“Richly lit and slightly transgressed, Joseph Chen and Freddie Leiba invite us to be fashion voyeurs. With beautifully selected garments and strong, moody compositions, this story is a must-see homage to Balthus”
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 28, 2014
New York Fashion Photographer Joseph Chen photographed model Paige Reifler for Philippine Tatler, May 2014 issue, the fashion editorial was styled by legendary fashion stylist Freddie Leiba. "The shoot for Tatler with Joseph evoked such classic, effortless beauty. The entire team was fantastic and the outcome only further confirms everyone's talent in their field,” declares model Paige Reifler.
“My inspiration for the editorial Le Jeune Fille was this elusive beautiful high society girl from New York, an “It Girl” that is easy for everyone to fall in love with. During casting, I had a hard time finding a model that embodies that essence. But I knew that I found the perfect model the moment I saw Paige,” says Joseph Chen.“The editorial was a preview of the best of S/S 2014 collections from some of the most respected fashion houses,” added Freddie Leiba.
“With the combination of Joseph's photography, Freddie's styling, Sandy's makeup and our model Paige, it made for one of the best results I've been a part of. I'm ecstatic with the outcome,” according to Hair Stylist Juan Carlos Maciques.
The shoot used collections from well-known designers such as Christian Dior, Blumarine, Max Mara, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein and Alberta Ferretti.
Spirit and Flesh Magazine
The fashion editorial entitled Girls and Cats for New York-based magazine Spirit and Flesh was inspired by the paintings of Polish-French modern artist Balthasar Klossowski de Rola, best known as Balthus.
“Richly lit and slightly transgressed, Joseph Chen and Freddie Leiba invite us to be fashion voyeurs. With beautifully selected garments and strong, moody compositions, this story is a must-see homage to Balthus,” commented Yelena Deyneko, Creative Director of Spirit and Flesh magazine.
“We were very much inspired by Balthus’ exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and it just so happened that there are the right clothes in the S/S 14 collection to do a fashion editorial with his work as inspiration,” reveals Freddie Leiba.
The editorial was shot with Brazilian model Paula Mulazzani with male model Jonathan Zakus. Mulazzani recently graced the catwalk for fashion houses such Giorgio Armani and Naeem Khan. Rob van Dorssen did both hair and makeup.
Photographer Joseph Chen concludes, “I think this is one of my best works ever and surprisingly, we finished three hours earlier than anticipated. Freddie and I was planning and conceptualizing this photo shoot for more than three months before shooting it.”
Designs by Calvin Klein, Max Mara, Ralph Lauren, Paul Smith, DKNY were used to style the editorial.
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