|Kurv Magazine, Le Cœur Est un Rebelle by Waldemar Hansson, featuring Barbora Pracharova.
Kurv Magazine, Le Cœur Est un Rebelle by Waldemar Hansson, featuring Barbora Pracharova.
Photography: Waldemar Hansson
Stylist: Kawa H Pour
Hair: Robert Preston - Preston Hair
Make Up: Helen Borg - Agent Bauer
Talent: Barbora Pracharova from Elite
Stylist Assistant: Alexandra Alexi
Photographer Assistant: Peter Edqvist and Idha Lindhag
Thanks to James and Perra light and location
Thanks to Dagsljus
Thanks to Södra Teatern
Agent Provocateur, Andersen & Layout, Betsy Johnson, Boss, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Christian Dior, Cornelia, DKNY, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Epok, Gucci, Imoni, Indiska, Nina Ricci, Paul & Joe, Pleaser, Rita Saardi, Sonia Rykiel, Swarovski, Thomas Sabo, Wolford.
|Kurv Magazine, Sur La Nuit Pourpre by Jonathan Segade.
Kurv Magazine, Sur La Nuit Pourpre by Jonathan Segade.
Photography: Jonathan Segade
Stylist: Sara Bascuñán and M.I.T
Hair and Make Up: M.I.T
Talent: Nastia Gorshkova @ City Models Paris.
Agatha della Torre, Angel Schlesser, Antonio Pernas, Armand Basi, Bliss, Chanel vintage, Devota & Lomba, Duyos, Elio Berhanyer, Hoss Intropia, Jorge Vazquez, Miguel de Luna, Mónica Vinader, Now by Maria Freyre, Ophelia is Lost, Roberto Torreta, Veneno en la Piel, Yomime by Suika, Zadig & Voltaire, Zara.
|Kurv Magazine, I Dream Of A Land, Yvonne Taylor.
Kurv Magazine, I Dream Of A Land, Yvonne Taylor.
Photography: Yvonne Taylor
Stylist and Creative Direction: Opé Majek @ OPEstyle.com
Make Up: Lauretta J. McCoy
Talent: Adesuwa Aighewi @ Muse.
A La Disposition, Alexander Koutny, Bobae, Circa Sixty Three, Danika, Elena Antionades, Ioselliani, Jose Duran, Laruicci, Manish Arora, Margarita Sapala, Octopi, Orange, Tikiglam, Whitney Marbach.
|Kurv Magazine, Christian Dior, 30 Montaigne Avenue Paris, Peter Marino.
Kurv Magazine looks Inside Christian Dior, 30, Avenue Montaigne Paris.
The Boutique’s New Look in 2007 was inspired by its 60th anniversary and based upon the evolution in society, fashion and contemporary design as interpreted by American Architect Peter Marino who created the feel of a luxurious contemporary apartment, with each department treated as a salon in a 1,200 square meter private home.
The décor, purposely warm, bears the stamp of the contemporary artists that have marked the century: the sculptor Claude Lalanne, the poet in ironwork, André Dubreuil, the decorator Hervé Van Der Straeten who created the Dior perfume bottle for ‘J’adore’, the designer of table-sculptures Ado Chale, the wood sculptor Alisdair Cooke, the man who makes light talk, Rob Wynne and the one who makes images talk, Oyoram. The latter signed the sumptuous videos of Monsieur Dior’s gardens, projected nonstop in the rotunda to welcome clients with flowers seen through the trompe l’oeil window panes similar to those in Monsieur Dior’s Grandville home.
In the 7 meter high rotunda light varies from dawn to dusk and Claude Lalanne’s sculpted central bench in silver bronze gives a serene effect.
Every detail, every colour, the fabrics, the furniture were studied to make the most of the world according to Dior. This is a universe of luxury, elegance and joy that insures the modern youth of the label orchestrated by John Galliano.
Monsieur Dior was in no way betrayed or denied by the transformation. All the codes dear to him—gray, the Medallion chair, the caning, the wild cat print carpets are distinctively and modernly custom made.
« I developed 56 different shades of gray,” explained Peter Marino.” The palest and the darkest, uniting charcoal and silver, in lacquer, weaving, silver leafing, …
The famous Medallion chair is no longer a single chair, but many in thirty six variations reinvented throughout each room. The caning spirit can be found in filigree on the tiled floors, the wrinkled silks, the quilted satins ….
The fashion house spirit acts as a bridge between the modern day products that are presented in an intimate art de vivre, as requested by the president of Dior-Couture, Sidney Toledano and the Dior tradition.
The evening gowns hold salon in front of a white marble fireplace above which a portrait of Christian Dior by Bernard Buffet hangs, velvet sofas and two Van der Straeten easy chairs on either side, creating a sitting area around an Aldo Chale coffee table.
A small precious salon is for cocktail gowns: coal-colored walls, sun mirror, and zodiac ceiling showing Monsieur Dior’s sign, Aquarius. Four gray and gold velvet easy chairs placed around a Hervé Van der Straeten pedestal table call for romanticism and privacy, conversation among friends, for a cup of coffee placed on a sculpted wooden table lacquered by and given a patina by Alasdair Cooke.
The same harmony reigns in the silver gray boudoir devoted to watches and in the fitting room in cloud colored leather, and its Confidant, an armchair for two, specially designed by Peter Marino for a private conversation, both rooms bathed in soft light.
In the same intimate mood, a hallway where an André Dubreuil console table stands links small salons hung with quilted satin under waved ceilings, added for exceptional clients like today’s Cinderella, searching for unique slippers. Here and there, Dior walls have the floor—between two bags or a pair of shoes—and they say “Look good” or “J’adore” in blown glass words by the light artist, Rob Wynne …