MANILA – Dior has tapped a Filipina photographer to shoot the French luxury brand’s Spring-Summer 2020 collection.
National Geographic photographer Hannah Reyes Morales was credited by Dior for taking shots of its newest line, which was unveiled during Paris Fashion Week 2019.
“See a selection of looks from the Dior Spring-Summer 2020 collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri, as immortalized by Hannah Reyes Morales just before they emerged on the runway,” read a post on Dior’s official Instagram page.
In a video released by Dior, Morales said she was “very surprised” when the brand asked her to do the project.”
“It was just interesting to see how, you know, my process in photojournalism is worlds away from the processes of how people are doing fashion,” she said. “But at the same time, [I was looking forward to] seeing how we can collaborate and seeing how we can cross-pollinate.”
“I’ve never worked with models, to [make people pose] like that,” she added. “And [I haven’t tried] working with a set that’s… it’s not a backdrop, it’s literally a breathing set. It’s plants, it’s trees. They’re just fascinating.”