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In the world of dance few names resonate as deeply as Kazuo Ohno; the founder of

Butoh revolutionized dance in and out of Japan by pushing artistic boundaries

throughout his expansive career. With his precise movements and dramatic full-body

makeup, Ohno’s distinctive visual signatures have also been a source of inspiration

within the world of fashion. Image maker Barnaby Roper looks to Ohno in this

inventive original beauty story for starring Chiharu Okunugi. 

With makeup artist Mariel Barrera, hair stylist Esther Langham and stylist Keegan Singh

recreating Ohno’s stark look as Chiharu poses up a storm, the inventive story truly

captures the spirit and feel of one of the true masters of


Photography by Barnaby Roper (Cadence NY)

Model Chiharu Okunugi @ NY Model Management

Styling by Keegan Singh

Hair by Esther Langham

Makeup by Mariel Barrera using Chanel

Manicure by Holly Falcone using Tom Ford Beauty

Producer Brie Walsh @ Cadence NY

Intro by Janelle Okwodu

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