Annie Leibovitz - French Twists



This article in Vogue celebrates France during the reign of Louis XVI with Gemma Ward, Gisele Bündchen, Hugh Dancy, & Gerard Depardieu.

French Twists in 2004 mentions the movie Bon Voyage but I don't recall hearing anything of it. Not sure if anyone has seen it?

<-- my fave dress

Photographs taken by Annie Liebovitz.




Passion Play
The court of Louis XVI thrived on le scandale. Here Gisele Bündchen and Gérard Depardieu (soon to be seen in Bon Voyage) reenact the roles of seduced and seducer as represented in Fragonard's 1778 painting Le Verrou. Christian Lacroix Haute Couture dress.



Court in the Act
Courtesans and queens, actors and archdukes—the rarefied salons of the eighteenth-century French aristocracy were the Bungalow 8 of their day. Hugh Dancy (starring later this year in King Arthur) toys with model Karen Elson's lapdog, as French actor Benjamin Lindbergh (second from left) keeps an eye out for dirty pool in a shot that evokes Louis-Léopold Boilly's The Game of Billiards. All clothes, Christian Dior Haute Couture by John Galliano.



Chambre Music
Louis Garrel (center), who played the sexually adventurous Parisian twin in Bertolucci's The Dreamers, joins Depardieu's debauched soiree around the harpsichord. All clothes, Chanel Haute Couture.


Black Narcissus
In the 1700s, as today, it reflected well on a patron's vanity to commission work by the choicest painters of the hour. Here, new model Gemma Ward watches as the French artist Fabrice Hybert ponders an abstraction. All clothing by Gaultier Paris.

2 comments:

  1. I really love annie's work =D thanks for sharing

    I like the theme! I'm French lol
    But i find the photos too dark.

    Depardieu, the big french actor... ;)

    Bon voyage (2003) is a good movie. With : Isabelle Adjani, Gérard Depardieu, Virginie Ledoyen, Yvan Attal, Grégori Derangère
    It happens at the beginning of the second world war, when the Nazis occupy France. Different people try to run away. They will meet each other...

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  2. Thanks for mentioning the film! I'll have to keep a lookout for it!

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