Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's Laundromat Romp in 'Vogue' Mexico Looks Familiar

The chic laundromat thing has been done before — in a 2005 'Vogue' editorial, to be specific.
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The chic laundromat thing has been done before — in a 2005 'Vogue' editorial, to be specific.
Photos: James Macari for 'Vogue' Mexico 

Photos: James Macari for 'Vogue' Mexico 

Almost a decade ago, before normcore was a "thing," Steven Meisel and Edward Enninful took us where few fashion editorials had gone before: the laundromat. 

In the now-classic "Glamorama" shoot from U.S. Vogue's December 2005 issue, Gemma Ward, Lily Donaldson and Caroline Trentini visit their local wash and fold, acting like a bunch of normal 20-somethings — struggling to figure out the machines, eating Burger King fries, fiddling on their cell phones and listening to iPods — except for the fact that they're wearing head-to-toe eveningwear by Oscar de la Renta, Nina Ricci, Dolce and Gabbana and more. The images are beautiful and filled with personality, which is why we're not exactly surprised that a recent Vogue Mexico editorial starring Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is very closely inspired by them.

From the Dec. 2005 issue of 'Vogue.'

From the Dec. 2005 issue of 'Vogue.'

In the magazine's November 2014 issue, the British supermodel is captured having a glamorous, suds-filled laundry day in a series of photos shot by James Macari. The similarities are pretty uncanny, from the use of colorful branded boxes of detergent, to the soap overflowing from the washers, to the racks of orange hangers and the junk food galore: While the models in '05 opted for fries and soda, Whiteley went for a pepperoni pizza, but both shoots prominently feature a red, white and blue popsicle as a prop. Coincidence? We'll let you be the judge.

Which of these laundry-centric editorials is your favorite?

Left: 'Vogue' Mexico Nov. 2014. right: 'Vogue' U.S. Dec. 2005

Left: 'Vogue' Mexico Nov. 2014. right: 'Vogue' U.S. Dec. 2005

'Vogue' Mexico Nov. 2014.

'Vogue' Mexico Nov. 2014.

'Vogue' U.S. Dec. 2005

'Vogue' U.S. Dec. 2005