Was ever there a sweeter Wild Thing? Abbey Lee Kershaw endears herself to us even more when she replaces Max in the wolf suit and becomes Queen of the Wild Things for a day.
And while we admit that Dazed & Confused let us down a little with their urban and rather mundane backdrops – particularly when Sendak’s imaginative jungles could have so much scope for creative interpretation – we’re still mesmerised by both Abbey and the styling. Pamela Love’s collaboration with Opening Ceremony (of which this fantastic Wild Things shoot was born) yielded the horned headpieces. Both ferocious and adorable at the same time, the horns carry a fantastical charm akin to that of bunny ears; and add the crowning touch to outfits of Alexander Wang, Miu Miu, Isabel Marant and more.
Prada’s thigh high waders also found a place in this imaginary world… at least we know Abbey Lee is well equipped to journey across the seas.
For the full shoot + cover image from the December 2009 Dazed & Confused, click on the gallery below.