ATLAS: The Lion photographed by Tim Walker, styled by Katie Grand for LOVE #10 F/W 2013
“ ‘I had said to Tim we were celebrating our fifth anniversary and I wanted a cinematic quality to the images. He came in to the office and said: ‘I’d love to shoot a lion,’ and I said ‘Great’. Fast forward a few weeks, add a few hundred thousand pounds’ worth of Dolce & Gabbana and you have a set of those extraordinary images Grand is known for creating. ‘It all seemed to work, the lion, Edie, Karen and the grandeur of the clothes,’ she (Katie Grand) says.
Although lion-taming is obviously not without it’s scarier moments. ‘Much, much more terrifying than you can imagine,’ is Grand’s direct description. ‘On the last day we were all sitting on the stairs and Atlas was in the hall, we were behind this huge scaffolding and he charged at where we were sitting. Me and Karen (Elson) ended up hiding in the airing cupboard!’
‘There was a moment when he tried to escape and everyone locked themselves in the bathroom out of fear,’ recalls Edie Campbell.” via