The feminine beauty of ruffles

Perhaps it’s the way they call to mind nature’s most delicate and beautiful flowers, but there’s no denying the innate femininity of ruffles. Each spring in particular do they surface as an adornment to blouses and dresses, breaking the clean lines of silhouettes into bursts of floralesque volume.

In Benjamin Kanarek’s latest shoot for Harper’s BAZAAR, ruffles are celebrated in all their glory. Bringing femininity to an otherwise androgynous tailored suit or swishing about model Sasha Luss like a Flamenco dancer’s vibrant skirting, each look shows a different facet of these flowering frills.

Benjamin Kanarek Sasha Luss

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Ruffles by Benjamin Kanarek for Harper's BAZAAR
Ruffles by Benjamin Kanarek for Harper's BAZAAR
Ruffles by Benjamin Kanarek for Harper's BAZAAR
Ruffles by Benjamin Kanarek for Harper's BAZAAR
Ruffles by Benjamin Kanarek for Harper's BAZAAR
Ruffles by Benjamin Kanarek for Harper's BAZAAR
Ruffles by Benjamin Kanarek for Harper's BAZAAR
Ruffles by Benjamin Kanarek for Harper's BAZAAR
Ruffles by Benjamin Kanarek for Harper's BAZAAR
Ruffles by Benjamin Kanarek for Harper's BAZAAR

Like a flower draws bees with its bright petals so does the ruffled garment draw men to a woman with its feminine allure. Beautifully styled by Vanessa Naudin, you can view the full shoot by Benjamin Kanarek (benjaminkanarekblog.com) by clicking on the gallery.

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