This story was birthed from frustration. Frustration from incessantly contacting magazines to shoot together, either with no response at all, or with interest followed by the subsequent “no response”. In fashion photography, especially for editorials, magazines must give the wardrobe stylist an accreditation letter, or pull letter, so that they can acquire the right pieces for the series. Today, magazines have almost started to refuse these letters, even after they’ve accepted the photographer as shooting for a new issue.
This frustrated me to no end, because you can only be so creative in a fashion series with no fashion. So I decided, to hell with them, we’ll shoot anyway and just worry about clothes later. I had Marcus virtually pick the looks he loved the most, then the model posed as if she were wearing the pieces. This was followed by sending the final photos to Kevin Lancelin, who drew the pieces in Milan. Then, the photos were sent to Charlotte, North Carolina, where graphic designer Jason Woodberry did the coloring. And here we are, an idea was born out of desperation.
Make-up was done by Michael Chau, and hair by Brittan White. The designers used in this series were (in order of appearance): Alexander McQueen, Iris Van Herpen, Dior, Zuhair Murad, Dior, Ralph & Russo, Valentino, Schiarparelli, Elie Saab, Giambattista Valli