Model Luana Teifke in VOGUE Brazil October 2010 by Benjamin Kanarek

Gabrielle CHANEL was a precursor proposing the attributes of male clothing to women to free their movement and participate in their emancipation. Yes, fashion is always one step ahead in the setting of trends.

CHANEL F-W 2010-2011 photo © DR

However, Karl Lagerfeld is taking everyone on this time. The current global warming is provoking the disappearance of the Gulf Stream which seems to be directly leading us in to a new ice age. CHANEL is preparing us  to face up to this new reality for next season.

White bears and seals are back on the ice packs and will only have to fear the Orcinus orca, as fantasy fur is a must at CHANEL for next season.

Before the cold hits us all, we sheltered in a cozy ice cave with the musical instrument furniture-sculptures of Pierre Arman presented in the Arman Suite at the Hôtel Lutetia. Brazilian Model Luana Teifke is showcased as the sophisticated CHANEL Yeti-Woman playing a Symphony on Ice photographed by Benjamin Kanarek for VOGUE Brazil.

Behind the scenes with Luana Teifke by Benjamin Kanarek for VOGUE Brazil (October 2010)

The Team

Photography and Co-Creative Direction by Benjamin Kanarek
Co-Creative Direction & Video Direction by Frédérique Renaut
Fashion Editor: Giovanni Frasson
Model: Luana Teifke @ Oui Management, Paris & One Management, NY
Make Up by Topolino @ Calliste Agency, Paris
Hair by Jean- Luc Amarin @ Airport, Paris
Manicure by Typhaine Kersual @ Jed Root, Paris

Digital Retouching by Freddy Baby, Paris
Digital Montage and Comping by Andrew Matusik at DigitalRetouch, New York

Ghislain Taschini          1st Photo Assistant
Charlotte Fuhr Miller   2nd Photo Assistant
Mustapha Hamma        Benjamin Kanarek’s Assistant
Massako                         Jean-Luc Amarin’s Assistant

Special Thanks to Special Thanks to Hôtel Lutetia and Paul Beuscher

About Frederique Renaut

Born in Paris, France, Fashion & Beauty Director for

Frédérique Renaut wears 2 hats:
1/ Consultant in Communication for the Luxury Industry specialized in International Communication, Media & Advertising,
2/ Creative Direction, Video Direction for Fashion and Beauty shoots for publications like VOGUE & Harper’s BAZAAR.

She has also worked as an International Executive Manager for major cosmetics brands (Jean-Paul Gaultier, Issey Miyake and Narciso Rodriguez fragrances) and Couture Houses (Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Féraud & Givenchy by Alexander McQueen).

  • @: Sorry Angie, but they decided to publish it in their October issue instead.

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  • @:

    Thanks for the kind words Angie 🙂

  • angie

    you have an amazing talent!
    my husband is leaving to brazil tomorrow and he knows he must bring me this issue of Vogue!
    thanks for sharing this B

  • Skip Gue

    Stunning work by all!

  • I love the simplicity of the setup. Very creative.
    The results are really impressive.

  • very nice shoot…and hey I have the same light meter. Pictures all stunning and the model is like a china doll. Always creative you guys are and the video is a gift to all aspiring photogs out there thanks for the post.

  • Chris Holden

    Awesome Ben. Watching you work is so very inspiring. Thanks for popping into MM shout sometimes to share what you’re up to.

  • Very nice…I will send some donuts your way!

  • very cool bts video and the end result looks fabulous!!