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Flashback: US Vogue July 2007 with Natalia Vodianova by Mario Testino

Given the fact that members of theFashionSpot forums cannot get enough of models on the cover of fashion magazines, I thought this week we'd take a look back at another rare model cover for our flashback series. Except this time around, Vogue's model of choice is photographed by herself and isn't surrounded by her peers.

The July 2007 issue of US Vogue has Russian model Natalia Vodianova on the front cover. Photographed by Mario Testino, Natalia wears a Nina Ricci white draped silk organza cocktail dress with crystal detail, looking every bit of the elegant goddess she embodies effortlessly.

Flashback US Vogue July 2007 Natalia Vodianova


For a thin summer issue with only 194 pages, it's surprising how much fashion there is inside. We're treated to fashion stories from David Sims, Mario Testino, Irving Penn and an accessories shoot from Miles Aldridge. The best thing, however, is the selection of models: Sasha Pivovarova, Coco Rocha, Raquel Zimmermann, Caroline Trentini, Iselin Steiro, Natalia Vodianova and Suvi Koponen all lend their expertise to Vogue's pages.

Suvi only has one shot by Craig McDean for an article regarding the glamour of the grown-up season. She is captured against a rich green backdrop whilst wearing a showstopping red Donna Karan dress and her luscious blonde hair styled in Veronica Lake waves. This one photograph is stunning to say the least and is a credit to Suvi's now ever-growing portfolio.

Are you lucky enough to have this issue in your collection? Check out the thread here and don't be afraid to reignite discussion.