FASHION

Garden of Eden


Mert Marcus Eden
Photographer: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott Stylist: Alex White

If a serpent slithered through this fashion paradise, he’d find an Eighties-influenced Eve looking tempting in frilly shirts, baby-doll dresses and shredded jeans, along with overscaled necklaces and snake-inspired jewelry.

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Mert Marcus Eden

Vera Wang’s lurex, cotton and silk dress, at Vera Wang, New York. Early Halloween bracelet; Yves Saint Laurent belt.

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Mert Marcus Eden

Junya Watanabe Comme des Garcons’ polyester and wool jacket, at Susan, San Francisco and Burlingame, California; Ikram, Chicago; Comme des Garcons, New York; Tommy Hilfiger’s silk dress, at Tommy Hilfiger, tommy.com. Neil Lane earrings.

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Photographer: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott Stylist: Alex White
Mert Marcus Eden

Hermés’s silk georgette top and shorts, at Hermés, 800.441.4488, hermes.com. Gem Palace gold snake bracelet; Katherine Azarmi-rose snake bracelet.

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Photographer: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott Stylist: Alex White
Mert Marcus Eden

Dolce & Gabbana’s silk chiffon and tulle dress, 877.70.DGUSA, dolcegabbana.it. Lotus Arts de Vivre necklace.

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Mert Marcus Eden

Ralph Lauren Collection’s silk jacket, at select Ralph Lauren stores, ralphlauren.com; Balenciaga’s silk casimir trousers, by Nicolas Ghesquiere, at Balenciaga, New York. Martha O’brien necklace; Gucci shoes.

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Photographer: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott Stylist: Alex White
Mert Marcus Eden

Neil Lane comb, earrings and necklace.

BEAUTY NOTE: Clinique Blended Face Powder in Invisible Blend lets natural complexions shine through.

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Mert Marcus Eden

Roberto Cavalli’s cotton tunic and blouse, at Roberto Cavalli, robertocavalli.com; Maison Martin Margiela’s cotton shredded jeans, to order, at Ikram, Chicago. Cynthia Wolff bracelet.

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Photographer: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott Stylist: Alex White
Mert Marcus Eden

Just Cavalli’s cotton and silk blouse, at Abuco, Philadelphia; Neiman Marcus; Mark Walsh Leslie Chin’s cotton sateen corset, at Mark Walsh Leslie Chin Vintage, 914.963.1694; vintageluxury.com; Maison Martin Margiela’s cotton shredded jeans, to order, at Ikram, Chicago. Nancy Hankin necklace and bracelets.

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Photographer: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott Stylist: Alex White
Mert Marcus Eden

D&G’s cotton dress with metal and crystal detail, to order, 800.979.3038. Philip Treacy couture mask.

BEAUTY NOTE: Body by Sonya Dakar Nourishing Body Oil highlights and protects sensitive areas.

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Mert Marcus Eden

Prada’s leather dress, at select Prada stores, 888.977.1900. Neil Lane brooch.

BEAUTY NOTE: A touch of Alterna Hemp with Organics Hard Hold Styling Gel makes sculpting strands a cinch.

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Photographer: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott Stylist: Alex White
Mert Marcus Eden

Nina Ricci’s silk voile dress, at Barneys New York, New York; nina-ricci.fr; Junya Watanabe Comme des Garcons’ polyester and wool jacket, at Susan, San Francisco and Burlingame, California; Ikram, Chicago; Comme des Garcons, New York. Julie Wolfe brooch and ring.