Tough Love with Sasha Pivovarova

Sasha Pivovarova is fierce and intense in this dramatic portrait series shot by Hedi Slimane for Vogue Japan, titled Tough Love.

For this editorial spread in Vogue Japan, titled Tough Love, Sasha Pivovarova is shot by Hedi Slimane. She looks fierce and intense, and she does it better than anyone. These stunning shots feature beautiful designs from the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Rick Owens, Balenciaga, Dior and Haider Ackerman. The mono-chromatic outfits are daring and bold, expertly picked by Mika Mizutani. Sasha wears everything from huge, floaty gowns to structured leather jackets, and yet each shot gives the sense of rock and roll glamor and effortless style.

This is a very rock and roll shoot. Sasha looks dramatic and engaging in this editorial. I love the mixture of black and white and color images, as this allows the color of Sasha’s bold make-up and amazing eyes to stand out and add some drama and intensity to the photographs (make-up by Christian McCulloch). I love the image with the sheer, floaty black dress. I think the light shining through the sheer fabric looks amazing, and the composition and balance works really well here. Also Sasha’s hair looks wonderful (by Jimmy Paul).

Sasha looks very slick in these images. Everything from hair to make-up, lighting and composition is totally perfect. Hedi Slimane is an amazing photographer and I really love her work. This shoot is classic and timeless.