Cathleen Naundorf: Un Reve De Mode

2 - 31 March 2012

Hamiltons Gallery marked another first in its exhibition programme with new works by photographer Cathleen Naundorf. Since 2005 Naundorf has worked on her haute couture series Un Rêve de Mode, concentrating on six couture houses: Chanel, Dior, Gaultier, Lacroix, Elie Saab and Valentino.

 

Naundorf passionately uses large format cameras for her work; the expensive Polaroid films, many of which are out of production, help create the beautiful images that become an homage to classical haute couture.

 

Due to her outstanding results, Naundorf was offered the opportunity to choose gowns from the couturiers' archives for her elaborate, cinematic productions. She carries out extensive research, chooses her own models, locations, and hair and make-up designers - all these details are essential to her personal pursuit of transcendent beauty.