Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou, 10 Magazine founder and creative director of the Victoria's Secret fashion show, wanted to create a modern version of a pin-up girl. "I really wanted to represent the diversity of the angels,"she told the Telegraph. For Neophitou-Apostolou, Knight was the only man for the job. "It had to be him," she said. "I don't know what I'd have done if he'd said no."
The 12 covers feature Jourdan Dunn, Sui He, Cindy Bruna, Ming Xi, Behati Prinsloo, Lais Ribeiro, Barbara Fialho, Devon Windsor, Lily Donaldson, Lily Aldridge, Joan Smalls, and Candice Swanepoel, respectively. The photographs were taken over the course of three different shoots—Swanepoal and Smalls actually had to be shot just days before the VS fashion show—and uncut footage from those days will be available to watch on SHOWStudio on Feb. 5.
Knight rose to prominence after shooting for Yohji Yamamoto in the '60s, but he is probably best known around here for directing Kanye West's "Black Skinhead" music video. Knight has also photographed Kanye and Kim Kardashian for their L'Officiel Hommes cover, and created illustrations of the rapper for W Magazine.
Knight and SHOWStudio documented the photoshoots for the covers on Instagram, which you can view along with the finished product below. The covers will be available for purchase on 10 Magazine's website on Feb. 5.