Monday, September 3, 2007

At Dries Van Noten

Doesn’t this look like the cast of an early 90′s Merchant Ivory film?
I think it would be so fun to come up with the plot of this movie and its characters.


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  1. nicolette

    September 3, 2007 at 11:35 am

    Gorgeous lighting!

  2. Maja

    September 3, 2007 at 12:01 pm

    Such a beautiful light!

  3. Candid Cool

    September 3, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    Stunning series

  4. Jane

    September 3, 2007 at 12:21 pm

    Stunning. Especially the last few. I do wish Merchant Ivory was still delivering movies.

  5. AsianCajuns

    September 3, 2007 at 12:22 pm

    These photographs are beautiful and they really do look like stills from a film.

  6. Chloë

    September 3, 2007 at 12:23 pm

    I think it would be so interesting for you to do a real fashion shoot for a magazine…you’re good.

  7. mag

    September 3, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    I am just totally in love with the light in those pictures !!!!!

  8. Anonymous

    September 3, 2007 at 2:26 pm

    A fine collection .Photos 4,5,6 are the ones I don´t like.The rest are fine.

  9. Carolina Lange

    September 3, 2007 at 2:33 pm

    Wow, these photos are fantastic! Love them all!

  10. Anonymous

    September 3, 2007 at 2:48 pm

    very good portraits

  11. Anonymous

    September 3, 2007 at 3:02 pm

    The last picture reminds me a little of Gosford Park.

    I really do think you should publish a book, by the way!

  12. ali.

    September 3, 2007 at 3:12 pm

    this lighting is so amazing. it looks so right. my favorite set of pictures youve ever taken.

  13. Anonymous

    September 3, 2007 at 3:25 pm

    love the light in the photos!

  14. Anonymous

    September 3, 2007 at 3:35 pm

    Is the guy #3 (from the top) wearing an ascot? I always thought ascots/cravats were cool, casual and stylish, but in America it attracts a lot of ridicule (with perhaps the exception of NYC).

  15. Jack Daniel

    September 3, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    yeah, beautiful images.

  16. Ravages/CC

    September 3, 2007 at 4:03 pm

    The fourth and seventh photo – the seventh especially – of the girl with a halo- are incredibly, incredibly awesome. And evocative.
    I am jealous.

  17. A.di T.

    September 3, 2007 at 4:08 pm

    Great camera. Dries is sublime! And subtle. And subversive. Photo’s and fashion paired like great food and wine.

  18. Athena

    September 3, 2007 at 5:41 pm

    Amazing lighting. You’re good Sart, as always.

  19. daniqueconijn

    September 3, 2007 at 6:06 pm

    beautiful lightning those pictures really speak for themselves!
    great individuals as well, well done!

  20. amy

    September 3, 2007 at 8:00 pm

    these are gorgeously back lit. i especially like the blonde. angelic.


    September 3, 2007 at 8:12 pm

    this set deserves an exhibition!!!

  22. American in Zurich

    September 3, 2007 at 10:02 pm

    > or a David Fincher movie. yes, they’re all really quite interesting and beautiful.

  23. Asian Models Blogger

    September 3, 2007 at 11:22 pm

    OMG, fabulous! They are all so gorgeous and the lighting is amazing.

    It reminds me of scenes from the 1960s Paris salon.

  24. Thomas

    September 3, 2007 at 11:30 pm

    This season, men will wear shirts and women will wear dresses. The pictures are, as always, amazing. No one shoots low light like you. But the subjects are, in my opinion, a little boring. Possible movie title: “Beautiful people thinking uninteresting things.”

  25. Charmaine

    September 4, 2007 at 12:36 am

    These people have interesting faces. Not just pretty ones. The lighting helps to emphasize that. One wishes to know their stories a bit…

  26. Misterparticular

    September 4, 2007 at 12:58 am

    A great departure from your usual crisp clean lighting. Bravo.

  27. Macthomson

    September 4, 2007 at 2:03 am

    You make an interesting point in citing the Merchant Ivory mood. The photos I archive from your blog and from FaceHunter’s are for me a way of ‘populating’ the fictional world inhabited by the characters I am writing about – something I find very helpful and inspiring.

  28. fuchsiaboy

    September 4, 2007 at 2:16 am

    fantastic! really one of my fave post from you. so dramatic.

