Vogue magazine has released a short video featuring racemare Black Caviar and model Julia Nobis behind the scenes of their photo shoot from its December edition.
The famous mare was on the front cover, the first time a horse has graced the cover in the magazine’s 53-year history.
The magazine’s on-sale date was brought forward to November 2 following the huge interest in Black Caviar’s appearance.
Black Caviar (known at home as “Nelly”) was photographed by young Australian photographer Benny Horne in the foothills of the Dandenongs in a purpose-built outdoor studio.
On the cover Julia Nobis wears a bespoke Alexander McQueen gown, which is so valuable it is captioned “price on application”.
Inside, Vogue features the women of Black Caviar’s syndicate in designer gear. In the shoot inside, which features portraits of Nelly and her all-powerful hindquarters, Julia wears black and white evening wear.
In her editor’s letter in the magazine, Vogue editor-in-chief Edwina McCann says: “Black Caviar certainly knows when the lens is focused on her, and it’s terrific to celebrate her beauty, rather than just her speed.”