FOREVER ICONIC: Swedish brand Acne Studios unveiled behind-the-scene shots of its latest campaign at the Galerie Edouard Escougnou on Friday evening.
Shot by Sam Abell, a photographer known for his work at “National Geographic,” the pictures showed supermodel Cindy Crawford working her magic against the stunning backdrop of Cadillac Ranch, a land art installation in Amarillo, Tex. The exhibition is open to the public until Oct. 2, with proceeds of the sales entirely going to WWF France.
The day of the shoot, the team set off into the desert at 5:30 a.m. to make the most of natural light. “It was freezing cold and pitch black,” recalled Crawford at the opening night of the exhibition. “And then the sun started to come up, and you see these silver cars that look like they are growing out of the earth.”
It was Abell’s first fashion shoot. He was astonished by Crawford’s ability to work the camera. “She would do this kind of dance: She started moving, then slowed down to hold a pose, and started up again,” Abell explained. “She was a true expert at being dynamic in the scene.”
Helena Christensen, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Donatella Versaces, Claudia Schiffer and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy on the catwalk.