International fashion photographer and renowned master of light, Bruno Dayan, reaches for the stars with his lavish and playful interpretation of Greek mythology.
May sees the exquisite drama of the classical world made ultra-modern, as the myth of Aphrodite the Swan Maiden—personification of the evening star and goddess of love and beauty, who was born from the sea—gets the famously seductive night-meets-light Dayan treatment.
A spectacular crystal-encrusted, stylized feather mantelet by On Aura Tout Vu, renowned for the drama of its jewelry, is contrasted with dream-like waves of white and indigo chiffon by Yiqing Yin, the master of audacious cut and craftsmanship: they fall in a frothy cascade onto a ground strewn with references to culture, nature, and antiquity. This is Dayan at his daring best.
From the Swarovski 2013 Calendar, photographed by Bruno Dayan.