Anne Vyalitsyna, known to all as Anne V, is a 5'10" Russian supermodel who once posed for the cover of Vogue. She’s a woman with a face so coveted—by the likes of Chanel and Calvin Klein—that she fronted a reality series called The Face. Anne V, who has been a staple of high fashion magazines, is in the midst of a reemergence. The proof is in the pages—captured here by Gilles Bensimon on a boat in Saint-Tropez.
Damaris Goddrie flies the flag on our April cover for women everywhere, both as a representative of diversity within the industry and as a reflection of effortless cool, proving all that matters this season is to do your thing and own it. Since debuting in 2014 for J.W.Anderson's pre-Fall collection, the 19-year-old Dutch model has fronted campaigns for Zara, Versus, Coach, Kenzo and Topshop. In AW16 alone, she walked for 40 designers. As the fashion industry begins to truly celebrate individuality and greater diversity in its casting, Damaris – with her fresh face and short curly hair – has come along at just the right time.
Victoria’s Secret Angel Stella Maxwell turns modern-day cowgirl for a fashion editorial featured in Vogue Japan. Photographed by Gilles Bensimon, the blonde beauty has a western flair with bold prints and patterns styled by Carlotta Oddi. Posing with vintage cars, Stella Maxwell serves casual looks with attitude in the colorful ensembles. For accessories, Stella wears wide-brimmed hats with fringe adorned bags and aviator frames for the spread.
Get to know model Ginta Lapina. Nineties nostalgia is in the air. Kick it old school with logo vest tops, rave-ready trainers and rainbow bright swimwear. And the one must-have beach accessory for SS16? Bucket hats.
Karlina Caune stars in “Pure Attitude” shot by Gilles Bensimon for ELLE France. Casual, flawless, sporty and full of attitude – that’s the Karlina we all know and love. Time to reunite with natural Karlina style.
The Last Face superstar Charlize Theron takes the cover story of Elle France‘s latest edition captured by fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon, with styling from Hortense Manga. Makeup is work of Tyron Machhausen, with hair styling by Enzo Angileri, and manicure by April Foreman.
Gracing the pages of Vogue China’s January 2016 issue, Ming Xi heads to a dreamy outdoors setting for this fashion editorial. Photographer Gilles Bensimon captures the Chinese model in a mix of knitwear and elegant dresses styled by Gillian Wilkins. For beauty, the Ming Xi keeps it natural wearing her hair in a loose ponytail thanks to hairstylist Mark Hampton with a barely there makeup look courtesy of Justine Purdue.
Andreea Diaconu is one of those chameleon-like models who defies type-casting. In Chloé's fall campaign, she plays a gypset Thelma to Sasha Pivovarova’s Louise wearing a decadent mixed-fur coat; for Ralph Lauren Collection, she’s to the manor born in a dove-gray turtleneck and languid floor-length skirt. The 23-year-old Romanian beauty—who, in a sure sign of her broad-reaching crossover appeal, has also added the cover of Vogue to her fast-growing resume.
If you happen to be one of Barbara Palvin's 4.2 million Instagram followers, you might imagine that her days off are spent perfecting her enviable pout in a series of luxury hotel suites, flying in helicopters, or taking romantic trips by vaporetto across the Venice lagoon. Indeed, the 23-year-old model has had a particularly glamorous year: The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue's 2016 Rookie of the Year and face of Armani’s Acqua di Gioia stunned on red carpets at the Venice Film Festival; she's shot a number of top secret campaigns and posed for L’Oréal Paris, where she's the beauty brand's youngest-ever spokesperson.
Jasmine Tookes has spent a good portion of the last year draped in $3 million worth of diamonds and emeralds, trailed by a security guard, and jetting from New York to Paris and back again. Christened a Victoria's Secret Angel in 2015, last year she rocketed to the pinnacle of lingerie model-dom when she was chosen by the brand to don its jeweled "Fantasy Bra"—which is a very big deal, thank you very much. It's like going from rookie to MVP in just two seasons, and Tookes is elated. The fact that she's only the third black model to score that honor—after Tyra Banks and Selita Ebanks—is icing on the cake.
Reminding everyone why she's such a huge talent in the industry, Stella Maxwell poses up a storm on the cover of ELLE France. The 25-year-old Irish stunner poses for photographer Gilles Bensimon in a series of flowing dresses, shorts and lightweight tops, all hand-picked by stylist Jeanne le Bault.
