Victoria and David Beckham cover Vogue Paris
Styled as Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, the fashion designer guest edits the special issue
It has been announced that not only will David and Victoria Beckham star on the cover of Vogue Paris for the magazine's special festive issue, Victoria is acting as guest editor-in-chief, too. The title will be releasing two versions of the cover as special collector's editions, set to transport readers into the world of the fashion designer.
"We handed over the running of this issue to a woman who, throughout our working together, has proved to be the exact opposite of her public image. She is spontaneous with a great sense of humour, humble yet at the same time driven by a healthy ambition. She is a perfectionist, like everyone who is passionate about their work", explains Emmanuelle Alt, editor-in-chief of French Vogue.
"Being asked to be the guest editor of the Christmas issue of Vogue Paris this year was an incredible honour. Working with Emmanuelle Alt and her team was both exciting and inspiring and I am so proud of what we have created", says Victoria Beckham.
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton starred together in the film Cleopatra in 1962, in what was the start of a legendary relationship
Both images, shot by photographer duo Inez & Vinoodh, are contemporary interpretations of classic pictures from the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton archives. The move draws upon parallels between the infamous couple – who actually coined the term 'paparazzi' at the height of public interest in their relationship during the 1960s – to David and Victoria's equally scrutinized, and dare we say it, far more media-savvy marriage.
Alt speaks of "a private love story, immortalised", when describing the cover story – a glimpse into the 'real lives' of the famous family in its entirety – children included. The intimate shots and interview are interspersed with drawings signed by Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and even two-year-old Harper.
Vogue Paris is on newsstands on December 2, plus iPad, iPhone and Android and Kindle tablets.