Since I read my favorite photo blogs on a daily basis (I sometimes refresh the sites obsessively several times a day just so I don’t miss a post), I have grown to love the fashion editors and models that are often the subject of their posts. This time last year, I was being immersed into the fashion world in a way that i had never imagined with the coolest people alive. My fellow intern, little Korean love John Sohn, was the first to utter the words The Sartorialist in my presence.
If it weren’t for him, I would have never discovered the best thing that ever happened to me, Scott Schuman’s photo blog. And if it weren’t for Scott Schuman, Giovanna Battaglia would have just been another magazine editor at fashion week to the masses.
But apart from his introduction of Giovanna to the masses, she is a truly amazing woman whose hard work had been recognized long before he began photographing her. She began her journey at age 16 as a model and in house muse to Dolce and Gabbana. Years later she is still an active member of the fashion community as senior editor at Vogue Pelle and Vogue Gioello, under Franca Sozzani of course. With invites to the chicest fashion shows and events. Most recently she attended the AmfAR Cinema Against Aids Gala in Cannes, where she blew everyone away with a barely there vintage Stephen Sprouse dress.
Giovanna has been working her way up in the ranks as fashion royalty, which is fitting since she dates fashion’s prince, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, son of Carine Roitfeld, former editor of French Vogue. I suppose they like to keep it all in the family, the Condé Nast family, that is.
P.S. Big ups to Garance Doré, Rosella Degori, and for the eye candy.