Outtakes from Senegal

December 8 (2022): actress, model and Chanel Ambassador Komatsu Nana was in Dakar, Senegal, to attend the Métiers D’Art show and exhibition for Chanel, a premiere in Africa (see Métiers d’Art in Dakar on this blog). During her short stay there, Vogue Japan organized a photoshoot that was published a few weeks later, on February 1, 2023: Chanel-Dakar-Nana Komatsu.

The photographer in charge of the photo session was visual artist Djibril Dramé aka Gadaay whose agency (Sabali Inc) prepared the session with the Vogue team. I wrote a short interview article of Djibril Dramé for Blog Fascinant Japon, a very popular blog in the French language, dedicated to Japanese culture, art (past and present) and history: Vogue Japon au Sénégal. I’d like to thank Djibril Dramé for his time and generous offer of some HQ pics and outtakes.

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Chanel’s Japanese Camelia

Two weeks after the Chanel show in Paris (Paris Fashion Week, ready-to-wear 2023/2024 collections), actress, model and Chanel House Ambassador Komatsu Nana still is Chanel’s Camelia ! Articles, interviews, TV reports continue to flow at least in Japan, which hardly comes as a surprise since it was the first time a Japanese citizen got such international exposure at a fashion event.

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On Top of the World for Chanel

On Tuesday 7, actress and model Komatsu Nana attended the Chanel show on the last day of the Fashion Week in Paris. Chanel put her at the center of the event as she was the heroine of a short film, Black and White Landscape, directed by world famous photographer duo Inez and Vinoodh.

For over 24 hours (since March 6 in the afternoon), Komatsu Nana‘s portrait and successive announcements for the teaser then the movie (see The Face of Chanel and Chanel x Nana Komatsu, The Movie on this blog) were displayed on all Chanel sites, worldwide. In the kingdom of fashion, this was no doubt a very significant breakthrough for the young House Ambassador. The actress (27) attended in the company of her husband, Japanese actor Masaki Suda. Below is a non exhaustive collection of pictures, clips and links.

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Chanel x Nana Komatsu, The Movie

It’s the idea of a Japanese woman in Paris, with a spirit of light-heartedness and freedom. In the way she moves in the video there is a sense of wonder, a sense of displacement and belonging” (Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Design Scene)

Everywhere to be seen on the walls of Le Grand Palais in Paris, on display on each and every Chanel site all over the world, actress, model and Chanel House Ambassador Komatsu Nana was at the center of the brand’s show that took place on Tuesday 7. Before the show started Chanel released a special movie, directed by famous photographers Inez and Vinoodh, starring the Japanese actress.

“Inez & Vinoodh masterfully took on the legendary Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? from 1966. The film withstood decades thanks to its signature fashion style and the work of director and photographer William Klein. The story follows a young model from the States living in Paris, back then played by Dorothy McGowan. For the session the set design was specially created to envision the apartment of the film’s star” (from Design Scene)

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