Kendall Jenner graces the cover of Vogue India’s 10th anniversary edition photographed by none other than the legendary Mario Testino who is also the guest editor of the edition.
At Samode Palace in Jaipur, India, Jenner is photographed wearing next season’s collections alongside Indian actors Katrina Kaif and Sushant Singh Rajput in the editorial that is themed around Bollywood royalty, per the publication’s editors.
“Mario Testino is to fashion what Milan is to fashion weeks — simply indispensable,” said Priya Tanna, the editor of Vogue India, in a press release. “As the editor of a fashion magazine, I’ve always admired Mario’s repertoire. So to work with him, and share his creative vision was nothing short of spectacular. Seeing India through his lens offers a fresh perspective of the familiar.”
The issue features six fashion editorials modelled by a mix of local talent alongside a global casting of models. For those who have never been to India, for example, you can vicariously check out Jaipur street celebrations; a palatial wedding also serves as a backdrop for another editorial.
“Different elements of India have influenced my world — and in turn this issue,” Testino said in the release. “It’s the people, the art, the colors, the elephants, and everything in between. I wanted to bring my world truly to this amazing nation, by shooting the issue in India. I wanted it to stay true to the Indian spirit.”
Testino is releasing a limited-edition print of one of his favourite shots from the issue, and proceeds from the print’s sales will be donated to the Girls Risingcharity, which uses storytelling to support the education of young girls and women in India. The 500 prints will be sold on Mira Mira for approximately $465, with free international shipping for its first week.
Jenner’s latest Vogue cover marks Testino’s 12th guest-edited issue of the magazine, following editorials in Vogue‘s Germany, Brasil, China, Japan, Australia, Italia, and Netherlands editions. The collaboration between Testino and the magazines’ editors is to translate his truly one-of-a-kind vision into work that captures the overall feeling of each country.
Vogue India‘s latest issue goes on sale tomorrow, so be on the lookout for you-know-who on a newsstand near you.