When renowned stylist Karl Templer's studio called us to assist with their September issue of Vogue Italia cover story we said "Con piacere"! This amazing pictorial was inspired by Ethel Granger, who achieved The Guinness Book of World Records smallest waist at 13 inches (33 centimeters).
Ethel Granger sparked controversy in her day as she was the sexual fetish of her husband who insisted that she wear corsets to shrink her waist to an unnatural size.But she also became a fashion photography icon with her dramatic curves and facial piercings.
With the help of Bubbles Bodywear's curve enhancing shapewear and incredible corsetry work, this photo shoot is an artful array of extreme hourglass curves. Featuring supermodel Stella Tennant, this strikingly beautiful is a must-have volume of Vogue Italia for any fashionista, stylist or photographer.
Photographer: Steven Meisel
Stylist: Karl Templer
Stylist Assistant: Elin Svahn, Karen Kaiser, Matthew Tauger, Joshua
Courtney, Gro Curtis
Hair stylist: Hair by Guido for Redken
Make-Up Artist: Pat McGrath for Dolce & Gabbana The Make Up
Manicurist: Jin Soon Choi for Jin Soon Natural Hand & Foot Spa
Set Design: Set Design by Mary Howard
Production: Produced on location by PRODn / Art + Commerce
Location: Location Sandra L. Galuten