Karlie Kloss may be hanging up her angel wings in favor of NYU, but that doesn’t mean her modeling days are long gone. For V magazine’s issue 94, which hits newsstands on Thursday, the model posed for Rei Kawakubo in designs from her Comme des Garçons spring 2015 collection, titled “Blood and Roses.” It certainly isn’t Kloss’s first departure from her clean-cut image, but the shoot, styled by Patti Wilson, definitely shows a different, darker side of the sunny, Kookie-wielding supermodel.
Explained Kawakubo, “Blood and Roses is the expression of a deeper significance of roses, typically happy and pretty. Often in history the image of the rose was more connected with blood and wars, in relation to political conflict, religious strife, and power struggles. This is what was interesting to me this time.”