Wonderland

27/10/2014

Natalia Vodianova in Alice in Wonderland editorial | Vogue US December 2003 (photography: Annie Leibovitz, styling: Grace Coddington)
"We are all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad."
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice. 
"You must be," said the Cat. "or you wouldn't have come here."

Yesterday I felt rather miserable and under the weather. I got out briefly, but then ended up among the pillows and blankets, with the dog by my side, naturally. And, while my husband was enjoying the re-run of the Lord of the Rings, probably rehearsing for the movie marathon we usually start comes Christmas, I was away in the fashion wonderland curtesy of In Vogue: Editor's Eye documentary.

Natalia Vodianova in Alice in Wonderland editorial | Vogue US December 2003 (photography: Annie Leibovitz, styling: Grace Coddington)
Natalia Vodianova in Alice in Wonderland editorial | Vogue US December 2003 (photography: Annie Leibovitz, styling: Grace Coddington)
Natalia Vodianova in Alice in Wonderland editorial | Vogue US December 2003 (photography: Annie Leibovitz, styling: Grace Coddington)
It's been a long time since I wanted to see it, so discovering the film on one of the iPad apps was such a fab surprise! The movie was only an hour long, but packed with precious insights into the Vogue's behind-the-sceenes and history seeing through the eyes of its most influential fashion editors including Grace Coddington, Tonne Goodman, Polly Allen Mellen, Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, Camilla Nickerson, Phyllis Posnick and Babs Simpson.

Natalia Vodianova in Alice in Wonderland editorial | Vogue US December 2003 (photography: Annie Leibovitz, styling: Grace Coddington)
Natalia Vodianova in Alice in Wonderland editorial | Vogue US December 2003 (photography: Annie Leibovitz, styling: Grace Coddington)
Natalia Vodianova in Alice in Wonderland editorial | Vogue US December 2003 (photography: Annie Leibovitz, styling: Grace Coddington)
One of the moments that totally captured my imagination was the story about the Alice in Wonderland shoot, one of my most favourite editorials ever. I thought it's such a shame that we hardly ever discover any details about the preparation that goes into creating something like that. We never get a chance to learn that the Balenciaga dress had to be remade on the spot by Nicolas Ghesquiere just to get the photo right or that Marc Jacobs might have not made it to the issue... Perhaps, this is part of the reason we can skip a certain glossy photoshoot without admiring it for just a tiny bit longer... or forget that these moments are what makes fashion a form of art and not just a plain attempt to sell a few collections.

Natalia Vodianova in Alice in Wonderland editorial | Vogue US December 2003 (photography: Annie Leibovitz, styling: Grace Coddington)
Natalia Vodianova in Alice in Wonderland editorial | Vogue US December 2003 (photography: Annie Leibovitz, styling: Grace Coddington)
Natalia Vodianova in Alice in Wonderland editorial | Vogue US December 2003 (photography: Annie Leibovitz, styling: Grace Coddington)
Natalia Vodianova in Alice in Wonderland editorial | Vogue US December 2003 (photography: Annie Leibovitz, styling: Grace Coddington)
I hope you'll enjoy revisiting this beautiful editorial with me. And should you wish to watch an video clip about Alice in Wonderland, see this Vogue exclusive.

As for the opening quote... It made me think of the world of fashion, the Wonderland, and people, the mad ones and the dreamers, who love it no matter what.

Vogue: The Editor's Eye is also available as a book, which I really want now, having seen the documentary.



Photo source: Natalia Vodianova in Alice in Wonderland editorial | Vogue US December 2003 (photography: Annie Leibovitz, styling: Grace Coddington)

16 comments:

  1. Id love to see the documentary too and of course to get the book. This editorial is also one of my fav, the creativity and the work behind it is brilliant!:) Have a wonderful week Natalia! xo

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  2. Love this, soo beautiful. Hope you're feeling more inspired today! Caroline

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  3. I actually think I have the Vogue with this shoot in it - I think it was repurposed for another edition, as I think I have it in a Russian one or in the Brit edition (I collect Vogues when I can)
    In any case, such an inspiration!
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  4. This is one of my favorite editorials, too!

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  5. This is one of my favorite Vogue editorials ever! Definitely have to check out the BTS clip.

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  6. I remember about this editroial, I was really charmed by the magic atmosphere!
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  7. I'm remember this editorial so well - it really was one of my favourites ever from Vogue, and still is. I shall have to try to find that documentary, I'd love to know more about how it all came together! Especially the photo of giant Natalia Vodianova in the tiny house :)
    xox,
    Cee

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    1. Unfortunately, they didn't talk about the tiny house moment. :( I wish they did, though. x

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  8. I never get sick of Through The Looking Glass / Alice in Wonderland interpretations. Love these images. :) Hope you feel better and enjoy the rest of your week.
    Frightfully Fabulous

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  9. Wow this editorial really is amazing, I've never seen it before Natalia. I agree - LOVE reading about the processes and ideas going into creativity like this, so interesting. Hope your week's going well!

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  10. I love your dress ^^

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  11. omg that is beautiful--and i'd love to find that doc!

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  12. Настоящая сказка!:)))
    Нет слов и как изумительно сыграны роли-( я имею в виду выражения лиц )тех самых безумных и безумно талантливых дизайнеров.....
    Восхищена фотоработами художников,создавших совершенно незабываемые образы из очень мудрой сказки!!!

    Документальный фильм ещё не посмотрела,обязательно хочу увидеть!:)))
    Спасибо огромное Наташенька за этот пост!

    Искренне желаю Вам очень хорошей и удачной недели,
    :)*

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  13. Amazing shooting!

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  14. I loved that editorial! I love Alice in Wonderland themed everything and this was a different twist on it. Sorry to hear you weren't feeling good Natalia. Hope you get better soon.
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