In an eerie overlap with the theme and aesthetic of Michael Costello’s Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear Collection, this look is comprised of many of the same stylistic features – thigh slits; sheer detailing; deep décolletage; bodysuits; lace; floral headpieces; and of course the deep wine tones.  Having just shot and edited the images, I was astounded to discover the countless similarities after stumbling upon Michael’s collection on Instagram.

Tasked with styling a bodysuit in collaboration with PPZ, I created the illusion of a slit dress by tying a large shawl at the natural waist.  “The poetry of fashion lives in the creation of illusion” – Coco Chanel

[Wearing]: Donna Karan shawl, bodysuit c/o PPZ, Dolce & Gabbana shoes, Mawi London necklace, vintage headdress, Cartier bracelet