Elle Macpherson covers Harper’s Bazaar Spain December 2023 by Darren McDonald

Elle Macpherson covers Harper’s Bazaar Spain December 2023 by Darren McDonald

The December 2023 issue of Harper's Bazaar Spain features Elle Macpherson, styled in luxury brands at the Hotel Westin Paris Vendôme, photographed by Darren McDonald.
January 8, 2024
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Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson shines on a cover of the December 2023 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Spain. Captured by Darren McDonald’s lens, Macpherson’s dazzling smile and statuesque legs are showcased in a chic Valentino ensemble, complemented by Tous jewelry.

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The shoot, which took place at the luxurious Westin Paris Vendôme hotel, features the model in a selection of high-end fashions. Stylist Claudia Laukamp expertly selects pieces from prestigious brands such as Louis Vuitton, Wolford, Alexandre Vauthier, Dolce & Gabbana, Celine by Hedi Slimame, Dior, Prada, Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello and Chanel, creating a visually stunning narrative. The look is completed by John Nollet’s hairstyling and Dariia Day’s make-up artistry under the skilled production of Beatriz Martínez Velasco.

Elle Macpherson covers Harper’s Bazaar Spain December 2023 by Darren McDonald

At 59, Elle Macpherson remains an iconic figure in the fashion world. Known as “The Body,” Macpherson has transcended her supermodel image to become a successful entrepreneur and founder of WelleCo, a company focused on wellness and mental balance. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar Spain, Macpherson reflects on her career and her personal and professional development.

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Growing up in Sydney, Macpherson never aspired to be a model; her dream was to study law. But her destiny changed in 1982, when she was spotted by a Click Model Management scout while on vacation in Aspen. This chance meeting brought her to New York and marked the beginning of her distinguished fashion career.

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Macpherson recalls how her athletic physique and 1,8m frame set her apart in the modeling world. Despite challenges, including a breakup and postpartum depression, Macpherson has deftly navigated the passage of time, focused on her inner well-being, and built a multimillion-dollar business.

The Australian supermodel highlights how the fashion industry has evolved since her early days. In the 90s, the distance between supermodels and the public was a symbol of success. Today, authenticity and closeness to the community are more valued. Macpherson sees this shift as empowering for women in fashion, an industry made by and for them.

Elle Macpherson covers Harper’s Bazaar Spain December 2023 by Darren McDonald

In addition to her modeling career, Macpherson has developed her entrepreneurial side. Her modeling experience gave her the visibility she needed to build her brand and start her own businesses. She advises young models to believe in their uniqueness and stay true to themselves.

A mother of two, Macpherson considers motherhood a blessing and a lesson in unconditional love. At 59, she is proud of how her body has adapted over the years and insists that true beauty is in the soul.

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Elle Macpherson covers Harper’s Bazaar Spain December 2023 by Darren McDonald
Elle Macpherson covers Harper’s Bazaar Spain December 2023 by Darren McDonald
Elle Macpherson covers Harper’s Bazaar Spain December 2023 by Darren McDonald
Elle Macpherson covers Harper’s Bazaar Spain December 2023 by Darren McDonald
Elle Macpherson covers Harper’s Bazaar Spain December 2023 by Darren McDonald
Elle Macpherson covers Harper’s Bazaar Spain December 2023 by Darren McDonald
Elle Macpherson covers Harper’s Bazaar Spain December 2023 by Darren McDonald