We knew Carine Roitfeld‘s return to print would be epic, we didn’t realize quite how epic. Women’s Wear Daily reports the fall issue of V magazine, styled by Roitfeld, will be an Elizabeth Taylor-inspired ‘Heroes’ issue.
Mario Testino will collaborate with the former French Vogue editor in her latest gig as V’s stylist (she styled the magazine’s first ever cover). The issue will feature 72 pages of Taylor-inspired fashion, so we’re expecting everything from pin-up looks to Cleopatra-inspired spreads.
Roitfeld’s explanation for her choice of Liz Taylor was that the late star “had the kind of elegance that went far beyond clothes.” The ‘Heroes’ issue is the perfect way to honor the star who, beyond being a famous actress, style icon, and eight-time wife, was at the forefront of the AIDS research movement.
Testino, Roitfeld, and Taylor sound like a winning combination to us. We’re hoping for a lot of big jewels and outalndish accessories. It would be especially great if V got its hands on some of the soon-to-be auctioned off jewels Taylor was famous for wearing.