Fashion is, in a nutshell, a very family-friendly way of dealing with the otherwise mysterious workings of desire. You have all of the salient plot-lines there, stylishly manicured on the shopfloor: The object, looking rather helpless on its shelf, the sense of ownership that any customer experienced when actually acquiring said object and the manipulative performances that take place when the customer becomes, in the end, the wearer.
In this clever project by stylist Riccardo Maria Chiacchio, we look at the object being worn by yet another object, paraphrasing (if not altogether fetishising) the relation between clothes and the ardent passion we all have for them.
left: trousers Lanvin, belt Saint Laurent, scarf Prada, shirt stylist’s own – right: socks Egon Von Furstenberg, shoes archive Prada
dress Valentino, shoes Twin-Set, fur scarf stylist’s own
total look Missoni
left: trousers Alexander Mcqueen, shoes Diane Von Furstenberg – right: shoes Calvin Klein, socks stylist’s own, lingerie La Perla, coat and hat Dolce & Gabbana
left: belt Saint Laurent, trousers Lanvin, shirt stylist’s own – right: socks Egon Von Furstenberg, shoes Archive Prada, coat Balenciaga, scarf and hat Dolce & Gabbana
belt Gucci by Tom Ford
belt Archive Chanel
left= trousers D&G Dolce & Gabbana, coat Calvin Klein, shirt archive Miu Miu, corset stylist’s own
right= belt Gucci by Tom Ford
Creative Direction and Styling – Riccardo Maria Chiacchio
Photography – Daniele Grassi
Special thanks to Greta S. Vullo