Vogue Paris March 2011: Coeur À Corps Perdu
By Kate Ringo Suzuki
With the passing of the throne at Vogue Paris, readers have witnessed a seismic rift in the presentation of Parisian chic. In one corner of the ring, we have Carine Roitfeld; in the opposite corner, Emmanuelle Alt. At the sound of the bell, let the knockdown commence...
Two years ago, we said adieu to Vogue Paris as we knew it with the last issue under the dominion of Carine Roitfeld, her March 2011 farewell featuring the lovely Saskia de Brauw on the cover. Within the plastic encasement which crackled when we ripped it off in anticipation and wonder, we saw Saskia appear in the editorial styled by Roitfeld entitled "Cœur à Corps Perdu," or in English, "Heart and Soul," along with blonde nymphet Daphne Groeneveld.
Against the backdrop of a lush and dreamy boudoir cast in soft romantic lighting, we peep at Saskia and Daphne while they play out an elegantly erotic fantasy. We have gone back in time to the free love of the 70s: they wear crocheted finery, straw hats, lace and silk lingerie, and strands of pearls that drape sensually over their nubile décolletage. The spread is a well done homage to the 1974 softcore erotic film entitled Emmanuelle. The film became so popular in France and later in America that it made soft porn chic if even for a moment in time. Have you seen it? The main character, Emmanuelle, is an eager and zealous student of lust: She is willing to be fucked by anyone in order to reach higher levels of pleasure with her lover, Mario.
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