Karlie Kloss, who caused a minor earthquake in fashion circles with her first nude spread in Vogue Italia, is back in a kaleidoscope of colors in windswept Montauk, a beach town on the far reaches of Long Island outside of New York City.
In her new shoot for Numéro #129, photographer Greg Kadel mixes high fashion and dashes of psychedelia against a backdrop framed by Montauk’s commercial fishing docks.
Karlie is styled by Elizabeth Sulcer in Tom Ford, Givenchy and Yves Saint Laurent. Makeup artist Maki Ryoke uses a cool palette and hair stylist Raymond McLaren adds fire to Karie’s hair.
Check out Karlie’s photos; click to enlarge.
Kloss, last year’s breakout model, also anchored a glamorous and very adult shoot for Elie Saab’s Spring 2012 collection.
The 19-year-old model, who gives new meaning to the term zero body fat, is all-American. She was born in Chicago and grew up in St. Louis. She studied ballet and still has a dancer’s body.
Today, she is one of the fastest rising models in the industry.
She’s ranked 3rd on the Top 50 Models Women List published by models.com, and Vogue Paris declared her one of the top 30 models of the 21st Century.
She signed with Elite Management in 2007 at just 15 and debuted in Teen Vogue’s August issue that year. She’s now represented by Next Management.
It’s almost like she was born catwalk-ready and has walked for such top designers as Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Jason Wu and Marc Jacobs.
Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani says Kloss is the new “Body” in modeling.
Elle McPherson is the only other model to earn that accolade.
Check out her photos and a behind-the-scenes video of the shoot below: