Supermodel High School

photographed by mert & marcus for w sept 2014
raquel & lara by mert & marcus for w sept 2014
daria, amanda & mariacarla by mert & marcus for w sept 2014
Filip Hrivnak by mert & marcus for w sept 2014
photographed by mert & marcus for w sept 2014
saskia & steve by mert & marcus for w sept 2014
daria werbowy by mert & marcus for w sept 2014
anna, suvi & lara by mert & marcus for w sept 2014
kate moss by mert & marcus for w sept 2014
mariacarla & anna by mert & marcus for w sept 2014
anna ewers by mert & marcus for w sept 2014
kate & filip by mert & marcus for sept 2014
photographed by mert & marcus for w sept 2014
photographed by mert & marcus for w mag sept 2014

Above is W Magazine's knock-out September fashion spread that appears to have been shot on the grounds of some sort of supermodel training academy. Below, for a fun comparison, is the current NYC Department of Education dress code.

Student Dress Code

In order to provide an environment conducive to promoting educational excellence with minimum distractions and disruptions of the learning environment, we expect you and your child’s cooperation in complying with the following dress code. All students, both male and female, are expected to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to dress appropriately for school and school functions. A student’s dress, grooming, and appearance, including hair style/color, jewelry, make-up and nails, shall:

• Recognize that extremely brief garments such as tube tops, net tops, halter tops, tank tops, spaghetti straps, plunging necklines (front and/or back), clothing that exposes mid-section of the body, mini skirts, and see-through garments are NOT appropriate for school.
• Ensure that all underwear is completely covered by outer garments.
• Include footwear at all times.
• Not include the wearing of hats in the building, except for acceptable documentation of medical or religious purpose.
• Not include items that are vulgar, obscene, and libelous, or denigrate others on account of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
• Not promote or endorse the use of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs, and/or encourage other illegal or violent activities.

Students who violate the dress code shall be required to modify there appearance by covering or removing the offending item, or, if necessary or practical, replacing it with an acceptable item. Any student who refuses to cooperate may be required to return home with a parent/guardian or be suspended.

Visit to see the seriously amazing spread in its entirety.

Photos by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, styled by Edward Enninful, hair by James Pecis, makeup by Karim Rahman and Lynsey Alexander.

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  • Yessery

    Why isn't the internet freaking out right now? This is GLORIOUS

  • kamo12

    1. Photo 5 gives me intense back-to-school shopping nostalgia.
    2. I need to rewatch My So-Called Life.
    3. Not one person of color? Out of a dozen???

    • Luna

      #3 - I wondered about that too.

  • Emma Hager

    Such an amazing spread. Think they broke a few school rules, though.

  • pierrots

    racquel's hair!

  • rastaseoul

    and not one model of colour...

  • Nina

    Surprise, surprise on the supreme lack of diversity...

  • ZiggyTheVulture

    Not the least bit attractive.

  • ATH


  • Emma and Emily

    How can Kate Moss look like a school girl at 40?

    • Ems

      Um, its called Photoshop.

  • Haiku Jew

    Supermodel school
    is my personal nightmare
    no visible zits.

  • HumphreyBlogger

    whooo foxy!!

  • F

    Honestly they just look so unhealthy...

  • sabe

    If the 90s are going to make a comeback, why can't it be the very early 90s, healthy amazonian supermodels? I didn't enjoy heroin-chic the first time around.

  • Lola

    Love the outfits and the 90sh style but those look more like teachers than students lol

  • Chantaine

    Much white. Such diverse. Wow.