Alexa Chung channels the Swinging Sixties in a retro shoot for the October 2011 Harper’s Bazaar UK issue.
The DJ, muse, designer and presenter was photographed in and around David Hockney’s Notting Hill flat by Ellen Von Unwerth.
Her rebooted sixties photoshoot included retro-inspired designs from Chloe, Burberry, Prada and Stella McCartney.
In her interview Chung confesses to being in love with all things Sixties and has even dedicated a wall in her Columbia Road flat as a shire to her multiple sixties muses (such as Astrid Kirchherr, Marianne Faithfull, Jane Birkin, Jean Shrimpton) covered with cut-and-paste effigies, including paparazzi shots of those halcyon days.
The Harper’s Bazaar October British issue is on sale now. Here are some extracts from Alexa’s interview:
On why the Sixties suit her body type: “My ex-boyfriend [photographer David Titlow] showed me Antonioni’s 1966 film Blow-Up in my late teens. I remember seeing Jane Birkin. And I couldn’t believe it. She even made just wearing a pair of tights look sexy. . . I think the Sixties vibe suits my body type, which is skinny legs and a boyish frame.” Read more…
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