Tuesday, 31 August 2010

The Memory of Marchesa

The ninth issue of Acne Paper. My favourite one yet.

In it's main shoot photographer Paolo Roversi sets the scene in his usual edgy yet incredibly enchanting way. 

Roversi uses actress Tilda Swinton to portray the Italian heiress Marchesa Casati. (To give you a quick low-down Marchesa is one of Italy's most historical fashion icons. An extremely intriguing lady it seems; she had nude servants, wore live snakes as jewellery and paraded around with a pair of cheetahs).

As you can see Tilda Swinton plays the part perfectly, albeit still looking as if she has just escaped from Narnia.

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