Published: August 2010
Fashion editor Karl Templer
Cover model: Kristen McMenamy
Hair by Orlando Pita for Orlo Salon
Makeup: Pat McGrath
Set design by Mary Howard
Photographed by: Steven Meisel
One of Meisel's all time favorite muses supermodel Kristen McMenamy is back on the cover of Italian Vogue (she appeared last back in July 2009) and interprets a role of a survivor reflecting on the Gulf of Mexico situation.
I think pretty much all models have got hang-up about one thing or another. I have a huge hang-up about my looks. I was always the outcast growing up. When I first worked with him (Steven), he made me feel beautiful and comfortable. And there's this certain magic in that he makes you feel part of the team. He makes you feel as important as he is. - Kristen McMenamy for VOGUE US May 2009.
Kristen is wearing tulle dress with beaded embroidery from Ralph Lauren Collection, there's a small accompanying story preview after the jump: