For much of the world haute couture is as unattainable as the vehicles used in Formula One. Built for speed, these painstakingly assembled articles be they engines or evening gowns are at the zenith of their respective fields, which truth be told might as well be other worlds entirely so far removed they are from the drudgery of daily life. Who else, then to people this distant world let alone render it for us mere mortals? Enter Anna Cleveland and Lineisy Montero, the pair of whom amongst others Paolo Roversi photographed for the couture supplement published along with the September 2015 issue of Vogue Italia. As ever, Roversi’s inimitable use of light calls to mind oil painting, the likes of which hang on gallery walls behind velvet ropes and are visited by endless throngs of touring groups from China, Japan, and South Korea. Anna and Lineisy as ever are equal to the billing and together send this feature into overdrive.

Credits include: Publication, Vogue Italia N°781 Couture Supplement September 2015; Photography, Paolo Roversi; Styling, Jacob K; Hair, Shon; Makeup, Petros Petrohilos; Manicure, Typhaine Kersual.

Anna Cleveland | Vogue Italia N°781 Couture Supplement September 2015 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Anna Cleveland | Vogue Italia N°781 Couture Supplement September 2015 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)