Steven Meisel - Photographs London Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Vogue Italia, December 1989, cover

  • Catalogue Essay

    This famous photograph by Steven Meisel of Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington, taken for the cover of Vogue Italia in 1989, is the only Vogue cover, across all editions, to feature only these three women – popularly referred to as ‘The Trinity’. The present photograph appeared as the magazine’s final cover of the 1980s, ushering in the 1990s era of the ‘supermodel’. Having shot every cover of Vogue Italia for 27 years beginning in 1988, Meisel is one of fashion's preeminent image-makers – prolific and innovative – visualizing the trends of every season. Along with his ability to cast the faces and characters that came to represent the look of the day, Meisel has a prodigious talent for scripting story lines that reflect culture.

Ultimate Vogue


Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington, New York City

Archival pigment print, flush-mounted, printed 2016.
Image/Sheet: 189.2 x 147.3 cm (74 1/2 x 58 in.)
Frame: 195.2 x 153.3 cm (76 7/8 x 60 3/8 in.)

Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 1/1 on an artist label and a Certificate of Authenticity, both accompanying the work.

This work is number 1 from the edition of 1 and is unique in this size.

£35,000 - 45,000 

Sold for £43,750

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London Auction 19 May 2016