If you require a bit of preparation before venturing into the premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey this weekend — and with the type of content in the film, who doesn't? — Vogue Paris has you covered. Kate Moss covers Vogue Paris' March 2015 issue in a decidedly daring look. With alternative covers of Daria Werbowy and Lara Stone, the racy result is nothing short of provocative. Fashion Gone Rogue notes that the crossed-leg position all three models assume is reminiscent of Sharon Stone's infamous Basic Instinct scene, but their garments and styling take the reference to an entirely new stratosphere.
Clad in a black leather trench coat with crimson stitching by Prada, black stay-up stockings, and black pointy-toe heels, Moss, Werbowy, and Stone issue a direct scrutiny of the camera lens that would have even Christian Grey squirming in his seat. A nude lip and luminous makeup shift attention to the attire, while tousled locks suggest deviant behavior.
Whether the cover styling is meant to be a detox from the sheer romanticism of Valentine's Day or signifies a shift in fashion towards BDSM styling remains to be seen, but the Mert & Marcus-photographed cover is much like a sartorial slap in the face, so to speak. Perhaps owning up to one's sexuality is in vogue, but whatever the reasoning behind each cover, you can bet the reactions will be fiercely divided.