I was lucky enough to find this September 1985 issue of Vogue magazine at a thrift store – wahoo! The cover girl is none other than the iconic model and actress, Isabella Rossellini. Isabella – the daughter of Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman and Italian director Roberto Rossellini – was hot, hot, hot in the 1980s. She started out her modeling career at the relatively advanced age of 28, but soon exploded onto the fashion and beauty scene. In this issue of Vogue, not only was she the cover model but was also was featured in the “Celebrating Italy” fashion editorial pages. She was also “the face” of Lancome, and appeared in several of their advertisements. Here’s a look at where I found Isabella inside Vogue’s pages…
Lancome Paris – Cabaret d’Automme advertisement.
Lancome Paris – Clarifiance Oil-Free Hydrating Fluid advertisement.
Lancome Paris – Forte’-Vital Tissue Firming Creme advertisement.
Isabella in Mario Valentino’s knockout rounded, red patent leather jacket with shearling-lined hood – an emphatic statement of color, shine, design.
Isabella in a Missoni signature: their marvelous mosaic -like fitted knit jacket and matching skirt.
Isabella in Valentino – Miss V. fitted black velvet jacket , zipped up the front and subtly dazzled with rhinestone buttons, with its matching skirt.
Isabella in a Giorgio Armani Couture shimmering dotted evening jacket, here over a silk blouse and velvet stirrup pants.
Isabella with a Fendi black velvet evening bag, embroidered with glimmering flowers. Equally striking: the raciness of a sleek red-faced Ferrari chronograph watch.
She remains one of my favorite models of the 1980s!