Quantum Present

photography Chadwick Tyler

realization Valentina Ilardi Martin

Issue V


hair and makeup GREGOR MAKRIS at BIGOUDI


A mink officer coat is cinched by a suede belt, both by BURBERRY PRORSUM. The sharp-tailored wool coat with mink collar-piece and white turtleneck are from the CÉLINE collection.

The Mercedes-Benz Museum is the only museum in the world that can document in a single continuous timeline over 120 years of auto industry from its very beginnings to the present day. On nine levels and covering a floor space of 16,500 square meters, the museum presents 160 vehicles and over 1,500 exhibits.

The black matte gabardine coats with contrasting phard collars are from PRADA.

Both from JASON WU, the charcoal wool anorak with Swarovski appliques embroidered and the ivory silk shirt trimmed with black lace leaves. The 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL coupe presented in 1954 was based on the successful competition version of 1952. With its characteristic upward-opening doors, the dream car of the 1950s popularly became known as the Gullwing.

A cognac fox collar crowns the pale rose-grey mohair jacket and dark grafite merino turtleneck, all by GUCCI. The 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 measuring car is a one-of-a-kind specimen built for the Mercedes testing department to record the data delivered by test vehicles during their runs.

The electric-blue mongolian lamb fur contrasts against the graphic sequined looks, all from EMPORIO ARMANI. The 2001 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313 CDI mobile intensive care unit is one of the most frequently used rescue vehicle and ambulances.

The structured ivory top with contrasting navy collar is by MIU MIU.

One-sleeved asymmetric trench coat by COMME DES GARÇONS reveals a black wool and cotton dress. The shoes are by MIU MIU.

From DIOR, the black jacquard velvet-trimmed coat is matched with MIU MIU ruffled heels.

The grey ribbed sweater with knit shoulder inserts and the nylon eco fur-lined coat over a cashmere turtleneck are from the UNDERCOVER collection by Jun Takahashi.

The satin sweater with a purple orchid-print blouse are combined with a tulle crinolined skirt and décolleté heels. The violet printed jumper and blouse worn with the satin skirt and jeweled crinoline are elevated by black heels, all from GIVENCHY by RICCARDO TISCI.

The GUCCI double-breasted melange coat with amethyst fox collar is worn over a mohair skirt. The 1969 Mercedes-Benz LO 1112 bus was produced at the Mercedes-Benz factory in Buenos Aires.

Chains and stones decorate the iridescent felt wool coat from YVES SAINT LAURENT. The heels are from MIU MIU. 2004 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 500 is a winter service vehicle that has proven itself invaluable since 1951.

JASON WU’s charcoal wool anorak with Swarovski floral motif is worn over a cerise red lace shirt.

A two-toned fur coat paired with a pencil-skirt are worn with phython platforms and geometrical earrings. A sleeveless leather jacket lays on a wool top with teardrop appliqués and wool skirt. Beaver gloves restate the look. All from the MARNI collection. The 1891 Daimler motorized streetcar. Gottlieb Daimler operated a narrow-gauge streetcar during the 1887 public festival in Cannstatt. Powered by the Grandfather Clock, it commuted between Wilhelmsplatz and Kursaal attracting great public attention.

The cognac fox collar lays on the mohair jacket of a melange suit. A merino turtleneck underneath completes this look by GUCCI.

The back of a washed-silk dress is masterfully cut, revealing a constructed bra. The silk dress with a laced teardrop motif features a matching frilled basque, all from SPORTMAX. The 1980 Mercedes-Benz O 305 standard regular-service bus was one of the first generation of standard service buses. This vehicle did more than 600,000 miles of service in Stuttgart.

The granite fur reversable vest and shearling leather jacket are both worn over silk cyclamen tea dresses by TIBI.

A silk taffeta coat, inspired by the summer 1965 Balenciaga collection, is worn over a silk crepe dress. A black and pale-gold futuristic dress exposes bare skin through the oversized fish-net detail on the side, both from BALENCIAGA by NICOLAS GHESQUIÈRE.

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