The thing about delicate, embellished, ethereal evening gowns is that they can lend themselves equally to visions of darkness as to those of pure prettiness or whimsy. The whimsical shots may be more likely to end up on your Pinterest wall, but it’s the dark ones that linger in your corners of your mind.
An Le is particularly equipped to produce these cinematic, emotive, fine-art inspired pieces of work (why? Just genetically predisposed to being unfairly talented, I guess.) In yet another gorgeous series of shots, Le draws inspiration from Butoh – the Japanese “dance of the shadow” – with dramatic poses and puffs of white body paint emulating the elements of the dance.
Taking a different path to the usual glossy fashion spreads, Le’s shoot appears in Vogue Italia and stars platinum blonde beauty Alyona Subbotina.
With theatrical makeup by Dominique Samue, wet look hair by Elsa, and divine styling by Phuong My, you can view the full shoot by An Le (anlestudio.com) at the gallery. There’s also an accompanying video which you can watch above.