Friday, July 9, 2010

Fairy Tales gone Vogue

These shoots appeared in American Vogue in 2009. First, some shots from Grace Coddington's "Into the Woods," featuring Natalia Vodianova.

And Annie Leibowitz' Hansel and Gretel-inspired "Little Girl and Boy Lost." Andrew Carfield and Lily Cole as Hansel and Gretel, and Lady Gaga as the witch. I love how the pictures tell the story. This fairy tale, featuring paupers and not royalty, isn't technically as well suited to a fashion editorial, as Hansel and Gretel don't really belong in designer clothes, but I like it anyway.

The shoot was inspired by the opera version (music by Engelbert Humperdinck, 1893). The above picture features the Sandman putting the children to sleep, and the fish waiter is part of the children's dreams.

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