WOMEN OF SINGULAR BEAUTY
CHANEL HAUTE COUTURE
BY CATHLEEN NAUNDORF
Photographs and Art Direction by Cathleen Naundorf
Foreword by Jérôme Neutres
For many than two decades, Naundorf has used her expert photographic skills to pay homage to the haute couture aesthetic.
Combining her experiences in travel, art, and photojournalism, Naundorf elaborately arranges each detail of her images using storyboards and extensively researches the lighting for every image. Captures with analogue large – format cameras, each photograph is a singular vision suggesting romance, surrealism, exoticism, and above all else, fantasy.
Jérôme Neutres is the director of strategy and development of the Réunion des Musées nationaux and the Grand Palais and president of the Musée du Luxembourg, Paris. He curated in 2018 the Irving Penn exhibition in the Grand Palais.
“The artist’s book is a creation in itself, a piece of work developed by the artist based on a selection of her works. Cathleen Naundorf has published several artists’ books. Through its mastery and the perfection of its works, this new opus, Women of Singular Beauty: Chanel Haute Couture, is the product of a mature photographer who has attained the goals she has been setting herself for twenty years. I was fortunate enough to see the outline for this book and to look over the big notebook in which the artist had glued her images along with drawings and words. It is a dream of a book, showing images of dreams. These dreams occur with eyes wide open, and that is why they are called “works of art.”
Published in english and french
Limited edition, size 32 x 26 cm 208 pages
100 Euro + shipping: signed book by Cathleen Naundorf