The Vogue Russia January 2012 issue includes a stunning editorial featuring models Crystal Renn and Alana Zimmer, who become fashionable circus performers for the spectacular shoot.

In this surreal series, photographed by Arthur Elgort, for Vogue Russia January 2012, the duo radiate in styles by the likes of Chanel and Valentino on a set that is fun and theatrical. In the shoot, Renn and Zimmer try their hand at juggling and pose with clowns and acrobats (Renn even does the splits atop a couple of trapeze artists). In one capture, Renn poses with the "maestro" of the circus while wearing a gorgeous scarlet gown; in another, she wears a beautiful yellow frock and netted crown as she is hoisted up like Cleopatra. Zimmer's roles, on the other hand, are more fun and whimsical -- she plays tug-of-war with some clowns in one shot and poses as an inmate in striped pajamas in another.