For its 10th anniversary issue, Vogue India has tapped 21-year-old model Kendall Jenner to grace the cover. The special installment was guest edited by fashion photographer Mario Testino, as the Jenner cover shoot was then conducted in Samode Palace, outside of Jaipur.
In addition to Kendall, the May issue places a focus on Bollywood royalty, Katrina Kaif and Sushant Singh Rajput, showing the duo in a new and natural light.
“Mario Testino is to fashion what Milan is to fashion weeks – simply indispensable. As the editor of a fashion magazine, I’ve always admired Mario’s repertoire. So to work with him, and share his creative vision was nothing short of spectacular,” said Vogue India editor Priya Tanna. “Seeing India through his lens offers a fresh perspective of the familiar. With over 100 pages of pure art, this collaboration has been so incredible that the May issue of Vogue India is undoubtedly a collector’s special.”
“Different elements of India have influenced my world – and in turn this issue. It’s the people, the art, the colors, the elephants and everything in between,” says Testino. “I wanted to bring my world truly to this amazing nation, by shooting the issue in India. I wanted it to stay true to the Indian spirit.”
In commemoration of the issue, as well as to support the Girl Rising charity, Testino is releasing a limited edition print of one of the Kendall Jenner images shot in India, which will be on sale at Mira Mira.
Vogue India’s May issue is on newsstands as of today.