April 12, 2012 2:14 pm

The other week this page previewed the Vogue Italia aprile 2012 cover story by Steven Meisel that featured Thairine García (Ford) and Ethan James (Ford Men). Today, however we dig a little deeper into the “Night of Nights” pictorial. What is found behind the ceremony and display of this end-of-year formal dance is no small amount of intrigue and splendor not to mention a dash of Harry Goodwins (Ford Men) thrown in for good measure. Not since Andrew McCarthy asked Molly Ringwald to the prom in Pretty in Pink has its dramatic interpretation been laced with such heady expectation as it is with Steven Meisel behind the lens. Eschewing the mask, the story’s predominant accessory, Harry Goodwins is all smiles (Slide 2) wearing a jacket and trousers by Lanvin, shirt by Louis Vuitton, and shoes Raf Simons. On the next page (Slide 3), a bemasked Ethan James is seen tucked away in a side room enjoying a quiet moment with his date wearing a suit and tank top by Lanvin and Calvin Klein Collection shoes. A decadently reclined Thairine makes a late entrance (Slide 5) wearing a printed silk top, two-tone denim and faille pants and shoes, all Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière. Hair and makeup by Guido Palau and Pat McGrath respectively make this night of nights a picture perfect affair.

Credits include: Publication, Vogue Italia N°740 aprile 2012; Title, “Night of Nights”; Photography, Steven Meisel; Fashion, Panos Yiapanis; Hair, Guido Palau for Redken; Makeup, Pat McGrath for Dolce & Gabbana The Make Up; Manicure, Jin Soon Choi for Jin Soon Natural Hand & Foot Spa; Set design, Mary Howard; Image source, Vogue.it.