The Vogue Japan 'Kiss of the Matador' editorial has a deliberately Spanish theme. Clearly inspired by the bullfighting sport, the fashion itself is full of torero cliches. Aside from feminizing the traje de luces (suit of lights), which is the name of the costume matadors wear in the ring, the clothing choices are almost faithful representation of the sport's outfits. Nevertheless, the traditional looks are broken up by some stunning floor-length gowns.
The Vogue Japan Kiss of the Matador editorial was shot by photographer Giampaolo Sgura. Starring a sun-kissed Bianca Balti, the photo shoot is sexy and steamy with an air of adventure. Balti was styled by Dello Russo; she is clad in rich, ornate ensembles that complement her golden skin tone beautifully.