CONCRETE DREAM - CRASH Magazine
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Louis Vuitton - Embroidered satin top, silk bermuda short, calfskin leather rangers ankle boots, metal and calfskin leather belt, silver palladium earrings, leather gloves

CONCRETE DREAM

By Crash

With their concrete slabs stacked like a giant game of Jenga, the Chatham Towers are surely the most Brutalist buildings in New York, born out of one of the largest slum demolition projects, which radically remodeled the area north of the Brooklyn Bridge. A true social utopia, Brutalism laid the foundations for an essential and functional architecture at the dawn of the 1950s. Through the lens of Frank Perrin, the stripped-down beauty of these buildings provides the backdrop for Louis Vuitton’s 2020 cruise collection, embodied by the iconic Marte Mei.

Did you always dream of becoming a model?

Not at all, nevertheless I’m really grateful that it crossed my path and that I was able to go for it. 

How does the dream compare to the reality of being in the modeling industry?

I think the expectations I had from the industry are different in the sense of the effect modeling has on your private life. It’s more than a job, where you go home and have another life, too. With modeling your daily life intertwines with your job in regard to availability; planning with friends of family is impossible for instance. The way it shapes your life is something I would have never been able to envision beforehand.

Are you more of a dreamer or down to earth?

A dreamer trying to stay grounded, for sure. 

Do you remember a lot of your dreams when you wake up? What is the craziest dream you remember?

Unfortunately, I don’t! I love hearing about other people’s dreams but I rarely wake up remembering a dream. I do sometimes wake up with a strange emotional aftertaste, extremely melancholic or odd, then I suppose I dreamed something intense right before waking up. 

What would your utopian world look like?

With a lot of respect and compassion for the planet we live on and the people and animals we share it with. 

For you, is fashion made to dream or should it be a reflection of reality?

I think fashion is a good platform to dream and set trends for an alternate, and even future, reality. 

How are dreams linked to your art?

Dreams in the sense of hope of a different way of action and approach in the future. I think I create with a dream of influencing people’s mindsets, even if it’s only for an instant.  

Louis Vuitton – Embroidered tartan and vinyl jacket, wool pants, patent calfskin leather ballerina, metal and calfskin leather belt, leather gloves, Leather Alma bag

Louis Vuitton – Embroidered tartan and vinyl jacket, leather gloves

Louis Vuitton – Embroidered tartan and vinyl jacket, leather gloves

Louis Vuitton – Cotton dress, lambskin leather and satin jacket, metal and calfskin leather belt, leather gloves

Louis Vuitton – Embroidered silk jacket, Silk top, palladium and crystal earring

Louis Vuitton – Embroidered silk jacket, Silk top, Satin pants, calfskin leather half boots, metal and calfskin leather belt, palladium and crystal earring, leather gloves

Louis Vuitton – Cashmere top, lambskin leather and quilted satin jacket, calfskin leather rangers high boots, Alma bag in embossed calfskin leather, leather hat, leather gloves, palladium, leather and strass bracelets

Louis Vuitton – Cashmere top, lambskin leather and quilted satin jacket, calfskin leather rangers high boots, Alma bag in embossed calfskin leather, leather hat, leather gloves, palladium, leather and strass bracelets

Louis Vuitton- Wool jumpsuit, leather gloves

Louis Vuitton- Wool jumpsuit, leather gloves

Louis Vuitton- Wool jumpsuit, Calsfkin leather rangers high boots, leather gloves, ceinture en cuir

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Photographer : Frank Perrin
Stylist : Armelle Leturcq
Model : Marte Mei Van Haaster @DNA Models
Make up : Michelle Coursey @Streeters

Hair : Lukas Tralme @Streeters
Casting Director : Ashley Brokaw
Production Manager : Brian Batista

Producer : Michaël Lacomblez
Production Coordinator : Yuk-Emmanuelle Kaïj a Kamb
Production Coordinator : Margaux Panel
Production Assistant : Natalie Leonard

Casting Director’s Assistant : Alexia Cheval
Photo Assistant : Sheridan Telford

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