Dina Calabro Combines Past and Present with Louis Vuitton
The latest issue of Italian publication Grazia Magazine combines historical inspiration with stark reality in their story “Mar Adentro.” Highlighting Louis Vuitton’s latest seventies inspired season at a pedestrian Lake House, there is a visual tension that makes for attention grabbing imagery.
The weathered inspiration is juxtaposed against the high fashion styling of Louis Vuitton’s designs like a manufactured reality that sits between the ideal world and the one we live in. Dina Calabro’s flair for hair and makeup is seen straddling these two opposing forces, splitting the difference and bringing cohesion to the concept. Her effortless application of natural makeup enhances the casual feeling of a vacation by the lake, while allowing the model’s stunning beauty to come through. The hair is both effortless and flawless, caught in a breeze but signing shapes as if they were planned. Each moment captured through the shoot has a surreal quality in Carmelo Donato’s photographs, like they are on loan from another era or another world.