There is a moment in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket (1987) when Private Joker as played by Ed Begley, Jr. is addressed by his commanding officer for wearing a peace sign on his fatigues. Pressed about its meaning, Joker responds that he was merely trying to suggest something about the duality of man. Needless to say Joker’s superior was less than impressed, but the scene illustrates the explosive nature of juxtaposing symbols of peace with implements of war. A similar tension tension plays out to different and profoundly beautiful ends in the latest cover of Flair featuring Hedvig Palm photographed by Jeff Bark. In the cover photo Hedvig wears Dior and clutches closely a pair of long stemmed white flowers whilst wearing a M1 helmet painted with daisies. The corresponding Spring 2015 collections cover story continues with this vaguely Summer of ’68 theme with echoes of peace, love, and protest placards. Beautifully gritty, this story trades equally in perfume and teargas, thereby showcasing the range and depth of its cover star Hedvig. “Don’t you love your country,” barks the colonel. “Then how about getting with the program? Why don’t you jump on the team and come on in for the big win?” Yes, sir!

Credits include: Publication, Flair N°16 April 2015; Title, “Fashion 1”; Photography, Jeff Bark; Styling, Tony Irvine; Hair, Shingo at The Wall Group; Makeup, Lisa Houghton at Tim Howard Management; Manicure, Geraldine Holford at The Wall Group; Styling assistance, Susan Walsh, Chiara Spennato.

Hedvig Palm | Flair April 2015 (Photography: Jeff Bark)

Hedvig Palm | Flair April 2015 (Photography: Jeff Bark)