Domo Arigato

photography Nobuyoshi Araki

realization Valentina Ilardi Martin

Issue IX

featuring actress HIROE TAKEI

hair KOJI ICHIKAWA, makeup EBARA, production NATSUKO ODATE at YOSHIKO ISSHIKI OFFICE

coordination CLAUDIA VITARELLI

 

SINGER AND ACTRESS HIROE TAKEI PERFORMED FOR ARAKI-SAMA AT HIS FAVORITE STUDIO IN TOKYO. THE MASTER WORKED HIS WAY DOWN SUPPORTED BY HIS OUTRAGEOUS SENSE OF HUMOR. IT WAS AN INTENSE SESSION THAT ENDED JUST BEFORE MODESTY WAS AT RISK. WHEN ASKED IF SHE'D MODEL AGAIN FOR ARAKI, AFTER A MOMENT OF SILENCE HIROE REPLIED THAT SHE WOULD, PROVIDED THERE'S SOMEONE ELSE IN THE ROOM.

Fragile violet lace refines the violent rib cage insert of this silk gunmetal doll-dress designed by Jun Takahashi for UNDERCOVER. The off-white cotton tank-top worn throughout the editorial is Hiroe's own.

All the clothes belong to the UNDERCOVER and SueUNDERCOVER fall/winter 2013/14 collections.

A dark rib cage design conflicts with the innocence of the silk pink blouse dress with fur collared neckline, accessorize with a fur bracelet, both by UNDERCOVER. The black fur slip-on shoes and the pink ribboned knickers both belong to the SueUNDERCOVER line. The black rabbit mask is exclusively created by KATSUYA KAMO for UNDERCOVER.

A yellow-toned feline is printed over the purple cotton t-shirt paired with a lavander lace skirt. Ostrich feathers top the navy cashmere beanie. All by UNDERCOVER. The lace babette socks by TABIO match the shade of the look.

Fragile violet lace refines the rib cage insert of this silk gunmetal doll-dress by UNDERCOVER. The antracite babette socks by TABIO finish the look.

These pearlescent gloves are adorned by red tromp l'oeil nails and belong to the UNDERCOVER collection.

Lively human organs are lying over the ivory cotton camisole-dress worn with just one off-white nylon stocking. All by UNDERCOVER. The subhuman toy comes from UNDERCOVER's archive and belongs to the spring/summer 2011 “Underman” collection.

Sue UNDERCOVER is the new line designed by Jun Takahashi that proposes this ensemble composed of a striped navy wool cardigan with matching stockings, styled with black briefs adorned by ribbons. The subhuman toy belongs to the spring/summer 2011 “Underman” collection of UNDERCOVER.

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