Swedish couple photographer Peter Farago and stylist Ingela Klemetz-Farago have collaborated with Chanel to release Northern Women in Chanel, a book of fashion photos featuring forty-five Scandinavian beauties wearing Chanel including Carmen Kass, Helena Christensen, and Freja Beha Erichsen.
Ingela stated, “It was a fashion journey” – and what a journey it was with unlimited access to Chanel’s fashion archives! Over the course of one year, the duo shot over 300 looks featuring Chanel pieces from the present to one-of-a-kind pieces dating back to the 1920′s. “’We’re so close to nature here,’ says Farago, who was inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s earthy heroines. ‘That strength and honesty makes for a graceful, down-to-earth kind of femininity.’” (Vogue.com, May 31, 2011).
The preface is written by Karl Lagerfeld in celebration of these Northern beauties. Northern Women in Chanel releases July 1, 2011 and is limited to 2112 numbered copies worldwide. You can purchase it through Farago Publishing. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Save the Children. An accompanying exhibition starts in Stockholm on June 30th. No word yet if it’s coming stateside but I hope it is!