irwin’s photos of Kylie, accompanied by Lucy Madison’s interview article, really demands attention. Also of note is Jorgen Ringstrand’s grainy shoot of Ethan Hawke who turns out to be a very effective celebrity model.
A similar air of Dustbowl Refugee chic runs through one of the issue’s most impressive fashion stories, Paolo Ventura’s ‘The Goldfish’. Actually, it’s a bit more of an homage to early cinema. Lily Cole smoulders resplendent in the seasons’ latest looks in a fine Lilian Gish moment; a sentimental and sweet story straight out of the days of silent movies.