Elene Usdin’s Surreal Photographs of Women Playing Dress Up

In French fashion photographer Elene Usdin’s odd-but-beautiful series La Rose des Vents, which we recently spotted over at My Modern Met, models dress themselves in whatever they can find — rugs, lampshades, dirty laundry, every handbag in the house — or go overboard on the fashion-forward gauze. Playful and theatrical, each photograph is a story (or maybe the latter half of a fable) in and of itself, not to mention a visually striking work of art. See a few of our favorites from Usdin’s series after the jump, and then if you are so inspired, head on over to her website to check out the rest.

Image credit: Elene Usdin