The French know fireworks (artifices en français) and although autumn is a far cry from 14 July, there is still plenty of powder to ignite. Case in point is the cover of the November 2015 issue of Numéro featuring none other than Lili Sumner photographed by Miles Aldridge. Standing in what appears to be a colorfully tiled shower, Lili is pictured wearing a dress by Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane and peering out from behind a vinyl curtain covered in water droplets. Full volume hair and and strong red lip and cat eye give the portrait a decidedly retro look, which together with the color palette make the cover unmistakably Miles Aldridge. Although a shower might not be the preferred staging area for a fireworks display, Lili provides more than enough fuel to ignite the entire block.

Credits include: Publication, Numéro N°168 November 2015; Photography, Miles Aldridge; Styling, Samuel François; Hair, Seb Bascle; Makeup, Lloyd Simmonds.

Lili Sumner | Numéro N°168 November 2015 (Photography: Miles Aldridge)

Lili Sumner | Numéro N°168 November 2015 (Photography: Miles Aldridge)