Dying to Dance

photography Alessandro Simonetti

realization Concetta D'Angelo

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model MORTA KONTRIMAITE at IMG MILAN
hair VALENTINO PERINI at W-M MANAGEMENT using BUMBLE & BUMBLE
makeup THAIS BRETAS

THE MORE UNFASHIONABLE A PLACE THE BETTER THE CHANCE OF FINDING TRUE STYLE (AND PERHAPS LOVE) THE OLD SCHOOL WAY: UNEXPECTEDLY. OUT OF RANGE FROM THE IN-CROWD, SUCH VENUES EVOKE A SENSE OF BRAVERY AND ADORATION FOR THEIR GREYING INHABITANTS WHO CELEBRATE THEIR YOUTH IN A RITUAL EMBRACE ON THE DANCE FLOOR. STARING AT THE LIGHTS MORTA AWAITS TO BE LIFTED...

Leaning against her reflection on the mirror wall, the aspiring ballerina wears an aquamarine tutu, comprised of a sequined bodysuit and a tulle gown, by VALENTINO, styled with a Western suede vest by COSTUME NATIONAL and printed loafers by SPERRY TOP-SIDER, ensuring the dance could go on all night long (the night is young). The earrings adorned by Swarovski crystals and pearls by ELLEN CONDE serve as a kaleidoscope. The rings adorned by rhinestones and the brass cuffs with pink agate are by IOSSELLIANI.

Between pool matches a sublime patchwork of colors and textures confuse the players. A python biker jacket by WUNDERKIND is worn with a bon ton look by PRADA, composed by a cloqué and gauze blouse and a soft leather corolla skirt illuminated by fluorescent brocade inserts. The silk and cotton jacquard socks and the “Raw Special Collection” sunglasses in wood and leather are also by PRADA. The brass cuff set is encrusted by studs and pink agate, while the paisley-inspired ring is illuminated by rhinestones, both by IOSSELLIANI.

A pool table looks like a prairie next to Morta wearing this suede Western jacket with fringes and contrasting floral embroidery by BAZAR DELUXE. Under the leather, a tweed short top paired with a cloqué pencil skirt embossed with roses cinches her body. The look is elevated by killer patent shoes. All by MIU MIU. The immaculate socks by MARIA LA ROSA further refine the look, together with the exclusive gothic earrings illuminated by blue gems, dedicated to GREY by IOSSELLIANI.

A swan lake takes the shape of a satin trench coat by NICHOLAS K falling over a dying-to-twist fringed skirt by ANGELOS FRENTZOS. The embroidered crochet top by AUGUSTIN TEBOUL worn underneath shines like a cabaret, complemented by NICOLAS MESSINA’s black tights with geometric lines and fringes. The patent and suede sandals by JIMMY CHOO, and IOSSELLIANI jewelry, including a long shaded earring and rings adorned by studs and rhinestones, finish the jazzy look.

Morta stares at the coffee reading symbols wearing a starry ruby eco fur vest by HILFIGER COLLECTION. A mysterious dress by LUDOVICA AMATI complicated by net inserts on the sleeves is worn underneath, and cuffed with the silver “Chaîne d’Ancre” by HERMÈS. The acid green round earrings and blue crystal ring, both by IOSSELLIANI, rock with the star.

The party goes on the other side of the curtains, while Morta poses for a classic portrait wearing a cashmere top with embroidered crystals doubled by a dotted layer of gloss, and the optical “Orchid” sunglasses shading her sleepless eyes. All by FENDI.

Morta mirrors the charm of the Old West wearing a cherry dress inlaid by see-through arabesques combined with knee-high suede boots, both by GUCCI. The candid silk slip worn as a lining adds a touch of modesty, by ERES. The iconic hat by STETSON keeps the Lone Ranger company, while the dark brilliance of IOSSELLIANI’s rings adorns her maiden hands.

Morta offers herself a drink and sits at the counter wearing a midnight blue leather bomber jacket and a matching enameled “Clic H” cuff, both by HERMÈS. The “Superstellaheroes” motif featured on the crêpe shirt and skirt by STELLA MCCARTNEY worn underneath meets the Mid East fantasia of the patchwork keffiyeh by 5MIN. A long necklace with fringed pendant by IOSSELLIANI completes the look.

Morta is enveloped by a flash of nostalgia framed by a precious armour by CHANEL made of organza with silver embroidery and complemented with signature cuffs. The regal lace headpiece by AUGUSTIN TEBOUL, encrusted with black beads and crystals crowns contrasts with the funky golden booties by GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI DESIGN, while the fishnet stockings by FALKE complete the snazzy look.

The colorful lights of the endless night meet the psychedelic fantasy of this velvet mini dress, worn with translucent orange earrings and the “Petite Malle” clutch, all by LOUIS VUITTON.

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