Natalia Vodianova in A Grand Affair

19/11/2012

Natalia Vodianova in A Grand Affair | Vogue US September 2005 (photography: Steven Klein, styling: Grace Coddington)
Do you know that A Grand Affair, inspired by the end XIX century Russia, Chekhov’s “Cherry Orchard” and Olivier Theyskens’ collection for Rochas, was supposed to feature several models and sixteen outfits? What we ended up seeing is a second take – a version that had to be done after Anna Wintour found the first story too static and formal.

Natalia Vodianova styled by Grace Coddington and photograped by Steven Klein at his country house on Long Island, brought the much-needed energy and charm to the shoot while “mixing elements of reality with artifice to create a tension of contradiction” as Klein later explained in his interview for In Vogue book.

Natalia Vodianova in A Grand Affair | Vogue US September 2005 (photography: Steven Klein, styling: Grace Coddington)
Natalia Vodianova in A Grand Affair | Vogue US September 2005 (photography: Steven Klein, styling: Grace Coddington)
Natalia Vodianova in A Grand Affair | Vogue US September 2005 (photography: Steven Klein, styling: Grace Coddington)
Natalia Vodianova in A Grand Affair | Vogue US September 2005 (photography: Steven Klein, styling: Grace Coddington)
Natalia Vodianova in A Grand Affair | Vogue US September 2005 (photography: Steven Klein, styling: Grace Coddington)
Natalia Vodianova in A Grand Affair | Vogue US September 2005 (photography: Steven Klein, styling: Grace Coddington)
Natalia Vodianova in A Grand Affair | Vogue US September 2005 (photography: Steven Klein, styling: Grace Coddington)
Natalia Vodianova in A Grand Affair | Vogue US September 2005 (photography: Steven Klein, styling: Grace Coddington)
Natalia Vodianova in A Grand Affair | Vogue US September 2005 (photography: Steven Klein, styling: Grace Coddington)
Natalia Vodianova in A Grand Affair | Vogue US September 2005 (photography: Steven Klein, styling: Grace Coddington)
Photo source: Natalia Vodianova in A Grand Affair | Vogue US September 2005 (photography: Steven Klein, styling: Grace Coddington)

51 comments:

  1. Wow, these photos are amazing! Anna had the right approach for sure! I have a little thing for fashion photography with animals. In fact, I have a theme going on in my home office...fashion pics with cats. Two of my loves combined.
    Happy Monday!
    XO, G
    http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  2. She is so damn pretty !!


    Love,

    Janice
    the-fashion-milkshake.blogspot.nl

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  3. She is so beautiful! gorgeous editorial and photos! xoxo

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  4. Absolutely fantastic inspiration!!!

    Many kisses and have a great week!

    Nico

    www.nicoleta.me

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  5. wowww she is a stunner!

    natalie
    http://www.lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  6. I did not know the story behind the collection! The red dress under a af fixing a flat? Awesome!

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  7. There's so much happening in this ed - it's fantastic. I'm so curious about the original version of this shoot as well though, they shouldn't mention stuff like that ;)

    X

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  8. Oh wow how cool!! I live The twist the surprise effect in all the pictures'

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  9. Lovely shoot, happy Monday! Xo

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  10. Vodianova the best!

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    MAÑANA GRAN COLABORACIÓN!!

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  11. We love your blog is wonderful and we are always looking at all the news ..
    We wish you a great weekend.
    Kisses Glorinha.
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  12. I wonder how long it took to get that second photo with the two horses. I love photo no 9 of Natalia and the horse.

    In my opinion, they could have dropped all these male models; Natalia and the animals are enough for me.

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  13. Such an interesting editorial – love the juxtaposition of the gowns with the beach boys.

    Sea and Swank

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  14. Unbelievably elegant in even the most common day to day placement!
    -Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

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  15. love the full dresses/skirts
    Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

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  16. Hey, Little Rus, I wanted to tell you that I started to watch Downton Abbey after I read you Friday post and I love it, I can't wait to get home and watch another episode. Natalia is beautiful, as ever, I like that black long gown in contrast with the white horse and the it's red outfit ;)

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  17. Gorgeous editorial! But could it be different when such brilliant and talented people teamed up to create it?!

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  18. Потрясающая съемка! Обожаю Водянову)
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  19. this photoshoot has so much energy in it. i love each and every one. it's amazing how she did all of that in those dresses (which i may add do not look light! hahaha) fabulous!
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  20. The first two shots are among my personal favourite editorial photographs. She's stunning! xo

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  21. Natalia is my favorite model, she is gorgeous.

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  22. Фотографии красивые! Некоторые забавные:-)
    Мне очень симпатична Водянова, люблю о ней читать, и ее стиль мне нравится... Достойный пример для подражания, по-моему...

    xxx

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  23. these fashion pictures are so inspiring!!!
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  24. amazing photos, love them<3 she is so pretty & photos are different, they have climat;)

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  25. I gotta say, your Vodianova posts are my favourite- there are so many I havent seen (and you know I am a huge fan!).

    (sorry, I am signed into my food blog account!) xx

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  26. Great editorial! Love the dresses plus she is stunning :)

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  27. Amazing editorial!
    Nutalia is just stunning!
    xxx
    S

    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  28. She is so pretty, love these shots!

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  29. Wild... I actually remember this editorial. She is such a lovely model.

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  30. Amazing pictures, Natalia looks really gorgeous!!
    xoxo
    www.girlinsunglasses.com

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  31. She is sooo gorgeous! And this is a great editorial :D
    xoxo

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    p.s. Don't forget to check my Maison Martin Margiela with H&M GIVEAWAY ^^

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  32. LOVE her, and these gigantic heavy dresses. Thanks for sharing dear =). And thank you for the lovely comment on my blog!


    <3Jo of thelittledandy.com

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  33. She is amazing!

    www.rebekasbeautyworld.blogspot.com

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  34. in a strange way these are really lovely! x

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  35. I came across your amazing blog and I'd like us to remain in touch! How'd you like to follow each other?

    Love Nyt,
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    BIG hair LOUD mouth

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  36. Beautiful pictures!! I love this post!
    XO,
    Zhanna
    www.lifeandbows.com

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  37. This is an amazing editorial, thanks for sharing these wonderful photos!

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  38. thanks :)
    great pictures!

    xx, rebecca
    awayinparadise.blogspot.com

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  39. WOW, what an incredible shoot!! Love the images with the horses too, so interesting.

    Hope you have a fab week Natalia!

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  40. What an amazing photo <333

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  41. Oh my, you had me at the first sentence. Anton Chekhov is one of my favorite, favorite writers and Cherry Orchard is one of my favorites of his, so this is love for me. (The second picture is insane, I'm positive they had to of photo-shopped that!) This dress collection has gorgeous lines to it, the dress in the first photo is hands down my favorite, the lines of the skirt are stunning. (Plus, its a beautiful picture as well.)

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  42. gorgeous pictures!!!! xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  43. WOW!
    xx
    B.
    http://www.beeswonderland.com

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  44. wow i love those shots, that contrasts in the looks are so amazing!
    Brilliant!
    kiss,mary
    http://www.maryloucinnamon.com/

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  45. Stunning photos! I love this shoot.
    Anything with Natalia V. in it has a life of its own.

    Thanks for sharing!

    AL
    http://adornemus.wordpress.com

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