Jan 11, 2014


I love to see the insides of a final product! So, needless to say, I am utterly amazed at this eight hour behind-the-scenes SHOWstudio production of a full work-day on the set of W Magazine's October 2012 editorial "Sweet Escape". Also, I am totally fascinated with this simple observational style of cinéma vérité.

It's refreshing to see a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the fashion world without all the stupid vanity and frenetic post-production riffs, soundbites, and quick cuts. I am interested in fashion culture well enough, but what I most appreciate is its craft. Editorials are vast appreciations of clothing as art. This is what I love about fashion: the ways that we present, admire, and wear clothes.

      (via SHOWstudio):
      "Karlie Kloss dies an elegant death in Nick Knight and Edward Enninful's arresting couture editorial for W Magazine. The pair drew inspiration from the kind of macabre, nightmarish illustrations that litter childhood fiction, offering up a vision which is part Grimm's fairy tale part mature Parisian opulence. The final images - which see Kloss clad in the best haute couture from A/W 2012, including pieces by Dior, Givenchy, Chanel and Iris Van Herpen - straddle dark and light, combining symbolism that is both sweet and sinister.
      Continuing his exploration of contrasts, Knight juxtaposes the delicate vintage-look images with pithy modern 'death app' films that see Kloss suffer various violent deaths, all while clad in couture. The striking images in this editorial mark of the start of Knight's investigation into fashion illustration."

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