The last time Sigrid Agren featured in Numéro I was made to admire the shots through the shop window — she wasn’t yet a model at Ford. That story by Ben Hassett in Numéro №118 was striking not only for the photographer’s exceptional use of high contrast black & white, but also clearly for the arresting beauty of the 19-year-old French model. The story’s excellent departing shot of Sigrid’s tear-stained cheeks running with eyeliner will likely stay with readers for a long, long time. Sigrid’s January arrival at Ford was of course greeted warmly and especially so by me with a keen eye on the then forthcoming show season (64 shows total) as well as the editorials to come such as the Tom Munro story in Numéro Mars 2011 №121. Titled “Eden Roc” the story places the Just Cavalli S/S 11 campaign holder on a sandy shore to model several looks for, well, the beach. The Charles Varenne-styled story opens with just about any stylist’s safe first choice of Sigrid wearing a pair of embroidered tweed shorts by Chanel. The shoot really takes off, however with Sigrid leaning back against a rock wearing a laced alligator vest by Robert Cavalli, Emilio Pucci swimsuit, and Lanvin heels (perfect for the beach!). This story couldn’t be more removed from the moody Hassett shoot, but all the same is a testament to Sigrid’s dynamic range and incredible body. I for one am thrilled to enjoy these pictures from inside the shop and look forward to seeing more of Sigrid Agren, but will save that for another post.
Credits include: Publication, Numéro Mars 2011 №121; Title, “Eden Roc”; Photography, Tom Munro; Fashion editor, Charles Varenne; Hair, Shay Ashual at Tim Howard Management; Makeup, Fulvia Farolfi at Brian Bantry; Prop styling, Colin Donnahue; Digital, Alison Lessman; Retouching, Box; Fashion assistance, Jesse Maple; Image source, tFS.