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Anais, Hyoni, Tao, & Ming | Vogue Feb. 2011 by Damien Neva

The Ford Models Blog rarely ever reaches first for Vogue when it visits the newsstand. So long as Vogues Paris and Italia are staring down this page where it buys magazines in the West Village they simply cannot be resisted. That said, just like our very own, very small New York backyard Anna Wintour‘s monthly is not without its own unique rewards. Take, for example, the extensively cast story by photographer Mario Testino and fashion editor Grace Coddington titled “Gangs of New York.” The story focuses on seven designers and their “distinctly American” spring collections, two of which concern this page as they feature Ford’s Anais Mali as well as Hyoni Kang, Tao Okamoto, and Ming Xi. The “gangs” rather predictably breakdown by along vaguely ethnic, mainly phenotypic lines so that Anais, French, is grouped with darker skinned models from the United Kingdom, United States, Dominican Republic, and, Australia to present the stylings from the Rodarte spring line. The editorial concludes with an Asian coda with Hyoni, Tao, and Ming from South Korea, Japan, and China respectively presenting looks from the Proenza Schouler spring collection. It’s all a bit of an ethnic melting pot on a very narrow scale for this story, which very much puts the American in what we like to call American Vogue.

Credits include: Publication, Vogue February 2011; Title, “Gangs of New York”; Photography, Mario Testino; Fashion editor, Grace Coddington; Hair, Orlando Pita for Orlo Salon; Makeup, Linda Cantello at Joe Management for Giorgio Armani Beauty; Production design, Colin Donahue.

Anais Mali | Vogue Feb. 2011 (Photography: Mario Testino)

Anais Mali | Vogue Feb. 2011 (Photography: Mario Testino)

Hyoni Kang & Tao Okamoto | Vogue Feb. 2011 (Photography: Mario Testino)

Hyoni Kang & Tao Okamoto | Vogue Feb. 2011 (Photography: Mario Testino)

Ming Xi | Vogue Feb. 2011 (Photography: Mario Testino)

Ming Xi | Vogue Feb. 2011 (Photography: Mario Testino)


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You forgot to include “Julia Saner” 🙂
She was also in this “Gangs of NY” ed

Comment by yuichi

Sessilee Lopez is soooooooo beautiful!

Comment by Danique Lavodrama




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