In a riveting interplay of light and shadow, Stockholm-born model Isa Gustafsson fronts the cover of Wallpaper* Magazine’s September 2023 issue in monochromatic brilliance. Through the keen lenses of the photographer duo, Melanie + Ramon (Mélanie Lyon + Ramon Escobosa), Gustafsson is a vision in a Prada ensemble, radiating minimalist elegance.
But there’s more than meets the eye: the spirit of French filmmaker Chris Marker’s 1962 cinematic masterpiece, “La Jetée“, casts an ethereal spell over the entire narrative of the cover story. Photographed against the timeless backdrop of Paris, the essence of its streets comes alive in a symphony of fashion. The magazine’s fashion director, Jason Hughes, expertly curated ensembles from the Fall/Winter 2023 collections of fashion powerhouses such as Gucci, Sportmax, Wolford, Balenciaga, Valentino and Chanel, invoking an aura of both drama and simplicity.
Expertly crafted hair by Michal Bielecki and artistic make-up by Marielle Loubet add layers of allure. Casting by Ikki Casting and seamless production by Anya Hassett complete this mesmerizing tableau, a tribute to artistry and fashion in perfect harmony.