EDITORIAL ARCHIVE- TO CELEBRATE THE START OF MILAN FASHION WEEK THIS ONE’S FROM ITALIAN VOGUE ,AUGUST 1998
This was my first ever shoot with the amazing photographer Paulo Roversi.
Alice Gentilucci the fashion editor gave me my first break working for Italian Vogue in 1994 and I have worked with her on various occasions since over the years for the magazine and on shows.
This particular shoot I went to Paris to do and it was shot in Paulo’s own studio that he has. I remember walking into the hair and make-up room and seeing all these big polaroids covering one wall consisting of the teams of hair, make-up and styling people he’d worked with, everyone of them I completely admired so I felt very privileged and honoured that I was now there working with the man himself too.
At this particular time there was a huge influx of Russian models breaking through on the fashion scene. This happens a lot in fashion, I’ve seen Brazilian, Belgian and British Invasions at various times throughout my career.
Anyway, these were all the latest new Russian girls at the time. The ones I remember who went on to do really well were Colette Pechekhonova ( the girl with the braid), Natalia Semanova ( the girl with the hat on and Alexandra (Sasha) Egorova ( although it could be Lida her identical win sister). Sasha (or Lida) is the one with the red hair and scarf on the back of her head. The fourth and fifth models I cannot remember their names at present. If I remember at a later date I will insert their names
CREDITS - ITALIAN VOGUE AUGUST 1998 ISSUE.
Shot by Paolo Roversi
Models - Colette Pechekhonova, Sasha ( or Lida) Egorova, Natalia Semanova and two unknowns.
Fashion editor Alice Gentilucci.
Make up by Frank B.
Hair by Me