Ellen von Unwerth "Fraulein": Not your Girls-Next-Door

Elisha Cuthber plays Danielle in "The Girl Next Door" (2004).

Elisha Cuthbert and Emile Hirsch in "The Girl Next Door" scene.

"They're not your Girls-Next-Door. Fashion and Fetish in a female fantasyland". Source: www.taschen.com

"Ellen von Unwerth book Fraulein proves that a woman can connect with another woman on a different level. As a model herself in the fashion industry for ten years, Ellen knows what it's like in the biz and what goes on behind the scenes. The bold and candid images in her new book showcase fetishism, nudes, romance and the freedom of being a sexually aware, free and desirable woman.While still keeping the imagery artistic and playful, Unwerth has captured the likes of Kate Moss, Dita von Teese, Eva Mendes, Natalie Portman, Lindsay Lohan, Vanessa Paradis, Adriana Lima and Britney Spears to name a few.Eva Green.Drew Barrymore.

Gracefully alternating from color images to black and white, the book's photographs of female icons will have your full attention. The women in the images are enchanting; you cannot help but gaze at them. Fantasy and effortless freewill pour out from the pages of her new book. Ellen von Unwerth has an invitation to this whimsical world that's actually living and breathing. She has captured the rare happenings and presents them to her viewers in beautiful form".Juliette Lewis.Kate Moss exploring her fridge.

"Fraulein is a term of endearment meant for young women. I think the title is just right.
Fraulein will be a much-coveted book this year that will keep you enthralled. With a limited edition of 1500 copies that are numbered and signed by Ellen herself, the book will be available just in time for the holidays from Taschen". Source: www.whatswear.com

"Born in Germany, in 1954, Ellen Von Unwerth has become one of the most influential fashion photographers in the world in the past few decades. Her images - whether color or black and white - are united by their production values and an impeccable sense of detail, but also for conveying a spontaneity that gleefully celebrates sexuality and femininity. Her photographs of female icons - including Kate Moss, Dita von Teese and Carla Bruni - often explore fantasies, featuring risque “props” such as a riding crop or handcuffs. The results are a fabulous mix of voyeurism and humor, teasing out the wilder nature of her subjects. Her new book Fraulein is available from Taschen". Source: www.eluxury.com

Ellen Von Unwerth at Mercedes-Benz Fall 2009 Fashion Week in Bryant Park, New York, on 15th February, 2009.

"Ellen von Unwerth was a supermodel before the term was invented, so she knows a thing or two about photographing beautiful women. Now one of the world's most original and successful fashion photographers, she pays homage to the
world's most delectable females in Fräulein.
This celebration of our era's sexiest female icons includes Claudia Schiffer, Kate Moss, Vanessa Paradis, Britney Spears, Eva Mendes, Lindsay Lohan, Dita von Teese, Adriana Lima, Carla Bruni, Eva Green, Christina Aguilera, Monica Bellucci and dozens more.They're Not Your Girls Next Door -
Fashion and fetish in a female fantasyland

Limited to 1,500 numbered copies, each signed by the photographer.
"An instant collector's item: Switching effortlessly between color and immaculate black and white, von Unwerth's photography revels in sexual intrigue, femininity, romance, fetishism, kitsch humor, decadence and sheer joie de vivre. Whether nude or in lingerie and a dazzling smile, her subjects are never objectified. Some flaunt personal fantasies; others are guarded, suggesting that we have stumbled into a secret world. Fashion and fantasy were never so enchantingly combined. These images were shot over the last 15 years and many are previously unpublished". Source: www.trendhunter.com