1961 was a massive year. A junior senator from Massachusetts was inaugurated president of the United States, Bay of Pigs Invasion lost its bacon, and Ford Motor Company introduced the swing-away steering wheel in its Thunderbird. A steering column that moved nine inches to the right made for a roomier interior when getting in and out of the vehicle, which more than a century later no doubt came in handy for an editorial running in the September 2016 issue of Vogue Japan featuring Odette Pavlova photographed by Luigi & Iango and styled by Anna Dello Russo. Although the English title “Driving Miss Odette” makes for some awkward cultural resonances a couple generations after the Civil Rights era, it nevertheless puts the Russian beauty who is built for speed in an automobile that is just the same. To be clear, Odette needs no driver for this or any other story, because she always puts the pedal to the metal.

Credits include: Publication, Vogue Japan September 2016; Title, “Driving Miss Odette”; Photography, Luigi & Iango; Styling, Anna Dello Russo; Hair, Luigi Murenu; Makeup, Georgi Sandev at Streeters using NARS Cosmetics; Manicure, Elena Stepaniouk at Face to Face Agency; Casting, Piergiorgio Del Moro for DM Casting at Exposure NY; Production, Vinnie Liazza; Styling assistance, Carlotta Oddi, Chiara Totire, Virginia Cuscito, Carlotta Tabaroni, Ginevra Lavinia.

Odette Pavlova |Vogue Japan September 2016 (Photography: Luigi & Iango)

Odette Pavlova | Vogue Japan September 2016 (Photography: Luigi & Iango)