Open the current issue of Vogue Australia, page past the adverts, slow down briefly, savor Abbey Lee’s cover story, resume thumbing pages and there it is, a second editorial with Abbey Lee photographed by Christine Centenera. The gilded ballroom story appropriately enough titled “Ballroom blitz” glows warmly on the page thanks in part to creative direction by Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, who most recently collaborated on The Great Gatsby (2013). That this is likely a far cry from Abbey Lee’s feature in the forthcoming Mad Max: Fury Road is further testament to Abbey Lee’s dynamic range. Blitz in any case, Abbey Lee’s presence on the page is that of power and grace.
Credits include: Publication, Vogue Australia April 2014; Title, “Ballroom blitz”; Photography, Christine Centenera; Creative direction, Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin; Styling, Will Davidson; Hair, Alan White; Makeup, Linda Jeffrey; Grooming, Wendy De Waal; Manicure, Fiona Hay.