The pages of this year’s Calendar for the Embassy of Poland in Paris portray the dreamlike world of beauty – beauty symbolized by Dr Irena Eris. This unique calendar conveys luxury and elegance that can be admired throughout the year.
On every page you discover works by outstanding Polish fashion designers. These sublime photos sometimes evoke a truly fairy-tale atmosphere, always delighting you with their set design. All this is displayed in the impressive interiors of the residence of the Polish Ambassador in Paris (Hôtel de Monaco).
The 2014 calendar is the outcome of artistic collaboration between Mr. Tomasz Orłowski, the Polish Ambassador to France, his wife Ms. Aleksandra Orłowska, and a photographer Piotr Stokłosa. This year Dr Irena Eris has joined the project.
The concept behind the calendar is to promote Poland through beauty. Beauty, which is embodied by Dr Irena Eris, the only Polish brand linked to France by its membership in the prestigious Comité Colbert. This French association of luxurious brands opened its doors to Dr Irena Eris in 2012, in appreciation of the brand’s luxury, reliability, and perfect quality, an in recognition of the fact that Dr Irena Eris represents timeless values and ideals such as respect for tradition and ethical conduct.
Fashion designers who contributed to the project: Dawid Woliński, Magdalena Frąckowiak, Maciej Zień, Tomaotomo, UEG, Monika Błażusiak, Gosia Baczyńska, Krzysztof Stróżyna, Serafin Andrzejak, Katarzyna Konieczka, Lidia Kalita, Mariusz Przybylski, La Mania, and Pajonk.
The crew: Piotr Stokłosa, photography; Agnieszka Ścibior, styling; Daria Ślusarczyk, make-up / B Agency; Magdalena Tucholska, hair; Anna Szczęsna and Ula Wasielewska, set design / Witalis; Patrycja Gardygajło, model / D’vision; Michał Grzywacz, film production; Karolina Limbach, assistant to stylist; Magdalena Plowucha, Magdalena Ławniczak, and Vincent Kronental, assistants to photographer; Mateusz Niechoda, retouching / PictureLab; Marcin Mazan, graphic design; and Krzysztof Chmielewski, www.les-secrets-de-lambassade.eu.
Special thanks to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pascal Potain of Moderne Studio, Agnieszka Wąsowicz of Fluid Studio, Elżbieta Burdzy, Joanna Łodygowska, Piotr Błoński, Paweł Walicki, and Joanna Sobierajska.