Walker Wednesday: Stranger Than Paradise, W Magazine, May 2013

Francesco Scognamiglio dress

Francesco Scognamiglio dress

Is it any wonder that a collaboration between two avant-garde fashion darlings, photographer Tim Walker and actress Tilda Swinton, would result in the compelling, surrealist dreamscape of this W Magazine spread? Like Walker, Swinton has long been a proponent for the Art of Dress and many times over its living embodiment. Most recently, she has collaborated with Olivier Saillard, director of Paris’s Palais Galliera fashion museum, on a number of performance art pieces involving dress (more to come soon!). In this May 2013 spread for W, Swinton’s own body serves as the canvas for a stunning display of fashions styled by Jacob K. I’ve provided some of my favorites here, but be sure and check out the complete portfolio: http://www.wmagazine.com/people/celebrities/2013/05/tilda-swinton-tim-walker-las-pozas-cover-story-ss/photos/slide/1

Haider Ackermann shirt and trousers.

Haider Ackermann shirt and trousers.

Ann Demeulemeester dress; Cornelia James gloves.

Ann Demeulemeester dress; Cornelia James gloves.

Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci dress; Cornelia James gloves.

Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci dress; Cornelia James gloves.

Vera Wang Collection dress; Vicki Beamon lips and fingertips; Cornelia James gloves.

Vera Wang Collection dress; Vicki Beamon lips and fingertips; Cornelia James gloves.

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Walker Wednesday: Magical Thinking in W Magazine, March 2012

Today, Tim Walker is recognized as one of fashion photography’s greatest luminaries. Born in England in 1970, Walker’s work on the Cecil Beaton archive at the Condé Nast library in London led him to pursue a Photography degree at Exeter College of Art. Upon graduation, his promising future career was confirmed with the third prize as the Independent Young Photographer of the Year. It was not long before he was working as a full time assistant to Richard Avedon in New York City. But it was not until Walker returned to England, that is fashion photography career blossomed, shooting his first fashion shoot for Vogue at the age of 25. The rest, they say, is fashion history.

“Magical Thinking,” featured in the March 2012 issue of W Magazine, is indicative of Walker’s unmistakable aesthetic– a whimsical and magical interpretation of the latest fashions that has been enticing readers of W and Vogue for almost twenty years. The fashion shoot was styled by Jacob K.

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Miu Miu’s cotton and velvet coat and cotton and velvet top. Pebble London necklace; Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. 18k yellow gold, enamel, and diamond bracelet; Tiffany & Co. by Elsa Peretti 18k yellow gold bangle; Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. 18k yellow gold, enamel, and diamond bracelet (from left); Butler & Wilson ring.

Miu Miu’s cotton and velvet coat and cotton and velvet top. Pebble London necklace; Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. 18k yellow gold, enamel, and diamond bracelet; Tiffany & Co. by Elsa Peretti 18k yellow gold bangle; Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. 18k yellow gold, enamel, and diamond bracelet (from left); Butler & Wilson ring.

Lanvin’s crepe top. Stylist’s own fan; Angels the Costumiers necklace; Shaneen Huxham gloves.

Lanvin’s crepe top. Stylist’s own fan; Angels the Costumiers necklace; Shaneen Huxham gloves.

Left: Yves Saint Laurent’s lace jacquard vest and habutai silk blouse. Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière hat. Right: Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière’s silk dress and hat.

Left: Yves Saint Laurent’s lace jacquard vest and habutai silk blouse. Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière hat. Right: Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière’s silk dress and hat.

Prada’s embroidered cotton coat. Lynn Ban cuff (worn in hair); Lynn Ban earring (in right ear); Butler & Wilson earring (in left ear); Angels the Costumiers necklace; Salvatore Ferragamo belt; Butler & Wilson bracelet; John Hardy 18k yellow gold, spinel, and sapphire cuff (from top). Butler & Wilson rings.

Prada’s embroidered cotton coat. Lynn Ban cuff (worn in hair); Lynn Ban earring (in right ear); Butler & Wilson earring (in left ear); Angels the Costumiers necklace; Salvatore Ferragamo belt; Butler & Wilson bracelet; John Hardy 18k yellow gold, spinel, and sapphire cuff (from top). Butler & Wilson rings.

Dolce & Gabbana’s jeweled lace dress. Badgley Mischka earrings; Butler & Wilson necklaces; This ‘n’ That Collectibles bracelets (worn as arm pieces).

Dolce & Gabbana’s jeweled lace dress. Badgley Mischka earrings; Butler & Wilson necklaces; This ‘n’ That Collectibles bracelets (worn as arm pieces).

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