One Hundred and fifty years ago a mysterious young woman was found drowned in the Seine. Her death mask caused sensation first in Paris and then around the world. The enigmatic face of l’Inconnue de la Seine became a Surrealist muse.
In this series l’Inconnue embodies the aerial spirit of Hagoromo legend. Guided by the mourning Diane,she searches for the lost love that will return her to Heaven.
Stylist and designer Elanur Erdogan created the looks for the Inconnue de la Seine in sustainable couture using discarded bridal gowns, buried fabrics and inedible animal byproduct collected in slaughterhouses.