Hollywood’s brightest new stars take on the many facets of the Miu Miu femininity in a series of portraits by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
Elle Fanning (Somewhere, Super 8), Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years A Slave) and Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Macy May Marlene) reinterpret the Spring/Summer 2014 collection – a play on classic archetypes of fashion – through their individual style language.
Each set is as distinctive and striking as the young actresses themselves, walls in saturated shades of blue, red and violet accentuating the mixed prints and materials of the clothes, and multicoloured floorboards sweeping towards the camera at surreal angles.
Timeless codes of femininity are both pretty and perverse – classics, but not quite as they should be – as if seen in a dream. Cotton stockings in rich yellow, red and pink are paired with ruby Mary Janes, lace-up knee-highs or crystal-studded platform sandals. A good-girl coat is interpreted in yellow and grey and a bad-girl bustier drips with jewels.
The actresses’ poses, full of personality, convey their diverse points of view, effortlessly translating the new spirit of the Miu Miu woman.