The dream team Giampaolo Sgura and Anna dello Russo are at it again on Vogue Japan. The October issue sees a flamboyant, baroque, almost sickeningly opulent shoot inspired by Marie Antoinette.
Glossy like a box of Laudree macaroons, sweet like a wedding cake covered in sugar decorations, and opulent like the Dolce&Gabbana FW13 collection, Giampaolo Sgura and Anna dello Russo create a dream worthy of Marie Antoinette herself.
Gilded mirrors, doors and furniture, damask fabrics, heavy curtains and a cornucopia of exquisitely delicious props such as a 4 tiered cake act as a backdrop to a very modern Versailles. Dutch model Ymre Stiekema plays the part of Queen Marie Antoinette perfectly; beautiful, unashamedly spoiled and somewhat saucy.
Giampaolo Sgura shoots the iconoclastic fashion story in a portrait like manner, and Anna dello Russo’s flamboyant taste hones in on both the inspiration of the shoot and the iconic woman who perhaps is the mother of baroque extravagance.
And I say, let them eat cake: a Dolce&Gabbana gilded cake with soft silk tulle and lace filling.
Credits: Vogue Nippon
Photographer Giampaolo Sgura
Styling: Anna Dello Russo