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BECKS APPEAL: Vogue Paris has chosen Victoria Beckham as guest editor-in-chief of its Christmas edition, which hits newsstands Monday.
The designer and her photogenic husband, David, appear in sultry shots on two versions of the magazine’s cover, lensed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. David Sims shot Beckham for another feature, while Terry Richardson has lensed a fashion story featuring a model styled to resemble her.
The issue’s contents, all curated by the former pop star, include an interview with Beckham by Marie Darrieussecq, along with profiles of Valentino Garavani, Anish Kapoor (one of Beckham’s favorite artists) and Diana Ross.
Emmanuelle Alt, editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, said: “We handed over the running of this issue to a woman who, throughout our working together, has proved to be the exact opposite of her public image. She is spontaneous, with a great sense of humor, humble yet at the same time driven by a healthy ambition.”
“Working with Emmanuelle Alt and her team was both exciting and inspiring and I am so proud of what we have created,” said Beckham. Guest editors are an annual tradition for French Vogue, which has tapped the likes of Tom Ford, Kate Moss, Sofia Coppola and the Dalai Lama in the past.
The Christmas edition of Vogue Paris also marks the launch of the title’s interactive digital edition enhanced for the iPad. The digital edition will feature audio, visual and additional photo content, and will allow readers to share selected photos on social networks, and also link to the Vogue.fr Web site.