Steven Meisel Snaps Shabby-Chic in 'Performance' for Vogue Italia (UPDATE)

By: Marissa Liu - Published:   Updated: Jul 21 2011 • References: & fashiongonerogue
Famed fashion photographer Steven Meisel shows off Karl Templer's homeless styling in the September 2009 issue of Vogue Italia. The editorial, called “Performance,” captures a bevy of disheveled looking male and female paupers clowning around for the camera.

The models featured in the shabby-chic photos are Anna Jagodzinska, Ash Stymest, Christian Brylle, Coco Rocha, Jamie Bochert, Max Rogers, Meghan Collison, Sasha Pivovarova, Sessile Lopez, Simon Nessman, Viktoriya Sosonkina, and Will Lewis.

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