“Nothing is left to chance. Phyllis [Posnick] is very, very firm and determined…and she gets these extraordinary results,” explains Hamish Bowles in the HBO documentary In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye (2012). The same approach Bowles describes is on view in the June 2016 issue of Vogue in a feature with Grace Hartzel by photographer Patrick Demarchelier and the magazine’s executive fashion editor, Phyllis Posnick. The results as predicted are nothing short of extraordinary. The feature written by Maya Singer delves into the history of bronzing stretching all the way back to Coco Chanel’s storied 1923 summer return from the Riviera. To that end, Grace is bronzed by makeup artist Dick Page to resemble a golden-bronze statue, think Lady Liberty minus oxidation. All told, Phyllis gets her shot, which Grace duly obliges.

Credits include: Publication, Vogue June 2016; Title, “Stay Golden”; Photography, Patrick Demarchelier; Styling, Phyllis Posnick; Hair, Julien D’Ys; Makeup, Dick Page.

Grace Hartzel | Vogue June 2016 (Photography: Patrick Demarchelier)

Grace Hartzel | Vogue June 2016 (Photography: Patrick Demarchelier)

“Stay Golden” | Vogue June 2016 (Photography: Patrick Demarchelier)

“Stay Golden” | Vogue June 2016 (Photography: Patrick Demarchelier)