Helena Christensen from Benjamin Kanarek’s Archives for Dépêche Mode Magazine

I was going through some of Benjamin Kanarek‘s archived tear-sheets when I fell on these nuggets, he shot with Danish Super Model and Miss Denmark 1986, Helena Christensen for the iconic French Magazine Dépêche Modeback in 1988.

Dépêche Mode was a trend setting and forward fashion thinking reference for an entire generation and was featuring photographers like Paulo Roversi, Peter Lindbergh, Javier Vallhonrat and many others. Unfortunately, they closed shop in 2001. The music group Depeche Mode got their name from the magazine Dépêche Mode that they discovered accidentally and decided to use on a whim.

Benjamin was using one of his out of focus-sharp signature for this Perfume and Evening Style fashion editorial.

Helena has just been featured with Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Eva Herzigova and Yasmin Le Bon in “Girl Panic”, the last music video from Duran Duran back which brings back a flavor of the early nineties and the Super Models era.

Remember also the Chris Isaac “Wicked Game” music video directed by Herb Ritts featuring Helena?

 The Team on the Dépêche Mode editorial 

Photography by Benjamin Kanarek

Model: Helena Christensen

Make Up by Stephanie Jenkins

Hair by Sally


About Frederique Renaut
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Born in Paris, France, Fashion & Beauty Director for benjaminkanarekblog.com 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).
  • hermawan guntoro

    do you remember what film did you use?

    • In almost all cases I used Fujichrome 100 iso film, unless I wanted a grainy effect where I used either Agfachrome 1000 iso film of Fujichrome 800 pushed to 1600 iso.

  • Davide Anderson

    So beautiful! I do remember walking by her in NYC in 99…she was stunning!

  • Guest

    absolutely amazing…

  • T_otti

    ah Helena is simply the best! want to see more and more of her…