With models touting perfectly red painted lips, seductive stares and a playful sensuality, Ellen von Unwerth captures moments of sublime female sexuality in her new hardcover, Fräulein. In this collection of photos spanning fifteen years of von Unwerth’s work, women are portrayed as cute, assertive, overtly sexual, soft and contemplative to explore all expressions of sexuality. Bedroom antics take center stage and the always naked or scantily clad women exert a self confidence and a lack of vulnerability that define their power; it is what makes them so irresistible. A former supermodel turned fashion photographer, von Unwerth singularly understands sex, beauty and desire and how to translate it into a photo to create a truly artistic piece; it’s a unique perspective few can claim. The book celebrates and personifies femininity, and with it this generation’s most alluring actresses, supermodels, musicians, artists and celebrities including 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, Naomi Campbell, Milla Jovovich, Drew Barrymore and many more. Fräulein is an investigation into the varying expressions of sexuality through fashion, and fantasy. It is clear that von Unwerth is illustrating an undeniable truth: fashion = fantasy = sex = desire. Get it at Taschen’s store for $70.

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