“The great quality here is that the power belongs to the subject… To be allowed a glimpse into her world feels like a privilege.”
Ellen von Unwerth. Fräulein. 40th Ed.
Hardcover, 6.1 x 8.5 in., 3.06 lb, 504 pages
Ellen von Unwerth's knock-out collection of female sexuality, starring some of the most iconic women of our time including Claudia Schiffer, Eva Mendes, and Dita von Teese. Enter a world of femininity, playfulness, and fetish in which subjects intermittently flaunt or guard, but always own, their fantasies.
They’re not your girls next door
Fashion and fetish in a female fantasylandEllen von Unwerth was a supermodel before the term was invented, so she knows a thing or two about photographing beautiful women. Now one of the world’s most original and successful fashion photographers, she pays homage to the world’s most delectable females in Fräulein. This celebration of our era’s sexiest female icons includes Claudia Schiffer, Kate Moss, Vanessa Paradis, Britney Spears, Eva Mendes, Lindsay Lohan, Dita von Teese, Adriana Lima, Carla Bruni, Eva Green, Christina Aguilera, Monica Bellucci and dozens more.
Switching effortlessly between color and immaculate black and white, von Unwerth’s photography revels in sexual intrigue, femininity, romance, fetishism, kitsch humor, decadence and sheer joie de vivre. Whether nude or in lingerie and a dazzling smile, her subjects are never objectified. Some flaunt personal fantasies; others are guarded, suggesting that we have stumbled into a secret world. Fashion and fantasy were never so enchantingly combined.
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