Naomi Campbell, Christian Lacroix, Paris 1991 © Donna DeMari
In 1991, celebrated fashion photographer Donna DeMari was commissioned by British Vogue and its legendary editor Liz Tilberis to photograph the Fall / Winter Haute Couture Season from a unique vantage point… backstage. At that point in time very few people had ever been granted access to the inner sanctum of models, designers, and the secrets behind Haute Couture.
Armed with a Nikon F2, a few rolls of film per show, and shooting only with available light, Donna began to document the unguarded moments of the world's most beautiful women in the most exquisite designs of Balmain, Chanel, Scherrer, Laroche, Ungaro, LaCroix, Valentino, Givenchy, and Lanvin.
These previously unpublished photographs of Linda Evangelista, Carla Bruni, Naomi Campbell, Gisele Zelauy, Claudia Mason, Yasmeen Ghuri, Christy Turlington, Heather Stewart-Whyte, Susie Bick, Tatjana Patitz, Kristen McMenamy, Nadja Auermann, and Karen Mulder among others, offer a rare glimpse into the world of Haute Couture during the Age Of The Supermodel.