Roman Holiday, Rome 1991

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Roman Holiday, Marie Claire Magazine, Rome 1991

In Roman Holiday – a story shot in Rome for Marie Claire, inspired by William Wyler’s 1953 movie, starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck – we tried to recreate the scene in which rebelling Princess Anne realizes that this is the first day she’ll spend in freedom after escaping from the strict schedule at the palace.

We made a picture of our Princess on the balcony of her hotel room, which was just opposite mine. Stylist Maarten Spruyt had dressed up the place with flowers and plants that he had found in the hotel lobby, but the dilapidation of the rear side of the building, and the miserable condition of the electrical utilities kept putting themselves in the foreground. Prominently.

It didn’t seem to disturb Her Royal Highness at all: “Free at last!”


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