Upon iconic “Vogue” magazine’s 120th anniversary coming up in 2012, legendary editor in chief, Anna Wintour, has recently talked in an interview to CBS news about stand out covers, including the one of her very first issue, which featured none other than Israeli supermodel Michaela Bercu, back in 1988. Wintour says the surprisingly casual image of a joyous Bercu was something new and different she wanted to try, in what appeared as seemingly not very glamorous and quite plain for the “fashion bible”.
The cover, showing Bercu sporting a Christian Lacroix gem-studded-cross top and a pair of jeans, was shot by renowned German photographer Peter Lindbergh, went down as a classic and a personal favorite of Wintour’s. Vogue recently launched a new website which features its entire work of cover art throughout the years, all in anticipation to its forthcoming anniversary of 120 years.
As for Michaela Bercu, the 6’0″ beauty is widely considered the most successful Israeli supermodel of all times, and has managed to try her hand at acting, having appeared in Francis Ford Coppola’s “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”, starring Winona Ryder and Anthony Hopkins, back in 1992. She currently resides with husband, business tycoon Ron Zuckerman, and their four children in Los Angeles.
Israeli model Michaela Bercu gracing Wintour’s first cover