for Vogue, December 2003.
Olivier Theyskens playing Lewis Carroll (who had a passion for photography, and in particular,“photographing moody young beauties”). Natalia here is Alice Liddell, whom Alice in Wonderland was named after.
ALICE DRESS: Rochas by Olivier Theyskens
ALICE DRESS: Chanel Haute Couture
(Actually, it’s not a dress but an embroidered satin jacket with a draped satin skirt.)
“It was a queer-shaped little creature,
and held out its arms and legs in all directions, “just like a starfish.””
John Galliano as the Queen of Hearts and Alexis Roche as his King.
ALICE DRESS: Dior Haute Couture by John Galliano
QUEEN OF HEARTS: Dior Haute Couture coat
““My name is Alice, so please Your Majesty,” the young girl said softly.
“ You make me giddy!” screamed the Queen.”
ALICE DRESS: Helmut Lang’s made-to-measure studio
“How was Alice to know the innocent little bottle would make her grow to such a size? As Helmut Lang watched from the wall, she curled her legs up and hoped the designer’s organza minidress wouldn’t be crushed by her startling height.”
Marc Jacobs as the caterpillar.
ALICE DRESS: Marc Jacobs
“Alice found herself engaged in an infuriatingly roundabout conversation with a mushroom-dweller. Where am I? she wondered… and how have I gotten here?”
Donatella Versace is the Gryphon while Rupert Everett is the Mock Turtle (both wearing Versace).
ALICE DRESS: Atelier Versace
““What is his sorrow?” Alice asked the Gryphon.
“Once,” sighed the Mock Turtle, “ I was a real turtle.””
Stephen Jones, as the Mad Hatter, wears a custom-made hat of his own design.
Christian Lacroix plays the March Hare.
ALICE DRESS: Christian Lacroix Haute Couture
““No room!” The March Hare and Mad Hatter shouted. “No room!”
But Alice plunked down, desperate for some biscuits after a long day of living backward.”
Jean Paul Gaultier as the Cheshire Cat.
ALICE DRESS: Gaultier Paris
““Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” Alice asked sweetly of the cat with a grin as devilish as anything she had ever seen.
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” replied the Cat.”
Tom Ford as the White Rabbit (wearing a white suit from his Yves Saint Laurent men’s collection).
ALICE DRESS: Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Gauche
“Faster, faster, faster she fell!”
Rolf Snoeren and Viktor Horsting are Tweedledum and Tweedledee, wearing matching suits and bow ties that they designed themselves.
ALICE DRESS: Viktor & Rolf
““If you think we’re alive, you ought to speak,” said the one marked DEE. Alice stared as the Tweedle duo spouted nonsensical tongue twisters.”
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Nicolas Ghesquière sits on the armchair.
ALICE DRESS: Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière
“Alice perched on the mantel, longing to escape into the shadow world, as her black kitty purred nearby.” Fashion Editor: Grace Coddington
Hair: Julien d’Ys/Island d’Ys
Makeup: Gucci Westman
Set Design: Mary Howard
Prop Fabrication: Jean Hugues de Chatillon.