“A SONG OF LAMENTATION FOR THE DEAD”
For the SS19 collection, Chris imagined a scene of figures existing in his dystopian universe irreverently melding Catholic iconography, goth paganism, and sexuality.
Aleta’s role of the Concubine provides a softness that equalizes the morose elements of the tableau. Her dress, a literal manifestation of Chris’ balance of these energies, combines sleek crimson latex (designed in collaboration with CHRISHABANA) with a custom rhodium plated brass breast cup and connecting “strap”. A pair of pearl and brass gauntlets wrap around her arms in addition to the SS19 Opera Ring and Barbed Wire Bracelet (worn as arm band). Aleta also wears the SS19 Graduated Ball Drop earrings, an elegant string of pearl like silver balls.
Photos by Andrew Morales and Daniel Rosenthal