Vintage inspired beach dalliance by Unwerth

Shooting in her typical playful yet sexualised style for the latest issue of Vanity Fair, Ellen von Unwerth focuses her lens on the starlets from the upcoming period drama Boardwalk Empire. With the recent success of Mad Men and its influence on mainstream fashion heralding a ’60s fashion revival it’s obvious that a strong enough show will easily push a fledgling over the tipping point. Boardwalk Empire is set during the roaring twenties with the flapper fashion from which its wardrobe will be taking it’s major queues. Does this mean we’ll be seeing a revival of the zoot suit soon? Probably not, but don’t underestimate the power of Martin Scorcese and the twenties mafia.


View the full shoot by clicking on the image above.

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Babes in Mobland: Vanity Fair September 2010
Babes in Mobland: Vanity Fair September 2010
Babes in Mobland: Vanity Fair September 2010
Babes in Mobland: Vanity Fair September 2010
Babes in Mobland: Vanity Fair September 2010
Babes in Mobland: Vanity Fair September 2010
Babes in Mobland: Vanity Fair September 2010

Though I digress. The shoot features Gretchen Mol, Paz de la Huerta, Kelly Macdonald, and Aleksa Palladino who’ll be featured in the show as the gangster’s molls. With their gorgeous pin-up figures Unwerth utilises the girls perfectly photographing them in several varga-esque poses. While the shoot is obviously a promotional one Unwerth’s ability to photograph her subject sans inhibitions makes it one of the best of it’s kind we’ve seen.

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When he's not shooting the runway shows from around the globe, Allan Barger works as Fashionising.com's Art Director. That sees him work to bring you all all the latest photo shoots from the established and emerging talent of the photographers and stylists who push the industry forwards. When the picture doesn't quite speak a thousand words, Allan sets his trigger finger to the keyboard to share his written insights.