Magazine editors love a good pleating story and, well, readers of the April 2019 issue of Harper’s Bazaar just might too. Turn to page 132 of the latest edition for a story by photographer Camilla Åkrans starring ravishing Abby Champion. The title, wait for it, “Pleats Please,” is apt given the abundance of fabric with repeating creases. The story plays a strong opening hand with Abby (pictured) wearing a dress from the Balmain Spring 2019 ready-to-wear collection by Olivier Rousteing. The textures of the white organza dress are utterly tectonic, there are pleats, undulating waves, and what could well be described as polar mudcracks. Come for the pleats, but stay of Abby Champion.

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Credits include: Publication, Harper’s Bazaar April 2019; Title, “Pleats Please”; Photography, Camilla Åkrans; Styling, Patrick Mackie; Hair, Conrad Dornan for Shu Uemera Art of Hair; Makeup, Benjamin Puckey for Clé de Peau Beauté; Manicure, Whitney Gibson for Chanel; Prop styling, Evan Jourden; Production, Paul Preiss for Preiss Creative.

Abby Champion | Harper’s Bazaar April 2019 (Photography: Camilla Åkrans)

Abby Champion | Harper’s Bazaar April 2019 (Photography: Camilla Åkrans)