May 29, 2009
Rachel Alexandra, the gorgeous filly that won this year’s Kentucky Oaks and the Preakness has made the fashion big time.
Star fashion photographer Steven Klein, known for his gritty yet glamorous shots of everyone from Madonna to Justin Timberlake, was in Louisville Friday, May 29, to shoot images of the elegant equine for the August issue of Vogue.
According to a release from Churchill, Klein and his crew set up a backdrop between Barns 36 and 38
and apparently, the calm-as-a-cucumber Thoroughbred had to be awakened in her stall before the big shoot. Onlookers included Barbara Banke, wife of Stonestreet Stables’ Jess Jackson, the filly’s majority owner.
Seems that legendary Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, attended this year’s Preakness and, “She was there at the Preakness and was inspired, like so many other women were,” said Carolina Shaw, a spokesperson for Jackson Family Enterprises.