Mary Katrantzou by Erik Madigan Heck

By now you should know our love for Mary Katrantzou since her very first show when she was still at St Martins to her latest F/W 2011 collection. While its pretty rare to see Mary pieces outside the runways (she has not shot a lookbook yet), when you see an editorial of her collection, you are instantly struck. That’s why this series by NY-based photographer Erik Madigan Heck for Nomenus Quarterly (the world’s most expensive magazine) is pretty amazing!

Reflecting upon the images, Heck stated “It signifies a different direction in my own work, where I am trying to flatten the space between photography and illustration, by eliminating photographic elements and painting on different surfaces and colors in post-production, attempting to move closer towards painting itself, in process and form.”

Inspired by the late interior paintings of the 19th century French painters Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard, Heck has pushed his dream-like aesthetic into new territory, blurring the lines between fashion photography and fine art. Combining Katrantzou’s dazzling architectural demi-couture with (equally decadent) customized sets, Erik achieves a piercing chromatic effect.

Photographs by Erik Madigan Heck
Styling by Heidi Bivens
Hair by Weasley O’Meara
Make-Up by Deanna Melluso
Model: Janice at Ford
Set Design by Shaun Kato Samuel
Post-Production by Michael dos Santos
and Andrew Bennett for Versatile Studios
Clothing by Mary Katrantzou
Additional Jewelry by Candace Ang.

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