Posted by Stephan Moskovic | November 4th, 2016

Tema e Variazioni

For the latest MDX, model Cierra Skye gets wholly reimagined as a modern Lina Cavalieri – the instantly recognizable face behind the artist Piero Fornasetti’s plate-shaped, etched illustrations. Cavalieri was often called “the world’s most beautiful woman” and for Fornasetti it was this enigmatic, nineteenth-century opera singer’s face that inspired his countless impressions. Now, photographer Marcus Ohlsson finds a face just as rare or more, calling on Skye’s Boticellian features to serve as muse and canvas. With his team they breath new life into the Milanese artists signature look. Helping realize the vision, makeup artists Fredrik Stambro’s fine art finesses use stroke, dot and halftone pattern to surreal effect. Hair stylist Franco Gobbi also moves the visuals from something simple, to something abstract and Jessica dos Remedios adds the final styling touches. See the entire editorial, aptly titled after Fornesseti’s own book “Tema e Variazioni”, below.

Photography by Marcus Ohlsson for
Marcus Ohlsson is represented by D + V Management
Concept Natalia Altewai

Makeup Fredrik Stambro (LUNDLUND)
Hair Franco Gobbi (Streeters New York)
Stylist Jessica dos Remedios (Chris Boals Artists CBA)
Set designer Julia Wagner
Manicurist Eri Handa (MAM)
Production Jazmin Alvarez

Model Cierra Skye

Shot at Dune Studios NYC

Online Art Direction Stephan Moskovic
Text Steven Yatsko

Left: Ring – Staerk & Christensen
Dress – Rodebjer, earring – Jennifer Fisher
Veil – Staerk
Veil – Staerk
Jacket – Staerk, rings – Stylist Own
Bracelet – Eddie Borgo

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5 Comments to “Tema e Variazioni”

  1. Paulo André says:

    Wonderful – great shots! Congrats

  2. Daiana Gomez says:

    Hola! Que tal? Me gustaría formar parte de su staff de modelos . quisiera saber cuales son los requisitos. Soy de argentina. Desde ya muchas gracias

  3. Ana Ramírez says:

    Hola, encantada con su página quiero saber los requisitos para ser parte de sus modelos. Soy de Colombia gracias de antemano.

  4. Victoria Wilson says:

    I love the abstract looks! Wow she’s so strange but her strange uniqueness is perfect for this genre of photography! Great accomplishment.

  5. Shivi dwivedi says:

    I love this gorgeous photograph… I must say this is the great photography …. Her looks was so amazing