The Vogue Italia April 2012 'Prom Night' photoshoot captures a dark and alternative graduation ceremony. A long list of female models, inclusive of Chrystal Copland, Laura McCone and Samantha Ypma, are paired up here with male dates, only their expression of courtship is not one that is usually seen at high school events. The couples are found intermingled on couches, love seats and formal dinner tables, displaying the very youthful behavior that most parents lament.
The Prom Night editorial was orchestrated by photographer Steven Meisel. The blurry and ethereal quality observed in the images are the products of Meisels talent, an indisputable icon in his field. The contrast of bow ties, suits and oxford shirts with Mohawks and bizarre facial masks is a product of stylist Panos Yiapanis' vision, showcasing an adult-level version of the teenage ball.