Although the term melancholia no long enjoys the same standing in the medical community today as it did during the height of Queen Victoria’s reign, in the hands of Danish filmmaker Lars Von Trier it nevertheless proved a suitable vehicle in ending the world. The April 2016 issue of Vogue Paris proves the term melancholia has life yet in a story of the same by photographer Christian MacDonald featuring amongst others Olivia Jansing. The native New Yorker joins the feature wearing a shirt and skirt by Joseph (pictured). The world will not end for another 4 billion years give or take, but Olivia Jansing provides plenty of fireworks to make this occasion no less memorable.

Credits include: Publication, Vogue Paris April 2016; Title, “Melancholia”; Photography, Christian MacDonald; Styling, Véronique Didry; Hair, Tomo Jidai; Makeup, Francelle Daly; Set design, Stefan Beckman; Styling assistance, Manon Latil.

Olivia Jansing | Vogue Paris April 2016 (Photography: Christian MacDonald)

Olivia Jansing | Vogue Paris April 2016 (Photography: Christian MacDonald)