August 15th, 2014
In Vogue

Model Moment


I stopped casting when celebrities replaced models on magazine covers, in ads, and major editorials. However, I’ve been considering casting again, and with this trio on Vogue’s September cover, a clear sign of the return of model-power, it may be the right time to do some projects. TBC.




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Cat-eye square-frame sunglasses


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  • I hope all other magazines follow suit!

    ameeAugust 15th, 2014  4:09 PM

  • I totally agree!

    ChristinaAugust 15th, 2014  5:12 PM

  • i saw that cover and my first thought was that finally it feels like there’s a new, cohesive generation of dynamic models we want to see. let’s hope it continues!

    catherineAugust 15th, 2014  5:36 PM

  • Here here!

    CatherineAugust 15th, 2014  6:14 PM

  • She just had kim kardashian on the cover. Did we forget already??,

    SheilaAugust 15th, 2014  6:52 PM

  • Preston, what was your opinion on the Kim K cover? Desperate attempt to draw readers in? My stomach turned… I too prefer models on covers.

    StellaAugust 15th, 2014  9:36 PM

  • The job of a model used to be to display the fashion–the clothes, the silhouette, hemlines, fit, etc. Since the focus turned to the women themselves and their great big personalities, lives, and opinions, the fashions became secondary to all of that. Seeing actual professional models on the cover of a fashion magazine is a welcome sign, but it will take more than that for me to spend money on Vogue again. They will need to eliminate the trash factor.

    PaulaAugust 16th, 2014  1:26 AM

  • You are so true, I usually prefer models on the cove of magazines than celebrities, especially when the latter don’t have any style at all most of the time. I would love to see your work in action (if you ever do cast again ! )

    CarolineAugust 16th, 2014  7:15 AM

  • Go for it, Preston!

    SheriAugust 16th, 2014  9:04 AM

  • go preston! please do! xx

    kendall conradAugust 16th, 2014  9:10 AM

  • I had been a subscriber of Vogue since the 80s and over the last few years
    I’ve been really disappointed with the content. But when Kim Kardashian made the cover, I finally pulled the plug on my subscription and I haven’t looked back. I hope things are starting to change.

    DianaAugust 16th, 2014  9:12 AM

  • I was happy to see the baby steps Vogue is taking with this cover…yes it is models, but they are larger than life mogul-models with a “celebrity” presence nonetheless. I agree with Paula regarding the focus on fashion and prefer modern models like Freja, Arizona or Malgosia (and others) whom you recognize but still inhabit the clothing.
    I have no doubt whatsoever Preston, that if you go back to casting your choices will be inspiring!

    SueMAugust 16th, 2014  9:41 AM

  • ah happy days!

    disneyrollergirlAugust 16th, 2014  10:07 AM

  • Go for it, I’m sure you’re extremely talented at it.

    kathy leedsAugust 16th, 2014  10:22 AM

  • I vote yes!

    MargoAugust 16th, 2014  10:42 AM

  • I was thinking about this issue a few hours ago, I swear! It was after looking at google images of various models ie Natalia Vodianova in particular, in street shots. I am a long time Allure subscriber and feel I’m riding out the wave of cover shots of celebrities, most of whom I have no idea who they are and couldn’t care less about. I think the magazine gets more mileage out of these cover shots than if the cover were a model, as they get the cover, a page just on the inside about the shoot as a sort of preview & then an interview on several more pages deeper into the magazine. It annoys me that the magazine never uses models even ‘celebrity’ ones, only celebrities. As an Australian follower of fashion much more than other media, I recognise the fashion models more than these mostly US based celebrities. I can’t wait til a return to cover models and have been considering cancelling my subscription as it seems there may be no end to this wave. You’ve given me hope it may have broken though Preston!

    JustineAugust 16th, 2014  11:22 AM

  • Yay for Paula’s comments. After being a subscriber for close to 50 years, I lost it with Kim K. Dear Preston, go for it and I sure hope you can affect a change. PS. Nice to see models on cover of September Vogue, but I’m not crazy about the cover…a little too busy and not about the clothes!

    Lynn@maturityanditsmuse.orgAugust 16th, 2014  1:13 PM

  • Go for it, Preston!

    Mme DirectriceAugust 16th, 2014  2:33 PM

  • I second that. Go for it, Preston!! So very nice to see models where they belong — On the cover of Vogue


    Kristin BungartAugust 16th, 2014  2:46 PM

  • When I was in high school I lived in northern California…this was the 80’s and I took every Vogue and Elle cover that “spoke” to me and wallpapered the wall of my room that were huge sliding closet doors…it looked pretty amazing. As the years go by I remember those doors and over the last 10 years or so would think that none of the covers would have made the cut….so when I saw this cover it brought back that memory and I had to chuckle…I think this one would have made it up there. Your posts always add something good to my day. thank you…

    Amy RichardsonAugust 16th, 2014  4:26 PM

  • I like to read your blog,rather than any vogue!don`go to casting,i will miss your content so much

    MargaretAugust 16th, 2014  4:42 PM

  • I’ll keep doing KiC!

    PrestonAugust 16th, 2014  5:26 PM

  • I can cancelled my subscription to Vogue after the Kim K cover, too. Enough was enough. I’ve found solace in new magazines like Porter which feel like a giant breath of fresh air compared to V.

    Babs KAugust 17th, 2014  8:58 AM

  • Wholeheartedly agree. Fashion magazines like Vigue, HarpersBazaar, etc should be about fashion not celebrity. So tired of seeing Kardashians and Beyoncé and the like. Hope you get back in the mix and bring some much needed chic to the pages!

    MelanieAugust 17th, 2014  12:13 PM

  • It’s no wonder that one of the most popular Vogue cover featured a model, Michaela Bercu. I am tired of the Vogue covers with the actress of the moment. I would love to see older models like Lauren Hutton, Patti Hanson, or Rosie Vela back on the covers.

    JillAugust 17th, 2014  12:48 PM

  • This cover reminds of of Vogue covers from the past. Happy to see it!

    bisbeeAugust 17th, 2014  6:15 PM

  • This has to be one of my least favorite vogue covers. These girls all, weirdly, look the same and so do the clothes they are wearing. Not an ounce of personality in the three pages! On the other hand, I have loved previous covers with models. Loved the one where they were all wearing a white shirt from the gap. Can’t put my finger on it, but this cover is disappointing to me.

    Paula BAugust 23rd, 2014  10:28 PM

  • Sadly, I cast the Vogue cover where they are all wearing white shirts from The GAP…

    PrestonAugust 24th, 2014  5:13 AM


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