In the intimacy of a familiar surrounding, one can finally reveal its true nature. Home alone and living the fantasy, Zoi Gorman mirrors the opulence of the French chateau chosen as backdrop in a bold, luxurious and sensual editorial envisioned by Dutch fashion photographer Ivor Paanakker. Based on a strong avant garde concept and epitomizing the essence of the exceptional location, the photo shoot plays upon decadence and blunt sexiness without letting go of its high-fashion quality. To match and at the same time soften the ancient chateau’s sumptuous atmosphere, Marieke de Kan chose a visually striking styling based upon sheer fabrics and lace dresses, ultra-feminine silhouettes and sensual accents, emphasizing the sublime baroque influences specific to the 18th century. Click the thumbnails for full pictures: In an effortless game of contrasts, the vintage items joined forces with designer lingerie pieces and Steve Madden pumps to achieve a complex series of looks that appear both unexpected and alluring. Hilda Jonkman helped shape the exuberant portrait with an equally fearless choice of hair and make-up. To view the entire shoot by Ivor Paanakker (www.ivorpaanakker.com), click on the thumbnails above.