Irina Nikolaeva‬ on Couture Street with Valentino for Harper’s BAZAAR by Benjamin Kanarek

Irina Nikolaeva in Valentino Haute Couture © Benjamin Kanarek

Irina Nikolaeva in Valentino Haute Couture © Benjamin Kanarek

In a special Valentino Haute Couture fashion editorial captured by Benjamin Kanarek, Irina Nikolaeva brings the spirit of the Roman Colosseum to the streets of Paris for Harper’s Bazaar China. In her gladiatoresque attire, Irina exemplifies the freshness of the Valentino Haute Couture Collection that is filled with historic symbolism and the Roman heritage perpetuated by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, since they took the reins at Valentino seven years ago.

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Irina Nikolaeva in “Couture Street” video directed by Frédérique Renaut

Irina Nikolaeva in Valentino Haute Couture © Benjamin Kanarek

Irina Nikolaeva in Valentino Haute Couture © Benjamin Kanarek

Irina Nikolaeva in Valentino Haute Couture © Benjamin Kanarek

Irina Nikolaeva in Valentino Haute Couture © Benjamin Kanarek

Irina Nikolaeva in Valentino Haute Couture © Benjamin Kanarek

Irina Nikolaeva in Valentino Haute Couture © Benjamin Kanarek

Irina Nikolaeva in Valentino Haute Couture © Benjamin Kanarek

Irina Nikolaeva in Valentino Haute Couture © Benjamin Kanarek

Irina Nikolaeva in Valentino Haute Couture © Benjamin Kanarek

Irina Nikolaeva in Valentino Haute Couture © Benjamin Kanarek

Irina Nikolaeva in Valentino Haute Couture © Benjamin Kanarek

Irina Nikolaeva in Valentino Haute Couture © Benjamin Kanarek

Irina Nikolaeva in Valentino Haute Couture © Benjamin Kanarek

Irina Nikolaeva in Valentino Haute Couture © Benjamin Kanarek

Irina Nikolaeva in Valentino Haute Couture © Benjamin Kanarek

Irina Nikolaeva in Valentino Haute Couture © Benjamin Kanarek

Irina Nikolaeva in Valentino Haute Couture © Benjamin Kanarek

Irina Nikolaeva in Valentino Haute Couture © Benjamin Kanarek

The Team

Photography BENJAMIN KANAREK

Photography Direction by BENJAMIN KANAREK and FREDERIQUE RENAUT 

Styling by COLINE PEYROT

Model IRINA NIKOLAEVA @ PREMIER MODEL MANAGEMENT

Makeup by MELANIE SERGEFF @ ATELIER68

Hair by AUDREY LAMBERT @ B AGENCY

Filming and Photographer Assistant MATTHIEU JOFFRES

Video Direction FREDERIQUE RENAUT

Digital ASHISH ARORA

A Special Thanks to the VILLA MAJESTIC HOTEL & SPA PARIS, FRANCE

SOUNDTRACK

“Sweet” by Tamara Laurel
from the Album “LIGHTNING”
© 2014

  • It’s great to see a fashion film that matches the stills editorial–like it’s a motion version of the stills version. So often, the angles, poses, color grading, etc. are different from each other. I’m not saying I think films should always match the editorial, but it’s really nice to have some that do. At least when they’re so well done like this one.

  • Allen Taylor

    Excellent work!