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The Empress’ New Clothes

New-York based photographer Udor came up with an unusual idea for an editorial shoot when visiting his former mother-in-law who was suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s.  After the visit, Udor walked his ex-wife to the train and stopped by a boutique selling handbags.  While in the store, his wife purchased a special bag.  It lead the photographer to connect his former mother-in-law’s condition with the bag, creating an unforgetable editorial The Empress’ New Clothes.  The piece is an urban noir fairytale exploring what it would be like if we just forgot to wear our clothes but not your accessories.


Photography: udor
Instagram: @udorphoto

Photo Assistant: Fabienne Wertsch

Model: Nicole Bonifacio
Instagram: @nikkibon_

Makeup: Jeffrey “Picasso” Lindsey
Instagram: @facepicasso

Hair: Raza Sharp
Instagram: @blaqsassoon

Clothing: Bluet New York

Handbag: Gironacci Pelletterie
Dresses and accessories that appear in the shoot:
Gironacci Pelletterie handbag $640
Stud dress $170
“Ginger” black dress (50s style) $200
Chain belt $120

About the author: Bill Indursky
Bill Indursky is an architect, trend expert, and digital entrepreneur. He is the former founder of V&M (Vintage & Modern (2006-2013)) and the current founder of Design Life Network (DLN). DLN is a MAGAZINE + DESIGN AGENCY + MARKETPLACE + TV CHANNEL promoting inspiring design of all eras online and on TV.
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