She’s Not Just a Model She’s a Muse, Karen Elson for i-D Mag
Posted Sep 29, 2012
In the world of high fashion certain models will come along and change the way we think about beauty. It’s the difference between being a Model and a Muse. A modern beauty, Karen Elson has influenced some of today’s most innovative designers, and remains an inspiring force within the industry. She is the very definition of fashion forward. Her mere presence infuses a futuristic element into any shoot, giving it instant ‘style-cred’ within the community. While she may not carry the same commercial cache as ‘Gisele,’ she has a powerful cult following, and is known to be one of the greatest couture models of our time. She’s what I call the ‘thinking girl’s model.’ Smart & sophisticated, her cool brand of elegance offers a depth often missing in popular fashion. ‘Gracing’ us with her elegant moves, she proves why she is the perfect choice for one of the coveted Graceful cover/editorials, for i-D Magazine’s ‘The Role Model’ issue. Shot by Daniele & Iango, this stunning layout illustrates her exceptional talent for translating high concept fashion, and solidifies her as a master chameleon.