Haute Couture: The Polaroids of Cathleen Naundorf

In a visual world dominated by highly-manipulated, instantaneous digital imagery, it is uplifting to see the enigmatic beauty of analogue photography portraying the captivating splendor of haute couture. 


In a recent publication of polaroid images, german fashion photographer and painter Cathleen Naundorf conveys the otherworldly allure of haute couture collections by prestigious fashion houses Armani, Chanel, Dior, Lacroix, Elie Saab and Valentino, as "a gesture of homage to the unique nature of the haute-couture fashion".

Using a large format camera with polaroid film to capture exquisite garments in theatrical settings, Naundorf's images exude enchanting elegance; the nostalgic essence of her photographs encapsulate a timeless quality, reminiscent of the works of iconic photographers such as Richard Avedon and Irving Penn.


Each image is suggestive of an enticing story; sombre, thought-provoking, ambiguous...    


Les Mariees

L'Enfant Terrible

Valentino En Rosa

La Fille En Pl√Ętre IV (version 1)

La Miroir Vivant I

Moulange de Louvre

La Nuit Blanche

Kew Gardens

My Little Darling



The images above are featured in the publication 'Haute Couture: The Polaroids of Cathleen Naundorf' and are copyrighted to Cathleen Naundorf.


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