Irina Shayk, Gigi and Bella Hadid, and 17 more of the fashion world’s most iconic faces and bodies grace the pages of a provocative new model portfolio wearing athletic bodysuits and hosiery exclusively from Kanye West’s Yeezy Season Two collection.
The 48-page special edition, titled CR Girls 2016, is the brainchild of CR Fashion Book editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld, who hand-picked the models to appear in the fashionable folio, which is aimed at showcasing the most popular faces in fashion.
Other models chosen to appear in the glossy are Joan Smalls, Lily Donaldson, Nina Agdal, up-and-comer Amina Blue and Carine’s daughter, Julia Restoin Roitfeld.
Girls of the moment: Twenty It models, including Irina Shayk (pictured here), star in a new model portfolio produced by magazine CR Fashion Book
Kanye West-approved: Gigi Hadid, pictured, and her fellow models are all dressed in items from the rapper’s Yeezy Season Two collection
Playing favorites: CR Fashion Book editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld hand-picked every model, including Bella Hadid (left) and Nina Agdal (right), who appears in the special edition
Each of the models chosen to appear in the shoot is given their own page in the publication, with all of the stunning subjects posing in a skimpy ensemble selected for them from rapper Kanye’s much-talked-about collection, which he debuted at New York Fashion Week in September.
Irina, who appears on the cover of the publication, can be seen sprawled on the ground on her front, with one arm covering her naked chest, while she uses the other to prop her top half up towards the camera.
Covering her long limbs are a pair of nude Yeezy leggings, while the seductive look is finished off with a pair of strappy high heels.
All of the other women starring in the pages of the magazine sport similar ensembles, however it appears that Irina, 30, is the only model to have gone topless for the shoot.
Inspiration: When conceptualizing the shoot, the editrix looked to the ‘military mood of Kanye’s show’
Mommy and me: The portfolio also features Carine’s daughter, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, 35
New girl: Rising model Amina Blue, seen here, also walked in Kanye West’s Yeezy Season Two show
Gigi, 20, and her sister Bella, 19, both sport crop tops in their images, while Nina Agdal can be seen wearing a form-fitting leotard as she kneels down with her derriere pushed out behind her.
Fittingly, the book was photographed by Sante D’Orazio, who is renowned for his iconic work during the supermodel era of the 1990s.
‘I am very loyal to models I like, from Julia my daughter and love forever, to my new girl Amina Blue,’ said Carine of the portfolio.
When conceptualizing the shoot, she looked to the work she did with photographer Steven Meisel for the 2015 Pirelli Calendar, where she proved that a scantily-clad model can be sexier than a fully nude model.
Lucky man! Irina, 30, is currently dating Hollywood heartthrob Bradley Cooper. The pair are pictured together in New York in November
Kanye’s biggest fans: Gigi and Bella attended Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 3 show on Thursday afternoon in New York City
And so, for CR Girls 2016, she styled the girls in bits of clothing like fishnet tights and sports bras and sky-high Gianvito Rossi heels.
Every article of clothing (save for the shoes) seen on the pages is pulled from Kanye West’s Season Two collection, which he showed during New York Fashion Week last September.
The portfolio, Carine said, ‘reflects the mood of Kanye’s show. His show inspired me with the form of the girls too. They all looked tough, but sexy.’
The full collection of supermodel-studded images hits newsstands on February 26.