Couture Noire: Craig McDean for W Magazine


Lights off. Seduction on. The hauntingly beautiful images photographed by Craig McDean for W magazine’s February 2009 issue beckon to mind dark, fashion forward works by Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles.Above: Valentino's silk dress. Lanvin shoes.
Ports 1961 wool lace coat. Charlotte Bjorlin D'Elia cuffs; Devera, Sevan and Fred Leighton necklaces.
Maison Martin Margiela silk dress.
Giorgio Armani silk dress. Lydia Courteille ring.
J. Mendel Mongolian lamb shrug. Comme des Garons nylon dress. Tiffany & Co. necklace.
Bottega Veneta cotton and silk organza shirt and skirt. Dior Fine Jewelry ring. Nina Ricci shoes with attached stockings.
Burberry London cotton shirt. Karl Lagerfeld wool and viscose skirt.
Lanvin silk dress.
Alexander McQueen silk satin and organza dress.
Gucci silk jersey dress. Roberto Cavalli's silk blouse. Tiffany & Co. necklace.
Nina Ricci cotton tulle dress. Fred Leighton necklace (in hand); Nina Ricci cuff.





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