Monday, May 29, 2023

Behind the Scenes of Worth Avenue Fashion

In many ways, art and fashion are synonymous with each other, and both worlds often collide to create magic. In this year’s Worth Avenue magazine, published by our group publisher JES Media, the fashion editorial spread, photographed by Eduardo Rezende, is a product of that perfect fusion. The Norton Museum of Art lends itself as the ideal backdrop for ethereal florals, a touch of metallic, and elegant jewels.  

When asked what makes a fashion editorial photograph great, Art Director Lori Pierino says, “I like to have a good balance between the model, the fashion and the location. I like to see a bit of the environment in the shots but it shouldn’t overpower the model and fashion. They should compliment each other.” Well, this year’s fashion spread, yet again, doesn’t disappoint. 

Shown with Lasst tausend Blumen Blumen (Let a thousand flowers bloom), 1998 by Anselm Kiefer. Photo by Eduardo Rezende.

Showcasing Palm Beach style through clothing and accessories all from Worth Avenue stores, Stylist Cristina Cellini was inspired by “lots of floral prints and color which is quintessentially Palm Beach.” Juxtaposed alongside works by artists Pierre Bonnard, Sam Durant, Rob Wynne, Anselm Kiefer, Anish Kapoor, and Fernand Léger, Cellini could not have done any better pairing looks fit for a visit at the Museum and beyond. 

Photo by the author on location

For one, that Gucci floral showstopper on model Emilie Waters is a trompe-l’œil, creating the optical illusion that she’s actually part of the painting Lasst tausend Blumen Blumen (Let a thousand flowers bloom) by Anselm Kiefer. Flowing floral dresses by Erdem and Zimmermann are easy, breezy options when in doubt.

Photo by the author on location

The bolero top and skirt from Marina St. Barth, accented with a hat, are an unexpected yet welcoming addition to the overall look, giving us the green light to play around with accessories. I happened to pop in on location when this photo was taken and the hat was up for discussion, but that’s the subjective beauty of fashion and art.

Linen is also featured in these editorial pages with pieces from Marley’s Palm Beach Collection and Charlotte Kellogg. It’s a type of fabric that evokes an effortless, carefree, and chic vibe that’s ideal for being under the hot South Florida sun. 

Shown with The Beach at St. Tropez, 1934 by Pierre Bonnard. Photo by Eduardo Rezende.

Metallics remain on trend, and those Prada silver pointy flats are now on my wishlist. For your next upcoming gala, consider replacing black with a metallic gown to make quite the entrance. I totally envision Angelina Jolie rocking this look by Akris with jewelry from Lugano Diamonds. Don’t you? 

Shown with I Remember Ceramic Castles, Mermaids & Japanese Bridges, 2010/2018 by Rob Wynne. Photo by Eduardo Rezende.

Also impossible to miss are the fabulous jewels that grace these pages by Lugano Diamonds, Mariko, and Tamara Comolli. Cellini styled these gorgeous pieces with elegance, complementing each look with the right amount of bling.

“Art and fashion both inspired our shoot,” says Pierino. “I hope that comes across in our pages and will motivate people to explore world-renowned The Norton Museum of Art and iconic Worth Avenue.”

Next time you’re looking to do something fabulous, make a day of it by visiting the impressive collections at The Norton Museum followed by lunch and shopping on Worth Avenue… and make sure to grab your own copy of Worth Avenue magazine while you’re there.

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Olivia Hollaus
Olivia Hollaus
Olivia Hollaus is the Founder and Creative Director of Protect My Shoes, a brand focused on creating stylish, sustainable, and practical shoe care products. She loves fashion, design, and all things fabulous, so she’s always on the lookout for what’s new and unique. Aside from running her own business, Olivia is the proud mom of two boys who keep her on her toes. IG: @protectmyshoes

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