Proving her genius as a stylist once again, Giovanna Battaglia takes on the geisha concept for the November issue of Vogue Nippon and everybody wins. Titled "The Secret Chatter of Golden Monkeys," the clever editorial stars Daphne Groeneveld in images captured by Mark Segal. This took my breath away when I discovered it, Gio's sense of color dazzles as she fuses the past and the future into a uniquely beautiful present. For more fun, contrast with Carine Roitfeld's editorial "La Geisha" from the November 2010 issue of Vogue Paris, also beautiful yet entirely different. Viva la geisha — così stimolante!
Giovanna Battaglia for Vogue Nippon editorial © 2012 Condé Nast. All Rights Reserved.