Wrapped in lavish fur coat, Russian beauty Natalia Vodianova (DNA models) graces the cover of Vanity Fair magazine, September 2014 issue. Photographed under the lens of the legendary Mario Testino. Editorial “What Natalia Know” brings the story of Natalia’s life. From grim Soviet childhood to becoming a fashion-world legend by now—if hard to square with the supermodel’s gilded present. Divorced from English aristocrat Justin Portman and living with LVMH scion Antoine Arnault in an elegant Paris apartment, the 32-year-old mother of four might have tried to forget her hardscrabble beginnings in Nizhny Novgorod. Instead, as Ingrid Sischy discovers, Vodianova’s past is a source of strength, passion, and purpose. She posed in elegant looks from Christain Dior.