Vogue Australia breaks ground after 53-years and turns the spot light on equestrian beauty by placing Black Caviar, the beloved horse racing sensation, on the December 2012 cover. In addition, several other sensational Australian ladies are highlighted in the December issue arriving on newsstands November 2nd, including: mining heiress Bianca Rinehart, Black Caviar’s owners, and international model, Julia Nobis who shares the historic cover.
Black Caviar (known at home as “Nelly”) was photographed by Australian photographer Benny Horne in the foothills of the Dandenongs, alongside the thoroughbred of Australian modeling, Julia Nobis. For Paris fashion week 2012, Julia appeared in 23 catwalk shows, just one more than the 22 races Black Caviar has won. On the cover Julia wears a priceless Alexander McQueen gown that introduces the 8-page feature.
Vogue on Black Caviar:
Vogue editor-in-chief Edwina McCann says: “Black Caviar certainly knows when the lens is focused on her, and it’s terrific to celebrate her beauty, rather than just her speed.”
Timing & Derby Day:
Vogue has had to bring the on-sale date forward because the leaks just couldn’t be contained any more. Vogue will now go on sale this coming Friday, November 2, on the eve of Derby Day.
Inside, Vogue features the women of Black Caviar’s syndicate in designer gear.
Jill Taylor, one syndicate member, says of the fateful day at Black Caviar raced at Ascot: “To me Black Caviar was unbeatable; losing at Ascot was unthinkable. That’s not arrogance. She wins.” Ascot was a closer race than expected but, says Jill, “she’s a champion and champions find a way to win”. Jill adds: “She’s ours on paper but she’s Australia’s horse.”
Jannene Madden, another syndicate member, says: “Nelly knows we love her, how could she not? She gets it. She’s given us a fabulous ride.”
A stunning Bianca Rinehart posed in a modern Gucci version of the 1970s white safari jacket worn by her grandfather Lang Hancock.
In Vogue’s new December issue she is pictured in the spot where Mr Hancock’s 1952 iron ore discovery made the family fortune.
The fashion shoot comes after months of turmoil battling her mother, Australia’s richest woman Gina Rinehart, along with two of her three siblings over access to the billions now held in a trust fund.
“The Pilbara is a second home to me,” Bianca said. “It is the place on earth that I have the strongest connection to.”
For more details on the fashion, interviews, and more, be sure to visit Vogue Australia. Or pick up the new issue available to subscribers later this week and on newsstands November 2 , 2012.