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Fashion’s happiest couple in stunning spring looks

Fashion's happiest couple in stunning spring looks

It wasn’t hard for real-life couple Andreea Diaconu and Simon Nessman to get into character on a shoot with Cass Bird portraying a romantic weekend in East Hampton. In fact, Bird gets credit for setting up the pair in the first place, according to Diaconu. Although the two first met in 2008, it wasn’t until Bird asked to photograph them together for an ad campaign a few years ago that something more than a friendship developed. “[Cass] booked us in because she thought we would have great chemistry, but since we were both recently single, maybe we had too much chemistry,” Diaconu recalled. “It was so embarrassing that the client decided not to take pictures [of us] together.” Although filming didn’t exactly go to plan, Diaconu, who is Romanian, and Nessman, originally from British Columbia, bonded over their shared passion for coastal ecology and public health. They married in July 2020 and now live in Tofino, Canada.Diaconu meanwhile is pursuing studies at Columbia University in New York.

In this photoshoot, the duo’s laid-back attitudes shine through the casual canvas of the garment. Stylist Katelyn Gray dressed the pair in dark colors, tailored suits and oversized sweaters from Prada, Louis Vuitton, The Row and Celine by Hedi Slimane, among others. “I’ve been wearing the same jeans and two sweaters for about three years now, so I’d say I [stepped] into a more refined persona,” says Diaconu. —Natalia Barr

Alaïa coat, $5,600, Maison-Alaia.com and Dior shorts, price on request, select Dior boutiques, Le Monde Beryl shoes, $465, LeMondeBeryl.com, Falke socks, $19, Falke.com and the designer’s necklace.

The one she dreams of – while taking sunny walks in an easy coat. On her: Celine jacket by Hedi Slimane, $2,550 and skirt, $1,800, Celine.com, Khaite bralette, $520, Khaite.com, and Sophie Buhai necklace, price on request, SophieBuhai.com, Falke socks, 19 $, Falke.com. On him: Dior Men jacket, $3,700, and pants, $2,150, Dior.com, Ralph Lauren Purple Label shoes, $660, RalphLauren.com.

Valentino top, $800 and shorts, $980, select Valentino boutiques and designer necklace. On him: a Margaret Howell sweater, $360, MargaretHowell.co.uk, The Row trousers, $1,590, TheRow.com, Nessman’s own ring (worn everywhere) and a vintage belt.

A flared skirt and cute Mary Janes or playful shorts keep things fun. Tory Sport sweater, $598, TorySport.com, Louis Vuitton dress, price on request, LouisVuitton.com, Le Monde Beryl shoes, $465, LeMondeBeryl.com, Falke socks, $19, Falke.com.

Savor the simple pleasures of cozy knits in the first rays of spring. Alexander McQueen sweater, $1,690, AlexanderMcQueen.com, and Salvatore Ferragamo pants, $860, Ferragamo.com.

On her: Balenciaga sweater, $1,250, Balenciaga.com, Gabriela Hearst dress, $2,690, GabrielaHearst.com, and Patricia Von Musulin earrings, $1,800, PatriciaVonMusulin.com. On him: The Row coat, $3,750 and shirt, $2,990, TheRow.com, and Gucci pants, $1,300, Gucci.com, Ralph Lauren shoes, $660, RalphLauren.com.

On her: Celine by Hedi Slimane sweater, $1,150, Celine.com, Victoria Beckham shirt, $490, VictoriaBeckham.com, The Row skirt, $2,590, TheRow.com, Le Monde Beryl shoes, $465, LeMondeBeryl. com and Falke socks, $19, Falke.com. On him: Salvatore Ferragamo coat, $3,500, and pants, $860, Ferragamo.com, Ralph Lauren Purple Label shoes, $660, RalphLauren.com.

Put on an easy-to-wear jacket or sweater to avoid lingering chills. Louis Vuitton jacket, $3,450 and pants, $1,090, LouisVuitton.com, Buck Mason sweater, $195, BuckMason.com, and APC AirPods case, $185, APC-US.com, Ralph Lauren Purple Label shoes, 660 $, RalphLauren.com.

On her: Prada sweater, $1,750, Prada.com, Akris shirt, $1,390, Nordstrom.com, Sophie Buhai large gold pendant, $775, SophieBuhai.com, James Colarusso silver chain, $225, JamesColarusso. com and the stylist’s little pendant. On him: Lemaire blazer, $750, and shirt, $520, US.Lemaire.fr.

Chic pants and gray tops are always a good thing. On her: Prada sweater, $1,750, Prada.com, Akris pants, $1,590, Nordstrom.com, Artemas Quibble belt, $985, Artemas-Quibble.com, Le Monde Beryl shoes, $465, LeMondeBeryl.com, Falke socks, $19, Falke.com. On him: Lemaire blazer, $750, and pants, $630, US.Lemaire.fr. Models, Andreea Diaconu at DNA Model Management and Simon Nessman at IMG Models; hair, Naeemah LaFond; makeup, Romy Soleimani; scenography, George Kolasa.

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