They call this one ‘The Exhibitionist Issue,’ which explains the no clothing thing. But then what was the excuse behind this issue? i-D Magazine is no stranger to pushing boundaries when it comes to it’s covers, and after two consecutive issues featuring nude models, I think we get it. Despite the recent ubiquity of nudity in fashion editorials, and even though i-D has been there, done that, there’s something refreshing, fun, and definitely eye catching about their latest cover featuring model besties, Karlie Kloss and Jourdan Dunn.
In the shots where they are clothed, the ladies wear looks from Louis Vuitton and Prada, and even when they’re wearing little more than a smile, the photos are equally as striking. In i-D’s Spring 2011 issue, Jourdan and Karlie do what they do best— look impossibly beautiful— but it’s in the accompanying interview to the editorial pictures, where British born Jourdan, and American born Karlie really shine.
In an industry notorious for backstabbing, often requiring models to have a ‘do whatever it takes to succeed’ attitude, the duo affectionately known together as Jourlie, have managed to do the near impossible…forge a true and honest friendship.
When asked what’s best thing about being friends, Jourdan readily replied, “We’re more than friends, we’re family. Karlie’s the sister I never had. It’s hard finding someone you can be yourself around and trust with your life and Karlie’s that person.” And Karlie basically echoed those sentiments, “I have found my best friend, sister and soul mate by the age of eighteen. I don’t know anyone else in the world so lucky.”
Two beautiful girls who have a beautiful friendship, effortlessly pose for a beautiful editorial layout. Love these two, and can’t wait to see more of them together. Be sure to pick up your Jourlie issue of i-D Magazine which is currently on newsstands, or get it directly from i-D.