The novelty of Vogue Japan releasing stories with publication dates that are so far ahead in the future they would make even H.G. Wells rethink the entire premise of his 1895 novella will never diminish. The October 2015 (yes, October) issue of Vogue Japan serves up an eight-page story by Patrick Demarchelier featuring Grace Hartzel. Titled “Saying Grace,” this Giovanna Battaglia-styled story is less a prayer to the Almighty, than it is a chapter and verse recitation of all that is great and good in the world of monochromes and romantic embellishments for Fall 2015. Photographed with stunning mastery, this is a Patrick Demarchelier story through and through and all the more so with Grace Hartzel as its subject.

Credits include: Publication, Vogue Japan October 2015; Title, “Saying Grace”; Photography, Patrick Demarchelier; Styling, Giovanna Battaglia; Hair, Teddy Charles; Makeup, Gucci Westman; Manicure, Tatyana Molot; Casting, Piergiorgio Del Moro for DM Casting at Exposure NY.

Grace Hartzel | Vogue Japan October 2015 (Photography: Patrick Demarchelier)

Grace Hartzel | Vogue Japan October 2015 (Photography: Patrick Demarchelier)