Raquel Zimmermann in ‘Nouvelle Eve’ by Mario Sorrenti for Vogue Paris, August 2014
Photographer: Mario Sorrenti. Model(s): Raquel Zimmermann. Source: Vogue Paris. Stylist: Melanie Ward. Makeup: Aaron de Mey. Hair: Recine.
Posted Aug 04, 2014
Raquel Zimmermann performs a symbolic snake-dance in ‘Nouvelle Eve,’ a tale told by Mario Sorrenti for Vogue Paris, August 2014. Animalistic beauty reigns free in this slithering story filled with the fluidity of modern movement. Embracing the art of this reigning reptile, Zimmermann dares to become one with the animal, in this powerful piece of avant-garde adventure. A blazing blend of stylized prints, Melanie Ward captures the passion of this slinky creature with looks by Alexander McQueen, Haider Ackermann, Marc Jacobs, Mason Martin Margiela, Oscar de la Renta, Stella McCartney & more. The face of the future is here, with exotic eyes that express the sensuality of the snake. Makeup Artist, Aaron de Mey, captures the faraway features to lure us in with heat-seeking beauty that’s meant to entice. Screaming to be seen, (Hairstylist) Recine brings the turbulent feel of the jungle forward, with long, crimped waves flowing & free. The Hopi Snake Dance was a rain ceremony performed to inspire the ‘Guardians of the Springs’ to bring forth (much needed) water. As snakes slither over my skin, I feel the power of earth’s passion ignite.