In addition to the timeless pieces of the ‘Collection Noir’, the second part of this collection tells the story of ‘Five Dahomey Girls’ by Irving Penn, 1967. Timeless ethnical drapes in strong contrast with Penn’s couture photography. Fifties couture draping exercises are deconstructed into casual simple garments.
The painting ‘Brush Exercise or Art’ by Roger Raveel, 1957, emphasises the entry of color for the exclusive fabric designs. Powerful brush strokes become strong marks for a modern, feminine silhouette.
Photography and styling: Benoît Bethume
Model: Edith– Hakim Model Management
Make-up and hair: Isabelle Bertrand