Vanessa Paradis, Elegant in Versailles
Vasessa Paradis wanders elegantly around the beautiful Versailles Palace, in the delicate and intricate designs of Chanel. Here, she teams up with Karl Largerfeld to bring the beauty of Chanel to the July issue of Tatler Russia. In this editorial, Vanessa echo’s a Marie Antoinette style elegance as she prances around the picturesque court.
There is a mix of black and white and color photography here, and I feel the black and white images are substantially more effective and interesting. The black and white images are very romantic, and Vanessa portrays a wonderful mix of mystery and seductiveness. I actually really like the image shot in what looks like a ballroom, with the open doors in the background. The location really adds to the grandeur of the the photograph, but Vanessa holds her own, and is not overpowered by her grand and extravagant surroundings.
This is a wonderful shoot for Chanel, Vanessa looks beautiful in the romantic designs and detailed pieces. The overall grand and luxurious aesthetic, and Vanessa’s seductive elegance makes this it a great editorial overall.