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Paolo Roversi spring/summer 2010

A fashion story about twisted seduction, burlesque, pornography and the beauty of Guinevere Van Seenus

Paolo Roversi spring/ summer 2010
Paolo Roversi spring/ summer 2010 Paolo Roversi spring/ summer 2010

Olivier Rizzo describes his style using single words and singular ideas: "Construction. Deconstruction. Proportion. Emotion. Sexuality. Schizophrenia. Poetry. History. Present." Talking about his shoot for AnOther Magazine with photographer Paolo Roversi and model Guinevere Van Seenus, he is similarly direct. “The idea was twisted seduction, burlesque, pornography, and the amazing beauty of Guinevere herself," he explains. "She is incredibly feminine and sexy, and she has amazing body-language." With a background in fashion design, it seems appropriate that Rizzo's approach to styling is chiefly concerned with the intimate dynamic between the body and clothing, and how one should flow into the other. "The fashion becomes one with the body, where dressed is undressed, and undressed is dressed," says the designer. “The clothes become the skin, and the skin becomes the clothes, so that pressed drapery recalls classic sculpture and couture shapes remain as a shadow on the body."

Photography: Paolo Roversi
Styling: Olivier Rizzo
Hair: Shon at Julian Watson Agency
Make-up: Sally Branka at Julian Watson Agency
Manicurist: Virginie Rimet at Marie-France Thavonekham
Model: Guinevere Van Seenus at IMG
Photographic assistants: Arno Frugier, Elena Rendina
Styling assistant: Donatella Musco
Digital operator: Antonio Pizzichino at D Touch
Retouching: D Touch
Production: Valentine Avron at Vincent Simonet