Moïra Cristescu

* upcycling * custom * made in paris *

Lookbook 2019

Shooting of the 2019 lookbook, featuring the Niké, Pleonasm, Téthys, Hydaspe, Adrastée, Pasiphaé dresses, the Enyo top and Electre trousers, the Fall Perséphone, Psyché, Orphée, Assonance dresses and Oreste trousers on mythological queen Calypso.

They are inspired and named after powerful figures in the Greek mythology, such as Niké, the goddess personnifying Victory, Téthys and Hydaspe, two marine entities, Adrastée, a protective nymph, Pasiphaé, the Sun’s daughter, Perséphone, responsible for the different seasons, Psyché, the princess embodying the soul, Orphée, the musician ready to travel to the underworld to save his bride and Electre and Oreste, the vengeful children of the king of Mycènes.

Photographer: Mathilde Calhiol
Model: Calypso Delenne
Muah: Raphaëlle Sultan
Stylist assistant: Aurélie Antigny

 

Buckle up

Collection inspired by Nobuyoshi Araki’s work, strapping silhouettes concealed under transparent layers, fishnets and flounces into harnesses.

The pieces are named after strong women in mythology and the harnesses after amazons: the Marpessa dress, the Lampado harness, the Atalante shorts, the Hécate dress, the Héro dress, the Lysippé harness, the Penthésilée harness, the Thémis skirt, the Nausicaa top & harness and the Léda dress.

Models: Gabriela Spader & Aurélie Combe
Photographer: Kasia Kozinski
Mua: Cassandra Ceschi
Hair artist: Cynthia Lefebvre
Stylist assistant: Leslie Wenner

 

Ruffle up

Capsule collection playing with ruffles twisting around the body, chosing to cover up or reveal it mixed with contrasting leather and vinyle.

The pieces are named after strong mythological characters: the Cassiopée dress, the Ariane pants, the Calypso top, the Electre pants, the Morphée shirt and the Cassandre skirt.

Photographer : Raf Moreno
Model : Xenia Tsvirko [Metropolitan Models]
Stylist assistant: Aurélie Antigny
Muah: Ekaterina Hlushchanka [Kate Boss]

MC X Clichés

Dress worn by gorgeous French singer/actress Sofia Essaïdi for the short film Clichés. She interprets a performer who faces herself and her life in the dressing room after her show.

Director: Mathieu Brelière
Co-writer: Jean Pierre Pancrazi
Lead actress: Sofia Essaïdi
Actors: Alison Gréaud, Philippe Sfez-Bedossa, Sara Tazi
Photography: Alexandre Jamin
Editing: Mathieu Brelière, Maxime François
Stylist assistant: Sara Joundy
MUAH: Mélanie Rouget
Script: Aude Ramonet
Production: L’Ogre Production

MC X There is no

Custom-made pieces created for Icy Roads’ new music video “There is no” starring olympic swimming champion Florent Manaudou and Xenia Tsvirko.

Actors: Florent Manaudou & Xenia Tsvirko
Production: Bombance magazine & Mounia Briya
Director: Frederic Monceau
Assisted by: Pierre Audouin
Mua: Odile Jimenez
Hair artist: Alexis Parente
Lingerie: Paloma Casile​
Locations: Hotel Amour & Le China

 

Kirsten magazine

Editorial published in KIRSTEN magazine in April 2018 featuring the dresses Allegory, Anaphora, Metaphor, Oxymoron, Hyperbole and Antithesis from the “Figures of style” capsule in the bois de Vincennes.

Photographer : Marie Colibri
Models : Zoé Mussard, Oriane, Imène Pauloin
Mua : Isabelle Lefebvre
Location: Bois de Vincennes near Paris, France

 

MC X La Mondaine

An outfit created for the prologue of the music video Icy Roads X La Mondaine, released beforehand as a teaser. On a mysterious Russian soundtrack. it introduces the singer of the band, Xénia, as the lead character: sophisticated, sexy and dangerous. This dress combines the codes inherent to the badgirls looks, but clearly establishing her supremacy.

Directors: Paul Lavau & Rémi Parisse from La Mondaine
Set photographer: Marie Pancrazi
Photographer: Marie Colibri

 

MC X Icy Roads

Ten looks were created for the music video, shot as a short movie, of the punk rock band Icy Roads by La Mondaine.
The five actresses embody sexy but dangerous vigilanti, each with her own style, but also forming a unity within the gang: each “badgirl” is entangled in leather straps, shiny stripes, embroidered ribbons. All costumes were created to be worn over Chantal Thomass’ lingerie, also participating to this project.
For the five actors, the costumes needed to clearly establish their status, position and personality as there are no dialogues.

Director: Paul Lavau & Rémi Parisse from La Mondaine
Set photographer : Alex Pixelle
Actresses: Sandy Farhi, Xenia Tsvirko, Oriane Si, Aude Fauconnier

 

MC X La Main du Mort

Three looks created for the short movie La Main du Mort, directed by La Mondaine. A sexy revealing dress for the “escort”, in Solstiss embroidered lace and black satin. A long cape coat for “Pierre” in heavy dark grey wool, imposing him as the main character, charismatic and powerful. A white shirt on a priestly garb for the “disciple”, tightened on the arms by black leather straps, evoking his constrained condition and submission to Pierre.

Directors: Paul Lavau & Thomas Burgess
Actors: Yan Tual, Yann Prig, Charlotte Eugene Guibbaud
Set photographer: Marie Pancrazi

MC X Alix Bénézech

Design of a Little Red Riding Hood look to be part of a series of photographs revisiting fairytales by Kasia Kozinski, and worn by French actress Alix Bénézech [seen in “Mission Impossible 6”].
This version of the Little Red Riding Hood is inspired by Le Dernier Chaperon Rouge with Emmanuelle Béart (Jan Kounen, 1996): intense, strange, poetic, and desperately fateful.

Model: Alix Bénézech
Photographer: Kasia Kozinski