  29. Honeybee

    September 4, 2007 at 2:50 am

    I love them all but especially the lady in black.

  30. Rebecca H.

    September 4, 2007 at 2:55 am

    Blonde Girl and Blonde Guy are an English brother and sister living in Paris. Blonde Guy is a philosophy student at the Sorbonne and Blonde Girl is married to an older, rich but cold Frenchman, Black Jacket Guy, an art dealer.

    Blonde Guy is in love with fellow student Black Girl, a French girl embroiled in a confusing affair with their lecturer Nun Hair Woman.

    Sunglasses guy is Nun Hair Woman’s son, a painter whose art dealer is Black Jacket Guy, who’s wife Blonde Wife has the hots for. But Sunglasses guy continually pursues, seduces and then dumps confused Black Girl, who consequently is also left by Nun Hair Woman. This chain of events drives her finally and happily into the arms of Blonde Guy and they move to London together.

    White Shirt Guy is an American learning the art trade with Black Jacket Guy. He has the hots for Blonde Girl and watches her suffer the coldness of her husband. He decides to declare his feelings too late, finding Blonde Girl has left Black Jacket Guy and gone to Florence.

    Long Hair Collar Guy is an Italian Blonde Girl meets on a train in Florence. She tells him her story and he says that when he was her age he set off to travel through America, also nursing a broken heart. There he met the real love of his life and he advises her to travel through Europe alone to find herself and open her horizons, to no longer be a wife and a blonde girl but to become who she is, then she will be ready for love.

    The movie ends with Blonde Girl showing up a year later at what is now White Shirt Guy’s New York dealership, ready for real love.

  31. Rina

    September 4, 2007 at 4:00 am

    So, next time you want to make somebody fall in love, make sure there are some candles lit behind your back… Everybody just looks so beautiful!!

  32. Anonymous

    September 4, 2007 at 5:51 am

    dear Sart! this is absolutely wonderful, the lighting, the faces. agreed, someone should come up with a story. I can almost here the background music…

  33. Anonymous

    September 4, 2007 at 5:54 am


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  35. Anonymous

    September 4, 2007 at 7:49 am

    love the lighting!!

  36. concupiscence

    September 4, 2007 at 9:40 am

    The lighting is surreal, very nice skill to be able to show it in pictures this way. I love the two in the set that were posted awhile ago, but the whole series is a treat!

  37. LaLa

    September 4, 2007 at 11:30 am

    you brought the “DVN” into these photos.. capturing the essance of his image them !!

  38. Butch

    September 4, 2007 at 12:25 pm

    “Holloween XVII” at the Tents?

  39. laia g.

    September 4, 2007 at 12:30 pm

    these really are absolutely fantastic.

  40. jennine

    September 4, 2007 at 4:55 pm

    what beautiful photos… satorialilst… you keep surprising me!

  41. Mai

    September 4, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    love the lighting and mix of different people.

  42. Simone

    September 7, 2007 at 11:14 am

    I come to your blog to seek inspiration from your beautiful shots, but often I find myself more enamoured by your words.

    thank you for bringing a smile to my face

  43. Lita

    September 7, 2007 at 7:24 pm

    Hey there…I am such a fan of the blog…I run a Montreal based artist-co-op called seditionaire…we did an event for Montreal Fashion Week last year staging Harold Pinter’s Betrayal and asking 13 local designers to costume one scene each…we are devoted to fusing the arts –visual, audio and performing–with fashion…and you say you’s want to base a film on this post…I say you’re on! If you really are interested…please contact me!
    All the best,
    [email protected]

  44. hanahran

    September 9, 2007 at 6:40 am

    these photographs are so beautiful
    great work

  45. tramaturgie

    September 10, 2007 at 4:59 am

    Gorgeous lighting, and I just love the white dress (second pic)

  46. ms. swifty

    September 10, 2007 at 1:10 pm

    beautiful beautiful lighting.

  47. underneath

    September 10, 2007 at 3:44 pm

    Very aesthetic pictures – I remember the pictures from the last seasons of Dries van Noten shows. You are an artist!

  48. Anonymous

    September 18, 2007 at 6:25 am

    ….love it!! and you choosed the right people, beautiful and interesting faces at the same time. the blond girl reminds me of romy schneider…

  49. Anonymous

    September 6, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    The black lady is simply gorgoues!! it hurts ! shes beautiful!!!

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