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28 March 2011

The Lovely Miss Elson

via styleite.com

It may be hard to believe but this cover caused quite the stir when it hit the newsstands back in the February of  1997. Styled by the ever perverse talent of American photographer Steven Meisel 
(of Madonna Sex book fame), Karen, then just eighteen, was 
persuaded  to shave off her eyebrows for the shoot, an act which subsequently earned her the lovely nickname "Le Freak". Ah, I will always be a fan of the eccentric stylings of Vogue Italia 
and of this most enchanting lady... 

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