In 2010 and 2011 the photographers Peter Farago and Ingela Klemetz Farago collaborated with CHANEL in creating 45 fashion stories featuring 45 of the most sought-after top models from the Nordic and Baltic countries. The project has resulted in a fabulous coffee table book and a photography exhibition entitled NORTHERN WOMEN IN CHANEL and can be seen at Designmuseum Denmark from 1st feb until 8th April 2012.
Freja Beha Erichsen, Helena Christensen, Carmen Kass are just some of the women portrayed in the project. The models have been carefully chosen to represent an aestethic flair for fashion but also a desire to convey a sense of humanity. Profits from sales of the book are donated to the organisation Save The Children.
The images allow us to take an exclusive and intimate insight into the significant past and present Haute Couture and Prêt-à-Porter collections created by Karl Lagerfeld for CHANEL as well as the brand’s fine jewelry and beauty creations. The series of images are accompanied by a preface by Karl Lagerfeld in celebration of these Northern heroines.
For the exhibition at Designmuseum Denmark, Northern women in CHANEL has been enriched with a suite of black and white portraits of the participating models, delicate intimate moments captured by the photographers. These photographs will be published in a new exclusive edition entitled ‘Bare Moments’ and is limited to 100 individually hand numbered copies worldwide, each signed by Peter Farago & Ingela Klemetz Farago. ‘Bare Moments’ comes together with Northern Women in CHANEL as a 2 volume Exclusive Collector’s Edition, in a cloth slipcase.
Go see it at Designmuseum Denmark from 1st Feb until 8th April 2012.