Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Lakshmi Menon Editorial for Vogue Paris, October 2008

After scoring a spot on the inaugural cover of Vogue India in October 2007, followed closely by the Spring/Summer 2008 ad campaign for Hermes, Lakshmi Menon's career has been fast-tracked to the top of the international scene. Her next one-two punch included a spectacular solo cover on Vogue India, April 2008 and a major ad campaign for Givenchy, Fall 2008/Winter 2009.

Ford Agency signed her up right before the start of the Fall 2008/Winter 2009 Fashion Week in NYC and the next thing we knew, Lakshmi was opening the couture show at Givenchy in Paris. Carine Roitfeld took notice and quickly added Lakshmi to her stable of models in Vogue Paris.

So here is Lakshmi Menon's editorial in the October 2008 issue of Vogue Paris.

Model: Lakshmi Menon
Editorial: Afro Disiaque
Magazine: Vogue Paris, October 2008
Photographer: Mario Testino
Stylist: Carine Roitfeld

Source: tFs and Models.com

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

only the first pic seems okay to me

Asian Models Blogger said...

I don't know what "Afro Disiaque" is in English but maybe Vogue Paris was trying to "pass her off" as African because of the color of her skin.

Anonymous said...

i heard she is 27?

Anonymous said...

it's lame to pass her off as African cause there are never shortage of African population in Paris. I guess her Afro-inspired big hair would be a clue...

FND said...

She is not the only girl in this shoot, she was in it with Yasmin Warsame. Afrodisiac means something else that is not even related to being black or African. It just so happen that Yasmin is African (I think) and Lakshmi is dark skinned. So we might put two and two together. For me it as more about the new definition of chic sensuality through the eyes of Carine Roitfeld. These are not fragile women. These are self assured looking models not teenage girls. So being 28 and hot has everything to do with it.

I salute the use of actual women instead of young girls to portray an ode to Women's Fashion Fantasy.

FND said...

Afrodisiac - Something that stimulates desire or arousal. I think its a perfect title. Dont read in too deep.

Anonymous said...

Carine Roifeld made smart choice to picked Lakshmi for her editorial issue in Vogue Paris.

Awesome hair, cool clothes, and edgy looks!

Chic Noir said...

Yasmin Wassame is 32 and she is from Samolia by way of Canada. I am very happy that Lakshmi is geting mainstream love.

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Anonymous said...

Afrodisiac has nothing to do with being black, god indians would die if someonne called them black lol and Lakshmi still looks like a man to me

Anonymous said...

Sounds like some people here are confusing "aphrodisiac" with AFROdisiac. The later is obviously a play on the word and the "afro" hairstyle has everything to do with being black.

c'est la vie said...

there is another top indian model called monikonkona datta taking part in the paris s/s 2009 shows.she took part in the kris van assche show but they mis-spelt her name as kangana.this is the link.think shes gonna be big as well
http://www.style.com/slideshows/fashionshows/S2009RTW/KVASSCHE/RUNWAY/00030m.jpg

Asian Models Blogger said...

Thanks for the info, c'est la vie. I will definitely be watching out for her.

c'est la vie said...

she was in vivienne westwood as well, along with puja bhattacharjee.puja's with studio models in france and monis with img.check out their pics on style.com

c'est la vie said...

lakshmi's taking part in paris fashion week as well

FND said...

fantastic, more indian girls representing!

Anonymous said...

zzz she's not asian, doesn't belong on this blog.