April flowers beckon May showers…erm, wait. The May 2016 issue of Vogue Italia turns this nursery rhyme on its head in a story photographed by Paolo Roversi featuring Odette Pavlova (pictured), Julie Hoomans, Amalie Moosgaard, and Cecilie Moosgaard. Titled “In the Mood for Lightness,” this Jacob K-styled story opens the floodgates on evening looks for spring that positively sing in the rain. Odette opens the story wearing a sequined gown and a sufficiently reflective expression that suggests lightness only in the most optimistic senses of the word. Still, dreary as showers, precipitation, and water falling from the sky can be after ten days or more, in the hands of Paolo Roversi, it is pure mastery.

Credits include: Publication, Vogue Italia N°789 May 2016; Title, “In the Mood for Lightness”; Photography, Paolo Roversi; Styling, Jacob K; Hair, Luke Hersheson at Art + Commerce; Makeup, Tom Pecheux; Manicure, Typhaine Kersual and Hiro Takabayashi at Jed Root; Set design, Jean-Hughes de Chatillon; On-set production, Miren Lasa at PRODn Paris.

Odette Pavlova | Vogue Italia May 2016 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)

Odette Pavlova | Vogue Italia May 2016 (Photography: Paolo Roversi)