I adore velvet and a pictures like these. It reminds me about my last autumn's journey to Rome and artworks of Santo Botticelli, Raphael Santi or Jan van Eyck. But also of Draper, Waterhouse, Rossetti and Lefebvre. The pictures are dark and mysterious, like there was something devilish and ugly underneath those beautiful clothes and face or hidden in the shade. So many feelings at the same time. The colours of poison, hell, fear. The colours of love, ecstasy and passion.
Source: Vogue China, January 2007
Photographer: Pierluigi Maco
Model: Vlada Roslyakova