In 1947 Boris Vian published his dizzying pulp novel L’Écume des Jous and although it did not exactly set the literary world alight it did compel French director Michel Gondry to adapt it for the big screen in 2013. At the center of the tale is Chloé, who suffers from an extraordinary illness in which a water lily grows in her lungs. Bonkers as this plot seems, its corresponding title has found further legs in the November 2016 issue of Numéro in a story by photographer Hans Feurer featuring that bouquet of flowers herself Anna Cleveland. Anna (pictured) opens the story wearing a coat in fur and mink by Fendi on the shores of Normandy at Étretat. The picturesque location has long inspired artists including Claude Monet and before the able eye of Feurer’s lens, it is no less arresting. Anna for her part plays her role with conviction and great appeal. Mercifully, Anna also puts in this shift without flowers in her lungs.

Credits include: Publication, Numéro N°178 November 2016; Title, “L’écume des jours”; Photography, Hans Feurer; Styling, Spela Lenarcic; Hair, Massato at Andre Werther; Makeup, Lloyd Simmonds for Yves Saint Laurent at Agency Carole; Digital, Sarah Reimann in DigitArt; Retouch, Production Digital DigitArt; Production, Chloe Cairns in Onirim.

Anna Cleveland | Numéro N°178 November 2016 (Photography: Hans Feurer)

Anna Cleveland | Numéro N°178 November 2016 (Photography: Hans Feurer)