I’ve been collecting these images from Galliano’s perfect, gaudy, vaguely-Russia-inspired F/W 2009 tidbits for a few months now, mostly for art and styling reference, but also because they make me happy.
Go East, Fei Fei Sun photographed by Steven Meisel and styled by Grace Coddington for Vogue US May 2015
We don’t see much Meisel work featured in Vogue US nowadays, but when we do get something it is always literal magic. Grace Coddington styled Sun in vintage couture pieces ranging from Valentino couture gowns from 1968 to Galliano era Dior Couture ball gowns; all pieces inspired by the west’s idea of Asian culture. And of course, it was all captured brilliantly by Steven Meisel.