‘Neoclassic’ by Anthony Maule for CR Fashion Book, Fall/Winter 2015
Photographer: Anthony Maule. Model(s): Alix Angjeli, Ally Ertel, Antonia Wilson, Ashleigh Good, Courtney Love, Kris Jenner, Nina Agdal. Source: CR Fashion Book. Stylist: Carine Roitfeld. Makeup: Topolino. Hair: Michael Boadi.
Posted Sep 10, 2015
‘Neoclassic’ aims to adjust our ideas of atypical beauty shot by Anthony Maule for CR Fashion Book, Fall/Winter 2015. Editor-in-Chief, Carine Roitfeld, embarks on a journey of discovery introducing us to the French expression, Jolie laide. Used to describe someone who is unconventionally beautiful, this editorial explores that concept with Nina Agdal, Alix Angjeli, Antonia Wilson, Courtney Love, Kris Jenner, Ally Ertel & Ashleigh Good. Fashion devours from Céline, Fendi, La Perla, Louis Vuitton, Max Mara, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Moncler Gamme Rouge, Riccardo Tisci, Stella McCartney & Tom Ford. When what we gravitate toward has an aspect of eccentricity, it tends to invite introspection. Evocative elements find a fresh way of being by appreciating the depth of distinction. Atypical beauty unfolds as Topolino captures the vibe of the piece through the victory of modern makeup. The Eyes have it, by using semi-sonic shades each image explores what I call – features focused. By allowing one primary area of the face to grab focus we delve into a new truth. Wings set the stage with geometric shapes that cast themselves across the lids. Black breaks free with smudged liner losing its grip on perfection and paving the way to neo-subjugation. Caught in a blast of cobalt blue, color rushes around the outer rim, circling the eyes like glasses drawn in liquid form. Azure erupts as Ally Ertel’s eyes match the lips below. A symphony of skin looks lit from within as a soft glow flows over the entire body. Hairstylist, Michael Boadi, lets each look be utterly unique from long & lean to a curly dream. Coiffure captured in linear motion, shear energy passes through each page like haute hair fared on fire. Wanting to own something because it gives a mark of status is nothing less than simple. What Carine dares to show is that we can aim to own things that excite, but we must work to ensure that they down own us.