Lindsey Wixson channels a young Drew Barrymore in E.T.-themed shoot

A shoot from CR Fashion Book's fourth issue. Image via CRfashionbook.com

A shoot from CR Fashion Book's fourth issue. Image via CRfashionbook.com

Model Lindsey Wixson channels a young Drew Barrymore in this E.T.-themed shoot for CR Fashion Book.

The overarching theme for the magazine’s fourth issue is fairy tales, hence editor Carine Roitfeld’s high-fashion take on her “favourite fantasy story”.

Lensed by photographer Sebastian Faena, Wixson sports pigtails and leg warmers worn with threads by Miu Miu, Prada, Rodarte and Marc Jacobs. The image chosen for the cover? The magic touch scene, of course!

Though Stephen Spielberg’s 1982 flick isn’t a traditional fairy tale, it does leave you with those warm and fuzzy feels – and no dry eyes in the house.

As Roitfeld remarked, “It’s interesting that the greatest fairy tales contain some element of loss and separation … They teach us to dream. They carry us to the end and back.”

Roitfeld was true to the film’s most noteworthy scenes, even re-imagining the part where Elliott Taylor (Henry Thomas) rides his bike into the sky with his alien perched at the front.

Here’s hoping other childhood favourites Pan’s Labryinth and Neverending Story will serve as inspiration for future fashion spreads. Can you please make that happen, Carine? 

 

 

 

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