Fairy tales are an endless source of inspiration for the fashion world, yet the CR Fashion Book 'Fairy Tale Theater' editorial manages to put its own unique spin on them. It helps that it was shot by Lee Daniels, the acclaimed American film director of 'Precious,' 'The Paperboy' and 'The Butler.' Given full reign over the editorial, he put his cinematic vision to work on three stories in particular: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White.
Starring model Joan Smalls alongside rising star Michael B. Jordan, the CR Fashion Book 'Fairy Tale Theater' editorial is full of the director's signature grittiness. Yet the romance is not tarnished in the photoshoot. Instead, it is simply made more realistic, if in a dramatically dark way.