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Photo by Oriana Layendecker and Luis Aragon
Photo by Oriana Layendecker and Luis Aragon

The Moongate Garden of the Enid A. Haupt Garden sets the scene for an ethereal sartorial interlude.

By Anne Kim-Dannibale

Photo by Oriana Layendecker and Luis Aragon

For Washington Life’s 2012 November Style Issue fashion editorial, photographers Oriana Layendecker and Luis Aragon joined forces to produce an ethereal wonder land of color and texture. Stylist Stara Pezeshkian pulled together a wardrobe befitting any magical garden with full ball gowns, bright splashes of color and whisper-light fabrics. No location was more ideal than the Moongate Garden, located above the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Art, with its meditative setting bordered by lush fall foliage.

Special thanks to the staff of the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Art for helping to facilitate this production. The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Art celebrates 25 years of offering the public an up-close-and-personal opportunity to view Dr. Sackler’s singular collection of art, which includes some of the world’s most important Chinese jades.

Production crew:
Photography: Oriana Layendecker and Luis Aragon
Post-production: Oriana Layendecker
Wardrobe Stara Pezeshkian for T.H.E. Agency, assisted by Stephanie Dyer and Bridget Thompson
Hair/makeup: Kathy Aragon at Artists by Timothy Priano for MAC and Tigi
Manicure: Natasha Ray for Chanel
Model: Ann Bladen with Modelogic Wilhelmina
Video production and editing: Martin Lourd Philippe

2012 November Washington Life Fashion Shoot BTS from Martin Lourd Philippe on Vimeo.

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