In the Middle Ages, she-wolves were called women who were knocked out of their intended role as a quiet homemaker, a submissive wife and mother; they were branded those who showed self-will and strength, wished to independently rule their own destiny. Queen Maud and Elizabeth Woodville both bore this unflattering nickname. But in the hands of Lara Stone (LarStone) it is rather a standard, a proud banner of a new century and a new sensuality. The woman in her performance for September Vogue UK is the personification of nature itself. It is at the same time a dryad - part of the forest, the leader of a wolf pack - something instinctively animal, and inanimate nature, the earth itself.
Photographer Mario Sorrenti and Kate Moss, who acted as fashion editor of the shooting, dissolve the body of the model in tree bark, then hide it among greenery and stones, then force it to get lost among animal skins, or as if deliberately placed in the atmosphere hunting chalet, where the wolves accompanying the entire photo session look more like domestic dogs than frightening forest creatures that inspired generations of medieval peasants with genuine horror. At least in the eyes of Lara Stone (LarStone), the danger, the readiness to rush and attack, comes through much more clearly, she makes it clear who exactly is the predator in the circumstances, who is the leader, who will follow the flock.