So EXTREMELY excited to share my editorial with Dior for ELLE.com! We shot this Spring-Summer 2018 edit in the beautiful art installation by artist, model, and mother Sasha Pivovarova during New York Fashion Week. Not only am I a big admirer of her art, I also loved her as a model – still do – and for the fact that she is a mother, too. It was truly an honor to shoot the Dior Spring-Summer 2018 collection – Sasha was the opening look during the show at Paris Fashion Week in September 2017 – in the show space she painted only days before the opening. Stepping into it felt as I was stepping into her world, her brain as an artist, and the beauty of it all. We played around, shot from every angle we could think of, and created an amazing video while doing it. Needless to say, huge credits to the photographer behind the lens, Taylor Joe. Make sure to scroll down to see all five looks, and tell me which one is your favorite.
A little background information on the drawings by Sasha, featured in the Dior Spring-Summer 2018 campaign: The faces you see are the portraits of women. With their angular faces and large mesmerizing eyes are very much a reflection of Sasha’s own beauty and her emotions. The creative process if reminiscent of Niki de Saint Phalle’s – Maria Grazia Chiuri’s primary source of inspiration of this collection.
Wearing Dior Spring-Summer 2018 styled by Nikki Ogunnaike for Elle.com, makeup by Gina Daddona for Dior Makeup, and photography by Tyler Joe.