Manon Leloup features in the April issue of W, which editor in chief Stefano Tonchi describes at the "New Guard Issue." In keeping with this theme, a Polaroid of Manon identifies the native of Lille, France in the opening pages of the issue as a member of this new guard. Later in the issue Manon stands at the center of the page (pictured above), bringing to life a brilliant look by another of fashion's risising stars, Joseph Altuzarra, seated in the same portrait by Emma Summerton.
Pictured in a drawing room of the Consulate General of France in New York, Joseph Altuzarra explains to W’s Karin Nelson, “I’m always fetishizing the French woman and French taste and style,” he says. “My assistant will make fun of me because every time we’re picking the direction of a collection, I say the same thing: ‘I want it to be really French.’ ” Did somebody say Manon Leloup?
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Credits include: Publication, W April 2013; Title, “The New Guard”; Photography, Emma Summerton; Styling, Sarah Richardson; Hair, Yannick D'Is for Management Artists; Makeup, Mathias van Hooff at MFA; Digital, Matthew Thompson; Photography assistance, Lindsay Watson, Zenith Richards, Yoshi; Location, Location courtesy of the Consulate General of France in New York.