Metallics are not just for evening. Translate them into daywear by choosing pared-back, minimalist shapes and let the pieces speak for themselves. Get to know Portuguese model, Instagram sensation, former Victoria's Secret angel and the face of Elle's May issue, Sara Sampaio.
There’s a scene in Tom Ford’s stunningly visual 2009 directorial debut, A Single Man, that stands out from the rest and lingers long after the credits. It’s a coquettish cameo—an icy blonde playing a literature student. She whispers something enigmatic into a male classmate’s ear between long pulls on a cigarette. Her jade eyes almost pierce the screen; her cheekbones could cut the smoke. As the camera pans down to her face, those sharp angles draw us to her lips, so plump and arched, they seem perpetually primed for a kiss. She’s appeared on the covers of magazines from Mexico to Japan; catwalked for Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs; and posed for top photographers like Inez and Vinoodh. That striking beauty is Aline Weber.
Serbian export Bo Krsmanovic is thankfully forgiving when you inevitably butcher her name. Bo, she says, "is short for Bojana, actually." Then she patiently gives you the phonetic version of her surname: "Kras-man-o-vich." Be that as it may, Bo's name is sure to become more familiar. In February of last year, the 25-year-old was a rookie in Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue; like beauties Claudia Schiffer, Laetitia Casta, and Alessandra Ambrosio before her, she's landed major campaigns in the months to follow.
Spend a few hours with glamazon Ashley Graham and you’ll notice not just high-fashion editorials and major ad coups that have made her a a few things. The first is her face: nothing short of arresting, with serious cheekbones, flawless olive skin, and impossibly full lips. It’s as though Eva Mendes, Cindy Crawford, and Brooke Shields had melded into one woman, and then someone turned up the volume. Everything from her charcoal-rimmed eyes and extra-long eyelashes to her tousled brown hair seems to have been amplified.
Go ahead and google "Hannah Ferguson twerking." We'll wait. On camera, the swimsuit and lingerie model appears tanned and fearless, not afraid to show her moves, a whole lot of skin, or a bit of a hard edge. She's graced international editions of Elle and Marie Claire, glammed it up for the lingerie brand Triumph, and bared nearly all for Sports Illustrated shoots on some of the Caribbean's most exotic beaches.
Trying to guess where supermodel Stella Maxwell comes from takes a keen ear. There’s the occasional twang from somewhere Down Under (New Zealand, actually, where she attended university); a breezy insouciance that’s vaguely French (coming, no doubt, from Belgium, where she was born and lived until age 13); and a slightly British clip that likely derives from her Northern Irish parents and international schooling. At 25, the globe-trotting supermodel is undeniably a citizen of the world, but her spiritual home is most certainly California. You can hear that not so much in her accent as in the content of her speech. Maxwell’s affirmations are on a tear right now. While in Joshua Tree, California, shooting with Gilles Bensimon for Maxim, she felt strongly that the images would make the ultimate cover for the Hot 100.
For a woman who makes her living gracing billboards and striding down runways for adoring crowds, Sara Sampaio seems practically allergic to attention. The 24-year-old model is back in New York City after a trip that swept her to Los Angeles for the Academy Awards, Paris for Fashion Week and to a $36 million mansion in Miami for our cover shoot.
That smile. It’s the first thing you notice about Romee Strijd. There’s something about it that puts you at ease, makes you forget you’re chatting with a six-foot-tall Victoria’s Secret Angel. A bona fide supermodel. As she sips an iced latte in a blissfully air-conditioned coffee shop in Chelsea on a sweltering New York day, there’s something about the 21-year-old’s enormous, effortless smile that tells you none of this has gone to her head—not the jet-setting to Europe and the Caribbean, not the Michael Bay commercials, not the rubbing shoulders with celebrities. There’s something about it that says, in a lovely Dutch accent, I could take it or leave it. There’s something about it that says that despite being one of the hottest models on the planet—in both senses—she’s still just a girl from Holland.
Hannah Davis likes to win. In the past year she became the star of arguably the most controversial swimsuit cover of all time, the popular host of the successful Lifetime spin- off Project Runway: Junior, re-created the iconic role of the girl in the Ferrari in last year’s National Lampoon reboot, Vacation, and captured the heart of her fiancé, former Yankee and five-time World Series Champion Derek Jeter. Spend a minute with her and it’s obvious why the 25-year-old has risen to the top of her profession.