In February, Carine Roitfeld served as guest editor for VMAN Magazine and I am sorry it has taken so long for me to get around to discussing it. In addition to styling the editorials for the magazine, Carine created a 2012 calendar of Victoria's Secret models that was every bit as sexy as her infamous Vogue Paris calendars. I want to applaud Carine for effectively taking up the slack of her successor at Vogue Paris, Emmanuelle Alt, who denied readers the pleasure of the annual calendar this year as well as the beloved concept of a guest editor with her December issue.
In case you missed it, I have added Carine's VMAN calendar to the archive, featuring models Doutzen Kroes, Joan Smalls, Lily Donaldson, Miranda Kerr, Adriana Lima, Izabel Goulart, Candice Swanepoel, Ana Beatriz Barros, Alessandria Ambrosio, Anne Vyalitsyna, Chanel Iman, and Karolina Kurkova as photographed by Willy Vanderperre.
I would also like to take this opportunity to look back at a few of the calendars produced by Carine during her reign at Vogue Paris, including my personal favorite, the imaginative 2008 VP calendar which has hung in a spot of honor on my wall since December of 2007 when it arrived with the Charlotte Gainsbourg issue.
Which of Carine's Vogue Paris calendars is your favorite? What do you think of her calendar for VMAN?
Karen Elson by David Sims
Catherine McNeil, Isabeli Fontana, Lara Stone, and Natasha Poly by Mario Sorrenti
Make up and body painting by Mario Sorrenti and Tom Pêcheux
Jourdan Dunn, Ali Michael, Georgina Stojiljkovic, Erin Heatherton, Eniko Mihalik, Anna Maria Jagodzinska, Lakshmi Menon, Anna Selezneva, Aline Weber, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Arlenis Sosa Pena, Alana Kuznetsova, and Taryn Davidson by Terry Richardson wearing lingerie and shoes by Louis Vuitton
Iselin Steiro, Natasha Poly, and Raquel Zimmerman by Mario Sorrenti at the Lido in Paris
Daria Werbowy by Mikael Jansson wearing jewelry by Louis Vuitton
VMAN calendar image © 2012 VMAN, LLC. Vogue Paris calendar images © 2007-2011 Condé Nast