For this editorial, taken from the July 2010 issue of US Vogue, photographer Peter Lindbergh shoots Ewan McGregor and Natalia Vodianova as a Kennedy-esque family who goes through the ups and downs (meaning: the grins and death-glares) of married life.
Now, as I've said before, I love editorials that seem to tell a wordless story, and this one does so as good as any I've ever seen.
(Plus, it was edited by the fabulous, flame-maned Grace Coddington, so you just know it's gonna be fire.)
"The Honeymoon's Over...
But the Fun is Just Beginning"
Ralph Lauren Collection
The Fated Love Affair Begins:
Tell-Tale Sign #1? Their dogs already match.
Despite having to vie with (two) other little ladies for the husband's affections, our heroine maintains her chic.
...But not even the cutest of dresses can cover up the cracks that have already begun to form.
(Fashion can only save lives, not marriages.)
And so, our courageous (aka: trifling) heroine finds the joys of male attention elsewhere.
(Namely, in the eyes of a shiny new boy-toy.)
Dries Van Noten
"No, I can talk a little longer... He pays my phone bills, anyway.
Um, was that your mom on the line? You should probably take out the trash like she's asking.
... Yeah, I'll stay on the line till you finish."
A wine-soaked argument: the perfect ending to a perfect night on the town.
Next stop: Laying flat in bed, staring at the ceiling, whispering barely-audible insults at each other.
Oscar de la Renta
The first step: Taking the kids, packing the bags, and getting the eff out...
After buying three adorable "Kicking Daddy's Ass to the Curb" outfits, of course.
Dolce & Gabbana
The Second Step: Feeling Perfectly Empty.
Meaning: Feeling perfect after emptying out every single savings and checking account within your legal limits.
The Third Step: Questioning whether or not it was all worth it...
(Her head/heart says no, but her Jackie-O-Fabulous ensemble screams "Um. Duh, bitch!")
The Fourth Step: Acceptance and Assurance.
"Yes, I accept your offer to go on a joy-ride, Boy-Toy...
I mean, you just got your license and all, so I'm sure it's safe."
Seriously, though, all of Natalia's outfits look so en pointe with the vibe of the Kennedy-era that it's really kind of amazing that each one came from the Fall 2010 collections...
Grace? Have an unpaid intern go out and grab you a cookie.
(Only: Don't you dare eat that shit in front of Anna. I want to see you stick around for awhile.)