In Greek mythology, the Muses were the source of divine inspiration — nine goddesses each the personification of different forms of art. For fashion photographers, these goddesses are earthbound and made flesh. Models. Their beauty an endless wellspring of creativity. Though there were traditionally nine Muses, these 10 models are in a heavenly choir all their own, elevated there by the 10 photographers who captured them so brilliantly.
Hakaan Yildirim is steadily finding his footing as he climbs into place as an acclaimed international fashion designer. While it helps to have Mert Alas (as in famed photog duo Mert & Marcus) as the Creative Director of Hakaan, his sexy aesthetic has taken on powerful textures, in more masculine silhouettes that still prove largely alluring. His Turkish background, however, lays behind him; he’s more inspired by London’s vibes, where he lives, works and always dreamed he’d be stirring up the fashion scope.
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Whether its supermodels posing on the sleeve, renowned photographers behind the lens or just rock stars banging anything that catwalks, music and fashion have long been intimate bedfellows. Here, 30 iconic album covers with a delightfully high fashion twist.
One of our favorite editorial actresses, Keira Knightley makes a triumphant return in the April issue of Interview, shot by the always dynamic duo of Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Stylist Karl Templer adorns the British beauty in Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Céline, Givenchy, Salvatore Ferragamo, Diane von Furstenberg, Chanel and Valentino as she smokes and smolders in the sultry spread. There’s a bit of good old-fashioned 80s androgyny meets Helmut Newton’s stark sexiness happening that fits Keira’s lithe bone structure perfectly. Full spread after the jump, kids.