Numéro & I have only ever had a casual relationship. Usually I find its shoots a bit messy and full of too much effort that doesn’t quite pay off. April’s issue, however, is a full-on triumph! Its cover star Mariacarla Boscono stars in a Gaultier feature by Peter Lindbergh (the only issue I have with this shoot is that it doesn’t really display the Gaultier as well as it displays Boscono & Lindbergh’s moody style). Eniko Mihalik pairs with Greg Kadel in a delightfully filthy exhibitionist shoot. Three more stories feature models who I’m not familiar with, but who have definitely caught my eye now: Ophélie Guillermand in a stunning bold portrait session with Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones, Giedre Kiaulenaite in a colourful shoot by Miles Aldridge that plays beautifully with perspective, and Chiharu Okunugi shot by Hans Feurer in Feurer’s iconic summertime, sun-drenched style. Gorgeous! All of it!
Mariacarla Boscono by Peter Lindbergh
Eniko Mihalik by Greg Kadel
Ophélie Guillermand by Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones
Giedre Kiaulenaite by Miles Aldridge
Chiharu Okunugi by Hans Feurer