A moment in time

A short collaboration with designer Céline Richard.

Clothes and make up were not supposed to meet any realistic nor functional aspect. Only, this was expected to be beautiful, surprising – whatever except casual or ordinary – coming from Céline’s mind. She was enthusiastic, with thousands of ideas but with no concept about how the model should stand. Clearly she wanted her to feel comfortable with what she had made for her to dress. We didn’t think then that the model should play a role, like being an actor. She only had to be herself, relaxed, as she was feeling good in a time and space out of the ordinary world.

Even different personalities, we combined our views without ever discussing what should be done. Probably we relied on the intuition that to comply on the other for his part would result in something which can happen only once and that we would have never achieved alone.

© Arnaud Ancel