Featured: The Empress Hat in W Magazine Volume 2 Cover Story
Posted on by Rehn Dudukgian
We're thrilled to see The Empress hat featured on W magazine's Volume 2 cover girls, Rianne van Rompaey and Adwoa Aboah. The cover story is directed and photographed by Italian director Luca Guadagnino, whose hauntingly beautiful love story Call Me By Your Name is nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture this year. Guadagnino’s story in the pages of W centers on the twin-like attributes of two uniquely individual models in an homage to Diane Arbus’s masked children, as well as Stanley Kubrick’s horror opus The Shining, and Tod Browning’s classic Freaks. For his series of eerily enchanting images, Guadagnino requested bonnets for one of the shots and according to W, “out came bucket-shaped [Bijou Van Ness] bonnets, made of dour black silk. The models, handmaidenly, put them on.”
We’re honored to have our hats featured as part of this amazingly beautiful shoot.