'Glad Rag Doll' Cover Revealed
Diana Krall has collaborated with Academy Award winning costume designer, Colleen Atwood and acclaimed photographer, Mark Seliger to create a series of beautiful and striking images for Krall’s new album, “Glad Rag Doll”. They are inspired by Alfred Cheney Johnston’s pictures of the girls of the Ziegfeld Follies taken during the 1920s.
Said Krall, “If there was an era to which I could choose to go back in time, it would be the 1920s, just because of the whole wildness of it all.”
Speaking of her collaborators, Diana said, “I had admired Colleen’s work in “Chicago” and “Edward Scissorhands” and worked with her for both my appearance in the Johnny Depp movie about John Dillinger, “Public Enemies” and on Tony Bennett’s 80th birthday television spectacular. Colleen understood exactly what I was trying to achieve with the choice of costume.”
The cover image of the album, “Glad Rag Doll” – out October 2nd on Verve – was shot by Mark Seliger, who also photographed Diana for her 2004 album “The Girl In The Other Room”.
Said Krall, “Mark is someone I admire and trust completely in creating something that I have had in my
head for years; photographs that echo images of the Ziegfeld Girls, as well as making reference to photographs from the late 1970s.”
Seliger has shot countless remarkable cover images for Vanity Fair, GQ and Rolling Stone. The most recent collection of his work, “Listen” was published in October of 2010.
Although many of the songs on “Glad Rag Doll” were also written and first performed in the 1920s and ‘30s, Krall says, “There was never any thought of simply recreating what was already done in the past.”
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