vendredi 9 décembre 2011

Frédéric Malle Une Rose, seen by the artist Konstantin Kakanias

©Konstantin Kakanias
I was naked the first time I met Konstantin Kakanias. I was an artist’s model – my first job in Paris – and he was an artist. I haven’t seen him since the late 80s, at which point I believe he moved to the US, so I’m delighted our paths are crossing again, albeit virtually, thanks to Frédéric Malle. Konstantin has already illustrated the brand’s home fragrances booklet: now, for  L’Art du Parfum, he offers his personal interpretations of Frédéric Malle’s perfumes. I haven’t had the pleasure yet of reading the book, which is already sold in the shops in the French version, but meanwhile, I couldn’t resist showing an example of Konstantin’s gorgeous work. Scroll down to the French version of this post for another.

3 commentaires:

  1. This is just lovely in its directness and simplicity.

  2. And edgy. For perfume context I mean. I am reminded of the Amnesty International logo....

  3. Olive, it is, isn't it? Mind you, Frédéric Malle's aesthetics are pretty pared-down and modern too. Konstantin's art just adds a bit of whimsical poetry.