Kb5Ke7. Ka5Kd8…and so on for Julia Frauche in the April 2014 issue of Vogue China, who is pictured by Camilla Åkrans sat before a chess board. The breathless pace of the fashion calendar is checked in a timely fashion for just enough time to contemplate the next moves for selected Couture Spring 2014 collections. Opening moves for Jean Paul Gaultier are followed in kind amongst others by Atelier Versace, Giambattista Valli, Valentino, and Chanel. Strategic, calculated, this story is a veritable, wait for it, checkmate.
Credits include: Publication, Vogue China April 2014; Title, “Master Mind”; Photography, Camilla Åkrans; Styling, Franck Benhamou; Hair, Franco Gobbi at Streeters; Makeup, Wendy Rowe for Burberry at Tim Howard Management; Manicure, Laura Forget at Artlist; Set design, Pierre Glanddier at Quadriga; Production, Pandora Graessl at Management + Artists.