Marcus-Teo

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KULT Magazine - Celebration

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Model in Philip Treacy hat and Ralph Lauren, styled by Marcus Teo for W Magazine, July 2008.  Photograph by David Slijper.

W Magazine is always very good about choosing spreads that utilize space and color well, and this is a textbook example of that.  While the styling is a little unoriginal (entire outfit is Ralph Lauren, hat custom made for RL), Slijper has set up the shot wonderfully.  The feather reaching into the empty space and the model’s pose puts the emphasis on the hat.  The photo does its job of selling an accessory yet it also manages to look beautiful in the process.