Cats and human beings have a shared history that goes back millennia. Unlike other wild animals which were bred into passivity, cats are thought to have domesticated themselves. This feline independence that sometimes borders on outright defiance is part of what makes the species so intriguing, beguiling even. This charm is precisely what Sabrina Ioffreda brings to the pages of Numéro 155 in a story appropriately enough titled “Feline.” Photographed by Anthony Maule and styled by Samuel François, the story ticks the requisite furrier boxes with seasonal offerings in, yes, fur from Prada to Saint Laurent, but this editorial was never going to be a mere commercial manifest of designers and showroom addresses. No, there is something more to this series, an irrepressible spirit pacing behind those deep brown eyes of Sabrina’s that can only be described as féline.
Credits include: Publication, Numéro N°155 August 2014; Title, “Féline”; Photography, Anthony Maule; Styling, Samuel François; Hair, Nicolas Jurnjack at Management + Artists; Makeup, Pep Gay at Streeters; Manicure, Michelle Class for Elegant Touch at David Artists; Styling assistance, Sophie Houdré; Digital, Matt Lain; Production, Samanatha Brennan at Jed Root.