As gifts go during the month of December, the generosity shown by Vogue Italia for its December 2015 is unlikely to be matched by any other publication. The kindness shown of course is down to the fact that the entire issue, entire issue, is photographed by Tim Walker. The issue is positively staggering in its scope, which encompasses no fewer than five distinctive covers, one of which includes none other than Anna Cleveland. Astute readers will note this is the second Italian Vogue cover of Anna’s in 2015, her first being the July 2015 issue photographed by Steven Meisel. This cover and its corresponding cover story titled “Rebel Riders,” styled by Jacob K, is a sort of acid take on a world once the sole aegis of author and illustrator Edward Gorey. Lithe women of arresting beauty inhabiting a world in which malevolence lurks just beneath the surface, this much anyway seems plausible in this sprawling cover story. Anna rises to the occasion and puts in a performance on the page that is truly gifted.

Credits include: Publication, Vogue Italia N°784 December 2015; Title, “Rebel Riders”; Photography, Tim Walker; Styling, Jacob K; Hair, Julien D’Ys; Makeup, Val Garland; Manicure, Anatole Rainey.

Anna Cleveland | Vogue Italia December 2015 (Photography: Tim Walker)

Anna Cleveland | Vogue Italia December 2015 (Photography: Tim Walker)