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.
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.