I've always found the characters in this fashion spread looking so damn intriguing and beautiful! Just like Charles Beaudelaire famous quote: "Le beau est toujours bizarre.", the models' expressionless face looking into the photographer's camera with an almost defiant-like stare, their imperfect facial features revealed by unforgivable harsh daylight, exposing creases in cheekbones, eyebrows and forehead, their body drown in layers of odd fabrics... are not your typical criteria of what beauty should be. And yet I find myself unable not to stare back at them, finding endless beauty in what I see (regardless that they are actually supermodels and would look good no matter what).
Style wise, I love the way the clothes, here, are thrown together with such carelessness. Without having necessarily the same kind of clothes for myself, I would definitely try to transpose this effortless styling mindset into my everyday outfits. How I wished I could own a nice pair of black leather combat boots and a flower print long dress though!
Photos by Steven Meisel
(Scans by me)