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Suvi Koponen Covers Vogue Paris March Issue

14/02/2013 15:47 GMT | Updated 15/04/2013 10:12 BST

Finnish model Suvi Koponen covers Vogue Paris for the first time this month, shot by Mert & Marcus for our March 2013 avant-garde issue, available 22 February.

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"A radical is someone who dares to take risks, break down barriers and assume the responsibility of their actions. It means making no compromises. This issue of Vogue Paris flirts outrageously and deliberately with this idea," writes Vogue Paris Editor-in-Chief Emmanuelle Alt in her editorial for the March 2013 issue which sees Finnish model Suvi Koponen enter the closed circle of Vogue Paris cover girls, shot by Mert & Marcus. It's a revolutionary issue that pushes the limits of fashion, jewelry and beauty ever further, towards a utopian vision that creates a new genre, full of contrasts.

Vogue Paris has called on some of this century's biggest style visionaries to help us push the envelope that little bit further, featuring designers who breathe life into some of the most forward-thinking trends on the catwalk like Miuccia Prada and performers like David Bowie who have swept convention aside, alongside new talents rich with potential like designers Loko Yu and Ashish Gupta. It's a visual shock pushed to the extreme, put back into context with thoughts from leading figures of the French avant-garde like curator Jean de Loisy, the Pompidou Center's Laurent Le Bon, poet Michel Verjux and artist Loris Gréaud. Finally, Hubert de Givenchy shares his memories of the golden age of couture exclusively with Vogue Paris as the Paris Haute Couture exhibition opens at the Hôtel de Ville. And we haven't forgotten children for this issue, which comes with a free Wild Wild West supplement. It's time to choose sides in fashion's game of cowboys and Indians.

Vogue Paris n°935, March 2013, available February 22.

Kate Matthams-Spencer