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Joan Smalls & Raquel Zimmermann “Fall in Love” in Rome for Vogue March 2013

Joan Smalls & Raquel Zimmermann Vogue March 2013

Joan Smalls & Raquel Zimmermann in ‘To Rome With Love’ for Vogue Magazine March 2013

Models Joan Smalls and Raquel Zimmermann take a romantic art tour of Italy for an androgynous editorial spread in Vogue March 2013 entitled, To Rome with Love, where the two passionately embrace, kiss, and flirt throughout the city.

Photographed by the remarkable Mario Testino, the Puerto Rican and Brazilian beauties are styled as a polished lesbian couple wearing male-inspired pant suits and feminine ensembles from Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane, Dolce & Gabbana and more chosen by Tonne Goodman.

Hair stylist Christiaan gives Joan a straight, slicked down look to top her masculine duds, while Raquel dons an untamed afro. Both are wearing Estée Lauder ‘Pure Color’ Lipstick — nude on Joan and deep plum on Raquel picked by makeup artist Tom Pecheux.

Vogue March 2013 - Joan Smalls in Mulberry Jacquard jacket, silk shirt, and trousers, Patricia Underwood fedora, Balenciaga boots; Raquel Zimmermann in Oscar de la Renta Guipure jacket and dress, Miu Miu heels

Vogue March 2013 – Joan Smalls in Mulberry jacquard jacket, silk shirt, and trousers, Patricia Underwood fedora, Balenciaga ankle boots; Raquel Zimmermann in Oscar de la Renta guipure jacket and dress, Miu Miu heels at the Centrale Montemartini train station

Joan Smalls & Raquel Zimmermann Vogue March 2013

Vogue March 2013 – Joan Smalls in Ralph Lauren Collection jacket, shirt, and tuxedo pants; Raquel Zimmermann in Marni jacket and skirt at the Stadio dei Marmi

Joan Smalls & Raquel Zimmermann Vogue March 2013

Vogue March 2013 – Joan Smalls in white Calvin Klein Collection jacket and cuffed pants; Raquel Zimmermann in white Miu Miu jacket and skirt

Joan Smalls & Raquel Zimmermann Vogue March 2013

Vogue March 2013 – Raquel Zimmermann in fringed Donna Karen New York jacket and skirt, Ashley Pittman Collection bangles; Joan Smalls in cream Versace blazer and pants

Joan Smalls & Raquel Zimmermann Vogue March 2013

Vogue March 2013 – Joan Smalls in pinstripe Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane jacket, pants, and broad-brimmed hat, Charvet shirt; Raquel Zimmermann in Dolce & Gabbana cropped jacket and skirt

Joan Smalls & Raquel Zimmermann Vogue March 2013

Vogue March 2013 – Joan Smalls in pinstripe Giorgio Armani jacket, vest, and trousers, DKNY shirt; Raquel Zimmermann in checkered Louis Vuitton jacket and skirt

Joan Smalls & Raquel Zimmermann Vogue March 2013

Joan Smalls & Raquel Zimmermann Vogue March 2013

Joan Smalls & Raquel Zimmermann Vogue March 2013

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