The Taylor Swift BFF is know for her natural beauty. It’s vaulted her into the top ranks of fashion models in just a few short years.
She’s also known for her chameleon-like ability to transform herself and pull off any number of looks. But she’s never looked quite like this.
Photographer Steven Klein captures her high-relief for the Spring 2015 issue in edgy images that could have been culled from a science fiction thriller.
She looks utterly alien, but sexy and alluring at the same time.
Stylist Patti Wilson gives Karlie an other-worldly makeover in clothes by Comme Des Garcons. Yumi Lee handled makeup, with hair by Akki. Jesse Kaufmann handled set design.
Designer Rei Kawakubo explains his concept.
“Blood and Roses is the expression of a deeper significance of roses, typically happy and pretty. Often in history the image of the rose was more connected with blood and wars, in relation to political conflict, religious strife, and power struggles. This is what was interesting to me this time.”
This is Karlie’s first published shoot since she announced last week that she was leaving Victoria’s Secret’s elite Angels after just two years.
As if she wasn’t a top model all ready, she skyrocketed to the top of celebritydom after her much publicized friendship with Swift. Some tabloids even claim they were romantically involved (hotly denied!)
Karlie told People the demands of modeling for the lingerie brand were too much in light of her other modeling work, “new business opportunities” and her desire to attend New York University in the fall. Go girl!
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