Anyone in the market for fantasy of course need look no further than high fashion. What if anything is an industry devoted to clothing the most well heeled of the well heeled if it is not first trafficking in fantasy? Rest assured, dear reader that the taste makers at Harper’s Bazaar do not disappoint in this regard for the December 2018 issue in an haute couture story starring none other than Abby Champion. Photographed in a sun drenched Paris by Mariano Vivanco, the editorial celebrates the latest couture collection, which says here, “evoke pure fantasy.” The dreamlike quality of the pictures could be the lighting, could be the hyperreal detail at work in every frame. What is likelier, however is the very fanciful nature of the pictures in which, say, Abby (pictured) wearing a feathered feathered coat by Fendi Couture whilst embarking on a light jog through the Tuileries. In what world, eh? Abby’s world actually, Abby’s world.

Credits include: Publication, Harper’s Bazaar December 2018; Title, “From Paris with Love”; Photography, Mariano Vivanco; Styling, Charles Varenne; Hair, Ed Moelands; Makeup, Niki M’nray for Laura Mercier; Production, Ben Faraday and Céline Guillerm for Octopix.

Abby Champion | Harper’s Bazaar December 2018 (Photography: Mariano Vivanco)

Abby Champion | Harper’s Bazaar December 2018 (Photography: Mariano Vivanco)