I only started to collect fashion magazines during the spring of 2005 and ever since, I have regretted not starting earlier. Now, I'm forever on the hunt for back issues. I happened to stumble across a copy of the February 2001 issue of Vogue Paris on an online auction site last week and haven't been able to put it down, fawning over the content with countless cups of tea. For me, this issue has always been iconic, so I was delighted to eventually own a copy.
The monochrome cover features a platinum blonde Kate Moss wearing a white Balenciaga dress, photographed by Mario Testino and styled by the newly-appointed Editor-in-Chief Carine Roitfeld.
The issue boasts 268 pages and features fashion stories from Mario Testino, Terry Richardson, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Nathaniel Goldberg and Thomas Schenk.
An editorial entitled "Noir Blanc" photographed by Testino featuring models Kate Moss and Delfine Bafort with styling by Roitfeld is the highlight of the issue. The 20-page story consists of Moss and Bafort wearing black and white ensembles with a hint of nudity in a few shots. The story is very tastefully done and is a credit to Roitfeld's work.
Check out "Noir Blanc" and the rest of the issue's content here.