“In My Castle” Model Maud Welzen in Haute Couture for the November 2012 Issue of Harper’s BAZAAR by Benjamin Kanarek

Maud Welzen wearing Atelier Versace for Harper’s BAZAAR © Benjamin Kanarek

Haute Couture only comes twice a year and is only shown in Paris. It is a rare bird indeed and thus is taken very seriously by those in the metier. It is akin to Formula 1 Racing or the Paris Le Salon de l’Auto where prototypes are shown and dreamt upon by the multitude of onlookers.

This year Fall-Winter 2012/2013 Haute Couture Collections were most definitely eye candy for this viewers eyes. Fashion Photographer Benjamin Kanarek photographed Maud Welzen from Elite Models Paris and DNA New York for Harper’s BAZAAR en Español. Maud is starring in “In My Castle” fashion editorial which was shot appropriately at the Luxurious Palace Hotel Shangri-La, París. Maud was the perfect model to be wrapped lavishly in some of the most exciting, dazzling Couture creations in quite a while. Despite her young career Maud has already walked for a considerable number of shows and has been the face for several prestigious fashion brands like Versace for Versus, Valentino and this season for Ralph Lauren and Belstaff.

Princess Maud Welzen, alone in her castle, strolls from Salon to Salon wearing her Haute Couture gowns from Christian Dior with the first Haute Couture Collection by Raf Simons, Valentino Haute Couture, Atelier Versace, Elie Saab Haute Couture, Armani Privé, Gaultier Paris, Giambattista Valli Haute Couture, Jantaminiau, Maison Martin Margiela, Alexandre Vauthier Couture, Chanel Haute Couture and Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci.

Fashion video by Frédérique Renaut

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Maud Welzen wearing Dior Haute Couture for Harper’s BAZAAR © Benjamin Kanarek

Maud Welzen wearing Valentino Haute Couture for Harper’s BAZAAR © Benjamin Kanarek

Maud Welzen wearing Elie Saab Haute Couture for Harper’s BAZAAR © Benjamin Kanarek

Maud Welzen wearing Armini Privé for Harper’s BAZAAR © Benjamin Kanarek

Maud Welzen wearing Gaultier Paris for Harper’s BAZAAR © Benjamin Kanarek

Maud Welzen wearing Giambattista Valli for Harper’s BAZAAR © Benjamin Kanarek

Maud Welzen wearing Jantaminiau for Harper’s BAZAAR © Benjamin Kanarek

Maud Welzen wearing Maison Martin Margiela for Harper’s BAZAAR © Benjamin Kanarek

Maud Welzen wearing Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture for Harper’s BAZAAR © Benjamin Kanarek

Maud Welzen wearing Chanel Haute Couture for Harper’s BAZAAR © Benjamin Kanarek

Maud Welzen wearing Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci for Harper’s BAZAAR © Benjamin Kanarek

The Team

Model: Maud Welzen with Elite Paris and DNA NY

Photography by Benjamin Kanarek

Creative Directors, Benjamin Kanarek & Frédérique Renaut

Video Direction, Frédérique Renaut

Styling by Sohei Yoshida

Make-Up by Angélik Iffennecker, at Marie-France Thavonekham

Hair by Patrice Delaroche, at Labelagence

Photo Assistant: Paul-Antoine Goutal

Stylist Assistants: Haruka SuzukiEric Waroll, 

Digital Retouching: Ashish Arora

 

Video Soundtrack

“Destiny“ by Zero 7

from the “Simple Thing” Album

© 2001 Ultimate Dilemma

 

Special Thanks to

Shangri-La Hotel, Paris

  • http://twitter.com/StuartFawcett Stuart Fawcett

    Super presentation of some amazing dresses.

  • http://twitter.com/StuartFawcett Stuart Fawcett

    Super presentation of some amazing dresses.