The September issue

The forthcoming September issue of Metropolitan is, of course, a fashion special. For the cover and main fashion shoot, art director Adriano Cattini took off to an eerie bit of coast-land down at Denge near Dungeness in Kent where there are the concrete remnants of World War II ‘listening ears’. These were early-warning acoustic mirrors designed to amplify the sound of incoming aircraft. Long abandoned and overgrown, they now look like a set from Doctor Who.

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For more on the background to this weird place, see here.

Anyway, snakes and other alarmingly wild wildlife notwithstanding, the shoot was excellent, providing not one, not two, not three, but four different covers, all of which will be available on a Eurostar train near you throughout the month of September.

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The last two covers form a pair:

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And below are the interior pages.

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The photographer was Ben Knight; stylist Hope Lawrie; hair & make-up Marlene Andersson; model Honey at Elite; and sci-fi consultant Alison Cattini. (Posted by AndrewH)