Giovanni Squatriti is more puppeteer than photographer for the ELLE Dubai 'Pastel Puppet' cover shoot. He plays with model Alexa Yudina's strings (or more like thick black ribbons) in order to move her about the studio set. Although there is an eerie element to her blank stares and lifeless limbs, there is a beauty to the fashion that makes up for it.
Styled by Cori Amenta, the ELLE Dubai Pastel Puppet cover shoot showcases pieces from Louis Vuitton’s spring 2012 collection. The Russian beauty is given a royal flair with diamond tiaras and elegant ladylike ensembles. The looks were perfected with a porcelain face by makeup artist Adalberto Pezzaioli and a primped bob by hairstylist Gabriele Trezzi.
The ELLE Dubai Pastel Puppet cover shoot is set to appear in the magazine's April 2012 issue.