Catherine McNeil Stars in ‘Prima Donna’ by Mario Testino for Vogue UK
Photographer: Mario Testino. Model(s): Catherine McNeil. Source: Vogue UK. Stylist: Lucinda Chambers. Makeup: Tom Pecheux. Hair: Sam McKnight.
Posted Aug 13, 2013
An opus to Autumn, Catherine McNeil stars in ‘Prima Donna’ by Mario Testino for the September 2013 issue of Vogue UK. Sweeping through the landscape of luxury our Prima Donna pushes past the prying eyes of the paparazzi, leaving only the faint scent of fortune in her midst. Honoring the grandeur of glamour and good-taste, Testino crosses into the world of high-class & culture in this exquisite editorial set against the stunning backdrop of the Carseta Palace in Italy. An ode to the era of the “hour-glass,” figure (stylist) Lucinda Chambers celebrates the season of the silhouette with a classic collection of vintage inspired dresses made by such designers as Ralph Lauren, Givenchy, Lanvin, Ricardo Tisci and Prada. With a wardrobe fit for a queen we are reminded that being regal is a state of mind and true sophistication comes from a strong sense of personal style, not entitlement. Borrowing from the baroque beauty of the background, these statuesque designs stand in stunning compliment to the Old World elegance of the surroundings, giving this dilettante all the drama she can hope to handle. All hail the September issue, whether it’s here or across the pond – this tome knows how to bring the fashion home.