Inspired by the art-loving supermodel, a host of names have produced works for the latest edition of Harper’s Bazaar magazine. Among the most striking are a series of pictures by Jake and Dinos Chapman, who directed their first magazine photoshoot as part of the project.
The brothers present Claudia Schiffer as a Fortiesstyle heroine fighting the forces of evil — with a bit of lingerie and light bondage thrown in.
“It’s important I tie her up personally,” said Dinos. “This is my biggest triumph. It’s every boy’s dream to tie Claudia Schiffer up.
“You could never say you know who Claudia Schiffer is — or find anything bad about her. She has this squeakyclean, very controlled image. I think she’s tired of her Barbiefied image. We wanted to dirty her up, push her to see how far she would go.”
Schiffer is well known for her interest in art. The Notting Hill home she shares with her husband, film producer Matthew Vaughn, houses a collection including works by Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, and Louise Bourgeois.
Artists taking part in the Harper’s project, called ‘Capturing Claudia’, included Keith Tyson, Jason Brooks, Gillian Wearing and Marc Quinn.
The only conventional sitting between artist and model came when she visited the studio of Dexter Dalwood, who is best known for depicting interiors of famous places never previously seen in public, such as the site of Kurt Cobain’s suicide.
Other artists let their imagination run wild. Quinn captured her posing on a bed of polystyrene snow next to vases of flowers as what he called “a kind of Sleeping Beauty”.
Harper’s editor Lucy Yeomans said the magazine wanted to do something different given that Schiffer had appeared on more covers than any other model. She added that Claudia “absolutely loves” the portraits.
The full interview appears in the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar, on sale now.
Article excerpted from modelsblog.info