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Katy Perry by von Unwerth goes classic for ghd

The last few ghd campaigns starring Katy Perry have been as glossy, colourful, and fantastical as the pop singer herself. Those were photographed by David LaChapelle (see here and here for examples of the fairytale-inducing imagery). This time a new direction takes shape under the guiding hand and lens of in-demand photographer Ellen von Unwerth.

Lana Del Rey, cats and retro-kitsch in Vogue Italia

Lana Del Rey is an all-over creation, a persona. Lana Del Rey doesn’t just stick to a particular style, she is that style. She’s the hair, the makeup, the long talon nails, the “gangster Nancy Sinatra” dress sense. This is not an accusation of falseness, though she has been accused of that before; this is just a statement of truth, that the way we look…
Lana Del Rey by Ellen von Unwerth: Vogue Italia, August '12
Lana Del Rey by Ellen von Unwerth: Vogue Italia, August '12
Lana Del Rey by Ellen von Unwerth: Vogue Italia, August '12
Lana Del Rey by Ellen von Unwerth: Vogue Italia, August '12
Lana Del Rey by Ellen von Unwerth: Vogue Italia, August '12
Lana Del Rey by Ellen von Unwerth: Vogue Italia, August '12
Lana Del Rey by Ellen von Unwerth: Vogue Italia, August '12

Keira Knightley, von Unwerth’s dark queen

Accompanying Keira Knightley’s “modern day Guinevere” cover for Harper’s Bazaar UK is a shoot by stylist Cathy Kasterine and photographer Ellen Von Unwerth that channels the season’s Gothic sentiments flawlessly. In one shot Knightley descends a stone staircase in a cloak and winged headpiece, looking very much the medieval queen.

Keira Knightley, the modern-day Guinevere in Chanel

UK Harper’s Bazaar know there’s no better poster girl for the delicately bewitching neo-Goth look than English rose Keira Knightley. She already has the flawless pale skin and dark eyes, so all that’s needed is to coat her shoulders in a blanket of Chanel feathers and match her lips to a dark red rose. Photographer Ellen Von Unwerth and stylist Cathy Kasterine wanted to “transform…

Plastic fantastic: Barbies gone wild (video)

Remember that annoyingly catchy song by Danish pop group Aqua? Hear it once and it’d be stuck in your head for days. “I’m a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world…” To young ears it might have sounded innocent and sugary-sweet, but when Aqua’s Barbie sung about playing and being undressed there was some cheeky adult double meaning behind it. Ellen von Unwerth‘s latest video for…

Eniko by Von Unwerth reminds us of a pre-Raphaelite nymph

What do John William Waterhouse and Ellen Von Unwerth have in common? Not much, and the two probably don’t find themselves side by side in a sentence too often. Von Unwerth’s works are often brazenly erotic; Waterhouse’s only subtly so. But looking at Von Unwerth’s latest shoot for Vogue Italia, starring a nymphesque Eniko Mihalik, thoughts are drawn to parallels of Pre-Raphaelite beauties.
NSFW Photo gallery included.

Living the sweet life in Alberta Ferretti for Macy’s

Mariacarla Boscono looks perfectly at home as the 50s Italianate bombshell brunette in the spring 2012 campaign for Alberta Ferretti’s capsule collection for Macy’s. To fit with the colourful holiday mood of the pieces, Ellen Von Unwerth ploughed unabashedly into the book of headscarves-and-vespa-riding cliches: but does it matter? Some things are timeless, and wanting to look glamorous while living la dolce vita is one…
Mariacarla Boscono: Alberta Ferretti for Macy's S/S '12
Mariacarla Boscono: Alberta Ferretti for Macy's S/S '12
Mariacarla Boscono: Alberta Ferretti for Macy's S/S '12
Mariacarla Boscono: Alberta Ferretti for Macy's S/S '12
Mariacarla Boscono: Alberta Ferretti for Macy's S/S '12
Mariacarla Boscono: Alberta Ferretti for Macy's S/S '12

Crystal Renn’s hunger games

There’s often a lot of frou-frou and frills to be expected from any Ellen von Unwerth shoot, though always in a playful and downright sensual way. It’s none the less refreshing to see an Unwerth shoot that capitalises on her ability to make over-the-top costumery work in a powerful way, but one that channels it into something stronger and sharper. This shoot for Shon Magazine…
Crystal Renn: Schön! Magazine Issue 17 (NSFW)
Crystal Renn: Schön! Magazine Issue 17 (NSFW)
Crystal Renn: Schön! Magazine Issue 17 (NSFW)
Crystal Renn: Schön! Magazine Issue 17 (NSFW)
Crystal Renn: Schön! Magazine Issue 17 (NSFW)
Crystal Renn: Schön! Magazine Issue 17 (NSFW)
Crystal Renn: Schön! Magazine Issue 17 (NSFW)
Crystal Renn: Schön! Magazine Issue 17 (NSFW)

Von Unwerth, Wheels & Dollbaby: a match made in heaven

If you’re familiar with Wheels & Dollbaby, and with the photography of Ellen Von Unwerth, then you wouldn’t even need to see the results of a collaboration between the two to know the match would be heaven-made. In fact it’s an all-round alignment of stars: the collection, of which the “Jolie Bow” silk picnic dress and its matching headscarf are a definite highlight; the beauty…
Wheels & Dollbaby: A/W '12 campaign by Ellen von Unwerth
Wheels & Dollbaby: A/W '12 campaign by Ellen von Unwerth
Wheels & Dollbaby: A/W '12 campaign by Ellen von Unwerth
Wheels & Dollbaby: A/W '12 campaign by Ellen von Unwerth
Wheels & Dollbaby: A/W '12 campaign by Ellen von Unwerth
Wheels & Dollbaby: A/W '12 campaign by Ellen von Unwerth
Wheels & Dollbaby: A/W '12 campaign by Ellen von Unwerth

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