Karl Lagerfeld Shoots Gabourey Sidibe in Red Leather

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Dakota Fanning and Gabourey Sidibe. Photo: Karl Lagerfeld

For the September issue of Harper's Bazaar, global fashion director Carine Roitfeld enlisted her old comrade-in-arms Karl Lagerfeld to shoot a cast including Scarlett Johansson, Dakota Fanning, Lily Collins, Carmen Dell’Orefice, Zoe Kravitz, Liberty Ross, and Gabourey Sidibe. Titled "Singular Beauties: An Homage to the Diversity of Women," the portfolio — Roitfeld's third for the publication — is a great example of how non-sample-size women can model truly fabulous new clothes. (All you magazines that say you can't find clothes for bigger models — you're officially out of excuses.) 

Carmen Dell'Orifice and Scarlett Johansson.

See how much more interesting and dramatic these pictures are than, say, your average teen model leaping around with her slender legs akimbo? What's more, here's a behind-the-scenes video with Lagerfeld smiling at a small child! What a great way to start the season.