Jade Parfitt with book to read. Versace F/W 1998/‘99. Photo by Steven Meisel. Filled with pagan and archetypal references, the images capitalise on the more stylish elements of the couture house and also on postures borrowed from the tradition of Renaissance painting, all reduced to a certain contemporary simplicity. The shoot further testifies to Meisel’s unerring judgement when it comes to creating provocative but lasting imagery with fashion. a feat that most may find hard to balance.