photographer: patrick demarchelier

Tatjana Patitz with architecture in “Easy Pieces of the Great Escapes” for Vogue, April 1992. © Patrick Demarchelier.

Patitz is posing at the Temple of Kom Ombo, an unusual double temple in the town of Kom Ombo in Upper Egypt. It was constructed during the Ptolemaic dynasty, 180–47 BC. Some additions to it were later made during the Roman period. The building is unique because its ‘double’ design meant that there were courts, halls, sanctuaries and rooms duplicated for two sets of gods.

Vogue Russia June 2011, Dior Supplement “Inspiration Dior”. Total look Christian Dior Haute Couture by John Galliano, Fall 2005 collection.

Photographer Patrick Demarchelier. The image also appeared in his book “Dior COUTURE”, 2011.