The famous supermodel and ‘Victoria’s Secret Angel’ Stella Maxwell was photographed in Armenia for the cover of Vogue Russia’s October 2015 issue. Maxwell’s outfits and accessories were inspired by traditional Armenian Taraz (national costume). The American photographer with Armenian roots David Mushegain photographed Stella Maxwell with colorful backgrounds of Armenian cultural symbols like dried fruits and carpets, as evidenced by the photos posted of the model on Instagram. Both the photographer David Mushegain, who has never before visited Armenia, and his friend Stella Maxwell were amazed by the beauty of the country.
David Mushegain first announced the project on his Instagram:
Judging by the smilies and hearts Maxwell used to sign her Armenian photo-shoot pictures on the Instagram, we can safely assume that she was quite satisfied with them. Her fans too seemed very pleased and intrigued with her pictures.
According to reports on the way to the airport, Stella asked to stop the car so she could gather a bouquet of red poppies. In Armenia, the color red is a symbol of femininity.
Armenian photographer David Galstyan has also collaborated with David Mushegain for the photoshoot.
See bellow a collection of pictures from the photo-shoot published online.