In the field of the arts, Liberty is most often personified as a woman: one with flag held flying and weapon in hand. Following on the allegorical path laid down by Ancients and Romantic artists alike (Eugène Delacroix’s “Liberty Leading the People” springs particularly to mind), James Broadhurst presents La Liberté, a modern representation of the theme.
Model Eva is Liberty, cleverly styled by Lydia-Jane Saunders into military dress jackets and floating dresses alike. In one shot, she wears nothing but the French flag, swathed literally in a symbol of freedom and unity.
Nothing completes Broadhurst’s shots better than Amelia Axton’s makeup (note the classical, emotive shape of the drawn-on brows) and Keith Archer’s hairstyles that give a contemporary nod to the powdered wig.
Beautifully envisaged from start to end, you can view the full shoot of La Liberté by James Broadhurst (jamesbroadhurst.4ormat.com) for Fashionising.com by clicking on the gallery.