The ’80s Party On In Steven Meisel’s Decadent New Editorial for Vogue Italia

Black leather, shellacked asymmetrical Mohawks and makeup to rival Duran Duran's "Rio"... Either Steven Meisel has fond memories of nights at Area or (like the rest of us) has Marc Jacobs on the brain. Whatever the case, we're digging the decadent, party-all night flashback to the back alleys and dimly-lit clubs of the '80s as captured in the latest issue of Vogue Italia. Looking every inch the part of Jerry Hall is a teased-out Megan Collison flaunting Reagan-era appeal in tightly bound corsets and serious gold hoops. But what is a club kid without her wickedly luxe entourage? Doing the duty are models Julia Hafstrom, Nimue Smit, Lucas R, Sara Blomqvist, Marcel Castenmiller and Anna de Rijk decked in some attention commanding shoulders and enough chains to make Alexis Carrington jealous. Sure, it's a total riff on Marc Jacob's neon heavy, retro-visionary romp. But as always Meisel keeps things mighty fresh&mdash perhaps thanks in part to all that plastic wrap.

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