Vogue Italia dedicated their May 2021 edition to astrology, the 12 covers feature 12 models interpreting the 12 zodiac signs, all wearing the same look from CHANEL Métiers d’Art Pre Fall 2021 collection. Fashion photographer Oliver Hadlee Pearch captured the covers featuring models Greta Elisa Hofer, Selena Forrest, Amar Akway, Caren Jepkemei, Maty Fall, Anna Ewers, Rebecca Longendyke, Quinn Mora, Loli Bahia, Grace Hartzel, Jill Kortleve, Miriam Sanchez, and Sora Choi. In charge of styling was Charlotte Collet, with creative direction from Ferdinando Verderi, set design by Jean-Michel Bertin, and casting direction by Piergiorgio Del Moro and Samuel Ellis Scheinman. Beauty is work of hair stylist Cyndia Harvey, makeup artist Lucia Pica, and manicurist Anatole Rainey.
In the May Issue of Vogue Italia, we’ve tried to understand why, for many people and at this particular time, there’s a growing desire for the irrational and the mysterious, for holistic practices and alternative beliefs. We asked ourselves what has sparked the grand return of astrology, the unexpected queen of social media. Accordingly, we have written about new rituals and old superstitions, magical numbers, illustrated books and NFT zodiacs, TikTok gurus, philosophers and artists. But most of all we’ve played, starting with our 12 covers, one for each sign of the zodiac. Because this issue is dedicated to everyone who believes in such things. To all those who don’t believe, but never say never. And to anyone who needed to hear that the stars are promising a period of joy, light-heartedness and renewal: it’s going to be summer for everyone. – Emanuele Farneti
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